|Application Deadline :||28-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 days (within period of 9 August 2021 to 28 February 2022)|
|United Nation Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. As part of the UN-wide investment in supporting UN Member States to translate global human rights norms and standards into national policies, actions and results, UN Women’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) commits to increased national-level knowledge and strengthened national systems to monitor international, regional and national commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE).
UN Women Ukraine works to support the consolidated efforts of the Government, Parliament, women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) to meet Ukraine’s commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (including UNSCR 1325), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) of the 4th World Conference for Women (1995) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among other international and regional frameworks.
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in its Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine on the CEDAW progress implementation (2017) called the state to:
Ukraine, as well as other member countries, reports periodically (every five years) for monitoring progress in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). Sex-disaggregated data are required to conduct the monitoring of progress by critical areas of women’s rights and empowerment, including poverty, education and training, health, violence against women, economic opportunities, power and decision-making, media, environment, human rights, conflict resolution, and position of a girl child. The monitoring of the national Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and particularly its GEWE commitments is envisaged a two-way approach, including the provision of indicators related to the localized targets of the Goal 5 “Gender Equality” and gender-sensitive indicators, related to those targets of other SDGs, which are directly or indirectly related to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
Ukraine’s institutional environment underlines the need for improving the system of gender statistics and sex-disaggregated data in its programmes and plans, includingthe State Social Program on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men by 2021, the National Human Rights Strategy , the National Action Plan for the Implementation of the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine on the Implementation of the CEDAW until 2021, the second National Action Plan for Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security” for a period by 2025, the State Social Program for the Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence for the Period up to 2025.
The Government is making continuous efforts to improve the national system of gender statistics generating, including collecting, processing and disseminating sex-disaggregated data. Since 2019, an Inter-Agency Working Group on Harmonization of National Indicators of Gender Equality with International Standards has been working under the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (SSSU) in order to develop a localized list of gender equality indicators in line with requirements of internationally adopted methodologies and global databases. As a result of this work, the List of Indicators for Monitoring of Gender Equality was adopted by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine . According to the to the Resolution, 226 gender-sensitive indicators have to be regularly collected and disseminated, including both official statistics and administrative data; the SSSU is responsible for coordination of this processes.
To strengthen these efforts, UN Women has been providing technical support to the SSSU in order to operationalize the List of Indicators for Monitoring of Gender Equality through ensuring high-quality data, produced in line with methodologically sound metadata and international standards. A new statistical publication will be produced by the SSSU to ensure a broad dissemination of data, collected in the framework of 226 gender-sensitive indicators, to address the needs of diverse categories of data users, including public authorities, academia, civil society and gender advocates.
While there has been some improvement of quantitative sex-disaggregated gender statistics, a comprehensive in-depth analysis on the status of men and women based on both, quantitative and qualitative data is missing. Hence, UN Women Country offices are required by the UN Women Strategic Plan 2018-2021 to develop Country Gender Profiles (CGPs), that would serve different purposes, including strengthening national understanding and data on the advancement of national, regional and international commitments to GEWE; support national (SDG, CEDAW, UPR, etc.) monitoring process; inform national planning and budget allocations; and contribute to the current United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF, formerly UNDAF), new cycle of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and updating the Common Country Analysis (CCA).
 The Concluding Observations on the Eighth Periodic Report of Ukraine were provided by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to Ukraine on 3 March 2017: https://eca.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2017/12/concluding-observations-on-the-eighth-periodic-report-of-ukraine
 Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1517-p 02.12.2021 “Issues of Data Collecting for the Monitoring of Gender Equality”. https://www.kmu.gov.ua/npas/pitannya-zboru-danih-dlya-monitoringu-gendernoyi-rivnosti-s21220
 In addition, statistical publication “Women and men in Ukraine” has been produced biannually by the SSSU, being available from 2010 to 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative in Ukraine and the UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO), the International Consultant will lead the development of the methodology, annotated outline and full CGP as per above description and in accordance with UN Women CGP guidance in close collaboration with the Local Contractor and will provide significant inputs to ensure alignment with international GEWE frameworks and high quality of the product. His/her tasks will include (but is not limited to):
CGP should be a document of 50 pages maximum plus annexes, detailing all above-mentioned information with all official statistics disaggregated by sex. This document should contain an analysis of the current situation, gaps, challenges, opportunities, and recommended actions, and contain an executive summary 3 pages maximum, which will present the statistics disaggregated by sex on the gender situation in Ukraine. The content should be formulated (and refined as part consultations with the key stakeholders) along these lines:
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Country Representative, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, and the Data and Statistics Adviser in the UN Women ECA Regional Office, the Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager which will also be the basis for payment on a delivery basis to the consultant.
Payment will be disbursed by three instalments upon receipt of the deliverables and their certification by the UN Women Programme Specialist that the work submitted is of the required standards and as per the requirements set out in the TOR.
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
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced (Masters) degree in Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria – total max 70 points:
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Criterion A – Relevant education – max. 10
Criterion B – Language skills – max. 10
Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all stated criteria – max. 50
Total Obtainable Score for technical criteria – max. 70
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
(S – score received on financial evaluation; Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F – financial offer under the consideration).
Application and submission package:
The candidate’s application should include:
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal.
Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*(Lump Sum, All Inclusive)
Deliverables – # of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment) – Price, USD
Total max. # of working days (100%) USD ……
*Basis for payment tranches