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Ending Violence against Women (Senior) Technical Advisor
UN Women
International Consultant Consultancy Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 15 Mar 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Background

Background of the initiative

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), 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 the efforts of the UN system to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women has a universal mandate that encompasses a normative, an operational/programmatic as well as a coordination role, all of which are closely linked with its unique structure. At the core of its mandate, UN Women plays a leading role in supporting governments in delivering on their gender equality and empowerment of women (GEEW) commitments in the SDGs. UN Women is mandated to stimulate and coordinate improved action on gender equality across the whole UN system.

The PROTECT project will promote decent work, while reducing the vulnerabilities of women and children in the context of labour migration, through preventing and responding to violence against women and children, human trafficking and migrant smuggling. It will do this through addressing legal, policy and institutional gaps and barriers faced by women migrant workers and children in the context of labour migration, including in the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work, as well as enhance their access to safe, orderly, and regular migration by addressing violence, exploitation, forced labour and trafficking. To ensure that laws and policies can be effectively implemented, the project will enhance national and regional capacities and mechanisms for policy implementation, service provision and prevention efforts, while empowering women migrant workers and children to strengthen their voice, knowledge, skills and access services.

The Overall objective of the PROTECT project is to protect the rights of women migrant workers and migrant children in Southeast Asia.

The Specific Objectives of the project are:

1. To strengthen national legislation, policies and regional frameworks for the protection of women migrant workers, children and other vulnerable groups in line with international standards.

2. To improve national and regional prevention and protection mechanisms to reduce rights’ violations against migrant women, children, and other vulnerable groups, including victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants.

3. To increase the access of at-risk groups, women migrant workers and children to information, social and legal services, counselling, and association to prevent abuse, exploitation, harassment, violence, and trafficking in human beings.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will:

Area A:

  • Contribute for advancing the development of NAPs and/or SOPs both in Thailand and Cambodia, targeting Women Migrant Workers (WMW) by providing substantive inputs and specialized expertise as per identified needs;
  • Provide technical support to embassies, governments and CSOs to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) to address violence against women, including women migrants, at the local and national levels.
  • Support the work with Embassies on VAW response systems by designing and implementing transformative capacity building and/or workshops for service providers representing different areas (social, police, health, justice and Embassies) targeting WMW;
  • Produce high quality reports of the results achieved including recommendations for further work in the area;
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Area B:

  • Contribute to the development of the assessments for the existent Essential Services to determine needs for women survivors of violence, including migrant women, based on the consultations with relevant actors in the area;
  • Based on the previous task, to support the development and/or strengthening of feedback mechanisms (e.g. monitoring tools and/or dialogues) to understand the experiences of survivors of violence related to access (including barriers) and use of services;
  • Produce high quality reports of the results achieved including recommendations for further work in the area;
  • Ensure communication with involved partners and collect continuous feedback on the emerging needs in the area of VAWG with focus on WMW.

    Expected deliverables and timeframe

    With technical oversight from UN Women/ EVAW team, the consultant must ensure the quality, standard, and satisfaction of deliverables to be submitted to UN Women within the given timeline.

    Key Tasks

    Deliverables

    Target date

    Area A:

    1)Contribute for advancing the development of NAPs and/or SOPs both in Thailand and Cambodia, targeting Women Migrant Workers (WMW) by providing substantive inputs and specialized expertise

    1.1 Number of NAP’s and SOP’s revised and presented to the Government for approval by documented technical inputs to the abovementioned documents

    December 2024

    2) Provide technical support to embassies, governments and CSOs to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) to address violence against women, including women migrants, at the local and national levels.

    2.1 Number of SOPs reviewed (at least 2) in Thailand and Cambodia

    December 2024

    3) Support the work with Embassies on VAW response systems by designing and implementing transformative capacity building and/or workshops for service providers representing different areas (social, police, health, justice and Embassies) targeting WMW;

    3.1 Validated Concept Note, including Agenda for the capacity building

    3.2 Report on the capacity building provided, including the assessment of the acquired knowledge of the participants

    April 2024

    June 2024

    Area B:

    1)Contribute to the development of the institutional assessments for selected service providers to determine needs for women survivors of violence and victims of trafficking, including migrant women based on the consultations with relevant actors in the area;

    1. Prepare the consultation process with relevant actors in the area and conduct up to 3 round tables
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    September 2024

    1.2 Conduct Institutional Assessment provided based on the jointly approved methodology with relevant stakeholders and PROTECT team

    October 2024

    2) Based on the previous task, support the development and/or strengthening of feedback mechanisms (e.g. monitoring tools and/or dialogues) to understand the experiences of survivors of violence related to access (including barriers) and use of services;

    2.1 In partnership with relevant PROTECT partners, prepare the feedback mechanism on the service provision/ use of service satisfaction by applying do no harm approach while involving survivors

    2.2 Reports of the results achieved including recommendations for further work in the area submitted

    October 2024

    **The consultant may be required to travel on official mission, and in such case, the travel will be arranged by UN Women and the costs will be covered based on UN Women travel policy.

    Supervision

    The consultant will work under the supervision of the EVAW Programme Specialist of the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, who will coordinate the technical comments received from UN Women EVAW team.

    Duration of Assignment and Duty Station

    The duration of this assignment is tentatively from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025. The consultancy is expected to be part-time and Home-based.

    Schedule of Payments

    Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

Competencies

Core Values:

  1. Respect for Diversity
  2. Integrity
  3. Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  1. Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  2. Accountability
  3. Creative Problem Solving
  4. Effective Communication
  5. Inclusive Collaboration
  6. Stakeholder Engagement

Functional Competencies:

  1. Good analytical skills
  2. Good knowledge of violence against women

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

Eligibility criteria

  • Master’s Degree in the field of social work, social science, public health, international development, international law, gender studies, or other related area.;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the field of gender-based violence (GBV), including experience working in GBV referral mechanisms and GBV service provision.
  • Experience working with GBV in the context of women migrant workers and other marginalized groups is an asset.
  • Practical experience working with GBV in the ASEAN region is an asset.
  • Prior experience working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its Committees and Commissions, especially ACW and ACWC is an asset.
  • Fluent in English.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points)

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 the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

A. Education

  • Master’s degree in the field of gender studies, law, human rights, international development, social sciences, or other related areas.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

20%

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the field of gender-based violence (GBV), including experience working in GBV referral mechanisms and GBV service provision.
  • Experience working with GBV in the context of women migrant workers and other marginalized groups is an asset.
  • Practical experience working with GBV in the ASEAN region is an asset.
  • Prior experience working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its Committees and Commissions, especially ACW and ACWC is an asset.

70%

C. Reporting writing, editing and language skills

  • Fluent in English.

10%

Total Obtainable Score

100%

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Submission of application

Submission package includes:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to somjai.noohuang@unwomen.org no later than 15 March 2024, Midnight New York Time

Submission package includes:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

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.)

**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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