Gender Violence Expert - National Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : TUNISIA
Application Deadline :30-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 11h 1m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :15 working days within 1 month


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.


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.

Since the 2011 revolution, UN Women Tunisia has supported the integration of equality provisions in the 2014 constitution and parity conditions in electoral laws. These efforts were consolidated during this post-revolution process by the revision of different discriminatory laws, the adoption of the National Action Plan in 1325, and the integration of parity into elections law.

The adoption of Law No. 2017-58 combatting violence against women is a fundamental step in the fight against discrimination. The law criminalizes all types of violence: physical, moral, sexual, economic, and, for the first time, political violence.

Women involved in politics, particularly elected members of parliament and local authorities, suffer from discrimination, sexism, stereotypes, but also from various types of violence aimed at excluding them from the public sphere.  A 2015 survey revealed that 53.5% of women suffered some form of violence in the public space.

As part of its program on Political Participation and Legislation, UN Women would like to provide support to equip elected women with a practical guide to help them understand and identify political violence as well as the legal tools and mechanisms to deal with it.

The objective of the Assignment:

The objective of the assignment is to develop :

  • A user-friendly and practical guide on” Political violence against women- Practical solution” in ( Arabic)  intended for elected women and women involved in the political sphere. The guide will have to explain the legislation in force with a simple and didactic methodology. By exposing concrete situations (including violence via the internet) with practical solutions.
  • To provide training sessions for the dissemination of “Tools and mechanisms for dealing with political violence”. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare a work plan for The guide “Political violence against women- Practical solution” and the development of the training session  ;
  • Prepare the guide “Political violence against women- Practical solution” structure, including situations, themes, and issues to be addressed, as well as the resources that will be used;
  • Participate remotely and/or attend a weekly meeting with Un Women team to discuss the “Political violence against women- Practical solution “guides outline and the work progress;
  • Carry out the agreed edits of the guides until their final validation by UN Women;
  • Collaborate if necessary, with translators or graphic designers on the form and the final presentation of the guide;
  • Provide concept note and Agenda for a training session for dissemination “Tools and mechanisms for dealing with political violence” to be held on the 6th and 7th of November;
  • Provide a report including lessons learned and perspectives of the training session of the 6th and 7th of November.

Deliverables

Timelines

Inception Report: It should include the detailed description of the methodology to develop the guide “Political violence against women- Practical solution”

 2 days

Draft of the guide“Political violence against women- Practical solution” in Arabic and annexes should be submitted.

 10 days

The final version of the in Arabic and annexes (desk review and interviews if applicable) should be submitted.

 3 days


Competencies

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies;
  •  Knowledge of local administrations in Turkey;
  •  Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
  •  Focuses on impact and results for the client;
  •  Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  •  Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in law – criminal / Legal sciences; 
  • A first-level university degree in criminal/legal sciences- law in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • At least 7 years of professional working experience in criminal law, human rights, gender equality and development, and women’s empowerment;
  • Strong knowledge of gender issues, political violence, and criminal procedure;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas to non-specialist audiences;
  • Strong understanding of the Tunisian context; 
  • Relevant experience in preparing practical guides.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in French and Arabic is required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

Technical Evaluation

Total =70

Max points

Bachelor’s degree in law – Legal sciences

 

20 points

Master’s degree 

 

10 points

7 years of professional working experience in criminal law, human rights, gender equality and development, and women’s empowerment

 

20 points

 

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  •  The contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to the portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  •  Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permit to upload of one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

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.

 



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