United Nations UN WOMEN Jobs – Senior National Consultant at United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Organisation: United Nations Entity for Gender
Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Kampala, Uganda
of Contract:
Standard Service Agreement
Principal Women and
Development Officer
UN WOMEN in partnership
with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is recruiting A
SENIOR NATIONAL CONSULTANT to coordinate the review of the Affirmative Action
Strategy in Uganda. The concept of affirmative strategy has been entrenched in
the Constitution of Uganda in 1995 which provides for gender balance and fair
representation of marginalized groups. The Uganda Gender policy provides a
framework for identification, implementation and coordination of activities
designed to achieve gender equality. Consequently, the Ministry of Gender,
Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) plans to undertake a study to establish
the extent to which the affirmative action policy has achieved its desired
Affirmative action is a
temporary goal to enable bridge the gap in areas in which inequalities exist.
Following the implementation of the affirmative action for over 20 years in
Uganda, the Government intends to evaluate its effectiveness in promotion of
gender equality in fields/ areas where it has been implemented. It is therefore
in this regard that under the Joint Programme on Gender Equality funded by DFID
the Ministry of Gender. Labour and Social Development is commissioning a study
of the affirmative action strategy
 The review will be undertaken with specific emphasis
on women as a focus group. In addition the review will focus on the following
key sectors, social development, education, trade and industry, agriculture,
water, justice law and order, local governments, uniformed services, political
governance. Furthermore. Consultative meetings will be conducted with key
stakeholders including Government Officials, Parliament, Local Governments,
academia and civil society.
  • Under
    the direct Supervision of Principal Women and Development Officer, with an
    Overall objective to review the progress of promoting gender equality in
    Uganda through affirmation action measures, the Specific objectives for
    this consultancy are to,
  • Determine
    the extent to which affirmative action approaches and strategic
    interventions have been implemented
  • Identify
    areas in which affirmative action strategies for empowerment of women will
    need to be deepened, up scaled or dropped.
  • Make
    recommendations for improving the effectiveness of affirmative action
    approaches in promoting gender equality in Uganda.
  • Inception
    report that detail how the review of affirmative action will be undertaken
  • A
    Draft report on review of the affirmative action policy in promoting
    gender equality and women empowerment in Uganda.
  • Validation
    workshops and report
  • A
    final report on review of the affirmative action policy in promoting
    gender equality and women empowerment in Uganda.
Skills & Experience:
  • A
    Masters Degree in Development Studies or equivalent (Gender and Women
    Studies an added advantage)
  • At
    least ten (10) years of experience in research and analytical work in the
    field of gender and development
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of programming issues within the field of Gender and Women
  • Knowledge
    of the Ugandan Affirmative Action Policies
  • Demonstrated
    ability to analyze and synthesize vast amount of information
  • Strong
    reporting skills both written and verbal
  • Tracked
    experience in coordinating team work
  • Excellent
    analytical facilitation skills
to Apply:
All interested and qualified
Uganda nationals should submit an expression of interest to undertake the
consultancy and include the following; A detailed CV and a cover letter stating
why you want to do this work, your capacity and experience, financial proposal
and available start date clearly indicating the position applied for  via E-mail to:  adjaratou.fatou.ndiaye@unwomen.org
United Nations Entity For Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women Vacancy
28th June, 2013
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