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Consultant on Gender Equality and Institutional Capacity Development
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :26-Sep-20
Posted on :16-Sep-20
Reference Number :69935
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
procurement notice
Letter of interest - financial template
Terms and conditions of IC
Personal History Form
Overview :

o apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 26 Sptember 2020 with subject " Consultant on Gender Equality and Institutional Capacity Development​".

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to the above e-mail address. UNDP will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants

In a historic move in September 2015, 193 UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality) provide opportunities for an integrated cross-sectoral approach between gender and justice, critical to the success of the Global Agenda. We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law. Promoting the rule of law and human rights is crucial to development, as is strengthening public institutions of global governance. Empowering women in the workforce enables women to play their full role in creating the world we want – a world which must be co-created by men and women in order to meet the needs and aspirations of all citizens. Inclusive and participatory institutional structures can help shape and influence more effective policies, increase work effectiveness, and increase performance of all personnel. Women’s full participation and leadership in the civil service and public administration is therefore crucial to enhance productivity, efficiency, and good governance. Moreover, it is important that institutions mirror the diversity of the populations they serve to build trust and accountability as well as a way to enhance sustainability and impact of the public policies implemented by governments. Therefore, international instruments including SDGs have established that gender parity as a high priority in public institutions.

Supported by UNDP HQ and the UNDP Regional Hub for Arab States (RBAS), the Gender Equality Seal Certification Program is a collective effort involving national governments, private sector companies and civil society to establish and achieve standards that empower women.

The Gender Equality Seal is a corporate standard on gender equality which establishes a set of innovative and vigorous operational standards to mainstream gender with indicators and benchmarks. For participating organizations, Gender Equality Seal certification supports a more efficient and equitable workplace and contributes to the advancement of gender equality and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. By providing public institutions with a practical roadmap, institutional reforms will be implemented to ensure gender concerns are integrated into work towards the achievement of the SDGs.

While UNDP Gender Equality Seal was the first truly global certification scheme on gender equality, today it remains one of only a few global certification standards on gender equality. UNDP has developed, implemented and improved its methodology over more than 10 years ensuring UNDP’s competitive advantage and expertise in the field of institutional gender equality.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.