Training Specialist (For women police officials aspiring to join peacekeeping missions)
Location : Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline : 21-Oct-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 2 months with possible extension
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.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) strives to promote gender equality and women’s human rights, strengthen implementation of gender sensitive policy and legislation and eliminate all forms of violence against women. Attention is given to issues of excluded groups and their capacity to lobby so that these become part of mainstream decision making and planning. UN Women provides technical advisory and services regarding women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and participation, and gender integration in planning and budgeting. It works towards ensuring an effective UN response by strengthening the effectiveness, coordination, and quality of outputs on gender equality amongst the various stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
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, with financial assistance from Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany, has recently launched a project ‘Improving Gender Parity for Strengthening Gender Responsive Justice in Pakistan’. In order to improve women’s access to quality and survivor-centered justice, it is important to increase women’s participation and trust in the justice system. It is crucial to enhance women’s role and their involvement in the sector for strengthening gender-responsive justice in Pakistan. This project aims to strengthen delivery of gender-responsive justice by increasing gender parity within the justice sector institutions including Police, Judiciary, Bar and the Prosecution in the ICT, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah and Balochistan. There is a dire need to improve the working environment, so that women are incentivized to join and pursue a career in the security sector. To this end, gender-responsive facilities, and policies based on GRB guidelines are needed to facilitate women—especially recruitment policies of the police, levies force, judiciary and the bar councils. This will be done by improving the gender parity in these institutions and also by engaging the existing force in deeper dialogue and capacity building around gender responsive policing. The proposed initiative will help these institutions to improve their understanding and facilitate a conducive environment for professional growth of women in workforce with more focus on training and implementation of anti-harassment policies and human handling and gender sensitization. Mentoring opportunities for the women in these institutions will be supported to catalyse the reform processes like relaxation in recruitment criteria, age limit etc.
UN Women requires the services of a Training Specialist to design and deliver the orientation/sensitization sessions for women Police officials who aspire to join the peacekeeping missions. The consultant in consultation with the existing peacekeepers especially from the Police force will develop a manual to conduct these orientation/sensitization sessions. These sessions will essentially deliver information on requirements, procedures and nature of job for those who want to become part of peacekeeping missions particularly for women aspirants. Following the development of this manual, the consultant will deliver 2 two-days orientation/sensitization sessions for women police officials from KP and Balochistan. During these sessions, the consultant will also engage the existing peacekeepers who can provide hands-on information and share their experiences.
The assignment aims to provide orientation and mentoring support to women police officials to become part of peacekeeping missions so not only gender parity is enhanced in these missions, but women also gain new knowledge and skills to progress in their careers. The specific objectives are as follows:
- Providing women police officials orientation on requirements, procedures and nature of job for peacekeeping missions
- Providing women police officials an opportunity to interact with existing (or those who have served) in peacekeeping missions to share experiences and extend mentoring support
- Mobilizing women to become part of these missions –whenever the opportunity arises – for enhancing gender parity as well as their own career growth
Deliverables approved by
Develop a detailed training plan, and identifying key training methodologies
Develop training manual, background/training materials including PPT on topics agreed in the training plan and aligned with these ToRs
Facilitation of two orientation/sensitization sessions in Islamabad and submission of final report
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum academic qualification of a Master’s degree in Development, Law, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Human Rights.
- At least 10 years’ experience of developing manuals and leading trainings for on human rights, gender and governance, experience for training Justice Sector Institutions particularly Police will be an asset;
- Experience in coordinating and liaising with the government institutions at federal and provincial level;
- Strong interpersonal, training facilitation and communication skills;
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and coordinate inputs from various team members and relevant government institutions
- Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English and Urdu is essential.
Application: All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P11) which can be downloaded from
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Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
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