Senior Training Consultant for Women Decision Makers in Civil Service

UN Women, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2015

Job Description


A. Analysis, validation and enrichment of the results of the Training Needs Assessment

 The TNA instrument that was accomplished by around 150 women decision makers in civil service in July 2015 will be collated and translated. The Consultant will be responsible for analyzing the results of the TNA
to come up with a report that will highlight the training needs articulated by women in decision making positions in the civil service sector of Cambodia. The report, among other things, will include a synthesis
and analysis of the articulated training needs as well as the Consultant’s recommendations on how those needs will be met.
 The Consultant will be responsible for submitting the highlights of the report to the MOCS and UN Women. S/he will facilitate discussions on the report and incorporate the recommendations of the participants in
the final version of the report.
 In case determined as necessary by MOCS and UN Women, the Consultant will conduct a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with participants who will be jointly determined by MOCS and UN Women in order to
validate, enrich and refine the analysis of the TNA. The results of this process will be incorporated by the Consultant into the final TNA report.

B. Design of the Pilot Course of the Gender Responsive Leadership and Decision Making

 Based on the final TNA report, the Consultant will draft an annotated course design on Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Policy and Decision Making. This will be submitted to UN Women and MOCS who
will review and make recommendations for consideration by the Consultant in refining the draft.
 Once the design has been finalized, the Consultant will develop the instructional materials and methodologies, along with a concept note that will provide guidance to UN Women and MOCS on the
requirements for conducting the pilot training. This will include a guide to trainers and facilitators.

C. Piloting of the Basic Course on Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Policy and Decision Making

 Under the leadership of MOCS, the Basic Course on Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Policy and Decision Making will be piloted in Phnom Penh with selected women holding decision making positions in
civil service. The Consultant will work with MOCS and UN Women in planning the piloting activity. She will ensure that the members of the training and facilitators’ team, especially those representing the Royal
Academy for Administration, are informed and guided on their roles in the training.
 The Consultant will serve as overall course leader and director. S/he will ensure that the training is delivered and its planned results are attained. In the process, she will coach the other members of the training team
and provide supplementary support to them, if necessary.
 The Consultant is responsible for developing the training report. She will also develop and administer pre and post training evaluation instruments and include their analysis into the training report.

D. Finalization of the Basic Course on Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Policy and Decision Making and mentoring of trainers from the Royal Academy of Administration

 Immediately after the pilot training, the Consultant will hold a one-day mentoring session with the selected trainers from Royal Academy of Administration to mentor them on how to conduct the course. She will
respond to the questions that the trainers may raise, explain all the methodologies and core messages, and encourage them to think of alternative approaches in handling the various sessions.
 The Consultant will also conduct a pre and post evaluation for the trainers before and after the mentoring session. Based on the result of the evaluation, s/he will identify remedial measures to address knowledge
and skill gaps, if necessary and discuss those recommendations to UN Women and MOCS.


 Master’s degree in gender, public administration, law, development studies, international relations, or other related disciplines


 Minimum 15 years progressively responsible relevant experience on gender, including in senior management or training position, preferably from the UN System or an international organization.
 At least 7 years of professional experience in conducting training/adult learning education for senior decision makers on leadership, with  attention to leadership in public office and decision making from a
gender perspective.
 Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments such as CEDAW, SCR 1325 etc.
 Professional experience working in women’s human rights and/or development in Cambodia, in particular on BPFA and CEDAW implementation, would be a strong asset.

Language Requirements:

 Fluency in English (Both oral and written).

Submission of application

 Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to and no later than 30 September 2015 at 5:30 PM, Cambodian time.
 Late application of submissions will be rejected.

Submission of package

 Application letter explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work ;
 CV;
 Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website: form UN women.doc;
 Financial proposal.
 The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee by day.
 All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, P11 and the financial proposal.
 Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.

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