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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN WOMEN leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN WOMEN provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In Kenya, the UN WOMEN Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya’s blue print, the Vision 2030 and the Medium-Term Plan (2018-2022)) the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) of 2018-2022 as well as UN WOMEN Global Strategic Plan. The Kenya Country Programme – aims to achieve the following results: (i) women’s leadership and representation in decision making, devolved governance and gender and statistics; (ii) women’s economic empowerment in agriculture; (iii) ending violence against women; (iv) increased leadership and participation of women in the peace, security and humanitarian sector.
The main objectives of UN Women’s support to the Government of Kenya under Peace and Security is to support the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and to support women and girls in target counties to be better influenced and served by resilience and disaster risk management.
In 2016, Kenya through UN Women support adopted its first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325, which was implemented for a period of two years (2016-2018). The Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) encompassed all the pillars of UNSRC 1325: participation and promotion, prevention, protection, and relief and recovery. The KNAP on UNSCR 1325 adopted a human security framework, which emphasises equal protection of individual citizens and endeavoured to better understand and address the root causes of socio-economic and political inequalities around peace and security issues faced by women. It further expanded the meaning of human security to include securing livelihoods, environmental protection and access to resources. It recognised that women’s vulnerability to the effects of conflict and post conflict contexts are exacerbated by unequal access to resources, opportunities and services.
The Ministry of Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs (State Department of Gender Affairs-SDGA), as the national government machinery responsible for the promotion of gender equality in national development and the empowerment of women, provided overall coordination of the KNAP. The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, through the National Steering Committee on Peace-building and Conflict Management (NSC) as the national government machinery responsible for the provision of security and safety to people and property, the promotion of national cohesion, and the facilitation of the administration of justice, provision of correctional services and coordination of national government functions was a co-host. The KNAP implementation was premised on collaborative efforts between state and non-state actors such as civil society, academia, media and private sector who all contributed to the implementation of the KNAP to achieve the set targets.
In 2018, UN Women provided support to the SDGA and the NSC to undertake a review of the implementation of the KNAP. The review report identifies a number of achievements, challenges, new emerging issues, priority areas of concern and recommendations that will inform the development of the KNAP II.
In light of the above UN Women Kenya is supporting the Government of Kenya in developing the 2nd Generation KNAP on UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment:
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the Government of Kenya to develop a focused, inclusive and impactful KNAP II.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance and management of the UN Women Peace and Security Specialist and supervision from the Senior Assistant Director and Focal Point for the Women Peace and security in collaboration with the Principal Secretary State Department of Gender Affairs, the Consultant will perform the following tasks;
Task 1: Desk Review and Development of Inception Report
Task 2: KNAP II Development Work-Plan
Task 3: Participate in National and County Consultations on Content for KNAP II
Task 4: Development of the Second-Generation Kenya National Action Plan on Women. Peace and Security
Task 5: Conduct Final Validation Workshop
Task 6: Finalize and Submit the Second Phase of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of Application:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications WITH their application: –
|Closing date:||May 21, 2019|