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Women Peace and Security Programme Assistant - National consultant

Tunis (Tunisia)

  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Tunis (Tunisia)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Administrative support
    • Security and Safety
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-22

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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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.Over the past years, and in response to the need for increased accountability for implementation of gender equality commitments, policies and financing decisions related to aid and domestic resources, UN Women played an active role collaborating with all its partners, to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed in strategies, programmes and action plans. Moreover, UN Women is leading the global efforts related to the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda. The ‘Women, Peace and Security agenda,’ founded by UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) in 2000 and followed by seven additional resolutions, outlines the UN, state and partner obligations for ensuring that the needs and priorities of women and girls impacted by conflicts are addressed, and that peace is brokered in an inclusive and sustainable manner.UNSCR 1325 recognizes the disproportionate and unique impact of conflict on women, and their under-valued and under-utilized contributions as active agents in peace, security and recovery. UN agencies and donor countries have identified the formulation of national action plans (NAPs) as a critical tool for moving forward Member State commitments in this area. These plans provide an opportunity for national stakeholders to identify priorities, determine responsibilities, and - when funded, allocate resources, and initiate strategic actions within a defined time frame.UN Women Libya, along with our partners are supporting the development of a roadmap for drafting and ratifying UNSCR 1325 on Women Peace and Security, in line with comprehensive national plans for a reconciliation. Libya is presented with a unique opportunity to develop not only a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 but re-confirm its commitment to placing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of national reconciliation and governance structures in Libya.In support of the above, UN Women is working on a programme for “Realizing Women Peace and Security at the heart of national recovery, reconciliation and governance in Libya through the development of a National Action Plan” among other programmes under the WPS agenda.

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision of the Women Peace and Security Analyst, the WPS Programme Assistant works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Programme Assistant provides programme, administrative, and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist in technical support to the formulation and management of WPS programmes

  • Participate to provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Help the team in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Support to review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Identify sources, gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers, in collaboration with the Programme team.
  • Provide administrative support for the audit of programmes/ projects and support implementation of audit recommendations;

2. Provide technical inputs to the financial management of the WPS Programme Unit

  • Assist with administrative support in monitoring and preparation of budget and the finances of programmes/projects;
  • Prepare PO packages for development projects events as required;
  • Create projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status, determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project;

3. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Participate to provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies ;
  • Maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

4. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building/sharing and communication efforts

  • Support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Assist with updating communication platforms, including social media and the preparation of newsletters and media content;
  • Proofread English and Arabic translated documents and assist with translation or interpretation as required.
  • Assist in the organization of trainings for the office staff and partners on programme and operations related issues;
  • Help the team in the organization of local and regional events under the WPS Projects, with a particular focus on communication and visibility;
  • Assist when required the Communications Officer to prepare media reports of humanitarian and development related reports.

5. Provide administrative support to the WPS Programme Unit

  •  Make all logistical arrangements for organization of meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
  •  Draft minutes in meetings as required;
  •  Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations, in collaboration with the WPS Programme team;
  •  Organize and coordinate filing of documents and maintain mailing lists;
  •  Perform any other communication, administrative and logistical duties as requested by the WPS Programme Officer.
Deliverables Timelines
Monthly report on:• Programme activities and their results;• Programme expenditures;• Communications of the programme; Monthly

 

Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

 

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of programme management;
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
  • Good financial and budgeting skills;
  • Good IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Communication, International Relations or related field.

Experience

  • At least 1 years of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building is required;
  •  Experience in WPS is required;
  •  Experience in country and/or region is required
  •  Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, international donors and CSO partners is a strong asset;
  •  Previous UN Women experience is a strong asset.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory
  • Knowledge of French is an asset

Evaluation Criteria

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)

  • Education: 20 points
  • Experience 30 points
  • Language 20 points (16 for required; 4 for the asset)

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.

Application

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 monthly rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all attachments, since the online application submission only permits to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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