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 is also co-convenors of the Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate All Forms of HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination together with the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, and the UNAIDS Secretariat, with the leadership and technical support of the NGO delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordination Board. UN Women brings gender equality and human rights perspectives to its programmatic work on HIV response.
In Indonesia, UN Women works with the government, civil society organizations (CSOs), academia, the media, and the public and private sectors to address national gender equality priorities and women’s empowerment. Placing the advancement of women’s rights at the center of our work, UN Women Indonesia focuses on (1) Ending violence against women, (2) Promoting women’s human rights, (3) Women’s economic empowerment, (4) Women contributing to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace.
In recent years, for HIV response, UN Women Indonesia supported its key national partners to mainstream gender perspectives into policies and regulations and the prevention of Violence Against Women (VAW), including women living with HIV. UN Women also facilitates studies to set references for programming and partnership building. For several years, UN Women Indonesia provided capacity strengthening and technical assistance to the national networks of Women Living with HIV and women from key populations.
As the UN Joint Team for HIV, UN Women Indonesia is currently giving Technical Support to Addressing Human Rights and Gender Barriers to HIV Services in Indonesia to achieve the National Strategic and Action plan and “95-95-95” Global AIDS target in the Global Fund Program. In general, this technical assistant aims to provide strategic guidance and technical support in Addressing Human Rights and Gender Barriers to HIV Services in Indonesia to achieve the National Strategic and Action plan, especially Objective 6: To reduce the discrimination against PLHIV-and affected key populations by 60% by 2024, by that, it will contribute to the achievement of the global commitment to treatment for all, achieving Global AIDS target 95-95-95.
In reference to addressing human rights and gender barriers, UN Women collaborates with UNDP, providing technical support to the Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC) as the Principal Recipient (PR) for the Human Rights Intervention in 23 districts. This assistance focuses on improving the integration of Human Rights in the HIV response. Although support is prioritized for the IAC, the recommendation on integrating Human Rights and Gender in HIV programs is relevant for the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Spiritia Foundation as other PR for HIV.
As part of UN Women’s technical assistance (TA), UN Women conducted a rapid assessment for the Human Rights Program implemented by IAC from May–August 2023. The rapid assessment has identified the impact, gaps, and challenges of implementing the Community System Strengthening – Human Rights (CSS - HR) programme. The findings from the Rapid Assessment show that the Human Rights Program has shown good progress in programs that support the fulfillment of human rights of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and Key Populations regarding the rights to health, justice, recovery, legal identity, health insurance, participation, work, education and care. The program has also impacted building cooperation and connection with other human rights organizations, encouraging the availability, accessibility, and acceptability of non-discriminatory services. In spite of this fact, there are still challenges in implementing this program, particularly in terms of management and human resources capacity. One of the rapid assessment recommendations is to increase the knowledge and build the capacity of implementers, namely field officers, Implementing Units (IU) and the Sub Sub Recipients (SSRs) of this program, on human rights and gender.
For the implementation of the Global Fund 2024 – 2026, human rights and gender activities will be essential in all the Global Fund programs. Hence, the PRs with their implementers should have strong collaboration and coordination and better knowledge and capacity to apply human rights-based and gender lens approach in all HIV programs funded by the Global Fund.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
In response to the above explanation, UN Women Indonesia seeks to hire a consultant to support the Country Office in developing a strategy to strengthen coordination for implementers among the PRs and recommend a knowledge platform for human rights capacity building to support the Global Fund Human Rights Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, SPECIFIC TASKS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the National Program Officer EVAW UN Women Indonesia with close monitoring from the HIV, Gender, and Human Rights Officer, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Review relevant documents that outline activities and budget of coordination and capacity building among the three PRs, including the implementation map of the HIV Programming under the Global Fund Cycle 2024 – 2026.
- Interview program staff of three PRs on the availability of activities and budget related to coordination and capacity building in the HIV program under the Global Fund Cycle 2024 – 2025.
- Develop a strategy to strengthen regular coordination of human rights and gender issues for implementers among the PRs of the HIV Program.
- Develop recommendations of a knowledge platform on human rights and gender to build capacity of the implementers.
CONTRACT PERIOD AND WORK LOCATION
The period of this consultancy is from 22 November – 31 December 2023, with the settlement until 31 January 2024. This consultancy is based in Jakarta.
The consultant will report to the HIV, Gender, and Human Rights Officer with the general supervision of the National Program Officer.
Review relevant documents that outline activities and budget of coordination and capacity building among the three PRs, including the implementation map of the HIV Programming under the Global Fund Cycle 2024 – 2026.
A report of the review and interview results.
8 December 2023
Interview program staff of three PRs on the availability of activities and budget related to coordination and capacity building in the HIV program under the Global Fund Cycle 2024 – 2026.
Develop a strategy to strengthen regular coordination of human rights and gender issues for implementers among the PRs of the HIV Program for the Global Fund Cycle 2024 – 2026.
22 December 2023
Develop recommendations for a knowledge platform on human rights and gender to build the capacity of the implementers
All deliverables are subject to at least two round reviews from UN Women.
All deliverables should be written in English.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
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Essential Knowledge and experience:
- Hands-on experience in developing the program on the issue of HIV and/or GBV, public health, gender equality, and Human Rights.
- Hands-on experience in data collection, research, and facilitation of discussions on the issue of HIV, Human Rights, Gender Equality, and GBV.
- Good knowledge of the understanding of issues of HIV, Public Health, and its link to Human Rights and Gender Equality, including the violence against women and girls.
- Good knowledge of policies, programs, and priorities of the government in preventing and responding to HIV, Human Rights, and Gender Equality, including Violence against women and girls in Indonesia.
- Have a good knowledge and ability to build rapport with local NGOs on HIV response.
- Have a good knowledge of the Global Fund Program for HIV response.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant is required to have the following selection criteria:
- Advanced study in Gender Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Social Science, or other related fields or bachelor’s degree in the same fields with 7 additional years of relevant experience.
- Demonstrated experience working related to the field of HIV/AIDS and/or VAW/ Gender Equality and Human Rights in Indonesia.
- Good experience in designing programmes, especially in HIV and or VAW/Gender Equality and Human Rights programmes.
- Excellent reporting and communication skills.
- Good proficiency in Bahasa and English.
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 an 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 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 the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Technical Evaluation Criteria
B) Experience and skills
Total Obtainable Score
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interviews.
Financial/Price Proposal Evaluation:
- Only the financial proposal of candidates with 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 qualified technical candidates with a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates must submit an electronic application no later than 22 November 2023.
Submission of package
- Letter of Interest containing the statement on the candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment.
- Updated CV.
- Writing sample
- P11 including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs.
- Financial proposal with proposed daily fee.
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.