National Consultant for Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) Training



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :27-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
03-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 October - 31 December 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.


Background

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.  A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. 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; fosters women’s empowerment and equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world. 

 

UN Women’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. This includes efforts to ensure women’s right to live free from any form of violence, efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment and women’s leadership and participation in support of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, and advance international agreements and commitments related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including through adequate planning and budgeting. 

 

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325)[1] was adopted unanimously on 31 October 2000. This landmark resolution has become a powerful normative framework for advancing the crucial roles of women and girls in prevention and resolution of conflicts, peacebuilding, humanitarian response and post-conflict recovery. It reiterates the importance of the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts for building sustainable peace. In 2016, Timor-Leste was the third country in Southeast Asia to develop the National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 (NAP 1325) on Women, Peace and Security (2016-2020), which has served as an important impetus to increase and strengthen the active participation and leadership of Timorese women in peace and state building. Since 2016, UN Women has been working jointly with and providing technical support to Ministry of Interior, which is the national institution leading the coordination of NAP 1325 development and implementation, as well as line ministries including the Ministry of Justice, Secretariat of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), Timor-Leste Defence Forces (F-FDTL) and National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), in implementing their commitments to the NAP 1325. The Government of Timor-Leste, with the support of UN Women and civil society organizations, is currently developing the second NAP 1325 (2022-2025). UN Women will organize the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) training workshops to strengthen institutional capacity of the NAP 1325 Structure (including the focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels) in implementing their obligations under the NAP 1325, and increasing their capacity to promote women’s participation and representation in national security and peacebuilding, and strengthening use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address gender biases and discrimination against women and girls, and translating commitments in UNSCR 1325 on WPS to actions.

 

UN Women Timor-Leste seeks to hire a national consultant to develop training materials and organize the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) training.

 

[1] https://www.unwomen.org/en/docs/2000/10/un-security-council-resolution-1325


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Objectives of the assignment

 

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office, the national consultant will be directly supervised by Women, Peace and Security Programme Officer, and will work closely with the Civil Protection Authority’s NAP 1325 Secretariat.

 

The national consultant will be responsible for developing training materials, planning and coordinating with the NAP 1325 Secretariat, and organizing the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) training for the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels.

 

  1. Scope of work and tasks

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

 

  1. Develop a work plan and TLGE training materials (English and Tetum) with the support from the NAP 1325 Secretariat and UN Women Timor-Leste.
    1. Develop the pre-training and post-training assessment, and liaise with NAP 1325 Secretariat to identify the training participants. Coordinate with NAP 1325 Secretariat to ensure the participation of the PNTL members involved in the PNTL Gender Strategy (2018-2022) implementation.
    2. Develop a work plan on the TLGE training for the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels, including the focal points from the security institutions.
    3. Develop TLGE training materials, in line with the second NAP 1325 (2022-2025) and with special attention to women’s participation in the upcoming elections.
    4. Ensure efficient and smooth coordination with line ministries and NAP 1325 Structure.

 

 

 

 

  1. Provide Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) training to the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels (including the focal points from the security institutions), as well as the focal points from line ministries involved in the National Mediation Network.
    1. Implement the training the work plan, and coordinate with the NAP 1325 Secretariat to organize and deliver TLGE training for the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels (including the focal points from the security institutions), as well as the focal points from line ministries involved in the National Mediation Network.
    2. The training aims to strengthen institutional capacity of the NAP 1325 Structure (including the line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels) in implementing their obligations and commitments under the NAP 1325, and increase their capacity to promote women’s participation and representation in national security and peacebuilding, and strengthen their use of gender-inclusive and transformative leadership principles and practices to address gender biases and discrimination against women and girls.
    3. During the training, share best practices and lessons learnt from the first NAP 1325 implementation, with the line ministries and civil society organizations involved in the NAP 1325 Structure.
    4. Conduct pre-training and post-training assessments with the TLGE training participants.

 

  1. Expected Deliverables

 

 

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Deliverable

Target Deadline

1

A final version of the TLGE training work plan and TLGE training materials (Tetum and English).

20 October 2022

2

A 10-page report to summarise the results of the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality training, including the pre-training and post-training assessments, and good practices and lessons learnt shared with the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels (including the focal points from the security institutions), as well as the focal points from line ministries involved in the National Mediation Network.

31 November 2022

 

All the deliverables, including events materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written English Language, or with English summary.

 

  1. Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be from 3 October 2022 to 31 December 2022.

 

  1. Schedule of Payment

Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory outputs/products in accordance with specified requirements.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.

 

  1. Inputs
  • The consultant is expected to use her/his own computer, presentation equipment and software for related tasks.
  • The cost of telecommunication and transportation within Dili will be covered by the consultant.
  • UN Women will cover the cost of travelling to municipalities for delivering the training.
  • UN Women will cover the printing cost.
  • UN Women will provide resource materials, and reference documents as relevant.


Competencies

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example 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

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point


Required Skills and Experience

  1. Performance evaluation:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the deliverables.

 

  1. Required experience and qualifications

The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Education
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree on law, social studies, gender studies, international relation, or related disciplines.

 

  1. Experience:
  • Master’s degree with minimum of 5 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 7 years in the field of international development, gender studies, social science, conflict prevention and resolution and security reform, or other related area
  • Experience in project/programme development and implementation with strong technical expertise in gender, social inclusion, and women, peace and security.
  • Extensive experience in working with the Government of Timor-Leste and national security institutions to promote gender equality, Women, Peace and Security, NAP 1325, NAP GBV and gender responsive conflict prevention and resolution.
  • Experience in delivering the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality (TLGE) Training to the NAP 1325 focal points.

 

  1. Language and other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Tetum communication skills are essential
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, Internet, and email

 

Submission of package 

  1. Cover letter and copy of the latest academic certificate;  
  1. CV, including contact information for 3 references; 
  1. Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, and indicating separately any travel and administrative fees. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation. 

 

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal in one package/ document. Kindly note that the system only allowed to upload one document.

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview. 

 

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work: 

  1. UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  1. A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’ 

 

  1. Evaluation 

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.  

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]  
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%] 

 
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 allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: 

 

Technical Evaluation Criteria 

Obtainable Score 

Education 

20 % 

Experience and skills 

70 % 

Language and other skills 

10 % 

Total Obtainable Score 

100 % 

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate. 

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation: 

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.  
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.  
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price. 

 

 

 

Annex I: Financial Proposal


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

 

 

 

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Deliverable

Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Fixed Amount (USD)

Due Date

1

A final version of the TLGE training work plan and TLGE training materials (Tetum and English).

50%

 

 

20 October 2022

2

A 10-page report to summarise the results of the Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality training, including the pre-training and post-training assessments, and good practices and lessons learnt shared with the NAP 1325 focal points from line ministries and civil society organizations at national and sub-national levels (including the focal points from the security institutions), as well as the focal points from line ministries involved in the National Mediation Network.

50%

 

31 November 2022

 

Total Amount

      100%

 

 

 

 

 

The lump sum costs should include administration, travel related 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.

 

 

 

 

 



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