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Consultant to lead Beijing+30 review process


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bishkek
  • Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed


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.

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, the Commission on the Status of Women will review and assess progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in March 2025. The anniversary is also an opportunity to strengthen action to achieve gender equality and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and other global commitments, such as commitments including those under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security; the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (2015); the Paris Agreement on Changing the Status of Women (2015); and the World Summit on Sustainable Development. In this regard, all States are encouraged to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of progress in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Governments should collaborate with relevant stakeholders at all levels of preparations for the 2025 review to benefit from their experience and expertise. National reports should cover trends, achievements and remaining gaps and challenges, as well as plans to accelerate implementation at the national level.

The regional commissions will use the national reports to prepare regional synthesis reports throughout 2024. All States are invited to complete their national reports by 1 June 2024. National reports will feed into the global synthesis report that UN Women will submit to the sixty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held in March 2025.

UN-Women and the regional commissions have developed a common Guidance note to assist in and facilitate the conduct of comprehensive national-level reviews. Submission of national reports will take place through an online form that was shared with designated national focal points. The Guidance note is available via the link:   |  

This Guidance note provides questions to orient national reviews and reporting, covering the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action. For practical purposes, the 12 critical areas of concern have been clustered into the following six dimensions/chapters:

  1.   Inclusive development, shared prosperity, and decent work
  2.   Poverty eradication, social protection, and social services
  3.   Freedom from violence, stigma, and stereotypes
  4.   Participation, accountability, and gender-responsive institutions
  5.   Peaceful and inclusive societies
  6.   Environmental conservation, protection, and rehabilitation

Kyrgyzstan in anticipation of the preparation of a national report this year. Under the leadership of the Gender Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic UN Women in close coordination with UN agencies and other development partners will provide technical support and coordination of the Beijing+30 review process. For this, a team of experts will be contracted to lead consultations with relevant stakeholders at all levels of the review process and generate a country report on the state of implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action's six dimensions as per the guidance provided above. This report will be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for review before formal submission.

There will be a team of three consultants with a lead consultant, who will be responsible for the overall development and two thematic chapters.

Consultancy 1

  • Inclusive development, shared prosperity, and decent work
  • Poverty eradication, social protection, and social services

Consultancy 2

  • Freedom from violence, stigma, and stereotypes
  • Participation, accountability, and gender-responsive institutions

Consultancy 3

  • Peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Environmental conservation, protection, and rehabilitation

The lead consultant will oversee various aspects of the review process, ensuring its successful execution, which includes but is not limited to developing a detailed work plan of the review processes as per guidance,  organizing the consultation process, and the work of the team of consultants, finalizing the Beijing+30 review report, and supporting the National Gender Machinery with formal submission of the report and its further launch and dissemination in a highly visible manner.

Moreover, several important processes will be held simultaneously in Kyrgyzstan:

  • As part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Achieving Gender Equality until 2030, it is planned to review the implementation of the current action plan (2022-2024) and develop the next plan for 2025-2027.
  • Implementation of the State Programme to support women's leadership until 2030, aimed at creating conditions for the active participation of women in the political, economic and public life of the country, as well as promoting their role in key decision-making.
  • Implementation of a programme to support and develop women's entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic for 2022-2026, aimed at providing and expanding access to financial resources, creating conditions for training willing women in the basics of running a business, and creating conditions for a further increase in the number of women entrepreneurs.
  • As part of the implementation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, it is planned to review the implementation of the current action plan (2022-2024) and develop the next plan for 2025-2027.
  • The Volunteer National Review (VNR), the second cycle. It will reflect on the country's fundamental and practical approaches to achieving the SDGs, challenges, and successes since the last review, as well as the areas where further work is required.
  • The Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the fourth cycle for Kyrgyzstan. It provides an opportunity to report on the actions taken to improve the human rights situations in the country and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights.
  • Alignment of national legislation and policies with the provisions of the ILO Convention No. 190 on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, ratified on 29 February 2024. This Convention provides an opportunity to take appropriate action to minimize and prevent violence and harassment in the workplace, to ensure safety and equality in the workplace, and to create conditions for fair and safe labour relations.
  • High-level events on women's leadership, women's participation in peace and security processes, the elimination of violence against women and girls, and women's economic empowerment, as part of the Kyrgyz Republic's chairship of the Dialogue of Women Leaders of Central Asia, EXPO and 16-day campaign against GBV.

The lead consultant will contribute to these processes based on the outcomes of the Beijing+30 review with a focus on Women in Leadership/WiL related issues.

