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Consultant / Lawyer to support the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council of Georgia to revise Gender Equality Law
|Location :||Home-based, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 20 working days, during 20 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 revision and fine-tuning of the 2010 Law of Georgia on Gender Equality (hereinafter “GE Law”) informed with international best practices and Georgia’s national and international commitments in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
To facilitate efficient working process towards preparation of the amendments to the GE Law, UNJP will recruit an International Consultant – Legal expert who will work closely with the GEC and its support staff. The International Consultant will be supported by and is expected to work in a team with National Consultant - Legal Expert to be also hired by the UNJP with regards to the preparation of the GE Law amendments’.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to support the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia in drafting the respective revision of the GE law. The international consultant will work under the direct supervision of UNJP Program Managers in close coordination with the Coordinator of the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia, and will be responsible:
The payment schedule is given below and will be made upon satisfactory completion/submission and approval of the deliverables by the supervisor, UNDP Component Manager.
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis, against combination of technical and financial criteria. Maximum obtainable score is 500, out of which the total score for technical criteria equals to 350 and for financial criteria – to 150. Technical criteria consist of desk review (maximum 350 points). Offerors not meeting any of minimum qualification requirements will be automatically disqualified. Only offerors obtaining minimum 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will be longlisted and requested to provide financial proposals.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount (i.e. total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in the ToR), and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are made based on delivery. The delivery has to be accepted and approved by the Project team prior to any payment. 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).
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.