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National Consultants/ Trainers on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Issues
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Aug-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 60 working days within 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 August 2020 to 9 August 2021|
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.
UN Women Georgia puts special emphasis on the work towards Ending Violence Against Women, promotion and support to Women, Peace, and Security agenda in Georgia, Economic Empowerment of Women and last but not least, Mainstreaming of Gender into National Planning and Budgeting Processes. Along with these key priority areas that constitute UN Women mandate, UN Women interventions in Georgia are anchored in the UN Country Team’s Partnership for Sustainable Development Framework with the government of Georgia.
In order to enhance the understanding of various stakeholders (state agencies, private sector entities and non-governmental organizations) on how they can promote gender diversity in their respective industries, UN Women would like to create a pool of National Consultants/Trainers who will be responsible for developing modules, or using already existing modules developed by UN Women and conducting trainings across Georgia on gender equality and women’s empowerment topics. The topics under the broad heading of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the purposes of this ToR include but are not limited to: key concepts to unfold the underlying causes for gender inequality and gender-based discrimination, national and international legal and policy frameworks upholding women’s rights, key elements for strengthening women’s leadership and agency, different forms of violence against women and best ways for tackling these (changes in the norms and attitudes, prevention and protection mechanisms, etc.), key elements of women’s economic empowerment, etc. The exact training topics / themes will be discussed and agreed with relevant UN Women staff well in advance with the selected consultants/trainers along with the level of training (introductory or advanced) depending on the target audience.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultants/Trainers are:
To draft and submit the final training report outlining the training process, pre-and post-training assessments and recommendations for follow up actions, including on further capacity development needs of the participants.
Deliverables for Each Training:
*Up to 60 working days within the contract duration
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
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by 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 report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst under the overall guidance of UN Women Georgia Country and Deputy Country Representatives.
For each training, the payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
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:
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.