UN Women

SAF/Ending Violence Against Women Migrant Workers (Roving Team Leader)

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 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Women are increasingly migrating for work within the ASEAN region, and today close to half of all migrant workers in the region are women. While women migrant workers are disproportionately represented in the domestic work and care sectors, women migrant workers are also found in large numbers in other sectors in ASEAN countries, including construction, Agriculture, manufacturing, services and entertainment. However, women have fewer options than men for regular migration, and are often channeled into lower paid informal sector work with few if any labour protections. Due to gender inequalities and discrimination, women are particularly vulnerable to violence and trafficking, and services for survivors of violence often do not meet their needs.

Recognizing these challenges, the European Union is supporting a regional programme, “Safe and Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region” (2018-2022). Safe and Fair (the Programme) is implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Safe and Fair is part of the multi-year EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. Officially launched on 20 September 2017, the Spotlight Initiative brings focused attention to the issue of violence against women and girls, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Safe and Fair delivers technical assistance and support with the overall objective of making labour migration safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. Safe and  Fair engages with ASEAN Member States’ government authorities; ASEAN institutions; workers’ organizations; employers and recruitment agencies; Civil Society Organizations; community-based organizations; families and communities; research institutions and academia, media networks, youth, and the general public and supports programming across ten countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).

Safe and  Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives: (1) Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; (2) Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and (3) Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved. The programme strategy mainstreams three cross-cutting topics: women’s voice and agency; rights-based approach; and broad engagement of stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Ending Violence against Women Programme Specialist the Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers- roving team lead will work with the team member and contribute to the improvement of political environment for ending violence against women and to the enhancement of national responses to violence against women migrant workers across ASEAN, in terms of quality of services and their Coordination.

Final products and deliverables

The Ending Violence against Women Migrant Workers- roving team lead will be requested to perform the following tasks:
  1. Provide technical inputs for UN Women Safe and Fair Programme countries on draft policy, strategies and accountability tools that prevent and respond to violence against women migrant workers; (SAF activity 2.1.3)
  2. Build institutional capacity and accountability to implement and evaluate policy commitments and invest in quality services that prevent and respond to violence against women migrant workers (SAF activity 2.2.1)
  3. Develop instruments and tools that strengthen coordination of and access to quality services for women migrant workers; (SAF activity 2.2.2)
Based on the regional training conducted in 2020 on Data collection on violence against women migrant workers: 1. Develop a guidance note on “Harmonizing definitions on violence against women migrant worker cases” (SAF activity 2.2.2) Deliverable 1.1: Finalized and validated guidance note 2. Provide Technical Support to 4 partners in ASEAN to enhance the collection of administrative data on violence against women migrant workers (SAF activity 2.2.1) Deliverable 1.2: Finalized and validated report on the technical support provided to 4 partners in 2021 with Analysis on bottlenecks and concrete recommendations on ways forward.

30th April 2021 15th December 2021 Provide technical inputs on 4 draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at local and national levels, to ensure the provision of coordinated services to women migrant workers survivors of violence (SAF activity 2.2.1) Deliverable 2: Documented technical inputs to 4 draft national or sub-national SOPs 31st October 2021 Provide technical inputs for UN Women Safe and Fair Programme countries on draft policy, strategies, accountability  tools that prevents and respond to violence against women migrant workers (SAF activity 2.1.3); Deliverable 3.1: Documented technical inputs for the Safe and Fair Programme countries (minimum 3 countries in 2021) on draft policy and strategies in line with international standards.

Deliverable 3.2: Finalized reports of 3 thematic technical calls convened quarterly with programme coordinators, based on the support provided to countries (VAW administrative data collection, development of SOPs, elaboration of migration sensitive NAPVAWs, etc). The calls aim at sharing knowledge and modelling of approaches across countries.

30th November 2021 30th September 2021 Duration of Assignment and Duty Station

The time required for the consultancy is from 1st March to 31st December 2021. The consultancy will be home-based with possibility of missions to up to 2 countries in ASEAN, depending on the Covid-19 situation.

Schedule of Payments

The payment will be completed upon final submission and validation of deliverables.

Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies

  • Adherence to UN Women and ILO standards and rules;
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Required qualification:

Functional Competencies of EVAW consultant   

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Social Science, Gender Studies, Research or other related fields
  • At least 10 years working experience in the field of EVAW.
  • At least 5 years working experience on violence against women migrant workers
  • Working experience in the development of instruments and tools for frontline service providers and referral systems would be considered an asset
  • Experience in the ASEAN Region would be considered an asset
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations or similar organizations in this or a related field would be considered an asset
  • Fluency in English is required
Evaluation

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 utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individuals is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: A) Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Social Science, Gender Studies, Research or other related fields
20% B) Substantive experience and skills

  • At least 10 years working experience in the field of EVAW. Additional years of experience will be considered an asset
  • At least 5 years working experience on violence against women migrant workers
  • Working experience in the development of instruments and tools for frontline service providers and referral systems would be considered an asset
  • Experience in the ASEAN Region would be considered an asset
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations or similar organizations in this or a related field would be considered an asset
70% C) Reporting writing, editing and language skills

  • Fluency in English is required
10% Total Obtainable Score 100% 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 financial 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.
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a lump sum amount breaking down the professional fee for each deliverable and travel related cost (i.e. round-trip airfare from consultant original country to the field locations, and visa fees).
Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org  with -cc to voranun.tarachatr@unwomen.org with the email subject “Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Roving Team Leader” no later than 19th February 2021, Midnight New York, USA.

Submission package includes:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • P11 https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify deliverable fees breaking down into the professional fee per day and travel related cost (i.e. round-trip airfare from consultant original country to the field locations, and visa fees).
**Please note, you can only submit 1 file in the UNDP application system. If you submit your application through the UNDP application system, please create one file with all the required documents. Applicants with incomplete submission will not be considered.**
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