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National Consultant HeForShe Campaign and Partnerships Coordinator
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||230 days (within period of 13 January 2020 – 10 December 2020)|
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.
To further support the consolidated efforts of the government, parliament, women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) to meet state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through reforms and peace and security processes, UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security”, funded by the Government of Sweden.
The project goal is to support the Government in achieving transformative results for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine by integrating gender equality and women’s human rights commitments into the national reforms and the peace and security processes, and by putting mechanisms in place for adequate financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The project also aims to address harmful gender stereotypes and gender norms that continue to serve as obstacles to the realization of women’s human rights and gender equality in Ukraine. These gender stereotypes, roles and expectations are prevalent in Ukrainian society, both in the family and in public life, and serve to perpetuate gender discrimination and limit women’s participation and advancement in all decision-making spheres. Therefore, in order for the Government reforms process to succeed, and for the results to benefit all populations of Ukraine, harmful gender stereotypes will need to be addressed. This will require the mobilization of people from all areas of society, men, women, boys and girls. To achieve these objectives, the project includes a strong awareness-raising and communications component to increase understanding among both the State and society of gender equality and women’s human rights and their centrality for development and peace in Ukraine.
HeForShe is the global movement initiated by UN Women inviting men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with the women to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. Since its launch in 2015, the movement has now more than 1.3 billion men and women declaring their support from gender equality across the world. HeForShe aims to enable men to identify with the issues of gender equality and to recognize the crucial role that they can play to end the global inequality faced by women and girls, both in their own lives, and at more structural levels in their communities. The HeForShe campaign offers an innovative approach to achieving gender equality that recognizes men and boys as partners for women’s rights and acknowledges the ways in which they also benefit from gender equality.
Since its launch in March 2018, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality has received overwhelming response of solidarity in Ukraine, including developing 25 strategic partnerships to ensure that the advocacy and impact of the campaign are extensive and collectively create sustainable social and systematic changes to achieve gender equality. Partners from the diplomatic corps, development partners, UN, development sector, civil society, private and public entities, and the media were all mobilized to support the HeForShe movement and to commit to act. Odessa International Film Festival, Kurazh Bazar, Urban Space 500, Docudays International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, VII International Book Festival “Book Arsenal”, Ukrainian Fashion Week, National Art Museum, and many other platforms participated to mobilize men and boys towards gender equality commitments. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has become the first state institution to join the HeForShe solidarity movement in Ukraine to take concrete action at the individual and organizational levels to comprehensively mainstream gender in the work of the ministry, thus contributing to advancement of gender equality in Ukraine. The implementation of HeForShe also engages leaders from diverse and influential fields in Ukraine, such as in academia, sports, the arts, the private sector, government and more, to serve as public champions for change and to commit to concrete progress towards gender equality within their own fields and institutions. The campaign in Ukraine also provides opportunities for a younger generation of activists, as well as marginalized groups, to get involved, and work closely with the media, social media and universities to help reach the target audiences.
The development of strategic partnerships is key to ensure that the advocacy and impact of the campaign is extensive and collectively creates sustainable social and systematic change to achieve equality. The development of strategic messaging and targeted advocacy will also be imperative to the success of the campaign. Therefore, UN Women seeks to hire a National Consultant to provide overall coordination for the development and implementation of the HeForShe campaign in Ukraine, as well as to lead the establishment of the new innovative partnerships and expansion of the existing ones.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative, and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist and Advocacy and Communications Specialist, the National Consultant will be responsible for the technical support and coordination of a multifaceted national HeForShe campaign to include the following tasks:
Develop a digital strategy to engage social media influencers and bloggers, map and ensure their involvement in HeForShe activities in Ukraine to expand online outreach and actively engage youth;
TOTAL – 230 days
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Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria 70% of total evaluation – max 70 points for technical criteria. Total max 70 points:
Criterion A – Relevant education:
Criterion B – Language skills:
Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all of the following criterion (50 pts) including:
Total Obtainable Score – 70 points.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
(S - score received on financial evaluation; Fmin - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F - financial offer under the consideration).
The candidate’s application should include:
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 16 December 2019, 09:00 am EET by submitting 2 attachments: 1) technical (a Letter of Interest and P-11) and 2) financial proposal to the following e-mail address: email@example.com with a subject “UN Women Ukraine – National Consultant HeForShe Campaign and Partnerships Coordinator”.
Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
*Basis for payment tranches
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
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.