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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A NATIONAL CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTINENTAL STUDY ON THE DIVIDENTDS OF WOMEN IN MEDIATION EFFORTS IN AFRICA
Duty Station/Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Application Deadline: 21ST of July 2020
Language required: English
Starting Date: 24th of July 2020
Expected duration of the assignment: 24th of July – 15th of September 2020
- Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 21st of July 2020 at 5:00 PM GMT.
Submission of package
- Cover letter.
- CV, including contact information for 3 referees.
- A sample report of a research conducted by applicant.
- Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, including any administrative fees, based on the template in Annex 1. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.
Applications without any of the items listed above will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
- A copy of the latest academic certificate(s)
- UN Women P-11 form, available via http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
- A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’
- Before any travel outside of Monrovia, the consultant will need to provide proof (certificate) of “Basic and Advanced Security in the Field” (which can be accessed here: undss.trip.org)
The adverse effects of conflict impact women and girls harder than they impact their male counterparts. Women however are not only victims of war, but they also often participate actively as soldiers, informants, couriers, sympathizers, supporters, and peacemakers. Despite women’s active role during conflict, women remain drastically under-represented in peace processes. Between 1992 and 2018, women constituted 13 per cent of negotiators, 3 per cent of mediators and only 4 per cent of signatories in major peace processes tracked by the Council on Foreign Relations. However, studies indicate that Women’s direct participation in peace negotiations increases the sustainability and the quality of peace: A study investigating 82 peace agreements in 42 armed conflicts between 1989 and 2011 found that peace agreements with women signatories are associated with durable peace. The same study also found that peace agreements signed by women show a higher number of agreement provisions aimed at political reform and a higher implementation rate of these provisions.