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Two Consultants (Mid-Term Review)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security. UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and is a global champion for women and girls. UN Women was established in July 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) is based in Pretoria, South Africa and serves five SACU countries; South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and the Kingdom of Eswatini. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, and in line with the ongoing UN Reform, UN Women SAMCO leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts in South Africa and the SACU countries to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of the country’s priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women SAMCO Strategic Note (SN) 2017-2022 translates UN Women’s global Strategic Plan 2018-2021 to the country level and adapts it to the country context and priorities, including the UNDAF (referred to as the United Nations Strategic Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF in South Africa). The SN outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for the UN Women SAMCO for the years 2017-2022.
Under UN Women’s policies and procedures in relation to programme management, a Mid-term review (MTR) is mandatory for programmes of at least three years duration. In the case of UN Women SAMCO, the strategic note-midterm review will be considered as the first step to assess the relevance of the current SN and to propose revision so that it reflects changes and developments that affect the lives of women and girls in the countries covered by the SN.
The objectives of the Strategic Note midterm review and Strategic note revision process are as follows:
The consultancy will be divided into two different and complementary exercises: The Strategic Note Mid-Term Review (SN-MTR) and the Strategic note revision (SN-R).
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultants will work with UN Women SAMCO staff, government and civil society to complete the Mid-Term Review.
Within a maximum of a 45-day working period, under the overall supervision of the UN Women SAMCO - Representative; the consultants will:
Specific Tasks to be undertaken by the Consultants include:
The Midterm Review will be a highly consultative and participatory process specifically targeting the full participation and engagement of all UN Women staff and a select key stakeholders.
The consultants should meet the following criteria:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
The ideal candidates for the Consultancy should bring a solid academic and professional background in strategic planning, gender and development.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultants should meet the following criteria:
Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Politics, Gender Studies or a related field.
The application should include:
UN WOMEN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.