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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.
The UN Women Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men. The gender capacity-development programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of capacity-development strategies and techniques, the TC makes maximum use of on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and an active learning approach.
The Training Centre also promotes articulation and knowledge exchange among gender training specialists and other relevant groups and the development of tools and materials in the area of training for gender equality. It supports the documentation of existing good practices and innovative processes, as well as discussion and analysis of training methodologies and approaches directed towards contributing to ongoing capacity development as a concrete means for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Communications can be a powerful catalyst for political, social and economic transformation. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), clearly recognized the potential of communications to make a greater contribution to the advancement of women and gender equality. The Declaration called on governments and international organizations to take action to address gender stereotyping and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems. In order to assist governments and international organizations in undertaking this task, UN Women Training Centre shall develop a training course aimed at: (i) highlighting the need for reflecting gender perspectives in communications and media content, and (ii) strengthening capacities of communications practitioners to strategize communications for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The objective of this consultancy is to conceptualize a course on communications for gender equality. The consultancy includes tasks such as: conducting a training need assessment and mapping existing work related to this topic, and developing a concept note and detailed outline for the course.
Duties and Responsibilities
the direct supervision of the Training and Capacity Development
Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following
activities and deliverables:
|Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Ethics and Values:
Required Skills and Experience