UN Women (UNW), 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 centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the 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.

UN Women plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Palestine Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely, to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals:  Mainstreaming gender in governance, peace and security; supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.

UN Women is committed to ensuring equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. Our work in humanitarian action is guided by global norms and standards. Since 2013, collaboration between UN Women and OCHA has facilitated a process for strengthening gender focus in humanitarian action in the oPt. The collaboration between UN Women and OCHA was solidified in 2015 with the formulation of the first two-year joint action plan for mainstreaming gender in humanitarian action in the oPt. The plan was followed by another joint action plan “Strengthened Gender Focus in Humanitarian Action” (2018-2020). While efforts are ongoing to implement the plan, UN Women is also implementing different humanitarian interventions in the West bank and Gaza to support women’s protection from gender-based violence (GBV) and access to quality multi-sectoral services.

UN Women in Palestine has worked in partnership with key national partners to further the Women, Peace and Security commitments (WPS) in Palestine. UN Women’s programmes on WPS are guided by a series of commitments to women’s rights. These include UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and nine subsequent UN Security Council Resolutions—1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122 and 2242, 2467 (2019), and 2493 (2019).

 Other key reference points are the Beijing Platform for Action, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In Palestine, they are guided by the National Policy Agenda (NPA) 2017-2022; the Cross-Sectoral National Gender Strategy (2017 – 2022); the Palestine UNDAF; the Humanitarian Response Strategy (2018-2020); and Palestine National Action Plan (NAP) for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 (2017-2019).

Devoirs et responsabilités

Against this backdrop and under the overall guidance of UN Women Special Representative and the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Management Specialist, UN Women in Palestine is seeking to bring on board a Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA)  Support Consultant  to work towards achieving the following tasks and deliverables:

Technical Support on WPS and HA:

  • Provide technical advice to the Programme Specialist (the supervisor) and other UN Women team members on latest WPS and HA developments;
  • Provide regularly technical support on WPS and HA to UN Women’s civil society partners particularly under the “Women, Peace and Humanitarian Fund Programme” and “Advancing the WPS agenda in Palestine Programme”;
  • Organize meetings with UN Women WPS and HA partners for follow up on latest WPS and HA trends and development and for strengthening cross-collaboration;
  • Draft of briefing notes and analytical documents on WPS and HA on a quarterly basis;
  • Incorporate systematically gender inputs in the Special Coordinator to the Middle East briefings to the Security Council in cooperation with UNSCO team;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development of a comprehensive proposal on “PALNAP Joint Financing Mechanism to support the Implementation of Palestine second- generation National Action Plan”, to be finalized by March 2021;
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of concept notes and project proposals on humanitarian action particularly in the West Bank; and
  • Provide substantive contributions to UN Women reporting (one report is due in February 2021 and one report is due in October 2021).

Advocacy and organization of key WPS and HA events:

  • Support the organization of high-level advocacy events taking place inside and outside Palestine to mark the twenty-first anniversary of UNSCR 1325 (taking place between April and October 2021);
  • Support the organization and facilitation of an event on Women Humanitarians or Gender in Humanitarian Action to mark the World Humanitarian Day in August 2021;
  • Support the organization of one round table with WPS and HA donors in October 2020 to mark the 21st anniversary of UNSCR 1325; and
  • Support, as needed, the development of publications, advocacy and communication materials on WPS and HA.


  • Workplan for the assignment outlining key deliverables (January 2021); and
  • Monthly update reports with key outlined deliverables as listed above (10 monthly reports covering between January-October 2021). 


Core Value/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity.
  • Professionalism.
  • Respect for Diversity.

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/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of gender and women’s human rights’ national and international frameworks and policies.
  • Strong dialogue and communication skills.
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond positively to feedback.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities.

Qualifications et expériences requises


Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Studies, Gender Studies, or related fields.


  • At least 2 years of experience at the national or international level in gender equality, WPS, HA or other related fields.
  • At least one-year experience working in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience working within the United Nations System in Palestine is desirable.
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset.

Language Requiereemtn:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.

Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:

  • P11 including experience in similar assignments; the P11 form can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted.
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience and qualification against required qualification, experience and competencies.
  • Note: Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Please upload as one attachment of all the documents as mentioned above online through the website.

Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates and medical certification (of good health). Candidates will also be invited for a technical exam and an interview.

Evaluation of applicants:

  • Candidates will be evaluated based on the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above and the results of the exam and the interview. A contract will be awarded to the individual consultant who scores the highest score out of 100. Below conditions of passing scores:
  • Passing score of qualification evaluation is at least 40/60 to qualify for the technical exam;
  • Passing score of technical exam is at least 15/20 to qualify for the interview; and
  • Passing score of interview is at least 15/20 to qualify for the overall evaluation consideration.

Technical Evaluation (100%) – max. 100 points:

Qualification Evaluation (60/100)

  • Required degree and qualification (20 points).
  • Experience at the national or international level in gender equality, WPS, HA or other related fields (20 marks).
  • At least one-year experience in a humanitarian setting (10 Marks).
  • Experience working within the United Nations System in Palestine is desirable (5 marks).
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset (5 marks).

Technical Test: (20/100):

  • Technical test (20 points).

Interview (20/100):

  • Interview (20 Marks).

Financial Evaluation:

The assignment has a predetermined financial rate/offer. The consultant will work on a full-time basis.