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:
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:
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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