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UN Women is committed to ensuring equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. Our work in humanitarian action is guided by global norms and standards. Since 2013, collaboration between UN Women and OCHA has facilitated a process for strengthening gender focus in humanitarian action in the oPt. The collaboration between UN Women and OCHA was solidified in 2015 with the formulation of the first two-year joint action plan for mainstreaming gender in humanitarian action in the oPt. The plan was followed by another joint action plan “Strengthened Gender Focus in Humanitarian Action” (2018-2020). While efforts are ongoing to implement the plan, UN Women is also implementing different humanitarian interventions in the West bank and Gaza to support women’s protection from gender-based violence (GBV) and access to quality multi-sectoral services.
UN Women is working with key partners, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), to ensure the implementation of the 2020-2022 NAP and highlight the challenges for the implementation of the WPS agenda in Palestine. In this framework, UN Women will oversee the development of humanitarian recovery efforts for young women graduates in the West Bank.
UN Women in Palestine working with the UN Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) to increase the participation of women in Palestine in political decision-making, give voice to their protection concerns, address and prevent some of the root causes of their vulnerability to violence and build their leadership and resilience in the community. The interventions in this framework are focused in vulnerable areas, such as Hebron H2 and Area C. Through the WPHF, 10 partners are selected to implement interventions in Hebron.
In the framework of UN Women’s WPS and humanitarian portfolio and informed by its Monitoring and Evaluation system, UN Women plans to recruit a Field Monitoring Support Consultant to support implementing M&E plans of UN Women’s WPS and Humanitarian Projects in the West Bank. The main objective of the assignment is to support in the routine collection and analysis of information to track progress against the approved plans and to provide systematic, consistent and reliable information about actual progress, measured against the planned results, indicators, and activities described in the Annual Work Plans.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance of UN Women Special Representative and the direct supervision of the UN Women Monitoring and Reporting Associate, and in cooperation with UN Women WPS task manager, the Filed Monitoring Support Consultant will have the following deliverables.
Assignment Timeframe and Deliverables
The assignment is expected to start in 1 August 2020 and to be finalized by 31 May 2021
M &E frameworks and plans for two programmes
Monthly update reports with supporting documents on key deliverables, duties and responsibilities as listed above will be used to process payments.
Core Value/Guiding Principles:
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
Ethical Code of Conduct
The assignment will be conducted in line with the following:
UNEG Ethical Guidelines
Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN System (http://www.unevaluation.org/document/detail/100)
This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
Note: Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Please upload as one attachment of the documents as mentioned above online through this website
Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certification (of good health) expression of Interest (EoI).
Evaluation of applicants
Candidates will be evaluated using a technical analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications mentioned above; writing sample and interview. A pre-determined financial offer will be offered to the individual consultant whose scores highest in the technical evaluation referred to below where upon acceptance, a contract will be awarded. The passing score of the technical evaluation is a minimum score of 70/100.
Technical Evaluation (100%) – max. 100 points:
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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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