The African Union Commission is one of the Organs of the African Union and is the “Executive arm” of the Union, charged with the responsibility of the day to day management and administration of the work of the Union, in collaboration with the Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other Stakeholders. The Commission has set aside funds for Consultant Gender Programme Expert for Consultancy Services for Launching the AU Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment The Commission now invites individual consultant to submit proposals for the assignment as per attached Terms of Reference (TORS). 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 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.
Consultant Gender Programme Expert Consultancy Services for Launching the AU Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
1. Master’s degree in tourism, international relations, public relations, marketing and promotions, entrepreneurship, journalism
2. At least 15 years of demonstrated experience in high level engagements and capacity to plan and manage high level gatherings of scale and scope
3.Excellent media handling skills
4. Excellent oral and multi-media communication skills in AU languages
5. Computer skills in software supported by the institution (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint);
6.Ability to meet deadlines, work independently, multitask and have good interpersonal skills.
7. Publication or management of news outlets will be an added asset.