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National Expert in gender and legal framework
|Location :||Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU|
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 15h 54m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||22 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 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.
The world faces unprecedented planetary and social crises driven by human actions. The COVID-19 crisis has raised acute questions about why progress continues to be slow in many places, for many people, for so long. Development and other thought leaders, including many in feminist movements, have called for rethinking and rebalancing political, economic, social, and environmental systems to make them inclusive and sustainable.
The pandemic has endangered all dimensions of our well-being and amplified a sense of fear around the world, and there is an alarming escalation of violence, including an increase of violence against women. The UNDP has developed the Global Strategy for Gender Equality, and has requested country offices, including the UNDP office in Guinea Bissau to start the elaboration process of its Gender Equality Strategy. This strategy will respond to reflections around two fundamental concerns. First, why has progress towards gender equality been so slow and scattered, and even reversed? Second, what can UNDP do better in response? UNDP stands ready to put itself at the forefront of this call for a new direction, including through the gender equality strategy 2022-2025.
UNDP Guinea-Bissau intends to carry out consultations at the national level to gather information in a participatory way, which will constitute the basis for the elaboration of its strategy for gender equality for the next years, 2022 - 2025.
This strategy will describe the future direction of UNDP's work on gender equality and women's empowerment. The challenge for the next three years will include, among others, to support government (state and private institutions) and civil society organizations to change the systems and power structures that generate gender inequalities and women's empowerment. UNDP's commitment to gender equality is integral to all efforts to expand people's choices, realize a just and sustainable world, and achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP will work through its six "signature solutions," on poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy, and gender equality, aiming at drawing Guinea-Bissau's priorities in the following areas:
In this context, UNDP intends to carry out this process in a consultative way, for better dynamic and participation. To start the process of consultation with partners, state institutions, civil society organizations, traditional and religious leaders, among other key actors, there is a need for an assessment and mapping gender equality in the country. In addition, there is a need to identify what the situation is, what role partners expect UNDP to play and what efforts are needed to improve the engagement and participation, as fundamental in the programs of the government, civil society organizations, and the United Nations. To accelerate and significantly increase results, UNDP will help to put gender equality at the center of political, economic, and environmental dialogues and decisions. There is a willingness and readiness to play this role, including in opening conversations around power imbalances and the distribution of resources, and at the same time recognizing that mechanical and compliance approaches will not be sufficient to address the scope of gender discrimination.
To ensure that the dynamics of the consultations and elaboration of the gender equality strategy have been best handled based on participatory techniques and methodology, UNDP will hire a consultant, who will work in collaboration with the Office Gender Specialist and the Gender Committee, and in close collaboration with the partners, to prepare the proposal for the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy.?
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop the UNDP CO Gender Equality Strategy and Action, through consultations with partners and the United Nations agencies.
For UNDP, this gender equality strategy sees the present moment as a historic opportunity to open new doors. UNDP recognizes that more is achieved by bringing people in rather than leaving them out: opportunities for new social contracts are emerging. Strengthening state capacities to deliver quality services and greater civic space for women to mobilize and lead are part of the equation, involving new alliances with male allies. The strategy will respond to several key lessons: (i) shifting power dynamics, (ii) the complexities of gender inequalities, (iii) partnering with grassroots and women’s organizations, taking in account, leaving no one behind and building resilience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative/Programme and the technical supervision of the gender specialist, the national consultant will work on:
And manages the following questions:
Duration of the assignment
The assignment will utilize 22 working days, and will be carried out in a period of two months maximum from the starting day.
Communication and advocacy
Required Skills and Experience
Degree in social science, law, political science, anthropology…
The required qualifications must be proven by references from institutions to whom services were provided and supporting documentation, certificates, declarations, and diplomas issued by reputable entities, public or private, national or foreign.
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATION:
Lump sum contracts:
The financial proposal will include the consultant's fee, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TORs. To assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals,
Working days and Travel:
For the works the following is required, 3 days for preparation, 2 days for interaction with UNDP, 7 days are for consultations workshops (2 day in the north zone, 2 day in the east zone, 2 day in the south province, 3 day in the islands and 1 day workshop in Bissau, 1day for consultations with the United Nations and 1 day for consultations with the reference persons in Bissau). 7 days for document analysis and the draft Gender Equality Strategy. 1 day for presentation of the consultation report and 1 day for the final document presentation. Between the working days five days are reserved for travel in the northern, eastern, southern provinces and the islands.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies: Cumulative analysis
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.