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Assistant to a Coordinator for the virtual community of practice on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nur-Sultan, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||17-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year, with possibility for extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||October 2021 - October 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.
Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women and the Government of Kazakhstan intend to set-up as a virtual community of practice for the Central Asia to advance gender equality. It will operate as a virtual learning platform to convene knowledge on priority GEWE issues in the current context of COVID-19 recovery and building back better. It will provide a space for partners from national Women/Gender Equality mechanisms, Gender Focal Points from the sectoral ministries, parliamentarians, CSOs and experts to meet regularly and exchange views and ideas on how to effectively integrate gender mainstreaming in their work, promote gender equality in line with the international standards and norms. They seek to unleash creative thinking, reduce learning lags, share best practices, provide spaces for open conversations, identify collective learning and knowledge, build on the lessons learnt, enable shared understandings and consensus-building, tease out complex issues, unbundle the “how-to” and facilitate a deeper understanding of other people’s perspectives and one’s own views and thinking process. The links between policy and programming by bringing experts and practitioners together in regular dialogues will be ensured.
Thus, the virtual learning platform is expected to support to exchange and network, enhance capacities, create a sense of community and solidarity, develop and share innovation, and increase effectiveness and efficiency in knowledge management on gender equality and empowerment of women in Central Asia, including in the context of COVID-19 for successful response and recovery.
It will also include a virtual repository that enables all partners to access knowledge products, materials and information in Russian and/or local languages. The repository will be regularly updated and a quarterly digest presenting new publication or resource materials will be produced and shared.
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative in Kazakhstan and under daily supervision by the Coordinator for the virtual community of practice, the Assistant will provide technical support to the Coordinator for the virtual community of practice with various tasks related to setting-up and maintenance of the virtual community of practice through timely and high-quality interactions with partners in the Central Asian Region, support with the organization of events, creation and maintenance of the virtual repository in GEWE area.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide assistance to a Coordinator for the virtual community of practice (hereinafter the Coordinator) on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in organization of work, technical support, and guidance to partners for harmonized participation in knowledge building, sharing best practices and creation of synergies across five Central Asian countries in GEWE area;
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must meet the above minimum qualification requirements which will be included in the technical evaluation process in the future. The next stage of the assessment process will be maintained by cumulative analysis methodology of technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%) of the candidate.
Technical evaluation criteria:
Only candidates, who will accumulate at least 490 (70%) points of the maximum 700 points during the technical evaluation process, will be qualified for financial proposal*.
* Each candidate will be requested to submit financial proposal that should represent daily remuneration fee in KZT.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which 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.
Only candidates who have passed the preliminary selection will be informed.
Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and financial proposal must be scanned as one attachment. Applications without the completed UNDP P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.?
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.?
UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)?