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 Jordan Country Office is one of the largest UN Women field presences and operates in a complex humanitarian-development-peace context and across the triple mandate of UN Women – coordination, normative and programmatic. In the current context of UN Development System Reform and the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of women and girls, it is crucial that the Jordan UN Country Team is supported to deliver on its commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and in its support to the Government of Jordan.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Representative, and in close coordination with the Deputy Representative/Head of Programme and relevant units, the Coordination Consultant will support UN Women’s inter-agency coordination portfolio through key UN planning frameworks (including the UNSDF and UN Socio-Economic Framework for the Covid-19 Response and Recovery and will support the strategic coordination of Jordan's priorities for gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEEW). The Coordination Consultant will: work with the UNCT Gender Task Team (GTT) chaired by UN Women to implement the UN Jordan UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard recommendations and to identify opportunities for joint UN initiatives/programmes); work with the Gender Partners Coordination Group which brings together Ambassadors, the head of the National Women's Machinery and the UN to strengthen coordination of international support; and identify entry points for UN technical experts in the provision of integrated GEEW policy advice to the Government of Jordan through the UNCT.
In this regard UN Women Jordan Country office seeks to hire an international consultant in line with the below scope of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Representative, and in close coordination with the Deputy Representative/Head of Programme, the Coordination Consultant will perform the following tasks:
1. Provide support to the Country Representative in strategic planning for the Jordan Country Office
- Provide substantive inputs on the formulation of concept notes for UN Women's coordination portfolio
- Provide inputs to the development of country programming processes and products, including the annual workplan, Strategic Note, and programme/ project documents; the preparation of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other UN system joint programming documents;
- Follow up on required action/outstanding issues and report on outcome/ result. Alert the Country Representative on critical issues to be addressed.
2. Provide technical support to the Country Representative and Jordan Country Office on inter-agency coordination
- Provide technical support to joint inter-agency UN planning processes and similar exercises;
- Prepare briefing materials for the Jordan Country Office on issues to be discussed in the UN and other events and meetings;
- Prepare background materials and analysis for the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) on the gender dynamics and opportunities to support the inclusion of GEEW in UNCT plans and priorities;
- Provide technical support to UNCT in monitoring and reporting and prepare analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women’s coordination work, as necessary;
- Lead the coordination of the Gender Task Team (GTT) and ensure implementation of the recommendations of the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard through the GTT work plan.
3. Provide technical support to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts
- Provide support in delivering activities and other promotional events to engage bilateral and multilateral institutions/ donors, private sector and civil society to expand and/or sustain interest and resources for UN Women programmes and joint UN system programmes;
- Prepare background documents and analysis for the Country Representative to forge and implement strategic partnerships to increase outreach on UN Women’s coordination work in country;
- Provide support to development partners and national counterparts on implementation and follow-up of key UN frameworks and conventions on gender equality, including CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, Universal Periodic Reviews, Voluntary National Reviews.
- Provide support to development partners and national counterparts for engagement in and follow-up on commitments of intergovernmental processes including Generation Equality Forum, the Commission on the Status of Women;
- Provide coordination and secretariat support of the Gender Partners Coordination Group (GPCG) including knowledge management and advocacy. Support the GPCG technical working group in implementation of its annual work plan.
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- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- 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
- Good knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues
- Good knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes
- Good knowledge of results-based programme planning and management
- Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets and activities in the UN planning processes
- Good analytical skills
Ability to provide advice and support.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master's degree (or equivalent) in international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science field is required
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building, in the field of gender equality and the empowerment of women;
- Experience of working in gender equality and women’s rights at the international level is required
Prior experience in working with the UN System is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required
Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
- Criteria 1: Education (5 points)
- Criteria Experience and skills2: (60 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
- Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
- The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
- UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
- Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.