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National Expert – Promoting a Gender-Responsive SDGs Implementation in the State of Palestine through Strengthening a Gender-Responsive National Planning Process
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based, meetings with PMO and UN Women and field visits as needed, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||01-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days, within the duration of 2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days, within the duration of 2 months|
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 plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997 (as UNIFEM). UN Women Palestine Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely, to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions towards the realization of following strategic goals: Mainstreaming gender in governance, peace and security; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.
As part of its mandate to support national governments adhere to international commitments on women empowerment and gender equality, and to enhance the implementation of national commitments in line with gender equality and women’s rights international human rights and conventions, UN Women is supporting the Prime Minister’s office in Palestine, with focus on enhancing the overall implementation of a gender-responsive 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Localizing the SDGs Agenda and enhancing its gender-responsive implementation in the context of Palestine will be achieved through strengthening the responsiveness of the overall national planning process to gender equality priorities, and strengthening the strategic analysis and gender-responsive planning and policy development capacities of the strategic planning focal points.
Objective of the Assignment:
In this framework, UN Women is interested to hire a national expert to support the PMO in strengthening gender-responsive national planning and policy development processes and localizing the SDGs Agenda in the context of Palestine from a gender perspective, with focus on the priority groups of women and girls per the Leave no One Behind (LNOB) principle.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Special Representative in the State of Palestine, and the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the PMO focal person, the consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
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
A Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Socio-economic Studies, or any other relevant development fields.
Excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills in Arabic and English
This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
Note: Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Please upload as one attachment of the documents as mentioned above online through this website
Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certification (of good health) expression of Interest (EoI).
Evaluation of applicants
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above, and a financial proposal. A contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:
A Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Statistics, socio-economic or any other relevant development fields. (max 10 points).
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:
p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Only long-listed candidates will be contacted.
Financial proposal. The shortlisted candidate will be requested to submit a financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee, proposed number of working days and any related expenses, i.e. travel and communications expenses in USD.