National Consultant to Support the Ministry of Interior to develop the Second Phase UNSCR NAP 1325 Building a safe and equitable mediation system for Timor-Leste – Enhancing Visibility of Women’s Leaders at United Nations


National Consultant to Support the Ministry of Interior to develop the Second Phase UNSCR NAP 1325 Building a safe and equitable mediation system for Timor-Leste – Enhancing Visibility of Women’s Leaders

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Location :Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :16-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :3d 22h 33m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
28-Jun-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :28 June - 30 Dec 2021

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.


Background

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. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
UN Women, as part of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, contributes to the Government’s efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, as outlined in its Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, its Sustainable Development Goals Roadmap, and in support of its international human rights and gender equality obligations. Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), UN Women’s programming in Timor-Leste focuses on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and supporting implementation of Normative commitments (e.g. CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, SDGs), mainstreaming gender across areas to achieve these results. In support of its coordination mandate, UN Women Country Office Co-Chairs the UN Inter-agency Governance Results Group (with UNDP), Co-Chairs Gender Theme Group and the Co-Chairs the Multi-stakeholder Gender Coordination Group with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion.
UN Women has supported the Government in implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda since it developed its first National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution on WPS (NAP 1325) which was approved by the Council of Ministers in April 2016 and was launched in October 2016.
After completing the first phase of the NAP 1325 for 2016-2020, the Government through the Ministry of Interior as leading Coordinator for NAP 1325 have committed to proceed the with the second phase of NAP 1325.
In order to initiate the work on the second NAP 1325 for the duration of 2021-2025, UN Women seeks to hire the national consultant to support the Ministry of Interior in its development process.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Objectives of the assignment

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office, the consultant will be directly supervised by the WPS National Programme Officer and work closely with the Ministry of Interior - NAP 1325 Secretariat. The consultant will be responsible for the development of the draft NAP 1325 and ensuring the smooth coordination between the line ministries and civil society organizations.
  1. Scope of work and tasks

The consultant will perform the following tasks:
  1. Provide technical support to NAP 1325 Secretariat to develop the strategic plan for Second Phase NAP 1325
    1. In collaboration with NAP Secretariat and DNPCC to develop the work plan and strategic development
    2. In cooperation with NAP 1325 to facilitate the establishment of new NAP Structures – Steering Committee, Working Group, Reference Group and M&E team
    3. Ensure the smooth coordination with line ministries and NAP 1325 structures
    4. Prepare the activity plan and budget with DNPCC for consultation meetings at national and local level for the second phase development
  1. NAP 1325 Second Phase consultation and development with line ministries/state ministries and civil society organizations
    1. In cooperation with NAP Secretariat and MoI engage in consultation with line ministries and CSOs to collect inputs and comments for the new NAP
    2. Coordinate with working group team to ensure the quality and complete information from the public consultation to drafter team NAP 1325
    3. Ensure the second phase NAP 1325 incorporates the right of vulnerable groups (LGBTI and PWD) – greater participation of women from vulnerable groups
    4. Provide support to NAP Secretariat to prepare the monthly report and develop the template for the annual report for the implementation of the NAP 1325
    5. In cooperation with NAP Secretariat organize meeting with line ministries, CSOs, WPS network to present the draft version of the new NAP 1325 to incorporate final recommendation/inputs
  1. Capacity building to enhance women’s role in leadership
    1. Provide pool of training to MOD senior staff and female defense forces on TLGE linkages to WPS agenda
    2. Develop the training packages – based on previous TLGE modules
    3. In collaboration with UN Women WPS team and Spotlight team to roll out the TLGE training
    4. Provide best practices and lessons learnt post TLGE training to MOD
  1. UN Women WPS Programme will be responsible to monitor day to day work. Expected Deliverables

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Deliverable

Target Deadline

1

Develop a workplan and strategic development with NAP 1325 Secretariat
Develop the activities plan for the NAP 1325 second phase

21 July 2021

2

Submission of draft version of NAP 1325 and other related documents from the consultation meetings including recommendations

25 August 2021

3

Submission of best practices and lessons learnt from the TLGE training provided to MOD senior staff and female defense forces

28September 2021

4

10 pages report on the support provided to MOI-NAP 1325 for the second phase NAP 1325 and recommendation for the MOI as leading coordinator for NAP 1325

28 October 2021

5

Develop template report (monthly, quarterly and annual) on the implementation of NAP 1325 for NAP 1325 Secretariat

26 November 2021

All the deliverables, including events materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written English Language, or with English summary.
  1. Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be from 28 June 2021 to 30 December 2021.
  1. Schedule of Payment

Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory outputs/products in accordance with specified requirements.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receipt.
  1. Inputs
  • The consultant is expected to use her/his own computer and have all needed software for related tasks.
  • Cost of mobile phone communication needs to be covered by the consultant.
  • UN Women team will support resource materials, and reference documents as relevant;
  • Required travel to municipalities and cost will be covered by UN Women

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example 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

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point

Required Skills and Experience
  1. Performance evaluation:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the deliverables.
  1. Required experience and qualifications

The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
  1. Education
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree on law, social studies, gender studies, international relation, or related disciplines.
  1. Experience:
  • Master’s degree with minimum of 2 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 4 years in the field of international development, gender studies, social science, conflict prevention and resolution and security reform, or other related area
  • Experience in project/programme development and implementation with strong technical expertise in gender and legal reform
  • Experience working with government and security institution to promote gender equality, Women, Peace and Security NAP 1325, NAP GBV and gender responsive conflict prevention and resolution
  • Previous working experience on gender responsive mediation and conflict resolution on the Participation Pillar of NAP 1325 with Ministry of Interior- DNPCC is an advantage
  1. Language and other skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Tetum communication skills are essential
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, Internet, and email

Submission of package
  1. Cover letter and copy of the latest academic certificate;
  1. CV, including contact information for 3 references;
  1. Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, and indicating separately any travel, per diem and administrative fees. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing. Kindly note that the system only allowed to upload one document only.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
  1. UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  1. A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’
  1. 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 proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal 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 individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

Education

20 %

Experience and skills

70 %

Language and other skills

10 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

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 price 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.

Annex I: Financial Proposal
BREAKDOWN OF COSTSSUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

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Deliverable

Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Fixed Amount (USD)

Due Date

1

Develop a workplan and strategic development with NAP 1325 Secretariat
Develop the activities plan for the NAP 1325 second phase

21 July 2021

2

Submission of draft version of NAP 1325 and other related documents from the consultation meetings including recommendations

25 August 2021

3

Submission of best practices and lessons learnt from the TLGE training provided to MOD senior staff and female defense forces

28September 2021

4

10 pages report on the support provided to MOI-NAP 1325 for the second phase NAP 1325 and recommendation for the MOI as leading coordinator for NAP 1325

28 October 2021

5

Develop template report (monthly, quarterly and annual) on the implementation of NAP 1325 for NAP 1325 Secretariat

26 November 2021

The lump sum costs should include administration, travel related costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.

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