Logistics and Programmatic support consultant (Turkish Nationals Only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Ankara, TURKEY
Application Deadline :07-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Aug-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :15 August 2018 to 28 February 2019 Approx. 10 days/month

Background

“Implementing norms, changing minds” is a UN Women programme, funded by the European Union, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in Turkey and six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo* and Serbia), anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards.

The three year programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services.

In Turkey, the programme supports civil society organizations (CSOs), including those working with and representing refugees, around three main themes, namely, fostering an enabling legislative and policy environment; promoting favorable social norms and attitudes; and, strengthening the voice and agency of women and girls. More specifically, the programme supports CSOs in Turkey to strengthen their capacity and leadership for change, on advocacy, monitoring & reporting of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention and CEDAW, challenging norms and exclusionary practices by implementing innovative new approaches to behavioral change, and building the capacity of service providers to increasing women subject to violence to survivor-centered quality essential services. A variety of activities are planned for the realization of the above-mentioned results, including, among other things: establishing and supporting networking platforms, capacity development, technical assistance, promoting innovation and experimentation in advocacy.

Within this context, UN Women will recruit a consultant to provide support in financial monitoring of the activities and in administrative tasks under the programme. The consultant will work under the supervision of the EVAW Programme Specialist/Regional Programme Manager, and in close cooperation with the programme team.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the EVAW Programme Specialist/Regional Programme Manager, the Administration Support Consultant is responsible for providing administrative support to help ensure smooth operation and effective and efficient implementation of programme activities contributing to the expected outcomes of the programme partnerships with civil society organizations, and for provision of specific deliverables: 

  • Providing support to procurement processes and programmatic issues such as: supporting preparation of documentation for selecting vendors; collecting offers and supporting offers evaluations; supporting in document review for partners financial reports; preparation for the selection of implementing partners and contractors; assisting in preparation for contracting procedures; collecting relevant information from suppliers and contractors for vendor registration
  • Providing logistical support in the organization of events, workshops and trainings; organizing travel and identifying best value transportation routes; collecting offers from travel companies and hotels; supporting preparation of travel documents
  • Providing guidance to implementing partners to ensure full compliance with operational UN Women rules and regulations in terms of procurement and human resources
  • Manage logistics related to staff travel, such as travel authorizations, travel claims and visas


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Good organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings;
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported;
  • Ability to work in an independent manner and organize the workflow efficiently;
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems;
  • Strong IT skills.


Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in economics, business, public policy, management or a related field. Master or equivalent would be considered as an advantage;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in administration, preferably in international/multilateral development context;
  • Experience in supporting complex projects/processes that included extensive communication, coordination and facilitation;
  • Experience in organizing events and trainings;
  • The following specific experiences will be considered as an asset: experience working in the UN system or other international organizations; experience in projects in the field of women’s empowerment.

 

Language:

Fluency in English and Turkish (written and oral).

 

Application procedure:

 

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

  • Cover letter to include a brief overview in English (unedited text) about which of your previous experiences makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position.
  • P11 with past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted.
  • Financial Proposal (Specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference taking in consideration estimated number of working days per month). The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum on a monthly basis.


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.


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