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

Background

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.

The consultants/trainers will work under overall supervision of UN Women Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative and day to day management and oversight of UN Women Programme Specialists and Analysts and Project Analysts as relevant. The consultancy work is expected to start in 10 August 2020 and end in 9 August 2021.


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultants/Trainers are:

  • To learn / take up existing UN Women training modules on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment issues;
  • To design new or adapt existing training modules / sessions for different target groups / purposes in close consultation with UN Women staff;
  • To conduct a series of trainings on gender equality and women’s empowerment for the training participants coming from different stakeholder groups (in Tbilisi as well as different other urban and rural locations of the country as well as on-line as requested);
  • To develop a detailed work plan for the assignment/s;
  • To produce a training needs assessment questionnaire and conduct an online or face-to-face needs assessment of the training participants (as needed);
  • To develop a detailed agenda and modules, presentations and relevant training materials;
  • To carry out post-training assessment questionnaire with the training participants – in line with UN Women Georgia Country Office’s relevant templates;
  • To develop and conduct analysis of pre and post-training assessments;

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:

  • A detailed work plan for the assignment/s submitted to UN Women;
  • Training needs assessment questionnaire developed, assessment conducted and analyzed (as required by UN Women);
  • Detailed agenda and modules, presentations and relevant training materials, including pre and post-training tests;
  • Pre and post-training tests conducted and analyzed;
  • Trainings conducted on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues for the training participants coming from different stakeholder groups (with the possibility to travel to the regions of Georgia);
  • The final training report in English, outlining the training process, results of the pre-and post-training assessments and recommendations for follow up actions, including on further capacity development needs of the participants written and submitted to UN Women within 3 working days from the training.

*Up to 60 working days within the contract duration


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, presentation/public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated skills to collect and analyze data
  • IT literacy

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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

Education:

  • Graduate degree or equivalent to at least Master’s degree in gender/women’s studies, human rights, sociology, law, international development or related field. Alternatively, first level degree and relevant certification in combination with 10 years of working experience in the relevant area;

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights;
  • At least 3 years of experience in delivering trainings on gender issues to government officials, civil society, private sector companies or grassroots’ communities;
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in developing training manuals, modules and programmes;
  • Sound understanding of interactive learning methods and adult-learning techniques

Language:

  • Fluency in English and Georgian.

Evaluation Procedure:

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:

  • Graduate degree or equivalent to at least Master’s degree in gender/women’s studies, human rights, sociology, law, international development or related field. Alternatively, first level degree and relevant certification in combination with 10 years of working experience in the relevant area;
  • At least 5 years of experience in delivering trainings on gender issues to government officials, civil society, private sector companies or grassroots’ communities;
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in developing training manuals, modules and programmes;

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • Graduate degree or equivalent to at least Master’s degree in gender/women’s studies, human rights, sociology, law, international development or related field. Alternatively, first level degree and relevant certification in combination with 10 years of working experience in the relevant area (30);
  • At least 5 years of experience in delivering trainings on gender issues to government officials, civil society, private sector companies or grassroots communities (max 100 points);
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in developing training manuals, modules and programmes (max  100 points);
  • Sound understanding of interactive learning methods and adult-learning techniques (max 90 points);
  • Fluency in English and Georgian (max 30 points).

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).

Management arrangements:

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.

Financial arrangements:

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:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and the Financial Proposal  into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.


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.


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