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National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 10h 51m|
|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 :||15 March–15 Aug 2021 (up to maximum of 100 consultancy 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.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. For UNDP, creating equal opportunities for women and men is critical for equitable, sustainable development and poverty reduction. Hence, gender equality is in core of the UNDP mandate globally and nationally.
UNDP Armenia, within the past decade, has continuously implemented projects on women empowerment, gender equality and youth leadership in Armenia.
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.
“Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” Project (hereafter Project) is an initiative of UN Women, supported by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation and Austrian Development Agency in three countries of South Caucasus. The purpose of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making.
The Armenian segment of the project is implemented by UNDP Armenia in partnership with RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure (RA MTAI), the Ministry of Labor and Social affairs and in close collaboration UN Women Country Office in Georgia.
Partnerships and synergies are ensured with regional, local governments, private companies, civil society organizations, other women empowerment projects in the country and region.
The joint project work in the following directions:
Throughout implementation of its projects, the partners combine conventional and innovative approaches, allowing room for experimentation and testing of new solutions with application of design thinking and user-centric approaches.
In 2020 UNDP undertook Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MLSA) of the Republic of Armenia (RA). Stemming from it, in 2021 UNDP will be supporting the Ministry with the implementation of the PGA recommendations. In parallel effort, UNDP currently introduces Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) at the Ministry, provides technical assistance in institutionalizing and further builds their in-house capacity for mainstreaming gender in all relevant policies and programmes, administrative systems and processes/procedures, including those related to GIA and internal complaint mechanism against gender-based discrimination.
Duties and Responsibilities
In relation to the above, UNDP currently intends to hire a National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming to support the Ministry in implementation of the abovementioned work and perform relevant duties and responsibilities. The consultant will be stationed at the Ministry
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
Payments will be conducted monthly based on the actual number of days worked per month and submission of a respective report on completed works/outputs at the end of each month. In average, the work will imply up to 20 working days per month.
Required Skills and Experience
CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents that should be included in the application in one single PDF file and upload)