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Trainer on Gender-Sensitive Indicators

Location: Home-based with travel to Secretariat
Closing date: 23 February 2018
Contract duration: 20 days

The Commonwealth’s commitment to gender equality draws on international commitments for the realisation of women’s rights enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action, the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Commonwealth four priorities on gender equality and related targets.  It provides the framework for members to advance gender equality, consolidate achievements, address challenges and respond to global priorities and emerging concerns.

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Strategic Plan 2017/18 – 2020/21 is committed to gender mainstreaming and it is mandatory for staff to integrate gender into the Secretariat’s programmes, projects, systems and processes. To strengthen the implementation of gender mainstreaming, the Commonwealth Secretariat wishes to organise a number of capacity building workshops (to be determined at inception phase) on the importance and development (how to) of gender sensitive indicators.

The training will play a significant advocacy role, motivating staff to mainstream gender in their projects and programmes and to help them understand the need to allocate sufficient resources, design activities with measurable results and set clear targets and indicators. The services of an experienced trainer/facilitator of gender mainstreaming are therefore required to deliver these training sessions for staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The goal of the initiative is to contribute to better results for the Secretariat’s work programme by:

  1. Integrating gender analysis into assessment, programme design, implementation and monitoring of programmes/projects and policy-work;
  2. Strengthen the capacity of staff to systemically integrate and apply gender assessment, planning and monitoring tools into their work plans and activities at all levels;
  3. Ensure gender aspects are included in proposals; and
  4. Enhance the Secretariat’s global understanding of how to integrate gender into work programmes for sustainable development

Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for full details.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven track record in planning and delivering trainings on gender analysis, monitoring gender in programmes, gender sensitive-indicators to senior government officials or other groups of decision-makers in the private sector or civil society;
  • High facilitation skills, especially on enabling participants use Gender Responsive Budgeting and other gender mainstreaming tools;
  • Excellent skills in preparing, facilitating and delivering training to a diversified audience;
  • Some understanding of the gender context in Commonwealth
  • Experience working with government institutions and international development organisations; and
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

If you would like to apply, please submit a CV, covering letter, and a proposal outlining your budget. This opportunity is open to both individuals and consultantcies.

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Terms of reference