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.

Since 2001, UN Women (UNIFEM) has been providing continues support to partners in Georgia to increase meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes. Under the current country program and in line with UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025, UN Women supports the Government of Georgia to develop and implement National Action Plans for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security #1325 (2000) et al. and to achieve targets of the nationalized SDG 5 and 16.

UN Women Georgia Country Office has been providing technical assistance to the government partners and civil society since 2010 in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. To further strengthen technical assistance for mainstreaming the gender issues in all spheres of public policy, as well as to fulfil Georgia’s international and national commitments in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), introduced the Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) methodology in Georgia in November 2012. The PGA methodology was developed by the ILO in the early 2000s, according to ILO’s definition: 

“...Participatory Gender Audit is a tool that supports an organization subject to audit to implement the commitments undertaken to ensure gender equality. For this purpose, it will be measured to what extent is gender equality institutionalized; good practices will be identified in implementing the technical work; and effective and efficient ways will be identified to move forward in mainstreaming gender equality in all work activities.” 

Since 2013 to date, with the support of UN Women, such participatory gender audits have been conducted in a number of government agencies, including the Parliament of Georgia, the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Tbilisi City Hall, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, legal entities of public law (LEPLs): Enterprise Georgia, Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA), Maritime Transport Agency, Civil Service Bureau, etc.

UN Women in Georgia, with generous support of the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is implementing a project “Accelerating implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Georgia” contributing to the enhancement of women’s full, direct and meaningful participation in peace and security processes and increasing Government of Georgia’s accountability to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Georgia and meet its obligations undertaken on the international, regional and local levels.

The project aims to implement the Women, Peace, and Security agenda effectively in Georgia, and supports increased and meaningful participation of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding at the community and national levels, also, to increase the accountability of the Government of Georgia, especially the security sector, with regard to its commitments to Women, Peace and Security. The project uses the PGA as a tool to promote gender mainstreaming and gender equality within the government and public institutions. A participatory approach of the audit promotes organizational learning and assesses the extent to which gender has been institutionalized at the level of the organization, unit and individual.

The David Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy of Georgia has expressed goodwill to undergo the PGA. The PGA will look whether gender aspects are integrated in the Academy’s educational programs of academic and military directions, as well as the internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective and reinforce each other; it will monitor and assess the relative progress made in gender mainstreaming in the educational programs and the organization itself; will identify the critical gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and recommend ways for addressing them; and last but not least, document good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.

In light of the above, UN Women intends to hire a total of three (3) national consultants from the roster of ITC-ILO certified group of facilitators of PGA to perform work spelled out in the section below.

Devoirs et responsabilités

The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant/s are:

  • Elaborate and submit the work plan and specific methodology on PGA of the Academy including the key activities, and timeframe of the assignment in close cooperation with the UN Women team.
  • Conduct participatory gender audit of the David Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy of Georgia in line with the finalized and agreed methodology according to the revised ILO manual and procedures on Participatory Gender Audit (2012).[1] Ensure that audited entity institution undergo full-fledged PGA cycle:
  • Conduct initial desk review of educational programs and documents prior to audit meetings.
  • Coordinate and conduct meetings and individual interviews in the Academy.
  • Conduct and facilitate participatory joint workshop and discuss findings from interviews and desk review.
  • Draft PGA report including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian.
  • Organize presentation of the findings of the PGAs with the related recommendations for the key staff of the Academy.
  • Finalize, write up and submit the final report in Georgian with the relevant recommendations.


(Per consultant encompassing PGA work)

  1. Inception Report: Work plan and specific methodology for the PGA of the David Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy, including the key activities and timeframe of the assignment developed in English and submitted to UN Women by 22 January 2024 (1 working day).
  2. Desk review report: Desk review report of the educational programs and all the relevant documents of the audited entity completed in Georgian by 25 January 2024 (3 working days).
  3. Interviews of the staff of the Academy: At least 5 individual interviews and meetings conducted for gender audit with key staff of the Academy by 31 January 2024 (3 working days).
  4. Draft of the preliminary report: draft of the preliminary report developed including process, findings of the study and final recommendations in Georgian by 9 February 2024 (4 working days).
  5. Presentation of findings: presentation on the preliminary findings of the audited entity delivered by 15 February 2024 (1 working day in total).
  6. Final PGA report completed: participatory gender audit report, including process and final recommendations completed and presented in Georgian to UN Women by 18 February 2023 (3 working days in total). 

[1] http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_093425.pdf


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

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated.

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


  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities, or related field.
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators.

Experience and competencies: 

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights 
  • Good understanding and proved knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles.
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect, and analyse data.

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English.

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities, or related field.
  • Valid ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators.
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least BA degree in social sciences, humanities, or related field (max 30 points)
  • ITC-ILO certificate for Gender Audit Facilitators (max 40 points)
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights (max 100 points)
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of English (max 30 points)
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of conducting participatory gender audit its scope and key principles (max 90 points)
  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to plan and undertake participatory gender audit, collect, and analyse data (max 60 points)

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e., evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

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 consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women, Women, Peace, and Security Programme Analyst and under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women, Women, Peace, and Security Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed.

Deliverables 1,2,3 (7 working days) – 47 %

Deliverable 4,5,6 (8 working days) 53 %

Application submission package:

Duly filled in Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from

  • https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process
  • CV including examples of the previous work.
  • Technical proposal on gender audit methodology explaining why candidate considers her/himself the most suitable for the work and providing a brief methodology concept-vision on how she/he will approach and conduct the work.
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (including breakdown of this lump sum amount indicating all necessary costs to complete this assignment).

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer in GEL: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR, if required.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process 
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV, technical proposal on gender audit and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.


  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications, we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of the assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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