Wednesday, September 23, 2015

International Consultant – Women, Peace and Security, UNDP Tunisia

Location :Tunis, TUNISIA
Application Deadline :15-Sep-15
Additional CategoryWomen’s Empowerment
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :06 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :06 months

Background
UNDP Libya, based at Tunis - Tunisia is seeking a qualified and motivated international consultant under “Immediate Assistance to the Libyan Political Dialogue and Government of National Accord” initiative of UNDP Libya. The consultant will work under the supervision of Project Manager, with technical guidance provided by the Chief of the UNSMIL Women Empowerment Section. The consultant will support the chief of the UNSMIL Women Empowerment Section on the strategy and implementation of support to the role of Libyan women in the Libyan political dialogue process, preparation of policy briefs on woman’s track political dialogue meetings, technical advice to women’s participants in the political dialogue and preparation of reports on outcome of women's track political dialogue meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the deliverables of actions, the project manager, with technical guidance provided by the Chief of the UNSMIL Women Empowerment Section, the Consultant will perform the following duties:
  • Support the Chief of the UNSMIL Women Empowerment Section on the strategy and implementation of support to the role of Libyan women in the Libyan political dialogue process;
  • Contribute to the organization and preparation of four women's track political dialogue meetings;
  • Draft four policy briefs on women, peace and security to feed into the women's track dialogue meetings (one per meeting);
  • Provide technical advice to women participants in the political dialogue;
  • Provide facilitation support to four women's track political dialogue meetings;
  • Provide training on UNSCR 1325 during four women's track political dialogue meetings;
  • Prepare four reports on outcome of women's track political dialogue meetings (one per meeting);
  • Contribute to UN reporting on UNSCR 1325 within the context of Libya;
  • Perform any other tasks deemed necessary for the implementation of the assignment including logistic support.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the Libyan context and the current transition would be an advantage;
  • Extensive experience in presenting in public forums including high level national stakeholders and media.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Advanced university degree (Master's) in political science, conflict resolution, gender studies or other relevant thematic area.
Experience:
  • At least 5 years of experience working on gender and conflict, women, peace and security, including relevant field experience, especially in crisis or post-conflict settings;
  • Technical knowledge of gender issues relating to mediation and/or dialogue processes, women and conflict (UNSCR 1325);
  • Proven advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engaging with stakeholders regarding women and peace;
  • Proven intellectual and practical capacity to understand and interpret national and local development and political issues, particularly in recovery situation/post crisis settings;
  • Track records of facilitation skills;
  • Proven records of writing skills;
  • Excellent drafting and formulation skills.
  • Proficiency in usage of computers, office software packages and advance project management software as well as in handling of web-based management system, including SharePoint;
Language:
  • Excellent spoken and drafting skills in both Arabic and English
Documents to be included when submitting the proposal:
  • Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal History Form (P11) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Financial Proposal Form, providing a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems) is to be provided by the offeror;
  • Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form and Financial Proposal Form can be found in the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=25186
  • Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following e-mail address no later than 15th September 2015. Email: procurement.ly@undp.org.
Note:
  • Candidate P11 including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references must be provided;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work must be provided;
  • Financial proposal should be on provided format (i.e Annex 3- offeror's letter to UNDP);
  • Incomplete proposals may lead to disqualification from the competitive process.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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