Job Title: Consultant To Support The Development Of A Gender Policy For The Independent National Electoral Commission In Nigeria (1 Consultant)
Job ID: 31587
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme – UNDP Nigeria
Post Level: International Consultant
Starting Date (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 13-Aug-2012
Duration of Initial Contract: 4 months
The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is managed by UNDP in support of elections and more broadly, the deepening of democracy in Nigeria. It is funded with contributions from The European Union, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), UNDP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project duration is 2010-2015. It aims to consolidate and advance democratic governance and accountability in Nigeria to achieve the country’s stated development priorities and outcomes as specified in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).
These objectives are pursued through four components:
1. Promoting Credible, Transparent and Sustainable Electoral Processes
2. Improving the Democratic Quality of Political Engagement
3. Enhancing Participation by Women, Youth and other marginalized groups
4. Strengthening Channels of Civic Engagement:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultants are expected to perform the following tasks:
• Prepare an inception report for how they will undertake this assignment for INEC and DGD approval. The plan should include methodology, tools including the draft UNDP tool to measure the performance of Electoral Management Bodies on gender equality.
• Undertake a gender audit/mapping including by holding consultations with a wide group of stakeholders in INEC including but not limited to the Chairperson, Commissioners, Directors, the Chief Technical Advisor, Gender Desk staff, INEC department staff covering Voter Education, Election Observation & Monitoring, Operations, Publicity, Human Resources, a selection of INEC state offices and departments (Voter Education, Human Resources etc.)
• Consultations with agencies providing electoral assistance in Nigeria, civil society and other arms of government (as relevant).
• Prepare a draft Gender Policy (based on an agreed upon format with INEC and DGD) and hold consultations on the same with INEC (national and state offices), DGD and members of the reference group set up to provide technical support to the process. This can be done through email, joint or one on one meetings with respondents.
• Prepare final Gender Policy incorporating feedback received.
• Prepare several products to be used by INEC Gender Desk staff to popularize the Policy to other staff at national and state level as well as raise the public’s awareness of its existence. These could include an abbreviated Gender Policy (in simple language for later translation to local languages); a PowerPoint presentation outlining the rationale and contents of the Policy; content for posting on the INEC website.
• Draw up an action plan for implementation of the Gender Policy and convene a working session with the Gender Desk, other key INEC departments, DGD and other stakeholders to finalize it.
• Compile an ‘Introduction to INEC Gender Policy’ basic training package for use in future training of INEC staff.
• Conduct at least 2 training workshops on the Gender Policy for INEC staff.
• Degree or certification in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Development studies, Gender studies, Media, communications or related field.
• Fluency in English.
Application Deadline: 08-Aug-12.International Consultant, INEC Gender Policy Development Job