National Consultant for Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) Women, Peace and Security



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Location : Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :11-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
18-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :18 October 2021 - 31 January 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. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.

 

UN Women, as part of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, contributes to the Government’s efforts to advance gender equality and the 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, Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and supporting implementation of Normative commitments (e.g. CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, SDGs), mainstreaming gender across areas to achieve these results. In support of its coordination mandate, UN Women Country Office Co-Chairs the UN Inter-agency Governance Results Group (with UNDP), Co-Chairs Gender Theme Group and the Co-Chairs the Multi-stakeholder Gender Coordination Group with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion.

 

UN Women has supported the Government in implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda since it developed its first National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution on WPS (NAP 1325) which was approved by the Council of Ministers in April 2016 and was launched in October 2016.

 

After completing the first phase of the NAP 1325 for 2016-2020, the Government through the Ministry of Interior as leading Coordinator for NAP 1325 have committed to proceed the with the second phase of NAP 1325. To contribute to NAP 1325 Participation Pillar, UN Women will roll out the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality to NAP 1325 Structures and focal points in each Government Institutions and 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 and promote commitments to gender equality.  

 

In support of these initiatives, UN Women seeks to hire the national consultant to support organizing and roll out the trainings with support from the Ministry of Interior’s NAP 1325 Secretariat.

 

 

  1. Objectives of the assignment

 

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office, the consultant will be directly supervised by the WPS National Programme Officer and work closely with the Ministry of Interior - NAP 1325 Secretariat. The consultant will be responsible to organize, roll out series of training, review and develop the training packages and ensuring the smooth coordination between the line ministries and civil society organizations


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Scope of work and tasks

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

 

  1. Development of work plan and revise of TLGE training materials with support from NAP 1325 Secretariat
    1. Develop the work plan for series of trainings to NAP 1325 Structures (steering committee, working group and M&E team) and line ministries’ focal points
    2. Liaise with NAP Secretariat and DNPCC to select the NAP 1325 Structures for TLGE trainings
    3. Revise the TLGE training materials with adjustment of women’s participation in the time of COVID-19
    4. Ensure the smooth coordination with line ministries and NAP 1325 Structures
    5. Coordinate with NAP 1325 Secretariat to ensure the participation of Security Institution’s representation linked to adoption of Gender Strategy (2018-2022)

 

  1. Enhance women’s role in leadership through Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality
    1. Provide pool of training to MOD senior staff and female defense forces on TLGE linkages to WPS agenda
    2. Develop the training packages – based on previous TLGE modules developed by UN Women
    3. In collaboration with UN Women WPS and NAP 1325 Secretariat to roll out the TLGE training to NAP 1325 Structures, line ministries’ focal points and Ministry of Defense
    4. Provide best practices and lessons learnt post TLGE training to MOD link to WPS agenda in Timor Leste

 

  1. Provide technical support to Ministry of Interior-Secretary (SoSPC) to raise visibility of Women’s role and participation in leadership contribute to NAP 1325 second phase
    1. Coordinate with NAP 1325 Secretariat and National Consultants for NAP Second Phase to set up the strategic plan raising visibility of women’s role link to NAP participation pillar
    2. Liaise with the working group and other thematic group of NAP 1325 to highlighting the inclusive participation in election processes in the time of COVID-19
    3. Organize the talk show of TLGE – importance of inclusive participation for GE
    4. Lessons learnt and recommendation to include in the second phase NAP 1325, particularly for defense force and security institution participation.

 

 

  1. Expected Deliverables

 

 

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Deliverable

Target Deadline

1

Develop a workplan and strategic development for TLGE training in one package with revision of TLGE materials (list of selected participants from NAP 1325 Structures, LM and MOD)

29 October 2021

2

15 pages report of facilitations to NAP 1325 Structures and LM including training assessments reports.

30 November 2021

3

Submission of best practices and lessons learnt from the TLGE training provided to MOD senior staff and female defense forces (10 pages)

28 December 2021

4

10 pages report on the support provided to MOI-NAP 1325 and recommendations of gender equality and social inclusion

 

20 January 2022

 

All the deliverables, including events materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written English Language, or with English summary.

 

  1. Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be from 18 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

 

  1. Schedule of Payment

Payment in full upon final submission 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.

 

  1. Inputs
  • The consultant is expected to use her/his own computer and have all needed software for related tasks.
  • Cost of mobile phone communication needs to be covered by the consultant.
  • UN Women team will support resource materials, and reference documents as relevant;
  • Required travel to municipalities and cost will be covered by UN Women


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • 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

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point


Required Skills and Experience

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the deliverables.

 

  1. Required experience and qualifications

The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Education
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree on law, social studies, gender studies, international relation, or related disciplines.

 

  1. Experience:
  • Master’s degree with minimum of 5 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 7 years in the field of international development, gender studies, social science, conflict prevention and resolution and security reform, or other related area
  • Experience in project/programme development and implementation with strong technical expertise in gender, social inclusion, legal and women, peace and security
  • Experience working with government and security institution to promote gender equality, Women, Peace and Security NAP 1325, NAP GBV and gender responsive conflict prevention and resolution
  • Previous working experience on gender and social inclusion, peace building and COVID-19 resilience is an advantage

 

  1. Language and other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Tetum communication skills are essential
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, Internet, and email

 

Submission of package 

  1. Cover letter and copy of the latest academic certificate;  
  1. CV, including contact information for 3 references; 
  1. Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, and indicating separately any travel and administrative fees. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation. 

 

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal in one package/ document. Kindly note that the system only allowed to upload one document.

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview. 

 

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work: 

  1. UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment 
  1. A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’ 

 

  1. Evaluation 

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.  

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]  
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%] 

 
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. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated. 

 

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: 

 

Technical Evaluation Criteria 

Obtainable Score 

Education 

20 % 

Experience and skills 

70 % 

Language and other skills 

10 % 

Total Obtainable Score 

100 % 

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate. 

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation: 

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.  
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.  
  • 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 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price. 

 

 

 

Annex I: Financial Proposal


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

 

 

 

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Deliverable

Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Fixed Amount (USD)

Due Date

1

Develop a workplan and strategic development for TLGE training in one package with revision of TLGE materials (list of selected participants from NAP 1325 Structures, LM and MOD)

 

 

 

29 October 2021

2

15 pages report of facilitations to NAP 1325 Structures and LM including training assessments reports

 

 

30 November 2021

3

Submission of best practices and lessons learnt from the TLGE training provided to MOD senior staff and female defense forces

 

 

28 December 2021

4

10 pages report on the support provided to MOI-NAP 1325 and 8 pages recommendations of gender equality and social inclusion

 

 

20 January 2022

 

Total Amount

      100%

 

 

 

 

 

The lump sum costs should include administration, travel related 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.



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