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Consultant for STEM4Girls project. Open to nationals of Kyrgyzstan only.

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Bishkek
Level: Consultancy
Location: Kyrgyzstan
Categories: Adolescent Development

How can you make a difference? The consultant will report to the UNICEF ADAP Officer. S/he will be expected to work in close coordination with the Education programme, Gender Specialist, Communications Officer, and other relevant UNICEF colleagues, partners and stakeholders at the national and regional level. S/he will have the following tasks: 

  1. Provide technical assistance to four STEM4Girls implementing partners, offering specific capacity-building activities on gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming (i.e. gender sensitization workshop; gender-awareness training of IP project staff members).  

  1. Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (gender-sensitive training modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure that these products meet UNICEF’s gender equality standards and are relevant to the local context and sensitivity - for example Suzak, Nookat etc. The consultant will provide daily support to IPs in revising video scripts, social media posts, guidelines, and textbooks for girls, and send final modules, ToRs and reporting videos for approval by the ADAP and Gender Officers.  

  1. Facilitate gender training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda in line with project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners.   

  1. Co-design the side events for girls (Girls Day in Science, International Women Day) with IPs, and select relevant case stories and topics for visibility in line with donor requirements, including learning sessions for girls and identification of speakers. 

  1. Develop the guidance and provide training for the IP Enactus on PSEA and child safeguarding to sensitize the private enterprises with whom Enactus signed a MoU to empower them to   create a safe space for girls. 

  1. Together with Gender Officer co-develop session on PSEA awareness raising aimed at participating girls and encouraging girls to report the SEA cases and conduct this session for 4 IPs, by empowering them to facilitate these sessions with the target girls on a bi-monthly basis to encourage them to report the cases and refer for support if required.  

  1. Help the IP TSI to ensure that the mentorship program for teachers in 50 schools is gender responsive by developing the assessment tools to be utilized by TSI monthly.  

  1. Co-conduct a situation analysis in schools focusing on school-based gender-responsive and participatory planning in consultation with LSGs, school administrations, and local stakeholders.  

  1. Provide guidance to four IPs and collaboratively design the concept for the Girls’ Day event, incorporating recommendations for speakers and partners based on the situation analysis of girls and the broader gender equality agenda.   

Duration: from March 2024 – November 2025, 400 working days

Planned travels: A: 3 trips 2 day each to Osh and B: 3 trips 2 day each to Naryn and Chui

Please kindly fill in the fee proposal based on the work assignment and travel plan. Download File Financial Proposal.xlsx

TOR is here for more details. Download File ToR.docx

Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Provide technical assistance to four implementing partners, offering gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming capacity-building activities (i.e. technical workshop; training of IP project staff members). 

B) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc. Ensure final approval of key documents, such as communication products placed publicly, by ADAP and Gender Officers 

C) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners. 

D) Develop the guidance and conduct training for the IP Enactus on PSEA and child safeguarding to sensitize the private enterprises with whom Enactus signed a MoU to empower them to create a safe space for girls.  

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  • 2 workshops on gender-sensitive and gender –responsive programming conducted (Detailed workshop materials, curriculum and reports provided).  
  • At least 6 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses; 
  • 4 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • The guidance developed and 2 sessions provided for IP’ team (Enactus)  

Timeline: till 30 June 2024, 80 working days, 20% will be paid

  1. Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc. Ensure final approval of key documents, such as communication products placed publicly, by ADAP and Gender Officers. 

B) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners. 

C)Co-design and select the cases and topics of the side events for girls (Girls Day in Science, International Women Day) for visibility in line with donor requirements, including learning sessions for girls and identification of speakers. 

D) Together with Gender Officer co-develop session on PSEA awareness raising aimed at participating girls and encouraging girls to report the SEA cases and conduct this session for 2 IPs, by empowering them to facilitate these sessions with the target girls on a bi-monthly basis to encourage them to report the cases and refer for support if required.   

E) Provide guidance to four IPs and collaboratively design the concept for the big events: Girls Day, IWD, etc. incorporating recommendations for speakers and partners based on the situation analysis of girls and the broader gender equality agenda. 

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  •  At least 10 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses; 
  • 4 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • 1 topic selected for the project side event - Girls Day. 1 case is selected for further HIS;  
  • The session on PSEA and reporting tailored for adolescent girls developed and conducted for the IP’s CPC, Enactus.  
  • The concept for the Girls Day developed. 

Timeline: September 30, 2024, 60 working days, 15% will be paid

  1. Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Provide technical assistance to four implementing partners, offering gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming capacity-building activities (i.e. technical workshop; training of IP project staff members).  

B) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc. Ensure final approval of key documents, such as communication products placed publicly, by ADAP and Gender Officers.  

C) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners.     

D) Together with Gender Officer co-develop session on PSEA awareness raising aimed at participating girls and encouraging girls to report the SEA cases and conduct this session for 2 IPs, by empowering them to facilitate these sessions with the target girls on a bi-monthly basis to encourage them to report the cases and refer for support if required.   

