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.

Many National Action Plans and resolutions also provide directives for government agencies and bodies to develop their own plans for mainstreaming WPS agenda across their work[1]. According to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), to date, 98 UN Member States (51%) have adopted a 1325 NAP. NAPs of 35 Member States (36%) include an allocated budget for implementation, and 70 NAPs (72%) allocate a specific role to civil society organisations for implementation. 

In Timor Leste, 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 played a leading role for NAP 1325 have committed to proceed the with the second phase of NAP 1325.[2]. With support from eleven Civil Society Organisations, the MOI has started the consultation meeting with fourteen Government Institutions or line ministries for the development of Second Phase NAP 1325 including establishment of the Structures from CSOs and line ministries[3].

In order to develop the second NAP 1325 for the period of 2021-2025, UN Women seeks to hire an International Consultant to serve as the technical support to review, support and finalize development of NAP 1325 Second Phase with the Ministry of Interior.


[1] National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence 2017-2021 (NAP GBV) No.25/2017

Law 3/2017 on Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking

Maubisse Declaration 2015-2018 (Womens’ economic empowernment

GRB Policy Note was approved in August 2018 - Parliamentary resolution no.12/2010     

[2] 20th anniversary celebration UNSCR 1325, November 10th 2020; virtual recorded messages 20th anniversary UNSCR, Timor Leste at the Southeast Asiavirtual celebration on UNSCR 1532

[3] Stakeholders engagement and consultations meetings started since August 2021 and concluded in 4th October 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

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 National Consultant and the Ministry of Interior - NAP 1325 Secretariat. The consultant will be responsible for review and support the national consultant to finalize the development of second phase by intregate some of best practices from other countries into new NAP of Timor Leste. 


  1. Scope of work and tasks

The consultant will perform the following tasks:


  1. Desk review and identification of relevant best practices
    1. Scope of study – awareness of Timor Leste context
    2. Develop a detail work plan of consultancy of the NAP 1325 second phase in collaboration National Consultant.
    3. Identify the relevance NAP 1325 from other countries as best practices to include in the draft Second Phase
    4. Organize series of meetings with Drafting Team for the Second Phase (to be establish)
    5. Review the NAP 1325 first phase and the best practices to share with NAP 1325 machinery


  1. Analysis and draft development of NAP 1325 Second Phase
    1. Work closely with National Consultant to review the indicators from the previous NAP 1325 and identify potential focus for the second phase
    2. To conduct an analysis of identify NAPs
    3. Virtual meetings with NAP 1325 machinery
    4. In cooperation with National Consultant and NAP Secretariat organize meeting with line ministries, CSOs, WPS network to present the draft version of the new NAP 1325 to incorporate final recommendation/inputs


  1. Participate in possible briefings or presentations in related meetings or workshops
    1. Together with NAP 1325 machinery present the final draft of NAP 1325 led by the HoO
    2. Support the MOI and NAP 1325 Secretariat to present the final NAP 1325 second phase to the Council of Ministers
    3. Support the MOI and NAP 1325 Secretariat to launching the NAP 1325 Second phase 2021-2025


  1.  Submit a complete a report to UN Women that should include:
  • Introduction
  • Methodology of the study
  • Background of TL’s context in relation to the development of a WPS NAP Second Phase, existing priorities for women, peace and security (WPS), and proposed NAPs that are most relevant to the context of TL for analysis.
  • Findings and conclusions of the analysis for the identified WPS NAPs. 
  • Rationales for developing a WPS NAP in TL: advantages and disadvantages
  • Recommended processes to develop a WPS NAP: proposed roadmap.
  • Recommended outline of a feasible and effective NAP WPS
  • Recommended content for a WPS NAP as per existing TL’s WPS priorities that feed into the below criteria:
  • Relevance: the extent to which the NAP is relevant and are aligned to the national development priorities SDP 2011-2030,
  • Efficiency: the extent to which the NAP is financed, and the resources are mobilized, used, and managed to achieve the expected outcomes,
  • Effectiveness: the extent to which the NAP supports the nations to achieve its women, peace and security agenda, national SDGs and TL SDP 2030,
  • Coherence and Coordination: the extent to which the implementation of the NAP that support coherence gender equality and women empowerment agenda across sectors and how the stakeholders are coordinated to achieve a common goal,
  • Gender equality and women’s Human Right: the extent to which the NAP support the Government to implement and report effectively on the implementation of the international commitments such as CEDAW, UNSC Resolutions 1325 and its subsequent Resolutions,
  • Sustainability: the extent to which focal points of line ministry/ies have full ownership of the NAP and the plan for subsequent NAP as a pre-condition of the national agenda and include the program and budgeting in Government State Budget
  • Covid-19 response: the extent to which the NAP would help TL to prepare for climate or health crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic, or to plan to respond to such event, in terms of the WPS pillars (prevention, protection, participation and peace building).
  • Participatory and transparency: the extent to which the key players of the society would take part in the designing, planning, financing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the NAP, and how the information would be transparently conveyed to the public.
  • Implementation and coordination structures
  • Financing mechanism/s
  • Participation of the civil society and socio-political organizations,
  • M&E and Reporting mechanism              
  • Proposed timeline for the development of the WPS NAP


  1. UN Women WPS Programme will be responsible to monitor day to day work.
  2. Expected Deliverables





Target Deadline


Scope of the study, a detail work plan for the consultancy

Brief background analysis of Timor Leste contexts and existing WPS priorities following from first NAP 1325

Proposed identified (relevant) NAPs best practices for analysis and discussion

 10 December 2021


Complete draft Second Phase NAP 1325 (identified) best practices from other countries adopted UNSCR 1325

10 January 2022


Debriefing and possible presentation/s in sharing, learning, workshop event/s with NAP 1325 Structures 2021-2025 including with Vice Minister of MOI and SoSCP to present the draft at the Council of Minister

30 January 2022


Complete report detailing out the section III requirements.

28 February 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 28 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.


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:


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

  1. Performance evaluation:

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
  • Bachelors degree in law, social studies, gender studies, international relation, or related disciplines.


  1. Experience:
  • Bachelors degree with minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of international development, gender studies, social science, Women, Peace and Security agenda, conflict prevention-resolution and politics & security reform, or other related area
  • Experience in research, analysis, NAP 1325 development in other countries, especially Southeast Asian with strong technical expertise in gender and legal reform
  • Experience working with government institutions and CSOs in other countries to promote gender equality, Women, Peace and Security NAP 1325, NAP GBV and politics & security reform
  • Previous working experience on NAP 1325 development in SEA
  1. Language and other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written English and 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, per diem 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. Kindly note that the system allowed to upload one document only.

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

  1. UN Women P-11 form, available from 
  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 


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




Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Fixed Amount (USD)

Due Date


Scope of the study, a detail work plan for the consultancy

Brief background analysis of Timor Leste contexts and existing WPS priorities following from first NAP 1325

Proposed identified (relevant) NAPs best practices for analysis and discussion




10 December 2021


Complete draft Second Phase NAP 1325 (identified) best practices from other countries adopted UNSCR 1325



10 January 2022


Debriefing and possible presentation/s in sharing, learning, workshop event/s with NAP 1325 Structures 2021-2025 including with Vice Minister of MOI and SoSCP to present the draft at the Council of Minister



30 January 2022


Complete report detailing out the section III requirements.



28 February s2021


Total Amount






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.