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Local Expert to Elaborate Action Plan on Women Empowerment in Public Administration
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||05 March 2021 –20 April 2021 (estimated 30 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.
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 prosperity. 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. At the same time, the local context also presents several challenges to the goal of participation, empowerment and gender equality. Various research point at political, socio-economic and cultural factors, which limit women participation, such as: insufficient mechanisms and regulations to advance gender equality at the national and local level; insufficient promotion of women within/by political parties; narrow gender identities; lack of female leadership culture and support networks; power distance; lack of confidence and skills among women; etc. All these factors limit opportunities for building a critical mass of female cadre in national and local governance. Overall, the legal framework for women political involvement is not fully conducive and additional mechanisms and affirmative actions are needed for realization of women’s rights.
Developing specific mechanisms and actions has become an imperative in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemics, escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict into a full-fledged war and significant human losses predominantly among men. This situation clearly pointed to the need to have competent and skilled women at all levels of governance and the public administration, who can enter leadership roles in stable times, but also can undertake additional duties and roles in times of crisis. In addition, engaging women at all levels of decision-making becomes a priority for ensuring, among others, full and smooth operation of the administrative machinery.
To that end, UNDP Gender Equality in Public Administration of Armenia (GEPAA), with overall contributing goal to SDG 5 and SDG 16, adjusts its activities to the emerging needs. As per agreement with the RA Deputy Prime Minister’s office the project, among others, will support the RA government in the following activities: 1) changing public perception about the role of women in the public administration; 2) involving new qualified female cadre to all levels of public administration, with special focus on the decision-making positions; 3) retaining and promoting current female staff within the public sector.
The GEPAA project is currently seeking a qualified Expert to assist the RA Government in the above-mentioned areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work of the Expert under this task will encompass Elaboration of an Action Plan on Women involvement, retention and promotion within the public sector. To this end, the major activities will include 1) compile and review the recent researches undertaken by UNDP on gender dimension of public administration system and on public perception of women’s and men’s role in public sector in Armenia; 2) compile and analyze the relevant data; 3) identify the stakeholders to inform the Action Plan, including through joint discussions and co-design sessions; 4) development of communication (messaging, outreach) component of the Action Plan.
The Expert will work under the overall supervision of the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Programme Manager, direct supervision of the GEPAA Project Technical Task Leader, and in collaboration with the project team.
Specifically, the expert shall:
Payment will be made in one installment (lump-sum) upon final approval of the report by the UNDP Project team.
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 it).