​Call for consultants: Women’s Political Participation Botswana

Date: May 5, 2021
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Closing Date: 20 May 2021

Gender Links seeks a consultant to implement the International Idea Enhancing the Inclusion of Women in Political Participation (WPP) in Africa project in Botswana from from 1 June 2021 to 31 December 2021.  CVs and daily rates must be submitted by 20 May 2021.

Gender Links is part of the International Idea-led consortium: Enhancing the Inclusion of Women in Political Participation in Africa. The five other organisations in the consortium are FAWE, FEMNET, IFAN, Gender Laboratory, PADARE, and WLSA. The consortium focuses on eight African countries including Botswana.  The three-year project is funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Ethiopia with the overall goal of increasing the political representation and participation of women in Africa in line with the Maputo Protocol of 2003, various sub-regional protocols and standards and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key components

1) Finalising and launching a situational analysis on WPP in the country

2) Conducting cross-generational capacity sessions with women leaders and young women activists, using the GL COE “hubs” as anchors and popularizing the idea of junior councils.

4) Political party policy dialogues which will include cross SADC learning on the adoption and implementation of quotas.

5) Thematic dialogues with parliament, to include a submission on the Constitutional review and EMB, to include the development of a gender policy and

6) The Women Political Participation (WPP) Academy which will include 1) women in parliament 2) women in local government 3) young women aspirants, linked to the setting up of junior councils where this concept gains traction.

Key competencies

  • Degree in a relevant social studies field.
  • At least ten years’ experience working in the area of Women’s Political Participation.
  • Excellent relations and access in this area
  • Writing, analysis, lobbying and advocacy skills
  • Ability to multi task and deliver under pressure, including the restrictions placed by COVID-19.

Time frame

  • The consultancy is expected to be a maximum of 90 days, during the period June to December 2021.

Please E Mail CVs and daily rates to: execdirector@genderlinks.org.za by 20 May 2021.

Only successful candidates will contacted.

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