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International Consultant: Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
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 leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that the commitments to gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action in humanitarian response plans. As the war crisis in Ukraine continues and its impact on neighboring countries and host communities deepens, there is an increasing recognition among all the key actors that the development and humanitarian challenges arising from the crisis must be met with accelerated action and enhanced capacity. In this respect, UN Women Moldova Country Office is contributing to the United Nations processes to support the efforts of the Government of Moldova, I/NGOs, and UN Agencies on the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis and its impact on the host communities in Moldova.
As part of the country and regional response to the Ukraine crisis, UN Women Moldova CO repurposed and reprogrammed existing funds that helped swiftly respond to the rapidly evolving needs of civil society organizations focused on women’s rights and services. The funds were geared toward supporting women’s mobilization and leadership at the local level, and ensuring their voices and concerns guide decision-making at all levels. It has also helped provide immediate gender responsive assistance to refugee women and girls.
In the frame of overall refugee coordination structure, the Moldova CO provides technical gender expertise and policy advice to refugee response working groups and their members on gender in humanitarian action. UN Women is also contributing to the Refugee Response Plan in Moldova to ensure support for basic human rights and essential services for refugee women and girls, including tailored support to the most vulnerable and at-risk groups of women refugees (Roma, women with disabilities, and LGBIQ+); prevention of and early detection of and referral of GBV; and exploring livelihood opportunities in Moldova for Ukrainian women refugees.
In order to ensure that technical and policy advisory support is systematically provided to the refugee response structure, refugee response preparedness, planning, programming, and monitoring, UN Women in Moldova would like to bring on board an international Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative, the GiHA Specialist/Consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities, including but not strictly limited to:
Policy guidance and technical advice to UN Women and refugee coordination and response actors on GiHA/refugee response in Moldova
Capacity building on GiHA and support to gender-responsive localization
Advocacy and knowledge building on GiHA/refugee response
Participate in interagency refugee coordination structures and support coordination efforts on GiHA
Provide support to effective management of UN Women GiHA portfolio
Perform other duties as deemed needed by UN Women.
The initial duration of the consultancy will be 30 days during 3-month period, subject to extension depending on the development of refugee crisis in Moldova.
This is a home-based assignment that does not require relocation to Moldova. In case of ad-hoc need for physical presence in Moldova, travel-related costs will be covered separately by UN Women.
Payments will be made once a month upon the clearance of the supervisor of the monthly progress update report.
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
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
To download Terms of Reference and Template of Financial Offer please visit: https://sc.undp.md/jobdetails/2577/
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by 22 September 2022 with the following documents:
The application should include:
Candidates should have the ability to quickly produce degree certificates and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.
Evaluation of applicants:
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process. Applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications, skills and scores in technical test and interview.
Initially, applicants will be short-listed based on the following minimum qualification criteria:
The short-listed applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum score of 45.5/65 points in education and professional experience section will qualify to take the technical exam and only candidates obtaining a minimum of 10.5/15 will qualify to participate in the interview. A minimum score of 10.5/15 needs to be obtained by the candidate to pass the interview. The candidate who will have the highest accumulative score across the different evaluation criteria will be selected for the position.
Technical Evaluation (70%)
The technical evaluation is done based on its responsiveness of short-listed candidates’ qualifications to the Terms of Reference (TOR) and validated through an interview.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
As the next stage, the financial proposal of candidates, who have attained minimum 70% score in the technical evaluation, will be compared as indicated below.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points.
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
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
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, colour, 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.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
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.)