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 centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO) was established in Istanbul, Turkey, at the beginning of 2014 as a part of the UN Women’s new regional architecture. The UN Women ECA RO leads and supports the field offices in presenting and positioning themselves as thought and action leaders on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women works with countries on adopting and enacting legal reforms, drawing on our extensive global knowledge base on the most effective strategies for ending violence against women (EVAW). It helps governments integrate anti-violence measures into their national development plans and supports national efforts for stopping VAW, while also ensuring that adequate resources are in place to pay for them. Through its work, UN Women has fostered a comprehensive and holistic strategy for prevention that focuses on strengthening leadership and local capacities, promotes institutional change and involves all levels of society in VAW programmes - such as by engaging individuals and communities in the design of tailored programmes that target the most critical and vulnerable groups. In a twin-track approach, UN Women advocates for universal access to services to victims and survivors of violence, and assists in extending such basic needs as shelters, health care, security and protection, socioeconomic reinsertion and legal aid. It also calls for stepping up investments in prevention - the most cost-effective means for stopping violence. Finally, it remains committed to eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence in conflict, violence in politics and sexual harassment in public spaces. It is also directing special attention to particular forms of violence that present pressing challenges of late - such as trafficking and femicide.
Consultants play an important role in contributing to implementation of activities of the UN Women and they form significant part of capacities of the organization. In order to increase effectiveness of contracting process and enable instant contracting in emergency and urgent situations, ECA RO launched a competitive process to create a pool of qualified consultants and experts in following areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Roster members selected for the consultancy assignment will work with ECA RO and COs in the region in the following areas:
Required Skills and Experience
Successful candidates will be included in the Vetted Roster of Experts for the maximum period of 3 years. Membership beyond the 3-year period must be renewed through a new application process. Entry into the expert roster system does not necessarily mean that contract with Un Women is guaranteed.
Where a request for services arises, the UN Women shall directly contact consultants with the most appropriate experience from the roster. A specific Terms of Reference outlining outputs for each assignment shall be provided and a Special Service Agreement (SSA) will be issued. Conditions of a particular assignment may be negotiable.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). Financial proposal provided by the consultant is bound to the validity period (max. 3 years), unless the consultant applies to the roster during its re-opening. Consultants will be requested to provide a price offer for every assignment, amount can be reduced to make the offer more competitive, but it cannot exceed maximum daily fee approved for the roster.
Evaluation of applicants:
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Membership will be awarded to the individual consultants whose offers have been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation can be recommended for the membership.
Technical Evaluation (70%) - max. points: 70:
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