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 Ukraine implements its Country Strategy for 2018-2022, covering the following thematic areas: 1) Making gender equality priorities central to national reforms, governance, planning and budgeting; 2) Ending violence against women and girls; and 3) Strengthening implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Ukraine has joined and adopted most of the key international and regional gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights frameworks, and integrated these commitments into a number of national laws and policies. Ukraine joined the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and ratified key women’s human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol; localized the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with gender equality placed centrally in 10 of 17 Goals, 25 of 86 targets and 45 of 172 indicators; signed the EU Association Agreement; ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter; and signed the Istanbul Convention (pending ratification). The principle of equal rights of women and men is enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine and the country adopted a solid policy and legal framework, namely the National Action Plan on the CEDAW Concluding Observations, first and second National Action Plans for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 for 2016–2020 and 2021-2025 respectively, the National Strategy on Human Rights (2016-2020) and the State Programme on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men by 2021, which builds on the BPfA, SDGs and CEDAW, and integrates the measures to address multiple forms of discrimination. Since December 2017, UN Women implements the Building Democratic, Peaceful & Gender-Equal Society in Ukraine project funded by the Government of Norway, focusing on the implementation of Women, Peace and Security commitments and prevention of gender-based violence in the crisis-affected communities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia. The project supports the implementation of WPS commitments at regional and local levels and promotes the participation of women and girls, especially the vulnerable, affected by conflict in recovery, peace and community security planning in Eastern Ukraine. Women’s leadership and participation are essential for conflict prevention, the stabilization of societies and the establishment of sustainable peace. Women-led CSOs and human-rights CSOs have a key role in these efforts. Globally, Covid-19 outbreak has disproportionately affected women, girls, men and boys. The UN Secretary General re-iterated that women suffer mostly from the armed conflicts, being also most vulnerable of COVID-19 pandemic. UN Security Council Resolution 2242 recognized health pandemics as part of the peace and security landscape, and highlighted the need for prevention, protection and leadership of women to response and recovery. Emergency measures for increased security may put at risk women’s rights, safety and freedoms. Chances for human rights violations, including gender-based violence and harassment are higher for communities with ongoing military conflicts and social unrest. Lockdowns and security surveillance may cause grave consequences for women’s human rights, including with women’s underrepresentation in military and policing. Law enforcement officials and military represented mostly by men, are not necessarily sensitive to women’s needs and may even expose them to harassment. The shift to online modus operandi also risks narrowing the space for women’s Civil Society Organizations to operate and to undertake urgent advocacy and service delivery in support of women’s rights. The Rapid Gender Assessment on the Implications of Covid-19 in Ukraine conducted by UN Women in March-April 2020 demonstrated that all groups of women are exposed to higher risks of losing incomes and savings, experience significantly increased burden of unpaid household work and caring for children and the elderly, and have been exposed to increased incidences of gender-based and domestic violence. Women facing multiple forms of discrimination are at a higher risk of finding themselves in extreme poverty, in food insecurity, trapped in closed spaces with their perpetrators, without or with limited access to basic services and resources. Women’s leadership and participation in Covid-19 response and recovery can bring more effective, inclusive and fair policies, programmes, plans and budgets to address the pandemic. Against this backdrop, between December 2020 and April 2021, in the context of the aforementioned project UN Women is providing financial support to eight women-led organizations and human rights organizations in the form of Small Grants of up to USD 20,000 each to organization aiming at their Capacity Building and/or strengthening. The civil society organizations (CSO) benefitting from the financial support operate in one or more of the following areas: - Women’s leadership and participation in the WPS Agenda at the local, regional and national levels; - Women-led peacebuilding, peaceful co-existence and/or social cohesion; - Conflict-related sexual violence; - Gender-responsive Covid-19 response and recovery for the benefit of vulnerable groups of women, facing multiple forms of discrimination in at least one of the of the following regions: Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia. The funded projects through Small Grants comprise the following activities: ·introducing and improving organizational systems, tools, and processes; ·training of workforce in technical and managerial skills; and, ·supporting with equipment such as copiers, scanners, printers, laptops and computers  Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Constitution of Ukraine, dated 28 June 1996. Available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/254%D0%BA/96-%D0%B2%D1%80#Text Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Decree # 634-? dated 5 September 2018 “On approval of “National Action Plan on Implementation of the