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International Consultant – Advisor on gender-responsive legal technology
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with travel to Bangkok Thailand (1 mission for the regional Women’s Access to Justice conference in April 2023)|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
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 is the United Nations entity 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 supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities: (i) Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; (ii) Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy; (iii) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; and (iv) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
The Project “Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment” is a five-year initiative that began implementation in 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Government of Sweden. The overall goal of the project is to enhance access to justice for women in formal and informal systems in Asia and the Pacific, bridging the gap between these systems through women’s empowerment and reduction of gender biases. In realizing this goal, the programme partners – UN Women, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and OHCHR – focus on achieving the following outputs: (1) Domestic laws adopted and court decisions are consistent with international human rights law and standards, including CEDAW; (2) Gender discriminatory attitudes and stereotyped behaviors towards women by formal and informal justice providers are addressed; and (3) Grassroots women’s organizations and community-based women’s organizations are empowered and well-positioned to document, monitor, liaise and facilitate interactions with formal and informal justice providers.
Until recently, a lack of data has obscured the scale of the world’s failure to provide justice for all. It turns out that the current justice gap is massive. According to the first global synthesis of the justice gap presented by the Task Force on Justice in its 2019 report, the majority of the world’s population does not have access to meaningful justice. Closing the justice gap to advance Gender Justice will require systemic changes responsive to people’s needs and adjusted to the specific needs of particular groups, including women.
UN Women aims to address two main objectives and six levers that contribute to the achievement of Gender Justice. The first objective, addressing mainly the quality of justice services, is people-centred justice. The second objective, addressing the number of available justice services, is upscaling of justice. The six levers each, but especially through synergy will contribute to people-centered and scalable justice. The levers are (1) prevention, (2) standardization, (3) technology (4) financing & data, (5) decentralization and non-adversarial mechanism, and (6) youth interventions & coalition building.
In this context, the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will hire a consultant to provide strategic support to advance gender-responsive legal technology Asia-Pacific region with a strong focus on the benefits of creating and scaling Online Dispute Mechanisms that advance women’s access to justice. The consultant is expected to provide technical guidance to incorporate legal technology components into programme documents, support regional expert discussions, develop knowledge pieces, and provide a platform for governments to learn from technical experts.
Task Force on Justice, Justice for All – Final Report (New York: Center on International Cooperation, 2019) available at https://www.justice.sdg16.plus/
Duties and Responsibilities
Roles and responsibility
UN Women seeks the services of a consultant as outlined above. Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist - Access to Justice -, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
From 25 January 2023 – 15 June 2023. The consultant will be home-based with one mission to Bangkok, Thailand. For travel on a mission, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by UN Women. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Qualifications
Each payment will be issued upon acceptance and approval of the deliverables stipulated in the table above by the Programme Specialist - Access to Justice, UN Women ROAP. The expected deliverables will be done in close collaboration/supervision of UN Women personnel.
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with an evaluation of the technical application 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 the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Submission of application
The submission package includes:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Diversity and Inclusion
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.)