INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT TRAINING ON THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :10-Feb-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 6h 53m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
27-Feb-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :7 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :7 working days in the period of 27 February 2023 – 18 April 2023


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 against all 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 supports Member States and other partners to accelerate progress towards gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, including those with disabilities, in line with commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. UN Women’s efforts to achieve empowerment of all women and girls with disabilities are further guided by UN Women’s Strategy: The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities – Towards Full and Effective Participation and Gender Equality.

In Georgia, UN Women works jointly with the UN family to support the Government of Georgia in strengthening protection of rights of men, women, girls and boys with disabilities. In late 2022, UN Women in partnership with WHO, OHCHR, UNFPA and UNICEF and with the generous support of the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) launched the UN Joint Programme (JP) “Mainstreaming a Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response  to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis. “Under the JP UN Women prioritizes capacitating national partners, with particular emphasis on the civil society organizations (CSO) and organizations of persons with disabilities (OPD) to monitor and lobby for the gender and disability inclusive response to Ukrainian refugees’ crisis in Georgia. 

Within the framework of the project, UN Women plans to conduct a 2-day capacity development training on the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action. The main goal of the training is to strengthen capacity of national stakeholders with focus on CSOs and OPDs on global standards, methodologies and best practices on inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action. The training should be aligned with the IASC Guidelines on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in in Humanitarian Action (The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), 2019. Available at: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-guidelines-on-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-humanitarian-action-2019) and the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian action (The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), 2017. Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2017/2/the-gender-handbook-for-humanitarian-action).


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the international consultant are:

  • Designing a 2-day training module (detailed agenda, presentations, handouts) on the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action;
  • Based on the developed training module conduct a 2-day training on the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action;

Deliverables

  • A training module (detailed agenda, presentations, handouts) on the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action developed by 13 March 2023 (4 working days); 
  • 2-day training conducted (in-country visit required) by 6 April, 2023 (2 working days)
  • Training report in English submitted to UN Women by 13 April, 2023 (1 working day)


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Proved experience in editing and proofreading of Georgian texts;
  • Familiar with human rights terminology
  • IT literacy
  • Flexibility 

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


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least a master’s degree in sociology, international development, gender/women studies or related areas.

Experience:

  • At least 4 years practical experience in working on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian settings
  • At least 2 years of experience on gender equality and women’s empowerment in humanitarian settings will be a strong asset
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation and communications skills and ability to negotiate amongst a wide range of stakeholders

Language:

  • English (proficient).

Evaluation Procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria, technical and financial review.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical review:

  • At least a master’s degree in sociology, international development, gender/women studies or related areas.
  • At least 4 years practical experience in working on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian settings
  • Proficiency in English

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least a master’s degree in sociology, international development, gender/women studies or related areas (max 70 points)
  • At least 4 years practical experience in working on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian settings (max 80 points)
  • At least 2 years of experience on gender equality and women’s empowerment in humanitarian settings (max 80 points)
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation and communications skills and ability to negotiate amongst a wide range of stakeholders (max 70 points)
  • Proficiency in English (max 50 points).

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation;

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management Arrangements:

The international consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UN Women Governance & Participation in Public Life Programme Analyst and overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative.

Financial Arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

  • Deliverable 1,2,3 (7 working days) – 100%

Application Submission Package:

  • CV;
  • Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • Two financial proposals with two possible scenarios (one including travel to Georgia to undertake field visits and second – including online interviews and focus groups adjusting to the Covid-19 situation) - lump sum proposal/offer* in USD (including breakdown of this lump sum amount, indicating all necessary costs to complete this assignment).

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above);
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process;
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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.).



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