|Location :||Home-based with missions to Tunisia|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||8d 5h 54m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 Months|
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 is mandated by the UN Security Council to lead on UN system-wide coordination on Women, Peace, and Security, and to this end, UN Women has been working with governments, UN partners and civil society through the region to support women’s participation and influence at all levels of decision-making to prevent and resolve conflict and to address issues of extremism. Women across divides play a crucial role in mobilizing actors for inclusive peacebuilding through collective action and mediation at the formal and informal levels. Supporting them in mobilizing support and enhancing their voices can contribute to resuming and continuing peace dialogue in a more inclusive way.
The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality
The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality will take place from the 16-18 of April 2019 and provides an opportunity to continue to pursue efforts initiated during the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality organized in April 2018. The Stockholm Forum gathered the main global constituencies involved in promoting Gender Equality as one of the key goals and one of the main catalysts of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. Building on the momentum of Stockholm Forum and taking into consideration the necessity to keep working on the Gender Equality agenda and follow up the initiatives, commitments, and partnerships that have resulted from the Stockholm Forum, Tunisia will host a second forum in 2019 with the support of Sweden Government. This second forum, that will take place almost 5 years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and one year before the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), as well as one year before the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The forum will be an opportunity to mobilize women leaders from Parliament, Government and Regional and Local Governments and reinforce their voice, networking and advocacy in order to make international commitments a reality on the ground (from global to local). The forum will be an initial consultation for Beijing + 25, as well as a platform for discussion, interactions with key actors from government, public administration, civil society, the private sector, and the media to share and multiply breakthroughs that make a difference for individuals and societies alike.
Reporting to the dual Country Representative for Libya and Tunisia, a consultant is required to support the Tunisia UN Women Office with organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality. The consultant will be home-based with missions to Tunisia and will provide content and logistical support to the Representative to ensure the successful achievement of the aim of the Forum, which is to capitalize on the results of the 2018 Stockholm Forum and build on the momentum of the Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Beijing Conference.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
The consultant will submit monthly progress reports on their progress to provide content and logistical support to the Representative to ensure the successful achievement of the aim of the Tunisia Gender Equality Forum.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
Required Skills and Experience
The contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical).
Criteria Weight Technical: 70%
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70 points. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points (70%) will be considered as a technically-qualified candidate.
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30%
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
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.
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.
UN Women is applying a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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