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The “Safe and Fair: Realizing Women Migrant Workers’ Rights and Opportunities in the ASEAN Region (2018-2022)” is part of the European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls. Safe and Fair (the Programme) is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women (in collaboration with UNODC) with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. The Programme aims to address women workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking, strengthen rights-based and gender-responsive approaches to violence against women and labour migration governance and support access to essential services.
Safe and Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration Safe and Fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe and Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; civil society organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming in ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).
Safe and Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives:
Specific objective 1: Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks;
Specific objective 2: Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and
Specific objective 3: Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved
The strategy of Safe and Fair mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approaches; and broad engagement of stakeholders. Safe and Fair ensures visibility, awareness-raising and dialogue promotion on changing norms around violence against women throughout migration and strengthening rights-based approaches to Safe and Fair labour migration governance for women in the ASEAN region.
The national consultant will contribute to the outputs under Objective 2 and 3.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities
The national consultant will manage UN Women Philippines contribution to regional Safe and Fair Programme, under the direct supervision of Country Programme Coordinator UN Women Philippines and Programme Specialist, Ending Violence against Women- Safe and Fair, UN Women ROAP. The consultant is expected to accomplish the following specific tasks:
- Lead implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of Safe and Fair Programme in the Philippines with focus on Objectives 2 and 3.
- Provide technical support to inter-gency coordination on EVAW, migration, trafficking and access to essential services to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
- Coordinate and provide substantive technical support in the implementation of programme activities, in line with the approved work plan.
- Monitor progress on programme activity and results.
- Prepare monitoring reports highlighting programme results, outputs and outcomes in flash reports, midterm, and annual report
- Monitor budget implementation and programme expenditure and support budget revisions when required.
- Provide inputs to budgets and financial reports
- Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of consultants and implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
- Ensure close coordination with implementing partners, UN Women and ILO Country Offices, UN Women and ILO Regional Offices (including technical consultants);
- Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies and relevant documentation such as programme summaries, concept notes, proposals, donor profiles etc.
- Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities, campaigns, workshops, trainings etc.
- Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts; and in close coordination with the Communications and Campaigns Consultant:
- coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, consultations, trainings, workshops and knowledge products; and
- Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on access to essential services of WMWs and victims of trafficking
- Provide technical inputs to development of knowledge products
- Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated
- Prepare meeting minutes and ensure appropriate follow-up actions
- Oversee the work of Programme Assistant as needed.
- Provide substantive technical support to the Representative, Deputy Representative, Head of Office, and Regional Office on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports, and briefs;
- Lead in the project wrap up and closure towards Q4 of 2023, and in preparation support in the evaluation and collation of all relevant documents, reports and feedback needed from project partners and consultants.
Expected deliverables and timelines
Payment will be disbursed in monthly lump sum upon the satisfactory submission of the monthly progress report.
Tasks and Deliverables
Monthly accomplishment report that highlights tasks performed in the past month related to:
Every 30th of the month, from 01 April 2023
Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, Ending Violence against Women- Safe and Fair, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) and Country Programme Coordinator of UN Women Philippine Programme Presence Office who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent writing skills
- Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
- Strong networking skills
- Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
- Ability to work in a highly pressured environment
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Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.
- A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience and skills
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
- Previous experience in the field of violence against women is an advantage;
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors;
- Experience supporting/implementing an EU-funded project is an asset
Language and report writing skills
- Fluency in English and Filipino is required.
Contract period and work location
The total duration of the engagement is from 01 April 2023 – 31 December 2023. The consultant will be based in Metro Manila (official duty station in Philippine Programme Office - Mandaluyong). Upon request of UN Women team and/ or partners and depending on budget availability, the consultant may travel to project areas or activity venues outside duty station.
Any travel costs related to travel will be authorized and arranged by UN Women prior the travel date according to its rules and regulations.
Applications will be evaluated based on technical qualification (100 points)
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 following technical
qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria
Experience and skills
Total Obtainable Score
Submission of application
Submission package includes:
- Cover letter outlining relevant work experience
- UN Women Personal History Form(P11);
- Financial proposal in PHP which shall specify a total lump sum amount per month using the schedule of payment aboveList of project/programme previously manage with sample of written/project report
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