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International Consultant on Governance, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 June 2021 – 31 October 2021|
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 between women and men 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, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Based on UN legislative mandates and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.
Building on twenty years of experience in the area of governance and women, peace and security (WPS), including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice, the UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Office supports the development of new projects and the implementation of existing programmes at the country level in the region. Likewise, the Regional Office provides support to governments in the region to adopt and champion gender sensitive laws and policies, especially in the areas of peace and security. The UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Office also implements regional programmes in thematic areas such as preventing violent extremism, enhancing the role of women in law enforcement, and increasing women’s access to justice.
In this context, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific seeks to hire a consultant to provide support in the area of Governance, Peace and Security and development of new areas on Governance, Peace and Security in the Asia and Pacific Region.
Duties and Responsibilities
II. Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
III. Expected Deliverables
Expected deliverables and target date
*Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables and approval of the Programme Specialist, Governance, Peace and Security.
Knowledge and experience:
Required Skills and Experience
V. Required qualifications
VI. Contract period and work location
The consultant will be home-based. For travel on mission, if required and agreed, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.
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 individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.
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.