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National Consultant / Lawyer to Support the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council in Gender Equality Concept Finalization and Gender Equality Law Revision Processes
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, Georgia (travel to regions may be required)|
|Application Deadline :||18-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||57 working days in the period of 10 September 2018 – 30 June 2019|
The UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality (UNJP) is the second phase of an intervention implemented from 20 November 2015 until 31 December 2020 jointly by UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women with the generous support of the Government of Sweden. The Programme continues to respond directly to the women’s rights and gender equality commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia (GoG) on the international and national levels upscaling the results achieved by the first phase of the UNJP implemented in the period of 1 December 2011-30 April 2015.
The Joint Programme addresses gender inequality in a coherent and comprehensive manner, covering a wide range of issues, such as political and economic empowerment of women, reducing violence against women and girls and promotion of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Therefore, three UN agencies have unified efforts towards the achievement of its goals and objectives.
The overall goal of the project is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by means of strengthening capacities of government at both central and local levels and across the executive, legislative and judicial branches, engaging civil society and raising public awareness about gender equality. This ambitious goal will be achieved by realization of the following outcomes:
The project exercises a holistic approach by simultaneously targeting three interrelated levels (national, local and grassroots) and applying multi-tiered programming approaches:
To achieve the outcomes of the project, UNJP partners with the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia (hereinafter “the GEC”). The GEC has approached UNJP with the request to support it in further enhancement and finalization of the Gender Equality Concept as well as to lend support in revision and finetuning of the 2010 Law of Georgia on Gender Equality (hereinafter “GE Law”) informed with the GEC baseline study on Gender Equality in Georgia: Barriers and Recommendations (2018), international best practices and Georgia’s national and international commitments in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The draft of Gender Equality Concept is already in place and it has been widely shared with MPs, government, civil society and development partners. Thus, the task here is to consolidate and reflect comments shared by these stakeholders together with the GEC members who have the final say and ownership of the document. Similar participatory process and engagement of all relevant stakeholders is foreseen also in the revision process of the GE Law.
In order to ensure finalization of the Gender Equality Concept and to facilitate efficient working process towards preparation of the amendments to the GE Law, UNJP will recruit a National Consultant – Legal expert who will work closely with the GEC and its support staff. The National Consultant will be supported by and is expected to work in a team with International Consultant - Legal Expert to be also hired by the UNJP with regards to the preparation of the GE Law amendments’.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:
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 candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation. The candidates must possess minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation.
The candidate must possess the following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of the UNJP Component Managers and designated focal point from the GEC.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women Component Manager / Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
• Deliverable 1 – 30%
• Deliverable 2,3,4 - 40%
• Deliverable 5, 6 - 30%
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer (“aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR).
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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.