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National Consultant to Support Storytelling Project on Women and Girls with Disabilities
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||7 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 June 2020 – 20 January 2021|
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.
UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with international and national commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls. To deliver on leave no one behind (LNOB) – the central and transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women pays special attention to inclusion and participation of marginalized groups or women and/ or women and girls at risk of social exclusion. Guided by the UN Women global Strategy “The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Towards Full and Effective Participation and Gender Equality” (UN Women, The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Towards Full and Effective Participation and Gender Equality. 2018. Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2018/12/the-empowerment-of-women-and-girls-with-disabilities) UN Women supports national partners to implement their commitments to women and girls with disability under CEDAW, BPfA, UPR, CRPD, 2030 Agenda (SDGs) and other relevant human rights and gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) normative frameworks.
The disability prevalence rate among women worldwide is 19.2% compared to 12% of males (WHO and World Bank Group (WBG), World Report on Disability 28 (2011)). Women and girls with disabilities face systemic marginalization, attitudinal and environmental barriers, barriers to access education, health care, including sexual and reproductive health, information and service, justice, civic and political participation; they face lower economic and social status; are exposed to the increased risk of violence, including sexual violence; discrimination as well as harmful gender-based discriminatory practices, etc. Furthermore, global estimates indicate that 57% to 81% of all caregivers of people with disabilities are women, adding another gendered dimension to the issue of disability.
There is no nationally representative data available on the prevalence of disability among women and girls and/or impact of gender on caregiving for disabilities in Georgia. The lack of data makes it impossible to discern the real extent of disability in Georgia and accordingly, the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities and their families. While specialized studies on women and girls with disabilities and relevant data remains scarce, the UN Women/GEOSTAT National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia 2017 documents that women and girls with disabilities in Georgia experience multiple discrimination due to intersections of gender and disability, including violence from family members (UN Women/GEOSTAT, National Study on Violence against Women in Georgia, 2017. Available at: https://georgia.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2018/03/national-study-on-violence-against-women-in-georgia-2017) and that they remain largely excluded from various aspects of social, economic and political life.
UN Women Georgia Country Office with the generous support of the Joint SDG Fund and in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, OHCHR, UNFPA and WHO is implementing a Joint Programme (JP) “Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia”. The overall strategy of the JP is to address gaps in Georgia’s social protection system in order to transform the situation of persons with disabilities (PwDs) in the country. Within the framework of the JP, UN Women contributes to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with disabilities and ensuring their full and effective participation in life on an equal basis with others. To achieve this goal, UN Women prioritizes strengthening national capacities to monitor and lobby for the implementation of CRPD in the context of national and international commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment and improving collection and utilization of data from disability and gender perspective.
Within the framework of the JP, UN Women further strives to combat harmful stereotypes and prejudice relating to women and girls with disabilities, including those based on age, race, ethnicity, gender expression class, and type of impairment, in all areas of life. In this connection, UN Women plans to support a storytelling initiative on women and girls with disabilities. The initiative will collect and disseminate stories of women and girls with disabilities with diverse backgrounds from all over Georgia and will have a two-fold objective: a) to enhance visibility of women and girls with disabilities and their contribution to the society; b) to raise awareness about the rights of women and girls with disabilities, as well as the intersecting forms of discrimination they face based on gender and disability.
UN Women is seeking to contract a national consultant who will support production and dissemination of stories on women and girls with disabilities. The national consultant will work in close partnership with a network of CSOs working on gender and disability issues in Georgia and under the overall coordination from UN Women.
The work of the consultancy is expected to start in June 2020 and end in January 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
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 consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Deputy Country Representative.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.
How to Submit the Application:
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.