Lead consultant for designing and conducting training for representatives of judiciary in the field of EVAW

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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 partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In overall terms, Serbia has an all-encompassing legal framework on the issues of both gender-based violence and the cybersecurity ecosystem. However, the interconnectedness of these two issues and specifically the digital dimension of violence against women and girls is still not fully addressed in the legal framework and furthermore, there are enforcement and capacity gaps across the competent government institutions and agencies. In addition, public awareness and knowledge on all forms of violence including digital dimension of violence against women and girls is neither fully developed nor evenly distributed within institutions, stakeholders and affected social groups. Alike, research on the subject matter and knowledge on how to best respond to the risks of digital violence is evidently scarce.

In order to address all manifestations of gender-based violence, including in digital space, UN Women initiated the project „Combating Violence against Women and Girls in Serbia“, in close cooperation with the Coordination Body for Gender Equality of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Academy, CSOs, Universities. The project, funded by the US Embassy in Serbia, INL Department, intends to implement a series of educational, analytical (research) activities to capture knowledge and to plan a series of tailor-made trajectories of change to achieve changes in awareness, capacity and legal/regulatory systems, including voluntary self-regulation. Also, this project is to be seen as a meeting point for the right holders, duty bearers, stakeholders and the state, a unique platform where the human rights sector will meet the ICT sector to consider how restorative online technologies can be developed and how effective justice can be reached in a virtual online world. Upholding the rights of women and girls in the digital environment is a shared responsibility that requires a combination of public and private, legal and voluntary measures as well as the participation of women and girls in the development, and this project is fully enforcing this fact in its design.

The consultant will be reporting to the Project Officer and will be supported by the representatives of the Judicial Academy and UN Women Project Officer who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare training curriculum and agenda for representatives of judiciary involved in combating gender-based violence in Serbia based on other trainer’s inputs. The focus should be on expanding their knowledge about the concept of gender equality, presenting and discussing civil/criminal court decisions, predicate crimes, femicide as well as jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in Serbia.
  • Prepare workshop tailored for representatives of judiciary involved in combating gender-based violence in Serbia and the students of the Judicial Academy, with the aim of expanding knowledge and deeper understanding of discrimination and the concept of gender equality through lecture and practical work with participants.
  • Conduct five (5) two-day trainings for representatives of judiciary and the students of the Judicial Academy according to proposed agenda and curriculum (trainings are expected to be held 30-31 May 2024; 06-07 June 2024; 16-17 September 2024 tentatively as well as 03-04 and 17-18 October 2024).
  • Prepare mid-term report after two trainings and final comprehensive report after all five trainings with evaluation of the whole process.



Expected completion time (due day)

Training curriculum, agenda, as well as evaluation form for participants (in Serbian)

By 14 April 2024

Mid-term Report on conducted two trainings

By 20 June 2024

Comprehensive Report on conducted training, including results of the evaluation of the process (in English)

By 5 November 2024

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This is a home-based consultancy.

As part of this assignment, there will be a maximum of 5 trips to Belgrade as well as surroundings of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac. All travel expenses will be covered by UN Women.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:



  • Good knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues
  • Good communication, presentation networking, and advocacy skills
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in an independent manner and organize the workflow efficiently
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded, and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify, and resolve operational problems
  • Good reporting skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

• Completion of master’s degree (or equivalent) in the area of law.


  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of gender equality, including combating discrimination and elimination violence against women and girls.
  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting trainings/workshops/educations on VAWG.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum and training reports.


  • Fluency in written and oral Serbian is required.
  • Fluency in written English is required.

Selection matrix

The qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following qualification evaluation criteria:

Selection matrix

Max points



Fluency in written and oral Serbian is required.

Fluency in written English is required.



Completion of master’s degree (or equivalent) in the area of law


Professional Experience

At least 7 years of experience in the field of elimination violence against women and girls and discrimination.


At least 5 years of experience in conducting trainings/workshops/educations on VAWG.


Experience in developing training curriculum and training reports.




How to Apply:

How to Submit the Application: To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

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  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Unit-ed Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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