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International Consultant- Women Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Homebased, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||26-Nov-20 (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 :||30 working days over a period of four 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 Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), unanimously adopted in October 2000, stressed the importance of the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security. In the years since, eight additional resolutions on WPS have been adopted. This has created a robust framework for implementing the WPS agenda and has reinforced global commitments, treaties and conventions on women’s rights, including the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Bangladesh played a key role in inspiring UNSCR 1325 and continues to be a champion of the WPS agenda. To deliver these commitments at the national level, Bangladesh launched its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP WPS) in November 2019, to implement the resolutions and monitor the progress of the WPS agenda. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Bangladesh led the process of formulating and launching the NAP WPS, undertaken through an inclusive and participatory method, and will coordinate its implementation.
UN Women supported the formulation of Bangladesh’s NAP WPS and continues to provide technical support to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its implementation process, through its regional programme “Empowered Women, Peaceful Communities” to prevent violent extremism and advance the women, peace and security agenda. The NAP WPS is the key tool to transform UN Security Resolution 1325 and other women, peace and security commitments into practical action within and beyond the borders, and it must be implemented and monitored with an inter-ministerial effort through an effective coordination mechanism. The progress of the NAP will be analysed on an annual basis by the administrations concerned, under the direction of a Coordination Group for NAP WPS led by MOFA. In addition to governmental actors, multiple stakeholders play important roles in monitoring and evaluation, sharing their invaluable expertise and vision for a more peaceful and equal society. However, the current COVID19 pandemic poses major challenges in terms of implementing the NAP WPS at ground level.
Against this background, UN Women seeks to hire a consultant to support the establishment of the mechanism for effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the NAP WPS Bangladesh by working closely with the key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
To support the establishment of the mechanism for effective implementation, monitoring and reporting of the NAP WPS Bangladesh
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will:
1) Work closely with UN Women and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to support the implementation and gender-sensitive and result based monitoring and reporting of NAP WPS, including conducting the orientation workshop and follow-ups for Inter-ministerial Coordination Group which consists of 11 line ministries and divisions .
2) Review and refine the draft templates for planning, monitoring and reporting of NAP WPS by incorporating the feedback from MOFA/the Inter-ministerial Coordination Group
3) Support the development of a TOR for monitoring and reporting team within MOFA for the implementation of the NAP WPS in consultation with MOFA
4) Support the establishment of NAP WPS Consultative Platform (CSO representatives, academics and relevant resource persons) in consultation with MOFA and CSOs to effectively participate in the monitoring, reporting and evaluation process
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
The consultant will report to Programme Analyst, Women Peace and Security, with supervision from Programme Specialist, Women Peace and Security, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Duration and Work Location:
The consultant will be home-based and will worked 30 working days over a period of four months
Travel and DSA: NA
Payment Milestone Linked with deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in public policy, international development, international law or other social science field with a focus on gender and women’s rights.
Experience and skills
- At least 7 years of work experience supporting design and implementing initiatives related to Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security
- Proven experience supporting policy development and advocacy in the area of women peace and security.
- Proven experience in designing and facilitating consultation meetings with various stakeholders (governmental, non-governmental and donor community);
- Experience producing analytical reports, briefs and communication products and concept notes and briefs for resource mobilization.
- Previous experience with UN is an asset
• Excellent written and spoken English.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Criteria-02; Experience and skills on experience supporting design and implementing initiatives related to Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security, policy development and designing and facilitating consultation meetings with various stakeholders (governmental, non-governmental and donor community) -Max Point 30
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (70) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:?
Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
UN Personal History Form;
Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria