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Consultant - Cybercrime, Ending Violence Against Women (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Apr-18 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six Months (20 working days per month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Six Months (20 working days per month)|
UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created in 2010 as a UN entity, to accelerate progress on gender equality and the realisation of women’s rights. UN Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. In 2015, UN Women commemorated 20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA, 1995), and successfully advocated with partners, for the stand-alone gender equality goal under the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 . UN Women is involved in strengthening the commitment of UN member states to the Agenda 2030, Beijing Platform for Action, and other normative frameworks such as CEDAW, by investing directly in the rights of women and girls, and in supporting gender mainstreaming initiatives, to ensure substantive equality, particularly for those from marginalised communities.
With the advent of technology, whereas cyber platforms have opened up immense opportunities for the empowerment of women and girls, they have also been increasingly misused as platforms to abuse women and children. Cyber-crime and victimization of women are on the high and it poses as a major threat to the safety of women and girls. India is one of the very few countries to enact IT Act 2000 to combat cyber-crimes. The said Act terms certain offences as hacking, publishing of obscene materials in the net, tampering the data as punishable offences.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau incidents of cyber-crime had increased by 63.7% in 2013 as compared to 2012 (from 3,477 cases in 2012 to 5,693 cases in 2013). During 2013, 21.8% of cyber-crimes were reported for fraud/ illegal gain (1,240 out of 5,693 cases) followed by eve-teasing/ sexual-harassment with 19.6% (1,116 cases) and greed/ money with 14.4% (821 cases) .
With increasing incidents of cyber-crime, it has become important to address this emerging form of harassment through strong legislative measures and policies.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, in September 2017 announced a dedicated portal funded by the Nirbhaya fund, known as Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) which is expected to go live in March 2018.
In this context, UN Women is seeking the services of a consultant to support the MWCD in mapping the existing mechanisms and global best practices on preventing cyber - crime against women and girls.
The review will highlight the existing frameworks and global best practices on preventing cyber – crimes against women and girls, thus facilitating a better understanding of the response to address the issue. Based on the review a comprehensive set of recommendations will be developed and submitted to the MWCD to address the issue of Cyber – Crime against Women and Girls in the country.
The review will cover the Legal Framework, Mechanism and Best Practices from across the globe.
The objective of the Mapping is as following:
Main users of the Learning Document:
The main users of the Learning Document will be:
The Consultant is expected to carry out the following duties under the direct supervision of the Director, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India and under the overall supervision of the Programme Specialist, EVAW Unit, UN Women MCO.
Duties and Responsibilities
Monthly detailed and comprehensive narrative report of all activities undertaken (as part of the report include templates & plans developed, anecdotes that capture the process, partnerships, best practices and lessons learnt, photographs, press coverage, questionnaires, human interest stories, lists of participants, key strategies and recommendations) in hard and soft copy will be submitted to UN Women with an acknowledgement of UN Women’s support to the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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.