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International Consultant to Develop the Second Phase of Liberia National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Monrovia, Liberia, LIBERIA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Feb-19 (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 :||Three (3) Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1st March -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.
UN Women’s goal in Liberia is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality which are key in sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the Country is connected to four corporate priority areas: women’s leadership and political participation; enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE); engaging women in all aspects of women, peace and security (WPS) processes; advancing women’s rights to live free from violence (VAW) and gender responsive governance. In addition, UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality.
In the framework of the WPS corporate priority area, UN Women Liberia provides support to increase the participation of women in decision making at all levels across social, political and economic spectrum including on peace and security. In this regard UN Women Liberia is supporting the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) in implementing the Liberia National Acton Plan on UN SCR 1325 (LNAP 1325) and strengthening the capacities of Gender equality advocates to lead and meaningfully engage in transitional and peacebuilding processes. Gender inequality in Liberia is widespread and cuts across all sectors and despite major policy commitments and the ratification of international conventions including CEDAW and the MAPUTO Protocol which call for increased participation of women in decision making, gender gaps continue to exist.
In 2009, Liberia became the first country to domesticate the UN SCR 1325 demonstrating a profound interest in women’s participation in peacebuilding and conflict resolution process. The Liberia National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (LNAP 2009 - 2013) emphasized building an inclusive society where women’s rights are protected. The LNAP is divided into four pillars that include: protection, prevention, participation and empowerment and promotion.
Since the development of the LNAP, the Government of Liberia was able to undertake several key actions to implement the action plan. However, significant challenges remain and continue to impede full and adequate implementation of the action plan. A comprehensive assessment was conducted in November 2015 which recommended a number of action points for full implementation of the LNAP and the overall UN SCR 1325.
Similarly, 2015 Concluding Observations of the CEDAW committee recommended the Government of Liberia to give due consideration to the Committee’s General Recommendation No. 30 (2013) on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations by ensuring that the national action plan on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) is regularly reviewed in order to address all areas of concern and ensure durable peace. In addition, the Committee recommended to take into consideration the full spectrum of the Council’s women and peace and security agenda.
In light of the above, UN Women Liberia has started supporting the Govenrment of Liberia to develop the second phase of the National Action plan on Women Peace and Security (NAP WPS). Different range of stakeholders were consulted through individual and group interviews and workshops to identify priorities for the next NAP WPS.
UN Women Liberia seeks to hire an International Consultant to support the Government of Liberia to review the previous LNAP and develop a second phase of the LNAP that will facilitate the implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda at National Level.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of this consultancy is to support the Government of Liberia to develop and implement the second phase of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security and inform relevant stakeholders about the significance of developing this plan.
Scope of work and tasks
Under the overall guidance and management of the UN Women Peace and Security Specialist and supervision from the Program Specialist on Gender and Peacebuilding in collaboration with the Deputy Minister for Gender, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Task 1. Desk Review and development of the consultancy plan
Task 2. Faciliate workshops for major stakeholders to raise awareness about the importance of implementing the WPS Agenda and enhance knowledge on Gender and Women Peace and Security
Task 3. Development of the second phase of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security
Task 4. Conduct validation workshops (In-country)
Task 5. Finalize and submit the second phase of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (In-country)
Duration of the assignment
The total duration of the assignment will be from 1st March 2019 to 15th May 2019. This includes both in country and home-based assignments.
The International Consultant will produce the following deliverables:
All the deliverables, including annexes, notes and reports should be submitted in writing in English.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the first installment, the deliverables and related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
Master’s degree in Gender Studies, law, social science or other related fields
Language and other skills:
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to email@example.com no later than 27 February 2019.
Submission of package
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who fit the minimum requirements will be longlisted, and additional documentation may be requested. Candidates with a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates and will be shortlisted for potential interview.
Financial/Price Proposal 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.