E)Provide guidance to four IPs and collaboratively design the concept for the Girls’ Day event, incorporating recommendations for speakers and partners based on the situation analysis of girls and the broader gender equality agenda.   

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  • 2 workshops on gender-sensitive and gender –responsive programming conducted.  
  • At least 6 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses; 
  • 7 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • The concept for the Girls Day in Science developed. 
  • The session on PSEA and reporting tailored for adolescent girls developed and conducted for the IP’s for FIRO, TSI.  

Timeline: till December 31, 2024, 60 working, 80 working days, 15% will be paid

  1. Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Provide technical assistance to four implementing partners, offering gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming capacity-building activities (i.e. technical workshop; training of IP project staff members).  

B) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc. Ensure final approval of key documents, such as communication products placed publicly, by ADAP and Gender Officers. 

C) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners.    

D)Co-design and select the cases and topics of the side events for girls (Girls Day in Science, International Women Day) for visibility in line with donor requirements, including learning sessions for girls and identification of speakers.  

E) Develop the guidance for the IP Enactus on PSEA and child safeguarding to sensitize the private enterprises with whom Enactus signed a MoU to empower them to create a safe space for girls.  

F) Help for the IP TSI to ensure that the mentorship program for teachers in 50 schools is gender responsive by developing the assessment tools to be utilized by TSI on the monthly basis.   

G) Co-conduct a situation analysis in schools focusing on school –based gender-responsive and participatory planning in consultation with LSGs, school administrations, and local stakeholders.   

H) Provide guidance to four IPs and collaboratively design the concept for the Girls’ Day event, incorporating recommendations for speakers and partners based on the situation analysis of girls and the broader gender equality agenda.   

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  • 2 workshops on gender-sensitive and gender –responsive programming conducted (Detailed workshop materials, curriculum and reports provided);  
  • At least 7 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses;  
  • 6 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • 1 topic selected for the project side event IWD. 1 case is selected for further HIS;  
  • Oversee 4 sessions on PSEA and child safeguarding organized by Enactus for private sector   
  • The gender-responsive guidance and tools for the assessment of the mentorship program developed and the staff of TSI guided.  
  • The situation analysis is developed.  
  • The concept for the IWD developed.  

Timeline: April 31, 2025, 80 working days, 20% will be paid

  1. Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc. Ensure final approval of key documents, such as communication products placed publicly, by ADAP and Gender Officers.  

B) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners.    

C) Develop the guidance for the IP Enactus on PSEA and child safeguarding to sensitize the private enterprises with whom Enactus signed a MoU to empower them to create a safe space for girls. 

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  • At least 4 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses; 
  • 5 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • Oversee 4 sessions on PSEA and child safeguarding organized by Enactus for private sector.  

Timeline: July 30, 2025; 60 working days, 15% will be paid

  1. Tasks/Milestone: 

A) Provide technical assistance to four implementing partners, offering gender-responsive and gender-sensitive programming capacity-building activities (i.e. technical workshop; training of IP project staff members).  

B) Under the guidance of the ADAP Officer and Gender Officer, provide a technical review to all products drafted by IPs (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) to ensure gender technical expertise and alignment of the local context for example Suzak, Nookat etc.  

C) Facilitate training sessions and sensitize groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives. Deliver these sessions at training events, workshops, and consultations organized by implementing partners.    

D) Develop the guidance for the IP Enactus on PSEA and child safeguarding to sensitize the private enterprises with whom Enactus signed a MoU to empower them to create a safe space for girls. 

Deliverables/Outputs: 

  • 2 workshops on gender-sensitive and gender –responsive programming conducted (Detailed workshop materials, curriculum and reports provided); 
  • At least 3 materials (modules, videos, guidelines, textbooks, social media posts, ToRs of the experts, trainers, mobilizers involved) drafted by the IPs review with the gender lenses; 
  • 5 training sessions conducted for groups of different participants on addressing the life situations of girls in Kyrgyzstan and the broader gender equality agenda, incorporating the introduction of project objectives; 
  • Oversee 5 sessions on PSEA and child safeguarding organized by Enactus for private sector  
  • The concept for the Girls Day developed. 

Timeline: November 1, 2025, 60 working days, 15% will be paid

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Masters in Social sciences, development studies or a related field. Master's degree can be accepted with two additional years of experience in relevant area;
  • Seven years of experience in the area of gender equality, empowerment of women and girls; 

  • Experience with school-based gender-responsive adolescent programming;

  • Work experience in programme planning, management, coordination and implementation;

  • Experience in facilitating partnerships with Government, civil society and private sector required;

  • Communication skills in English and Russian;  knowledge of Kyrgyz is an asset;

  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team;  

  • Competent in using Microsoft Office applications;

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles 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. 

Remarks:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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