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UN Women: Call for Gender Experts: Ending Violence against Women Specialists with regional expertise in Africa
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based assignment|
|Application Deadline :||23-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Varies from January 2019 to May 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 8 weeks (starting with 3 weeks in January – February)|
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.
The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (“UN Trust Fund”) was established through UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is a leading global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world.
The UN Trust Fund’s annual grant-making process, through its widely publicized Call for Proposals, operates on core principles of ensuring an open, fair, transparent, competitive and merit-based process. It focuses on supporting country and local implementation of laws, policies and action plans to address violence against women, while maintaining flexibility in terms of responsiveness to a wide range of forms of violence, national and emerging priorities and needs, and diverse approaches. It awards multi-year grants of between US$ 50,000 and US$ 1 million to civil society applicants.
The UN Trust Fund is seeking gender experts with thematic expertise in the field of ending violence against women and girls. The gender experts will be members of the Technical Review Group (TRG) that will help facilitate the Fund’s independent, transparent, and competitive review of all applications received in response to its annual call for proposals process. Experts are expected to have a minimum of seven years of experience in the field of EVAW and be fluent in English as well as French.
The UN Trust Fund launched its 22nd Call for Proposals in 25 of November 2018. The deadline to receive concept notes is 25 January 2019.
The UN Trust Fund intends to expand its pool of experts to include French speaking gender experts with specific expertise in ending violence against women in the West, Central and North Africa. Applications are also sought for those that have expertise in addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities or working to address violence against women in humanitarian contexts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Time sensitive assignment: The selection of proposals is a very time sensitive process and will require experts in the Technical Review Group (TRG) to follow very strict deadlines for each step of the process. Selected TRG members will be informed of the exact timeline prior to their acceptance of the assignment. The assignment is compatible with other professional activities but does include intense periods of 2-3 weeks where an almost full-time commitment will be expected to meet the deadlines.
Phase I: Concept Note Review (end-January – early February 2019)
Phase II: Full-fledged Proposal Review – By Invitation (April-May 2019)
TRG members who participate in the first round of application review may be invited to review final proposals. In those cases, Technical Reviewers will be invited to a short-term consultancy contract with the UN Trust Fund through UN Women for a 3-week period during May. This will include:
This is a very time-sensitive exercise and strict adherence to requested time-lines is expected.
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
Conflict of Interest:
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.