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Vetted Roster - Individual Consultants: Womens' Empowerment
|Location :||Various Locations in Asia-Pacific and New York|
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||To be determined, based on specific assignment|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience.Gender inequalities remain a challenge throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This persistence is particularly troubling when considering the enormous economic progress the region has made. The prevailing gender-based discrimination threaten the security and well-being of women in particular as well as men, and prevent them from fully enjoying their human rights. UNDP, as the principle development agency of the United Nations, support regional and national efforts to strengthen and integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Asia-Pacific region with the recognition that gender equality is a matter of human rights as well as an essential driver of sustainable development.
The region’s gender inequalities require to be addressed as part of the complexity of the development processes. This most economically dynamic region with a high level of vulnerability to natural disasters and impacts of climate change is also a home to growing youth population in some of its countries and ageing populations in others. The rapid urbanization is an experience of many countries in the region. At the same time, the levels of inequality and the lack of progress in reducing growing inequality are striking. Gender-based violence (GBV) continues to prevail, denying human rights and hampering the region’s progress in human development. It is critical that the region’s development efforts are conscious of the need to integrate deliberate measures to reduce gender inequalities. The adverse characteristics of the region’s development should not result in losing the gains made in advancing gender equality.
Gender equality in participation and representation in decision-making and women’s economic empowerment are the most prominent areas of work in UNDP’s gender portfolio in the region, alongside GBV prevention. Equally important is the Organisation’s commitment to integrate gender in all aspects of its work in order to ensure UNDP capitalizes on its own multidisciplinary development platform as an effective vehicle to deliver gender equality results in all development sectors.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, the Regional Hub (BRH) invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster external experts. The process of including candidates in the Expert Roster are described in the later sections of this advertisement.
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicants would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Policy and Strategy Development:
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions:
Research and Documentation:
MIS & GIS:
Monitoring & Evaluation:
Required Skills and Experience
Following a vetting process, the successful candidates would be place in one of the following bands:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above. Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and may be may be requested to participate in a brief interview.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Applications should include:
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP RBAP Experts Roster for a period of 5 years, in one of the “bands” indicated above. However, the addition of an individual in the Roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
Payment(s) shall be made following certification by the hiring UNDP Office that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
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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.