National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security for the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :26-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
11-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :200 days (within period of 11 October 2021 to 16 December 2022)

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.

One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is Women, Peace and Security (WPS). In partnership with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, UN Women provides support to the national security sector institutions, including the Ministry of Interior, in implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women supported the state institutions with development of a new National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2021-2025 (NAP 1325), which was adopted in October 2020, and stands ready to provide technical support in its implementation.

To further support the consolidated efforts of the Parliament, Government, women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) to meet the state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including CEDAW, UNSCR 1325 and SDGs, through governance reforms and peace and security processes, UN Women launched the project “Building democratic, peaceful and gender equal society in Ukraine – Phase II”, funded by Norway. The project goal is for women to meaningfully participate in and equally benefit from peace and security processes at all levels in Ukraine. This will be achieved via supporting meaningful participation of women and their organizations in conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery and by supporting government at all levels in implementing and monitoring WPS commitments in sustainable and inclusive ways.

The national security sector is one of the priority national reforms under the Strategy for Sustainable Development. The Government implements the National Security Strategy, adopted on 14 September 2020, which aims to achieve the national security priorities, the reforms envisaged by the Association Agreement between Ukraine and  EU, as well as partnership with NATO. It also includes gender equality provisions for the first time: ensuring equal opportunities for women and men in full realization of their potential; effective implementation of state policy on ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men; zero tolerance to gender-based discrimination.

To ensure comprehensive gender mainstreaming, as well as to institutionalize implementation of the gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments, UN Women supported the ministry with the development of their sectorial plan on implementation of NAP 1325, which has been adopted by the Ministry in 2021.  

To support the Ministry of Interior to further integrate and implement the gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments, including Women, Peace and Security agenda, UN Women will provide expert advice through the National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security for further institutionalization of WPS agenda in the Ministry and its coordinated bodies. 

Therefore, UN Women is looking for a Women, Peace and Security expert who will work as a National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security with the focus on the following areas of responsibility: providing support with gender analysis and policy advice on  implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry’s sectorial plan on NAP 1325 implementation,  methodology development and conducting gender-related research initiatives (including but not limited to audits, assessments, questionnaires), design and implementation of information awareness raising initiatives and supporting with institutionalization of capacity building initiatives in the Ministry.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Project Manager/Coordination Analyst and direct supervision by the Programme Analyst, the National Consultant will provide expert support to the Deputy Minister of Interior of Ukraine and specialized gender unit through technical advice and expertise on implementation of MoI action plan on implementation of NAP 1325. The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks developed in coordination with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and UN Women:

 

  1. Under direct supervision of the Deputy Minister of Interior, develop a results-based work plan for the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, as well as timeline.
  2. Provide support in gender assessment of the MoI central executive bodies to be conducted by UN Women in partnership with DCAF under coordination of Office of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.  
  3. Provie support in analysis and assessments, initiated by MoI in relation to implementation of WPS agenda
  4. Assist in implementing commitments under the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2021-2025, WPS-related commitments under MoI Gender Equality Plan including on prevention and response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in line with UN Women mandate and operations in Ukraine.
  5. Provide gender analysis and elaborate gender-responsive propositions to the new draft and current legal and normative acts developed by the Ministry and its coordinated central executive bodies.
  6. Contribute to the design and implementation of information and awareness raising gender related initiatives and community outreach of MoI and its coordinated central executive bodies.
  7. Provide expert support with organizing and conducting capacity building initiatives within the Ministry’s system with the purpose to institutionalize gender equality trainings for the staff of MoI and its coordinated central executive bodies.
  8. Provide a final report on activities conducted, achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations.

 

 

Assignment Deliverables:

#

Deliverables

Number of working days

Deadlines

1

Results-based work plan for the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, as well as timeline

10 days

By October 25, 2021

2

Results-based progress report based on:

- support to information and awareness raising gender-related initiatives and community outreach of MoI and its coordinated central executive bodies and;

- other activities, pertaining to implementation of MoI action plan 1325 and capacity development activities (including training agenda, detailed training concept note, training materials and handouts developed in close consultation with and approved by UN Women)

20 days

 

By December 3, 2021

3

Results-based progress report on:

- assistance in implementing commitments under the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security 2021-2025 as well as in other areas, including prevention and response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence  and;

- capacity development activities (including training agenda, detailed training concept note, training materials and handouts developed in close consultation with and approved by UN Women)

40 days

By March 1, 2022

4

Results-based progress report on:

- support in gender assessment of the MoI central executive bodies and;

- other activities, pertaining to MoI action plan 1325 implementation and capacity development activities (including training agenda, detailed training concept note, training materials and handouts developed in close consultation with and approved by UN Women)

50 days

By June 1, 2022

5

Results-based progress report based on:

- activities, pertaining to MoI action plan 1325 implementation and capacity development activities (including training agenda, detailed training concept note, training materials and handouts developed in close consultation with and approved by UN Women)

 30 days

 

By September 2, 2022

6

Results-based progress report based on:

- activities, pertaining to MoI action plan 1325 implementation and capacity development activities (including training agenda, detailed training concept note, training materials and handouts developed in close consultation with and approved by UN Women)

40 days

By November 12, 2022

7

Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted

  10 days

By December 2, 2022

*All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas and methodologies, handouts, lists of participants, etc. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.

Inputs

  • UN Women and the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine will provide the Consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • The Ministry of Interior will provide the consultants with the space and access to the internal institutional documents.
  • The consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer.

Performance evaluation:

  • Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager which will also be the basis for payment on a delivery to the consultant.

Financial arrangements:  

  • Payment will be disbursed in seven instalments upon receipt of the deliverables (as per above matrix) and their certification by UN Women Project Manager/Coordination Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed.


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

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

Qualifications Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) degree in social sciences, law, public policy/administration, economics, development studies, gender studies or similar.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven experience in conducting gender analysis, gender researches and assessments of legislation, policies and institutions;
  • Proven knowledge of UN SCR 1325 and gender perspectives in security sector;
  • Proven experience with organization and facilitation of learning sessions, like trainings, workshops and round tables with multiple stakeholders’ participation;
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations would be considered an asset.

 

Languages and other skills: 

  • Fluent Ukrainian and English;
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

 

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable.
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

 

 

Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:

  • The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

             Technical Evaluation Criteria

Maximum obtainable Points

Criterion A – Relevant education

Advanced (Masters) degree in social sciences, law, public policy/administration, economy, development studies, gender studies or similar

5

Criterion B – Language skills 

Fluent Ukrainian, and English

5

Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all of the following criteria - 25 points including: 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Human rights, Gender equality, and preferably, Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven experience in conducting gender analysis, gender researches and assessments of the legislation, policies and institutions;
  • Proven knowledge of UN SCR 1325 and gender perspectives in security sector;
  • Proven experience with organization and facilitation of learning sessions, like trainings, workshops and round tables with multiple stakeholders’ participation;
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations would be considered an asset

5

 

5

 

5

 

5

5

 

Only those candidates who attained minimum 20 points for the above criteria will be invited for the written test

 

Maximum obtainable score for the test (Only those applicants who score 70% for the written test will be called for an interview).

15

Maximum obtainable score for the interview   

20

Total Obtainable Score

70

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be further considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the financial/price component is 30.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
  • Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30.
  • (S - score received on financial evaluation; F min - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F - financial offer under the consideration).

Application and submission package:

The candidate’s application should include:

  1. P11 with indication of relevant experience in line with the ToR requirements.  Completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-11) form can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558  
  2. Financial proposal (sample is provided below): The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days, travel costs (daily subsistence allowance and other in-country travel costs) and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).

Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 11:59 pm 26 September 2021 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: hr.ukraine@unwomen.org with a subject “National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security for the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine”.

Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.

Sample of Financial Proposal

The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal

  1. Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*

 

Deliverables

# of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Price, UAH

(Lump Sum, All Inclusive)

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Total

max. # of working days (100%)

UAH ……

*Basis for payment tranches

UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.



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