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Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 15-Oct-10
Additional Category Women’s Empowerment
Type of Contract : SSA
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Nov-2010
Duration of Initial Contract : 15 Days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 15 Days

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) through the UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality is extending financial support to the Government of Uganda (Ministry of Local Government and Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development) towards promotion of Gender Equity in Local Economic Development under the District Development Programme III. The main activity under this outcome area is to establish and deliver a Post Graduate Course on Gender in Development Practice at Makerere University. This will address the need for capacity building for development practitioners to formulate strategies and actions that stimulate increased economic growth and incomes. LED has the potential to increase incomes and enhance local revenue bases.

The course will have a module on mainstreaming Gender in Local Economic Development. The main beneficiaries during the first phase of the course will be the Gender Focal Persons and other key Local Government Officials. The course will be opened to the general public after testing and refining. The programme wishes to recruit a short term international consultant to provide technical assistance to Makerere University to develop the content on the Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development module, generate a list of reading materials as well as relevant links.

Duties and Responsibilities

* The Consultant shall work closely with Makerere University Department of Gender and Women studies, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Local Government to produce a module on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development. The module should among other key areas cover, key LED concepts, engendering the LED governance processes at the LG level, engendering the local economy and business assessments, the role of both women and men in development of their localities, how the LG LED strategies and implementation plans could be engendered, monitoring and evaluation.
* Facilitate a TOT for selected lecturers from Makerere University that will in turn lecture to students on Gender Mainstreaming in LED module. This will involve preparation of the TOT, delivery of the TOT and a progress report.
* Suggest institutions for fieldwork assignments for students which are relevant to the course such as the private sector, CSO and community interventions that promote Gender mainstreaming in LED.
* Arrange 1or 2 teleconferences with the students during the theoretical course semester to have an interface with students and share experiences from other countries and make the course interactive.
* Prepare a list of reading materials, reference books and links relevant to the course.


Technical/Functional Competencies:

* Strong Gender mainstreaming analytical skills.
* Experiences in designing short courses on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development

Personal Competencies:

* Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards.
* Positive, constructive attitude and consistently approaches work with energy.
* Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

* Masters degree in Gender and or Women studies.
* At least 5 years of relevant documented experience in curriculum and designing short courses in particular on Gender
* Mainstreaming in local economic development, integrated planning and capacity development.
* Experience in conducting TOT
* Experience and demonstrated capacity to work with high institutions of learning.
* Fluent in both written and spoken English.

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.

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