Gender and Mediation - International Consultant

UN Women, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th October, 2020

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the Gender and Mediation Expert will be responsible for the following, based on a teamwork plan developed by the Lead Expert/Trainer:

  • Contribute towards an online “Pre-Assessment” Survey which will be developed by the Lead Consultant/Trainer, to identify training needs of participants. This should also act as a pre-assessment of capacities to establish a capacity baseline and to measure the impact of the Regional Training;
  • Overall review of CCCPA’s Gender and Mediation Training Materials, including the training module related to mediation in CCCPA Gender-Mainstreaming in Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding Training Manual and Toolkit, as well as CCCPA training manual on Dialogue, Negotiation, and Mediation.
  • Update the mediation-related training modules in CCCPA Gender-Mainstreaming in Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training Manual and Toolkit, and Mainstream gender in CCCPA training manual on Dialogue, Negotiation, and Mediation to cover gender-inclusive peacemaking perspectives so as to ensure gender issues are adequately mainstreamed across all modules, including presentations and exercises on gender-sensitive inclusive mediation processes, and the inclusion of provisions on gender in peace agreements at large.
  • Including the identification of areas of revision and opportunities to strengthen training tools and content, and updating/creating new Best Practices/Case Studies;
  • Desktop review of the latest tools, policies, and best practices/experiences around Gender and Mediation, including mainstreaming the gender dimension into mediation processes, enhanced accountability towards gender equality within mediation processes, and women’s increased voice and leadership within peace processes. Attention should also be given to capturing any emerging analysis on the impact COVID-19 is having on mediation processes, and the gender dimensions therein, as well as strategies to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on women’s participation in peace processes and gender perspectives in mediation. Global experiences are relevant, but particular importance is given to experiences in Africa and the Arab Region;
  • Based on feedback from CCCPA and UN Women, finalize the revised Training modules and tools on Gender and Mediation, in coordination with the Peacebuilding consultant who will integrate these updates into the broader Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Training Manual;
  • Deliver virtual training sessions as a trainer and expert on both Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation, and Gender-inclusive Mediation.


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.

Functional Competencies

  • Expert knowledge in Women, Peace, and Security,
  • Strong knowledge of the International normative standards guiding the UN’s work on Women, Peace, and Security;
  • Experience in mediation in conflict/crisis situations;
  • Proven experience in developing and conducting training courses and workshops;
  • Knowledge of African and Arab Region considered assets;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills required.
  • Excellent written skills in English; Arabic is an asset

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in development or peace and security- related disciplines, gender issues, economics, political science, international relations, public policy, law, or other social science fields


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in gender mainstreaming in Conflict Resolution and Mediation processes;
  • Proven experience in the development and conducting of Trainings on Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation, Gender and Mediation and knowledge of the Women, Peace and Security framework
  • Experience working on inclusive politics in a fragile context.
  • Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is a must


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