Consultant – Gender, Youth and Participatory Rights Expert

Location: remote with a possibility of travel

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

With over three decades of working in Sudan, an office in Khartoum, and a broad network of relationships across the 18 states, the Carter Center is now working to support Sudan’s ongoing transition. To assist this support, the Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Gender, Youth and Participatory Rights Expert. The selected candidate will work remotely and report to the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program and Democracy Program Associate Directors.  

Applicants should have at least 10 years of experience working on gender and social inclusion in conflict resolution and democratic governance programs. The ideal candidate would have experience in countries transitioning to a democratic government, and a strong knowledge of Sudan. The applicant should have demonstrated experience in assessing legal, socioeconomic, and cultural barriers to women and young people’s civic participation, preferably in developing or transition countries. The applicant should hold a bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degree in women’s studies, gender development, or a similar field. Fluency in English is required; Arabic is highly desirable. The position is expected to be remote-based and conducted primarily through desk review, and, if possible, with field-based engagement depending on program contingencies. The analyst will be part of a core team of researchers who will jointly produce a final report with findings at the end of the consultancy. The initial assignment is for three months, beginning in March 2023.

The Gender, Youth and Participatory Rights Expert’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Assessing the representation of women and youth in terms of participation as well as reform priorities throughout the transition process and identifying key concerns through desk review and remote consultations and research. Providing analysis and strategic advice to the Center on important substantive issues;
  • Developing an analysis of gender, youth and participatory rights in Sudan to identify strengths, weaknesses and recommendations in the context of the evolving constitutional framework and relevant national legislation and international obligations; analysis may include but not limited to women and young people’s political participation in the transitional process, violence against women, social sector reforms, and transitional justice for women and young people;
  • Conducting remote interviews with political party representatives, NGO and civil society leaders, government officials, media and other stakeholders to assess the participation of women and young people in the transitional process;
  • Briefing Carter Center staff and other stakeholders on important gender, youth and participatory rights dynamics as appropriate; Support the Youth Citizen Observer Network to inform regional priorities;
  • Preparing supplemental memos assessing specific constitution-drafting related issues on an “as-needed” basis; Contributing to the preparation of statements of preliminary findings and any of the project’s interim reports;
  • Submit weekly reports on relevant developments as well as to contribute to the writing of a final report with findings due at the end of May 2023, bearing primary responsibility for drafting report sections focused on the legal/constitutional framework; and  
  • Performing other duties as appropriate for the good functioning of the project. 

To be considered for this position, provide your application details and upload a CV/resume and cover letter in support of your application in the following website: Only applications received through this link will be considered: The Carter Center – Sudan 2023 Core Team of Experts Application ( As this is an international assessment, Sudanese nationals are not eligible for this role. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please. Deadline for submissions: March 3rd, 2023.