- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
(RE-ADVERTISMENT) National Consultant – Technical Support on Inter-Ministerial, Municipal and Sub Municipal Coordination Mechanisms on The Implementation of the National Action Plan On Gender Based Violence
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based (Dili with travel to municipalities Bobonaro, Ermera and Viqueque, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 January 2021 - 24 December 2021|
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.
To address the global challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have partnered on a new multi-year programme, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Timor-Leste. The programme is aligned to the Timor-Leste “National Action Plan on Gender-based violence (2017-2021) and National SDG Roadmap, particularly on SDGs 5 and 16. It will contribute to the National Strategic Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s implementation of commitments under the Beijing Platform for Action, the Concluding Observations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, among other international obligations.
The program was globally launched in 2017 and began implementation in Timor-Leste in 2020. There are five UN agencies participating in the Timor-Leste Spotlight Initiative. There are the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) provides overall strategic oversight and coordination for the Spotlight Initiative within the UN, with UN Women acting as the Technical Lead.
Despite progress which has been made, violence against women and girls, and particularly intimate partner violence, remains widespread, with 38% to 59% of women in Timor-Leste between the ages of 15 to 19 experience violence in their lifetime.1 As stated at Timor-Leste’s Voluntary National Review on the SDGs in 2019 and the report for the Beijing Platform of Action +25, there is a need for a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).
The Spotlight Initiative will contribute to the elimination of domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) by responding to the needs of women and girls and addressing the underlying causes of violence against women and girls, using a multi-sectoral and intersectional approach across the ecological model. This will involve strengthening and widening partnerships and solidarity across civil society, government, media, private sector and development partners. The Initiative will empower individuals, equip institutions at national, sub-national and community levels with the policies, systems and mechanisms to prevent and respond to VAWG, and encourage the public to challenge harmful gender norms. Using innovative approaches, the SI will build a social movement of diverse advocates and agents of change for gender equality and social inclusion.
It is important to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of national ownership and the commitment to leave no one behind. These are both key goals of the Spotlight Initiative. Civil society networks and organizations have been accorded a unique role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Spotlight Initiative at country level and as such, are important partners in supporting the implementation of key strategies to prevent and respond to VAWG. Groups of focus for the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste are women and girls with disabilities, living in rural areas, in vulnerable employment, girls out of school or pregnant, girls married before the age of 18 and women and girls who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI).
Timor-Leste has a strong VAWG national framework, having ratified most of the core international human rights treaties/conventions and development frameworks, with clear articles in its Constitution dedicated to gender equality (Article 16, 17, 18 and 26). The SDP 2011-2030 also addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment. In 2016, Timor-Leste ratified ILO Core Conventions No. 111 and No. 100 on gender equality and contributed to the adoption of a new International Labour Standard concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work (Convention No. 190) in June 2019.
Violence is criminalized in the Penal Code (2009) and the Law Against Domestic Violence (LADV) was enacted in 2010, less than ten years after the country regained independence. Policy frameworks are also in place, particularly with the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (NAPGBV) 2012-2016 and NAP GBV 2017-2021, NAP on Children, NAP on Women, Peace and Security (2016-2020), the Maubisse Declaration (focused on upholding rural women’s rights and promoting their economic empowerment). Sexual Harassment Guidelines for Civil Servants were adopted in 2017, recognizing the various forms of GBV that exists and the connections between different forms of violence. The UN Essential Services Package of supports for women and girls subject to violence has a dedicated module on Coordination: A cohesive multi-disciplinary cross-agency approach for responding to violence against women and girls is essential to protecting victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence from further harm when responding to violence. Coordinated systems can have a greater impact in responding to violence, as well as greater efficiencies, than agencies working in isolation.
 Essential Services Package, Module 5: Coordination https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2015/essential-services-package-module-5-en.pdf?la=en&vs=3759 p. 10.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, UN Women in Timor-Leste is seeking a national consultant to support UN Women and Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) in provision of technical assistance on implementation of the NAP-GBV. This will include support to SEII in reviewing the capacities and functionality of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for the National Action Plan on Gender based Violence Commission and raising the visibility of the NAP-GBV Commission with the Council of Ministers. As well, the consultant will conduct a mapping of municipal and sub-municipal coordination mechanisms to increase inter-ministerial coordination, planning and resources needed for NAP-GBV Implementation.
This will contribute to Spotlight Outcome 2: National and sub-national systems and institutions plan, fund and deliver evidence-based programmes that prevent and respond to violence against women and girls and harmful practices, including in other sectors.
And more directly will implement two Activities:
Spotlight Activity 2.2.3: Strengthen Inter-Ministerial NAP GBV Coordination at National and Municipal levels: Support SEII to conduct capacity assessment of Inter-Ministerial NAP GBV Commission and raise visibility of NAP GBV Commission with Council of Ministers. This will also include mapping of municipal and sub-municipal coordination mechanisms to increase inter-ministerial coordination and resources needed for NAP implementation.
Spotlight Activity 2.3.2: Municipal Gender Working Groups in 3 Target Municipalities Support NAP GBV Understanding and Implementation- Strengthen understanding of GBV and GRB into GWG capacity development and annual planning and budgeting processes. This also includes municipal contribution to annual NAP monitoring reports, and strengthen formal relationships between government civil servants, service providers, Municipal Women's Association and CSOs working on NAP GBV.
Scope of work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Office in Timor-Leste, and supervision of the Spotlight Initiative EVAW Programme Officer, in collaboration with the Spotlight Initiative Programme Specialist, the National Consultant will provide support and technical assistance to SEII, including strengthening partner coordination/mechanisms to implement the National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence at the national level and municipal level. This will specifically include the following tasks:
Duration of the assignment
The duration of the assignment is twelve months. The consultant is expected to commence work on or about 25 January 2021 – 24 December 2021.
The assignment deliverables shall be:
All the documents, including reports, questionnaires, presentations and reports should be submitted in English language, or if in Tetum, include an English summary.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment all submitted reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women.
 Survivor-centred approach as defined in the UN Essential Services Package is an approach that places “the rights, needs and desires of women and girls as the centre of focus of service delivery. This requires consideration of the multiple needs of victims and survivor, the various risks and vulnerabilities, the impact of decisions and actions taken, and ensures services are tailored to the unique requirements of each individual women and girl. Services should respond to her wishes.”
Leading by Example Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Required skills and experience
Master/Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Social Work, Gender and Development or other relevant field.
Language and other skills:
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to
UNDP Job site not later than 14 January, 2021 5:00 pm Timor-Leste time
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
A three-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals. Candidates who are fulfilling all the required skills and expertise will go to the technical evaluation process. The evaluation of the technical proposal is 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 candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Annex I: Financial Proposal
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
The above lump sum costs include all administration costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation incl. travel related costs, and daily professional fee.