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Re-Advertised - Gender and Agriculture Policy Expert - Lebanese Nationality ONLY
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Beirut, LEBANON|
|Application Deadline :||12-May-21 (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 :||87 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 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 in Lebanon 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.
Today, Lebanon is facing the long-term structural challenges as well as the profound effects that the subsequent crises are having on its economy (the Syrian crisis since 2011 and more recently the monetary and economic crisis), and there is ongoing need to support job creation and inclusive economic growth especially for the most vulnerable in the most disadvantaged areas. These adverse conditions coupled with the recent financial crisis and the rising unemployment make supporting job creation and economic opportunities a top priority. In particular, women face disproportionately high levels of unemployment and vulnerability. Without serious efforts to support the economic empowerment of women, high levels of unemployment and poverty are likely to persist and even worsen, thus further reducing the resilience of communities and their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses caused by local and regional crises.
Under Lebanon Recovery Fund, UN Women is supporting a joint UN program in Lebanon, namely Productive Sectors Development Program (PSDP). The purpose of the joint program is to support gender-responsive job creation and economic opportunities in the agriculture and agro-food sectors, prioritizing women, and female youth in disadvantaged areas. Considering the wide array of challenges that particularly women and girls are facing in the agriculture and agro-food sectors–ranging from a poor policy environment to high cost of doing business and shortage of skills– a comprehensive approach is needed in order to tackle those challenges and create an enabling environment for inclusive and sustainable job creation. In the PSDP, UN Women is one of six participating UN agencies responsible for a set of activities/outcomes as part of the overall program.
Objective of the Assignment:
At the Macro level of the PSDP, UN Women will conduct a thorough gendered examination of relevant legislative and policy frameworks encompassing women`s equitable and safe economic participation in identified value chains across the agriculture and agro-food sectors, including informal work; and will focus on unpaid care work, including reforms for gender-equitable care leave, flexible hours for work-life balance, maternity and paternity leave, sexual harassment in the workplace, recruitment and hiring, pay scale, and care insurance for self-employed women. The culmination of this analysis will be a series of advocacy and lobbying initiatives with key stakeholders, aimed at driving through the corresponding legislative and policy reforms.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women is seeking a consultancy to undertake the policy review component. The purpose of this review is to determine the set of national policies being implemented at different micro and meso levels of the agricultural and agro-food sectors, to identify policy reforms that would enable the labor markets to be more gender equitable and inclusive. It is expected that the following parameters be examined:
These parameters will be examined through the following recommended but not mutually exclusive methodology:
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Gender Equality Advisor to deliver a program Gender Equality Strategy.
Required Skills and Experience
Consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
Criteria 1 :Education: (10 points)
Criteria 2 :Experience in Economic growth and gender equality in the region, and in Lebanon (20 points)
Criteria 3 : Experience in conducting research and analysis of public policy issues (40 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested individuals 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.