National Consultant on Technical Support in Implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration



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Lieu : Kyiv OR Remote, UKRAINE
Date limite de candidature :01-Jul-22 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :National Consultant
Langues requises :
Anglais  
Date de commencement :
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
01-Jul-2022
Durée du contrat initial243 days (within period of 1 July 2022 to 16 June 2023)

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Historique

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.

One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. UN Women supported Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine with development of the second National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2021-2025 (NAP 1325), which was adopted in October 2020, and committed to provide technical support with development of tools and capacity of the staff of the Ministry and selected Regional Administrations in monitoring of its implementation.

To support the consolidated efforts of the Parliament, Government, women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) to meet the state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and SDGs, through governance reforms and peace and security processes, UN Women launched the project “Building democratic, peaceful and gender equal society in Ukraine – Phase II”, funded by Norway. The project’s goal is for women to meaningfully participate in and equally benefit from peace and security processes at all levels in Ukraine. This will be achieved via supporting meaningful participation of women and their organizations in conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery and by supporting government at all levels in implementing and monitoring WPS commitments in sustainable and inclusive ways.

In 2021, Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (DPM) presented 5 Flagship Initiatives 1325 representing the key goals, which Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (DPMO) commits to achieve by 2025. Notably:

  • Initiative 1: equal access for women and men to educational institutions of the security and defense sector at all levels and inclusion of a gender component in the educational process);
  • Initiative 2:  proper infrastructure and equipment for women in the security and defense sector;
  • Initiative 3: equal participation of women and men of the security and defense sector in steering committees at the enterprises of the security and defence sector;
  • Initiative 4: further training and enhancements in proficiency of security and defence sector personnel;
  • Initiative 5: development of skills in different groups of the population to detect, prevent, and responds to security challenges.  

 Along with the Flagship Initiatives, DMPO is the central government body responsible for coordination of gender policy at the national level, including the Women Peace and Security agenda. The Russian full scale  invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 raised new challenges and needs in protecting women’s and girls’ rights and ensuring their equal and meaningful participation in peace processes.  To support the DPMO efforts to meet its UNSCR 1325 commitments, UN Women project “Building democratic, peaceful and gender equal society in Ukraine – Phase II”, funded by the Government of Norway, will provide technical and expert assistance via the work of the National Consultant on implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda and the Flagship Initiatives in particular.  


Devoirs et responsabilités

The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Project manager and Programme Analyst, and the supervision by designated official from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

The National Consultant will be responsible for implementing of a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • In consultations with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and UN Women develop work plan for the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, and a timeline of deliverables (by 15 July 2022);
  • Provide expert advice on gender mainstreaming and integration of Flagship Initiatives to the NAP 1325 during its revision (by 31 August 2021);
  • Provide technical and expert support to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda;
  • Provide technical and expert support to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration on implementation of DPMO Flagship Initiatives 1325;
  • Provide gender analysis and elaborate gender-responsive propositions to the new draft and current legal and normative acts developed by the DPMO in support of implementation of the WPS agenda and DPMO Flagship initiatives;
  • Facilitate dialogue with representatives of the civil society organizations, representatives of security and defence sector and international organizations to support of implementation of the WPS agenda and DPMO Flagship initiatives;
  • Provide expert support with organizing and conducting capacity building initiatives with national and civil society partners on activities and initiatives related to the WPS agenda implementation;
  • Take part in working groups, meetings and learning sessions on Women, Peace and Security, including those organized by UN Women;
  • Provide technical and expert support to the work of the Sectorial Working Group “Gender Equality” within the Donor Coordination Architecture, co-lead by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, to strengthen synergy among the Government and the development partners.

Assignment /Deliverables

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Deliverables

Number of working days

Deadlines

1

Detailed work plan about planned activities and expected results during the duration of the contract submitted.

7 days

By July 11, 2022

2

Results-based progress report on the inputs to the revised NAP 1325 prepared and provided by the NC at the DPMO submitted.

37 days

By August 31, 2022

3.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

25 days

By October 5, 2022

4.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

22 days

By November 5, 20212

5.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

20 days

By December 5, 2022

6.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

20 days

By January 5, 2023

7.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

19 days

By February 5, 2023

8.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

20 days

By March 5, 2023

9.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

22 days

By April 5, 2023

10.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

21 days

By May 5, 2023

11.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results on the support to the DPMO on implementation of national and international commitments under the Women Peace and Security agenda and Flagship Initiatives 1325

21 days

By June 5, 2023

12.

Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted

 9 days

By June 16, 2023

*All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as analytical briefs, developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, handouts and lists of participants. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.

Inputs

  • UN Women, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration will provide the National Consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration will provide the National Consultant with access to internal institutional documents.
  • The National Consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer.

Performance evaluation:

  • Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager which will also be the basis for payment to the consultant.

Financial arrangements:  

  • Payment will be disbursed in twelve instalments upon receipt of the deliverables (as per above matrix) and their certification by UN Women that the services have been satisfactorily performed.


Compétences

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:

https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf


Qualifications et expériences requises

Qualifications Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) degree in development studies, social science, gender studies, law, public administration or similar.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven experience of conducting gender analysis, drafting policy and briefing documents on gender equality, women’s empowerment or women, peace and security issues, as well as provision of capacity building for government officials;
  • Proven knowledge of international humanitarian, human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and women, peace and security frameworks;
  • Understanding of national legislation and policy frameworks and governance systems, including Ukrainian legislative framework related to WPS agenda;
  • Experience with organizing and participating in high-level dialogues, consultations and workshops, including with Members of Parliament, Government, CSOs, etc.;
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and the United Nations would be considered an asset.

Languages skills:

  • Fluent Ukrainian and English

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable.
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Maximum obtainable points

Criterion A – Relevant education

Advanced (Masters) degree in development studies, social science, gender studies, law, public administration or similar

 

5

Criterion B – Language skills 

Ukrainian and English

5

Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all of the following criteria

25 including:

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;

4

Proven experience of conducting gender analysis, drafting policy and briefing documents on gender equality, women’s empowerment or women, peace and security issues, as well as provision of capacity building for government officials;

5

Proven knowledge of international humanitarian, human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and women, peace and security frameworks;

5

Understanding of national legislation and policy frameworks and governance systems, including Ukrainian legislative framework related to WPS agenda;

5

Experience with organizing and participating in high-level dialogues, consultations and workshops, including with Members of Parliament, Government, CSOs, etc.;

4

Previous professional experience with development agencies and the United Nations would be considered an asset.

2

Only those candidates who attained minimum 20 points for the above criteria will be invited for the written test

 

Maximum obtainable score for the written test (Only those applicants who score 70% for the written test will be called for an interview).

15

Maximum obtainable score for the interview

20

Total Obtainable Score

70

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be further considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the financial/price component is 30.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30 (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).

Application and submission package:

The candidate’s application should include:

  1. P11 with indication of relevant experience in line with the ToR requirements.  Completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-11) form can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc
  2. Financial proposal (sample is provided below): The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days, travel costs (daily subsistence allowance and other in-country travel costs) and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).

Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:59 1 July 2022 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: hr.ukraine@unwomen.org  with a subject “National Consultant on Technical Support in Implementation of the Women Peace and Security Agenda to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration”.

Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.

Sample of Financial Proposal

The format shown on the following table is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal

  • Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*

 

Deliverables

# of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Price, UAH

(Lump Sum, All Inclusive)

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Total

max. # of working days (100%)

UAH……

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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).



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