UN Women: Consultant Women Peace and Security for mapping on prevention, violence and extremism


Title: Consultant on Women, Peace and
Security in Indonesia
Location: Home based in Indonesia
Type of contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Languages Required: English
Application deadline: 2 September 2016
Duration of assignment: September – October 2016

  I. Background 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 centre of all
its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system
efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming
translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent
leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building
effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.  Based on UN legislative mandates
and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is
tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical
advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and
Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data
analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the

internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and

women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level,
collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on
innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.  In 2000, the Security Council
adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the
first to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and
security agenda. It focused on the disproportionate impact of conflict on
women, and called for their engagement in conflict resolution and
peacebuilding. The Security Council has passed seven additional resolutions on
women, peace and security since the adoption of resolution 1325. Among these,
Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) provides one of the most important
pronouncements of the linkages between countering terrorism and violent
extremism, and women, peace and security. It delivers a roadmap and issues a
call to action for ensuring a gender perspective in all efforts, and that an
emphasis is placed on prevention responses. It calls on Member States and the
UN system to ensure the participation and leadership of women in developing
strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism, and build their capacity
to do so effectively; as well as for adequate financing to make good on these
commitments. The UN Secretary-General’s Plan
of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism calls for, “a comprehensive approach
encompassing not only essential security-based counter-terrorism measures but
also systematic preventive steps to address the underlying conditions that
drive individuals to radicalize and join violent extremist groups.”  It acknowledges the important role of women
and youth, and in particular young women, in preventing violent extremism.
Indeed, the Plan of Action has a dedicated section on gender equality and
women’s empowerment, mainstreamed language on the importance of a human rights
and gender approach, as well as the commitment to earmark funds within these
efforts to further women’s rights and empowerment. Based on the above, UN Women is
currently developing its programmatic approach in Asia and the Pacific
including Indonesia. Through this consultancy, UN Women Indonesia intends to
get a catalogue of initiatives currently being implemented to prevent violent
extremism in the country, with special attention to the extent to which they
include women and/or address issues of gender equality.  II. Duties and Responsibilities  Under the supervision and
guidance of the UN women’s National coordinator, the consultant will undertake
the following tasks: ·        
of existing trends of violent extremism in Indonesia
with particular attention to high risk areas, identifying key actors including women’s groups and the
different roles they play. ·        
Mapping of existing initiatives aiming to
prevent violent extremism and reverse radicalization with particular attention
to high risk areas. The mapping should clearly identify the different types of
organizations involved (i.e. national government, local government, international
NGOs, national NGOs, religious organizations, among others) and their profiles
(including operational annual budget if available). If possible, provide a
brief summary of flagship activities, number of people reached and focus areas
of these initiatives. ·        
Assess the integration of gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights into the existing PVE initiatives both conducted by
government and non-government actors.  III. Expected Deliverables  

1. Workplan and proposed
2. Draft of analysis of existing
trends (desk review)
3. First draft report, including
mapping of existing initiatives, with particular attention to gender content
(desk review and secondary data collection)
4. Final report, addressing
comments received

 Payment will be processed upon
receipt of the final report. IV. Required qualification ·        
Master’s degree in conflict or development
related disciplines, gender issues, economics, public policy, law,
international relations or other social science fields. 
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in
the area of peacebuilding, peace and security, or related areas, and on
promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.·        
Excellent command of English (oral and written).  V. How to apply  Interested candidates are
requested to submit updated CV, financial proposal with proposed number of working day and daily
professional fee, and P11 to [email protected] with a subject line as “Consultant
on Women, Peace and Security in Indonesia”
no later than 30 August 2016.  

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