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National Consultant on Communications and Advocacy in the field of Women´s Economic Empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi (with travel to the regions of Georgia), GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 18h 57m|
|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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 200 days in the period|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 200 days in the period from October 2022 to July 2024|
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 Country Office in Georgia has been implementing its Strategic Note (2021-2025), under which one of the priority areas is women’s economic empowerment (WEE), with a specific focus on women living in rural areas and on marginalised women with multiple disadvantages. With the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Austrian Development Agency, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, UN Women implements a portfolio of projects aiming to increase economic security and improve access to livelihood and development opportunities for women, particularly the poorest and most excluded.
To achieve this goal, the projects work directly with women entrepreneurs, employers and associations, civil society and the media, and researchers and policy makers. UN Women also plans to conduct communications and advocacy campaigns in support of this work. The National Consultant in cooperation with UN Women staff and partners will be responsible for developing and delivering a creative and effective communications and advocacy strategy to respond to the following objectives:
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:
In country travel needs will be discussed between UN Women and the Consultant and arranged by UN Women directly.
Deliverables should be supported by monthly timesheets and progress reports:
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
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation. The candidates must possess minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation.
The candidate must possess the following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under the direct supervision of the WEESC Programme Analyst and in close cooperation with the UN Women Communications Analyst.
The payment will be disbursed on a monthly basis based on the consultant’s request for payment calculated per working day spent for specific activities/deliverables, and upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
Application submission package:
How to Submit the Application:
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.
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.).