UN Women

China Gender Fund Programme Consultant

UN Women

Job Description

  UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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’s China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (ii) ending violence against women; and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.

The China Gender Fund (CGF) the programme designed in UN Women China Office to address all those emerging trends affecting the promotion of gender equality in China, gather data about these trends, and communicate them to duty bearers, so that the duty bearers can take actions to reduce gender-based discrimination. In the past few years, the CGF has addressed a wide variety of newly emerged gender issues in China: Gender and Climate Change, LGBTI rights, Gender and Migration, Gender Equality and Philanthropy, and Gender Equality and AI, etc. The CGF will continue to identify and address these types of gender issues as they emerge.  The CGF supports innovative projects that: encourage gender advocates to promote and disseminate information and materials across a broad range of media; increase gender awareness and capacity of policy makers; support and raise awareness of successful local pilots; promote dialogue between women’s movements, policy makers, and UN and donors; and support targeted research, Data Collection, and Analysis on the newly emerging gender issues to influence policy and strengthen advocacy efforts.

To accomplish this overall goal, the CGF works within the framework of international instruments on human rights and gender equality, such as CEDAW, the BPFA, and the SDGs, and contributes significantly to promoting other international rights conventions too. These documents, especially CEDAW, are integrated into all aspects of the CGF programme, from grant applications, application review, grantee training and to grantee’s presenting project results. The CGF’s Calls for Proposals and grant application screening procedures are based on the TAC’s human rights- and gender-based analysis of underlying causes and barriers to human rights and gender equality in China.

A stock take review of the China Gender Fund was completed in 2020, and new strategy of the CGF has been developed. The stock take review shows that a combination of knowledge-, human-, and relationship capital in programming produces value addition with multiplier effects, and that a focus on evidence informed Policy Advocacy and Capacity Development is effective in development of gender responsive policy, standards and legislations. This will be achieved by changing the grant-making structure to be more strategic through enhanced services and greater funding, while also prioritizing more sector Building Services including advocacy and learning events and knowledge management.

UN Women China office is seeking to recruit a short-term specialist for the above duration, whose duties are as articulated below. Under the guidance and supervision of the CGF Programme Manager of UN Women China, the consultant will help develop the CGF knowledge product system, and some knowledge products such as training module on CEDAW and advocacy.

The Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Specialist works in close collaboration with the CGF and relevant parties to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of CGF Programme Manager of UN Women China, the Specialist is responsible for the following:
  •  Review all the knowledge products developed under the CGF including laws/polices issued through CGF’s intervention, results achieved by every CGF supported project, and develop CGF knowledge management system.
  • Review all the training materials that CGF has on CEDAW; systemize the training module; research online Training Courses from UN Women’s HQ website and optimize the training courses the CGF has;
  • Develop a comprehensive CEDAW training modules based on existing training modules of UN women .
Deliverables and Timeline

Review all the materials of the CGF especially the knowledge products including the results achieved, policies/laws issued under the CGF’s intervention, training materials, publications, booklets, and develop CGF knowledge management system.

A draft work plan and timelines for the establishment of knowledge management 15 Mar-25 Mar 2021 CGF Knowledge management system, catalog of the results achieved by the CGF including template, catalogue for search and a data-base of all relevant resources reviewed 1 April 20- April Mar 2021 Review all the training materials that CGF developed on CEDAW and search relevant training materials online (UN Women HQ) to develop CGF CEDAW training module.

Training module on CEDAW in PowerPoint format and online course format A comprehensive training resource on CEDAW/gender 18 May-28 May 2021 Note: Timeline may be adjusted based on the progress of UN Women China Strategic Note development.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:

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

  • Proficient in using MS Word and Excel.
  • Able to work independently and under strict deadlines.
  • Profound knowledge on China’ policy and legal system.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A Master degree in the field of international development, gender studies, or development related areas with at least 7 years of experience in gender equality and other development programming, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region. Or Bachelor's degree in those fields with 9 years of the above-mentioned work experience is a must.
  • Rich experiences in knowledge products management.
  • Experiences in development of training module.
  • Has experience in evaluating or reviewing the impact for projects in development field is an asset.
  • Demonstrated abilities and track record writing high quality English-language reports and programme documents for fund raising.
Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100.  Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • 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 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application online and send an email to gao.tao@unwomen.org with a subject line as “Application for CGF Consultant for Knowledge Products” no later than 25 Feb 2021, 12 pm Beijing time.

The Submission package includes:
  • CV
  • Education certificate
  • Personal History Form (P11 which can be downloaded from https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/-/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/misc/2012/p_11_form_unwomen.doc?la=en&vs=4602 )
  • Motivation letter
  • Published articles or written samples
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee for each deliverable, and all related costs (if any). Please see the financial proposal sample as below:
The domestic travel(s) (if any) will be arranged and financially covered by UN Women.

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes on satisfactory completion of task.

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