National Consultant on Sport and Youth
Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer some form of gender-based violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, or other manifestations of abuse. In fact, for women and girls 16-44 years old, gender based violence is a major cause of death and disability (About UNiTE: Fact Sheet, p. 1?http://endviolence.un.org/pdf/factsheets/about_unite.pdf).??Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime (Violence Against Women: The Situation;?http://endviolence.un.org/pdf/factsheets/unite_the_situation.pdf).
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. Such violence is unacceptable, whether perpetrated by the State and its agents or by family members or strangers, in the public or private sphere, in peacetime or in times of conflict. The UN Secretary-General has stated that as long as violence against women continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development, and peace (“In-depth study on all forms of violence against women”, Report of the UN Secretary-General, 6 July 2006, p. 9).
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 (ibid).
In order 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, with the generous support by the Swedish Government, the second phase of the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality (hereinafter UNJP) has been launched in November 2015. The UNJP is implemented by UNDP, UN Women, and UNFPA.
The second phase of the Joint Programme continues to respond directly to the women’s rights and gender equality commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia (GoG) on international and national levels, and aims to upscale the results achieved by the previous phase of UNJP (2012-2015) and UN agencies in general, as well as other stakeholders in the area of enhancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Georgia.
The Joint Programme will address gender inequality in a coherent and comprehensive manner, covering a wide range of issues, such as political and economic empowerment of women, reducing violence against women and girls and promotion of women’s sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
The overall goal of the UNJP is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by means of strengthening capacities of government at both central and local levels and across the executive, legislative and judicial branches, engaging civil society and raising public awareness about gender equality. This ambitious goal will be achieved by realization of the following outcomes:
- Enhanced women’s political and economic empowerment
- Enabling environment to eliminate violence against women and girls, especially sexual and domestic violence, created in Georgia
- Advanced gender equality and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable women, adolescents and youth.
UN Women leads work under the second outcome of the UNJP being responsible for creation of enabling environment to eliminate violence against women and girls, especially domestic and sexual violence in Georgia. One of the major directions of UN Women’s work within UNJP is to promote zero tolerance towards the practice of VAWG targeting women and girls as well as men and boys.
In the frameworks of the growing effort to include men as part of the solution to ending violence against women and girls, UN Women in Georgia has been cooperating with different male opinion leaders, especially athletes to promote behavioral changes in youths, especially men and boys with regard to gender equality and violence against women and girls through raising their awareness of and promote zero tolerance towards these phenomena.
In order to ensure successful implementation of the UN Women’s awareness raising efforts within UNJP UN Women plans to hire a National Consultant on Sport and Youth, who will work under direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Analyst and UN Women Communications Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Consultant on Sport and Youth will carry out the following functions:
- Conduct up to 60 meetings with teenage boys and young men in the UNJP target regions in the frameworks of the initiative “Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women” to promote zero tolerance towards VAWG and DV;
- Perform other relevant duties as required.
- Conduct no more than 60 meetings with teenage boys and young men in the UNJP target regions in the frameworks of the initiative “Sportsmen UNiTE against Violence against Women” to promote zero tolerance towards VAWG and DV by --- 10 December 2018
- Provide relevant reports upon completion of each mission to UNJP target regions.
- 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
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Background:? Master’s degree in Sports Management or related field;
Relevant work experience:
- At least five years of professional experience in sports management;
- At least two years of experience in conducting workshops for young men and boys on gender equality, VAWG and DV issues;
- Past experience of work in an international environment will be an asset.
Language Requirement: Fluency in Georgian and English
The candidates will be evaluated against the following technical and financial criteria:
- Master’s degree in Sports Management or related field (max 50 points);
- At least five years of professional experience in sports management (max 150 points);
- At least two years of experience in conducting workshops for young men and boys on gender equality, VAWG and DV issues (max 120 points);
- Fluency in Georgian and English (max 30 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 Consultant will work under direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Analyst and UN Women Communications Specialist.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission of the relevant report regarding each visit to different UNJP target regions.
CV and dully filled P11 form that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
Examples of previous similar work done for development organizations;
Portfolio with links to previously developed websites;
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 and breakdown per one visit (travel expenses, per diems, tickets, lodging and terminal expenses, if applicable).