UN Women

National Consultant (Support LEPL Georgian Innovations and Technology Agency)

UN Women

Job Description

Background Since December 2017, UN Women Georgia Country Office has been implementing the project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment” (JAWE), generously funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. The project aims to ensure women's economic rights and inclusion in Georgia by supporting the private sector and the Government to create an enabling environment, and by building women's capacities to capitalize on available decent work opportunities. The project beneficiaries include three main target groups: the private sector, government and vulnerable and marginalized groups of women, as well as women business enterprises. The project has three outputs with activities engaging these three groups and building Sustainable and mutually beneficial links between them. All outputs contribute to one outcome, for women to fully realize their economic rights with the support of a gender-responsive private sector and an enabling State legislative and economic environment. The outcome aims to contribute to the overall goal that women, particularly the poorest and most excluded, are economically empowered and benefit from development in Georgia. UN Women in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) introduced a methodology of Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) to Georgia in November 2012. In May-April 2018, UN Women supported the training and certification of PGA facilitators in International Training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy. PGA methodology is a tool, which if fully applied, can in a complexity benefit not only those organizations that will undergo such audits, but also beneficiaries of these organizations. With this vision in mind, UN Women conducted the PGAs of the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia (MTA), Enterprise Georgia (EG), Innovations and Technology Agency of Georgia (GITA). The PGA process in all three institutions went very smoothly with all the recommendations generated by the PGA exercises accepted by the entities. In order to ensure consistent and systemic follow up of PGA recommendations, UN Women, in consultations with GITA and MTA decided to further support the mentioned agencies technically and hire a National Consultant who will support the entities in translating the recommendations generated by PGAs, as well as by the Parliamentary Thematic Enquiry on Women’s Participation in State Funded Economic Programs into the action plan with defined timelines and specific and measurable indicators. The action plans should be drafted using the Result-Based Management principles and be adjusted to the existing internal action plans of the entities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
  • Review the reports of the Participatory Gender Audit as well as Parliamentary Thematic Enquiry on Women’s Participation in State Funded Economic Programs;

  • In close consultations with MTA and GITA elaborate the first drafts of the Gender Equality Action Plans of the agencies (separate action plan for each agency);

  • Review existing programmes of GITA and come up with the specific recommendations on how to mainstream gender in them;

  • As necessary, conduct complementary interviews with the representatives of the agencies/request additional information;

  • Conduct and facilitate participatory joint workshops with the representatives of the agencies (one for each agency) and discuss and finalize the draft Action Plans;

  • Submit the finalized action plans as well as the report on the tasks implemented to UN Women.

Deliverables:
  • Work plan with timelines in line with duties and responsibilities spelled above submitted to UN Women (1 working day) –by January 20, 2020;

  • Recommendations on Gender Mainstreaming of GITA programmes drafted and submitted to UN Women (2 working days) - by January 25, 2020;

  • The first drafts of the Gender Equality Action Plans of the agencies drafted (separate action plan for each agency) and submitted to UN Women (6 working days) - February 15, 2020;

  • Participatory joint workshops with the representatives of the agencies (one for each agency) to discuss and finalize the draft Action Plans as well as recommendations for gender mainstreaming of GITA programmes (only for GITA) prepared and conducted (2 working days) – March 1, 2020;

  • Final report prepared and submitted to UN Women (1 working day) – March 10, 2020.

Competencies

Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

  • Accountability

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Effective Communication

  • Inclusive Collaboration

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • University degree (Masters) in Law, Gender, Human Rights, Labor relations, Sociology or similar fields;

Experience and competencies:
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights;

  • Good understanding and proved knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles;

  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data;

Language:
  • Fluency in Georgian

Evaluation Procedure: The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation. The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
  • University degree (Masters) in Law, Gender, Human Rights, Labor relations, Sociology or similar fields;

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights;

  • Fluency in Georgian.

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
  • University degree (Masters) in Law, Gender, Human Rights, Labor relations, Sociology or similar fields (max 40 points);

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights (max 100 points);

  • Good understanding and proved knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles (max 90 points);

  • Good writing skills with demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data (max 90 points);

  • Fluency in Georgian (max 30 points).

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals. Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150 S – score received on financial evaluation; Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F – financial offer under consideration. The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring). Management arrangements: The Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of UN Women Programme Analyst. Financial arrangements: Payment will be made in two instalments per deliverables submitted, accepted and approved by UN Women: Instalment I: 30% upon the submission of deliverable 1 and 2 Instalment II: 70% upon submission of deliverables 3, 4 and 5 Application submission package:
  • CV;

  • Duly filled Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (breakdown of this lump sum amount, indicating all necessary costs to complete this assignment- including travel and one overnight stay in Batumi).

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. 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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