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National Consultant to develop the Gender Equality Index Report for BiH
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||home-based, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||03-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 WD|
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 leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality (GE) and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Since 2010, the European Union and UN Women have developed a close partnership. Working in concert, the European Union and UN Women have made great strides to promote gender equality through shared dialogue, advocacy, and cooperation programs.
The European Union Gender Equality Facility (GEF) in BiH is based on the Action Document for the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) for the year 2018 “EU Gender Equality Facility”. The project is funded and jointly implemented by the European Union and UN Women, through the Project Team in close cooperation with the Agency for Gender Equality BiH (AGE BiH) and the Gender Center of the Federation of BiH (GC FBiH).
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) progress in recent years respecting and promoting Gender Equality is highlighted in a series of international commitments and in national legal and policy frameworks. The main achievements in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment reside in BiH’s institutional capacity development for the work on gender equality. Indeed, the legal provisions guaranteeing women’s rights and gender equality are largely in place – the Gender Equality Law, the Gender Action Plan, the Election Law amendment instituting quotas, the Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, and the ratification of the Istanbul Convention are normative achievements that influence the institutional practice in promoting gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As the Government of BiH prepares to align with the broader European Union acquis in a wide range of sectors, it is prioritizing investment in particular sectors with specific areas of social and economic reform, providing for the adoption of a comprehensive sector-based approach to development. BiH’s accession to the European union is structured on the Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP), the implementation of which is monitored by the European Commission. Bosnia and Herzegovina applied for EU membership in February 2016. The Commission adopted its Opinion (Avis) on the EU membership application of the country in May 2019, identifying 14 key priorities for the country to fulfill in view of opening EU accession negotiations out of which one priority is targeting gender equality.
GEF aims to strengthen the effective implementation of domestic and international legal frameworks concerning gender equality and women’s rights; mainstreaming gender into European Union integration and planning processes for pre-accession assistance; and strengthen institutional mechanisms for gender equality in line with the European union standards. Furthermore, GEF will support institutions in correctly aligning with the European Union Gender Equality acquis. The focus of the project intervention, funded and implemented jointly by the European Union and UN Women, is on the role and functioning of institutional mechanisms for gender equality and their engagement in all aspects of European Union integration and planning and implementation of pre-accession assistance. Support includes strengthening the gender institutional mechanisms; the Gender Action Plan (GAPs) Coordination Committees and civil servants tasked with providing gender expertise in sectoral areas (gender focal points in ministries); and also the enhancement of capacities for implementing and monitoring GAPs and other relevant policies at the state and entity level. The intervention will address challenges in the implementation of laws and gender equality policies through support to the institutions mandated for gender equality and between coordination and monitoring of gender equality policies and measures.
Pursuant to the Gender Equality Law of BiH, the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AGE) is entrusted with monitoring the enforcement of the law. Furthermore, the Agency, along with the Gender Center of the Federation of BiH (GC FBiH) and the Gender Centre of Republika Srpska (GC RS) (collectively referred to as the “gender institutional mechanisms”) are key institutional mechanisms for gender equality in the BiH Council of Ministers, Government of the Federation of BiH and the Government of Republika Srpska, in charge of directing efforts towards fighting discrimination and achieving gender equality in BiH by developing strategic documents and action plans.
There are three statistical institutions in BiH. In line with the Law on Statistics, the competent authority for BiH level is the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHAS), and for the entity level Institute for Statistics of Federation of BiH (FIS), and Institute for Statistics of Republika Srpska (RSIS). Central Bank of BiH (CBBiH) is responsible for monetary statistics, the balance of payment and other financial statistics in BiH.
The partial Gender Equality Index for BiH was developed by the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHAS), with the support of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The partial Gender Equality Index for BiH measures the situation and key achievement in: domain of knowledge, domain of power, one sub-domain in the domain of work and two sub-domains in the domain of health.
The UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is seeking to recruit a National Consultant to develop the Gender Equality Index Report for BiH.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of this consultancy is to enhance the implementation and monitoring of the selected areas of the Gender Action Plan.
The specific objectives of the assignment are:
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women GEF Project Manager, the overall supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist, guidance of the EUD Programe Manager and in close coordination with the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AGE BiH) and other relevant partners, the National Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
Throughout the assignment, the National Consultant is expected to:
To facilitate the delivery of the above outputs, UN Women will provide the National Consultant with the following:
The consultant will be expected to submit the following deliverables within the indicative timeframe:
The consultancy will last 30 days in the period from 16 May 2022 to 30 September 2022. The assignment will not require presence on UN Women premises. The assignment will not require in-country travel.
All deliverables should be submitted to the UN Women GEF Project Manager in B/C/S. The final consultancy report should be delivered in English at the latest by 13 September 2022. Approval time required to review the deliverables before authorizing payments is 7 days. All deliverables must satisfy the EU/UN Women visibility requirements.
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Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
EVALUATION OF OFFERS
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of applicant experience, qualifications and a financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Based on a desk technical evaluation, only candidates receiving a minimum of 50 points at technical evaluation will be considered for a financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – 70 points
Financial Evaluation (30%)
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents:
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered (all documents indicated above need to be uploaded).
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