Three national Consultants - ITC-ILO Certified Gender Audit Facilitators to Conduct the Participatory Gender Audit



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Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :20-Feb-22 (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)
01-Mar-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working days (per facilitator/per agency)
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 working days (per facilitator/per agency) in the period of 1 March 2022- 30 June 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 in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions, and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

In May 2021 UN Women Georgia Country Office (CO) with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched WEE component of a project "Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia" (GG4GEG). The GG4GEG project WEE component aims to strengthen governance systems for gender equality in Georgia via institutionalizing gender mainstreaming and developing gender mainstreaming capacity at the national and local levels. One of the methodologies to achieve this goal is Participatory Gender Audit (PGA).

PGA is a gender mainstreaming tool used by organizations to reflect and analyze their own gender capacity, challenges and good practices. It is as well a process that promotes organizational learning on gender equality and gender mainstreaming through a participative methodology. The PGA methodology has been elaborated by ILO in the beginning of the 2000s. UN Women in collaboration with International Labor Organization (ILO) introduced a methodology of PGA to Georgia in 2012. Since then, UN Women has supported PGAs in a number of ministries/state agencies and has developed and gradually expanded a pool of national experts who have received training and certification of PGA facilitators in the international training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy.

Within the framework of the GG4GEG project, UN Women plans to expand its work on PGA and intends to support the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) and National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) in undergoing PGA. The institutions have expressed goodwill to undergo such audits that is a decisive factor for successful PGA outcomes. The PGA will look whether in GNTA’s and NAPR’s internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective and reinforce each other; it will monitor and assess the relative progress made in gender mainstreaming in the organization; will identify the critical gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and recommend ways for addressing them; and finally, document good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.

As per the key principles of the ILO PGA approach and to support GNTA and NAPR in undertaking PGA, UN Women intends to hire a total of three (3) national consultants from the roster of ITC-ILO certified group of facilitators of Participatory Gender Audit to perform PGA of two agencies as per work spelled out in the section below.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:

  • Elaborate and submit the work plan and specific methodology on PGA of the agencies including key activities, and timeframe of the assignment in close cooperation with the UN Women team.
  • Conduct participatory gender audits in line with the finalized and agreed methodology according to the revised ILO manual and procedures on Participatory Gender Audit (2012) (http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_093425.pdf). Ensure that audited entity institution undergo full-fledged PGA cycle:
  • Conduct initial desk review of documents prior to audit meetings.
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings and individual interviews in the agency.
  • Conduct and facilitate participatory joint workshops and discuss findings from interviews and desk reviews.
  • Draft PGA reports including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian.
  • Organize presentation of the findings of the PGAs with the related recommendations for the key staff of the agency.
  • Finalize, write up and submit the final reports in Georgian with the relevant recommendations.

Deliverables (per consultant/per agency encompassing PGA work):

  1. Inception Report: Work plan and specific methodology for the PGA of the GNTA and NAPR, including key activities and timeframe of the assignment developed in English and submitted to UN Women by 14 March 2022 (2 working days in total per agency);
  2. Desk review report: Desk review report of all the relevant documents of the audited entities completed in Georgian by 30 March 2022 (3 working days in total per agency);
  3. Interviews of the staff of the agency: At least 15 individual interviews and meetings conducted for gender audit with key staff of the agencies by 22 April 2022 (5 working days in total per agency);
  4. Workshop for the staff: two two-day participatory joint workshops conducted with the staff to discuss the findings from interviews and desk review by 10 May 2022 (3 working days in total per agency);
  5. Draft of the preliminary report: draft of the preliminary report developed including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian by 30 May 2022 (4 working days in total per agency);
  6. Presentation of the preliminary findings: presentation on the preliminary findings of the audited entity delivered by 8 June 2022 (1 working day in total per agency);

Final PGA report completed: participatory gender audit report, including process and final recommendations completed and presented in Georgian to UN Women by 30 June 2022 (2 working days in total per agency).


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • 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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field.
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators. Certification process should include all three modules: on-line learning phase (pre-ToF Module), a Residential Training of Facilitators (ToF) and examinations (intermediate + final two-fold examination with a written test including a multiple-choice exam, a scenario analysis, practical exercise and simulations)

Experience and competencies: 

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights 
  • Good understanding and proved knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles
  • Good writing s.ills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect and analyze data

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English

Evaluation Procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

Evaluation Procedure:

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field;
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators. Certification process should include all three modules: on-line learning phase (pre-ToF Module), a Residential Training of Facilitators (ToF) and examinations (intermediate + final two-fold examination with a written test including a multiple-choice exam, a scenario analysis, practical exercise and simulations). The certificate should be currently valid
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English

 Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field; (max 30 points)
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators (max 40 points)
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights (max 100 points)
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English (max 30 points)
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of conducting participatory gender audit its scope and key principles (max 90 points)
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect, and analyze data (max 60 points)

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation.

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round.

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring.

Management arrangements:

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of UN Women Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, and in collaboration and day-to-day management of UN Women GG4GEG project teams.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

Deliverable: 1,2,3, (10 Days) 50 % (Per agency)

Deliverables: 4,5,6,7 (10 days) 50% (Per agency)

Application submission package:

  • Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from : https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • CV
  • Technical proposal on gender audit methodology explaining why candidate considers her/himself the most suitable for the work and providing a brief methodology concept-vision on how she/he will approach and conduct the work
  • Lump sum financial proposal/offer*, aggregated including all necessary expenses, fee per day and any other expenses essential to undertake the task
  • *The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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