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International consultant to conduct analysis and assessment of draft, existing and new legislation on family and gender policy, and domestic violence in Kazakhstan

Home Based - May require travel

  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Remote | Home Based - May require travel
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-02

Background

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.

UN Women, upon request, in partnership with the National Commission on Women Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other partners, provides expert and technical support to revise the existing legal framework and ongoing initiatives in the field of gender equality, empowerment of women, elimination of gender-based and domestic violence, etc. and to improve the collection of necessary data and their analysis and monitoring.

In this regard, UN Women Kazakhstan plans to hire an international consultant, in order to ensure a high-quality analysis of the draft and existing legislation in the listed above areas and provide comparative analysis for these laws in line with international norms and standards (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Istanbul Convention etc).

The findings will be shared and discussed with the relevant partners for helping them to make relevant decisions on improving relevant legislation in Kazakhstan. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist, UN Women Kazakhstan plans to hire an international consultant, in order to ensure a high-quality analysis of the draft and existing legislation in the listed above areas and provide comparative analysis for these laws in line with international norms and standards (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Istanbul Convention, SDGs, etc.).

The findings will be shared and discussed with the relevant partners for helping them to make relevant decisions on improving relevant legislation in Kazakhstan. S/he is also expected to provide overview of concrete examples of international best practices.

International consultant will provide high-quality analysis of the draft and existing legislation in the listed above areas and provide comparative analysis for these laws in line with international norms and standards (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Istanbul Convention, SDGs, etc.) is expected to undertake the following specific tasks:

  1. Based on the review of the resource materials to review and provide expertise and assessment of the relevant legislation piece, to provide their alignment with international norms and standards (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Istanbul Convention, SDGs, etc);
  2. Preparation of an analytical report with supporting documents and concrete legal recommendations to be introduced in the relevant on the results of the work done.
  3. Conduct several online briefings/consultations with local stakeholders and developers of the law.  For each case number of briefings/consultations will be discussed and agreed in advance.

The International consultant is expected to work home based and consult with UN Women online.

All deliverables must be certified and approved by UN Women. UN Women will develop and disseminate among recruited consultants separate ToR for each particular assignment.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

To learn more about UN Women values and competencies, please follow the link:  https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Required Skills and Experience

The selection process of International consultant will be by following criteria:

Education:

- University degree in gender studies, law, public/business administration, political/international affairs communications, sociology, and other relevant fields.

Experience:

- Minimum 3 years of experience in related field.

- Experience with UN agencies and other international organizations, as well as with government agencies is an asset.

Applicants must meet the above minimum qualification requirements which will be included in the technical evaluation process in the future. The next stage of the assessment process will be maintained by cumulative analysis methodology of technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%) of the candidate.

Criteria

Description

Maximum points

Education

University degree in gender studies, law, public/business administration, political/international affairs communications, sociology, and other relevant fields.

100

Experience

Minimum 3 years of experience in developing laws in the sphere of gender studies and domestic violence in related field.

 

Experience with UN agencies and other international organizations, as well as with government agencies is an asset.

3 years – 100

3 – 7 years – 200

<7 years 300

 

 

300

Maximum total technical scoring (70%):

700

Only candidates, who will accumulate at least 490 (70%) points of the maximum 700 points during the technical evaluation process, will be qualified for financial proposal*.

* Each candidate will be requested to submit daily remuneration fee in KZT.

The financial offers of the technically qualified candidates will be requested and will be weighted in terms of selection points as per below formula:

B = T + Clow / C x 300 where

T- is the universal technical score awarded to the evaluation of the proposal (only those proposals that pass 70% of the technical evaluation);

C is the financial offer of the candidate; and

Clow- is the lowest financial proposal among all evaluated candidates;

300 is the maximum financial point that can be obtained.

The successful candidate will have accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical and financial scoring).

Payment will be made only if expected results will be achieved agreed package of documents and reports provided without delay and approval of UNDP SI.

 

Application Process

All documents should be sent including:

Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document

e.g. P11, CV must be scanned as one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, hires, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational needs.  

If you require any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information with your application. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All selected candidates will be required to adhere to UN-Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN-Women staff and will therefore be subject to a thorough background and background check. (A background check will include verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to conduct a background check.) 

 

 

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