International Consultant to document UN Women’s contribution to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Rwanda

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system’s efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Rwanda works with the Government, UN Partners, Civil Society Organizations, the Private Sector, Development Partners, Academia, the youth and other key partners to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country through its programmatic interventions. The objective of the Assignment: UN Women seeks to engage a consultant to document its contribution to gender equality and the empowerment of women in Rwanda. Building on the previous publication “Towards Gender Equality in Rwanda” that was published in 2016, this documentation seeks to capture the progress made since then across various pillars including: Leadership and Political Participation, Women`s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women, HIV/AIDS, among others. As the journey to gender equality is a collective endeavor, the publication is to not only capture the UN Women perspective, but also that of its partners across diverse sectors.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to not later than July 21st August 2020. Please find TORs here