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International Consultant – Mediation Expert - Home-based
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||08 days within one month|
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 is mandated by the UN Security Council to lead on UN system-wide coordination on Women, Peace, and Security, and to this end, UN Women has been working with governments, UN partners and civil society through the region to support women’s participation and influence at all levels of decision-making to prevent and resolve conflict and to address issues of extremism.
There is a growing realization that non-inclusive peace processes are insufficient to gain political leverage and maintain stability. The Global Study on Women, Peace & Security (2015) highlighted in its findings that peace processes inclusive of civil society have a greater chance of success, while societies with higher gender equality markers were proven to be more stable and less at risk of conflict.
In the Arab States, peace processes have mostly been based on elite bargains between warring parties and have stalled and continue to face many challenges. Meanwhile, women have been excused from efforts to resolve the conflicts. This is despite evidence that women’s participation in peace talks increases their chances of success.
Women play a critical role in rebuilding social cohesion and reconciliation across generations, as well as in the (re)building of state-society relations. They are also crucial actors in the implementation of peace agreements. Across the world and in the region, women have been active played a crucial role in mobilizing actors for inclusive peacebuilding through collective action and mediation at the formal and informal levels. While, women have, in the past years, gained access to actors in track 1 peace processes, for example in Syria and Yemen, greater attention and investment are required to synchronize and link bottom-up and top-down approaches, including from track 1 to track 3 in peace processes, and to ensure women get a seat at the table of peace processes.
With support from the Government of Germany, UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States, in partnership with Wilton Park, the Elders, and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is planning to mark the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 by organizing a high-level meeting on women in mediation and peacemaking in the Arab world. The high-level virtual gathering will bring together around 60 experienced mediators, experts, peacebuilders, and national and multilateral officials to promote women’s meaningful participation mediators in peace processes in the Arab world. The meeting will aim to look at strategies to increase women’s participation in the senior policy circles of peacemaking, where women are still under-represented.
The objective of the Assignment:
In the context of the high-level meeting, UN Women is looking to hire an international consultant to provide support and expert advice on women in mediation. Reporting to the WPS-HA Regional Advisor, the international consultant will provide technical expertise on women in mediation in the context of the preparations for the high-level meeting, in order to ensure the achievement of the meeting’s objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
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Required Skills and Experience
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation (70%, 70 points) split such as:
Financial Evaluation (30%, 30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all documents mentioned above since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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.