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National Advisor on Gender Equality (Capacity Development) for the security sector in Ukraine
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, with limited in-country travel, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||14-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||230 days (within period of 13 November 2017 to 12 November 2018)|
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.
One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is Women, Peace and Security (WPS). In partnership with the Office of the Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, UN Women provides support to the national security sector institutions, including the Ministry of Interior, in implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women supports the state institutions with the implementation of the National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020 (NAP 1325) , which represents the vision of the government for the gender-specific response to the conflict and its consequences. The NAP includes several areas of responsibility of the state institutions on mainstreaming gender into peace and security agenda, including: increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and peacekeeping operations, conducting a gender assessment and providing gender-responsive services to people affected by conflict, combating conflict-related sexual violence, ensuring human rights and protection of women’s rights, among other priority actions.
The national security and defense sector is one of the priority national reforms under the Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Ukraine - 2020. The Government implements the National Security Strategy (2015-2020), adopted 26 May 2015, which aims to achieve the national security priorities, the reforms envisaged by the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the Sustainable Development Strategy 2020. The Strategy includes the protection of human rights among its goals. On 20 May 2016, the President signed the Strategic Defense Bulletin, which serves as a roadmap for the reform, to change the policy, planning and resource management systems, and introduce a new division of authority, functions, duties and responsibilities in defense. The Government is committed to implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as a part of the reform.
To support Ukraine’s security sector actors to comprehensively integrate the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the security sector reforms, UN Women and the Office of the Vice-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, in close collaboration with Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, conducted a gender impact assessment of the security sector in 2017. The assessment reviewed performance effectiveness, laws, policies and planning, community relations, accountability and oversight, personnel and institutional culture, as well as suggestions for the establishment of a system of gender advisors in the security and defense sector. A Gender Equality Strategy (2017-2020) is being developed based on the results of the Gender Impact Assessment and in line with the five strategic objectives of the Strategic Defense Bulletin.
To ensure comprehensive gender mainstreaming, as well as to institutionalize the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the law enforcement reform, the Ministry of Interior has drafted the Plan on Actions for the Implementation of the UNSCR1325 for 2017-2020 with respective monitoring and evaluation matrix.
To support the Ministry of Interior to further integrate and implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda within the work of Border Guards, National Guards, Emergency Service, National Police and the Migration Service, the NAP 1325, the Gender Equality Strategy, and the NATO Partnership goals on gender equality, UN Women will support the Ministry with the establishment of three Gender Advisors to provide support in the areas of policy, capacity-building/training and coordination, monitoring and evaluation. The Gender Equality Advisor on Capacity-building will be responsible for providing trainings and capacity-building to support the various departments of the Ministry of Interior, as well as Border Guards, National Guards, Emergency Service, National Police and the Migration Service to improve their knowledge and skills necessary for implementing the Plan on Actions for the Implementation of the UNSCR1325 for 2017-2020 and their understanding of gender equality, women’s human rights and the women, peace and security agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Programme Manager/Head of Office and direct supervision by the Programme Manager, the Gender Equality Advisor on Capacity-Building will provide day-to-day support to the Deputy Minister on European Integration of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine with technical advice, guidance and expertise in the area of capacity development and training. the MOU Action Plan for the Implementation of the UNSCR1325 for 2017-2020. The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks developed in coordination with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and UN Women:
*All reports should be submitted in Ukrainian language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as training agendas and methodologies, handouts, lists of participants, etc.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria and interview, 70% of total evaluation – max 45 points for technical criteria and max 25 points for interview. Total max 70 points:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
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.