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National Consultant: Technical support for the finalization and validation of a National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||23-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||Maximum 20 days (Starting from June’18 till end of September’18)|
Promoting women’s meaningful engagement within the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is one of the key strategic priorities for UN Women in Bangladesh. For this reason, as UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) which was unanimously adopted in October 2000, stressed the importance of the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security, UN Women Bangladesh has collaborated with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2017 and provided support and technical guidance to them for drafting the very first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. In late 2017, 21 district level and 7 divisional workshops were organized where 21 women led organizations from grass root level participated and provided recommendations on WPS agenda which are incorporated in the draft National Action Plan. A core committee consisting of representatives from relevant ministries and departments has been formed to review the DRAFT action plan and to provide collective inputs for finalizing it.
Against this background, UN Women seeks to hire a consultant to technically support the Director, Women Peace and Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also UN Women to facilitate the review process and finalize the NAP. In order to do so, the consultant will assist Ministry of Foreign Affairs during validation meetings/consultations with NAP Core Committee and other relevant stakeholders, will provide necessary documentation and will eventually contribute to the Expert Committee for finalization of the NAP. The consultant will also ensure the coordination of any sort of consultation required between government and CSOs to incorporate necessary feedback as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of the work and main responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Director, Women, Peace and Security of MoFA and the direct supervision of Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security of UN Women, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
1.Support coordination and consultation on the NAP:
2. Provide technical expertise and guidance on the contents of the NAP:
Expected Deliverables and associated working days:
1. Completion of NAP WPS Validation meeting and submission of meeting agenda and draft NAP used in the meeting - 10 days( maximum);
2. Final NAP approved by MOFA, and notes from consultation meetings with MOFA, Core Committee and Expert Committee after NAP WPS Validation meeting to finalize the NAP.
The consultant will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and working from home. The consultant might be requested to travel on mission for which travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.
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
-Contributing significantly in research, analytical reviews and formulation of national level policies;
- Working closely with different government institutions, preferably ministries, in areas of women, peace and security;
- Planning and facilitating local and national level dialogues with public and private entities on reforming policies on gender equality
and women empowerment.
Interested candidates are requested to submit:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employme
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.