National Consultant – Translating the Draft Standard Operating Procedure on Violence against Women prevention and response in Mae Sot and the Data Analysis of Violence Against Women

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based, THAILAND
Application Deadline :02-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :9 – 23 January 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 – 23 January 2020

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.


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 centre 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. 

Women are increasingly migrating for work within the ASEAN region, and today close to half of all migrant workers in the region are women. While women migrant workers are disproportionately represented in the domestic work and care sectors, women migrant workers are also found in large numbers in other sectors in ASEAN countries, including construction, agriculture, manufacturing, services and entertainment. However, women have fewer options than men for regular migration, and are often channeled into lower paid informal sector work with few if any labour protections. Due to gender inequalities and discrimination, women are particularly vulnerable to violence and trafficking, and services for survivors of violence often do not meet their needs.

Recognizing these challenges, the programme “Safe & Fair: Realizing Women Migrant Workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region” (2018-2022) is created as a part of the multi-year European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Safe & Fair is implemented by International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The programme aims to address women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking, strengthen rights-based and gender-responsive approaches to violence against women and labour migration governance and support access to essential services. The programme is implemented in ASEAN countries.

In 2019, the Safe and Fair Programme Thailand has formulated the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on preventing and responding to violence against women with a special attention to women migrant workers in Mae Sot, Tak province with the aim to enhance the existing multi-sectoral referral mechanisms among service providers of government and nongovernmental agencies and civil society organizations in the field of prevention and response to violence against women.

The abovementioned documents are produced in Thai and in order to enable a comprehensive document review and revision of non-Thai-speaking colleagues, the Safe and Fair Programme Thailand will require translation support. The Programme seeks a qualified translator with demonstrated capacity to undertake document translations in an efficient and reliable manner in a swift turnover. Expected text volume to be translated are:

  • Draft SOP on preventing and responding to violence against women with a special attention to women migrant workers in Mae Sot, Tak province, as well as its annexes. The document is up to 100 pages.
  • Data analysis report including key recommendations. The document is up to 50 pages.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of National Programme Coordinator (Safe & Fair Programme, Thailand) of UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will translate the Draft SOP on preventing and responding to violence against women and the Data analysis report including key recommendations from Thai to English and complete the assignment by 23 January 2020. The total number of pages will be finalised and agreed prior to commencing the assignment.

Expected Deliverables and Time Frame

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:


Tentative Timeline

  • Draft SOP on preventing and responding to violence against women with a special attention to women migrant workers in Mae Sot, Tak province, as well as its annexes.
  • Data analysis report including key recommendations.

(Payment will be made upon the submission of deliverables with approval of the National Programme Coordinator)

                  23 January 2020

Contract period and work location

The consultant will be working from home. The contract will commence tentatively on 09 January 2020 and will conclude on 23 January 2020.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in document translation;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent (international relations, political sciences, development studies, women’s studies or other related disciplines of social sciences);
  • Knowledge of technical terms, definitions and legal context of violence against women (VAW)
  • Knowledge of UN work in Thailand and other South-east Asian countries is an asset;
  • Excellent command of written English and Thai;
  • Related record of Thai-to-English translation is an advantage.

Submission package includes:

Please be noted that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so please combined all files into one.  In case that is not possible, you can submit the application again with different attachments.


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.

If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact the eRecruit Helpdesk.

© 2016 United Nations Development Programme