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Technical Consultant – Women’s Safety in Supply Chains (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||14 October 2022 to 31 December 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||14 October 2022 to 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.
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, the 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. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In India UN Women works on the priority themes of Gender Responsive Governance, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and Intergovernmental coordination.
The WeEmpowerAsia (WEA) programme is a collaborative effort between the Regional Office of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the European Union (EU), which is funding the action under its Partnership Instrument.
The overall objective of the WEA programme is that more women lead, participate and have access to enhanced business opportunities and leadership within the private sector to advance sustainable and inclusive growth.
Under the programme, UN Women works extensively with the private sector to promote gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community through adoption and implementation of Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS). Principle 3 specifically talks about employees health, well begin and safety and focuses on establishing internal policies and procedures preventing all forms of violence and sexual harassment at work including in the supply chains.
Ending Violence against Women
At the country level, UN Women supports Governments in adopting and enacting legal reforms aligned with international standards for ending violence against women and girls. UN Women supports expanding access to quality multi-sectoral responses for survivors covering safety, shelter, health, justice and other essential services. UN Women works with Governments to develop dedicated national action plans to prevent and address violence against women, strengthening coordination among diverse actors required for sustained and meaningful action. UN Women also works with the private sector to improve safety for women at work and at home.
Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to develop the design of a three-year project on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) in garment/textile supply chains as well as in public and private spaces in Tamil Nadu.
The project aims to forge and strengthen multi-sectoral partnerships in Tamil Nadu (Textile and Apparel) to effectively respond to sexual harassment of women and girls at the workplace and other forms of gender-based violence, through targeted interventions to prevent and respond to VAWG and enhance women workers’ health, wellness, and safety in the Textile and Apparel sector.
Important synergies will be made with other initiatives to improve the safety and wellbeing of women and girls and as part of ensuring the sustainability of textile and garment value chains in India.
UN Women already has an MOU with the Government of Tamil Nadu to support government efforts to end violence and provide support to survivors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Programme Manager-WeEmpowerAsia Programme and in close consultation with the EVAW Specialist, the technical consultant will be responsible for the following:
Time-Frame and Expected Deliverables:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.