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Women, Peace and Security international consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||05-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||06 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||06 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 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 of its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations systems efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. Over the past years, and in response to the need for increased accountability for implementation of gender equality commitments policies and financing decisions related to aid and domestic resources, UN Women played an active role with all its partners, to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed in strategies, programmes and action plans. Moreover, UN Women is leading the global efforts related to women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.
One of the key areas of work for UN Women country office for Jordan is supporting Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and other government stakeholders in the implementation of WPS agenda including the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP). First phase of the JONAP was endorsed by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet in December 2017 and formally launched it in a ceremony in March 2018 for 2018-2021. Significant and strategic results were achieved within the JONAP I and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) plans to continue its implementation through JONAP II for 2022-2025.
As part of supporting WPS holistic implementation in Jordan, UN Women intends to provide technical support and policy advise to the GoJ and JNCW to draft the JONAP II including costed M&E framework. The proposed four-year JONAP Phase II (2022-2025) will support and strengthen Jordanian government and stakeholders to implement the country’s WPS commitments and contribute to Jordan’s stability and security through the increased and meaningful participation of youth and women to maintain peace and security and address gender-specific needs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic including widely spread Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence. The JONAP II will be based on the key findings of the national consultations led by JNCW with support of UN Women. The objective of the national consultations is to reach Jordanian national consensus for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda for JONAP Phase II (2022-2025) through the participatory and inclusive processes, fully owned by the stakeholders at the national and local levels and led by the JNCW with the support from UN Women.
UN Women seeks to contract the WPS international consultant to draft the JONAP II framework including costed M&E plan with baseline and smart indictors based on the inputs and consultation reports provided by JNCW and UN Women. The WPS consultant will work closely with the JNCW team and UN Women staff in order to draft the JONAP II incorporating the findings of the consultations and feedback received from both agencies
Objective of the Assignment:
The main objective of this assignment is to provide technical support and policy advise to JNCW and other national stakeholders and support drafting the JONAP II including costed M&E with smart indicators and baseline based on the results of the national consultations conducted by JNCW.
The consultancy will include conducting the technical meetings and focus group discussions with the key national stakeholders, desk review of the reports of JONAP I, evaluation report and findings of the national consultations. It will also include conducting the M&E workshop to draft the indicators and validation meetings with the stakeholders and incorporating the findings into the final outcome document.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of UN Women’s Country Representative, and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
Develop and submit a final comprehensive JONAP II framework with costed M&E including baseline and indicators based on the feedback received from UN Women and JNCW (10 working days).
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in Law, political science, social sciences, international relations, gender issues, WPS or other development-related fields.
Good knowledge of specifics and trends on WPS implementation within the Arab region, and specifically in Jordan.