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Gender Equality Expert for Socioeconomic Impact Assessments of the COVID-19 Outbreak (Retainer)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||30-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Until 31 December 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Until 31 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.
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, and has since spread to 182 countries globally. As of March 20, 2020, there were 244,602 confirmed cases globally, with 112,234 confirmed cases (46%) in the Asia-Pacific region. While countries across the region are in different stages of preparedness, containment, mitigation, and response to the disease itself, the socioeconomic impacts are already deeply felt: the International Labor Organization (ILO) predicts that, due to COVID-19, globally unemployment could rise by almost 25 million, with these estimates disproportionately affecting women and migrants.
While women and girls face differentiated impacts from crises, they are also already on the forefronts of the preparedness and response efforts and offer capacities, strengths and leadership that are crucial to effective response. Women are already playing an indispensable role in the fight again the outbreak, as health care workers, including as scientists and researchers, as social mobilizers, as community peacebuilders and connectors, and, as caregivers.
 Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwise as a result of COVID-19, says ILO, ILO, 18 March 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women seeks the services of a Gender Equality Expert who will provide technical advisory support to UN Women Country Offices and partners in the region who are conducting socio-economic impact assessments of the COVID-19 outbreak. In close coordination with the Regional Humanitarian Advisor and Country Office colleagues, the Gender Equality Expert will work to both mainstream gender in planned assessments as well as develop methodology for the development of dedicated gender and social inclusion chapters. The specific activities that they will need to perform include but are not limited to:
In consultation with and under the guidance of the Regional Humanitarian Advisor and respective UN Women offices, the Gender Equality Expert will produce on a retainer basis:
Required Skills and Experience
An application is selected based on cumulative analysis; the total score is obtained by combining technical and financial attributes.
A two-stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the applicants; the technical proposal (CV, P11, writing sample) will be evaluated with a minimum pass requirement of 70% of the obtainable 100 points assigned for technical proposal. A proposal shall be rejected at this stage if it fails to achieve the minimum technical threshold of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points prior to any price proposal being opened and compared. The financial proposal will be opened only for candidates whose technical proposal achieved the minimum technical threshold of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points and are determined to be compliant. Non-compliant proposals will not be eligible for further consideration.
The total number of points (“maximum number of points”) which a candidate may obtain for its proposal is as follows:
Technical: 100 points (weight: 70%)
Financial: 100 points (weight: 30%)
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
a) Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
b) Personal CV and P11, indicating all past experiences, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate. UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558.
c) 1 Writing sample of previous gender assessment or analyses conducted.
d) Daily fee in US$
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. You may also submit the application to email@example.com.
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.