Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Study
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TERMS OF REFERENCE
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Study
Saudi Human Rights Commission
OHCHR- Technical Cooperation Programme
National or International Consultancy
- General background information relevant to the assignment
Violence and harassment, including sexual harassment, is a serious human rights issue that negatively impacts both women and men in the workplace and in society. It also represents a major impediment to individuals wishing to carry out their daily work in a congenial environment. Therefore, addressing this problem, and working to eliminate it, is an important part of human rights protection. Saudi Arabia is committed to eliminating violence and sexual harassment of all kinds and has taken important steps in recent years to encourage women to meaningfully participate in the workforce. However, additional efforts are still needed to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. Within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SHRC and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and in line with the objectives of the latter’s Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP), it has been agreed to hire an international consultant to review several existing Saudi laws and procedures to harmonise these with international best practices in line with human rights standards and norms.
- The objectives of the assignment
The objective of the assignment is to support SHRC to tackle the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace in Saudi Arabia. On the basis of existing document reviews and strategic input from teams of the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development, the consultant will focus on objectives and priorities for a common approach to moving its gender agenda forward with the aim of effectively tackling the problem of sexual harassment.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The scope of work, which contains a detailed description of deliverables and activities
The work of the consultant will involve the following:
- Reviewing laws, policies and practices regarding sexual harassment in the workplace in Saudi Arabia
Reviewing actions already taken by the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development as well as other partners to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, with a focus on the following:
Identification of local partners delivering training in this area
- Number and type of sectors
- Partners (if any)
- Success stories (if any)
Number and type of persons trained (by gender and employee category)
The consultant should check or assess the alignment of implementing these policy/ies and law/s before the Saudi Judicial system (for example the Labour Courts)
The methods by which the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development and other partners are monitoring/following up on the implementation of sexual harassment in the workplace
- The training contents and methodologies which the Ministry of Human Resources and other partners are using for the training, including any ToT approaches,
- The communication materials used by the Ministry of Human Resource and Social DevelopmentSpecific outputs/deliverables:
- Submit a 3-4 pages outline or a proposal of how to go about implementing the ToR, prior to starting the consultancy work.
- Review of laws, policies and practices regarding sexual harassment in the workplace in Saudi Arabia,
- Adoption of a holistic approach to deal with sexual harassment prevention in the workplace in collaboration with all partners,
- Development of step-by-step guidance regarding how to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace in collaboration with all partners,
- Development of an effective follow-up mechanism in collaboration with all partners,
- Adoption of a holistic training strategy to counter the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace in collaboration with all partners,
- Development of unified training contents/materials, a methodology and session plan in collaboration with all partners,
- Development of ToT contents/materials, a methodology and session plan in collaboration with all partners,
- Development of a list of trainers/training organisations in collaboration with all partners,
Support of TCP in implementing 16 Days of Activism in collaboration with SHRC.The Duration of the Assignment:
The consultant will be hired for a period of 90 days
- The duty station and expected places of travel if any:
- UNDP - KSA, Riyadh, KSA
- Reporting requirements, frequency, format, and deadlines:
- The consultant will report to TCP and SHRC. Timeline: 15 November 2022 – 15 February 2022
- The approval process required to certify outputs prior to authorising payment, and payment milestones:
The Expert will submit a request for payment based on the following deliverables and timeline:
Reports on the reviewed laws, policies and practices on action against sexual harassment in the workplace in Saudi Arabia
Reports adopting a holistic approach to deal with sexual harassment prevention in the workplace, in collaboration
with all partners, including:
- Guidelines to engage in action against sexual harassment in the workplace
- Follow-up mechanism in collaboration with all partners
- Training strategy to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace in collaboration with all partners
- Training contents/materials, methodology, session plan in collaboration with all partners
- Development of an effective follow-up mechanism in collaboration with all partners
Development of a holistic training strategy in the workplace in collaboration with all partners
Development of unified training contents/materials, methodology and session plan in collaboration with all partners
Development of ToT contents/ materials, a methodology and session plan
Creation of a list of trainers/training organisations
A certificate of payment must be verified by UNDP upon the validation of each deliverable. The consultant is advised to keep track of days worked and tasks performed during the course of her/his assignment. The purpose of such documentation is to support the payment process if deemed necessary.
- A clear and precise description of the selection criteria, including the required degree of expertise and qualifications such as specialised knowledge, language needs and experience
- Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate;
- Ability to identify beneficiaries’ needs and to match them with appropriate solutions.
- Shares knowledge and experience and provides helpful feedback and advice;
- Excellent communication and interview skills (with groups and individuals);
- Excellent interpersonal skills and is able to negotiate with diplomacy and tact.
- Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
- Ability to handle a large volume of work, possibly under time constraints.
- Strong time management and sensitive deadline abilities.
- Remains calm, in control and works well under pressure;
- Excellent report writing skills.
H. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.
Payments shall be made to the individual contractor upon successful completion and certification by UNDP that services have been satisfactorily performed, based upon the actual number of working days.
Payment shall be made as a deliverables-based lump sum payment, to be paid in instalments. The schedule of payment will be distributed upon satisfactory submission of the deliverables listed in the table hereunder:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should have a university degree in social sciences, international development, law, gender studies, or another related field
- At least 5-8 years of professional experience in training design and implementation, development of tools on gender equality, sexual harassment, gender mainstreaming, women’s economic empowerment, etc. The consultant should provide her/his own training module on gender-related topics.
- Experience in carrying out reviews of laws and policies as well as document reviews
- A solid grasp of Saudi social and gender issues
- Excellent writing skills in both English and Arabic as well as good communication skills in English and Arabic
- Preferably experience working with UN
Language proficiency in both written and oral Arabic and English.
Planning and Organising
- Inclusively develop a plan to set goals and targets for the assessment study
- Effectively and efficiently prioritise the delivery of the work to UNDP - KSA
- Adjust work priorities to take account of changing circumstances
- Organise the time and resources necessary to deliver work
- Monitor the delivery of work against the developed plan
- Work delivered in an organised and timely manner
- Actively listens and correctly interprets messages
- Understands assignment instructions and applies them as directed
- Seeks clarity and guidance if needed
- Demonstrates integrity by adhering to the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN-OHCHR and SHRC
- Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Excellent writing and presentation skills in Arabic and English
- Excellent communication skills, and an ability to analyse diverse information rapidly from varied sources
- Acts as a team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure
Project and Resource Management:
- Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating evolving client needs
- Strong organisational skills
- Ability to work independently and produce high quality outputs
Leadership and Self-Management:
- Focuses on results tailored to the client's needs and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates openness to change and an ability to navigate complexity
- Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
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