International Consultant-Training Facilitator

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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 equal partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action as well as peace and security. As such, UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates to deliver on gender equality. In Ethiopia, to ensure gendered response to a worsening humanitarian situation, the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) is working actively to prevent violence against women and girls through focus on participation, protection, as well as recovery and relief efforts. Within this context, a particular emphasis is being placed on the gendered impacts of conflict, such as meaningful access to justice for women and girls, gender-based violence in emergencies (GBViE), protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), accountability to affected populations (AAP) and community-based complaint mechanisms (CBCMs). This is because the sudden and drastic changes in the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia have warranted an immediate revision of humanitarian programme priorities of the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office. Indeed, within this new emergency setting, UN Women - as national level co-chairs of the Ethiopia PSEA Network - is looking for a consultant to provide training on SEA Risk Assessments to ensure all network members and focal points understand how to conduct their quarterly SEA risk assessments as required by the endorsed PSEA Network Strategy and Workplan for 2021-22. The Consultant will develop training materials, facilitate multiple training sessions, and provide technical support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Unit’s Programme and Communication Specialists at UN Women, the Consultant will support the Ethiopia PSEA Network by developing and facilitating 4 individual 2 hour trainings sessions over two days for PSEA Network members and focal points. The materials developed and trainings facilitated should provide a clear overview of how to plan and implement risk assessments to identify SEA risks at all stages of the programme cycle or a particular intervention.

As such, main responsibilities and tasks for this consultancy will include:

  1. Work closely with supervisors and the IA PSEA Coordinator to develop a training plan with deliverables as well as agenda for each session, which should be approved by the GiHA Unit of UN Women;
  2. Develop an online training package, including PowerPoints, guidance checklists, and handouts on SEA risk assessments. This will include how to plan and implement risk assessments to identify SEA risks considering beneficiary profiles, implementing personnel profiles, nature and delivery methods of programme activities, and context of the intervention.
  3. Use the Ethiopia PSEA Network-developed IEC materials in the training, including PowerPoints.
  4. Ensure trainings are developed and delivered in a way such that focal points can replicate the trainings online as well as in-person in the field by using the developed training materials.
  5. Deliver four training sessions for PSEA Network members and focal points with the objective of increasing knowledge and capacity on planning and conducting quarterly SEA risk assessments as required in the PSEA Network Strategy and Workplan 2021-22.
  6. Provide participants with summary and guidance after end-training by email.


Core Values:

  1. Respect for Diversity;
  2. Integrity;
  3. Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  1. Awareness and Sensitivity;
  2. Accountability;
  3. Creative Problem Solving;
  4. Effective Communication;
  5. Inclusive Collaboration;
  6. Stakeholder Engagement;
  7. Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies

  1. Strong background in adult learning design;
  2. Expertise in implementing risk assessments is required;
  3. Strong understanding of the humanitarian setting in Ethiopia;
  4. Experience in and knowledge of UN and IASC policies and guidance related but not limited to PSEA, AAP, GBV and Centrality of Protection.
  5. Expert knowledge of current PSEA developments and activities at UNCT and HCT level and its partners.
  6. Proven success in developing and facilitating capacity-building activities on PSEA.
  7. Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  8. Ability to work precisely with attention to detail;
  9. Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  10. Ability to work independently and meet sudden and tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in related field;
  • A certification related to photo and video editing is an advantage.


  • Minimum 7 years of progressively experience PSEA, AAP and GBViE programming;
  • Technical experience in risk assessments is required;
  • Know-how on interagency PSEA related matters is an asset;
  • Experience in adult learning is required;
  • Skills in developing PowerPoints for online trainings is a strong asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System in humanitarian emergencies is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required.

UNWOMEN 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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