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UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women has been implementing a joint project with UNFPA,  Women and girls at the centre of gender-based violence prevention and response in Kachin State, Myanmar in collaboration with implementing partners. The project is funded by the French Government and aims to respond to the emergency needs of women and girls who experience gender-based violence (GBV), to provide livelihoods support, access to lifesaving services and to promote GBV accountability in humanitarian contexts.

Under the joint project with UNFPA, UN Women will provide capacity building training for local women’s groups and business women in Kachin State. First, Introduction training to Business Knowledge Enhancement for Community Women’s Groups to connect community women’s groups with the local women’s business networking group in Kachin State for sustainability. In this regard, to ensure long – term sustainability  the  project  will  support  women’s groups to be ready to boost their economic status and initiate  small – scale  enterprises  in future endeavors in terms of skills, knowledge, and market linkages; and second, GBV and Business in Leadership Training for those  business women’s groups in Kachin state especially in Myintkyina to improve their skills in particular “ transformative feminist leadership skills” and  extend their networking.

Against this backdrop, UN Women would like to recruit a National Consultant for two trainings for five days: Introduction training of Business Knowledge Enhancement for Community Women Groups in Kachin State and GBV & Business in Leadership Training for Business Women’s groups in Kachin State. 

The consultant will be reporting to Program Specialist – Humanitarian Assistant collaborating with Project Manager for these two trainings: Introduction Training of Business Knowledge Enhancement for Community Women’s Groups in Kachin State and GBV & Business in Leadership Training for Businesswomen groups in Kachin State. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative, and the direct supervision of Program Specialist – Humanitarian Assistant, the National Consultant will perform the following responsibilities / scopes of work.

  1. Prepare and develop training design and contents for Power Point Presentation
  1. Desk review of relevant materials and reference related to the French Contribution project of FCA/Pyo’ materials to identify training contents that would be useful for the participants.
  2. Develop training design and contents in consultation with the Program Specialist and UN Women team
  3. Develop pre and post training evaluations.  
  4. Share the draft training contents and pre- post training evaluations
  5. Revise the training content and pre-post tests based on inputs and re – submit
  6. Finalize the training content and pre-post tests as advised
  1. Prepare and develop powerpoint presentations based on the two trainings content,
  1. Develop power point presentations in English and Myanmar version, using  existing relevant materials and other reference
  2. Share the draft power point presentations for review and inputs of UN Women team
  3. Revise presentations based on inputs and re – submit
  4. Finalize presentations as advised
  1. Provide two trainings in Myintkyina as follows:

      Introduction to Business Knowledge Enhancement for Women in Myintkyina ( 2.5 days)

  Day 1: Time management and organizational skills: Train how to prioritize tasks, staying on schedule, and balancing work and personal responsibilities.

 Day 2: Communication Skill : Help them improve their ability to communicate effectively with current customers in hometown, acquiring new customers from out of hometown, suppliers, business contacts

  Day 3: Basic sales skills, budgeting, making profit and separating budget from personal expenses. 

 

     GBV and Business Leadership Training in Myintkyina Township (2.5 days)

 Day 1 : GBV training

 Day 2: Transformative Feminist Leadership skills training

 Day 3: Action plan and Networking

 

  1. Submit the final copies of the training report with following annexes:
  1. Training Report including Pre – Post evaluation
  2. Developed Power Points in English and Myanmar version
  3. Developed other IEC materials
  4. Pre – Post Questionnaires

 

 

Deliverables

 

Deliverables

Expected completion time (due day)

Payment Schedule (optional)

Draft the training design consulting with UN Women team

One day – The week of 1st July 2024

10 days worked to be paid 100% payment after the submission and acceptance of deliverables

Develop the presentation slides including pre – post evaluation questions

One day – The week of 1st July

Translate the slide presentations from English to Myanmar language

One day – First week of July 2024

Conduct two Trainings in Myintkyina Township

5 days – 8th to 12th July 2024

Draft and submit final report for review of UN Women for Training process documentation

Two days – The week of 15th July 2024

Submit the final copies of the training report with the following annexes:

  1. Final Training design/ content
  2. Final PowerPoints slides presentations (In English and Myanmar language)
  3. Documentation of the Training with corresponding pictures that include descriptions (all photos, handouts, report, pre/post questionnaires & evaluation )

 

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

  • This is home – based work  ( except for the mission to Myintkyina Township, Kachin State)

There will be a maximum of one trip to Myintkyina Township, Kachin State  to provide the trainings.

Competencies

Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 
  • Accountability 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Inclusive Collaboration 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Leading by Example 

 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  

 

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES: 

  • Strong knowledge, experience and understanding related to current Myanmar context, policies and practices in the fields of gender equality; Women in Economic Empowerment thematic area
  • Strong knowledge and experience related to curriculum development including training designs
  • Strong capacity building skills that includes, training needs assessments and analysis, facilitation and delivery of topics skills
  • Ability to interact with various experts working on humanitarian response and action and able to stir discussions that requires gendered inputs
  • Strong knowledge of gender mainstreaming, analysis and assessments in humanitarian action, pre- and post disaster actions.

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, gender or related discipline is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences course, related discipline, plus five years of work experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.;

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience on gender related work; curriculum and training design, development, organizing and facilitation; report writing and documentation of activities;
  • Has at least 5 years work experience in humanitarian response and Women Business Net working
  • Has at least 5 years work experience in facilitating, coordinating trainings and delivering topics as resource person on any gender related areas of work
  • Excellent command of training related softwares and virtual training platforms
  • Experience of working with and in collaboration with UN Agencies, local and international organizations is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and partners, including civil society and grassroots organization.
  • Experience working in Myanmar and have a good understanding of the socio-economic and political situation of the country is strongly desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar language is required.

How to apply:

  • Personal CV or P11 (P11 can be downloaded from: )
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page)
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.

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