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National Consultant on Prevention and Response to the Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||81 days (within period of 1 December 2022 - 14 April 2023)|
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 work in Ukraine focuses on supporting the government and civil society in advancing gender equality and implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. UN Women Ukraine implements interventions towards the realization of following strategic goals: elimination of violence against women and girls; implementation of women, peace and security agenda and gender responsive governance. UN Women works closely with the UN Country Team in integration of women’s rights and gender equality in all spheres of UN work.
Since the beginning of the Russian full scale military invasion, Ukraine is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most complex emergencies. Women are disproportionally affected by the multi-sectoral and compounded impact of the crisis. Women constitute the majority of those displaced within and outside of the country, and they face significantly increased safety and protection risks. Incidents of gender-based violence (GBV), particularly domestic violence and conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). There have been reports of war crimes perpetrated against civilians, including the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Increasing and concerning media reports of conflict-related sexual violence are emerging in Ukraine. (The Rapid Gender Analysis of Ukraine (4 May 2022), UN Women and CARE International). The Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, noted in her speech to the UN Security Council that this increasing information on sexual violence committed by the Russian Armed Forces is raising “all the red flags.” (Human Rights Watch (3 April 2022). Ukraine: Apparent War Crimes in Russia-Controlled Areas).
CEDAW General Recommendation # 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations states that armed conflicts exacerbate existing gender inequalities, placing women at a heightened risk of various forms of gender-based violence. Since 2008, several UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security focus on preventing and responding to CRSV, calling to take immediate measures to prevent and respond to CRSV, including measures to end impunity for CRSV and to provide timely assistance to survivors. The last Resolution in 2019 calls for justice, accountability, and a survivor-centric approach to conflict-related sexual violence.
On 3 May, 2022, Ms. Pramila Patten, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Ms. Olha Stefanishyna, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, signed a Framework of Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations on the prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence, that supports the design and delivery of priority interventions in the areas of justice and accountability as a central pillar of deterrence and prevention. The agreement also addresses comprehensive service provision for survivors, including sexual and reproductive health services, medical and specialized mental health services, legal assistance, and livelihood support. To implement the Framework of Cooperation in coordinated way, the Government has created a thematic Working Group on preventing and response to CRSV under the Commission on Coordination of Activities of Central Executive Bodies on Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men.
UN Women Office in Ukraine will contribute to the Framework of Cooperation implementation, in particular within its project “Transformative Approaches to Achieving Gender Equality in Ukraine”, funded by Sweden, aimed at employing transformative approaches to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment through removing the root causes, structural barriers, and restrictive social norms, that underpin the persistence of gender inequalities in various areas of life. The project will partner with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and engage the following key institutions at the same time: the government, the parliament, women’s organizations, media and the private sector.
As part of its work on prevention and response to the CRSV within the above project, UN Women is looking for a National Consultant to provide expert support to the Office of the Deputy Prime-Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and the Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist/Project Manager, the National Consultant will provide technical support to the Office of the Deputy Prime-Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (DPMO) and the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy (GCGEP) through expert advice in improving the legislation and policy framework on prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) in Ukraine contributing to the implementation of the Framework of Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations on the prevention and response to CRSV.
The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks developed and agreed in coordination with the DPMO and UN Women:
*All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as analytical briefs, developed documents, elaborated recommendations, organized events’ agendas, lists of participants and reports etc. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.
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
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Application and submission package:
All applications must include as one attachment:
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:59 EEST 30 November 2022 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject “National Consultant on Prevention and Response to the Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration”.
Applications without P11 and financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
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At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
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UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)