Consultant for Strengthening of Court Trial Practice for Domestic Violence (DV) Cases (Chinese National Only)



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Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :05-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 18h 8m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 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.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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’s China Office (the Office) supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (ii) ending violence against women (EVAW); and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific program areas. Under the EVAW portfolio, the Office works on the strengthening of essential response service to women and girls subject to gender-based violence in social service sector and justice service sector. The Office develop DV social service training manual for service providers with experts, frontline practitioners, and Women’s Rights’ organizations in China and adapted the principles, standards, and services listed Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (ESP).

The Office comes into a MoU with the Supreme People’s Court to promote the effective implementation of the People's Republic of China Anti-Domestic Violence Law; to promote international sharing on China's anti-domestic violence judicial practices; and to strengthen the victims/survivors-centred rights and interests protection in domestic violence cases. Under this MoU, the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence is developing a series of guiding cases (the guiding cases) against a list of indicators developed by UN Women based on international human rights standards to explore and analyse the practice and identify the areas to be further strengthened of Domestic Violence (DV) cases trial in China. UN Women and the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence will jointly hold an international conference to exchange and strengthen the judicial practice of the Anti-DV Law and draw on the international standards, such as ESP-Police and the Judicial sector.

To implement this cooperation with quality, the Office in Beijing is looking to hire a consultant. The role of the Consultant to work with UN Women China Office, and the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence to finalize the list of indicators, to provide technical support to the development and analysis of the guiding cases and ensure quality, to develop the concept note (objectives, agenda, and participants list) of international conference, and to support the organization of the international conference.


Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK AND OBJECTIVE

Under the direct supervision of EVAW Programme Analyst, the Consultant will be responsible for the achievement of the following tasks and deliverables:

1. Participate in the development and finalization of the list of indicators described in background part

  • Review of relevant documents, including international standards and conventions, UN Women guidelines, guidance for gender-based violence survivors’ access to justice, relevant Chinese law and policies, and previous guiding cases developed by SPC.
  • Join the meeting with UN Women ROAP and UN Women China based on need to discuss and finalize the list of indicators
  • Conduct a preliminary session to the research team of the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence

2. Provide technical inputs and review the guiding cases

  • Hold regular meetings with the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence and provide technical inputs based on the inquiry of the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence for the finalization of the guiding cases
  • Review the first draft and second draft of the guiding cases and provide comments
  • Review the English version and provide comments

3. Provide technical support to the organization of international conference

  • Provide comments on the concept note drafted by the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence
  • Provide technical support to the preparation of the international conference
  • Join the international conference as panelist or presenter based on need

Deliverables and Timelines

Payment Phase

Task

Amount (CNY) and timeline

1st instalment will be paid upon the finalization of the list of indicators in Chinese

  • Finalize the list of indicators with the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence
  • Conduct introduction session to the research team of the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence

25% of total consultant fee,

1st February 2023

2nd instalment will be paid upon submission of deliverables as finalized English version of guiding cases

  • Review the first draft and second draft of the guiding cases and provide comments
  • Provide technical support the finalize the guiding cases
  • Review the English version and provide comments

60% of total consultant fee,

31st March 2023

Final instalment will be paid upon sharing of finalized agenda of the international conference and joining the international conference

  • Provide comments to the concept note drafted by of the China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence
  • Work with Programme Manager to finalize the agenda for international conference
  • Join the international conference as panelist or presenter based on need

15% of total consultant fee,

20th April 2023

Total Consultant Fee Percentage

100%


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues.
  • Accountability.
  • Creative Problem Solving.
  • Effective Communication.
  • Inclusive Collaboration.
  • Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Leading by Example

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Proficiency in editing, professional writing, and reporting in both English and Chinese
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines


Required Skills and Experience

Experience and required qualifications

The consultant should demonstrate qualifications, experience, and competencies in the following areas:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in law, public policy, gender studies, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least 2 years of practice in DV cases trial or leading research relevant to Domestic Violence justice sector in China
  • Proven experience of working with Chinese justice system (by submitting piece of work by the applicant)
  • Previous working experience in gender equality and women's empowerment is preferred
  • Experience working in/with the UN system and international organizations is an asset
  • Proficiency in editing, professional writing, and reporting in English is preferred

Selection and evaluation criteria  

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:

  • Technical qualification (100 points); weight: (70%)
  •  Financial proposal (100 points): weight (30%)

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 Evaluation Criteria

A) Education  

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in law, public policy, gender studies, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

10

B) Working Experience

 

  • At least 2 years of practice in DV cases trial or leading research relevant to Domestic Violence justice sector in China

25

  • Proven experience of working with Chinese justice system (by submitting piece of work by the applicant)

25

  • Experience in gender equality and women's empowerment is preferred

10

  • Experience working in/with the UN system and international organizations is an asset

10

C) Language skills

 

  • Proficiency in editing, professional writing, and reporting in English is preferred

20

Total Obtainable Score

100

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application (consolidated as ONE attachment) online, no later than 10 January, 2023. Kindly note the system will only allow one attachment, please combine below listed submission package into one.

The Submission package includes:

Items

Amount

CNY

Deliverable 1

 

Deliverable 2

 

Deliverable 3

 

Total Financial Proposal

 

 

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes or on satisfactory completion of task.

Note

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.

Inclusion Statement

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, 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.)



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