- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
National Consultant to Support Development of Local Level Gender Equality Action Plans
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-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 :||Up to 80 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 80 working days in the period of 15 June 2020 – 21 July 2022|
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.
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.
In September 2019 UN Women Georgia with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched a three-year project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG). The overarching goal of the project is to ensure that governance systems are gender-sensitive and enable gender equality in Georgia. In order to contribute to the achievement of this goal, the project delivers around the following three key outcomes: Outcome 1: Gender equality and gender mainstreaming are institutionalized at the national and local levels; Outcome 2: Gender mainstreaming capacities are developed and sustained at the national and local levels; Outcome 3: More and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Local governments have an important role to play in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women (GEWE). The local level of governance is the level closest to citizens and the decisions taken at that level have the most direct effect on their daily lives. Various instruments such as the Worldwide Declaration on Women in Local Governments adopted by the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) in 1998 and the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life adopted by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CERM) in 2006 enshrine roles and responsibilities of local governments in promoting GEWE and call on local governments to implement specific measures/activities for the promotion of GEWE building on existing international and national commitments in the area.
In 2014, the Government of Georgia launched the decentralization reform with an intent to increase scope of responsibilities and financial independence of local governments, The amendments were made to the Law of Georgia on Gender Equality mandating all Sakrebulos (legislative branch of the local governments) to establish municipality level gender equality councils while the Mayors/Gamgeoba heads (executive branch of the local governments) were requested to appoint gender focal points. These legislative developments laid grounds for setting up gender equality mechanisms at the local government level. As a result, municipality level gender equality councils have been set up and 57 out of 64 municipalities in Georgia have developed and adopted local level gender equality (GE) action plans.
While there has been tangible progress in the area, pertinent challenges remain. Gender equality work in municipalities remains unequivocally donor-driven and thus sporadic in nature. Local Governments Gender Equality Policy Assessment carried out by the Public Defender’s Office with the support of UN Women in 2019 further revealed that the GE action plans are formal in nature and do not adequately respond to the needs and interests of local men and women and vulnerable groups in target regions. The assessment also found that the GE action plans are often developed without due consultations with and participation from women’s CSOs and CBOs, fall short of integrating gender analysis and do not adequately reflect national-level commitments under the national action plans on GEWE such as the EVAW/DV NAP, UNSCR1325 NAP and GE NAP.
Within the framework of the GG4GEG project and in partnership with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), UN Women will support the local governments nation-wide to better undertake gender equality and mainstreaming obligations. To support this work, UN Women intends to hire a national consultant who will provide support in a) integrating gender equality instruments in the local planning and b) developing gender capacity of local governments. More specifically, in close partnership with NALAG and under the overall coordination from UN Women, the national consultant will support municipalities in drafting and costing of local level GE action plans and will further support capacity development of municipalities. The national consultant will also work with NALAG to strengthen its organizational capacity via developing NALAG gender strategy and the trainings of staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant/s 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
Experience and competencies:
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:
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 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.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women Governance Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
The payment per deliverable shall be calculated per number of working days captured in the progress reports/deliverables.
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: