Research consultant on women in law enforcement in Southeast Asia



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based, with travel based on request
Application Deadline :21-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 April 2020 -31 March 2021

Background

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.

In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Security Council has passed eight additional resolutions on women, peace and security since the adoption of resolution 1325. The Women, Peace and Security agenda encompasses issues including human trafficking in the context of armed conflict, and violent extremism and terrorism.

In order to support government initiatives to implement article 1 of the SCR 1325 which “urges Member States to ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict”  UN Women and UNODC are implementing a project to enhance women’s role in law enforcement and border security to prevent trafficking in persons, transnational organized crime and terrorism funded by the Government of Canada.

To contribute to the body of knowledge on Gender and Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia, UN Women Regional office seeks a consultant to produce a joint research with Interpol and UNODC on Women in Law Enforcement in ASEAN as well as country reviews on similar topic in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Regional Advisor a.i., Governance, Peace and Security, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Jointly with INTERPOL and UNODC, produce a research on Women in Law Enforcement in ASEAN
  • Upon request, conduct missions to Southeast countries and potentially others to deepen the knowledge on gender and law enforcement and to share the findings of the regional research on women in law enforcement
  • Produce a country review of women in law enforcement in Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia (Brunei and Singapore TBC) and integrating feedback received.
  • Support building a regional network of women in law enforcement as well as male and female champions promoting women in law enforcement
  • Support facilitation of consultations on women in law enforcement in at least two countries.

 

Expected Deliverables

 

No.

Tasks & Deliverables

Target dates

    1.

Finalize research on Women in Law Enforcement in ASEAN jointly with INTERPOL and UNODC.
 

Deliverable: Approved joint research on Women in Law Enforcement

     30 April 2020

    2.

Produce a country review of women in law enforcement in Vietnam, Philippines, and integrating feedback received.

 

Deliverable: Final country reviews of Women in Law Enforcement in Vietnam, Philippines

     31 May 2020

   3.

Produce a country review of women in law enforcement Malaysia, integrating feedback received.

 

Deliverables: Final country review of Women in Law Enforcement in Malaysia

      1 June 2020

    4.

Produce a country review of women in law enforcement, Indonesia and integrating feedback received.

 

Deliverables: Final country review of Women in Law Enforcement in Indonesia

    31 July 2020

   5.

Provide technical support for the organization of the consultations on women in law enforcement in at least 2 countries

 

Deliverables:

A Ppt and mission report related to the Consultations on Women in law enforcement

 30 September 2020

   6.

Produce a country reviews Brunei and Singapore and/or other articles on women in law enforcement (for instance on Gender and Cybercrime or Women and modern policing or other topics)

 

Deliverables:

An article on women in law enforcement or Brunei and Singapore country reviews

   31 October 2020

     7.

Present findings of the research on women in law enforcement in at least two regional events

 

Deliverables:

Ppt used for regional event(s) on women in law enforcement

  30 November 2020

    8.

Support building a network of women in law enforcement as well as male and female champions promoting women in law enforcement

 

Deliverables:

Input to concept note to build a network of women in law enforcement and update of the list of champions.

 31 December 2020

    9.

Support building initiatives for male and female champions to promote women in law enforcement.

 

Deliverables:

Input to concept note to build initiatives for male and female champions to promote women in law enforcement

   30 January 2021

 


Competencies

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent grasp of substantive gender equality, Security and Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia. 
  • Substantive experience in conducting research on women in law enforcement, including primary research in Southeast Asia   
  • Excellent writing skills. Strong publication record on issues including gender equality, law enforcement is a distinct advantage.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.


Required Skills and Experience

Contract period and work location

The consultant will be home-based, and travel to countries in southeast and beyond upon request. Any travel costs related to travel will be authorized and arranged by UN Women prior the travel date.

 

Required qualification

  • Master’s degree in gender issues, security, public policy, law, international relations or another related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable ability to undertake empirical research and analytical reviews in the areas of gender and law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research including substantive studies of gender equality and security sector.
  • Expertise and knowledge of Southeast Asia
  • Excellent command of English. Other UN languages an asset.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

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:

 

            Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

       A) Education

  • Master’s degree in conflict, gender issues, economics, public policy, law, international relations or another related field

 

         15%

      B) Experience and skills

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience with a demonstrable ability to undertake empirical research and analytical reviews in the areas of gender and law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research including substantive studies of gender equality and security sector.
  • Expertise and knowledge of Southeast Asia

 

 

         75%

     C) Language and report writing skills

  • Excellent command of English. Other UN languages an asset

         10 %

    Total Obtainable Score

       100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

 

Submission of application

Interest candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, copy nichapa.athipan@unwomen.org not later than 21 March 2020, COB.

 

Submission package includes:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal History Form (P11)
  • Financial proposal

 

Financial proposal template

 

Items

Amount (USD)

  1. Lump Sum fee (equivalent to daily fee x no. of days)
 
  • Joint research on Women in Law Enforcement

 

  • Country reviews of Women in Law Enforcement in Vietnam, Philippines

 

  • Country review of Women in Law Enforcement in Malaysia

 

  • Country review of Women in Law Enforcement in Indonesia

 

  • Support facilitation of consultations on Women in law enforcement

 

  • Develop an article on women in law enforcement (or Brunei and Singapore country reviews)

 

  • Ppt used for regional event(s) on women in law enforcement

 

  • Support to building network of women in law enforcement and update of the list of champions

 

 

  • Support to building initiatives for male and female champions to promote women in law enforcement

 

 

  1. Other (please provide details as applicable)

 

Total Financial Proposal

 

 

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.


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