Concluding Observations to the 8th Periodic Report of Ukraine on Convention of Elimination of All Forms Discrimination Against Women until 2021”. Available at https://www.kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/pro-go-planu-dij-z-vikonannya-rekomo-zhinok-do-vosmoyi-periodichnoyi-dopovidi-ukrayini-pro-vikonannya-konvenciyi-pro-likvidaciyu-vsih-form-diskriminaciyi-shchodo-zhinok-na-period-do-2021-roku  Ukraine. The National Strategy on Human Rights: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/501/2015 Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Decree #273 dated 11 April 2018 “On approval of the State Social Programme on Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men until 2021”. Available at https://kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/pro-zatverdzhennya-derzhavnoyi-socialnoyi-programi-zabezpechennya-rivnih-prav-ta-mozhlivostej-zhinok-i-cholovikiv-na-period-do-2021-roku  UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women, 9 April 2020. Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2020/04/policy-brief-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-women  Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2242 (2015) to Improve Implementation of Landmark Text on Women, Peace, Security Agenda. Available at: https://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc12076.doc.htm  UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women, 9 April 2020. Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2020/04/policy-brief-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-women  https://eca.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2020/05/rapid-gender-assessment-of-the-situation-and-needs-of-women  https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2020/policy-brief-covid-19-and-womens-leadership-en.pdf?la=en&vs=409Apply Now
Duties and ResponsibilitiesUN Women seeks to hire one National Consultant to provide expert support to the eight selected CSOs for capacity development, for the effective implementation of the Small Grants and to support UN Women Ukraine Office in the monitoring of the Small Grants projects. The Consultant will undertake the following tasks: TASK 1: Provide support to UN Women Ukraine for the capacity development of the eight selected CSOs in the field of gender-sensitive and results-based project management by providing day-to-day guidance and advice to the CSOs, and providing such expertise during two online capacity development training workshops to be organized by UN Women. The capacity development support will take as the basis UN Women’s corporate “Responsible Party Risk Based Capacity Assessment Questionnaire”, a tool deployed by UN Women when selecting programme partners. TASK 2: Provide Technical Support to UN Women Ukraine to review the progress and financial reports submitted by the Small Grantees, and provide guidance to the Small Grantees to submit quality and timely reports. Each project (8 in total) will submit two brief progress and financial reports. Participate in online coordination/monitoring meetings to be organized with the Small Grantees, help prepare the minutes and follow-up with the Small Grantees to implement the agreed action points emanating from the coordination/monitoring meetings. Assignment Deliverables for the National Evaluation Consultant: Monthly time-sheets and brief progress reports comprised of capacity development support provided to the civil society organizations and the technical support to UN Women. By 1 February 2021 By 1 March 2021 By 1 April 2021 28 Final report about the work undertaken, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted. By 15 April 2021 2 Total 30 Inputs:
- The Consultant is expected use her/his own computer.
- UN Women will provide the Consultant with the resource materials and facilitate contacts with the CSOs.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, political science, development studies or another related field.
- Minimum two years of progressive professional experience in the field gender equality and/or women’s empowerment;
- Minimum one year experience in the field of capacity development of CSOs on project management/programme implementation.
- Proven experience in Results-based Management of projects/programmes.
- Previous knowledge of the UN system and development agencies is a strong asset.
- Proficiency in English and Ukrainian.
- Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
- Minimum two years of progressive professional experience in the field gender equality and/or women’s empowerment; (15 points)
- Minimum one year experience in the field of capacity development of CSOs on project management/programme implementation. (18 points)
- Proven experience in results-based management of projects/programmes. (12 points)
- Previous knowledge of the UN system and development agencies is an asset. (5 points)
- Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be further considered and evaluated.
- The total number of points allocated for the financial/price component is 30.
- The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
- A brief Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment. Completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-11) form, that can be downloaded from:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
- Proposal. The financial proposal shall specify?a total lump sum?amount with a breakdown of a daily professional rate per number of anticipated working days to include daily subsistence allowance, international travel related costs, and other costs (telephone, etc.).
- Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than Ukraine midnight time on 11 December 2020 by submitting 2 attachments: 1) technical (P-11 and a Letter of Interest) as well as 2) financial proposals to the following e-mail address: email@example.com with a subject “National Consultant for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organizations Operating in the Field of Women, Peace and Security Applications. Without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.