National Consultant to support implementation of the Handbook on Gender-Responsive Policing Rollout



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Location : Home-based, with trips to Kyiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, government controlled area, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :05-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
20-Nov-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 110 working days within the period from 20 November 2021 till 31 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.


Background

In February 2018, UN Women CO in Ukraine has launched the implementation of project “Decentralisation and Law Enforcement Reforms: Transformative approaches to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ukraine”, funded by the Government of Denmark.  The overarching goal of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the most vulnerable, equally benefit from the decentralisation and law enforcement reforms in Ukraine. 

The project has two outcomes that are closely interlinked and aim to generate positive change both vertically and horizontally at all levels. The project Outcome 1 “The decentralization and law enforcement reforms are compliant with the international standards on gender equality and are informed by the results of the gender-responsive regional and local pilot initiatives”. The project Outcome 2 “Local authorities, law enforcement and women’s community groups develop and implement GBV prevention and response strategies and action plans in line with international human rights standards”.

In order to achieve its objectives, the project apply the strengths of both top-down and bottom-up approaches. New models and good practices for gender-responsive decentralisation and law enforcement reforms are piloted in targeted locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, affected by the armed conflict. In parallel, policy, technical and capacity development support is provided to the national institutions, responsible for implementation of the decentralisation reform (Ministry of Communities and Territories Development(MCTD)); and for law enforcement reforms (Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoI)) and National Police of Ukraine (NPU)). Within the Output 2.1. the Project focuses on developing the knowledge and skills of the law enforcement bodies in the target communities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The process and results achieved in the field will be documented and shared with the central authorities. This dual approach will enable all parties to cooperate, experience, evaluate and draw lessons that will improve the implementation of reforms and encourage potential replication in other reforms and in other geographical areas of the country.

The project contributes to implementation of the overall state’s commitments on gender equality, as well as to the on-going implementation of the strategic and policy documents related to the law enforcement reform, particularly the Development Strategy of the system of bodies of the Ministry of internal Affairs[1] and respective Action Plan[2], Action plan of the MoI for the implementation of gender policy for the period up to 2021[3]. Besides, the recently adopted Ukraine’s National Strategy on Human Rights[4] incorporates provisions on prevention and response to violence. Informed by the above-mentioned national policies, the projectis supporting NPU with inclusion of non-discrimination and GE principles in the training of the police officers and into the services’ provision to the survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG) by the police officers.

Providing access to a set of quality, accessible, multi-sectoral and coordinated services can enable women and girls to break current cycles of violence and to mitigate its consequences. Through the UN Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls subject to Violence (‘the Joint Programme’), UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC developed guidance on the provision of multi-sectoral essential services (health, police, justice and social services, and coordination of these services) and responses that should be provided for women and girls who are vulnerable or who have experienced violence.

Strengthening the justice sector response, particularly that of law enforcement, has consistently been cited as one of the most challenging issues when responding to VAWG. A positive initial contact experience with police is crucial for survivors of violence and a high-quality police and justice response must be available and accessible to all women and girls who are navigating an often-complex justice system, especially those who are most marginalized and are at greater risk of experiencing violence.

Under the framework of the noted UN Joint Global Programme, UN Women, in partnership with UNODC, and the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), has led the process of developing a UN system-wide gender-responsive handbook for law enforcement. The Handbook on Gender-Responsive Police Services for Women and Girls subject to Violence[5] is based on and complements existing global and country-specific handbooks and training materials for law enforcement. It covers in more depth areas such as: gender-responsive police investigations of crimes of VAWG; prevention; intersectionality; survivor-centred approaches; promoting positive masculinities; coordination; communications; institution-building; and emerging issues such as online violence. The aim of the Handbook is the following:

•            to provide practical guidance to police (primary audience) to enable an effective and gender-sensitive response to VAWG by sharing learning that promotes a culture of reflection and learning, leading to institutional transformation;

•            to promote a police service that seeks to balance effectiveness with accountability in their response to VAWG through reviewing, evaluating and monitoring investigation tools, strategies, policies, and approaches with the support of external actors in civil society, women’s and survivors’ organizations and academia.

Reflective of the above and considering the interest from MoI and NPU to roll-out implementation of UN-wide Handbook, UN Women Ukraine is seeking to recruit a National Consultant on Rollout of the Handbook on Gender-Responsive Policing to work in a team with the International Consultant and provide coordination, operation and expert support to the process of the noted Handbook piloting.

