NEW National Consultant for ‘Civil Society Capacity Development Programme on Gender-Responsive Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction’ – Local post for Nationals Consultancy – National Consultant – Locally recruited Contractors Agreement UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Closing in 7 days Ankara

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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.

In Türkiye, in line with its global and , and the overall , UN Women works towards the overarching goal of “Women and girls including those at greatest risk of being left behind fully exercise their human rights, enjoy a life free from violence and discrimination, and lead, influence and benefit for Turkiye”. UN Women works in four thematic areas: (i) governance and participation in public life; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) women, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. UN Women contributes to three UNSDCF outcomes: 1) Women and girls have improved and equal access to resources, opportunities, and rights, and enjoy a life without violence and discrimination; 2) By 2025, Persons under the Law on Foreigners and International Protection are supported towards self-reliance. 3) By 2025, governance systems are more transparent, accountable, inclusive and rights-based with the participation of civil society, and quality of judicial services is improved.

The project ‘Strengthening Civil Society Capacities and Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Advance Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey – Strong Civic Space for Gender Equality’ implemented by UN Women Türkiye between April 2021 and 30 September 2024 with funding from the European Union aims to reduce gender inequalities by enhancing the ability of CSOs to be agents of transformative change towards gender equality and women’s rights. The specific objective of the project is “Women’s rights groups, women-led CSOs and other relevant rights based CSOs, including those representing youth and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination /marginalization, more effectively influence the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda at the national and local levels.”  

Within the scope of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris Agreement in October 2021 and the Sendai committed itself to achieving the global goals and actions of the Framework on disaster risk reduction by understanding risks, strengthening governance to manage risks and investing in DRR for resilience and Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Strengthening the knowledge, policy and advocacy capacity of the civil society is an effective way to break the cycle of gender inequalities in the context of climate change and DRR. UN Women therefore designed and implemented a pilot a capacity development programme in the area of gender-responsive climate change action and DRR taking into account the newly emerging needs amid the Kahramanmaras earthquakes, in the context of the aforementioned project.

In this context UN Women Türkiye plans to hire one National Consultants to support the finalization and implementation of the capacity development programme in the area of gender-responsive climate change action and DRR. The National Consultants will collaborate with the other National Consultant specialized in gender-responsive climate change action and DRR while carrying out this assignment. The two National Consultants will collaborate as a team.

The consultant will be reporting to Programme Specialist and will be supported by Programme Analyst, who will be the focal point on the contract and payment issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities/ Scope of Work

Within the scope of the assignment, under the supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst, the National Consultant will be responsible in undertaking the following tasks:


Revise and finalize the capacity development training programme on Gender-Responsive Climate Change Action and DRR that responds to the identified needs and potentials of women, youth, environmental/climate action/DRR CSOs, as well as other rights-based CSOs inclusive of civic networks and platforms. The training programme will be composed of modules on gender dimensions of climate change and DRR covering a range of sub-themes and gender equality instruments, based on the findings of the capacity development needs survey elaborated under Task I.

The modules shall indicatively cover:

  • Gender mainstreaming and gender analysis, including the gender dimension of data collection tools, collection of sex-disaggregated data,
  • International and national normative and policy framework for gender in climate change and DRR,
  • Women’s resilience to disasters, women’s role in preventing and mitigating disasters related to climate change, environmental degradation, women as agents of just transition,
  • Gender responsive preparedness and early warning systems and gender-sensitive disaster response,
  • Gender responsive climate change action and DRR in the context of ending violence against women, women’s leadership, representation and participation in decision-making, etc.
  • Gender responsive advocacy in climate change and DRR

The capacity development training programme is expected to be composed of at least four modules around the major themes. The training programme will be informed by UN Women Training Center’s relevant learning materials and will be contextualized to Türkiye. The content of the training programme will be jointly developed by the two National Consultants. The National Consultants will also develop tools to assess the learning outcomes, such as pre- and post- training questionnaires and training evaluations.

The overall training programme will be prepared and submitted in Turkish and will be translated to English by UN Women.


Co-deliver/co-facilitate one round, face-to-face and indicative 3-day of training workshop (in Ankara or in a province to be decided by UN Women) with the National Consultants specialized in climate change action and DRR.

The two National Consultants will prepare the training report of the workshop based on the pre- and post-training surveys and other measurement tools to assess the learning outcomes.

Task III:

Provide technical and substantive support to UN Women in conducting CSO capacity development activities



Expected completion time (due day)

Payment Schedule (optional)

Final modular capacity development training programme content and curriculum on Gender-Responsive Climate Change Action and DRR as per Task I.

31 July 2024 – 10 days


Co-deliver/co-facilitate one round, face-to-face and indicative 3-day of training workshop

15 June 2024 – 3 days


Submit timesheets and brief progress reports comprised of the substantive support provided under Tasks I, II and III.

15 September 2024 – 12 days






                25 days


Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This is a home-based consultancy.

As part of this assignment, there may be a maximum of 3 trips to the province to be determined where the training will be held. Including travel, the trip will be maximum for 6 days and the expenses will be covered by UN Women Turkiye based on UN Women rules and regulations.


Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 
  • Accountability 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Inclusive Collaboration 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Leading by Example 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  




  • Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender Issues and intersectionality
  • Knowledge of climate and environmental issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Required Skills and Experience

IV. Required Qualifications

Education and Certification:

• Master’s Degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, development studies, environmental studies or another related field.

•A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum 3 years of progressive professional experience in the field gender equality and/or women’s empowerment.
  • Experience in the capacity development of different stakeholders in the field of gender and climate change/disaster risk reduction in the form of training programmes and similar initiatives is a strong asset.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in working with civil society capacity development is an asset.
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations, European Union, and/or international NGOs in the fields gender equality and/or women’s empowerment environmental conservation, climate change or disaster risk reduction is an asset.


•  Fluency in written and spoken Turkish and English is required.

V. How to Apply

  • Personal CV or P11 (P11 can be downloaded from: )
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page)
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 

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