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National Junior Consultant for Combating Discrimination and Violence against Rural Women to the Commissioner for Protection of Equality
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 3h 53m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 December 2022 – 8 November 2023 (up to 20 working days/month)|
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 center 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 globally. 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 emphasize the prevention of VAWG through transforming negative social norms and strengthening the availability of services to women survivors of violence. UN Women Serbia partner with the government and CSOs to advocate for ending violence, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence, build capacity of partners and promote the need for changing norms towards advancing gender equality and women’s rights. By establishing the grounds on strengthening the capacities of professionals in protection and response to VAWG in line with the Istanbul Convention, in addition to support provided to women CSOs in enhancing legislative and policy environment on eliminating VAWG, UN Women in Serbia is promoting the zero tolerance towards VAWG policy.
The Commissioner for Protection of Equality is independent state authority founded in 2009, with the mandate to carry out the procedure based on complaints in cases of discrimination against persons or groups of persons connected by the same protected characteristic, to issue opinions and recommendations in concrete discrimination cases, and to stipulate measures defined by the Law. The institution is also mandated to initiate legal proceedings and file complaints for protection from discrimination, with approval of the discriminated person.
Under the Project „Improved Safety of Women in Serbia”, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Women Serbia invests efforts to ensure that women and girls in Serbia and Montenegro live in a society free from violence and that the Republic of Serbia applies new protection measures for women and girls in order to improve victim’s safety in family and intimate partner relations.
Under the Output 1.2. the Project will ensure that the Commissioner for Protection of Equality has capacities to raise awareness and confidence of rural women about measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination. Therefore, the UN Women is seeking National Junior Consultant to support to the Commissioner for Protection of Equality in order to support the CPE in implementation activities related to raising awareness and confidence of rural women about measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination.
The objective of this assignment is to support the Commissioner for Protection of Equality (CPE) in carrying out activities related to raising awareness and confidence of rural women about measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination in line with the CPE mandate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the overall supervision of the UN Women Project Officer and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, the consultant will be responsible to provide support towards the effective and efficient implementation of the activities related to raising awareness and confidence of rural women about measures and actors responsible for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination:
- Assist in organizing training for selected women’s civil society organizations dealing with issues relevant to rural women on the legal framework and mechanisms for protection from violence and gender-based discrimination as well as the CPE’s events regarding media award for journalist, the International Day of Rural Women and Festival of women and girls in rural areas;
- Assist in organizing a study-visit for the representatives of CSOs to familiarize themselves with examples of good practice in the area of protection from violence and gender-based discrimination and stereotyping;
- Support planning and implementation of projects’ promotion, communication and visibility events and activities;
- Assist in preparation of regular and ad-hod reports, narrative and financial;
- Provide any other administrative and logistical support to the project implementation, as needed;
- Keep regular communication with CPE and UNW team
Deliverables and Timeline:
Competences and Qualifications
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
Fluency in English and Serbian (written and oral).
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
In order to apply please merge the above listed documents into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation of applicants:
Consultants 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 of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
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
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.)