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National Consultant to provide technical support in the mainstreaming of Gender into the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Monrovia, LIBERIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 1h 30m|
|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 :||1st September 2022- 10th November 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1st September 2022- 10th November 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.
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’s goal in Liberia is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality which are key in sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the Country is connected to five corporate priority areas: women’s leadership and political participation; enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE); engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes (WPS), and advancing women’s rights to live free from violence (VAW) and Gender Responsive Governance. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality.
In the framework of the Women Peace and Security corporate priority area, UN Women Liberia works with duty bearers and rights holders to facilitate implementation of women, peace and security commitments by national and local partners and gender advocates.
UN Women Liberia have been providing support to the Liberian security sector to mainstream gender into their plans, tools and policies to facilitate promotion of gender equality and women’s participation and to strengthen individual and institutional capabilities.
Within the context of the Security Sector Reform, the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR) is taking action to embrace human rights in the execution of its mandate. In addition, the National Security Strategy reaffirms the mainstreaming of gender at every level of security policy making process.
As strong affirmation of its gender commitments, the BCR is committed to mainstreaming gender within its operations and has since established a Gender Unit in charge of mainstreaming gender into policies and procedures within the Bureau. The Unit’s strategic outcomes for gender embrace a gender perspective in all aspects including administration and operations and emphasizes equality of benefits and consideration of family needs. This specific outcome further envisages soliciting expertise and resources to restore public confidence in the Bureau, and to meet women’s and children’s protection needs and to investigate Sexual and Gemder Based Violence and related crimes.
Against this back drop, and at the request of the BCR, UN Women Liberia seeks to hire a National Consultant to conduct an evaluation the Gender Policy of the BCR, and developed a revised Policy with a five-year Action.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
The main objective of this consultancy is to conduct an evaluation of the gender policy of the BCR, update the gender policy of the BCR with a five-year participatory action plan with clear goals and targets.
Scope of work and tasks
Under the overall guidance and management of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision of the Program Officer on Women, Peace and Security and in close collaboration with the Gender Unit of the BCR, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Task 1. Desk Review and development of the inception plan
Task 2. Conduct an evaluation of the current Gender Policy of the BCR
Task 3. Update and develop the Gender Policy with a five-year Implementation Plan for the BCR
Task 4. Strengthen the capacity of the gender unit and the senior management towards the implementation of the Gender policy,
The National Consultant will produce the following deliverables:
The National Consultant will produce the following deliverables:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
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 alloted for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who fit the minimum requirements will be longlisted and may be requested further documentation. Candidates with a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates and will be shortlisted for potential interview.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Annex I: Financial Proposal
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
The lump sum costs should include all travels and administration 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.
All the deliverables, including annexes, notes and reports should be submitted in English language.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the first installment, the deliverables and related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of review is one week after receipt.
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Submission of package
All applications must include (as an attachment) a CV and financial proposal. Applications without a financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Required Skills and Experience
Required experience and qualifications
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
A Master’s degree in Women Studies, Gender Studies, Law, social sciences or other related fields is an added advantage.
Language and other skills: