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Programme Support Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||31-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 November 2018 – 30 April 2019 (maximum 50 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, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in early 2014. It provides support and oversight to Country Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine. In addition, the Regional Office directly supports programme and project presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tajikistan and Turkey.
In 2019-2021 UN Women ECA RO intends to pay a special emphasis on implementation of UN Women’s normative mandate in the region, particularly given the context of Beijing +25, the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, the relevance of the Istanbul Convention to the countries of the region, active engagement in UPR processes and engagement in SDG-related regional fora. Its main focus is on normative support to inter-governmental processes in terms of strengthening monitoring and accountability mechanisms for global and regional normative frameworks for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including the SDGs, CEDAW and other relevant UN Treaty Bodies agreements, BPfA, WPS UNSCRs in the ECA region. This work has to be supported and complemented by ECA RO Regional Flagship Programme “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)" to ensure the necessary data are available and accessible for policy debates and participatory dialogues. MEWGC was started in 2018 with the aim of strengthening, and application gender statistics generation and analysis to better contribute to evidence-based policy-making, implementation and monitoring in the context of SDGs. The programme aims to effect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics to measure a progress on SDGs implementation from perspectives of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Importantly, the programme will allow UN Women to build strategic partnerships with key actors, such as United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, The European Institute of Gender Equality, Eurostat, UNFPA, UNICEF, United Nations Statistical Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, WHO and The World Bank, Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), EU among others. Adequate coordination at all levels, in close consultation with other relevant actors, including civil society, will limit any duplication of effort and ensure gender data gaps are addressed efficiently and systematically in all areas.
It is aimed to start a preparatory work for implementation 2019 activities in regard of intergovernmental and normative work to ensure partners in ECA region participate meaningfully and contribute to policy discussions aimed to bring changes to lives of women and girls by 2030. A number of MEWGC’s activities have to be started to provide a good ground for forthcoming intergovernmental events’ preparations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist of Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, the Programme Support Consultant will be required to provide programme support in the following areas:
She/he will work in close collaboration with UN Women programme and operations staff, UN staff and UN agencies, HQ technical advisors, experts, and civil society.
Scope of Work and Responsibilities
a. Expected tasks and responsibilities:
More specifically – for development of ECA regional summary for UN Women Progress of the World’s Women report ‘Families in a Changing World’:
And for the creation of a platform for CSOs for ECA RO:
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
Knowledge of languages:
The application should include:
The consultant will be paid upon submission of the deliverables, certification of payment and timesheet for actual number of working days applied.
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would the for financial evaluation.
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.