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International Consultant – Development of Guideline on addressing the Domestic Violence (DV) in Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-26

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Afghanistan officially joined the United Nations (UN) on 19 November 1946. There are currently 24 UN agencies, funds and programmes in the UN Afghanistan Country Team, of which 20 are located in the country. The UN Country Team’s overall vision and work are aligned to the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework 2017 to 2021 (ANPDF) and detailed in the One UN for Afghanistan framework. 

The new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) that aims to support the Government in delivering on the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF II) for 2021 to 2025 is currently under development.

The Gender Working Group in Afghanistan is chaired by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women). It serves as a key mechanism for joint UN action and coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan, strengthens the performance of the UN Country Team (UNCT) on gender equality, and provides a forum for the sharing of information and tools in the implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment programming. In 2021, the Gender Working Group is focusing on supporting the application of a gender perspective in the new UNSDCF, and on strengthening and monitoring the UNCT’s accountability to gender equality, including through the promotion of the UNCT SWAP-Scorecard.

Within the framework of this work, the Gender Working Group is developing a guideline for United Nations (UN) personnel in Afghanistan on addressing domestic violence. UN staff should be able to access

resources and guidance, whether they are victims of domestic violence or know someone who has experienced violence. This consultancy aims to adapt the existing UN resource book on the United Nations personnel guidance for survivors of domestic violence to Afghanistan. The existing guidance has been designed to support UN staff members and other personnel who encounter domestic violence either in their own lives or that of colleagues.


Duties and Responsibilities


The primary objective of this consultancy is to support the Gender Working Group to develop a comprehensive guideline on addressing domestic violence for the United Nations Personnel in Afghanistan. The envisaged time frame of the consultancy is estimated to be 30 working days during the period from August to September 2021. Working closely with the United Nations Gender Working Group (GWG) in Afghanistan, and under the overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan, the International Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Facilitate consultations with the members of the GWG, UNAMA and other stakeholders including the service providers to identify the needs and obtaining inputs for developing the guideline.
  2. Conduct review of the existing tools including guidelines at global level and in other country contexts and develop a contextualized guideline based on the review.
  3. Develop a comprehensive guideline for the United Nation’s personnel to prevent and respond to Domestic Violence.

Payment will be made upon satisfactory receipt and approval of the following deliverables:



Tasks and Deliverables

working days


Facilitating consultations with the members of the GWG, UNAMA and other stakeholders including the service providers to identify the needs and obtaining inputs for the guideline development.

(10 working days)


  • Conducting review of the existing tools including guidelines at global level and in other country contexts and develop a contextualized guideline based on the review.
  • Drafting and presentation of the Preliminary Findings PowerPoint


Deliverable: Draft structure of the guideline on addressing domestic violence for UN personnel in Afghanistan and presentation to the GWG members (first quality reviewed by GWG members)

 (10 working days)


Finalizing the final comprehensive Guideline for the United Nation’s personnel on addressing domestic violence, ensuring all feedback from UN Women and GWG members has been integrated and tracked for transparency.


Deliverable: Final Guideline on addressing domestic violence for UN personnel in Afghanistan and annexes including the meeting minutes and presentations

(10 working days)


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

Functional Competencies

  • Substantive knowledge and experience related to current policies and practices in the fields of gender equality, protection, preparedness and humanitarian action, resilience and women, peace and security
  • Strong knowledge of the country
  • Skills in IM tools and visual representation of data analysis
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy research
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings
  • Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results-based management and reporting

Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings

Required Skills and Experience

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:


            Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

  1. Education
  • Advanced (Masters) degree in in Law, International Relations, Gender Studies, Social Sciences or other related fields.


  1. Experience and skills
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of law, human rights and/or gender equality, governance and public administration, or other related areas;
  • Proven in-depth knowledge of international and national standards and normative framework on gender-based violence;
  • At least 3 years of experience in directly working with victims of VAW/DV such as providing services to the victims/survivors of VAW/DV, including work with shelters and crisis centers;
  • Previous cooperation/working experience with the United Nations or international organizations is an asset.


  1. Language and report writing skills
  • Excellent command of English. Other UN languages an asset.


10 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %


Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.


I.Submission of application


Interested consultants can submit the following documents online.

  1. CV and UN Women P11 which can be downloaded from
  2. Letter of motivation with professional fee specifying a daily consultancy rate and a breakdown per deliverables listed above.
  3. List of 3 professional references that can be contacted.


Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee for each deliverable on daily basis. All the travels costs will be covered by UN Women according to UN Women’s rules and regulation and should not be included in the financial proposal.

All requested documents of the submission package (CV, Motivation Letter, P11 and financial proposal) should be combined in one document and uploaded when asked to upload the resume. Incomplete submission will not be considered.


Please use "International Consultant: Development of Guideline on Domestic Violence (DV) in Afghanistan” as the subject heading of your application.

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