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Gender and Election Specialist - For Lebanese ONLY
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||35 days within 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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 its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system 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.
Despite women in Lebanon gaining the right to vote in 1952, and despite a vibrant feminist movement, women remain grossly under-represented in public and political life. Out of 76 Lebanese governments formed since 1943, only 13 have included women. Despite the fact that women currently represent 30% of the caretaker cabinet, Lebanon still ranks 149th out of 153 countries in the 2020 World Economic Forum Gender Gap in the female political representation index. Despite a record number of women candidates prior to the 2018 parliamentary elections, only 6 women candidates made it into parliament, which represents 4.6 percent of the 128 elected Members of Parliament. Women are also underrepresented at the local governance, where women make up 5.4 percent of Lebanon’s municipal councilors and 1.9 percent of mukhtar’s.
While the Electoral Law has been an area of debate in the country, substantial work can be undertaken to improve women’s representation at the political level by alternatively working on empowering, lobbying, advocating for, and technically supporting women to improve their chances of being elected.
As such, UN Women is working to support women’s participation and representation in the 2022 parliamentary elections, with the aim of having more women run, vote, and represented as Members of Parliament.
To accomplish the above, UN Women is looking to contract a Gender & Elections Expert, with strong experience and understanding in Lebanese Electoral challenges and Women’s Political Participation, to conduct mapping and analysis of stakeholders, parties and processes, identify potential candidates and aspirants, and develop a tailored package of technical support to be provided to identified women candidates.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective is to provide
Responsibilities and Tasks:
The main objectives to be completed within this consultancy are five-fold, as follows:
Required Skills and Experience
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation (70%) split such as:
Financial Evaluation (30%): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be submitted together, incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.