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International Consultant to review the implementation of the “Cairo Declaration for Arab Women and the Strategic Plan for Women Empowerment in the Arab Region - 2030 Development Agenda
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||01-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 working days|
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.
In 2015, the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Arab League endorsed the “Cairo Declaration for Women the Arab and strategic plan for the advancement of Arab women beyond-2015” (the “Cairo Declaration”), adopted, together with the Executive Strategic Action Plan, on 29 March 2017 at the 28th Arab Summit. The Cairo Declaration and the Executive Action Plan were adopted under the umbrella document of the "Development Agenda for Women in the Arab Region 2030".
The League of Arab States - Department of Women, Family, and Childhood (LAS - WFCD) is mandated to review every five years the implementation of the Development Agenda for Women in the Arab Region 2030, which includes the Cairo Declaration. The regional review also represents an important opportunity to review and update the Cairo Declaration, for instance by incorporate climate change and COVID-19 response.
For this purpose, LAS – WFCD is developing a questionnaire to collect data that will inform the review process (LAS Questionnaire).
UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) is regularly monitoring progress on gender equality and women's empowerment in the Arab States region. ROAS, together with the United Nations Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), will therefore be supporting LAS – WFCD in monitoring and reporting against this regional normative framework, with a view to accelerate progress on gender equality in the region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The International Consultant will work under the supervision of UN Women Regional Policy Advisor on Women’s Political Participation, in close coordination with the Director of the Women, Family and Childhood Department of the League of Arab States.
The International Consultant will provide timely technical support and coordination required to (i) analyze data which will be gathered by LAS - WFCD to inform the Cairo Declaration review process and (ii) report on results of the Cairo Declaration review process.
To achieve this objective, the International Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Deliverables of the International Consultant include the following listed below:
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
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.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (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 the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (i.e., 49 points) will be considered as a technically qualified candidate.
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permit uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
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.