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Local Expert on Women Empowerment
|Location :||YEREVAN, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 5h 57m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 May-25 December, 2022 (80 workdays)|
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.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment remains a critical development issue in Armenia: women comprise 52.2% of population in Armenia and 56% of those with higher education, they are still underrepresented in leadership positions in government, in policy-making institutions or the private sector in Armenia. Due that women have very little influence over policy decisions. While a 30% quota system ensures women are represented in political parties, they face distinct barriers to entering office at the local and national levels.
UNDP Armenia has been continuously working in the area of the political empowerment of women, advancing leadership of women, supporting the local governments to engender local decision-making and development processes, enabling youth to get knowledge and skills on participatory governance, advancing their potential to raise their voice in policy-making at national and local levels. UNDP has considerably contributed to increasing representation of women at the local level, as well as formation of dynamic group and women and youth who not only benefit from projects’ support, but also lead local initiatives on broad spectrum of aspects, including participatory governance, women empowerment, and other.
Currently, UNDP’s Gender Equality Portfolio is comprised of several parallel projects working on political leadership of women, economic empowerment of women, innovative public services, youth leadership advancement, strengthening gender equality in the public administration system of Armenia and other. Projects are implemented in strong synergy and coordination with one another building on the ongoing activities, relying on the cadre of women and youth already capacitated from previous projects and joining forces to upscale number of support schemes countrywide. UNDP enjoys broad partnerships among national, regional and local governments, donor and international community, civil society organizations, media and other.
“Women and Youth for Innovative Local Development” (hereafter WYILD Project) is one of the projects of the Gender Equality Portfolio. The overarching goal of the project is to improve the accountability, effectiveness and inclusiveness of local self-government in Armenia in regionally and socially balanced manner.
WYILD project is part of four-year strategic partnership framework between GIZ, UNDP and CoE within “Improvement of the local self-governance system in Armenia” programme and is implemented in partnership with RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure (MTAI) with financial support from Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC).
The objectives of the Project are: (i) piloting three innovative municipal services which will be co-designed and monitored by citizens, including vulnerable/marginalized groups; (ii) advancing youth leadership; and (iii) empowering women at the local level through building on and upscaling the results achieved during the past years.
Local Expert on Women Empowerment (hereafter Expert) will support the project team in: 1) establishment and capacity development of the Women and Youth Advisory Councils in target municipalities, 2) women’s leadership advancement schemes, 3) Research on women political leadership, gender-sensitive data collection at the local level, and 4) Methodological and knowledge support on the piloted approaches.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Gender Equality Portfolio Manager, direct supervision of the WYILD Project Technical Task Leader, and in collaboration with other projects’ teams, the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities:
Required Skills and Experience
CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents that should be included in the application in one single PDF file and upload it).