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International Consultant on the development of the
Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (2020-2024) for United Nations Country Team Liberia
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Application Deadline: 4th December 2020
Additional Category: Gender Equality
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: 11th January 2021 (Date expected to begin)
Duration of Initial Contract: Up to 30 fee days until 15th of February 2021, including 10 days in Liberia
Application instructions and Evaluation
Applications from qualified and interested consultants should include the following:
- Updated Curriculum Vitae (not more than 4 pages long);
- A signed P11 form. This form can be downloaded at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
- Technical proposal: Including at least the proposed methodology to establish the UNCT GMS and the estimate implementation timelines;
- Financial proposal: Indicating the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of cost by daily rate, including all envisaged travel costs. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable. The proposal should be presented in USD only. All prices quoted should be exclusive of all taxes, since UN Women is exempt from taxes.
Note: Request can be made to the candidate to provide with two sample of reports recently authored by the candidate. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be requested to take a verbal interview as part of the final selection process.
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to Liberia.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 4th, 2020.
Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) through the process of gender mainstreaming is part of the mandate of all UN agencies, funds and programmes. Agencies are required to strengthen efforts to mainstream gender in all programmatic spheres and to strengthen the capabilities of the United Nations system as a whole in the area of gender equality. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) requests the United Nations System, including its agencies, funds and programmes, within their respective mandates, to continue mainstreaming the issue of gender in accordance with previous resolutions of the ECOSOC , in particular resolution 2008/34 titled “Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system”, and the General Assembly resolution 64/289 namely the “System-wide coherence”, including mainstreaming a gender perspective into all operational mechanisms, inter alia the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and other Development Frameworks. These also call upon managers to provide leadership and support, within the United Nations system, to advance gender mainstreaming, to strengthen planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation to allow system-wide assessment of progress in gender mainstreaming. Using existing training resources, including institutions and infrastructure, Agencies are to assist in the development and application of unified training modules and tools on gender mainstreaming and to promote the collection, analysis and use of accurate, reliable, comparable and relevant data, disaggregated by sex and age, during programme development and the evaluation of gender mainstreaming in order to assess progress towards achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.
A strong global commitment to gender equality is reflected in individual agency policy documents whereby most UN agencies have comprehensive gender policies in place at the headquarters and regional level.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Liberia is required to develop its Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GMS) in line with the country’s United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the UN priorities for gender mainstreaming that increasingly recognize the importance of inter-agency collaboration at the country level to achieve gender equality goals. The GMS for UNCT was also recommended by the Gender Score Card exercise that was conducted and endorsed by the UNCT in 2018. The UNCT Gender Scorecard exercise highlighted the need for a comprehensive framework for gender mainstreaming comprising quality standards, accountability mechanisms, methodologies to measure staff performance, incentives for organizational learning and adequate budgets. The GMS will be designed to strengthen and expand UNCT efforts on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Liberia.