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The objective of the Assignment:
Over the past few decades, many efforts have been undertaken by civil society organizations and other national stakeholders to amend Lebanon’s 1925 Nationality Law to allow Lebanese women married to foreign spouses to confer their nationality to their husbands and children. During the past two years, several political parties submitted draw bills to amend Law No. 15 on Lebanese Nationality in addition to parliamentarians and ministers. In May 2019, the National Commission for Lebanese women (NCLW) also submitted a draft law on nationality to recognize gender equality between Lebanese men and women. UN Women, in partnership with NCLW, seeks a legal and/or research consultant to develop a study that outlines all national policies and initiatives to support the passage of amendments to the nationality bill to date. The study will also document the negative effects of discrimination on the economy (non-investment of families living abroad), on political participation, and on the lives of families of Lebanese women married to foreign spouses (access to basic needs including health, school, work prohibitions, etc.). The study will also gather additional evidence on the demographics of these families in addition to their realities to provide counterclaims to support ongoing advocacy efforts. The consultant will report to UN Women head of office, under the overall supervision of NCLW’s Administrative Director.
15 July 2020
30 July 2020
15 August 2020
15 August 2020
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Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
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UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
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Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action
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