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International Consultant to Assist UN Country Team in Turkmenistan to Develop a Joint Gender Equality Programme for the 2016-2020 in Turkmenistan
|Location :||Home-based with One Mission to, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||22-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||16.11.2015-10.12.2015|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||18 working days|
The United Nations commitment to advancing human rights and gender equality can be traced to its Charter, and numerous subsequent resolutions of its different organs and specialized agencies. Different UN agencies have committed themselves to mainstreaming human rights and gender in their programmes and structures. Human rights and gender is a crosscutting issue in the UN Reform process, and accordingly the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Turkmenistan is resolved to mainstream human rights and gender equality in its activities. It is with this purpose UNCT Human Rights and Gender Theme Group (HRGTG) was established for further developing capacities across the Country Team, providing technical support to agencies, the Resident Coordinator, and the various coordination groups of the UNCT in Turkmenistan. The Theme Group will provide leadership towards systematically and effectively addressing human rights and gender perspectives in the context of the UN’s assistance, and other development partners’ programmes in Turkmenistan, particularly within the context of the National Action Plan(s) on gender and human rights, the post-2015 development agenda and SDGs.
The overall objective of the Human Rights and Gender Theme Group (HRGTG) is to serve as a key mechanism for joint UN action and coordination of human rights and gender work at the national level in Turkmenistan. The Government of Turkmenistan developed and approved National Action Plan on Gender Equality in March 2015. Following on that development, UNCT HRGTG have discussed the importance of the joint Gender Equality Programme and surveyed UN agencies’ priority areas for this Programme.
In view of the above, the UNCT, with the assistance from an international consultant, intends to develop the joint Gender Equality Programme (2016 – 2020) with anticipated costs of each activity in the Plan for the UN Country Team Turkmenistan. These programme and concrete plans will strengthen gender mainstreaming efforts and co-coordinated gender equality work of UN agencies, Government of Turkmenistan and other development partners, particularly in the context of Turkmenistan’s National Action Plan on Gender Equality, UN Partnership Framework for Development 2016-2020 document, post-2015 development agenda and SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work: Develop a joint Gender Equality Programme for the 2016-2020 Turkmenistan - UNCT Human Rights and Gender Theme Group (HRGTG)
The overarching goal of the Joint Program is to develop national capacities for consistent mainstreaming of the human rights and gender in the national policies and to ensure effective technical assistance, data collection and evaluation of the National Plan of Action on Gender Equality.
Specifically, the Joint Programme will address the following issues:
The Program will attempt to describe how the UN agencies and its development partners will coordinate and undertake joint gender mainstreaming and gender equality work.
Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and in close consultation with the UNCT, the international consultant shall:
Develop the joint Gender Equality Programme document (agreed by the UN and TKM (see item above)). The Programme document will include the following:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Total days assigned to this deliverable - three days desk review – home based.
Total days assigned to this deliverable: seven working days - in country mission.
Total days assigned to this deliverable: Within five working days after completion of the in-country mission - home based.
Total days assigned to this deliverable: Within three days of receiving UN feedback on the draft - home-based.
The consultant is expected to work on output basis in coordination with the UN Coordination Analyst under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator. She/he shall update the UNCT on the progress of implementation of the assignment. All organizational support and necessary meetings for the expert will be facilitated by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Required Skills and Experience
The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in UN programing, with strong background on Monitoring and Evaluation.
The consultant will be evaluated against a combination of technical and financial criteria. Maximum score is 100.
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation – max 30 points.
Only the highest ranked candidates found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Recommended contractors aged 62 and older, and if travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
All applicants shall submit:
All costs related to the assignment will be covered through a special fund based on the agreement reached within the UNCT.
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.