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Programme Management and Coordination consultant EVAW
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
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.
I. Organizational context
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The six priority areas are:
In view of eliminating violence against women and girls, which is a key area of UN Women’s work, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have implemented the multi-year ‘Spotlight Initiative’.
Through a comprehensive approach, the Spotlight Initiative focuses its work on eliminating violence against women and girls and femicide/feminicide through six key pillars:
In the Latin American region Spotlight is present in a focused set of countries, where the Initiative deploys targeted, large-scale investments to improve the rights of women and girls, helping them to live lives free of violence.
Alongside the national programmes, the Latin American Regional Programme of the Spotlight Initiative (LARP-Spotlight) focuses on eliminating femicide, especially through pillar I on developing and implementing relevant legislation and policies; pilar III on preventing violence through evidence-based programmes and campaigns; and pillar V on ensuring the collection and use of prevalence and incidence data to inform policymaking.
During its phase 1, LARP-Spotlight generated a series of knowledge products and innovative approaches to address the challenge of eliminating violence against women and girls. This body of knowledge will be available beyond the lifetime of this phase 1 of the Spotlight Initiative, as powerful tools for UN Women to share and engage in political dialogue with key stakeholders in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
Reporting to the Americas and Caribbean Regional Office’s EVAW Policy Specialist, the Programme Management and Coordination Consultant EVAW supports the UN Women Regional Office/the EVAW Policy Specialist in effectively coordinating the area of Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Latin America and the Caribbean, which includes coordinating relationships with regional and national partners and stakeholders, and managing the programmes, projects and initiatives related thereto, especially, the LARP-Spotlight.
S/he will provide technical support and expertise on preventing and responding to gender-based violence, ending femicides/feminicides, strengthening the network of essential services for women subject to violence, and promoting mechanisms for the protection of women human rights defenders. The consultant will advise the RO team on the effective management of programmes in the Ending Violence Against Women thematic area, by contributing to the programme design, formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge generation/sharing. S/he will analyze results achieved during programme implementation and will recommend the appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he will work in close collaboration with the UN Women programmes, communications and operations teams, the relevant United Nations Agencies and coordination mechanisms, as well as government officials, multi and bi-lateral organizations, donors and civil society ensuring successful UN programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
III. Consultancy objective
This consultancy's main objective is to provide programmatic and coordination support and technical expertise to the implementation of the ending violence against women programmes in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, especially in the framework of the Spotlight Initiative, according to the needs and demands that arise.
The successful performance of the incumbent will effectively contribute to the development of quality projects/programmes reports. In particular, the consultant is expected to carry out the following functions and activities:
V. Deliverable products:
VI. Contract execution arrangements
Payments for the services will be made after the delivery of each product established in the table above, subject to satisfaction and approval by UN Women in accordance with the established schedule.
When processing the last payment, it must be accompanied by the Consultant Performance Evaluation.
The SSA establishes that the remuneration for this contract type is an all-inclusive fee, the organization will not be liable for additional cost or benefits. Hence, it is the responsibility of the consultant to take out adequate medical insurance for the duration of the contract and it is recommendable that the policy includes coverage for COVID-19 related illness. The medical coverage should be international when the contract requires missions or international assignment.
If selected for this vacant post, proof of medical coverage should be presented within the first two months of the contract.
Where a decision is made that travel is required, prior to going on mission consultants/individual contractors should be requested to provide a signed “Statement of good health” to confirm their insurance coverage and inoculations in line with paragraph 5.24.1 in the SSA Policy.
No travel is contemplated for the development of the consultancy; however, if travel and/or transfers are required, the costs will be covered by UN Women, following the Organization's current rates for such purposes.
In the current crisis due to COVID-19, no travel is foreseen for this consultancy, but rather remote and virtual work. This may change after the present situation.
VII. Performance monitoring and evaluation
The Programme Management and Coordination EVAW consultancy will be managed by the Regional Office of UN Women of the Americas and the Caribbean. The EVAW Policy Specialist will carry out the supervision of this consultancy. The consultant is not a United Nations staff member and will carry out the activities related to his/her consultancy in a virtual way, from his/her workspace under the work plan.
Three months after the beginning of the consultancy, an evaluation of the selected person's performance and the products produced will be carried out. In case of not being favorable, the contract will be terminated by mutual agreement within 30 days.
For the consultancy's good development, the supervisor will provide the consultant with the existing documents and information that UN Women has related to the consultancy's topics. It is the consultant's responsibility to obtain primary and secondary data from other sources, if necessary.
The consultant will maintain permanent coordination with her/his supervisor to execute and develop the products requested by this consultancy effectively. He/she will also provide information as requested within the framework of the terms of reference.
VIII. Performance indicators
IX. Intellectual rights, patents and other property rights
The right to equipment and supplies provided by UN Women to the consultant for the performance of any obligation under this contract shall remain with UN Women. Such equipment shall be returned to UN Women at the end of this contract or when the consultant no longer needs it. When returned to UN Women, such equipment shall be in the same condition as when it was given to the consultant, subject to normal wear and tear. The consultant shall be responsible for compensating UN Women for damaged or broken equipment regardless of normal wear and tear.
UN Women shall be entitled to all intellectual property and other proprietary rights including but not limited to: patents, copyrights, and trademarks, concerning products, processes, inventions, ideas, know-how, documents and other materials that the consultant has prepared or collected in consequence of or during the execution of this consultancy, and the consultant acknowledges and agrees that such products, documents and other materials constitute work carried out under the engagement of UN Women. However, if such intellectual property or other property rights consist of any intellectual property or property rights of the consultant (i) that existed before the consultant's performance of his or her obligations under this contract, or (ii) that the consultant may develop or acquire, or may have developed or acquired, independently of the performance of his or her obligations under this contract, UN Women shall not and shall not claim any ownership interest therein, and the consultant shall grant UN Women a perpetual license to use such intellectual property or other property rights solely for the purpose and the requirements of this contract.
Organizational Values and Principles
Required Skills and Experience
For the applicant to be considered, applicants must meet the following qualifications and requirements:
For the selection process, the evaluation committee will carry out a technical evaluation of resumes based on stablished requirements and criteria. According to the results will be selected the most qualified person for the position.
For the selection process, the evaluation committee will first carry out a technical evaluation of resumes based on following requirements and criteria:
XI. Recruitment Process
The evaluation committee will perform a technical evaluation of resumes based on these requirements and criteria for the selection process.
In case of not mentioning the essential requirements in your application, your application will not be considered for evaluation and, therefore, will be discarded to continue the process.
Compliance with these requirements must be demonstrated through the submission of
UN Women is committed to achieving workplace diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
People from minority groups, indigenous groups and people with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.