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Organizational Development Expert
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ramallah (with travel to other districts to the West Bank), PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||28-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||06 months (December 2018- May 2019)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||06 months (December 2018- May 2019)|
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 leads 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 has played an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Country Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the State of Palestine context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals: Women’s peace and security and humanitarian; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.
UN Women, as part of its’ global goals and commitments towards empowering women, and enhancing gender equality and women’s access to justice, is exerting efforts towards supporting the institutionalization of responsive systems, policies, procedures and mechanisms within the justice and security institutions. In line with this, and under SAWSAYA II Programme–“Promoting the Rule of Law in Palestine” implemented jointly with UNDP and UNICEF, UN Women is currently working in close cooperation and coordination with the Family and Juvenile Protection Unit (FJPU) within the PCP, to develop the policies and frameworks of the Unit, and build the capacity of the staff, including the establishment and operationalization of the One Stop Center (OSC), to ensure the availability of responsive services to women victims and survivors of violence. The OSC is a multi- sectoral services’ model that aims at facilitating services and enhancing access to justice to women and children survivors of violence, in addition to juvenile, by ensuring the provision of multi- facets of responsive services, which are provided by specialized staff from different sectors under one roof.
Objectives of the Assignment:
Therefore, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant with gender and management expertise to assist the OSC staff in establishing operational mechanisms, strengthening the relationship and coordination with stakeholders\service providers and building the staff’s technical capacity in gender, management, monitoring and other related tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of UN Women Special Representative, the direct supervision of UN Women Rule of Law project manager, and working in close cooperation and coordination with UN Women technical team, the consultant will undertake the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:
Final report in English, including a description of the main interventions, methodology, main results, recommendations, challenges and lessons learned.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
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
Advanced University studies in Gender, Human Rights, Management, Criminology, Law, Sociology or related discipline
Fluency in both English and Arabic.
This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certification (of good health) expression of Interest (EoI) should they be short-listed in consideration of this consultancy.
Long listed candidates should provide a sample of final report including agenda, methodology, evaluation and recommendations on similar training and capacity development.
Evaluation of applicants:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above; and financial proposal. A contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:
p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
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.