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National Consultant to Support Institutionalization of GIA

Home-based

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Home-based
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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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. UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

In September 2019 UN Women Georgia Country Office (CO) with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched a three-year project "Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia" (GG4GEG) and with it launched the Office`s work in UN Women corporate thematic area of mainstreaming gender into national planning and budgeting (GNP). The GG4GEG project that is the GNP thematic area of UN Women Georgia CO`s work responds directly to gender equality and gender mainstreaming commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia at the international and national levels and aims to strengthen governance systems for gender equality in Georgia.

Integrating a gender perspective in all policy-making processes at all levels is an essential means for achieving gender equality. When institutions, laws, policies and programs fully integrate gender considerations into their work they produce better and more equitable results for men and women, therefore contributing to the good governance.

Traditionally, government policy and legislation have been viewed as gender-neutral on the assumption that the formulation and administration of public policy benefits all members of the public equally. Nevertheless, laws and policies often impact women and men differently. Moreover, laws and policies may exacerbate social, cultural or economic inequalities between women and men. In this connection, Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) is increasingly recognized as an essential instrument for assessing the impact of the new law/policy on the lives of women and men and their impact on gender equality. The ultimate goal of GIA is to improve the design and planning of the policy/legislation under consideration, in order to prevent a negative impact of gender equality and to strengthen gender equality through better design, transformative legislation and policies.

Under the GG4GEG project, UN Women is supporting national partners and the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council (GEC) in institutionalizing GIA as a part of the law-making processes in Georgia. To support this initiative, UN Women will hire a national consultant. The overall objective of the consultancy is to support GEC in developing concept note and a package of legislative amendments on institutionalizing GIA as a part of law-making processes.

The consultant will work with the technical support form UN Women Georgia in close coordination with the GEC working group on institutionalizing GIA comprised of representatives of legislative and executive government, as well as development partners (NDI, GGI, UNDP). The drafting process shall be aligned with the international benchmarks and best practices, as well as relevant national legal infrastructure and will be further supported by UN Women’s international consultant on GIA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant under the direct supervision of UN Women Governance Programme Analyst are:

  • Review and analyse relevant international and national legal/policy frameworks, including Georgia’s international and national commitments to gender equality and gender mainstreaming, as well as international standards and methodological frameworks on GIA.
  • In cooperation with the GEC, engage in consultations with the representatives of the parliament, line ministries/stage agencies, civil society organizations and think tanks to collect inputs for the concept note and a package of legislative amendments on GIA.
  • In close cooperation with the GEC GIA working group and UN Women’s international consultant on GIA, develop concept note and a package of legislative amendments on GIA.
  • Participate in thematic meetings, discussions and hearings in this process as requested.

Deliverables:

  • Desk review conducted and detailed workplan in line with duties and responsibilities spelled above developed and submitted to UN Women (5 working day)– by 09 July 2021;
  • Consultations held with representatives of parliament, line ministries, civil society organizations etc. (5 working days) – by 16 July 2021;
  • Based on the analysis of the desk review and outcomes of the consultation meetings develop and present a first draft of the concept note on institutionalizing GIA to GEC working group (5 working days) - by 28 July 2021;
  • In line with the concept note on institutionalizing GIA, develop draft package of legislative amendments (5 working days) – by 09 August 2021;
  • Draft package of legislative amendments on institutionalizing GIA presented, feedback incorporated, and the final draft submitted to UN Women (3 working days) by 10 September 2021.

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

Education:

  • At least Master’s degree in law, human rights, gender/women’s studies, or related field

Experience: 

  • At least 3 years of experience working on issues related to gender, human rights, development issues and the sustainable development agenda.
  • At least 2 years of experience in drafting legislative proposals, policies, strategies and alike.
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming tools, including GIA will be an asset.
  • Experience in working with governmental stakeholders will be an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and 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:

  • At least Master’s degree in law, human rights, gender/women’s studies, or related field;
  • At least 3 years of experience working on issues related to gender, governance, human rights and/or development issues;
  • At least 2 years of experience in drafting legislative proposals/policies/strategies et al;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English.

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • At least Master’s degree in law, human rights, gender/women’s studies, or related field (max 80 points);
  • At least 3 years of experience working on issues related to gender, governance, human rights, development issues and the sustainable development agenda (max 90 points);
  • At least 2 years of experience in drafting legislative proposals, policies, strategies and alike (max 100 points);
  • Familiarity with gender mainstreaming tools, including GIA will be an asset (max 30 points);
  • Experience in working with governmental stakeholders will be an asset (max 30 points);
  • Fluency in Georgian and English (max 20 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 UN Women Governance Programme Analyst.

Financial arrangements:

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

  • Deliverables 1, 2,3 – 65 %
  • Deliverables 4, 5 – 35

Application submission package:

  • Duly filled in Personal History Form PHF11 that 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  
  • CV;
  • 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.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.
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