LGBTIQ Right and Feminist Building Movement National Facilitator/Consultant
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Between June 2023 and July 2024
|Full-time or Part-time|
Type of Contract:
Special Service Agreement (SSA)
National Country Programme Coordinator
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination 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.
The UN Women Cambodia Programme Office focuses on three key priorities to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). The first priority is to strengthen government capacity and accountability to integrate international norms and commitments (CEDAW, SDGs, Beijing PfA, Sendai) into national legislative and regulatory frameworks, including supporting dialogue and civil society engagement in accountability for GEWE commitments. The second area of focus is Ending Violence Against Women where CCO’s focus includes creating an enabling environment to prevent, respond to and prosecute all forms of GBV as well as ensuring that marginalised women who experience violence, including women migrant workers, access services and protections. Thirdly, CCO works to enhance gender responsiveness in climate change action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). A focus on empowerment, women’s leadership, challenging negative gender norms and leaving no one behind runs through the programme.
UN Women in Cambodia office has empowered LGBTIQ persons/communities, especially LBT Women through feminist principles to strengthen networking and advocacy for policy and institutional transformation. Over years, UNWOMEN has contributed to promoting LGBTIQ right and increasing engagement of LGBTIQ communities/activists with social media campaign (LoveIsDiversity-LID), dialogues/platforms both at national and sub-national level to discuss top three priorities (legal recognition of gender identity, discrimination and employment, and social and family exclusion).
Building on our lessons learnt, UNWOMEN in Cambodia continues to support the LGBTIQ community to engage with policy dialogues, activism campaigns such as Pride Week and 16 Days of Activism and to capacitate LBT Women to apply feminist transformative leadership to enlarge networks, including for the purpose of advocacy. Therefore, the programme is looking for a national LGBTIQ Right and women’s leadership Facilitator to work with programme staff to establish a space for dialogue between government and LGBTIQ and women activists/organisations to utilize social media safety to advocate for LGBTIQ rights and gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The purpose of the assignment is to expand space for LGBTIQ persons, especially LBT Women, to dialogue with policy makers and gender advocates to address the top three priorities that they have identified (legal recognition of gender identity, discrimination and employment, and social and family exclusion) and to capacitate LBT and women activists to apply feminist transformative leadership to address negative social norms affected young women and LBT women. A LGBTIQ Rights and women’s leadership facilitator will work closely with UNWOMEN’s Programme Team and under the supervision and guidance of the National Country Coordinator to perform specific tasks below:
Provision of technical inputs: (1). to facilitate and mobilise LGBTIQ persons, particularly LBT Women, to engage with national policy dialogues, including CEDAW COB implementation and Human Rights Framework through collaboration with CSO and other UN Agencies; (2) to coordinate and strengthen the LGBTIQ movement, including LBT Women Networks, to echo their voice to public audiences and policy makers.
- Mobilize LGBTIQ participation and engage with national policy dialogues, including consultation for formulating CEDAW national periodic report;
- Create social media/digital/creative art campaigns to advocate for LGBTIQ persons’ rights during special occasion such as IDAHOT, 16 Days activism, and human right day;
- Expand and strengthen LBT Women Network to voice their story and concern by creating a friendly and safe space for regular peer-to-peer support and capacity development for transformative leadership;
- Continue to enhance contents and media products for LoveIsDiversity social media movement that based on community story of LGBTIQ as well as the key advocacy messages such as gender identification, equal marriage, non-discrimination against LGBTQ persons/communities, especially LBT Women;
- Lead in conducting key event and Campaign to raise awareness on LGBTIQ movement and human rights via using LoveIsDiversity social media platform and in person forums where it is appropriate/relevant.
3. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES
1. Develop a detailed work plan with a specific timeline and methodology.
15 June 2023
7 July 2023
4 September 2023
10 October 2023
14 February, 2024
1 April, 2024
13 June 2024
The consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNWOMEN personnel in Cambodia under the direct supervision of the country programme coordinator. A workstation will be provided to the consultant to ensure effective consultation and support. The Consultant will bring his/her own personal computer to conduct this assignment.
5. CONTRACT PERIOD
The assignment is part-time from 12 June 2023 to 31 July 2024.
6. DUTY STATION
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The consultant may be required to travel outside of Phnom Penh as needed for the purpose of the assignment where required by UN Women-Cambodia. The standard UN Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will apply to any travel outside duty station that may be required in the fulfillment of this assignment.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- 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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
- Good knowledge of feminist transformative leadership and gender.
- A proven ability to facilitate dialogue and collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders and leadership styles.
- Experience in working with marginalized groups like LGBTI, youth and poor women in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Experience internship or volunteer with UN system is an asset.
- Demonstrated sensitivity, discretion, tact, and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women’s rights, development principles, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds
Required Skills and Experience
7. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree in development studies, law, international relations, human rights, and other relevant disciplines. 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 4 years professional experience in designing and implementing community mobilization, campaign and advocacy for promoting gender equality and human rights.
- Fluency in English is required.
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 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 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
Education and certification
Total Obtainable Score
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as 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.
9. Submission of Application:
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to firstname.lastname@example.org , with cc to email@example.com not later than 9 June 2023.by 5 p.m. local time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late application submissions will not be considered.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from Application and recruitment process | About us: Careers at UN Women | UN Women – Headquarters Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Submission package includes:
- Cover letter outlining relevant work experience.
- UN Women Personal History Form(P11); The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following: http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/misc/2012/p_11_form_unwomen.doc?v=1&d=20160811T044602 or http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
- Writing sample
- Financial proposal which shall specify a total lump sum amount, breaking down the daily professional fee, proposed number of working days. Please see the financial proposal template as below.
Total financial proposal
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payment will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes on satisfactory completion of task.
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