National Consultancy on Analysis of Challenges and Enabling Factors Candidates for the 2015 General Elections
Advertised on behalf of : United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 26-Jul-16 (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) 01-Aug-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : 25days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 25days
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.
The UN Women Tanzania Country Programme is part of United Nations Delivering as One and its programmatic activities constitute part of the UN Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP) 2014-2016.
During the general elections in 2015, UN Women led the Women's Leadership and Political Participation Project (WLPP) 'Wanawake Wanaweza' that aims at ensuring increased women's, youth and PWD's leadership and participation in the political sphere at the national and sub-national levels.
The project contributes to three outcomes, namely
The Constitution, electoral and political participation laws advance and promote women's rights and gender equality in political participation; Participation of women, youth and people with disabilities in political party structures and electoral processes enhanced'; and Gender equality and social inclusion advocates effectively influence media, faith-based and community leaders and grassroots organizations and networks to promote gender equality and social inclusion in leadership and participation. The project is implemented by UN Women through strategic partnerships with both government institutions and civil society organizations. The WLPP project complements the UNDP led election cycle support project, the Democratic Empowerment Project (DEP), which is a multi-donor supported project led by UNDP, where UN Women and UNESCO are implementing partners with the electoral management bodies (EMBs) and other key stakeholders.