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International Consultant - Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist – Private Sector Engagement and WEPs
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based Preferably in Asia time-zone, and/or Bangkok, Thailand)|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 9h 43m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
A key area of concern for UN Women is women’s economic empowerment as expressed in UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 as well as in the targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 for gender equality and women’s empowerment and of several other SDGs relating to inclusive growth, decent work, ending poverty, and reducing inequality, and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.
The WeEmpowerAsia programme
The WeEmpowerAsia (WEA) programme is a collaborative effort between the Regional Office of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the European Union (EU), which is funding the action under its Partnership Instrument. With this programme the two entities will leverage their joint commitment to enhance women’s economic empowerment globally. They each have longstanding experience and partnerships in the Asian region. UN Women will apply its triple mandate of normative, operational and coordination actions and use its convening power to bring multiple stakeholders together for effective collaboration. EU brings valuable private and public sector partnerships across sectors as well as its solid expertise in trade and economic development.
The overall objective of the WEA programme is that more women lead, participate and have access to enhanced business opportunities and leadership within the private sector to advance sustainable and inclusive growth. The programme will achieve this through three complementary outcome areas to be implemented in seven selected middle-income countries (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in Asia:
Ultimately, the programme will contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s increased participation in the labour force and in the market place, improved opportunities for women entrepreneurship and business start-ups, and through strengthening of corporate sector’s commitment and action to ensure gender equality in business culture and practices.
The guiding platform for the programme is the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of seven principles for businesses offering guidance on how to strengthen gender equality in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the community. The WEPs are jointly developed by UN Women and UN Global Compact and seeking the commitments and concrete implementation by private corporations around the globe.
The UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is seeking an international consultant with expertise in Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) to provide broad support to the WeEmpower Asia programme. The WEE Specialist will be providing strategic technical support and guidance to programme design, programme implementation, and related knowledge products. The WEE Specialist will also support efforts to build strong partnership with key stakeholders while enhancing knowledge management and capacity development.
Duties and Responsibilities
II. Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Programme Manager, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Provide technical advice and guidance on research and knowledge products
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Support uptake and implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
Develop strategic priorities and design for WEE programming
*Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables with an approval of the Regional Programme Manager
V.Contract period and work location
The contract period will be approximately 13 months and the consultant will begin the contract remotely, based in their current location, preferably in Asia to ensure better collaboration with the entire team. If the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic allows, the consultant will be expected to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand and work at the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific as required. Round trip airfare from consultant original country to Bangkok, Thailand will be financially covered by UN Women if the situation allows.
Required Skills and Experience
VI. Required qualification
* Bachelor’s degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and at least 12 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
VIII.Submission of application
Interest candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to UNDP Website.
Or send application email to Nutnita.email@example.com , not later than 21 September 2020 COB (Bangkok time).
Submission package includes:
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
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.