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Vetted Experts Roster: Support implementation of UN Women Bangladesh Country Office’s Strategic Note 2022-26
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with possible travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||20-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 1h 22m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Vetted Roster is expected to be maintained for a period of 02 years (Condition Apply)|
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 centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women 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 in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategic Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In line with the UN Women Bangladesh Strategic Note 2022-2026, the office is inviting experienced international experts (individual consultants) to be included in a vetted expert roster to assist in the implementation of its Strategic Note 2022-26 and Biannual Work Plan 2022-2023.
Consultants play an important role in contributing to implementation of activities of the UN Women and they form significant part of capacities of the organizations. In order to increase effectiveness of the contracting process and enable instant contracting to fit a range of different contexts UN Women Bangladesh Country Office is calling for international experts to deliver work across different thematic areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Scope of Work and responsibilities will be addressed appropriately when work assignments are identified.
Duration and Work Location:
Will be based on work assignment. The consultant will be home-based with a possibility of travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh if required. If unforeseen travel to Dhaka or elsewhere is required for this assignment, upon prior agreement/approval from UN Women such travel expenses shall be borne by UN Women and the individual contractor/SSA shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s) and actual travel cost.
Travel and DSA:
DSA and travel will be followed as per standard procedure of UN Women principle and policy.
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Deputy Country Representative/ or Any programme Manager of UN Women Bangladesh Office.
Timeframe and deadlines:
The Individual Consultant Vetted Roster, is expected to be maintained for a period of 02 years and may be reviewed and updated yearly based on performance & UNWomen needs.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experince:
At least 15 years’ experience working in gender and development in at least one of the following areas:
Excellent communications, analytical and writing skills in English.
All applicants will be reviewed and go through a selection and assessment process to demonstrate their technical and organizational capabilities. Successful applicants will be considered for individual engagement with UN Women Bangladesh Country Office in diverse areas of work. Please specify the area of expertise you are applying for. An expert can apply no more than two (2) listed areas in the call.
Submission of application
Applications (for each roster) should contain:
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered
Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria