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National Consultant – Spotlight Initiative Project Support – EVAW Program
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dili with traveling to the Municipalities (Ermera, Bobonaro, Viqueque), Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National 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 :||21 July 2021 - 31 January 2022|
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.
To address the global challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have partnered on a new multi-year programme, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Timor-Leste. The programme is aligned to the Timor-Leste “National Action Plan on Gender-based violence (2017-2021) and National SDG Roadmap, particularly on SDGs 5 and 16. It will contribute to the National Strategic Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s Development Plan and reinforce Timor-Leste’s implementation of commitments under the Beijing Platform for Action, the Concluding Observations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, among other international obligations.
The program was globally launched in 2017 and began implementation in Timor-Leste in 2020. There are five UN agencies participating in the Timor-Leste Spotlight Initiative. There are the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) provides overall strategic oversight and coordination for the Spotlight Initiative within the UN, with UN Women acting as the Technical Lead.
Despite progress which has been made, violence against women and girls, and particularly intimate partner violence, remains widespread, with 38% to 59% of women in Timor-Leste between the ages of 15 to 19 experience violence in their lifetime.1 As stated at Timor-Leste’s Voluntary National Review on the SDGs in 2019 and the report for the Beijing Platform of Action +25, there is a need for a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).
The Spotlight Initiative will contribute to the elimination of domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) by responding to the needs of women and girls and addressing the underlying causes of violence against women and girls, using a multi-sectoral and intersectional approach across the ecological model. This will involve strengthening and widening partnerships and solidarity across civil society, government, media, private sector and development partners. The Initiative will empower individuals, equip institutions at national, sub-national and community levels with the policies, systems and mechanisms to prevent and respond to VAWG, and encourage the public to challenge harmful gender norms. Using innovative approaches, the SI will build a social movement of diverse advocates and agents of change for gender equality and social inclusion.
It is important to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principle of national ownership and the commitment to leave no one behind. These are both key goals of the Spotlight Initiative. Civil society networks and organizations have been accorded a unique role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Spotlight Initiative at country level and as such, are important partners in supporting the implementation of key strategies to prevent and respond to VAWG. Groups of focus for the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste are women and girls with disabilities, living in rural areas, in vulnerable employment, girls out of school or pregnant, girls married before the age of 18 and women and girls who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and under the supervision of the Programme Officer – Spotlight Initiative EVAW, the Project Support consultant will work with and provide support to UN Women Spotlight Initiative Team in the implementation of effective programming consistent with UN Women Rules and Regulations. The consultant will perform the following tasks:
All the deliverables, including events materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written in English language.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables-related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.
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Required Skills and Experience
The time required for the consultancy is about 6 months, the duty station is Dili, Timor-Leste with the possibility of travel in the three municipalities of focus for the Spotlight Initiative (Bobonaro, Ermera and Viqueque).
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Program Officer who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.
Payment upon submission and satisfactory deliverables of the analysis report submitted.
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:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Interested applicants are requested to submit documents listed below:
When applying; the CV/ P11 and proposed lump sum professional fee should be merged into one (1) single PDF document since the system will allow only to upload maximum one document. Therefore, please combine these forms and documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload them to the system.
Should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post, candidates should have the ability to quickly medical certification or any other requested document. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are responsible to make sure they have provided all the requested application materials before the deadline.
Deadline of submission: Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic application to
UNDP Job site not later than 9 July 2021, 5:00 pm Timor-Leste time.
Annex I: Financial Proposal
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
Breakdown of Cost by Components:
The above lump sum costs include all administration incl. communication costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation incl. travel related costs, and daily professional fee.