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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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. UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.
In April 2023 UN Women, with the generous support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) launched a four-year project “Women’s Increased Leadership for Democracy in Georgia” (WILD). The impact-level goal of the project is to ensure that women and girls in all their diversity fully and equally participate in decision-making and benefit from gender-responsive governance in Georgia. In order to contribute to the achievement of this impact-level goal, the project sets forth two interlinked outcomes, which are as follows – outcome 1: Women and their organizations in all their diversity are engaged in and influence political life and decision-making at all levels in Georgia; and outcome 2: Gender equality and women’s meaningful participation and leadership at all levels is promoted through adoption and implementation of gender-responsive legislative and policy frameworks and practices.
Under outcome 2, the project strives to realize the following two outputs:
In line with these efforts, UN Women, in partnership with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), supports local governments to better undertake gender equality and mainstreaming obligations. This includes technical support to develop and implement municipal gender equality action plans, to integrate gender analysis into policymaking and to promote women’s participation across policy and budgetary processes. This work cannot be accomplished without regular collection and analysis of gender data at the local level. In this connection, UN Women supports local governments in improving systems and practices on data collection and analysis on gender equality
The availability of municipal data is extremely scarce, which greatly prevents designing, monitoring and evaluating evidence-based gender-sensitive policies and programs at the local levels. National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) regularly collects data at the municipal levels through population census and other mainstream surveys. Recently GEOSTAT developed a portal of statistics whereby data is available by regions and municipalities of Georgia (Portal on regional and municipal statistics – http://regions.geostat.ge/regions/#). While this portal is an important step forward in making municipal statistics more accessible, it does not provide sex-disaggregated data. Local governments, in line with their gender equality actions plan, also collect some sex desegregated data on programme beneficiaries, services available etc. However, these data is rarely made available or analyzed in a way that supports programme and policy design, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation on gender equality and women’s empowerment. To address this gap, UN Women in partnership with NALAG plan to develop and promote a minimum set of gender equality (GE) indicators, that can be collected, analyzed and published by data producers (including local governments and GEOSTAT) and be readily available to the local governments to inform policy and action on gender equality at the local level.
In this context, UN Women is planning to hire a National Consultant to develop minimum set of gender equality indicators for local governments. The consultant will work in close collaboration with UN Women and NALAG and will be responsible for the tasks outlined below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
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 consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The selected candidate will report to and work under direct supervision of the Governance & Participation in Public Life programme analyst and UN Women Gender Data Specialist.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
How to Submit the Application:
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.)