The African Union (AU) invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest by tendering applications for the following works:
The African Union (AU), established in 2002 as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as fostering international cooperation. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Consultancy Service – Gender and Inclusivity Expert Deployment to the AULO Chad
The AU-Led Support Mechanism for the Political Transition in Chad was established pursuant to the Communique PSC/BR/COMM.(CMXCVI) adopted at the 996th meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 14 May 2021. Pursuant to the decision, an Early Response Mechanism was developed for multi-disciplinary, technical support to the Transitional National Government (TNG) and the AU Liaison Office in N’Djamena towards: (i) convening a national dialogue and other relevant activities; (ii) capacity building activities and good office missions; (iv) other activities related to the ongoing transitional process in Chad; and (v) the overall functions of the AU High Representative to Chad in the discharge of his mandate.
In 2021, The AU-SM has supported the Pre-Dialogue Activities of the Chadian Government including activities undertaken by various Chadian institutions and entities. On 15 January 2022, the Commission deployed five (5) technical Experts to serve for 45-days, ending on 28 February 2022. Since the recruitment the Technical Experts, the Chadian Political Transition has experienced delays. For example, following internal consultations that assessed the preparations undertaken hitherto towards an inclusive national dialogue, the Chadian authorities have announced the postponement of both the pre-dialogue talks between the politico-military groups and the National Dialogue to 27 February and 10 May 2022, respectively. The pre-dialogue talks were originally scheduled to take place on 10 January, while the National Dialogue was scheduled for 15 February 2022.
Given the aforementioned delays, the Commission deems the maintenance of technical support important towards the convening of the National Dialogue and the implementation of the outcome of the process.
Scope of the Assignment
The Expert will provide technical support and expertise on issues around strengthening gender mainstreaming and inclusion policies, including the inclusion of youth, and other under-represented groups in the various ongoing processes related to peace and security, within and beyond the transitional period.
The Expert will be responsible for the following duties:
- Have concrete knowledge on UNSCR 1325 and related global and continental statutes, and their implementation process or progress in the Republic of Chad (including through any possible National Action Plans or Structures), in order to readily identify entry points for promoting and/or strengthening of gender inclusivity in peace, security and governance issues;
- Promote and support the implementation of gender mainstreaming policies, and inclusion of under-represented groups in programmes, activities and processes undertaken during the transitional period. This will, for example, include providing gender-related technical expertise on the organizing of an inclusive national dialogue process, security sector reform, election process, constitutional drafting process, etc.;
- Organize and manage dialogue and interaction workshops on gender and inclusion agendas, as well as provide technical guidance to national women and youth groups, civil society organizations, commissions and government institutions to set common agendas on inclusion;
- Facilitate capacity building activities with women leaders at the local level, in order to enhance their role and representation at the national and subnational levels, with the view to encourage gender mainstreaming and inclusivity;
- Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor and the SRCC.
Qualifications and Experiences Required
The qualified candidate should have:
- A Master’s university Degree in Gender Studies, Peace & Security Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Public Administration, or other related disciplines, with at least 5 years relevant experience. A Bachelor degree in the above-mentioned fields with at least 7 years relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree;
- Additional trainings or certification in the field of women, peace and security, gender mainstreaming, or related areas would be an added advantage;
- Previous experience in the promotion of institutional gender mainstreaming, and/or implementing women peace and security agenda is required;
- Knowledge of gender and inclusion related normative frameworks within the AU, other Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) or the UN would be desirable;
- Knowledge of Chad Peace Security and Governance issues.
- Proficiency in French is required. Knowledge in one or more AU languages would be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
3:00pm, 23rd May, 2022.
Submission of Documents
Applications must be delivered in a written form to the address below at:
African Union Commission,
Head of Procurement Travel and Store Division,
P.O. Box 3243, Roosevelt Street
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
N/B: Consultant should send the proposal to both emails.
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