National experts in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Ending Violence against Women - Home-based
UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, was created to accelerate progress towards the fulfillment of their rights around the world. UN Women assists UN Member States in setting international norms and standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to develop laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards.
Building on the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN-Women works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achieving equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, the protection of human rights, humanitarian action and the advancement of peace and security. With women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN-Women leads and coordinates the efforts of the United Nations system to ensure commitments to gender equality and gender mainstreaming. UN-Women provides coherent leadership and support for the priorities and efforts of Member States, forging effective partnerships with civil society and other stakeholders.
To establish a broad network of qualified gender experts with expertise in the priority areas of work covered by UN-Women's mandate, a call is being made for a local roster of experts and trainers. This list is intended to facilitate the selection, recruitment and assessment of experts in various subject areas.
Maintaining progress towards gender equality during the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority today. Governments must put women at the forefront of response and reconstruction with equal representation and decision-making power. Gender approaches should be mainstreamed in response teams in order to ensure public health efforts that target women; providing measures to protect and stimulate the economy targeted at women. Unpaid care work should be recognized as a vital contribution to the economy. Women suffer from a shadow pandemic of gender-based violence during COVID-19. Governments around the world must make prevention and compensation for violence against women a key focus of their national response plans. Nearly one in five women worldwide has experienced violence in the past year, and many are now trapped at home with their abuser. Humanitarian access is also limited for service providers to combat sexual and gender-based violence. The pandemic crisis is having a significant impact on women. Women play a disproportionate role in the response to the virus, including as front line health workers and home caregivers. Women work disproportionately in vulnerable labor markets — nearly 60% of women work in the informal economy — and are at greater risk of poverty. Women's unpaid care work has increased as a result of school closures and the increased needs of older people.
In this context, UN-Women is seeking to hire Local Consultants with expertise in the following GEWE and EVAW areas:
Area 1: Legal and policy reform and legislative drafting on the elimination of violence against women and girls; gender-sensitive language in legislation and various administrative guidelines and instructions;
Area 2: Access to basic services and development of standards for the provision of comprehensive services for survivors, strengthening of institutions;
Area 3: Access to justice: jurisprudence, criminal and civil legislation, horizontal and vertical interaction of responsible state bodies;
Area 4: Prevention of violence against women and girls: advocacy and changing social norms, establishing evidence-based causality; legal aid for women and girls and their families; psychological support; awareness raising for men and boys;
Area 5: Data collection on violence against women and girls: conducting qualitative and quantitative research, quality control of research data, experience with administrative data.
The consultant will be under the direct supervision and reporting to the Kazakhstan Office Programme Specialist/ Country Representative
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Technical Guidance through conducting consultations with stakeholders on the elimination of violence against women and girls;
2. Technical legislative Analysis of national and / or international legislation in the field of elimination of violence against women and girls, and presentation of results;
3. Development of guidelines for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls;
4. Development and delivery of training sessions;
5. Development and delivery of presentations;
6. Organization of events and provision of reports on the results achieved (qualitative and quantitative);
7. Development of technical specifications for experts;
8. Other tasks as assigned by the Project Manager on EVAW related to the above.
Consultants will be engaged under a long-term retainer contract will be guided by a specific assignment clearly stipulating the nature and scope of work, list of deliverables, timeframe and the outcome.
- Respect for diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Proven research, analytical and drafting skills,
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various public and non-public stakeholders including in the areas of gender equality and violence against women;
- Excellent writing skills in Russian, and preferably in English;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Strong initiative-taker;
- Focuses on impact and results for the partner;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Required Skills and Experience
• Degree in jurisprudence, international law, social science or an area relevant to the requirements of the TOR.
• At least 5 years of professional experience in one of the above areas (provide links to publications, studies, draft laws, etc. to confirm technical knowledge and experience).
• Demonstrated experience in implementing changes in legislation and programs on gender equality and the elimination of violence against women and girls; and in developing a results-oriented program based on indicators and quality reporting.
• Proven organizational experience in building strategic partnerships in the country with government agencies, women-led organizations, CSOs and other partners.
• Demonstrated experience in developing quality research methodology, including consultation with government and non-government partners, and extensive analytical review of documents.
• Excellent knowledge of the principles of results-based management.
• Experience in developing and delivering training programs, toolkits, assessment, and monitoring matrices, and mentoring in the above areas.
• Knowledge of human / women's rights treaties (international and national).
• Contacts among state and non-state partners.
Successful candidates will be awarded contracts for 2 calendar years, depending on the needs of UN-Women. Based on each individual technical task, the contract will indicate the full scope of work to be performed, the number of working days and the daily rate of payment will be fixed in accordance with the financial proposal provided.
Payment for the work / services will be made de facto according to the days worked and the contract daily rate and only after the positive certification of the work/services by the responsible staff of UN Women
As this is a retainer contract, the consultant will be paid either at the end of each requested piece of work or monthly (depending on volume of work assigned).
Degree in jurisprudence, international law, social science or an area relevant to the requirements of the TOR.
At least 5 years of professional experience in one of the required expertise areas
Demonstrated experience in implementing changes in legislation and programs on gender equality and the elimination of violence against women and girls; and in developing a results-oriented program based on indicators and quality reporting.
Proven organizational experience in building strategic partnerships in the country with government agencies, women-led organizations, CSOs and other partners.
Demonstrated experience in developing quality research methodology, including consultation with government and non-government partners, and extensive analytical review of documents.
Excellent knowledge of the principles of results-based management.
Experience in developing and delivering training programs, toolkits, assessment, and monitoring matrices, and mentoring in the above areas.
Knowledge of human / women's rights treaties (international and national).
Contacts among state and non-state partners.
Applicants who score at least 490 (70%) points out of the maximum 700 points in the technical evaluation process will be qualified to evaluate the financial proposal. Each candidate must provide a daily rate fee in Kazakhstan Tenge.
The successful candidate will have accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical and financial scoring).
All documents should be provided including:
• CV/UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded fromhttp://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;• Supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about thecandidate’s experience;
- Daily rate in Kazakhstani Tenge. Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall consider various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services).
- Travel, if requested by the office, will be paid in addition to the above daily fee.
All applicants should note that this is a retainer contract and therefore there is no guarantee by UN Women of minimum number of days the consultant will be engaged for. The contract will not exceed the total number of working days as stated above. If additional days are required from the consultant, this will be done through a new contract extension to the parent contract.
Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document
e.g. P11, CV, financial proposal, cover letter, other support documents must be scanned and attached as one file at jobs-admin.undp.org portal. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment
Only short-listed candidate will be contacted for further evaluation.