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Organizational Development Expert

Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-28

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Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its’ efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates 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 has played an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Country 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 State of Palestine context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals: Women’s peace and security and humanitarian; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.

UN Women, as part of its’ global goals and commitments towards empowering women, and enhancing gender equality and women’s access to justice, is exerting efforts towards supporting the institutionalization of responsive systems, policies, procedures and mechanisms within the justice and security institutions.  In line with this, and under SAWSAYA II Programme–“Promoting the Rule of Law in Palestine” implemented jointly with UNDP and UNICEF, UN Women is currently working in close cooperation and coordination with the Family and Juvenile Protection Unit (FJPU) within the PCP, to develop the policies and frameworks of the Unit, and build the capacity of the staff, including the establishment and operationalization of the One Stop Center (OSC), to ensure the availability of responsive services to women victims and survivors of violence. The OSC is a multi- sectoral services’ model that aims at facilitating services and enhancing access to justice to women and children survivors of violence, in addition to juvenile, by ensuring the provision of multi- facets of responsive services, which are provided by specialized staff from different sectors under one roof.

Objectives of the Assignment:

Therefore, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant with gender and management expertise to assist the OSC staff in establishing operational mechanisms, strengthening the relationship and coordination with stakeholders\service providers and building the staff’s technical capacity in gender, management, monitoring and other related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of UN Women Special Representative, the direct supervision of UN Women Rule of Law project manager, and working in close cooperation and coordination with UN Women technical team, the consultant will undertake the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • To meet with the FJPU, OSC and other stakeholders as relevant and UN Women to identify institutional capacities needs of the OSC , gaps, opportunities and challenges;
  • To prepare a work plan, including a work methodology, objectives, outputs, and a list of interventions that will be undertaken to realize the objectives;
  • Regularly meet with UN Women to update on progress and challenges of the assignment;
  • To ensure participatory approach with key stakeholders, including international partners, during all phases of the work;
  • To work in close coordination and cooperation with the FJPU team on issues related to the OSC organizational development, including: planning, monitoring, budgeting, sustainability, documentation, reporting, data collection and analysis, and develop related documents, tools and manuals;
  • To assist the FJPU to build partnerships and enhance collaboration and coordination with stakeholders\service providers, including the civil society;
  • To aassist the FJPU team in identifying and developing working protocols and MoUs with service providers, to enhance synergy and complementarity;
  • To assist OSC’s team in developing the center’s operational mechanisms;
  • To assist OSC’s team in assessing human resources needs, through conducting work load analysis;
  • To conduct capacity needs assessment of OSC’s team and develop a training plan accordingly;
  • To assist OSC’s team in preparing safety, and privacy measures that should be put in place to ensure survivor’s safety; and
  • To assist OSC’s team in preparing reporting templates and periodical progress reports;

Key Deliverables:

  • A work plan, including objectives, methodology, and interventions within a defined time frame;
  • The development of a cooperation protocols and operational procedures, including safety and privacy measures, in addition to related templates (plans, reports and draft MoUs or protocols) and a progress report; and
  • The completion of an assessment on availability, adequacy and capacity of human resources at the OSC, in addition to a training plan and a progress report.

Final report in English, including a description of the main interventions, methodology, main results, recommendations, challenges and lessons learned.

Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct; and
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity. 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement; and
  • 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

Functional Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge and experience in VAW, GBV and combatting and eliminating VAW
  • Strong management and administration expertise;
  • Strong experience in capacity building and coaching;
  • Sound knowledge of the justice and security sectors in Palestine;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams and processes;
  • Experience in working on gender and women’s human rights is required; and
  • Sound experience in management, coordination and facilitation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced University studies in Gender, Human Rights, Management, Criminology, Law, Sociology or related discipline

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in organizational development, including developing Standard Operating Procedures ( SoPS), policy papers, guidelines and strategies;
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in the area of gender based and sexual violence and victims’ protection;
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in capacity building and training, including coaching;
  • Experience with the Palestinian governmental institutions, particularly with the Security Sector indicated by at least 2 previous similar assignments/ positions with or within the sector; and
  • Experience with the UN system or/and International Organisations would be considered a strong asset.

Language:

Fluency in both English and Arabic.

Application procedure:

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:

Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certification (of good health) expression of Interest (EoI) should they be short-listed in consideration of this consultancy.

Long listed candidates should provide a sample of final report including agenda, methodology, evaluation and recommendations on similar training and capacity development.

Evaluation of applicants:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above; and financial proposal. A contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:

  • Advanced University studies in Gender, Human Rights, Management, Criminology, Law, Sociology or related discipline (max:5 points).
  • At least 05 years of relevant professional experience in organizational development, including developing Standard Operating Procedures ( SoPS), policy papers, guidelines and strategies (max:15 points).
  • At least 04 years of professional experience in the area of gender based and sexual violence andvictims’ protection (max:20 points).
  • At least 04 years of professional experience in capacity building and training, including coaching (max:15 points).
  • Experience with the Palestinian governmental institutions, particularly with the Security Sector indicated by at least 2 previous assignments/ positions with or within the sector, and a related report sample. (max:10 points).
  • Experience with the UN system or/and International Organisations would be considered a strong asset (Max:5 points)

Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:

p = 30 (µ/z)

Using the following values:

  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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