The UN Gender Equality Theme Group (GETG), co-chaired by UN Women and UNFPA, is a technical advisory and advocacy group on gender equality and Empowerment of Women and girls within the UN. GETG plays a vital role in the inter-agency Coordination for coherent joint UN action on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and support to UN Country Team (UNCT) in ensuring accountability to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Gender Mainstreaming and human rights-based approach are the two key programming principles of the UN. The Secretary General has also made prevention of sexual harassment and abuse of authority a priority across the UN. The United Nations (UN) system is committed to upholding a work environment free of any form of discrimination and harassment, including Sexual Harassment (SH), and Abuse of Authority (AA). Sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct that undermines the core values of the United Nations. In March 2018, the UN Country Team (UNCT) Bangladesh formulated an Action Plan on Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority (PSHAA). As part of the Action Plan, the UNCT took a significant step by undertaking a Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) to gauge knowledge, attitude and practices of the UN staff members and personnel, and institutional capacity of UN organizations in Bangladesh to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and abuse of authority for a gender equitable and respectful work environment of the highest standards. Among the major findings of the assessment and as agreed by the UNCT, it is recommended to organize in-person trainings in interactive format for gender sensitization and to better understand and contextualize SH and AA. The CNA report also recommends organizing a Training of Trainers (TOT) with a select group of UN staff and personnel that will become the pool of trainers to conduct trainings in each agency. In this context, UN Women as Chair of UN GETG is looking for a suitable consultant to develop the training module and conduct a TOT for selected staff from UN Agencies. Purpose: The objective of the assignment is to respond to the CNA findings by developing a PSHAA training module and organize a TOT for a select group of staff from different UN agencies to become trainers to conduct regular training in their own organization. Specific Objectives:Apply Now
- To develop a training module with easy, understandable, clear and contextualized contents on PSHAA.
- To conduct a TOT with the selected UN agency staff to provide them with in-depth orientation on the module and equip them with information, guidelines and interactive methodologies for rolling out the training in their respective agencies.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the overall guidance of UN Women Country Representative and supervision of the GETG Secretariat and Gender Affairs Advisor, RCO, the consultant will be responsible to:
- Review the UN agency SH policy Mapping report, CNA report, online training modules and other documents to learn and extract needful information and findings from the existing guidance and mechanisms in place for UN staff and personnel.
- Carry out a brief needs assessment of the agencies through survey/interview of selected staff and personnel to collect information on the gender, diversity, SHAA related understanding and practices in their own organization.
- Based on the documents review, needs assessment and CNA report findings, develop a training module for a one-day orientation covering issues like gender/diversity, unequal power relations, defining harassment, relevant gender/SH policies of UN, national/international legal instruments, workplace conducts and mediation techniques etc
- Test the module in a day-long workshop with selected representatives from UN Agencies and GETG members and incorporate any changes accordingly.
- Finalize the module.
- Organize and conduct a day-long TOT with the selected representatives from UN agencies.
- Prepare a brief report on the major takeaways and suggested way forwards from the TOT workshop
- UN Women will provide the Consultant with the relevant studies, reports, policies and documents required for the desk review.
- UN Women will coordinate the UN agencies for nomination of representatives from UN agencies and provide support in liaising with agencies for survey/interview.
- UN Women will support the consultant with logistical arrangements for the testing workshop and TOT.
- Respect for Diversity
- Communication – Facilitates and encourages open and effective communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement – Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively with stakeholders of different backgrounds
- Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and deliver outputs in accordance with agreed time, costs and quality standards.
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues- Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment,
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Ability to conduct training and orientations
- Strong skills and experiences in communicating and presenting ideas for training development
- Consistent approach of work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates openness to ideas and ability to manage complexities of the situations.
Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences such as gender studies/ development studies/sociology/ anthropology/ political science etc.
- Minimum 05 years of experience working with gender and development related organization
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting need assessments and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials etc.
- Substantive experience in delivering training and orientations, TOT related to gender and diversity, gender-based violence, sexual harassment etc.
- Previous work with UN.
- UN Personal History Form;
- Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);
- Security Certificate BSAFE: EN: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891;
- Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;
- Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.