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National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming to the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

Kyiv (Ukraine)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Political Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-04

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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.

The year 2020 is a historic year for the women’s rights and gender equality as the world marks the 25-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20-year anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 5-year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. UN Women will leverage this year to galvanize attention and action on key issues including to support the following six priorities, as outlined in the Secretary-General’s report on women, peace and security to the Security Council, i.e. to make leadership accountable for women, peace and security, monitor and support progress through targeted data collection, joined-up analysis, strategic planning and raised visibility; enable, facilitate and ensure women’s meaningful participation in peace processes, the implementation of peace agreements, and across all peace and security decision-making processes; publicly condemn human rights violations and discrimination and prevent all forms of gender-based violence, including against women human rights defenders; increase the number and influence of women in uniformed services in peacekeeping missions and national security services; guarantee women’s economic security and access to resources; and mobilise to finance the women, peace and security agenda and invest in women peacebuilders.

In 2017, with funding from the Government of Sweden, UN Women launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security”. The aim of this project, implemented during 2017–2021, is to support the consolidated efforts of the Ukrainian Government, Parliament, women’s groups and civil society organisations (CSOs) to meet state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights through the reforms, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (including UNSCR 1325) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project will also support the Government and other important stakeholders, including civil society, to establish or strengthen adequate mechanisms for financing, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of gender equality commitments.

In order to achieve these objectives, the project provides the Government, including the Ministry of Reintegration of the  Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, with policy and technical support to mainstream gender and women’s human rights, especially in state planning and budgeting, to ensure that policies and programmes address the conflict’s profound impact on gender relations and roles and the specific needs and priorities of women affected by the conflict.

UN Women supported the state institutions with the development of the new National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2021-2025 (NAP 1325) adopted in October 2020 and stands ready to provide technical support in its implementation. The National Action Plan  on the implementation of recommendations provided in the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the 8th periodic report of Ukraine on the implementation of CEDAW was adopted by the Government of Ukraine in 2018 and is in force till 2021. The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine is one of the state institutions, responsible for implementation of both mentioned plans.

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has demonstrated continued engagement into the integration of gender equality perspective in their programmes and strategies and specific actions targeting the concerns of IDPs and other affected groups of women and men, girls and boys. UN Women has successfully supported the Ministry on a number of different initiatives, including providing technical expertise in formulating the gender-responsive objectives and actions of the State Programme on Recovery and Peacebuilding.

In November 2018, the action plan on implementation for the “Strategy of integration of IDPs and implementation of long-term decisions concerning IDPs for the period to 2020” was adopted by the Government of Ukraine. It included number of gender-responsive measures, which have been integrated by the Ministry upon technical support of UN Women, which also facilitated the collection of recommendations of IDPs for inclusion of their voices to the action plan.

Based on this experience, UN Women would like to continue this collaboration by supporting the Ministry of Reintegration of the  Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine to mainstream gender in its strategies, policies, plans and budgets. UN Women, therefore, seeks to hire a National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming for providing support with gender analysis and gender-responsive policy advice on development,  implementation and monitoring of the Ministry’s policies;  providing expertise  on gender mainstreaming to the legislation, policies and programmes on reintegration and deoccupation, as well as transitional justice related issues; facilitating dialogue with representatives of the civil society organisations, especially those working with IDPs and conflict affected men and women for promoting women’s leadership and meaningful participation in peace-building, reconciliation and recovery processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist, and the supervision by designated official from the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine

The national consultant will be responsible for implementing of a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • In consultations with the Ministry and UN Women develop work plan for the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, and a timeline of deliverables.
  • Provide gender analysis and elaborate gender-responsive propositions to the new draft and current legal and normative acts developed by the Ministry, ensuring that the needs and interests of diverse women affected by the conflict are integrated;
  • Provide support with gender analysis and gender-responsive policy advice on the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the gender-related obligations of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, including but not limited to:
    • Provide expert support with the development and implementation of the Gender Equality Action Plan of the Ministry till 2023;
    •  Provide expert support with implementation of the new NAP 1325;
  • Provide expert advice on gender mainstreaming to the legislative acts, policies and programmes on reintegration and deoccupation, as well as transitional justice related issues, including documentation, assessment and compensation of damages to conflict-affected women and men;
  • Facilitate dialogue with representatives of the civil society organisations, especially those working with IDPs, and other affected by the conflict wen and women, boys and girls:
    • ensuring consultations with and meaningful participation of displaced and other conflict-affected women in policymaking of the Ministry (it could be done via and in coordination with the Civil Council of the Ministry);
    • promoting and supporting initiatives on women’s leadership in peacebuilding and recovery processes;
    • supporting the needs assessment and support to internally displaced and other conflict-affected women in response to COVID-19 impact;
  • Provide expert support with organizing and conducting capacity building initiatives within the Ministry with the purpose to institutionalize gender equality trainings for the staff;
  • Take part in working groups, meetings and learning sessions on Women, Peace and Security, including those organized by UN Women.

