The African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) programme was implemented by UN Women in collaboration with the African Union Commission and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is designed to expose and equip young girls with digital literacy, CODING and personal development skills.
The first phase of the AGCCI included Coding Camps in countries across Africa targeting young girls aged between 17 – 20 years. The first Coding Camp was held in Addis Ababa 2018 with 88 young girls from 32 AU Member States. Followed by a regional coding camp in South Africa and national coding camps in three different regions of Ethiopia that targeted 444 girls.
Furthermore, AGCCI also engaged in Mainstreaming ICT, coding and gender into the national curricula by closely working with Ministries of Education and ICT in countries across Africa. The first AGCCI Mainstreaming of ICT, Coding and Gender into National Curricula training workshop was held in Addis Ababa in July 2019. The training targeted focal persons from various relevant ministry personnel, from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology or Ministry of ICT from nine African countries. The Training of Trainers (ToT) session for attendees was conducted to provide skills that will allow them to be trainers and duplicate the training to the selected staff in their respective ministries in their countries.
In line with this, UN Women Ethiopia under its Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) program is implementing the African Girls Can Code Initiative Ethiopia project and intend to engage with Federal Ministry of Education to develop a manual on how to mobilize resources for Women Economic Empowerment on ICT and coding to support ministry staff in mobilizing resources.
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
To develop a manual on how to mobilize resources for Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) on ICT and coding to support ministry staff to mobilize resources. Hence, UN Women Ethiopia is seeking the services of a consultant to develop the manual. The finalized manual will then be printed for use by stakeholders at the national level in Ethiopia.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the consultant will be to provide scholarly and technical related services, including:
- Develop a detailed modality of no more than 30 pages on how to mobilize resources for Women Economic Empowerment on ICT to support ministry staff on how to mobilize resources for WEE in ICT and coding.
- The final manual should clearly and concisely establish a step by step guidance on how to mobilize resources for Women Economic Empowerment on ICT to support ministry staff on mobilizing resources.
- Subsequently, to better implement and for ease of the operationalization of the manual a short version is required specifying on a practical and actionable ways to present the manual to the relevant ministries preferably in the form of Power Point.
- A substantive revision and fact checking as appropriate and raising any related queries within the partners (UN Women and Federal Ministry of Education Ethiopia).
- Ensuring consistency of style and formal tone as well as clarity of expression while working on the manual and revision where necessary according to the inputs received from partners.
- Ensuring citation accuracy using footnotes. All references and sources should be correct, consistent, properly numbered, and appropriately positioned and formatted.
- Ensuring correlation between the list of acronyms and their occurrence throughout the text.
- Ensuring that figures, charts, graphs, boxes and tables are correctly identified and cross-referenced in the text, and that data from them are accurately reflected in the document.
ompliance of the UN Core Values:
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
- Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced qualifications in Social Sciences such as Gender and Women’s Studies, International Studies or related field. Additional qualifications in working on projects/programmes such as Girls in ICT, Coding or STEM is strongly preferred
- At least 10 years relevant experience
- Experience working on policy and/or research related to only girls in ICT; demonstrated skills in gender Analysis, particularly in relation to ICT and Coding.
- Substantial experience in content editing and writing as well as publication of manual/strategy of similar nature.
- Familiarity with UN and report writing style preferred.
- Demonstrated substantive and technical knowledge to meet requirements of the consultancy tasks.
- Excellent written and Oral Communication skills in English.
- Computer skills: full command of Microsoft Word.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.