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National Consultant on Support of the Study on Women Economic Empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 days (within period of August – December 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, 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.
Despite the volatility and war inside of Ukraine, UN Women remains committed to delivering results across strategic priorities, exercising its triple mandate and building key partnerships. With the war in Ukraine having dramatically shifted the immediate priorities, it remains all the more essential that rights of women and girls remain at the centre of the humanitarian response. Aligning with the UN priorities, UN Women’s future operations in the country will focus on amplifying the localization agenda and strengthening the local women-led gender-responsive humanitarian response and ensuring the experiences of displaced, at risk and vulnerable women and girls are centralized during the recovery process.
Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian military invasion, Ukraine is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most complex emergencies with millions of internally displaced people and refugees already fleeing the country. Women make up 64% of internally displaced people in Ukraine, and about 90% of those who have sought refuge European countries and beyond are women and children. The full-scale war impacts the unemployment rates among all categories of the population and will most likely continue pushing women into the unprotected informal sectors of the economy.
Rebuilding and sustaining inclusive economic growth will be a fundamental priority for early recovery and postwar Ukraine, and the equitable inclusion of women in these efforts will define the country's ability to rebuild and recover. Ensuring income generation opportunities and rebuilding women’s livelihoods and women led localized economies will be another important driver to prevent the drivers to further displacement and escalations of tensions. For displaced women and for those returning to their homes, finding new livelihoods is a considerable challenge. Targeted support to war affected women in accessing livelihoods will need to address their specific needs, including in areas of displacement and return.
To ensure evidence-based programming of the government, civil society and development partners for women economic empowerment during the full-scale war and for gender-responsive recovery of Ukraine, there is a need to collect all available data and conduct study on the impact of the full-scaled Russian invasion to Ukraine on women’s economic situation to fill in the gaps on the women’s access to labour market and business opportunities, as well as sex-disaggregated statistics at the labour market and about business.
UN Women is planning to contract a research institute/think-tank to conduct the study on women`s economic empowerment during the full/scale war in Ukraine to receive evidence on economic challenges for women in Ukraine at the labour market and in business to inform the programming of the government, civil society and development partners for women’s economic empowerment to ensure gender-responsive recovery of Ukraine. A Reference Group will be created to validate the methodology, as well as findings and recommendations of the Study. The Group will consist of the representatives of key governmental institutions, women’s CSOs and development partners. Considering the above, UN Women is looking for a National Consultant to provide coordination and expert support to the Reference Group to conduct the Study.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist/Project Manager, the National Consultant will provide support to the contracted research institution and the Reference Group with expert advice and support on conducting the Study on women’s economic empowerment in the labour market and in entrepreneurship during the full-scale war for the gender-responsive recovery of Ukraine. The assignment will include but will not be limited to the following tasks:
*All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as work plan, concept note, analytical report, presentation, etc. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.
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
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced (Masters) degree in Economics, Marketing, Sociology, Gender Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Application and submission package:
All applications must include as one attachment:
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following table is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
*Basis for payment tranches
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:59 EEST 19 September 2023. Applications without P11 and financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).