Assignment /Deliverables

#

Deliverables

Number of working days

Deadlines

1

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results during the reporting period with attached supporting documents (developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, lists of participants and reports, etc.) submitted.  

25 days

By March 1, 2021

2

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results during the reporting period with attached supporting documents (developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, lists of participants and reports, etc.) submitted.  

30 days

By April 30, 2021

3.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results during the reporting period with attached supporting documents (developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, lists of participants and reports, etc.) submitted.  

30 days

By July 2, 2021

4.

Results-based progress report based on the prior agreed work plan about implemented activities and achieved results during the reporting period with attached supporting documents (developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, lists of participants and reports, etc.) submitted.  

30 days

By September 3, 2021

5.

Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted

5 days

By September 10, 2021

All reports should be submitted in English language and include the full set of supporting documents, such as analytical briefs, developed documents, elaborated propositions, organized events’ agendas, handouts and lists of participants. The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.

Inputs

  • UN Women and the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine will provide the Consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine will provide the consultant with access to internal institutional documents.
  • The consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer.

Performance evaluation:

  • 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 hiring manager which will also be the basis for payment to the consultant.

Financial arrangements:  

  • Payment will be disbursed in five instalments upon receipt of the deliverables (as per above matrix) and their certification by UN Women that the services have been satisfactorily performed.

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:

https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637 

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Law or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven experience of conducting gender analysis, drafting policy and briefing documents on gender equality, women’s empowerment or women, peace and security issues, as well as provision of capacity building for government officials;
  • Proven knowledge of international humanitarian, human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and women, peace and security frameworks;
  • Understanding of national legislation and policy frameworks and governance systems, including Ukrainian legislative framework related to reintegrtaion and IDPs;
  • Experience with organizing and participating in high-level dialogues, consultations and workshops, including with Members of Parliament, Government, CSOs, etc.;
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and the United Nations would be considered an asset.

Languages and other skills: 

  • Fluent Ukrainian and English
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable.
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Maximum obtainable points

Criterion A – Relevant education

  • Advanced (Masters) degree in Human Rights, Political Science, Law Gender Studies, Social Sciences or related field.

 

5

Criterion B – Language skills 

  • Ukrainian and English

5

Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all of the following criteria

60 including:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience providing gender mainstreaming policy advice and technical support to the government, parliament, civil society, and/or international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;

15

  • Proven experience of conducting gender analysis, drafting policy and briefing documents on gender equality, women’s empowerment or women, peace and security issues, as well as provision of capacity building for government officials;

15

  • Proven knowledge of international humanitarian, human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and women, peace and security frameworks;

10

  • Understanding of national legislation and policy frameworks and governance systems, including Ukrainian legislative framework related to reintegrtaion and IDPs;

10

  • Experience with organizing and participating in high-level dialogues, consultations and workshops, including with Members of Parliament, Government, CSOs, etc.;

5

  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and the United Nations would be considered an asset.

5

Total Obtainable Score

70

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be further considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the financial/price component is 30.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30

(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 the consideration).

Application and submission package:

The candidate’s application should include:

  1. P11 with indication of relevant experience in line with the ToR requirements.  Completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-11) form can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558  

Financial proposal (sample is provided below): The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days, travel costs (daily subsistence allowance and other in-country travel costs) and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).

Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:59 04 December 2020  by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: hr.ukraine@unwomen.org  with a subject “National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming  to the Ministry of Reintegration of the  Temporarily Occupied Territories of  Ukraine”.

Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.

Sample of Financial Proposal

The format shown on the following table is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal

  • Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*

 

Deliverables

# of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Price, UAH

(Lump Sum, All Inclusive)

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Total

max. # of working days (100%)

UAH……

*Basis for payment tranches

UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.

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