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Conducting of Facility Condition Assessment to AISHA Association for Woman and Child Protection in Gaza
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months (approximately 20 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 months (approximately 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.
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 center of all its efforts, 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.
UN Women plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Palestine Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely, to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realization of following strategic goals: Mainstreaming gender in governance, peace and security; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.
UN Women, as part of its’ global goals and commitments towards empowering women and enhancing gender equality and women’s access to justice is exerting efforts towards supporting the furthest left behind groups of women and girls’ victims and survivors of violence. This target group face intersectional and compounded forms of Gender-Based violence (GBV), including physical, legal, psychosocial, economic, and sexual violence, which increase their marginalization and vulnerability. Deeply rooted discriminatory social norms and stereotypes reinforce the marginalization of the excluded groups within their families and the society at large. These norms and stereotypes are also reflected and translated into discriminatory laws and policies that reinforce exclusion and discrimination against them, in addition to the complete lack of responsive services to meet their needs, and the existence of non-responsive services that have not been adapted to the needs of the most marginalized, excluded and furthest left behind groups of women and girls’ victims and survivors of violence.
Leaving no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It represents the unequivocal commitment of all UN Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind and undermine the potential of individuals and of humanity as a whole.
Under its work within SHAML Project - Enhancing the Protection and Reintegration of Furthest Left Behind Groups of Women and Girls, UN Women will capitalize on the ongoing efforts exerted by the different actors, notably the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) ,the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), and CSOs providing protection and re-integration services to the furthest left behind groups of women and girls victims and survivors of violence, to further strengthen stakeholders’ capacities to accelerate the realization and fulfillment of the rights of the furthest left behind groups of women and girls victims and survivors of violence. The project in its pilot phase focuses on three main groups, including: elderly women with disability, and girls’ victims and survivors of violence and in conflict with the law in the West Bank, and women and girls’ users of drugs in Gaza.
Within the protection and re-integration component of the project, SHAML will work towards expanding and improving the quality of existing services, including facilities, to ensure optimal use of resources and support the realization of the rights of the three identified groups in the project. In line with this, UN Women is planning to conduct a facility condition assessment (FCA) to AISHA Association for Women and Child Protection in Gaza, as one of the very few CSOs targeting this group of the furthest left behind groups of women and girls’ victims and survivors of violence, to assess the level of responsiveness, and quality of services provided to women and girls users of drugs. The findings of the assessment will guide the project and other related interventions aiming at enhancing the services to ensure inclusivity, safety of women and girls’ users of drugs, and confidentiality of cases.
Objective of the assignment:
While the assignment’s main objective focuses on supporting AISHA association to enhance protection and re-integration services to the furthest left behind groups of women and girls’ victims and survivors of violence, the assignment’s specific objective has two main folds:
More precisely, the assignment’s specific objective has two main folds:
1.To conduct facility condition assessment to the ASIHA’s facility, to guide the refurbishment and development work that the project plans to conduct, to adapt the services provided to the rights and needs of women and girls’ users of drugs.
Facility Condition Assessment is the process of developing a comprehensive picture of physical conditions and the functional performance of buildings and infrastructure; analyzing the results of data collection and observations; and reporting and presenting findings. Data collection and analyses inform and guide decision-making for accessibility and inclusiveness provisions, by identifying gaps and priorities.
2.Based on the findings of the Facility Condition Assessments, to identify 3-4 priority areas and gaps in the protection and re-integration services for the women and girls’ users of drugs.
The FCAs should be based on international human rights standards, particularly gender justice standards, and leave no one behind principle. It should learn from similar good examples of responsive facilities and services. We envisage this assessment to support AISHA association to pilot the work on the identified priority areas/ gaps in the protection and re-integration services, by refurbishing and adjusting existing facilities and services to meet the needs of this group, and supporting the development of related standards, guidelines, and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Special Representative in the State of Palestine, the direct supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist, and working in close cooperation and coordination with UN Women technical team, the selected consultant will undertake the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities:
1. Develop an inception report that includes the work plan, the methodological framework, including the tools that will be used to collect data, and the timeline for the deliverables, to be approved by UN Women, following the below tasks:
2. Data collection and analysis:
3. Development of a Facility Conditions Assessments Report:
The assessment reports should cover to the extent possible the below points:
4. Develop and identify 3-4 priority areas in the protection and re-integration services for the identified group and provide recommendations to address them along with recommended tools and methods.
5. Reporting on the assignment:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
Note: Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Please upload as one attachment of the documents as mentioned above online through this website.
Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certification (of good health) expression of Interest (EoI).
Evaluation of applicants
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above, and financial proposal. A contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points.
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)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Only long-listed candidates will be contacted.
Financial proposal. Shortlisted candidate will be requested to submit a financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee, proposed number of working days and any related expenses, i.e., travel and communications expenses.