National Consultant- Gender and Peacebuilding



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Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :15-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :4 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.


Background

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 South Sudan works closely with the Ministry of Peacebuilding to promote women's effective participation in Peace-Building and social cohesion. UN Women works on analysis, research, and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance to state governments and intergovernmental processes, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at the country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Peace and Security portfolio within UN Women country office works to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security, UN system efforts to promote improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security. This includes the implementation of Peace and security interventions as set out in the Beijing Platform for Action and in Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, as well as accountability frameworks established by the UN system.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with the Under Secretary in the Ministry of Peacebuilding, where this position is based, the Gender and Peacebuilding consultant will provide policy and programmatic expertise to the Government of South Sudan and UN entities and country teams working on peacebuilding and policy support on gender and peacebuilding overall.


Duties and Responsibilities

Develop policy and research at the normative and programmatic levels:

  • Conceptualize, develop and execute policy on gender mainstreaming in the area of gender-responsive peacebuilding;
  • Identify emerging trends and cutting-edge themes in peacebuilding that require policy and programmatic response from government and UN partners;
  • Develop background materials and briefs on gender-responsive peacebuilding and contribute to ongoing policy discussions around peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Provide advisory services and technical assistance related to gender-responsive peacebuilding;
  • Provide technical leadership to government ministries and departments o ensure gender mainstreaming in conflict analysis, peacebuilding project design, implementation, and M&E to promote accountability within the office to gender equality commitments.
  • Support the development of tools and resources to improve standardization of good practices in peacebuilding;
  • Develop background materials and briefs on gender and peacebuilding issues and contribute to related positioning and messaging of the Ministry of Peacebuilding;
  • Develop and implement knowledge management strategies to capture and disseminate good practice in Peacebuilding;
  • Support the development of training and capacity building tools for the Ministry of Peacebuilding in gender and peacebuilding;
  • Oversee the implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security Policy.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and accurate technical support to country offices and partners;
  • Provision of quality policy support and reporting in the area of gender-responsive peacebuilding;
  • Relationship with stakeholders is maintained and further strengthened;
  • Quality of knowledge products;
  • Quality of capacity development initiatives.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Sensitivity and adaptability regarding culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource;
  • Commitment to UN values;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining high-quality and timeliness;
  • Self-management.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in mediation or dispute resolution and peacebuilding. Master’s degree in international law plus a recognized certification in mediation or peacebuilding could be accepted:
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in mediation or dispute resolution and peacebuilding at national and international level;
  • A Master’s degree in Peacebuilding, conflict studies, economics, political science, human rights, law or other social science fields, of direct relevance to women, peace, and security;
  • Excellent training skills and experience to train young people;
  • Previous work experience with UN Agencies or international development agencies;
  • Experience in the fields of gender equality and women’s empowerment and human rights-related work would be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Arabic and English is a must.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation (70%, 70 points) split such as:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in mediation or dispute resolution and peacebuilding: 20 points;
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree on peacebuilding.: 20 points;
  • Experience in the fields of UN peace processes, gender and women’s empowerment and human rights related work: 20 points;
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute policy on gender mainstreaming in the area of gender-responsive peacebuilding: 10 Points;

Financial Evaluation (30%, 30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application Process:

The application must include:

  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Personal History Form P11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

Please note, the system will only allow one attachment, and, hence please combine the multiples files while uploading the attachment.

Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Note:
    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.



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