Consultancy to develop a training module on violence against women migrant workers



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :20-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :7 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :7 months

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.


Background

Background

The UN Women Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men. The gender capacity-development programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of capacity-development strategies and techniques, the TC makes maximum use of on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and an active learning approach.

Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is part of the Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). Safe and Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women (in collaboration with UNODC) with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region.

In order to ensure sustainability of the programme knowledge products especially those developed under Objective 2 and 3 under the technical leadership of UN Women (with inputs from ILO and UNODC), the Regional Safe and Fair team is looking to utilise existing knowledge produced by the programme and adapt it into an online training course in order to ensure sustainable, continuous and broad outreach to a wider global audience. This initiative will support raising awareness of the general public on the multiple intersections of discrimination and violence experienced by women migrant workers, based on race, ethnicity, nationality, age, migration status or other sex- or gender-associated characteristics and what is needed to prevent and address it.

 

Objectives

The services of a home-based consultant are sought to develop the content for an online training module on violence against women migrant workers to be offered to all interested. The online module is expected to build understanding of the intersectionality of violence against women migrant workers, focusing on the specific needs of women migrant workers, the risks they face during their migration journey, and to understand key elements in providing essential services to them, based on good practices. The online training is targeting relevant government officials, CSOs, NGOs and women’s networks’ representatives, service providers and other key stakeholders.

The developed course will contribute to the following results area in the SAF programme documents and support institutionalizing the knowledge developed under Objective 2

  • Output 2.4: Capacity of front-line services providers (health, social and criminal justice) to respond to the needs of women migrants experiencing violence and trafficking is enhanced; and
  • Indicator 2.4.2: Number of front-line service providers trained to handle women’s protection/trafficking issues in a coordinated manner.

Methodology

The consultant is expected to map existing publications and training tools on violence against women migrant workers and develop the script on the mapped content, including materials already developed by Safe and Fair, UN Women, ILO and other relevant UN agencies. The draft content and final version will be subject to peer review from UN Women and ILO Regional Offices, UNODC and UN Women Training Center. Moreover, the consultant will be required, if and when necessary, to integrate the above with additional resources stemming from other credited sources, with particular regards to  global and regional case studies and best practices.

In line with the UN’s overall gender mainstreaming strategy, the consultant is expected to integrate a gender-sensitive, survivor centred and multi-sectoral approach in all learning elements (including inclusive language considerations) and apply gender analysis and mainstreaming concepts whenever feasible.

Technical guidance will be provided by the Safe and Fair programme team, the UN Women Training Centre and the Ending Violence against Women Unit of UN Women ROAP (as deemed relevant) through regular communication by distance (via email, videoconference, phone, etc.). No working space shall be provided to the consultant. Travel is not required for this consultancy.

For the successful delivery of this consultancy, it is expected that all sources are correctly cited according to the international academic standards for no copyrights to be breached. 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Specific tasks

The consultant is expected to:

  • Map existing documents, research and training tools linking violence against women, labour migration and trafficking, including global best practices and resources to be included in the training module
  • Adapt existing training materials to  a self-paced online course in a script format and complement it with case studies and additional content, so to:

a) Develop a module on Violence against women migrant workers, including 1) an introductory section on the linkages between violence against women migrant workers, trafficking and labour migration, 2) the specific barriers in the access to services experienced by women migrant workers and 3) a section on the coordinated essential services needed to be in place to adequately respond to violence against women migrant workers.

b) Develop a module on quality service provision to women migrant workers survivors of violence and appropriate case management, including through technology based remote service provision (hotlines, chatbots).

  • Develop a reference guide to be included in the training module

The content should be linked to and based on existing materials/trainings on the Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence and 16 Essentials for Quality Multisectoral Service Provision to Women Migrant Workers Subject to Violence

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the EVAW programme specialist- Safe and Fair at the UN Women regional office for Asia and Pacific, the consultant will be responsible for the delivery of the following products:

Output

Activity and deliverable

Timeframe

Developing content for Module on Violence against Women Migrant Workers
 

Annotated outline of the online module and mapping of existing resources

Deliverable 1. Agreed and finalized course outline and mapping

15 April 2021

2 weeks

Approx. 2 weeks from signing contract.

Draft scripts of the online modules

Deliverable 2. Agreed draft script of the training modules to be shared with reviewers

14 May 2021

4 weeks

Approx. 4 weeks from delivering the final outline (including inputs & comments to it)

Final script of the online module

Deliverable 3. Agreed and finalized script of the training modules, feedback from the reviewers integrated and finalized resources, links, pictures, infographics

15 June 2021

Approx. 2 weeks from receiving the feedback (peer review is usually from a 1 to 2 weeks process)

 

Support packaging process, including validation of resources, links, pictures, infographics, and content

Deliverable 4. Documentation of the inputs provided

 

15 October 2021

2 weeks

Approx. over a 3–4-month period after final script is completed and the contract of the online packaging company is signed


Competencies

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate the values of United Nations and UN Women, act without consideration of personal gain, resist undue political pressure in decision-making, no abuse of power or authority, stand by decisions in the organization’s interest, and take action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.

Professionalism:

  • Show pride in work and achievements, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results, motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show persistence when faced with challenges, and remain calm in stressful situations.

Respect for Diversity:

  • Work effectively with people from all backgrounds, treat all people with dignity and respect, treat men and women equally, show respect for and understand diverse opinions by examining own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses, and do not discriminate against any individual or group.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Building support and political acumen.

Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:

  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation.

Working in Teams:

  • Building and promoting effective teams.

Communicating Information and Ideas:

  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:

  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization.

Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:

  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards.

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:

  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent level of conceptual and analytical capacity.
  • Excellent writing and communications abilities.
  • Demonstrates use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements.
  • Able to work virtually, using communication technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven skills in desktop computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.


Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Social Science, Gender Studies, Research or other related fields

Experience

  • At least 10 years working experience in the field of EVAW and/or labour migration
  • Previous experience as a trainer on issues related to violence against women.
  • Previous experience in developing content for online trainings and familiarity with ICT-based learning platforms will be an asset.
  • Working experience on violence against women migrant workers will be an asset
  • Working experience on violence against women migrant workers in the ASEAN region will be an asset.
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations or similar organizations in this or a related field will be an asset

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required

 

Duration of Assignment and Duty Station

The time required for the consultancy is from 1st April 2021 to 30th October 2021. The consultancy will be home-based without travels.

 

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application 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 individuals is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

            Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

     A) Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Social Science, Gender Studies, Research or other related fields

     20%

     B) Substantive experience and skills

  • At least 10 years working experience in the field of EVAW and/or labour migration.
  • Previous experience as a trainer on issues related to violence against women migrant workers.
  • Previous experience in developing content for online trainings and familiarity with ICT-based learning platforms will be an asset.
  • Working experience on violence against women migrant workers will be an asset
  • Working experience on violence against women in the ASEAN region will be an asset.
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations or similar organizations in this or a related field will be an asset

     70%

     C) Reporting writing, editing and language skills

  • Fluency in English is required

     10%

Total Obtainable Score

     100%

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the financial component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee for each deliverable and travel related cost (i.e. round-trip airfare from consultant original country to the field locations, and visa fees).

 

Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org  with -cc to voranun.tarachatr@unwomen.org with the email subject “Consultancy to develop a training module on violence against women migrant workers” no later than 20  March 2021, midnight New York Time.

Submission package includes:

  • Curriculum vitae

**Please note, you can only submit 1 file in the UNDP application system. If you submit your application through the UNDP application system, please create one file with all the required documents. Applicants with incomplete submission will not be considered.**

 



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