Training of Trainers on Political Leadership & Candidate Training in Ethiopia
Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline : 28-Mar-21
(Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : Four Days
Expected Duration of Assignment : Four Days
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Women's leadership and political participation is one of UN Women's primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. UN Women works to implement its Strategic Plan 2018-2021, Outcome 2, which focuses: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems. Specifically, UN Women focuses on increasing the number of women of all ages who are fully participating, leading and engaging in political institutions and processes; it also focuses on increasing the political participation and leadership of young women, indigenous women and women with disabilities. These efforts are designed to guide countries towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 5.5: "ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life."
UN Women HQ has developed a Manual for Political Leadership and Candidate Training. It is a tool for delivering a comprehensive training curriculum designed to support UN Women's programmes on women's political empowerment and leadership, specifically by helping expand the pool of qualified women willing to run a campaign, win and serve in elective office. The Manual is intended for use by UN Women Country Offices and the lead trainer(s)/implementing partners they select to deliver the training curriculum as part of broader women's political participation programming implemented by UN Women. The curriculum is adaptable to women political aspirants and leaders in a variety of contexts. It is designed for women beginning their careers, and more experienced women politicians looking to sharpen their skills.
In Ethiopia, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) works with key stakeholders including with National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, gender machineries and local CSO's including Network of Ethiopian Women Association (NEWA) towards enhancing the leadership capacities of aspiring and women that are already in leadership positions. Considering the upcoming general election in Ethiopia, and that election is a process which requires continued attention to ensure that women are equally represented and effectively participating in electoral processes, UN Women has been working to enhance the capacity of women members of political parties on the areas of political leadership and campaigning skills. In line with this and with a view to expand its national network of trainers qualified on women's political participation and facilitate the contextualization of the training materials to the country's context, UN Women ECO is organizing a Training of Trainers (TOT) for qualified trainers working in Ethiopia on March 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Up to 20 experienced trainers on gender equality, elections and women's political participation will be selected through a competitive process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn UN Women's curriculum, deliver some of its components and receive a certificate upon completion of the four-day programme. Selected participants will have the opportunity to join UN Women Ethiopia's roster of Political Leadership and Candidate trainers.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The training curriculum contains five Modules covering 18 sessions on core political leadership and campaign skill areas: (1) Preparation and leadership (Transformative leadership; the decision to run; "your story"; the constituency, the political landscape, office, and electoral laws; political parties; and running ?as a? woman); ?(2) Communications (Creating a message; public speaking; creating a communications plan; promoting the interests of your political party; and talking about gender equality and women's empowerment); (3) Fundraising and financial planning (Finding donors and asking for money; fundraising tools and plan; and women's fundraising networks); (4) Voter contact (Goal setting and targeting; and voter/constituent engagement); and (5) Campaign management (Campaign plan; campaign team; and campaign budget).
The TOT will cover four days. On the first day, master and co-trainers will cover the core elements of each of the five Modules, adding exercises and content specific to training techniques and considerations. Participants, who will have received the Manual in advance of the TOT, will have the opportunity to deliver mini versions of selected training sessions and activities on the remaining days.
Duties and Responsibilities
After attending the TOT, participants will:
- Be familiar with UN Women's curriculum on women's political leadership and candidate training;
- Know how to organize and run a training on political leadership and campaigning for women political aspirants and candidates;
- Understand the regional and global political context, including normative frameworks on political rights, for promoting gender balance in decision-making bodies;
- Know core skill areas women need to engage in leadership contests and run competitive campaigns, including preparation, message and communications, voter contact and targeting, resource mobilization and campaign management;
- Be able to apply knowledge and skills as trainers for women's political empowerment and leadership, specifically to support increasing technical skills of women to engage in leadership contests; and
- Have the opportunity to be considered to join UN Women Ethiopia's roster of political leadership and candidate trainers (Note: participation in the TOT, is not a guarantee of roster membership.)
Have the opportunity to be considered to join UN Women Ethiopia's roster of political leadership and candidate trainers (Note: participation in the TOT, is not a guarantee of roster membership.)
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
Required Skills and Experience
- At least three years' professional experience as a trainer on gender equality, elections and/or political participation.
- Personal and professional political experience will be considered in lieu of professional training experience.
- Substantive knowledge of and experience in women's political participation, elections and
- Campaign planning and women's leadership, generally.
- Experience in working and communicating in a multicultural environment.
- Demonstrated political impartiality and no current partisan political affiliation.
- Currently working in Ethiopia or East Africa.
- Training certification or accreditation from relevant international and regional training programmes such as BRIDGE, country accredited trainings, and UN Women country office commissioned training programmes are considered assets.
- Fluency in written and oral English and Amharic is required.
- Knowledge of other local languages is an asset.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION & SELECTION PROCESS: 1. A completed Application Form: https://forms.gle/1Fg2SH1RKXLRGTJN8
2. UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
3. Two (2) Professional References such as supervisors, co-trainers or former trainees
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