National Consultant/Trainer on Gender and Local Governments (For Georgian Nationals Only)
Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, sexual harassment in public spaces, or other manifestations of abuse. Evidence has shown that it affects the health and well-being not only of the women who experience violence but also of their families and communities (World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, 2013). It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives.1 However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Violence against women persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality (UN, Violence Against Women: The Situation, available online at: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/pressmaterials/unite_the_situation_en.pdf).
States have an obligation to protect women from violence, to hold perpetrators accountable and to provide justice and remedies to victims. Eliminating violence against women remains one of the most serious challenges of our time. The knowledge base and tools to prevent and eliminate violence against women developed over the past decade must be utilized more systematically and effectively to eliminate all forms of violence against women. This requires clear political will, outspoken, visible and unwavering commitment at the highest levels of leadership of the State and the resolve, advocacy and practical action of individuals and communities.
UN Women works jointly with the Government and non-State partners towards the overarching goal of ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG) in Georgia. To this end, UN Women provides technical support to the Government to meet their targets under the nationalized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 5, and to further ensure that national policies and legislation are in compliance with Georgia’s international human rights commitments and obligations. In this regard, UN Women prioritizes support for the harmonization and implementation of Georgian legislation with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). UN Women works very closely with the key actors engaged in inter-sectoral coordination, referral and service provision to the victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence, including but not limited to the Public Defender’s Office, police, social workers, lawyers, prosecutors and judges. UN Women’s efforts to end violence against women and girls in Georgia are supported by the Government of Sweden, within the framework of the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality and the European Union Delegation to Georgia within the framework of “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” project.
In its continuous efforts to support the Government of Georgia to meet its obligations undertaken on the international, regional and local levels, inter alia, in terms of eliminating violence against women and girls and in particular, domestic violence and sexual violence, UN Women Georgia Country Office plans to conduct a series of capacity building trainings for different national actors and service providers: Within the framework of the UNJP, UN Women plans to conduct gender sensitization training courses for teachers qualified as trainers of other teachers that will inter alia aim to generate their awareness on EVAW/DV issues. The training courses shall be conducted based on specially developed programme encompassing international and domestic legal instruments regarding gender equality, EVAW/DV issues. For this purposes, UNJP will partner with Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) that is leading teachers’ retraining programme jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia in the STEM subjects and will target already identified teacher trainers. Within the framework of “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” project and in partnership with the Training Center of Justice, UN Women plans provide capacity building trainings for the representatives of local governments from target regions of Guria and Qvemo Qartli to build capacity of local governments in GEWE and EVAW issues. For this purposes, UN Women will partner with the Training Center of Justice – a legal entity of public law with the mandate to design and conduct specialized trainings for government officials.
The above mentioned capacity building efforts correspond directly to the commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia under the National Action Plan for 2016-2017 on the Measures to be Implemented for Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims/Survivors.
In order to conduct capacity building for above mentioned target groups, UN Women plans to recruit a National Consultant/Trainer.
Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of UN Women the National Consultant/Trainer researcher will be responsible for the following activities:
- Design a two-day training module on gender equality and EVAW/DV issues for teachers based on existing best practices, inter alia, UN Women training materials;
- Design a one-day training module on gender equality tailored for local governments with emphasis on role of local governments in promoting GEWE and combating VAWG
- In line with the developed training module, conduct ten (10) 2-day ToTs for teachers;
- In line with developed training module, conduct four (4) 2-day trainings for representatives of local governments;
- A one-day training module on gender equality with focus on mainstreaming gender in the work of local governments to be developed by June 25, 2017 (2 working days);
- Four (4) one-day training program on gender equality tailored for local governments with emphasis on role of local governments in promoting GEWE and combating VAWG conducted by September 30, 2017 (4 working days);
- Based on the feedback from the training, the training module and training report for the trainings for local governments finalized and submitted to UN Women by September 30 , 2017 (1 working day);
- A two-day training module on gender equality and EVAW/DV issues for teachers developed by July 05, 2017 (2 working days);
- Ten (10) two-day ToTs on GEWE and EVAWG for teachers by December 01, 2017 (20 working days);
- Based on the feedback from the training, the training module and training reports for the trainings for teachers finalized and submitted to UN Women by December 10, 2017 (1 working day);
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- 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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
- Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
- Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings;
- Good knowledge of technical area;
- Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
Required Skills and Experience
- Graduate Degree or equivalent to Master’s degree in Gender studies, Sociology, Law or related field;
- Expertise in the national and international tools and policies with regard to gender equality; women’s rights, and domestic violence
- Minimum of five years of proven experience of developing training programmes;
- Minimum of five years proven experience of delivering trainings on gender issues; women’s rights or domestic violence
- Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in working on gender & local governments issues
- Excellent command of English and Georgian
The candidates will be evaluated against the following technical and financial criteria:
- Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology or related field, and/or senior academic experience; (max 50 points);
- Expertise in the national and international tools and policies with regard to gender equality; women’s rights, and domestic violence (max 100 points);
- Minimum of five years of proven experience of developing training programmes (max 90 points);
- Minimum of five years proven experience of delivering trainings on gender issues; women’s rights or domestic violence (max 70 points);
- Minimum of two years demonstrated experience in working on gender & local governments issues (max 40 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).
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst and UN Women Project Analysts.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
- Deliverable 1,2 – 20%
- Deliverables 3,4, – 40%
- Deliverables 5,6, - 40%
Application submission package:
- Dully filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
- Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (including breakdown of this lump sum amount indicating all necessary costs to complete this mission: total remuneration, travel expenses (per diems, tickets, lodging and terminal expenses, if applicable)
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer (“aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR).
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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