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National Consultant to Monitor and Document the Piloting Phase of the Violence Against Women Court in Nablus
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, Palestinian Territory, West Bank, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||16-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 months (estimated 50 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 months (estimated 50 working days)|
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 (UNW), 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 centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides 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. 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 toward the realisation 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.
In line with the Palestinian Government’s commitment to achieve gender equality and to fight Violence Against Women (VAW), and in full partnership with the Justice, Security and Social Sectors, including the Public Prosecution (PP), the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP), the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), the High Judicial Council (HJC) and the Supreme Judge Department (SJD), UN Women, within its joint programme with UNDP and UNICEF- “Promoting the Rule of Law in Palestine- SAWASYA II” is supporting the Justice, Social and Security institutes to mainstream gender into their procedures and policies, and develop and provide gender responsive services to women victims and survivors of violence, through providing institutional capacity building and policy level interventions amongst others.
On 9 March 2022 the VAW court in Nablus has been inaugurated, to form the first of its kind in Palestine. This has marked a milestone for the justice sector and has put responsibilities on the HJC to deliver and ensure gender responsive court services to women victims and survivors of violence. To support the HJC in successfully implementing this important task, UN Women within SAWASYA II programme and in full collaboration and coordination with the HJC and Nablus Court, plans to recruit a national consultant to monitor and document the piloting phase (six months) of the VAW court, to ensure the availability of evidence-based lessons learned; and identify gaps, challenges, opportunities and best practices.
Objectives of the assignment:
The ultimate goal of this assignment is to support the HJC to improve the provision of court services to women victims and survivors of violence; strengthen the institutionalization of the VAW judiciary, contribute to the learning process of the HJC and SAWASYA II programme, and to support the effective replication of this experience in other governorates.
More specifically, the assignment seeks to achieve the following two objectives:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Special Representative in the State of Palestine, the direct supervision of UN Women Sawasya Programme Specialist, and working in close cooperation and coordination with the HJC Gender Unit, and Nablus Court Chief Judge, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities:
1. Develop an inception report that includes the work plan, the methodological framework, including the tools that will be used to collect data, the monitoring reporting template, the satisfaction assessment template, and the timeline for the deliverables, to be approved by UN Women, following a consultation process with relevant actors. The methodology should notably consider the following tools, amongst others:
As part of the methodology, the consultant shall develop a set of questions that the monitoring report will look at and answer, a set of indicators, including their definitions, and a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning plan (MEAL), which will form the basis of the monitoring report that will be produced under this assignment.
2. Monitor the piloting phase of the Nablus VAW court:
3. Submit a progress and a final monitoring reports:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf (unwomen.org)
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation Criteria :
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:
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 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 an interview. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation and interviews will be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be requested to provide 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.
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. 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.