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Gender and Politics Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||20-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 working days within 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Lebanon’s municipal elections are slated to take place no later than May 2024. Women remain grossly underrepresented in Lebanon, despite gaining their right to vote in 1952, and a vibrant feminist movement. Despite low representation in all aspects of political life, including 6.25% representation in parliament, and 5.4% of Lebanon’s municipal councilors, positive trends of participation, including through increased women candidacy, have continued. In Lebanon, UN Women collaborates with relevant stakeholders to provide training for women political candidates to help build their capacities to run and succeed in elections and in calling on political parties and parliamentarians to support the empowerment of women, including through legislative reform and advocacy.
Under the direct supervision of the Women’s Political Participation Programme Manager, UN Women seeks to recruit a competent consultant on Women’s Political Participation to adapt the corporate training manual developed by UN Women to the Lebanese context and support capacity building efforts of women political candidates through provision of training of trainers on the adapted training content. The training manual is available in English, but it will be translated to Arabic by UN Women Lebanon office.
Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate selected for this consultancy will be expected to adapt the five modules of the UN Women corporate training manual on “Political Leadership and Candidate Training” mentioned below to the Lebanese context and train UN Women partners on the adapted curricula. The adapted curricula and training will be delivered in Arabic.
Please visit the link below 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
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
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.)