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International Consultant for designing and developing Gender Studies academic course and Gender Studies Master’s degree programme for universities in Kazakhstan
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-Based, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||29-May-23 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||June-September 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June - September 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.
UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, is an active advocate and global champion for women and girls. UN Women assists UN member states in setting international norms and standards for achieving gender equality, works with governments and civil society to develop laws, policies, programmes, and services needed to implement these standards.
UN Women actively promotes the equal participation of women in all sages of life, with a focus on five priority areas of action: strengthening women's leadership and expanding their participation in society; elimination of violence against women; engaging women in the full spectrum of peace and security issues; empowering women in the economy; ensuring the central role of gender equality in the planning and budgeting of national development. UN Women also coordinates the work on promotion of gender equality across the whole UN system.
Among the countries of Central Asia, Kazakhstan is a leader in progress on gender equality. Kazakhstan improved its overall ranking and jumped 15 positions to 65th place in the Global Gender Gap Index 2022, a report designed to measure gender equality among 146 countries. The country has eliminated gender gaps in education levels, shown improvements in economic opportunities and in wage equality, and an increase in the proportion of women in leadership positions. However, to accelerate further efforts of Kazakhstan in reaching gender equality as well as enhancing gender mainstreaming, presence of gender thematic professionals with expertise in all spheres is crucial.
Therefore, UN Women, together with the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - Ministry), with the support of the National Commission, implements a project in the framework of a tied Grant “Assistance to Kazakhstan in the implementation of the Concept family and gender policy, in terms of ensuring gender equality and empowering all women and girls in Kazakhstan and overcoming the consequences of the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic” (hereinafter- Project) in 2022-2024.
The main goal of the project is to provide effective and timely support to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls in Kazakhstan, including the most vulnerable groups, considering the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in accordance with Action plans of updated Concept of family and gender policies in the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2030. The project covers three significant components (1) strengthening national legislation and policies with a strong perspective of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, (2) a gender-sensitive approach in educational policies and (3) economic empowerment of women.
Within the framework of the project’s second component, the UN Women, together with the Ministry and with the support of the National Commission and UNESCO, plans to introduce Gender Studies course and master’s degree programme in higher education of Kazakhstan.
For the above-mentioned activities, UN Women will contract National Consultant and International Consultant with relevant experience in the field of gender studies.
Duties and Responsibilities
The tasks of the International Consultant will include the following:
Required Skills and Experience
The International Consultant selection process will be based on the following criteria:
Applications must meet minimum qualification requirements which will be reflected in technical evaluation form. The cumulative evaluation consists of evaluation of technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%).
Technical assessment criteria:
Applications that will accumulate at least 490 points of the maximum 700 points during the technical evaluation process will be qualified for financial proposal.
Score for Financial Proposal:
The financial offers of the technically qualified bidders will be weighted in terms of selection points as per below formula:
B = T + Clow / C x 300, where
T- is the universal technical score awarded to the evaluation of the proposal (only those proposals that pass 70% of the technical evaluation);
C is the financial offer of the bidder; and
Clow- is the lowest financial proposal among all evaluated bidders.
300 is the maximum financial point that can be obtained.
The successful bidder will be selected based on the highest aggregated score (technical and financial scoring)
Selection of a candidate: The contract will be awarded to the candidate with the highest cumulative score. Payment will be made upon achievement of expected results and submission of an agreed package of documents and reports approved by UN Women.
Package of documents for consideration
The admin-jobs.undp.org platform accepts only one attachment; therefore, you need to prepare all the necessary documents, scan them as one PDF document and attach to the online application.
* Each candidate must submit a consolidated financial proposal that includes all of the applicant's expenses required to complete the assigned tasks, including communication costs, travel expenses to complete the task, etc.
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If you require any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information with your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All selected candidates will be required to adhere to UN-Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN-Women staff and will therefore be subject to a thorough background and background check. (A background check will include verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to conduct a background check.)
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