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UN Women - National Legal Consultant to provide technical advice to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on the design of the financial framework for the operationalization of social enterprises in Albania
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 working days between March 2018 – April 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; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Government of Albania has made national and international commitments to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in many different areas of life. Several international conventions and platforms, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Beijing Platform for Action, demonstrate Albania’s commitment to the realization of women’s rights and the achievement of gender equality. Albania is signatory of CEDAW and has committed to the UN Beijing Platform for Action.
Issues related to social inclusion are closely related to Albania’s longer-term economic and social development goals. National policies such as the National Social Protection Strategy, Social Inclusion Policy Document and National Strategy for Gender Equality 2016-2020 reinforce Government attention and priority on women’s and other vulnerable categories social and economic integration. Social innovation through Social Enterprises development is at the heart of such interventions. Preliminary assessments in Albania show that there are in-country capacities that could establish up to 500 social enterprises, able to employ in particular, youth, women and disadvantaged people. UN Women has supported Ministry of Health and Social Protection to create an enabling environment for the development of Social Enterprises as a growing sector and agents for positive change defined by their social missions. Social and economic reintegration of vulnerable categories, including women and girls is the final purpose.
In 2016, UN Women supported the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to draft the Law on Social Enterprises which was adopted in June 2016. This marked a step forward on setting the legal arrangements and mechanisms for the establishment and functioning of the social enterprises, which nowadays is regulated by law. With adoption of the law, the Government aims at ensuring the social protection and inclusion of the vulnerable groups through employment for the economic and social integration of individuals facing difficulties for an active employment due to age, health of family situation circumstances. UN Women has supported the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to complete the legal framework on social enterprises, including the set of sub-legal acts and pertinent administrative rules and regulations. However, the legal framework remains incomplete without a funding mechanism to enable operationalization for the law. To that purpose UN Women and the Ministry will work to develop a suitable funding mechanism and related bylaw to ensure the Law becomes implementable and operational.
In light of this need, UN Women in Albania is recruiting one national consultant to support the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to design a financial framework for the efficient operation of social enterprises and related bylaw. In doing so the consultant will have to carefully consider legal framework that needs to be regulated or introduced; design the most appropriate financing instrument as per the country’s economic model for reintegration vulnerable categories.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Program Manager of National Planning and Budgeting at UN Women Albania, the national consultant is expected to conduct the following:
Duration and remuneration:
The duration of the contract will be up to 15 working days in the period between March–April 2018. The payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of all tasks and deliverables in the assignment, and submission and approval by UN Women.
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
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). Other travel costs different from the above will be covered by UN Women separately.
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their application no later than 9 March 2018:
Evaluation of applicants:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applications will be assessed according to the following Technical Criteria:
How to Submit the Application:
To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.