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Friday, May 19, 2017

National Consultant Job at UN Women ( UNW ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
National Consultant

Jobs at:
UN Women ( UNW )

Deadline of this Job:
2nd June 2017.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
National Consultant to Review the opportunities and Barriers to participation of Women’s Enterprises in public procurement.
UN Women ( UNW ), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the charter of the united nations, work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partner's and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations systems effort's to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities age efforts while building effective
Public procurement presents a huge potential for women entrepreneurs to realize their economic aspirations by making sure that they benefit from the massive contracts awarded by government for various goods, services and works existing in the various supply chains. A multi-trillion industry accounting for l5-30 percent of GDP in countries, public procurement represents an enormous share of global demand for goods and services. However, women, owned business (WOB) only access 1% of public procurement. This is due to the enormous structural barriers which limit their growth and participation in public procurement as well as the over development.
It is in line with the above, that UN Women and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) would like to engage the services of an individual consultant to study the existing opportunities and barriers to participation of women enterprises in public procurement and to recommend measures that can be implemented to strengthen the involvement of women entrepreneurs in public procurement.
Location: Uganda.
Application Deadline: 2nd June 2017.
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: Individual Consultant
Languages Required: English
stating Date: 12th June 2017
Expected Duration of Assignment: 30 days
Job application procedure
Interested applicants can visit our careers page below and submit applications based on the detailed instructions provided online
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UN Women is an equal
opportunity employer, Qualified women and men are highly encouraged to apply.