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International Consultant to Develop the Country Programme Document UN Women Afghanistan Country Office-SSA Interational
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 working days|
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women has the mandate to lead 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.
UN Women in Afghanistan has been implementing the Strategic Note 2014 – 2017, which was also extended to align with national priorities as well as UN frameworks. These include: the Afghanistan Peace and Development Framework (2017 – 2021), the UN Development Assistance Framework, among others. With these frameworks as well as the emerging issues, UN Women developed the Addendum to ensure that the emerging issues are integrated, whilst building upon the recommendations of evaluations – which include the UNDAF evaluation in 2017, UN Women Mid-Term review 2017, and recommendations from the Nordic Evaluation 2018. Further this approach draws from the recently developed documents i.e. UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the One UN Strategy Paper for Afghanistan 2018-2022.
The strategic priorities in the Addendum builds upon UN Women’s comparative advantages in Afghanistan including: its convening role with civil society to promote engagement with global normative frameworks; its strong partnership with ministries associated with women affairs and ACOs programme areas; partnerships with local stakeholders and community organizations to drive programming which ranges from support to implementation of government policies and programs to directly implemented community-based solutions; its ability to leverage inter-linkages across programmatic areas; its unique global technical expertise; and its historical record of successfully delivering large projects and achieving impact.
The ACO thus identified the following four strategic priority areas: 1)Women, Peace and Security – focused on supporting the implementation of NAP1325; 2)Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership – focusing on women’s full participation in political life and elections; 3) Ending Violence Against Women – focusing on survivor’s access to quality services, access to justice, and primary prevention of violence through transforming harmful social norms; and 4)Women’s Economic Empowerment – focusing on women in the informal sector. These four programme areas build upon the foundation of support to the implementation of global norms and standards for gender equality and the empowerment of women
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall strategic guidance and direction of the UN Women Country Representative, and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Development Consultant will be responsible for the developing UN Women’s Country Programme to be rolled out from 2019-2021. In addition to the Deputy Representative, the consultant will work in close collaboration with Programmes and Operations team, and provide technical expertise in shaping the document which would include scoping, visioning, drafting, validating and finalization. S/he will conceptualize and hold complementary stakeholders’ consultations, consolidate stakeholders’ feedback and incorporate the feedback in the final.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
• Based on the TORs and initial literature review, prepare and submit an inception report including methodology and workplan (5 days);
Required Skills and Experience
Education - Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, public administration, international relations, international law, public policy, or a related field.
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.