The Institute for Inclusive Security is seeking experts on gender and constitution building to assist with workshops planned in Sudan in early May 2011 . 

Following the recent vote for separation, North and South Sudan will endeavor on different paths of constitutional reform. For many years, Inclusive Security has worked with dynamic and diverse Sudanese women seeking to elevate women’s voices all aspects of decision-making. During this important phase in Sudan’s history, we want to continue supporting their efforts to ensure an inclusive constitutional reform process and a gender sensitive constitution in both new states. 

Inclusive Security is seeking individuals who have participated in constitutional development processes and have expertise in the following areas:

  • Advocating for women’s inclusion in constitution-building processes, including  official constitutional review committees and drafting bodies.
  • Drafting and supporting constitutional provisions, such as parliamentary and executive branch quotas, that guarantee women’s participation in all branches and at all levels of government.
  • Engaging women in government, including support to women's caucuses and women in constitutional review committees, to advocate for gender sensitivity in the constitution and for an inclusive, participatory process that connects to the grassroots.
  • Engaging women in civil society to participate in the process, disseminate information, and effectively advocate to decision makers in the constitutional review process.  
  • Facilitating consensus building processes and strategic planning.  

The Institute will select candidates based on experience in constitutional processes as well as contextual knowledge of Sudan's political and legal environment. We are seeking experts that can travel for up to one week to provide trainings and conduct consultations in Sudan with women's groups in civil society and government. The consultancy will be paid, as well as travel, accommodation, and per diem covered. 

If you are interested, please contact us via email, attaching your CV. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might qualify.

Contact: Farah Council, Sudan Program Officer, farah_council@huntalternatives.org