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National Consultant on Gender Equality to the Ministry of Veterans Affairs
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||80 days (within period of 22 June to 10 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 year 2020 is a historic year for the women’s rights and gender equality as the world marks the 25-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20-year anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 5-year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. UN Women will leverage this year to galvanize attention and action on key issues including to support the following six priorities, as outlined in the Secretary-General’s report on women, peace and security to the Security Council, i.e. to make leadership accountable for women, peace and security, monitor and support progress through targeted data collection, joined-up analysis, strategic planning and raised visibility; Enable, facilitate and ensure women’s meaningful participation in peace processes, the implementation of peace agreements, and across all peace and security decision-making processes; Publicly condemn human rights violations and discrimination and prevent all forms of gender-based violence, including against women human rights defenders; Increase the number and influence of women in uniformed services in peacekeeping missions and national security services; Guarantee women’s economic security and access to resources; and mobilise to finance the women, peace and security agenda and invest in women peacebuilders.
In 2017, with funding from the Government of Sweden, UN Women launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security”. The aim of this project, implemented during 2017–2021, is to support the consolidated efforts of the Ukrainian Government, Parliament, women’s groups and civil society organisations (CSOs) to meet State commitments on gender equality and women’s rights through the reforms, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (including UNSCR 1325) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project will also support the Government and other important stakeholders, including civil society, to establish or strengthen adequate mechanisms for financing, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of gender equality commitments.
In order to achieve these objectives, the project provides the Government technical support and capacity development to mainstream gender and women’s human rights, especially in State planning and budgeting, to ensure that policies and programmes address the conflict’s profound impact on gender relations and roles and the specific needs and priorities of women affected by the conflict.
In September 2018, the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and the action plan on the implementation of recommendations provided in the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) were adopted by the Government of Ukraine.
In March 2020, the Ministry of Veteran Affairs was re-established as a separate government institution with the mandate of being the main body in the system of central executive bodies that ensures the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of social protection of veterans and their family members. The Ministry of Veteran Affairs has demonstrated continued openness to the integration of a gender equality perspective in its day-to-day operation and specific actions targeting the concerns of women veterans. UN Women already started cooperation with the Ministry and successfully facilitated Ministry’s engagement with women veterans’ movement to increase regular communication and collaboration of the Ministry and women’s groups. UN Women also shared the "Invisible Battalion 2.0: Women Veterans Returning to Peaceful Life" evidence-based study, commissioned with participation of women veterans with the proposed roadmap to strengthen women veterans’ access to services for a quality post-military life.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry demonstrated openness to conduct needs assessments of women veterans and women-family members of veterans during the time of coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The Ministry formed emergency response team to keep track of the developments, caused by pandemic and analyse the needs of most vulnerable veterans and their family members to provide timely gender-responsive assistance and support.
Based on this experience, UN Women would like to continue this collaboration by supporting the Ministry of Veteran Affairs mainstream gender in its strategies, policies, plans and budgets. UN Women, therefore, seeks to hire a National Consultant on Gender Equality to serve in the role of gender advisor to provide technical assistance, policy advice and capacity-building to ensure that gender is mainstreamed in the institutional structures, policies and mechanisms of the Ministry.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist, and the day-to-day supervision by designated supervisor by the Deputy Minister of Veteran Affairs.
The national consultant will be responsible for implementing of a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:
All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as analytical briefs, training agendas, handouts and lists of participants. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.
Payment will be disbursed on monthly basis upon receipt of the deliverables (as per above matrix) and their certification by the Ministry of Veterans Affairs and UN Women Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed
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
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
(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 the consideration).
Application and submission package:
The candidate’s application should include:
P11 with indication of relevant experience in line with the ToR requirements. Completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-11) form 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
Financial proposal (sample is provided below): The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days, travel costs (daily subsistence allowance and other in-country travel costs) and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:59 7 June 2020 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject “National Consultant on Gender Equality to the Ministry of Veterans Affairs”.
Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following table is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
*Basis for payment tranches
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
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.