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National Consultant: Gender Equality and Elections
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||October 2021 - 31 March 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.
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’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development.
UN Women, as part of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, contributes to the national efforts to advance gender equality and empowerment of women, as outlined in its Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, its Sustainable Development Goals Roadmap, and in support of its international human rights and gender equality obligations. Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), UN Women’s programming in Timor-Leste focuses on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and supporting implementation of Normative commitments (e.g. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for Action, and Sustainable Development Goals), mainstreaming gender across areas to achieve these results.
Enhancing women’s participation and representation in politics and public decision-making contributes to amplifying voices of women, bringing women’s needs to greater attention and discussion, and improving gender-responsiveness of governance structures. Promoting women’s participation and representation in politics at both national and sub-national levels is one of UN Women’s areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. UN Women works to implement Sub-Outcome 5.3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework of Timor-Leste (2021-2025) and Output 4.2 of UN Women Timor-Leste’s Strategy Note (2021-2025) in increasing visibility, skills, networks and participation of diverse women in democratic institutions, local decision-making and governance processes, particularly the most marginalized groups facing multiple forms of discrimination, including women with disabilities.
Ahead of the forthcoming elections at national, municipality and suco levels in 2021-2024, UN Women is committed to strengthening capacities and skills of local women and men leaders from diverse background in meaningful participation in the elections in Timor-Leste. Towards this end, UN Women will roll out a leadership training programme in Dili and other municipalities (with reference to the essential training resources from the Transformative Leadership in Gender Equality Programme developed by UN Women), and the training aims to strengthen the leadership, communication, networking building and advocacy skills of the current and emerging women and men leaders. The training seeks to enhance their capacity and knowledge to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, and strengthen leaders’ use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address gender biases and promote commitments to gender equality and women’s rights.
UN Women Timor-Leste is seeking a National Consultant: Gender Equality and Elections to implement the programme promoting gender equality in elections and enhancing women’s participation in politics, and strengthening women’s capacities and skills to meaningfully participate in the elections in Timor-Leste.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and direct supervision of National Programme Officer of Women, Peace and Security Programme and close collaboration with UNDP, civil society organizations and local women’s groups, the National Consultant will provide technical support to implement the programme promoting gender equality in elections, and strengthening women’s capacities and skills in having meaningful participation and representation in the 2021-2024 elections in Timor-Leste.
Scope of work and tasks
Task 1: Provide technical and coordination support to UN Women to develop, implement and monitor a capacity development plan to enhance skills and capacities of women and men leaders in having meaningful participation in the elections at both national and sub-national levels.
Task 2: Contribute to the programme’s communications plan design and implementation.
The contract assignment will be from 11 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
The National Consultant will produce the following deliverables:
All deliverables should incorporate UN Women feedback before finalization and all reports and training material shall be presented in English, in electronic version.
Payment in full upon final submission of each deliverable and satisfactory outputs/products in accordance with specified requirements.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.
UN Women team will provide the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) training materials.
 Electoral Management Bodies in Timor-Leste define ‘youth’ as those aged 17-30 years old.
Leading by Example Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to UNDP Job site no later than 12 October 2021.
Submission of package
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CVs or P11 and the financial proposal.
Please note that the submission package needs to be uploaded in one file/ document in the UNDP Job site.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as a technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Annex I: Financial Proposal
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
The above lump sum costs include all administration costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation including daily professional fee.
 Electoral Management Bodies in Timor-Leste define ‘youth’ as those aged 17-30 years old.