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International Consultant /Trainer for the Training Programme on Gender Equality in Parliamentary Political Parties
|Location :||Home-based, Budva and Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||05-Apr-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 150 working days , April 2016 - April 2017|
Women’s equal participation in political life plays a pivotal role in the general process of the advancement of women. Equal participation of women in decision making is not only a demand for simple justice or democracy but can also be seen as a necessary condition for women’s interests to be taken into account. Without the active participation of women and the incorporation of women’s perspectives at all levels of decision making, the goals of equality, development and peace cannot be achieved. Until gender parity is reached in governance, women cannot reach full equality with men in any sphere. The absence of women’s voices in shaping the most fundamental political instruments—the most critical of which is the national budget—has ensured the preservation of gender inequity even with regard to women’s health and security in their own homes.
In Montenegro, women are still underrepresented in politics and decision-making bodies, despite the fact that Electoral law has integrated quota system as affirmative measure for minimum of 30% of women at the electoral list. Significant results have been achieved but political agendas of parliamentary parties are still not gender aware, while female political candidates cannot be seen as strong human and women rights advocates.
Program Support to Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality Policies, implemented in partnership between Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and UNDP and with financial support of the Delegation of European Union to Montenegro, aims to ensure that fundamental human rights have been protected and promoted in compliance with international standards. The specific objective of the project is to improve the social and institutional responsiveness towards promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights and equal opportunities, specifically focusing on the implementation of the anti-discrimination and gender equality policies
In area of political empowerment of women, Program will build on previous results achieved under the Gender Program IPA. Therefore, significant effort will be invested to increase women’s political capacities which makes women political candidates for direct beneficiaries, while parliamentary political parties will be the also beneficiaries of this action as well as party leaders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Job content: Under the direct supervision of Gender Program Manager, consultant/trainer will perform the following duties:
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the inidividual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by April 5th, 2016 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain a duly completed Personal History Form (P11) that can be downloaded from http://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/operations/jobs.html.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work and travel envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".
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.