Expert in protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Cameroon
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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS) Duty Station: Yaounde Job Family: Social and Human Sciences Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-Avril-2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- Long Description ---------------- 1\. The United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UNPRPD MPTF) is a unique collaboration that brings together UN entities, governments, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), and broader civil society to advance the rights of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNPRPD MPTF was created to foster collaboration between its members and complement their work on disability inclusion through UN joint programming. 2\. UNPRPD MPTF’s new [Strategic Operational Framework 2020-2025](http://unprpd.org/sites/default/files/library/2020-08/Strategic%20and%20Operational%20Framework%202020-2025.pdf) (SOF) recognizes the ongoing challenges in bridging the gap between CRPD standards and the experiences of persons with disabilities, especially in low income countries for which systemic capacity building is needed. 3\. In its fourth call for proposals, the UNPRPD Multi-Partner Trust Fund therefore invited UN Country Teams (UNCTs) to submit proposals for joint country-level programmes with the following objectives: 1. 1. To advance CRPD implementation at the country level by focusing on the essential preconditions for disability inclusion across sectors, translating these into concrete policies, programs, and/or services, which lead to systemic changes through a cohesive, inter-sectoral approach. 2. To improve and increase the implementation of disability inclusive SDGs at the country level by providing fundamental support to the UN’s collective response to the SDGs to address national priorities and gaps concerning persons with disabilities in national planning. Long Description ---------------- 4\. Following the approval of the Government of Cameroon via the Ministry of Social Affairs, UNESCO, in cooperation with UNWOMEN, UNDP and UNFPA, successfully submitted an Expression of Interest to the 4th call for Expressions of Interest of the UNPRPD in September 2020, which was granted by the UNPRPD MPTF. 5\. The present consultancy shall be framed in the context of this phase, thus including: 1. The engaging stakeholders during an induction workshop to be organized; 2. Undertaking a situational analysis on the CRPD in Cameroon and the inclusiveness of SDGs in relation to persons with disabilities; 3. Following the situational analysis, elaborating a full project document on strengthening CRPD implementation / SDG inclusiveness and related M&E strategy. Long Description ---------------- **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Communication (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf). **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- Academic Qualifications: The expert should possess an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in sustainable development, social and human sciences, international relations, governance, public policy, public administration, international law, with a major on social inclusion, disability and minority studies. Experience: - Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in social inclusion, disability and minority studies, with demonstrated proven track record in analytical research. - Minimum Master’s degree - Experience in coordinating multipartner consultations and preparatory analysis finalized to the conception and drafting of high-quality project proposals - Experience in organizing workshops Language: Knowledge and fluency of English and French (both written and oral) is required for this consultancy. **DETAILS / BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** --------------------------------------- **Job détails** **Title**: **Individual National consultant to strengthen the inclusion and protection of persons with disabilities in Cameroon** **Grade : Senior** **Type of contract : Consultant Contract** **Period : 02 months (possibility of extension depending on the availability of funds and performance evaluation)** **Deadline for submission : 30 April 2021** **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [UNESCO careers website.](https://careers.unesco.org/careersection/2/joblist.ftl) No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. 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