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       [NEWW/Op] short-term consultants for UNIFEM in CIS
 Datum:
       Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:48:47 +0600
   Von:
       "Assia Akanayeva" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  Firma:
       United Nations Development Fund for Women
    An:
       [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Dear networkers,

UNIFEM CIS is looking for qualified experts for a project in Tajikistan
entitled "Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through the Land Reform in
Tajikistan".  As you could see from the attached TORs, these are
short-term assignments to be started very soon.  If you are interested,
please, send your resume and cover letter to Damira Sartbaeva, UNIFEM
Regional Programme Director at [EMAIL PROTECTED]

If you know somebody who qualify and would be interested to work as a
short-term consultant for this project, please, forward this message to
them .  Closing date for applications is 25 April 2002.

Thank you and best regards,

Assia Akanayeva,
National Programme Officer

UNIFEM Regional Office for CIS
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
UN Office in Kazakhstan 67 Tole Bi Avenue
Almaty
480096
Republic of Kazakhstan

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4. Terms of Reference
International Consultant (1)

UNIFEM Project TAJ/02/W01
"Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through the Land Reform in
Tajikistan"
Preparatory Assistance phase from 1 April - 31 August 2002

Background
The proposed UNIFEM project entitled "Economic Empowerment of Rural
Women through the Land Reform in Tajikistan" aims to promote and ensure
full implementation of women's rights to land in the course of land
reform in Tajikistan. The Preparatory Assistance phase will cover the
period 1 April - 31 August 2002 and will focus on an assessment of needs
of rural women in the area of land reform and an assessment of the legal
and institutional framework and implementation mechanisms. The
International Consultant is recruited for a total of 20 days to be spent
in Tajikistan throughout the initial Preparatory Assistance period of
five months.

Main tasks
Under regular supervision of the Regional Programme Director for the CIS
and in close consultation with the Europe/CIS Section Manager at UNIFEM
HQ as well as with the other international consultant, the International
Consultant will be responsible for:
 Providing technical advice and input, especially in the field of
participatory research and methodology, into the needs assessment on
rural women and their access to land;
 Providing support to the establishment of the organisational structure
of the Preparatory Assistance phase of the proposed project;
 Providing the National Project Manager and the other international
consultant with information and lessons learned from the previous UNIFEM
project in Tajikistan to ensure that valuable expertise and experience
is passed on to new project staff, especially with regard to liasing
with rural women and their representatives, community leaders; UNDP, the
Government, NGO partners, other UN and intergovernmental agencies, and
more generally the overall cultural and sociological context of working
in on gender issues in the country;
 Provide training/capacity building for external researchers involved
in rural women's needs assessment;
 Providing substantive input into a consultation and review meeting at
which the final project proposal is to be discussed in July 2002;
 Undertaking continuous monitoring of progress throughout the
preparatory assistance phase and prepare for the subsequent project
phases by providing technical input regarding the drafting of the full
project document to be submitted by July 2002 and within this context,
regarding the strategies proposed by the National Project Manager and
the other international consultant; with a specific contribution in the
field of the potential establishment of women's self-help groups, the
preparation of outreach materials, and training

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a profound knowledge
of socio-economic and political development in Tajikistan; be motivated
and have advanced degree in law, social sciences or business/public
administration and at least five years of relevant consultative
experience. The prospective candidate should have excellent knowledge of
English and Tajik languages.  Knowledge of Russian would be an
advantage. S/he should have strong participatory research,
methodological and analytical and evaluation skills.  The candidate
should have demonstrated networking ability and outstanding
interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team in a multicultural
environment under difficult circumstances.  S/he must be able to travel
to Tajikistan as and when the project requires.  The candidate must have
excellent computer skills (Windows programs, MS Word, e-mail, Internet).


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5. Terms of Reference
International Consultant (2)

UNIFEM Project TAJ/02/W01
"Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through the Land Reform in
Tajikistan"
Preparatory Assistance phase from 1 April - 31 August 2002

Background
The proposed UNIFEM project entitled "Economic Empowerment of Rural
Women through the Land Reform in Tajikistan" aims to promote and ensure
full implementation of women's rights to land in the course of land
reform in Tajikistan. The Preparatory Assistance phase will cover the
period 1 April - 31 August 2002 and will focus on an assessment of needs
of rural women in the area of land reform and an assessment of the legal
and institutional framework and implementation mechanisms. The
International Consultant is recruited for a total of 10 days to be spent
in Tajikistan throughout the initial Preparatory Assistance period of
five months.  Following the completion of this phase and successful
development and adoption of a project document, the contract holder may
be offered an extension until the projected end of the project, i.e.
February 2004.

Main tasks
Under regular supervision of the Regional Programme Director for the CIS
and in close consultation with the Europe/CIS Section Manager at UNIFEM
HQ as well as with the other international consultant, the International
Consultant will be responsible for:
 Providing technical advice and input - especially with a view to
advocacy and networking with other potential project partners, and with
a view to the future development of economic empowerment and financial
development skills among women, - into a needs assessment on
institutional mechanisms, including the legal and procedural frameworks
for land rights and relevant co-ordination mechanisms;
 Ensuring that the information and lessons learned from the previous
UNIFEM project in Tajikistan that have been communicated by the other
international consultant is being used to the fullest extent possible,
also by the new national project staff, especially with regard to
liasing with UNDP, the Government, NGO partners, other UN and
intergovernmental agencies, rural women and their representatives, and
community leaders;
 Provide training/capacity building for external researchers involved
in institutional assessment;
 Providing substantive input into a consultation and review meeting at
which the final project proposal is to be discussed in July 2002;
 Undertaking continuous monitoring of progress throughout the
preparatory assistance phase and prepare for the subsequent project
phases by providing technical input regarding the drafting of the
full-fledged project document to be submitted by July 2002 and within
this context, regarding the strategies proposed by the National Project
Manager and the other international consultant; with a special
contribution on advocacy with government institutions and lobbying and
networking with national and international partners, particularly with a
view to the development of a donor co-ordination strategy, as well as
women's economic empowerment and capacity-building through training and
self-help groups.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a profound knowledge
of socio-economic and political developments in the CIS region; be
highly motivated and have an advanced degree in business/public
administration, development studies, sociology or law and at least five
years of relevant consultative experience. The prospective candidate
should have excellent knowledge of English and Russian. Knowledge of
Tajik would be an advantage. S/he should have demonstrated economic
development and gender analytical skills and strong methodological and
writing skills.  The candidate should have demonstrated advocacy and
networking ability.  S/he must have proven management competencies and
outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team in a
multicultural environment under difficult circumstances. S/he must be
able to travel to Tajikistan as and when the project requires.  The
candidate must also have excellent computer skills (Windows programs, MS
Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet).

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