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National Consultant to Support and Coordinate the Implementation of the National Study on Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWP) in Nepal (Home based)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||30-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 :||12 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 Months|
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.
 Election Commission Nepal (ECN), United Nations Theme Group-Nepal & Sajha Abhiyan (Women’s Coalition) (2017), Conference Report for Planet 50-50: Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance
 IDEA (2013), Contesting Patriarchy: The gender gap and gender-based violence in Nepali politics and the Constituent Assembly election 2013. The study defined women politicians as “[…] candidates in the 2008 or 2013 elections and other female political leaders who may not have received a ticket in the election, but who were active in their parties and were potential nominees for the Constituent Assembly under PR.”, p.1
 FWLD (2011), Shadow Report on the 4th & 5th Periodic Report by The Government of Nepal on CEDAW
 Ministry of Health and Population (2017), Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2016, p 336. Available here.
 UN Women (2018), Violence against Women in Politics: Expert Group Meeting Report & Recommendations
 IRC/CARE (2020), Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19. Available here: https://www.rescue.org/report/global-rapid-gender-analysis-covid-19
Duties and Responsibilities
 Research agency/persons will be contracted by UN Women for the implementation of the quantitative components of the study. UN Women may also hire additional support persons, i.e. research associate and/or a senior advisor, to support the implementation of certain components of the study.
 A Technical Team comprising of UN Women Nepal Country Office, UN Women HQ and the National Consultant will be formed at the beginning of the project to provide strategic oversight and quality assurance of the study.
 Given the COVID-19 situation, there is a possibility that consultations, individual interviews and focus groups under this task will be carried out virtually.
 The final report must be rendered publication-ready, commensurate with what an experienced professional editor can offer. The term “publication-ready” shall mean that the final report respects the formatting conventions specified by UN Women and is devoid of typographical, spelling and grammatical mistakes. The final report must also be written in clear, correct and readable language.
Required Skills and Experience
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