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Women, Peace and Security Analyst
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||16-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six months|
UN Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In 2012, UN Women has extended its work to include the Arab Region through UN Women’s Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS). UN Women is active six impact areas: political participation, economic empowerment, gender-based violence, gender-responsive budgeting, women in peace and security and HIV.
The Governments of Germany, Finland and United Kingdom of Great Britain are supporting the UN Women Regional Office to support Member-State engagement and commitment on women, peace and security (WPS). To this end, UN Women is partnering with regional partners to monitor action on WPS, to support national structures and capacities on this agenda, and to take forward regional commitments made on women, peace and security – including as it relates to the prevention of violent extremism.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian action, the consultant will support project management and the provision of technical assistance to partners and country offices through day to day project management, support to strategic partnerships with implementation partners, the drafting of tools for effective project implementation, and support to knowledge management and lessons learned across UN Women country offices implementing peace and security related work in the Arab States region.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States in Cairo requires support in rolling out its programming on the prevention of violent extremism and the facilitation of women and youth in peace making processes across the Arab States region. Through effective project management and technical assistance the assignment will:
Scope of work and tasks:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action in the Arab States regional office, the Consultant will be responsible for supporting the roll out of programming on women’s engagement in peace processes and the provision of technical assistance and coordination support to UN Women Arab States programming on peace, security and humanitarian action. This will include, but will not be limited to implementation of the following:
Implementation of programme activities on women’s engagement in peacemaking and the prevention of violent extremism:
Facilitation of knowledge building and management on women’s engagement in peacemaking and the prevention of violent extremism:
Establish and support partnerships within and beyond the UN system:
The deliverables for the assignment will be the following:
Payment will be monthly, based on the submission of a monthly report on deliverables – with deliverables attached, a completed timesheet and certificate of payment.
UN Women team will provide a workspace, equipment and stationery, and support resource materials, and reference documents as relevant; UN Women will provide support in facilitating contact with partners and identification of relevant resource persons for all components of the assignment; UN Women will cover costs of travel as needed, related to the assignment.
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. VIII.
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
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
a. Education: Master Degree or equivalent (required education in International Relations, Law, Political Studies, Economics, Social Sciences or related fields).
c. Language and other skills: Proficiency in oral and written in English and French.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combines score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
(Lowest Bid Offered*)/(Bid of the Consultant) x 30*"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in technical evaluation.
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Technical Evaluation Criteria Obtainable – 100%. This will be based on the following:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Submission of application:
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application in response to this request no later than 16 February 2018
Submission of package:
1. Cover letter;
2. CV, including contact information for 3 references;
3. Financial proposal.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, including any travel, per diem and administrative fees.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
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.