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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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, humanitarian action, human rights and peace and security. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is one of the key development areas for UN Women. From 2019 to 2023 (May), UN Women with the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway implemented the first phase of the Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG) project. The WEE component of the project worked with the public-private sector to sustain women’s economic empowerment through access to entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.
To accelerate the achievement of the project’s ambitious goals and objectives and for the sustainability of the results, UN Women has started the implementation of the second phase of the GG4GEG project in July 2023 for the next thirty months. Project acknowledges the women as the key drivers of entrepreneurship and innovation growth and jobs and the importance of the private sector in ensuring that women can participate and contribute to the economy. In support of this idea, the project persistently continues to promote women’s economic empowerment in the private sector in Georgia by applying the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The project also incorporates the findings and recommendations of the recent Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in Georgia that shed light on the specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs in the country and identify locally adapted and strategic recommendations to unleash the potential of women entrepreneurs.
One of the key state partners of the project is the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MoESD) and its affiliated agencies, including Enterprise Georgia, the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) and the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA). With the support of the project, all above mentioned state partners examined their activities from a gender perspective and identified strengths and weaknesses in promoting gender equality by conducting a Participatory Gender Audits (PGAs). Completed technical assistance allowed the organizations to enhance their collective capacity (at the individual, work unit and organization levels) to effectively mainstream gender. Enterprise Georgia and GITA have been further supported to implement PGA recommendations by not only developing action-oriented plans and improving the organisational capacity but also there has been provided additional technical assistance to sustain the implementation process.
One of the identified gaps and recommendations of the recent Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in Georgia is the lack of presence of a government focal point for the promotion and coordination of WED and support actions, therefore, the study identified the MoESD and its subsidiary agencies mentioned above, will highly benefit from having a dedicated staff / expertise to pursue the development of women’s entrepreneurship in a sustainable manner.
To support the implementation of the recommendations of the WED, the UN Women Georgia Country office is hiring a Local Consultant to advise on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) and coordinate the work within the MoESD and its subsidiary entities – Enterprise Georgia, GITA, GNTA.
 The WED Assessment is available on-line at: https://georgia.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/2023-05/National%20Assessment%20of%20WED%20ENG.pdf
 Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development (WED) in Georgia, 2023
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant on Women's Economic Empowerment will play a crucial role in advancing gender equality and women's economic empowerment within the MoESD and its affiliated entities. The consultant will work closely with various stakeholders to ensure that gender considerations are mainstreamed into policies, programs, and initiatives aimed at promoting women's economic empowerment. Here are the key duties and responsibilities of the consultant:
The consultant will perform any other relevant duties as required to support the Ministry of Economy and its affiliated entities in achieving their gender mainstreaming goal.
The Consultant will be reimbursed based on the submission of periodic (monthly) reports.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess the following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
The maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of a maximum of 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation.
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round.
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under the direct supervision of UN Women Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG), Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Programme Analyst and under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative.
Payment will be disbursed monthly, upon submission and approval of listing deliverables undertaken and upon certification by UN Women National Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.
How to Submit the Application:
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UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)