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National Consultant in the Field of Elimination of Violence Against Women (Turkish National Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||25-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 25 Days|
I. Organizational Context
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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 support to Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems.??
2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence??
3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.??
Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.?
UN Women has been implementing a Strategic Plan (2018-2021) which outlines the Entity’s strategic direction, objectives and approaches to support efforts to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. One of the strategic Outcomes of the new Plan is to ensure that “All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence.” This Outcome has two Outputs: ?1) More countries and stakeholders are better able to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver essential services to victims and survivors and 2) More cities have safe and empowering public spaces for women and girls
In line with the global Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the contextual analysis of women’s status in Turkey, UN Women Turkey, in its first Country Strategic Note (2019-2022) identified eliminating violence against women as one of its priority areas of work. Despite the relatively favorable legislative framework, gender stereotypes and social norms lead to high prevalence of violence against women (VAW), including domestic violence and child, early and forced marriages (CEFM), coupled with low reporting and inadequate access of women to services and to justice. In this respect, in its Strategic Note, UN Women Turkey committed to achieve the Outcome: “Service providers and civil society organizations adopt and apply the standards and provisions set in Istanbul Convention and CEDAW to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services”. UN Women works to ensure the realization of the following Outputs within this Outcome: 1) Strengthening capacities to advocate for, implement, monitor, and report on international norms and standards to end violence against women. 2) Providing services to women and girl survivors of violence including child, early and forced marriages (CEFM) in line with the international standards set in Istanbul Convention and CEDAW. 3) Inducing positive shifts in social norms and behavior towards ending gender-based discrimination and violence. Towards the realization of this Outcome, UN Women has been implementing two projects: Regional Programme on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Turkey: “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” and UN Joint Programme on “Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Turkey” (jointly with UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, and UNHCR).
Therefore, with the aim of enhancing prevention and response to VAW, UN Women has been working on strengthening the capacities at national and local levels while creating community-based solutions to advocate for gender equality and improved service provision. In this respect, UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN organizations. UN Women is also placing specific focus on working with men and boys as key actors in preventing violence against women, including CEFM.
Based on the experience and knowledge accumulated under its ongoing projects and activities, and in order to fulfill the planned commitments under its Strategic Note for Turkey, UN Women is seeking to strategically expand its interventions in the field of elimination of violence against women.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UN Women Programme Management Specialist and overall guidance of the Country Director, the National Consultant will be responsible for preparing a gap analysis and an expansion strategy for UN Women Turkey in the field of EVAW and based on the findings, drafting a concept note on one programmatic area.
In this respect, the expected results and objectives of the work of the National Consultant are as follows
Required Skills and Experience
Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template
The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.
The daily price proposal should indicate a “lump sum amount” which is “all-inclusive”; All costs (professional fees, communications, consumables during field related missions, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor needs to be factored into the proposed price.
UN Women will not withhold any amount of the payments for tax and/or social security related payments. UN Women shall have no liability for taxes, duties or other similar charges payable by the Individual Contractor in respect of any amounts paid to the Individual Contractor under this Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges that UN Women will not issue any statements of earnings to the Individual contractor in respect of any such payments.
This is a home-based assignment and no travel requirements are envisioned under this assignment In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs should be agreed upon with UN Women in Turkey.
The applicants are requested to submit their price proposals in Turkish Lira.
Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form
To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Dear Sir / Madam,
I, the undersigned, offer to provide professional consulting services to UN Women within the scope of the referred Assignment.
Having examined, understood and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes, the receipt of which are hereby duly acknowledged, I, the undersigned, offer to deliver professional services, in conformity with the Terms of Reference.
My maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:
I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged. I also confirm that the price that I quote is gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.
I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for 90 days.
I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.
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.