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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: partially home based
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-25

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International Consultant to Conduct the Development of the Methodology for the Assessment of Hazardous Occupations for Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Georgia in Line with International Guidance

partially home based

Background

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Georgia is implementing Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus (WEESC) Project with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). The overarching goal/impact of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making.

Within the scope of the UN Women, provides the technical assistance to the Ministry of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and the Social Affairs of Georgia (hereafter the Ministry Responsible for Labour) in developing the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Georgia has adopted the new Occupational Health and Safety Law in 2018 and Article 5.7 prohibits the employers to assign the pregnant women and nursing mothers any work that is hazardous or poses the significant risk to the health of the mother or child. The final list of occupations should be defined by the Ministry Responsible for Labour in consultation with the social partners. It is against this background that UN Women Georgia seeks to engage an international consultant to work in collaboration with a national consultant to:

  • Develop the methodology/framework for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers in line with international standards and good practice, in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners;
  • Oversee the development an indicative list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners; 
  • Guide the development of a training programme for the labour inspectors at the Ministry of Responsible for Labour on the methodology for assessment ensuring key aspects are incorporated.

The international consultant will work in close collaboration with a national consultant in the course of this assignment. Both consultants will work closely with the UN Women team as well as the Ministry Responsible for Labour, the Georgian Trade Unions Federation and the Georgian Employers Association.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the International Consultant are:

  • To develop the first draft of the detailed workplan for the implementation of the assignment in consultation with the UN Women and the national consultant (to be finalized by the national consultant);
  • To develop a detailed outline of the international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • To develop an overview of the international experience and practice and the applicability to Georgia of the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • In collaboration with the national consultant, to develop a review of national guidelines/legal frameworks to be considered for this assignment;
  • To develop the framework methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • In collaboration with the national consultant, to develop the list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;

Support the national consultant to ensure conceptual content is included in the modules for the training of labour inspectors on the new methodology/framework.

Deliverables:

  • In collaboration with the national consultant develop a report outlining the international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers developed based on international experience and practice (2 working days, home based, August 05, 2019);
  • Review and finalize the report developed by the national consultant outlining an applicability to Georgia of the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (2 working days, home based, August 7, 2019);
  • To provide inputs to the review of Georgian guidelines/legal frameworks applicable to the assignment developed by the National consultant (1 working day, home based, August 9, 2019);
  • To develop methodology/framework for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers, the list of occupations and training materials based on inputs of the ILO constituents (2 working days, home based, August 13, 2019);
  • To review the initial list of the hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers to be localized in Georgia prepared by the national consultant (1 working day, home based, August 14, 2019);
  • Report of consultations with the ILO constituents - Ministry Responsible for Labour, the Trade Unions and the Employers Association on the methodology (2 working days, home based, August 16, 2019);
  • To revise the methodology/framework based on inputs from consultations (1 working day, home based, August 19, 2019);
  • To review training programme concept and objectives of each module (1 working day, home based, September 1, 2019);

Deliver the training of trainers on the developed methodology (2 working days, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 17, 2019.

Competencies

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: http://www.unwomen.org//media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Human rights, Labour law or another relevant field.
  • Certified trainings from the UN Women and or the ILO training centers on the gender mainstreaming in labor rights and / or the assessment of the hazardous work are the asset;

Experience: 

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of gender mainstreaming in labour protection and / or Occupational Health and Safety;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in assessing the labour protection frameworks’ compliance to ILO Standards;
  • At least 3 years experience of establishing/strengthening women’s rights in the occupational safety;
  • Demonstrated previous experience in developing and/or assessing frameworks for hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • Demonstrated previous work experience in the former socialist countries (Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus) on gender and labour rights issues is an asset;

Language:

  • Fluency in English.

Evaluation Procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s) Occupational Health and Safety, Human rights, Labour law or another relevant field;
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of gender mainstreaming in labour protection and / or Occupational Health and Safety;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in assessing the labour protection frameworks’ compliance to ILO Standards;
  • Fluency in English;

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • Advanced University degree (Mater’s) in Occupational Health and Safety, Human rights, Labour law or another relevant field (50 points);
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of gender mainstreaming in labour protection and / or Occupational Health and Safety (50 points);
  • At least 3 years of work experience in assessing the labour protection frameworks’ compliance to ILO Standards (50 points);
  • At least 3 years experience of establishing/strengthening women’s rights in the occupational safety; (100 points);
  • Demonstrated previous experience in developing and/or assessing frameworks for hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (75 points);
  • Fluency in English (25 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).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist and the Project Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Deputy Country Representative and UN Women Georgia Country Representative.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

  • Deliverable 1, - 7 (11 working days) – 79%
  • Deliverables 8 and 9 (3 working days) – 21%

Application submission package:

  • CV;
  • Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  • One sample (in English) of previous work completed, similar to this assignment demonstrating experience in gender related labour protection experience
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in USD (including breakdown of this lump sum amount, indicating all necessary costs to complete this assignment).

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc. – the consultancy fee and other expenses should be clearly described) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

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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