National Consultant

at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 6, 2018
Category Training and Consultancy
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

National Consultant to Develop an Abridged Version, issue Papers and a Project Document for the Women in Business Project

Advertised on behalf of : UN WOMEN

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 13-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant

Background

UN Women (UNW), 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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In this regard, UN Women has combined efforts with the Women Business Organizations in Uganda under the auspices of Uganda Women Entrepreneur Association Limited (UWEAL), Business and Professional Women ( BPW), Public Sector Foundation Uganda ( PSFU), Women Advance Africa N

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work directly with the Executive Director, of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Limited with close supervision from the Programme Specialist UN Women.

The consultant is expected to analyze the comprehensive paper developed by the women business organizations and undertake the following:

Development of an abridged version with graphics
Development of issue papers on each of the four focus areas.
Develop a project document with a results framework and the budget
Present the draft documents to the validation team
Finalize the documents after addressing all the comments from the validation team

etwork (WAA) and African Women Agricultural Network to have a coordinated approach and voice to engage the relevant government ministries and agencies as well as the private sector on key pertinent issues that affect women entrepreneurs and women business organizations for purposes of improving the operating environment for women entrepreneurs as well as increasing their participation and profitability of their enterprises.

 

Skills

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Accountability
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example.

Experience Requirements

Experience in working with women business organizations and gender will be an added advantage.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Law or any other related discipline with 8 years experience
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