International Consultant for Partnership and CSO Coalition for Asia and the Pacific

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Background

Background:

Access to Justice is a key cornerstone to enforce human rights granted to women and girls. Although there is a global trend to adopt legislative measures for implementing CEDAW obligations, women and girls still face numerous obstacles in pursuing their legal rights and holding justice systems accountable.

The fragility of achieves to advance Women’s Access to Justice has become apparent during the COVID-19 crisis when the dispute resolution mechanisms around the world came to a standstill. Efforts to shift cases to virtual platforms were often inconsistence and gender-neutral, and protection services for the increased rate of domestic violence victims were insufficient.

A comprehensive approach to justice and a long-tern vision to advance women’s rights is needed to eliminate any form of discrimination, to encourage active citizenship of women and to mobilize a critical mass of the population to advocate for change.

In this context, the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will hire a consultant to support the development of a regional Women’s Access to Justice strategy and a new Women’s Access to Justice programming phase through legal research, analysis and advice and the establishment of working relationships with formal frontline justice actors and women law associations.

Purpose

To support and build a regional CSO coalition on Women’s Access to Justice in Asia -Pacific region

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women seeks the services of a consultant to support the “Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific” project to support the development of a long-term Women’s Access to Justice strategy for the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist - Access to Justice ROAP, the consultant will be responsible for the following:

  1. Build a regional CSO coalition on Women’s Access to Justice in Asia -Pacific with at least 25 national CSOs, 7 regional NGOs
  2. Support the set up of virtual mapping of CSO work on Women’s Access to Justice
  3. Support the logistics and co-facilitate a regional CSO network meeting on Women’s Access to Justice scheduled for late 2022 in Bangkok.
  4. Work with Pathfinders for Justice to contribute to the Youth Justice Leader network
  5. Connect national and regional women’s rights advocates from the Asia-Pacific region to global events facilitated by the Access to Justice Action Coalition.
  6. Connect with at least 3 Universities in the Asia-Pacific regions to facilitate events, learning sessions and joint advocacy on women’s access to justice.
  7. Support the development and facilitation of Gender Equality and Human Rights training sessions.

Contract period and work location

From 22 August 2022 – 15 June 2023. The consultant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand and is expected to conduct regional missions as required. For travel on mission, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by UN Women. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.

Deliverables

Tasks

Deliverables

Targeted Date

1st – 10th tasks:

  • Creation of a regional CSO Coalition on Women’s Access to Justice with at least 25 national and/or community based CSOs and at least 7 regional NGOs members from the Asia and Pacific region.

  • Set up one virtual mapping tool linked to the UN Women Access to Justice website that captures the Justice work of CSO coalition members in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Provide a conference report and outcome document that captures the discussions and commitments of participating CSOs at the regional Women’s Access to Justice Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Provide meeting minutes of at least 3 conversations with Justice Action Coalition partners to advance the Youth Justice leader initiative.

  • Connect at least 5 national and/ or regional women human rights defenders from the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to the Justice Action Coalition by attending or presenting at global meeting or contribute to development of advocacy material.

  • Provide meeting minutes, conference reports and/ or agreements linked to at least 3 partnerships related on people-centered justice with universities from the Asia- Pacific region.

  • Utilize an online platform to support and facilitate gender equality and human rights training sessions for UN staff members.

Monthly summary reports on activities defined in the scope of work comprising of:

  • A conference report and outcome document from the discussion and a regional CSO Coalition on Women’s Access to Justice

  • A meeting minutes of at least 3 conversations with Justice Action Coalition partners to advance the Youth Justice leader initiative.

  • A meeting minutes, conference reports and/ or agreements linked to at least 3 partnerships related on people-centered justice with universities from the Asia- Pacific region.

1st: 31 August 2022

2nd: 30 September 2022

3rd: 31 October 2022

4th: 30 November 2022

5th: 31 December 2022

6th: 31 January 2023

7th: 28 February 2023

8th: 31 March 2023

9th: 30 April 2023

10th: 31 May 2023

Competencies

Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity.
  • Integrity.
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues.
  • Accountability.
  • Creative Problem Solving.
  • Effective Communication.
  • Inclusive Collaboration.
  • Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of Women’s Access to Justice, Human Rights and Gender equality
  • Ability to pragmatically apply in-depth knowledge and experience of issues and practices in the fields of judiciary systems; legal reform; gender equality,
  • Strong skills and experience in presenting evidence and ideas for policy and programme.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Strong communications skills (written and oral)
  • Demonstrated experience in gender, legal and development-related research.
  • Leadership and skills to work with autonomy and initiative.
  • Knowledge of gender equality and women’s human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Strong knowledge of the UN system.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Qualifications

Payments

Each payment will be issued upon acceptance and approval of a monthly delivery report showing progress on deliverables stipulated in the table below by the Programme Specialist - Access to Justice - Governance, Peace and Security, ROAP. The expected deliverables will be done in close collaboration/supervision of UN Women personnel.

Evaluation Criteria

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 applications, with evaluation of the technical application 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

A) Education

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations and development, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    10%

B) Experience and knowledge

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in working on international development issues.
  • At least 2 years work experience with the United Nations on gender equality and/ or women’s rights.
  • Experience in setting up of online conference and training courses (incl. MS-teams, zoom, Moodle learning platform, Articulate 360, Mentimeter, Mural or similar) are an asset.
  • Experience on working with CSOs on Women’s Access to Justice in the Asia-Pacific region is considered and advantage.

    80%

C) Language and report writing skills

  • Proficiency in English

    10 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Submission of application

Interest candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, copy nichapa.athipan@unwomen.org not later than 21st July 2022, midnight New York

Submission package includes:

  • Updated CV, P11 History Form. The form can be found in Careers at UN Women | UN Women – Asia-Pacific

  • Financial proposal

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work.
  • Work portfolio

Items

Amount (USD)

1.Lump Sum fee (equivalent to daily fee x no. of days)

1st – 10th Deliverable:

Monthly summary reports on activities defined in the scope of work comprising of:

  • A conference report and outcome document from the discussion and a regional CSO Coalition on Women’s Access to Justice

  • A meeting minutes of at least 3 conversations with Justice Action Coalition partners to advance the Youth Justice leader initiative.

  • A meeting minutes, conference reports and/ or agreements linked to at least 3 partnerships related on people-centered justice with universities from the Asia- Pacific region.

    2. Other (Travel cost from the originated city to/from Bangkok, Thailand)

Total Financial Proposal

Diversity and Inclusion

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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