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National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security (Philippines National Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 10h 37m|
|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 :||30 September 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 September 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.
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.
As part of these efforts, UN Women Philippines will be supporting a multi-year regional programme on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in ASEAN. The programme aims to ensure that ASEAN will advance the WPS agenda in the region, amplifying the comparative strengths of WPS policy and programming among member states, and advocating with ASEAN Member States to share responsibility and accountability for reaching common WPS objectives. As part of the 6-month inception phase in early 2021, key national stakeholders will be consulted to support increased knowledge and capacity on WPS among ASEAN Member States. As the first country in ASEAN to have adopted a National Action Plan on WPS in 2011, the Philippines has been a champion of the WPS agenda in the region and is well placed to support regional WPS priorities. Building on UN Women Philippines’ existing partnerships, as well as ongoing programmatic and policy actions in the areas of WPS and Humanitarian Action, a series of consultations will be convened to support the inception phase of this programme in identifying strategic entry points and detailed work plan in the first year of the country level implementation in response to the country demands as well as line with the objectives of the regional ASEAN-WPS programme funded by Canada.
To advance these objectives, UN Women Philippines seeks to hire a consultant to provide technical support and coordination for the national stakeholder consultations and develop work plans identifying clear entry points and strategic areas of work the ASEAN-WPS programme, in collaboration with the programme team in the Philippines, as to consolidating and leveraging UN Women’s current efforts under the WPS and humanitarian action portfolio. In close consultation with the Programme Management Team of the ASEAN-WPS programme and the programme team, the consultant will identify linkages across all the current projects especially peace-humanitarian nexus in the context of the Philippines.
Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Gender and Governance Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Expected deliverables and target date:
*Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables and approval.
Knowledge and experience:
Required Skills and Experience
Required qualifications and skills
Contract period and work location
The consultant will be based in Manila under a work-from-home modality subject to COVID-19 mobility restrictions. For travel on mission, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date. The consultant will have the possibility for remote work in consultation with the supervisor.
The evaluation methods include desk review and/or interview. Applications will be evaluated based on the combination of the weighted technical and financial scoring as follows:
Technical evaluation (70%)
Financial Proposal in PHP (30%)
Submission of application
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.
Please be noted that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so please combined all files into one. In case that is not possible, you can submit the application again with different attachments.
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.