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. UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policy and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

In April 2023 UN Women, with the generous support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) launched a four-year project “Women’s Increased Leadership for Democracy in Georgia” (WILD). The project aims to ensure that women and girls in all their diversity fully and equally participate in decision-making and benefit from gender-responsive governance in Georgia.  In order to contribute to the achievement of this impact-level goal, the project sets forth two interlinked outcomes, which are as follows - outcome 1: Women and their organizations in all their diversity are engaged in and influence political life and decision-making at all levels in Georgia; and outcome 2: Gender equality and women’s meaningful participation and leadership at all levels is promoted through adoption and implementation of gender-responsive legislative and policy frameworks and practices.

Under outcome 1, inter alia, UN Women provides technical support to the Government of Georgia to strengthen institutional mechanisms on gender equality and to develop and implement laws and policies on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in line with BPfA+25 review process and CEDAW recommendations. In line with these efforts, UN Women intends to support the State Audit Office – the supreme audit institution of Georgia in conducting a Participatory Gender Audit (PGA).  PGA is a gender mainstreaming tool used by organizations to reflect and analyze their own gender capacity, challenges and good practices. It is a process that promotes organizational learning on gender equality and gender mainstreaming through a participative methodology. The PGA methodology has been elaborated by ILO in the beginning of the 2000s. UN Women in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) introduced a methodology of PGA to Georgia in 2012. Since then, UN Women has supported PGAs in a number of ministries/state agencies and has developed and gradually expanded a pool of national experts who have received training and certification of PGA facilitators in the international training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy.

The State Audit Office has expressed goodwill to undergo PGA. The PGA will look whether in the State Audit’s Office internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective and reinforce each other; it will monitor and assess the relative progress made in gender mainstreaming in the organization; will identify the critical gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and recommend ways for addressing them; and last but not least, document good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.

In light of the above, UN Women intends to hire a total of three (3) national consultants from the roster of ITC-ILO certified group of facilitators of Participatory Gender Audit to perform work spelled out in the section below.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

  • Elaborate and submit the work plan and specific methodology on PGA of the agency including key activities, and timeframe of the assignment in close cooperation with the UN Women team.
  • Conduct participatory gender audit of the State Audit Office of Georgia in line with the finalized and agreed methodology according to the revised ILO manual and procedures on Participatory Gender Audit (2012 - Ensure that audited entity institution undergo full-fledged PGA cycle:
  • Conduct initial desk review of documents prior to audit meetings.
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings and individual interviews in the agency.
  • Conduct and facilitate participatory joint workshop and discuss findings from interviews and desk review.
  • Draft PGA report including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian.
  • Organize presentation of the findings of the PGAs with the related recommendations for the key staff of the agency.
  • Finalize, write up and submit the final report in Georgian with the relevant recommendations.


(per consultant encompassing PGA work)

  1. Inception Report: Work plan and specific methodology for the PGA of the State Audit Office, including key activities and timeframe of the assignment developed in English and submitted to UN Women by 05 July 2023 (2 working days in total);
  2. Desk review report: Desk review report of all the relevant documents of the audited entity completed in Georgian by 21 July 2023 (3 working days in total).
  3. Interviews of the staff of the agency: At least 15 individual interviews and meetings conducted for gender audit with key staff of the agency by 28 July 2023 (4 working days in total).
  4. Draft of the preliminary report: draft of the preliminary report developed including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian by 30 August 2023 (4 working days in total).
  5. Validation workshop for the staff: two-day participatory joint workshop conducted with the staff to discuss the findings from interviews and desk review by 22 September 2023 (3 working days in total).
  6. Presentation of findings: presentation on the preliminary findings of the audited entity delivered by 02 October 2023 (1 working day in total).
  7. Final PGA report completed: participatory gender audit report, including process and final recommendations completed and presented in Georgian to UN Women by 20 October2023 (2 working days in total).


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

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience


  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field;
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators;

Experience and competencies: 

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights 
  • Good understanding and proved knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect and analyze data

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English.

Evaluation Procedure:

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

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

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field;
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities or related field;  (max 30 points)
  • ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators (max 40 points)
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights (max 100 points)
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English (max 30 points)
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of conducting participatory gender audit its scope and key principles (max 90 points)
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect and analyze data (max 60 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 contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Governance & Participation in Public Life (G&PPL) Programme Analyst and under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women G&PPL Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed.

Deliverables 1,2,3 (9 Working days) – 47 %

Deliverable 4,5,6,7 (10 working days) 53 %

Application submission package:

Duly filled in Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from

  • CV including examples of the previous work
  • Technical proposal on gender audit methodology explaining why candidate considers her/himself the most suitable for the work and providing a brief methodology concept-vision on how she/he will approach and conduct the work
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (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.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- 
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV, technical proposal on gender audit 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.


  • 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 the assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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