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UN Women National consultant to develop a series of knowledge products, advocacy papers and regulatory policy recommendations to integrate Gender Equality commitments in peace processes
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National 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.
Under the Peacebuilding Fund, UN Women, in partnership with OHCHR and UNDP, is implementing a two-years project “Building sustainable and inclusive peace, strengthening trust and social cohesion in Moldova” (hereinafter – PBF project) on both banks of Nistru river. The project seeks to facilitate an enabling environment for improved cross-river cooperation, reduced social tensions and the continuation of the fragile Transnistrian region settlement process in the context of growing regional and domestic geopolitical tensions exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, through the advancement of, and cross-river collaboration on human rights, Women, Peace and Security, and the promotion of equal access to services and through ensuring early intervention to prevent deepening divisions between the populations on either side of the conflict divide which are currently being affected by highly divisive narratives and misinformation.
The project is aligned with the provisions under the draft of the second-generation National Program and Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) for the period 2023-2027 developed in Moldova with UN Women support. The new NAP, expected to be enacted in early 2023, is based on the four Pillars of the UNSCR 1325: Prevention, Participating, Protection, Relief, and Recovery and it addresses, among other aspects, actions aimed at enhancing women’s meaningful participation in the security and defense sector, including in the conflict settlement processes and peacebuilding efforts, primarily from a human security perspective and includes intervention at the local level to decentralize the WPS commitments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under this announcement, the UN Women within the Peacebuilding Fund’s Project seeks to contract a National consultant to develop a series of knowledge products, advocacy papers and regulatory policy recommendations, highlighting and promoting the importance and benefits of the balanced and meaningful participation of women in peace processes at all levels.
Note: While performing the assignment the consultant, in coordination with UN Women Project Team, is expected to interact with all relevant peace process actors and use various tools to obtain updated information (focus groups, meetings, surveys, interviews, etc.).
In this sense, governmental peace process actors are Bureau of Reintegration Policies staff, representatives of sectoral Working groups from both banks of Nistru river, diplomatic staff, Members of the Delegation of Moldova to Joint Control Commission, other relevant state authorities’ delegates.
Non-governmental peace process actors: CSOs, women peacebuilders, gender and human rights activists and experts, community local actors from both banks of the Nistru river.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Officer on Gender Equality in Peacebuilding, and overall guidance of the Programme Officer on Women, Peace and Security and Programme Analyst on Women in Leadership and Governance (WILG).
The consultant will be responsible for the following main tasks:
Task 1: Develop a detailed workplan, timelines and brief description of activities to be undertaken and methodologies to be used.
Task 2: Conduct mapping to source issues as per Working Groups thematic and generate evidence on integration of gender equality commitments and existing gaps in negotiation agenda and overall peace process-related regulatory system.
Task 3: Produce at least 3 knowledge products/advocacy papers/regulatory policy recommendations, revisions, inputs on gender mainstreaming in peace processes, at least 1 of them to be developed in co-authorship with an international expert, assigned by UN Women.
Task 4: Provide support to the UN Women Project Team in identifying national prominent women \negotiators, and content development to highlight women’s contribution to peacebuilding efforts (success stories and/or career paths of prominent women negotiators).
Task 5: Prepare and conduct presentations on developed knowledge products during working groups, round table discussions, dialogue events, providing advice and intervention where needed, including for advocacy purposes, as requested by UN Women.
Task 6: Deliver 1 final report providing a summary on carried out activities, achievements, and challenges, as well as recommendation for the future integration of gender equality commitments into peace processes in Moldova.
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
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
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: