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Women’s Empowerment Principles and Private Sector Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
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 Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan to implement global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment; promotes women’s economic empowerment; and implements a resilience and empowerment model for Syrian refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women. The country office is implementing its Strategic Note for the period 2018-2022 and is prioritizing coherence and interlinkages across its projects and programmes under these three pillars. This requires effective implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress and results and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society and the international community.
In March, 2020 WHO announced that COVID-19 is a global pandemic. The pandemic has already led to a economic shocks around the globe, that are expected to get more profound in the future. Markets and supply chains have been disrupted, businesses are required to close or scale back operations, and millions have or will lose their jobs and livelihoods. ILO has estimated that full or partial lockdown measures now affect almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81% of the world’s workforce, while the IMF projects a significant contraction of global output in 2020. COVID-19 is lurching the world economy towards a global recession, which will be strikingly different from past recessions. It is expected that this recession will have gendered patterns in terms of its magnitude and content, including on the private sector being the main engine of economic growth. Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s economic and productive lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men. Women earn less, save less, hold less secure jobs, are more likely to be employed in the informal sector, less access to financial services, and access to professional networks. Their capacity to absorb economic shocks is therefore less than that of men. Therefore, it is important to engage private sector in designing and implementing a response and recovery action plans that attracts, retains and promotes women participation in the labour force.
A cross-cutting component to UN Women’s work in Jordan is partnership with the Private Sector. One of the primary vehicles for that is the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which are a set of Principles offering guidance to the private sector on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multi-stakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the Women’s Empowerment Principles and Private Sector Specialist will support UN Women’s partnership strategy with the private sector.
 POLICY BRIEF: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN
Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision of the Head of Programmes, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
Duration of the assignment
The total duration of the contract assignment will be a 12-month period.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
All the documents, including the interview tools, training materials and reports should be submitted in written in English language.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women within one week of submission.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
UN Women Values and competencies link : 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 skills
Language and other skills
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application not later than 10 June 2020
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal 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:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
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.