[1]Development Strategy of the system of bodies of the Ministry of internal Affairs by 2020, approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ? 1023-? dated 15.11.2017. Available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1023-2017-%D1%80#Text

[2] Action Plan to the Development Strategy of the system of bodies of the Ministry of internal Affairs by 2020, approved by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ? 693-? dated 21.08.2019. Available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/693-2019-%D1%80#Text

[3] Action plan of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for the implementation of gender policy for the period up to 2021, approved by the order of the the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine ?330 dated 26.04.2019. Available at: https://mvs.gov.ua/upload/file/plan_1325_18.04.2019%20%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%96%D0%B9%20%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B2.%20%D0%BD.%20%E2%84%96%20330%20%D0%B2%D1%96%D0%B4%2026.04.19.docx

[4] National Strategy in the sphere of Human Rights, approved by the Presidents of Ukraine Decree ? 119/2021 dated 24.03.2021. Available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/119/2021#Text

[5]The Handbook on Gender-Responsive Police Services for Women and Girls subject to Violence. Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2021/01/handbook-gender-responsive-police-services


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Project Manager/Coordinator, a direct day-to-day supervision of the UN Women Programme analyst, guidance from the International Counsaltant and in cooperation with the Handbook Rollout Team and with full involvement of the representatives of the National Police of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Consultant will implement a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Provide professional advice, guidance and relevant inputs to the preparation and delivery of meetings on the Handbook’s detailed presentation and further discussions with the MOI and NPU in collaboration with the Handbook Rollout team;
  • Conduct field visits/online meetings at the pilot sites (subject to COVID restrictions);
  • Support the International Consultant to conduct a gap analysis for up to two agreed pilot sites, by contributing to the desk research, organising and helping to conduct the research semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions;
  • Support the development of a baseline assessment report from the gap analysis findings, reflecting gender-responsive policing (GRP) principles and characteristics for up to 2 agreed pilot sites;
  • Support the International Consultant to conduct workshop(s) with police middle managers and relevant staff (working group) at each pilot site to identify and agree on a draft pilot framework for each site (up to 2 sites);
  • Contribute to the development of implementation proposals for up to 2 pilot sites (including a monitoring and evaluation framework with GRP key performance indicators);
  • Provide professional advice and expert support in order to actualise the Handbook’s rollout to the Ukrainian context, legal system and framework, considering the current national and international gender equality commitments;
  • Assist the office in the provision of support to the NPU in the planning and implementation activities related to the rollout of pilots of the handbook as per consultation with UN Women;
  • Assist the NPU in organizing training events, translation, preparation of the training material, logistics and other related travel arrangements;
  • Ensure close coordination among the Handbook Project Team, the International Consultant and the NPU;
  • Ensure effective daily communication among the Project Team and the NPU;
  • Ensure communication with key stakeholders at the local and central levels;
  • Assist in writing articles and editorials for the events organized as part of the project; or publication and other information dissemination and outreach, including websites and social media outlets;
  • Assist UN Women Ukraine to maintain the Monitoring and Evaluation Process in line with the M&E framework approved during the Handbook Rollout;
  • Assist UN Women Ukraine with preparation of the final lessons learned report.

Assignment Deliverables:

#

Deliverables

Approximate number of days

Deadlines

1

Analytical contribution about the Ukrainian specifics of the MoI and NPU system is provided to ensure adjustment of the Implementation Framework (plan) for Pilot Rollout of Handbook, for preparation of a Handbook’s detailed Presentation and organizing further coordination discussions/meetings with the MoI and NPU staff of national and local levels.

Up to 5 days

 

By 03 December 2021

2

The conduction of a gap analysis and baseline assessments for each of 2 pilot sites is well coordinated with the NPU; necessary desk and field researches are conducted including a performance of semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions; at least 2 workshops at the pilot sites were conducted with the respective police liaison and the PMMs on drafting the pilot frameworks and the creation of working groups for the agreed sites; the assistance to the International Consultant on preparation necessary reports is ensured.

 Up to 25 days

By 04 February  2022

 

3

At least 2 workshops at the pilot sites were conducted with the respective police liaison and the PMMs on developing Pilot Implementation Proposals (including M&E framework, matrix of GRP KPIs) for up to 2 pilot sites; the assistance to the International Consultant on preparation necessary reports is ensured.

Up to 12 days

By 25 February 2022

4

The assistance to the International Consultant on the preparation of each pilot site (up to 2) for the implementation of the pilots was provided, among other, by organizing 2 workshops/meetings with the respective PMMs, contributing to the performance of 2 initial training targeted police officers of the pilot sites, which designed on the findings of the gap analysis phase.

Up to 13 days

By 18 March 2022

5

The assistance to the International Consultant was provided towards ensuring initial rollout of the pilots of each pilot site (up to 2) and on organising and performance of a workshop for the UN Women Ukraine team on the process of monitoring and evaluation towards the Handbook Rollout.

Up to 10 days

By 15 April 2022

6

The expert support to each pilot site (up to 2) was provided to ensure further rollout of the pilots (including but not limited to providing one to one mentoring and guidance to the PMMs at the pilot sites; conducting 2 workshops/meetings with the respective PMMs); the Monitoring and Evaluation Process was maintained.

Up to 15 days

15 June 2022

7

The expert support to each pilot site (up to 2) was provided to ensure rollout of the pilots (including but not limited to providing one to one mentoring and guidance to the PMMs at the pilot sites; conducting 2 meetings with the respective PMMs); the Monitoring and Evaluation Process was maintained.

Up to 12 days

15 August 2022

8

The expert support to each pilot site (up to 2) was provided to ensure rollout of the pilots (including but not limited to providing one to one mentoring and guidance to the PMMs at the pilot sites; conducting 2 meetings with the respective PMMs); the Monitoring and Evaluation Process was maintained.

Up to 12 days

05 October 2022

9.

A draft final lessons learned and monitoring reports on the Handbook rollout were prepared and provided to UN Women Ukraine

Up to 6 days

25 October 2022

  • All progress reports/final reports and relatedthe supporting documents (such as meeting minutes, analytical papers, workshop agendas etc.) should be submitted in English language ;
  • The Consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer but may access the UN Women Ukraine office for printing of relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment;
  • The Consultant will be required to travel during the course of the consultancy, as deemed necessary and appropriate, and in accordance with UN Women guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • The cost of travel will be covered separately, in line with UN Women Duty Travel policy;
  • The Consultant is expected to provide regular deliverable based progress reports (and monthly reports upon request) to the UN Women Ukraine

Inputs

  • UN Women Ukraine will provide the Consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • The UN Women Ukraine will support collaboration with the Handbook Rollout Team.
  • The consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer.
  • UN Women Ukraine will take expencess necessary for organising the events outlined in the ToR and planned for the Handbook rollout.
  • UN Women Ukraine will provide logistical support and a vehicle, particularly to ensure movement in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Performance evaluation:

  • The Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager after receiving and accepting deliverable-based reports which will also be the basis for payment on a monthly basis to the consultant.

Financial arrangements:  

  • Payment will be disbursed upon receipt of the deliverables (as per above matrix) and their certification by UN Women Project Manager/Coordinator that the services have been satisfactorily performed.


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • 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:

•            Planning and organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; uses time efficiently; sets and meets realistic goals;

•            Monitoring and Evaluation: Ability to track progress by applying SMART indicators and advise on related performance management and learning;

•            Respect for diversity: Ability to work with different actors, including through remote contact;

•            Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities;

•            Ability to work in high-pressured environment and to handle logistical details;

•            Strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality and accountability;

•            Strong problem-solving skills;

•            Technological awareness.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Education:

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor) degree in law, human rights, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar, advanced university degree (Masters) would be considered as an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of progressive experience in the areas of human rights, gender equality, prevention and response to VAWG, promoting gender-responsive policing, gender and security sector reform;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in police and/or prosecutions, and/or judiciary, and/or legal practice, and/or other justice service provider, and/or other law enforcement;
  • Proven experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the law enforcement, national and local authorities and non-governmental actors relevant to the prevention and response to VAWG;
  • Proven experience in organizing and performance of training, seminars, workshops, focus groups discussions, key informant interviews, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong analytical skills;
  • Proven Experience of working internationally and/or with the UN system and other development actors on issues related to VAWG is an asset.

Languages and other skills:

  • Working knowledge of English and proficiency in Ukrainian language is required;
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable;
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 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 desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Maximum obtainable Points

Criterion A – Relevant education

4 pts Bachelor degree in law, human rights, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar; 5 pts- Masters

5

Criterion B – Language skills

5 pts - Working knowledge of English and proficiency in Ukrainian language

5

Criterion C. Relevant Experience with total for all the stated criteria

25

At least 1 year of progressive experience in the areas of human rights, gender equality, prevention and response to VAWG, promoting gender-responsive policing, gender and security sector reform

5

At least 3 years of professional experience in police and/or prosecutions, and/or judiciary, and/or legal practice, and/or other justice service provider, and/or other law enforcement

7

Proven experience in organizing and performance of training, semenars, workshops, focus groups discussions, key informant interviews, etc.

5

Proven experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the law enforcement, national and local authorities and non- governmental actors relevant to the prevention and response to VAWG

5

Proven Experience of working internationally and/or with the UN system and other development actors on issues related to VAWG is an asset

3

Only those candidates who attained minimum 24,5 points for the above criteria will be invited for the written test

 

Maximum obtainable score for the test (Only those applicants who score 70% for the written test will be called for an interview).

15

Maximum obtainable score for the interview

20

Total Obtainable Score

70

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be further considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the financial/price component is 30.
  • 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 49 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
  • Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
  • (S - score received on financial evaluation; F min - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F - financial offer under the consideration).

Application and submission package:

All applications must include as one attachment:

  1. Completed and signedUN 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
  1. Financial proposal (sample is provided below): The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days, and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:55 05 November 2021 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: hr.ukraine@unwomen.orgwith a subject National Consultant to support implementation of the Handbook on Gender-Responsive Policing Rollout”.

Applications without P11 and financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.

Sample of Financial Proposal

The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal

  1. Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*

 

Deliverables

# of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Price, UAH

(Lump Sum, All Inclusive)

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Total

max. # of working days (100%)

UAH ……

*Basis for payment tranches

UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.  

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.)



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