Consultancy Services for Launching the AU Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
1.A combination of undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in the areas of Blue Economy or Maritime. A PHD will be an added advantage.
2. At least ten (10) years’ experience at a senior level in Blue Economy or Maritime Sectors, and application and/or programming at national or regional levels.
3.Experience in conducting a similar exercise will be an added advantage.
4.Knowledge of Africa’s Regional Integration programme is desirable
5. Knowledge of the 2050 AIM Strategy and the Lome Charter would be a distinct advantage
6. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and knowledge of any other AU language is desirable
Reporting to the Chairperson of the Commission, the Directorate of Women, Gender and Development is the principal adviser to the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson and all of the Commissioners on gender policy and strategy matters. The Directorate is responsible for driving, on behalf of the Commission, the coordination, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of commitments and actions needed to advance gender equality in the Commission, AU organs RECs and Member States and to report on such work. Against this background, WGDD completed in 2018 the development of a ten year continental strategy for gender equality and women’s empowerment which was adopted by the Executive Council in July 2018 in the margins of the 31st AU Summit in Nouakchott. This strategy is the organization’s roadmap to meeting its commitments to gender equality and women’s. In line with Executive Council Decision EX.CL/Dec.1012(XXXIII), WGDD will launch the strategy in the margins of the 32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union in February 2019. WGDD therefore needs to secure the services of a high level consultant to achieve this important political objective. The overall objective is to launch the AU Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (2017-2027) in the margins of the 32nd AU Assembly in February 2019, thus ensuring high level ownership of the strategy by Africa’s most important stakeholders. Specifically, this assignment will contribute to a successfully planning, implementation, roll-out and reporting of this high level event.