Under overall guidance by the UN Women Representative and the direct supervision of the Head of the Programme and in close collaboration with other programme team members from UN Women and UN and extended GTGs, the Lead Consultant will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Migration (MLSWM) of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Inter-ministerial Working Group in preparing Country Review Report, as well as to key parallel GEWE-related processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Lead the Beijing+30 Review process:

  •      Develop a detailed workplan for the Beijing+30 review process as per the guidance provided above.
  •      Develop a list of key stakeholders of the Beijing+30 review process, which will be enriched further during consultations with input from respective stakeholders.
  •      Develop concept notes and agenda for consultations.
  •      Lead the organization of consultation sessions.
  •      Facilitate meaningful discussions, gather insights, and ensure diverse voices are heard during the consultation process.
  •      Identify success stories, innovative approaches, and challenges faced in implementing GEWE initiatives.
  •     Coordinate task distribution among the team of consultants based on the work plan.
  •     Foster collaboration, effective communication, and synergy among team members.
  •     Coordinate unforeseen actions/events.
  •     Develop two thematic chapters: Freedom from violence, stigma, and stereotypes and Participation, accountability, and gender-responsive institutions.
  •      Coordinate the compilation and analysis of data collected during the review process.
  •      Compile all inputs from other chapters into a compiled Review Report.
  •      Facilitate consultations over the draft report addressing comments.
  •      Present the report to the IMWG, National Council on Gender Issues, and others.
  •      Ensure the report adheres to quality standards, accuracy, and clarity.


2.    Update the current harmonized set of recommendations from the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures by incorporating recommendations from the country's 6th report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the upcoming 4th report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the 2nd report to the Voluntary National Review (VNR), and other relevant sources. Additionally, provide input for the Gender Statistics Roadmap.

3.    Provide technical support to the MLSWM in reviewing the progress of implementing the National Gender Equality Strategy (NGES) and facilitating the development of the new NAP 2025-2027 with a focus on women's leadership (WiL). Ensure synergy with the State Programme on Women's Leadership.

4.    Provide technical support to the Central Asian Women Leaders Caucus (CAWLC), more specifically: lead WiL related events, prepare analytical notes on Wil and VAWG, and coordinate WiL and VAWG related strategic consultations.



Payment for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payment will be based on the submission of the report along with the deliverables described below:



Expected completion time (due day)

% of payment



Workplan with a detailed plan of consultations, schedule of consultations, data collection tools, timelines, list of stakeholders, etc. accepted by the MLSWM and UN Women

 April 2024


Beijing+30 Review Consultations organized (Concept notes of the consultations, Agenda, facilitator instructions, outcomes of the discussions, List of participants)

10 May 2024


Finalization and submission of the report in Russian.

25 May 2024


Updated harmonized set of recommendations from the Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures and documented inputs to the Gender Statistics Roadmap

30 June 2024



NGES review report and new NAP WiL part update

30 October 2024


Analytical notes on WIL and VAWG and consultation outcomes within the CAWLC and 16 days against GBV

25 November 2024


Final report on the assignment completion

10 December 2024



40 working days

100 %


Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

The assignment requires partial presence on UN Women premises. UN Women CO will facilitate travel arrangements (national) and provide DSA as per actual cost, based on a mutually agreed travel plan. UN Women will provide the consultant with relevant background materials and programme documents. Specifically, UN Women will provide access to relevant training materials, reports, research and data.

at least two national consultations in Bishkek and one regional consultation (Osh or Batken) under the leadership of the Inter-ministerial working group


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:  



  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from diverse cultures and professional backgrounds, demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Results-based management skills; 
  • Strong teamwork spirit, leadership, and facilitation skills;

Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands;

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent (master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies, Economics, Law, Social Sciences or other disciplines relevant to this assignment;
  • Computer literacy (minimum MS Word, Excel)..


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in carrying out GEWE-related assignments at both national, regional, and international levels. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international GEWE-related instruments with particular emphasis on Beijing Platform for Action, progress, and trends as well as national and international GEWE commitments, policy, legal, and institutional frameworks, and the GEWE situation in the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Ability to produce well-written reports and/or programme documents demonstrating analytical ability.
  • Experience engaging with multiple stakeholders including governments, state bodies, CSOs, and the UN/ development partners and donor community.


  • Fluency in Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz and English is an asset.


How to Apply:

  • Personal CV or P11 (P11 can be downloaded from: )
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page)
  • Copies (or links in the P-11 form) of three publications/reports on GEWE as author or co-author

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.


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