|Location :||Home based, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||until 18 December 2020|
|The United Nations 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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It supports Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In line with UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021), and its Country Strategic Note (2019-2022), in Turkey UN Women works towards three overarching goals:
1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems,
2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence,
3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
As stated, one of the strategic outcomes of the UN Women Global Strategic Plan is to ensure that “Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.” In Turkey, the new country strategy of UN Women Strategic Note (2019-2022) also prioritizes increasing women’s political participation and supporting the government to meet its commitment to gender equality through the development of gender responsive plans and budgets.
The second phase of the Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey project (WPP) seeks to support women in various positions of leadership, with a renewed focus on women elected to municipal councils and in municipal government as well as media and continuing the work in the Turkish Grand National Assembly and with civil society. The project brings together gender equality advocates and women in leadership positions to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogues on issues that can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national and local level such as the application of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and gender sensitive governance. The project includes capacity development and training activities, advocacy and the exchange of best practices within Turkey and with women leaders in the region. The project is implemented by UN Women, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
This project will continue to work to ensure that:
• legal frameworks and policies to advance gender equality and women’s right to participate in decision making are reformed/adopted and implemented;
• women’s leadership and participation in politics is promoted by gender responsive measures (parliamentary mechanisms, processes and services); and
• legal frameworks and policies to increase women’s leadership and political participation are influenced by gender equality advocates.
In line with the Project’s objectives UN Women Turkey Office developed and delivered capacity building interventions for different target groups at local and central level on gender responsive budgeting. As part of its initiatives, UN Women Turkey Office organized and GRB training for Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in late 2019 to create awareness on GRB concepts and tools amongst Municipality staff and local councilors.
In addition, to comply with the Projects objectives, UN Women Turkey Office organized trainings for local elected women on gender sensitive local administrations and service delivery in Mugla and Samsun in early 2020. Furthermore, a practical gender tool kit for for the locally elected women has been developed in order for them to advocate gender equality at their localities and respective institutions.
To build on these initiatives, UN Women Turkey Office plans to further build the capacity of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality with a specific focus on Financial Services Department and to analyse the current budget of the Municipality from GE perspective in order to support the preparation of 2021 budget in a more gender responsive way. In addition, to follow up the impact of the capacity development workshops conducted with women local councilors in Mugla and Samsun and to discuss the gender responsive municipal service delivery during COVID-19 with them, Monitoring Meetings are planned by the UN Women Turkey Office.In this regard, the Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
• To deliver a GRB training to Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Financial Services Department
• To analyse the Current Budget of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality from GE perspective and to provide technical support to the 2021 budget preparation
• To review the 2021-2022 Local Equality Plan of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
• To facilitate the monitoring meeting with women local councilors of Mugla and Samsun.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the direct supervision of UN Women Project Coordinator, the National Consultant will be responsible for:
a) Designing and delivering a one day GRB training to Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Financial Services Department;
In order for the training/workshops to meet the expected results and objectives, the National Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
-Reviewing the 2021-2022 Local Equality Plan of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality and writing a report on recommendations.
Duration of the assignment is from 5 October 2020 – 18 December 2020. The Consultant is expected to spend up to 22 working days on a non – consecutive basis throughout the assignment. The consultant will use his/her own equipment.
Expected Deliverables and Payment Schedule:
The following table summarizes main activities and expected deliverables against targeted delivery deadlines and indicative working days to be invested by the Consultant.
The mentioned number of working days has been estimated as being sufficient/feasible for the envisaged volume of work to be completed successfully and is proposed as a guideline for the duration of assignment. It cannot and shall not be used as criteria for completion of work/assignment. The provision of envisaged deliverables approved by the UN Women Programme Manager shall be the only criteria for Consultants work being completed and eligible for payment(s).
Key Performance Indicators
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Required Skills and Experience
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
When applying; the Cover Letter, CV and the signed P11 Form should be merged into one (1) single PDF document since the system will allow only to upload maximum one document. Therefore, please combine tthese forms and documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload them to the system.
As for the Financial Proposal, please send it separately via e-mail to [email protected] indicating the name of the position applied in the subject line of the e-mail. Since it is to be submitted separately via e-mail, the Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to the system or be included in the merged PDF which shall consist of the applicant’s Cover Letter, CV and Signed P11 Form. Please make sure not to include the Financial Proposal in the merged PDF document.
Evaluation of Applicants
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:
Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template
The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.
1. Daily fee
2. Daily Subsistence Allowance
3. Travel Costs
4. Currency of the price proposal
Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form
To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Having examined, understood and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes,
Based on the deliverables and estimated working days summarized in the above table, my maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:
I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged. I also confirm that the price that I quote is gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.
I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for 90 days.
I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.
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