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.
UN Women Background
UN 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.
UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:
• Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
• Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
• All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
• Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action
UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
Center of Excellence for Gender Equality
Established in Seoul in 2022 with support from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea, the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality (the Center) seeks to function as a ‘knowledge hub’ to facilitate research, education and training, sharing of innovations and lessons learned, networking, and development of multi-stakeholder partnerships for the achievement of gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region. The Centre aims to contribute to operationalizing normative frameworks on gender equality and the empowerment of women, informing innovative approaches to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), transforming harmful social norms in the fast-changing and unique social landscape of Asia and the Pacific, and forging partnerships across sectors. The Centre’s working language is English, and it offers an international working environment, while Korean language skills are required for this particular consultancy, given the nature of the work involved.
In 2023, the Centre will implement its annual work plan with various training, research, and partnership-building activities. It plans to host several large-scale international/regional meetings and training in Seoul with overseas participants from Asia and the Pacific region. In this context, the Center is looking for a qualified national training consultant who will work closely with the Gender Training Specialist to provide technical and logistic support for the organization of the training and programme activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the consultancy
The objective of the consultancy is to ensure that the training and capacity development activities under the CoE AWP will be implemented in high quality.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Gender Training Specialist, the consultant will perform multi-task, with practical skills with related trainings and events organization for UN Women. In particular, the consultant must be able to creatively prepare, and efficiency organize training events with the international participants from Asia and the Pacific Region. The consultant needs to have good communications skills in both Korean and English, so as to support various training and capacity development activities of the Center.
The consultant is working closely with the Gender Training Specialist and in close collaboration with other CoE staff to to provide support to all aspects of the training and capacity development activities. The consultant must have an independent, problem-solving mindset, with proactive attitude to overcome any operational challenges along the way, by working closely with all members of the Center.
The specific tasks of the consultant:
Other tasks requested by the Gender Training Specialist to ensure the deliverables for the Annual Work Plan.
Duration of Assignment: The tentative contractual period is from 1 April 2023 to 30 March 2024 with maximum 20 working days per months.
Duty Station: The consultant is expected to come to the office four days per week and one day will be working from home. The consultant may need to come to the training venue when the training activities are organized and attend meetings outside of the CoE Office if required to prepare for the activities. If there is requirement for travelling, the work-related travel of UN Women’s SSA consultant is considered as official mission and will be arranged by UN Women in line with UN Women’s Travel Policy.
Expected deliverables and schedule of payment
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
It is important that the consultants shares the core values and core competencies of the organization.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Application Evaluation Criteria
Application Procedure and Deadline
Candidates are requested to send the following documents in one application email to firstname.lastname@example.org and with copy to email@example.com before 22 March 2023.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing: