National Consultant to Support The Government of Georgia in Gender Mainstreaming



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Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :04-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 32 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up 32 working days in the period of June 2020 – December 2020

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.

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.

The UN Women Georgia Country Office with the generous support of the Government of Norway is implementing a project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia” (GG4GEG). The project delivers around three main outputs: (1) gender equality and gender mainstreaming are institutionalized at the national and local levels; (2) gender mainstreaming capacities are developed and sustained at the national and local levels; and (3) more and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Georgia. The project responds directly to gender equality and gender mainstreaming commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia at the international and national levels and aims to strengthen governance systems for gender equality in Georgia by tapping into ongoing public sector reforms such as the decentralization, public finance reform and civil service reform, among others.

Gender mainstreaming in governance at all levels is essential for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). When institutions, policies and programs fully integrate gender considerations into their work they deliver better and more equitable results for men, women, boys and girls contributing to the good governance. Responsibility to mainstream gender in all governmental policies and programmes in further  enshrined under various international instruments on GEWE, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), SDGs and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) et al. BPfA in particular, calls on the national governments to “ensure mainstreaming of a gender perspective in all policy-making processes (Article 205), and further calls on the national machineries for the advancement of women to support governmentwide mainstreaming of a gender-equality perspective in all policy areas (Article 201).

In 2014, the Government of Georgia (GoG) adopted the 2015-2020 Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap. The document sets the framework for action for GoG in the areas of: (1) policy development and coordination; (2) human resources management; (3) accountability; (4) service delivery; (5) public finance management and (6) local self-government. Adoption of the 2015-2020 PAR Roadmap constituted an important step forward towards establishing an effective and efficient public administration system in Georgia.  However, this strategic document fell short of capturing Georgia’s international and national commitments on GEWE.

The year 2020 represents momentum for mainstreaming gender into the PAR reform process as the  2015-2020 PAR Roadmap expires and the GoG (represented by the PAR Council) embarks on the journey to develop the new generation of the PAR Strategy for 2021-2024. This gender mainstreaming process will be spearheaded by the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in partnership with the GoG Policy Planning Department represented by the PAR Council. The process will be further informed by Georgia’s international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment under CEDAW, BfPA and SDGs, as well as by the internationally established guidelines and standards (SIGMA/OECD/EU) on gender mainstreaming in governance and public administration.

Under the GG4GEG project, UN Women will provide technical support in mainstreaming gender in the 2021-2024 PAR Strategy. In this connection UN Women will hire a national consultant who will provide technical assistance to the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the PAR Council in mainstreaming gender in the PAR Strategy informed by Georgia’s international and national commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in areas covered by the PAR Strategy. The National Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Human Rights and Gender Equality and the Chair of the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, in close partnership with the PAR Council and with the technical assistance from UN Women and will carry out tasks described in the section below.

The work of the consultancy is expected to start in April 2020 and end in November 2020.


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:

  • To conduct desk review of Georgia’s international and national obligations on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in areas covered by the PAR Strategy which are as follows:  1) policy development and coordination; (2) human resources management; (3) accountability; (4) service delivery; (5) public finance management and (6) local self-government;
  • To participate and provide inputs to relevant meetings, roundtables and workshops on the development of the 2021-2024 PAR Strategy;
  • To develop a set of recommendations on gender mainstreaming to the 2021-2024 Public Administration Reform Strategy in line with Georgia’s international and national commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming;
  • To support the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the PAR Council in integrating gender mainstreaming recommendations in the 2021-2024 Public Administration Reform Strategy;
  • To translate and adapt guidelines/instructions on gender mainstreaming in institutions and policies from English to Georgian to be developed separately by an international expert on gender mainstreaming;
  • To carry out additional tasks related to research, development of policy briefs and alike on gender mainstreaming into Human Rights Protection Strategy as identified by the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality and UN Women.

Deliverables:

  • Inception report (including detailed work plan of activities to be carried out and a review of Georgia’s international and national commitments across PAR Strategy pillars developed (in English) and submitted to UN Women by 12 June 2020 (5 working days);
  • A set of recommendations on gender mainstreaming to the 2021-2024 Public Administration Reform Strategy in line with Georgia’s international and national commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming developed and integrated into the Strategy and submitted to UN Women by 30 July 2020 (10 working days);
  • Guidelines/instructions on gender mainstreaming adapted from English to Georgian by 31 August 2020 (7 working days);
  • A policy brief with a set of recommendations on mainstreaming gender into the Human Rights Protection Strategy developed and submitted to UN Women by November 30, 2020 (10 working days)


Competencies

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

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

Education:

  • At least MA degree in public administration, social sciences, humanities or related field;

Experience and competencies:

  • At least three years of professional experience on gender mainstreaming, gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • At least two years of demonstrated experience in developing policy documents such as strategies, action plans, tools and alike;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on issues related to public administration and/or human rights;
  • Previous professional experience working with donor and international organisations would be an asset;

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and  English

Evaluation Procedure:

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:

  • At least MA degree in public administration, social sciences, humanities or related field;
  • At least two years of professional experience on gender mainstreaming, gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on issues related to public administration and/or human rights;
  • Fluency in English and Georgian

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least MA degree in public administration, social sciences, humanities or related field; (max 80 points);
  • At least two years of professional experience on gender mainstreaming, gender equality and women’s empowerment (max 80 points);
  • At least two years of demonstrated experience in developing policy documents such as strategies, action plans, tools and alike; (max 50 points);
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on issues related to public administration and/or human rights (max 80 points);
  • Previous professional experience working with donor and international orgnisations would be an asset (max 30 points);
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English. (max 30 points).

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).

Management arrangements:

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of UN Women Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, and in collaboration and day-to-day management of UN Women GG4GEG project teams.

Financial arrangements:

Deliverable 1, 2 (15 working days) – 47 %

Deliverables 3,4, – (17 working days) – 53 %

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 for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR. Travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.)  should not be included and will be paid for separately by UN Women.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), the Financial Proposal, A list of links or copies of any paperwork on social protection and /or capacity building designing and Cover Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

 


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