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Three (3) national consultants - ITC-ILO Certified Gender Audit Facilitators to Conduct the Participatory Gender Audit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||19 working days (per facilitator)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||19 working days in the period of 27 September 2021 – 30 November 2021|
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 and peace and security.
UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions, and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.
The Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) is a gender mainstreaming tool for promoting organizational learning on how to mainstream gender in policies, programmes and structures of institutions and assess progress made in achieving gender equality. According to the ILO definition “…the Participatory Gender Audit is a tool that supports an organization’s commitment to gender equality by examining the extent to which equality is being institutionalized; helping to identify good practices in technical work; and pointing to effective and efficient ways of moving forward in mainstreaming gender in all work activities (ILO, A Manual for Gender Audit Facilitators: The ILO Participatory Gender Audit Methodology, ILO, 2007, 5.).”
The aim of a PGA is assessing the extent to which policies have been institutionalized at the level of the: 1. Organization 2. Work unit?? and 3. Individual. As a method for gender mainstreaming, gender audits help organizations identify and understand gender patterns within their composition, structures, processes, organizational culture, and management of human resources, and in the design and delivery of policies and services. They also help assess the impact of organizational performance and its management on gender equality within the organization. Gender audits establish a baseline against which progress can be measured over time, identifying critical gender gaps and challenges, and making recommendations of how they can be addressed through improvements and innovations (InterAction, The Gender Audit Handbook: A tool for organisational self-assessment and transformation, 2010. Available at: http://www.rcrc-resilience-southeastasia.org/document/the-gender-audit-h... )
UN Women in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) introduced a methodology of PGA to Georgia in 2012. Since then, UN Women has supported PGAs in a number of ministries/state agencies, including in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in 2014, and has developed and gradually expanded a pool of national experts who have received training and certification of PGA facilitators in the international training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy.
Within the framework of the UN Women project “Accelerating Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Georgia” plans to expand its work on PGA and intends to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in undergoing PGA. The institution, along with its strategic importance has also expressed goodwill to undergo such audit that is a decisive factor for successful PGA outcomes.
The PGA will look whether in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective and reinforce each other; it will monitor and assess the relative progress made in gender mainstreaming in the organization; will identify the critical gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and recommend ways for addressing them; and last but not least, document good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.
As per the key principles of the ILO PGA approach and to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in undertaking PGA, UN Women intends to hire a total of three (3) national consultants from the roster of ITC-ILO certified group of facilitators of Participatory Gender Audit to perform work spelled out in the section below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant/s are:
Deliverables (per consultant encompassing PGA work):
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
Required Skills and Experience
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation.
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round.
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of UN Women Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, and in collaboration and day-to-day management of UN Women WPS project team.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
Deliverables 1, 2, 3 (13 working Days) - 68 %
Deliverables 4, 5, 6, 7 (6 working days) - 32%
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR
How to Submit the Application: