UN Women

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Ending Violence against Women Programme Specialist the Ending Violence Against Women Migrant Workers Roving team member will work closely to the team leader and contribute 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 member will be requested to perform the following tasks:
  1. Develop training tools and facilitate trainings on appropriate engagement with victims of violence and trafficking by front-line/initial contact service providers (SAF activity 2.4.1)
  2. Develop training tools and facilitate trainings on quality responses and service referral to front-line/initial contact service providers, to increase access for migrants who are or have experienced violence and trafficking women's groups, CBOs and local government agencies to prevent violence and trafficking of women migrant workers, and increase access to quality services (SAF activity 2.4.2)
Based on the training tools already developed by the programme in 2019-2020, develop a training module (90 minutes PPT and facilitator’s guide) on gender, VAW, migration and trafficking VAW case management, including identifying and referring survivors of violence against women to specialized actors. Pilot the same with labour migration actors in 3 countries (SAF activity 2.4.1, 2.4.2) Deliverable 1.1: Finalized and agreed training module (and facilitators’ manual).

Deliverable 1.2: Report of the 3 trainings implemented (with summary of discussions, recommendations and ways forward) Deliverable 1.3: Develop content for a series of 3 mini training videos on appropriate engagement with survivors of violence, referring survivors to specialised service providers, collect data on violence against women migrant workers. Liaise with the videos producers 30th June 2021 15th December 2021 31 October 2021 Based on the training tools already developed by the programme in 2019-2020 1) conduct online trainings on coordinated quality services, to multiple service providers, including hotlines and departments of foreign affairs (SAF activity 2.4.1, 2.4.2) Deliverable 2.1.1: Finalized CN, agenda and report of 5 trainings conducted in 2021- with ways forward for each training 2) Organize 5 sessions as training of trainers for a pool of local trainers in ASEAN on coordinated quality services to women migrant workers subject to violence and provide coaching to the new trainers (SAF activity 2.4.1, 2.4.2) Deliverable 2.2.1: Finalized CN for the creation of a pool of trainers, agenda and report of the training of trainers conducted- with assessment of the identified trainers Deliverable 2.2.2. Provide ongoing and follow on coaching to trainers that have completed the TOT, assisting them to facilitate their own trainings and report on the mentoring and coaching support provided , along with number of trainers.

31st October 2021 30th September 2021 15th December 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 5 years working experience in the field of EVAW.
  • At least 2 years working experience on violence against women migrant workers
  • Working experience in conducting trainings on EVAW targeting frontline service providers could 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 5 years working experience in the field of EVAW.
  • At least 2 years working experience on violence against women migrant workers
  • Working experience in conducting trainings on EVAW targeting frontline service providers could 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 Member” no later than 19th February 2021, Midnight New York, USA.

Submission package includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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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