National Consultant to develop training manual on Women, Peace and Security Issues



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Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :03-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
10-Jun-2016
Duration of Initial Contract :15 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 June, 2016 – 30 November, 2016

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.


Background

UN Women Georgia Country Office has been supporting gender mainstreaming in the Security Sector Reform in Georgia through active cooperation with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). As a result of the cooperation in 2014-2015, 81 MoD staff members, including representatives from the National Guard, National Defence Academy, and general headquarters, were trained in Women, Peace and Security issues; MoD appointed 40 gender advisers who were equipped with relevant information to successfully fulfil their new functions.

In February 2015, UN Women completed the Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) of the MoD, conducted by a team of external PGA facilitators. The PGA findings demonstrated considerable progress in terms of gender mainstreaming and reflection of WPS issues within the MoD system. The Ministry has developed its internal Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan in compliance with the UNSCR 1325 NAP; steps were taken to institutionalize gender mainstreaming through the appointment of gender advisers in different units of the Ministry, as well as the establishment of an internal coordination council on gender within the Ministry. Furthermore, all the BA-level students or trainees of officer career schools at the National Defence Academy (NDA) attend a 3-hour training session on gender equality issues. Military personnel, before going to international missions, undergo 3 hour pre-deployment training in Women, Peace and Security issues. The staff of MoD is regularly trained at the Defence Academy on the issues of UNSCR 1325 and other related resolutions.

In the light of the foregoing, UN Women intends to further assist the MoD and NDA to develop two training manuals which will be institutionalized by the MoD/NDA: one manual for 3 hour training for BA students (covering all aspects/pillars of WPS) at the NDA and one 3 hour pre-deployment training manual for the MoD military personnel (especially focusing on GBV in the context of conflict/post-conflict). For this purpose, UN Women plans to recruit a national consultant to develop training manuals on Women, Peace and Security issues for students of the NDA and MoD military personnel. The national consultant will be assisted by a team of two experts (from MoD and NDA), who will contribute to tailoring the manual to the needs of the MoD and NDA. In addition, UN Women will provide the consultant with training Modules/materials developed by UN Women globally to review them and adapt to the Georgian context.

The Expert will have the following objectives/tasks:

  • To develop 2 training manuals on Women, Peace and Security for: 1. the BA students of National Defence Academy (covering all aspects/pillars of WPS) and 2. military personnel (peacekeepers)of the MoD as a part of pre-deployment training especially focusing on GBV in the context of conflict/post-conflict);
  • To assist the MoD/NDA staff to conduct one pilot training based on the developed training manuals.                                           


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:

  • Design two 3 hour training manuals on Women, Peace and Security in cooperation with 2 experts from MoD and NDA;
  • Develop relevant training materials and case studies involving role plays;
  • Based on the developed training manual to assist the MoD to conduct 1 pilot training course for the BA students of National Defence Academy;
  • Based on the feedback from the trainings finalize the training manuals.

Deliverables:

  • One 3 hour training manual on Women, Peace and Security including training materials and case studies involving role plays in cooperation with 2 experts from MoD and NDA for BA students of NDA developed by June 25, 2016 (7 working days);
  • One 3 hour pre-deployment training manual on Women, Peace and Security including training materials and case studies involving role plays in cooperation with 2 experts from MoD and NDA for MoD military personnel  developed by July 5, 2016 (5 working days);  
  • One pilot training in cooperation with MoD/NDA experts conducted by November 15, 2016 (1 working day)
  • Based on the feedback from the training, the training manuals finalized by November 20, 2016 and submitted to UN Women (2 working days).


Competencies

Corporate:

  • Demonstrates integrity by Modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Is familiar with UN system.

Technical/Functional:

  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Sound knowledge of gender equality and Women, Peace and Security issues;
  • Proficiency in academic writing and reporting demonstrated;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN administrative procedures and functions will be an asset;
  • Profound knowledge of results based management and human rights-based programming;
  • Familiarity with gender equality commitments and structures of the Georgian Government and Ministry of Defence;
  • Expertise in design and delivery of training of security sector personnel

Behavioral:

  • Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment demonstrated;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to approach work with energy, commitment and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Resourceful in finding solutions.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Law, Development studies or related field.

Experience:

  • At least five years of proven track record of working in gender and security sector.

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and English.

Evaluation procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated against the following technical and financial criteria:

  • Advanced university degree in Law, Development studies or related field (max 40 points);
  • At least five years of proven track record of working on gender and security sector (max 100 points);
  • Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of working on developing of training programmes (max 100 points);
  • Experience of working with the Georgian Security Sector institutions (max 60 points);
  • Proficiency in Georgian and English (max 50 points).

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150.

S – score received on financial evaluation.

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed in 2 installments upon the satisfactory submission of the deliverables cleared by UN Women Programme Analyst to certify that the services have been satisfactorily performed.

Application procedure:

  • CV and dully filled P11 form that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
  • Financial Proposal  - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (including breakdown of this lump sum amount indicating all necessary costs to complete this mission: total remuneration and breakdown by months ( travel expenses, per diems, tickets, lodging and terminal expenses, if applicable).

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer (“aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR).

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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