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International Legal Adviser for Health Social and Gender Equality for National Parliament (Committee F)
|Location :||Timor-Leste, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||18-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||130 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||130 Working 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.
To address the challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have embarked on a new multi-year programme- the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls and harmful practices, in numerous countries globally. The Initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and is governed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.
The Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste will be implemented through five UN agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO) with a focus on addressing intimate partner violence and domestic violence. In addition to the five agencies above, the Programme will involve collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, the Human Rights Advisor’s Unit, and the World Health Organization.
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, aligned to the Timor-Leste "National Action Plan on Gender based Violence (2017-2021)" 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 to implement intervention on the following six outcomes areas:
The Programme is grounded on the core principle of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first. The interventions have been designed to target women and girls most marginalized (rural, poor, with disabilities), at higher risk of intimate partner violence and groups that face multiple or intersecting forms of discrimination.
To ensure effective and meaningful impact of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste, the Programme will focus on a comprehensive set of actions at the national level, alongside community-based interventions in 3 municipalities (of the country’s 13 municipalities). Based on a preliminary analysis of needs, gaps and opportunities, from a thematic and geographic lens and consultations with various stakeholders, the Programme will focus its community-level efforts in Ermera, Viqueque, and Bobonaro municipalities.
For the support to the National Parliament, UNDP is hiring a Legal Adviser to the Standing Committees that will provide technical support to Parliament Committee (F) for Health, Social Security and Gender Equality, the Grupo de Mulheres Parlamentares de Timor-Leste (GMPTL – Women Caucus) and the National Parliament Gender Center. In addition, his/her role will also include to provide all necessary professional advice to Committee F and individual members of Parliament in all its portfolio. Where appropriate, the legal adviser will also assure the upgrading of the skills of the Secretariat staff assigned to the committees to prepare them to assume full responsibility for functions.
The Legal Adviser will be in the Parliamentary Gender Centre throughout the assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy service relates is to provide technical support to Parliament Committee (F) for Health, Social Security and Gender Equality, the Grupo de Mulheres Parlamentares de Timor-Leste (GMPTL – Women Caucus) and the National Parliament Gender Center and to provide all necessary professional advice to Committee F and individual members of Parliament in all its portfolio.
Incorporating the preliminary and final findings of the Participatory Action Research as well as the conclusions of the Gender Justice research:
The international consultant specific responsibility will include:
 The Participatory Action Research led by UNWomen in collaboration with rights holders, especially civil society groups representing women survivors or at risk of intimate partner violence and marginalized groups (women with disabilities, young women, women in rural areas), will analyze the existing legal gaps on Domestic Violence in Timorese legislation. This research aims to increase understanding of the protection and gaps in the Penal Code, LADV, NAP GBV and related legislation (including in the context of alternative dispute resolution and customary justice practices), and in regards to alignment with TL's commitments to CEDAW and the SDGs.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants are mandatory to apply online through: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=95772. Supporting documents/filled templates to be submit along with the applications are following, and those templates can be download from: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=73615
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