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Development of minimum standards for service provision for survivors of gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina aligned with international standards
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with travel to various locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Mar-18 (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 :||10 April 2018 - 31 May 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 15 working days|
In April 2016 UN Women has officially launched a three-year programme “Standards and Engagement for Ending Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina” that is financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The programme aims to strengthen the institutional and social response mechanisms to violence against women and domestic violence in BiH by contributing to the implementation of the Istanbul Convention.
The programme builds on the work done in the past years in partnership with the Gender Mechanisms, relevant institutions and CSOs at the legal, policy and strategic level as well as the support provided to improve services for survivors and to prevent violence against women and girls, with a strong focus on engaging men and boys.
The current programme has two main components that are focusing on protection of survivors and prevention of violence against women and domestic violence. Under the first component, the program aims to enhance availability, access and quality of services utilizing a multi-sectorial approach to address violence against women and domestic violence in BiH. This will be realised by providing support to service providers in line with the requirements of the Istanbul Convention, with a strong focus on capacity development of relevant service providers in selected communities.
Under the second component, there will be a strong focus on working with women, men and youth to address and understand gender roles through awareness campaigning and educational activities. In addition, key media actors and outlets will be engaged in advocacy, research and capacity building towards improving gender sensitive reporting and preventing violence against women and girls.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY
With this consultancy UN Women seeks to support the efforts of the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the establishment of minimum standards for service provision to survivors of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Agency for Gender Equality is currently leading the process of analysis of the harmonization of legislation and practices in service provision with the provisions of Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) and UN Essential Service Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. The areas analysed are legal framework, data management, social protection, health and specialized services provided by women NGOs. Additional analysis of policing sector will be conducted and commissioned by UN Women. Analyses is being developed by local experts and consultants.
This consultancy has two main objectives: a) to review the information collected by the local consultants against international standards outlined in Istanbul Convention and UN Essential Service Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence and taking into consideration the local context propose minimum standards for service provision in the areas of health, social protection (including existing specialized services) and justice and policing (focusing on police and free legal aid); b) to review the information collected by the local consultants, review them against international standards outlined in Istanbul Convention and UN Essential Service Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence and taking into consideration the local context, propose minimum standards for setting up missing specialized services for women victims of gender based violence.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected consultant shall be responsible for the following deliverables:
ACTIVITIES AND TIMEFRAME
The Consultant will be expected to complete the indicative list of tasks within the indicative timeframe. Final list will be agreed between UN Women and the consultant at the beginning of the consultancy. The consultant is expected to do most of the work homebased. Consultant is expected to travel to BiH to conduct key meetings and validation workshop towards the end of the consultancy.
Tasks / Days / Delivery date by:
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Program Specialist and the direct supervision of the EVAW Project Manager, the Consultant will develop and deliver the above listed outputs in accordance with the above outlined timeframe. All the outputs should be provided in English in accordance with the above table.
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
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Please note: Both documents have to be uploaded in 1 file.
EVALUATION OF OFFERS
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of applicant qualifications and a financial proposal. The contract will be awarded, based on the desk review, to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered as qualified and evaluated further. Only top 3 candidates (with highest number of points in the technical evaluation- documents based) will be interviewed. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest price proposal among those top 3 qualified candidates. All other price proposals will receive points in reverse order.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 20
S - score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F - financial offer under the consideration.
Please note that travel costs and accommodation cost should be covered by the consultant and included in the financial offer.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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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.