Local Individual Consultant to provide programmatic support to UN Women within EVA project in advancing innovation in gender mainstreaming at local level
Vacancy Number: Pr20/02128
Ms. Veronica Dobrioglo.email@example.com
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its Country Strategic Note for 2018-2022, aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022, the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women for 2018-2021, the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2017-2021 (NSGE), the National Strategy for prevention and combating violence against women and domestic violence for 2018-2023 elaborated in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). UN Women Strategy for Moldova 2018-2022 focuses on three main areas: 1) strengthening women’s participation in politics and decision making, 2) economic empowerment of women and 3) ending violence against women and girls. To achieve progress under these areas, UN Women works with a variety of national and international partners and as part of different national and regional initiatives.
Based on the European Commission Decision ENI/2018/041-302 regarding the Annual Action Programme 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova for support for the implementations of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, UN Women Moldova CO is implementing a three-year project (January 2020 – December 2022) under the name “Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts” (hereinafter EVA). The project is implemented in line with and in contribution to the Gender Action Plan II (GAP II) of European Commission “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the lives of girls and women through external relations 2016-2020”, adopted in September 2015.
The project started in January 2020, being funded by the European Union, co-founded and implemented by UN Women Moldova Country Office and in partnership with UNICEF. The overall purpose of the EVA Project is to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment through strengthened implementation of gender mainstreaming in local policies and combating gender-based and domestic violence affecting women and children in two focal regions: Ungheni and Cahul.
The principles of gender equality and women empowerment are central to the EVA Project, as women in Moldova continue to face gender inequalities when it comes to decision-making, the labor market, the gender pay gap, as the regulatory framework still impedes women to participate and have certain occupations and allows for discrimination based on age, disability, marital status, etc.
One of the expected results under EVA Project is that gender equality is promoted and mainstreamed in local policy making and decision-making. Thus, it is envisaged to integrate gender equality in local policies and budgets (or in local policy making), through training elected and appointed representatives of the LPAs on gender equality and gender mainstreaming and its implications for decisions taken by the LPAs; supporting LPAs to contribute to the principles of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life; raising the awareness and capacities of local CSOs and gender advocates – as rights holders - to monitor the implementation of policies and budgets from the gender equality perspective and demand accountability of duty bearers; raising awareness of local population from selected regions on gender equality and empowering women to actively participate in local decision-making processes.
Another set of expected results under EVA project refers to a greater access to effective survivor - focused multidisciplinary services for the victims of domestic violence, including sexual violence; and violence prevention programmes piloted in local schools and communities. These should be achieved through a range of interventions, inclusively through strengthening the capacities of the multidisciplinary teams for an effective protection of women/children victims of domestic violence, empowering domestic violence survivors, and using innovative tools to raise the capacities of local civil society to change attitudes and behaviors on violence against women and gender-based violence.
Scope of work
To implement the EVA project activities related to promoting innovative approaches to advance gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in the public policies and initiatives at local level, UN Women will contract a local expert as a short term individual programmatic consultant.
The national consultant will be working closely with the international company contracted in the framework of the project to provide liaison with the local stakeholders and local professionals from Cahul and Ungheni districts, to offer guidance, facilitation, coordination, monitoring and regular exchange of knowledge and experience for promoting innovative approaches in advancing gender mainstreaming in LPAs activity.
SCOPE OF WORK
UN Women within EVA project seeks to contract one Consultant to work with local authorities (hereinafter “the Consultant”) to provide analytical support, consultancy, and assistance in the implementation of the assignment in partnership with the foreign company contracted by UN Women to promote innovative approaches in engaging local authorities to advance gender mainstreaming and promote women empowerment in the public policies and initiatives at local level in Cahul and Ungheni districts.
The consultant is expected to work under the supervision of the EVA Programme Manager and in close collaboration with the EVA Programme Officer on Gender Mainstreaming and partner international organization for effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.
More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following main tasks:
For detailed information regrding the tasks and activities, please refer to Terms of Reference attached.
Requirements for experience
Other skills/ requirements:
Documents to be included
Interested candidates are invited to submit their online applications with the following documents.
The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of the lump sum amount (daily rate and number of anticipated working days). Please see Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Price Proposal Submission Form.