National Consultant on Technical Support to the Ministry of Social Policy on Gender Equality Mainstreaming
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.
The Ukrainian Constitution, policy and legal frameworks guarantee equality for men and women in Ukraine in all sectors. The country adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action (BPfA) of the 4th World Conference for Women (1995) and ratified the main international instruments on gender equality and women’s rights, including the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol.
The new State Programme on Equal Opportunities for the period up to 2021 (under finalization) looks at strengthening the institutional mechanism for gender equality and an integrated approach to addressing the institutional barriers faced by the state response to gender inequalities and discrimination. Further challenges will be presented by: integration of national priorities into the on-going reforms; the weak capacities of government institutions at the national and local levels to effectively enforce and implement the legislation; and unclear leadership in advancing gender equality in the government itself.
To further support the consolidated efforts of the government, parliament, women’s groups and civil society organisations (CSOs) to meet state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including CEDAW, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) and SDGs through reforms and peace and security processes, UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security”. The project goal is to support the Government in achieving transformative results for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine by integrating gender equality and women’s human rights commitments into the national reforms and the peace and security processes, and by putting mechanisms in place for adequate financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
As a part of this project, UN Women seeks to hire the National Consultant to provide day-to-day technical support to the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to support the mandate of the Ministry on equal rights and opportunities (as a part of the national women’s machinery).
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Programme Manager and the Programme Specialist, technical guidance of the Programme Analyst on Gender-Responsive Reforms and day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Minister of Social Policy and Head of the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings and the Head of the Unit on Gender Equality, the Consultant will implement a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:
Task 1. Technical support to the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to provide policy advice to ensure coherent government-wide mainstreaming of gender equality in policies, plans and budgets:
Ensure day-to-day technical support to the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine in gender-related activities to support the mandate of the Ministry of Social Policy on equal rights and opportunities (as a part of the national women’s machinery);
Conduct an analysis of legislation, policies, structures, institutions and mechanisms relevant for monitoring and implementing and reporting on the on-going reforms;
Organize multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral expert meetings with diverse women’s group and civil society organizations and inter-ministerial consultations to jointly analyze gaps and needs to support the coordination and implementation of the national gender equality policy;
Organize the engagement with the women’s groups and civil society organizations in joint efforts on mainstreaming gender in the implementation of the policies and reforms;
- Provide a set of recommendations on gender mainstreaming to the legislation, policies, programmes and plans.
Task 2. Technical support to the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine to build their capacity to analyse, formulate and execute gender-responsive policies, reforms, plans and budgets:
Provide day-to-day capacity-building support to the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, including on-job trainings, and support for the development and implementation of a coordination mechanism to analyse, formulate and execute gender-responsive policies, reforms, plans and budgets;
Participate in coordination and organization of multi-stakeholders and inter-ministerial learning workshops on best practices and tools to analyse, formulate and execute gender-responsive policies, reforms, plans and budgets.
Approximate number of days
(February 2018-December 2018)
Monthly time-sheets and brief progress reports (including supporting documents) about implemented activities submitted to the Ministry of Social Policy and UN Women
by the 5th of next month; not to exceed 22 working days per month
Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations on government-wide mainstreaming of gender equality in policies, plans and budgets submitted to UN Women
By 14 December 2018
All reports should be submitted according to the provided format in Ukrainian and English languages (supporting documents, such as meeting minutes, agenda etc., could be provided in Ukrainian).
The Consultant is expected to work in the Department of Gender Development and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine using her/his own computer, but may access the UN Women office for printing of relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the Programme Specialist after receiving and accepting monthly reports which will also be the basis for payment on a monthly basis to the consultant.
Payments will be disbursed by monthly instalments based on time-sheets certified by the representative of the Ministry of Social Policy and brief monthly progress reports certified by UN Women. Payment for Deliverable 2 will be disbursed upon submission of the final report and certification of the UN Women Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
- 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
Sample of Financial Proposal
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