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Consultant - Helpdesk, Disability Inclusive Response to COVID-19 - Homebased
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 days|
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.
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, UN-Women leads and coordinated United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN-Women HQ’s Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Portfolio/UNSCD (hereinafter “DIIP”), leads, coordinates, and promotes the implementation of UN-Women corporate Strategy for Disability Inclusion (The empowerment of women and girls with disabilities: Towards full and effective participation and gender equality), and, responds to the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS)’s Entity Accountability Framework. This syncs with the Entity’s dedicated work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global, regional and country levels. The DIIP promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities. It advocates for inclusive management and mainstreaming disability inclusion at all levels.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UN-Women, with support from the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD), is immediately reacting to and supporting existing programs to adapt and respond to the current crisis through technical support, evidence, knowledge base, learning and guidance. UN-Women will support a number of countries with country-specific guidance through a range of mechanisms including, joint analysis and planning; flexible, on-demand technical support; collection of evidence; and development of case studies to support learning.
Background and Objectives
Countries will benefit from the development of global guidance by each UN entity as well as a coordinated learning series for UNCTs, governments, and other stakeholders to which each UN entity will contribute. UN entities will engage with Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) through consultation, joint data collection and analysis, the provision of technical support, and support with advocacy and accountability efforts. OPDs will also work with UNCTs in selected countries to develop country profiles and case studies to support inclusive recovery and strengthened preparedness for future health emergencies. This participatory program model will build enduring relationships between UNCTs and OPDs, building the capacities of UNCTs and encouraging them to engage systematically with persons with disabilities in UN processes.
The objective of this Helpdesk Consultant is to provide on-demand technical support to UN Women field offices in support of the initiative detailed above as well as the UNDIS CT scorecard. Their role will be to make linkages between and across regions and the HQ and facilitate exchange of knowledge to leverage existing expertise from within the UN System and civil society on gender equality and disability inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Consultancy Functions
The Helpdesk consultant will report to UN-Women’s Global Adviser for Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion. The consultant will respond to field requests related to disability inclusion, and provide virtual assistance to ensure a disability inclusive response to COVID-19 as well as support to those COs that are reporting on the UNDIS CT scorecard. Under overall guidance of the Global Adviser, the consultant will support the implementation of the UNPRPD supported Joint programme. More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for supporting mainstreaming rights of persons with disabilities within UN Women Cos through following means:
Track time allocated to different activities and provide an analysis of requested demand for support.
• Respect for Diversity
• Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues
• Creative problem solving
• Effective communication
• Inclusive collaboration
• Stakeholder engagement
• Leading by example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
• Strong knowledge and familiarity disability inclusion related issues as well as key concepts related to intersectional approaches, public health, and social inclusion.
• Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
• Ability to handle a large volume of work under time constraints
• Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience:
• Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, political sciences, public administration, public policy, gender studies, sociology, human rights or other relevant social science fields is required;
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
• Fluency in English is required;
• Knowledge of an additional UN official working language, particularly French or Spanish, is an asset.
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