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Spotlight Regional Programme on Femicide consultancy
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Panama Regional Office, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||02-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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.
Eliminating violence against women and girls is a key area of UN Women’s work. The focus of Outcome 4 of the UN Women Strategic Plan (2018-2021) is All women and girls live a life free from violence.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are embarking on a new multi-year programme, called the ‘Spotlight Initiative,’ which is focused on eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and harmful practices (HP). In a focused set of countries, the Spotlight Initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments to improve the rights of women and girls, helping them to live lives free of violence.
The Latin American regional programme of the Spotlight Initiative will focus on eliminating femicide. As stated by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), on average, at least 12 women are killed daily in the region because they are women. Through a comprehensive approach, the Spotlight Initiative will focus its work on eliminating femicide through six key pillars: I) developing and implementing relevant legislation and policies, II) strengthening national and sub-national institutions, III) preventing violence through evidence-based programmes and campaigns, IV) ensuring the collection and use of prevalence and incidence data, V) establishing essential services for victims and survivors, and VI) partnering directly with women’s movements and civil society.
The Spotlight regional joint programme is focused on pillars: I, III and V and will ensure that women’s civil society organizations are involved in the implementation of all 3 pillars.
The Spotlight Regional joint programme aims at adding value, maximizing investment, and contributing to the scale, sustainability, visibility, lessons learnt and replication of programming to prevent and address femicide throughout the Latin American region. The regional programme is meant to address aspects of femicide that extend beyond borders and that cannot be solved entirely from a national perspective. The regional component will encourage regional institutions to move forward policies to prevent femicide in a context where women’s human rights are being put into question and where some countries are rolling back previously agreed policies on gender equality.
UN Women is the Lead Agency to coordinate the implementation of the Regional Joint Programme. UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA are recipient UN organizations (RUNOs) that will jointly implement resources and provide technical assistance and guidance to the implementation of the regional joint programme as well as to the Joint Programme Team. ECLAC, PAHO, OHCHR and UNICEF will participate as Associate Agencies (AA) working closely with RUNOs and providing their technical assistance and work jointly in partnership. Intergovernmental organizations, regional networks of CSOs and other regional partners will be engaged as well.
Reporting to the Spotlight Regional Joint Programme Coordinator, the UN Women Spotlight Programme Consultant will be responsible for coordinating the effective implementation of the programme activities and actions that UN Women is leading in the joint programme consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. UN Women is leading the implementation of Pillar I) developing and implementing relevant legislation and policies and is also leading the implementation of some of the activities in Pillars 3 and 5.
S/he will use results-based management tools to contribute to programme management, coordinating relationships with key programme stakeholders, as well as contributing inputs to assist with the monitoring and reporting of the programme. The UN Women Spotlight Programme Consultant will work in close collaboration with the EVAW Policy Specialist, operations, programme and project staff in the UNW RO, UN Women HQ, Recipient UN Organizations (UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA), Associate Organizations (ECLAC, PAHO, UNICEF, OHCHR), Spotlight Secretariat, EU, Steering Committee and Civil Society Reference Group, and partners as required for implementing the programme activities and achieving the expected results.
Provide technical and programmatic assistance to the implementation of the Spotlight Programme and other areas of the ending violence against women (EVAW) portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to coordinate and implement actions and activities within the Latin American Regional Programme of the Spotlight Initiative Annual Work Plan and Regional Programme Document
Deliverables described below are based on Spotlight Programme work plan and approved project documents, consultant is expected to refer to both documents for additional details.
The consultant is expected to draft, design, implement actions and activities necessary to deliver outcomes and outputs described below. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
The consultant will be required to:
Twelve months based in UN Women Regional office in Panama.
Consultant will provide monthly reports of progress made for each Deliverable mentioned above, reports must be submitted in English and/or Spanish language, depending on agreement with supervisor.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women within one week of submission.
The consultant will be paid on a monthly basis based upon receipt of a monthly report and the other expected deliverables for that month.
UN Women will provide the Consultant with background materials and technical equipment required for the consultancy relating to the Spotlight Regional Programme.
The consultant is expected to work during office hours from the UN Women regional office for the duration of the assignment.
UN Women will be entitled to all intellectual property and other property rights including but not limited to: patents, copyrights and trademarks, in relation to products, processes, inventions, ideas, technical knowledge, documents and other materials that the consultant has prepared or collected during the execution of this consultancy and the consultant acknowledges and agrees that such products, documents and other materials constitute work carried out under the hiring of UN Women.
All information compiled or received by the consultant under this contract shall be the property of UN Women and shall be available UN Women for use or inspection and should be considered confidential and given only to authorized UN Women officials at the conclusion of the work planned under this contract.
The Spotlight Regional Joint Programme Coordinator will supervise the contract. Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification
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:
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.