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Reporting and Research Consultant for the Development of the Beijing Declaration & Platform for Action Report
|Location :||Beirut, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||23-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Month|
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.
In 1995, 189 governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a comprehensive roadmap for gender equality, the empowerment of women and the human rights of women and girls. In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995).
In 2019 the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW), recognized the importance of collaborating and cooperating in order to support the implementation of international treaties and conventions including, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
As the Republic of Lebanon is a signatory of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action (1995) and as such made national commitments for its implementation, including the preparation of the ‘Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995)’, due in 2019, NCLW and UN Women seek to engage a Senior Consultant with the aim and responsibility of developing the Beijing +25 national review, as per the international guidelines and procedures. The procedures to be followed are stated in the “Guidance note for comprehensive national-level reviews” prepared in September 2018 by UN Women. The scope of the report focuses on addressing the period spanning 2014-2019.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Country Programme Manager, in coordination with a NCLW/UNWOMEN Steering committee, the consultant will be undertaking the various tasks as described below and will be responsible to produce the final report (as outlined in the deliverables section of this Terms of Reference).
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the consultancy assignment is to develop and finalize the national report on the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, for the Republic of Lebanon.
The Senior Consultant will be responsible for regularly informing the project management team on progress, and for submitting the required deliverables – approved by UN Women and NCLW.
The consultant is expected to prepare a methodological plan with key milestones, timeline and deliverables related to the key outputs of this consultancy and carry out the below tasks:
“Section one should provide macro analysis of priorities, achievements, challenges and setbacks, with a focus on the past five years (i.e. 2014 to 2019, or five years since the completion of the last report); as well as new and emerging priorities for the future.
Section two should provide a more detailed analysis of measures taken to advance gender equality across the twelve critical areas of concern of the BPfA with a focus on the last five years (i.e. since 2014 or the completion of the previous report). The use of the thematic clusters and guiding questions is encouraged to reflect on how the BPfA and the 2030 Agenda can be implemented in a mutually reinforcing manner to accelerate progress for all women and girls. For each of the areas, special attention should be given to elaborate on concrete examples of the measures that were taken, the challenges encountered, and the achievements made, using data to document them where available.
Section 3 should cover national processes and mechanisms, linking those related to the implementation and monitoring of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with those related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Section 4 should highlight progress on the availability of data disaggregated by sex and gender statistics, linking the monitoring of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with gender responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”;
The consultant is expected to build on the data collected by the committee and to validate, draft, amend, finalize, arrange and edit all sections of the report.
Milestones of data categorization and report writing:
Meetings and consultative process component:
To facilitate the work of the consultant, NCLW will be providing the following (but not exclusive):
Deliverables & Timeline:
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
Education: Bachelor’s degree in political/Social Science, Social & Intl Development and Policy, or related fields.
- 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in data analysis and monitoring, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, developing methodology and analysis, and preparing reports; with experience in the fields of gender and women’s empowerment/ development/ human rights related work;
- 6 years of experience in the fields of gender and women’s empowerment with experience in analytical and report writing skills;
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:
Technical Evaluation (70%) split such as:
Financial Evaluation (30%): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be submitted together, incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
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.