UN Women

National Consultant (Developing Training Module on Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority and Conducting Training of Trainers with UN Staff and Personnel)

UN Women

Job Description

The UN Gender Equality Theme Group (GETG), co-chaired by UN Women and UNFPA, is a technical advisory and advocacy group on gender equality and Empowerment of Women and girls within the UN. GETG plays a vital role in the inter-agency Coordination for coherent joint UN action on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and support to UN Country Team (UNCT) in ensuring accountability to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Gender Mainstreaming and human rights-based approach are the two key programming principles of the UN. The Secretary General has also made prevention of sexual harassment and abuse of authority a priority across the UN.  The United Nations (UN) system is committed to upholding a work environment free of any form of discrimination and harassment, including Sexual Harassment (SH), and Abuse of Authority (AA). Sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct that undermines the core values of the United Nations. In March 2018, the UN Country Team (UNCT) Bangladesh formulated an Action Plan on Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority (PSHAA). As part of the Action Plan, the UNCT took a significant step by undertaking a Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) to gauge knowledge, attitude and practices of the UN staff members and personnel, and institutional capacity of UN organizations in Bangladesh to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and abuse of authority for a gender equitable and respectful work environment of the highest standards. Among the major findings of the assessment and as agreed by the UNCT, it is recommended to organize in-person trainings in interactive format for gender sensitization and to better understand and contextualize SH and AA. The CNA report also recommends organizing a Training of Trainers (TOT) with a select group of UN staff and personnel that will become the pool of trainers to conduct trainings in each agency. In this context, UN Women as Chair of UN GETG is looking for a suitable consultant to develop the training module and conduct a TOT for selected staff from UN Agencies. Purpose:  The objective of the assignment is to respond to the CNA findings by developing a PSHAA training module and organize a TOT for a select group of staff from different UN agencies to become trainers to conduct regular training in their own organization. Specific Objectives: 
  1. To develop a training module with easy, understandable, clear and contextualized contents on PSHAA.

  2. To conduct a TOT with the selected UN agency staff to provide them with in-depth orientation on the module and equip them with information, guidelines and interactive methodologies for rolling out the training in their respective agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of UN Women Country Representative and supervision of the GETG Secretariat and Gender Affairs Advisor, RCO, the consultant will be responsible to:
  • Review the UN agency SH policy Mapping report, CNA report, online training modules and other documents to learn and extract needful information and findings from the existing guidance and mechanisms in place for UN staff and personnel.

  • Carry out a brief needs assessment of the agencies through survey/interview of selected staff and personnel to collect information on the gender, diversity, SHAA related understanding and practices in their own organization.

  • Based on the documents review, needs assessment and CNA report findings, develop a training module for a one-day orientation covering issues like gender/diversity, unequal power relations, defining harassment, relevant gender/SH policies of UN, national/international legal instruments, workplace conducts and mediation techniques etc

  • Test the module in a day-long workshop with selected representatives from UN Agencies and GETG members and incorporate any changes accordingly.

  • Finalize the module.

  • Organize and conduct a day-long TOT with the selected representatives from UN agencies.

  • Prepare a brief report on the major takeaways and suggested way forwards from the TOT workshop

  • UN Women will provide the Consultant with the relevant studies, reports, policies and documents required for the desk review.

  • UN Women will coordinate the UN agencies for nomination of representatives from UN agencies and provide support in liaising with agencies for survey/interview.

  • UN Women will support the consultant with logistical arrangements for the testing workshop and TOT.

Duration of the assignment:  The assignment will commence on 13 January 2020 and be completed by 15 March 2020. Total duration of the works would be 20 days over a period of three month Deliverables: 1. Draft plan of the assessment, module content and TOT methodologies (1 working days) 31 January 2020 01 2. Conduct desk review (2 working days) 05 Feb 2020 02 3. Carry out Needs assessment of agencies (4 working Days) 10 February 2020 04 4. Draft training module (5 working days) 16 February 2020 05 5. Field Testing and finalization of module (3 working days) 25 February 2020 03 6. TOT with final report based on the feedback and comments from GETG (5 working days) 15 March 2020 05 Total Number of days 20 Working Days Supervision & Performance evaluation: Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. National consultant will be in direct contact with GETG Secretariat and Gender Affairs Advisor, RCO. Duty Station: Dhaka Travel and DSA: No DSA will be paid at the duty station. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station not required by the Terms of Reference is requested by UN women, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UN women’s expenses and the individual contractor shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s). Schedule of payment linked with deliverables: Full payment Submission of final TOT report 100% of the total contract amount shall be paid upon submission of all deliverables mentioned in the TOR. 15 March 2020 All acceptance and Certified by the UNWOMEN contract administratorCompetencies Core Values
  • Respect for Diversity

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:
  • Communication – Facilitates and encourages open and effective communication;

  • Inclusive Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement – Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively with stakeholders of different backgrounds

  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and deliver outputs in accordance with agreed time, costs and quality standards.

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues- Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment,

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to conduct training and orientations

  • Strong skills and experiences in communicating and presenting ideas for training development

  • Consistent approach of work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

  • Demonstrates openness to ideas and ability to manage complexities of the situations.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences such as gender studies/ development studies/sociology/ anthropology/ political science etc.

  • Minimum 05 years of experience working with gender and development related organization

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting need assessments and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials etc.

  • Substantive experience in delivering training and orientations, TOT related to gender and diversity, gender-based violence, sexual harassment etc.

  • Previous work with UN.

Language: Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as strong communication and presentation skills in English and Bangla. Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include allcosts components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (ifany work is to be done outside the SSA's duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the SSA in completing the assignment.The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done uponcompletion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages Evaluation Method and Criteria: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology. Cumulative Analysis- The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to thesolicitation;Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points out of 100) Criteria-01; Educational Qualification and diversification - Max Point 10 Criteria-02; Number of working experiences with gender and development related organization-Max Point 20 Criteria-03; Substantive experience in delivering training and orientations, TOT related to gender and diversity- Max Point 30 Criteria-04; Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting need assessments and developing training modules/curriculum, training materials etc- Max Point 20 Criteria-05; Previous work experience with UN- Max Point 10 Criteria-06; Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as strong communication and presentation skills in English and Bangla Max Point 10 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: Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (70) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate. Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.To be included as part of the proposal:•    A brief expression of interest: a brief narrative presenting your suitability for this assignment and proposed action plan for carry out of this assignment;•    UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment•    Sample work;•    Personal CV (of no more than 4 pages);•    Financial proposal for the full assignment as lumpsum amount, which may include fees for total assignment; expenses for materials and any other practical expenses. Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered. NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
  • UN Personal History Form;

  • Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);

  • Security Certificate BSAFE: EN: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891;

  • Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;

  • Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.

Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employme Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria. 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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