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Technical Consultant – Protection in Disaster Management
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||16-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 7h 53m|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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.
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 for women 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, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
As recognized by both global and ASEAN commitments, the impacts of disasters are not gender neutral, with women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups being among the most impacted. Over the past decade, Post-Disaster Needs Assessments from the region have shown that these impacts on women and girls are multi-dimensional, spanning impacts on livelihoods to education to health to unequal access to services and relief, calling for a multi-sectoral approach to systematically integrate such gender and protection considerations into disaster management. Furthermore, research led by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) with the IFRC has highlighted the urgency of acting to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in disasters, while research led by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has pointed to both existing efforts and key gaps in not only addressing women’s vulnerabilities, but also catalyzing their roles as agents of change in disaster management in the region.
The programme “Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN,” implemented by UN Women in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat aims to ensure that key relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies are supported with evidence based policy research and relevant technical capacity to integrate gender and protection framework to mitigate and prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). More specifically it aims to ensure that a protection (including SGBV and child protection), gender and inclusion lens is integrated in the design and implementation of the new ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025.
Under this programme, UN Women is providing technical support to the Technical Working Group on Protection, Gender, and Inclusion (TWG-PGI) in the development of an ASEAN Regional Framework and Guidance on Protection, Gender, and Inclusion in Disaster Management, which will aim to support achievement of the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025 and other regional commitments by:
Against this context, UN Women is seeking a consultant with technical expertise in protection in disaster management to support in development of protection-specific benchmarks and indicators for the framework, aligned with key international and regional commitments.
 ACDM and IFRC (2017). The Responsibility to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Disasters and Crises.
 AIHCR (2018). Women in Natural Disasters: Indicative Findings in Unraveling Gender in Institutional Responses.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Regional Humanitarian Advisor, and in close consultation with Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN project team, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
III. Expected Deliverables
Knowledge and experience:
Required Skills and Experience
Contract period and work location
The consultant will be home-based, with the ability to attend consultations and meetings in times compatible with working hours of ASEAN Member States, and the contract period will be for six months.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
VIII. 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.