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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
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 the 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 been working in Lebanon since 2015 to address the economic and social needs of refugees and host communities in close cooperation with the Government of Lebanon. To this end, UN Women is implementing a portfolio of projects to economically empower female Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, as well as Lebanese nationals, while addressing protection risks such as violence against vulnerable women and youth. In this regard, UN Women works to:
UN Women is hiring a consultant to support project implementation through – coordinating with partners to ensure synergies between interventions, supporting quality control and monitoring impact and results of interventions, and providing technical assistance to partners and stakeholders on issues of gender equality, humanitarian action, and resilience. The FC will also identify key areas for advocacy and support the rollout of work on this.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Support for monitoring and implementation of project activities and programme results
2.Provision of quality advisory services
3.Facilitation of knowledge building and management
4.Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization initiatives
UN Women Lebanon team will provide a workspace, equipment and stationery, and support resource materials, and reference documents as relevant; - UN Women will provide support in facilitating contact with partners and identification of relevant resource persons for all components of the assignment; - UN Women will cover costs of travel as needed, related to the assignment.
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
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
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
a. Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent (required education in International Relations, Law, Political Studies, Economics, Social Sciences or related fields).
c. Language and other skills: Proficiency in oral English and Arabic essential; proficiency in written English is essential.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70%
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70 points. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent (required education in International Relations, Law, Political Studies, Economics, Social Sciences or related fields). (20 Points)
Experience: (40 points)
Language and other skills: Proficiency in oral English and Arabic essential; proficiency in written English is essential. (10 Points).
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30%:
Application: Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
UN Women is applying a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.
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.