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International Consultant on Piloting of protocol and mechanisms for ending Sexual Harassment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||09-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months (up to 20 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months (up to 20 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.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative (SI), a multi-year programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices (HP). The SI aims to support transformative change on the ground to end VAWG, in numerous countries globally, including the Kyrgyz Republic. The initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.
The SI in the Kyrgyz Republic will apply a comprehensive set of approaches based on social innovation, Human Rights based approach (HRBA), multi-sectoral inclusive response and survivor-centered principles to the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of interventions across the SI’s six Outcome Areas:
Particular emphasis will be placed on integrating the voices and experiences and solutions of women and girls who face multiple forms of discrimination, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB). The SI in the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to reflect on current or common place models of ‘conducting business’ in order to propose innovative alternatives aligned with commitments to gender transformative and community-led approaches guided by adaptive leadership and a joint-One UN systems management approach.
Under the Pillar 2, the SI Programme aims to shift institutional practices and social norms to be more gender-equitable in order to support greater implementation of existing legislation responding to and preventing VAWG. The objective is to support the national and sub-national government institutions and systems to better plan, fund and delivery multi-sectorial programmes that prevent and respond to VAWG and HPs especially for those groups of women who face intersecting and multiple forms of violence and discrimination.
Sexual harassment and gender biases within institutions are globally known barriers for institutions to successfully prevent and respond to GSBV and VAWG. Without shifting the harmful norms, behaviors and attitudes within the institutions set to implement EVAWG and safeguard women’s right, the national legislation does not suffice to prevent and protect women and girls from violence. SI aims to address these by, inter alia, supporting institutions to develop policies and mechanisms to address sexual harassment as aligned with international best practices.
In its commitments under the SI pillar 2, UN Women plans to support the development and testing of a protocol and mechanisms of dealing with sexual harassment in selected central and local level institutions through co-creation process with service providers. It aims at providing effective mechanisms on how to prevent and to protect against sexual harassment in all spheres of society but particularly at public institutions.
UN Women plans to support the national efforts to end sexual harassment through piloting of a protocol and mechanisms of dealing with sexual harassment in selected central and local level institutions. Through co-creation process with government stakeholders and service providers, UN Women aims to test and identify effective protocol and mechanism that sets transformative approach to ending harassment and provides a practical framework to respond to situations of harassment in public institutions.
The objective of this assignment is to contract an international consultant to co-create protocol and elaborate mechanisms of dealing with sexual harassment in selected central level institutions in close collaboration. The consultant will be co-designing and facilitating the development of the pilot protocol and mechanisms of dealing with sexual harassment in joint process with the government stakeholders and civil society.
The assignment will particularly focus on dealing with and ending of sexual harassment in targeted public institutions while ensuring a whole society approach, that the protocol is adaptable both at national and sub-national level. It is to be ensured that the assignment is aligned with the existing national legislation and relevant protocols and mechanisms, particularly, to the process of introducing a law on sexual harassment that is currently under parliament review.
This assignment will be undertaken under the Pillar 2 of the SI programme, contributing to the fulfillment of the following SI results:
Outcome 2: National and sub-national system and institutions enabled to plan, fund and deliver multi-sectoral programmes that prevent and respond to VAWG and harmful practice, including through the implementation of the SDGs.
Output 2.1 Key officials at national and/or sub-national levels in all relevant institutions are better able to develop and deliver evidence-based programmes that prevent and respond to VAWG, including DV/IPV, especially for those groups of women and girls facing intersecting and multiple forms of discrimination, including in other sectors.
Indicator 2.1.1. Number of institutions that develop strategies, plans and/or programmes to prevent and respond to VAWG, including DP/IVP including women and girls intersecting and multiple forms of discrimination.
Duties and Responsibilities
The international consultant is expected to undertake the following activities:
Preparatory phase (5 days)
Implementation phase (10 Days)
Review phase (5 days)
Duration of the assignment
Timeframe – starting from May 2021 to July 2021. All the deliverables have to be reviewed and approved by the UN Women Spotlight Initiative Programme Coordinator.
The implementation phase of the assignment will be in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (subject to COVID-19 imposed restrictions), with possible trips to the regions of the country, and preparatory and review phase is home-based.
The assignment deliverables shall be:
All the documents, including drafts, consultation materials, presentations and reports should be submitted in English language.
The payments will be made in USD in three instalments per reported number of fee days based on submitted and approved timesheet, and after all the deliverables are submitted, accepted and approved.
UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan will provide the contractor with a computer, transportation in UN vehicles or hired vehicles during missions, and necessary information and materials for the fulfilment of tasks, and provide office space in UN Women’s office, as required.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: ability to take up this assignment within the timelines mentioned above, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
Application and Selection Process
Applications should include the following documentation package:
Financial proposal format:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period. The financial proposal should be provided in USD. If the proposal is provided in any other currency, it would be converted as per UN exchange rate on the date of post closure.
Evaluation of applicants
The evaluation starts with shortlisting of potential candidates and received applications against the mandatory requirements. Only full applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the present ToR in order to determine whether they are compliant/ non-compliant.
2nd stage: Technical Evaluation/ Desk review.
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
3rd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)
p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
µ - price of the lowest priced proposal;
z - price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.