Closing DateJun 13 2021
Date of Issue: 4 June 2021
Closing Date: 13 June 2021
SSA Announcement No. UNWOMEN/ICO/2021/014
*Open to Indian Nationals Only
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 and the third gender as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
All human development and human rights issues involve gender dimensions. UN Women globally focuses on key priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. UN Women’s priority areas include increasing women’s leadership and participation in political spaces, ending violence against women, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, engaging in all aspects of women peace and security processes, making gender equality central to national planning and budgeting through Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and advancing gender in intergovernmental processes.
In the state of Maharashtra, UN Women and UNICEF have worked in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra since 2016 to make public finance more responsive to the needs of diverse constituencies of women and children in the state. UNICEF works with governments, communities, civil society organisations, the private sector, and other partners worldwide to advance children’s rights, and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UN Women and UNICEF focus on tracking outlays to outcomes for women and children in the state, so as to yield outcomes that are in sync with the larger purpose of working towards the SDGs 2030. Under this partnership, the two agencies are supporting the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department, Government of Maharashtra to review the state’s women policy of 2014 and draft the new policy for 2021. A task force has been formulated to guide the drafting, implementation and monitoring of the new policy.
In the state of Madhya Pradesh, UN Women works closely with WCD to support the department’s interventions on Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG); Gender Responsive Governance and Budgeting; and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Under UN Women and WCD’s ongoing partnership, UN Women will support the department to draft the state’s first women entrepreneurship policy to enable women from all spheres to achieve sustainable economic growth, employment and increase women labour force participation especially in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.
Within the above context, UN Women seeks the services of a Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Research and Documentation Consultant to lead and facilitate dialogue and consultations between various stakeholders and partners in the states of Maharashtra (in collaboration with UNICEF) and Madhya Pradesh as well as to provide strategic policy and technical support in the drafting of requisite state policies.
Scope of work and specific tasks
Under the guidance and direct supervision of UN Women Team Leader and Project Coordinator and UNICEF Social Policy Specialist (for Maharashtra), the consultant will have the following specific terms of reference (ToR).
Deliverables- Percentage and timelines
10%- Workplan for the assignment and draft outline of policies.
Timeline- 15 June 2021
20%- 2.1 Draft GEWE context and situation analysis of focused priority sectors, and key policy sections – Maharashtra
2.2 Mapping of relevant actors and stakeholders for cross-sectoral representation in and coordination on drafting the policies; convening of taskforce and working group member meetings – Maharashtra
Timeline- 30 June 2021
20% - Finalization of policy for Maharashtra.
Timeline- 20 August 2021
20%- 3.1 Draft GEWE context and situation analysis of focused priority sectors, and key policy sections – Madhya Pradesh
3.2 Mapping of relevant actors and stakeholders for cross-sectoral representation in and coordination on drafting the policies; convening of taskforce and working group member meetings – Madhya Pradesh
Timeline- 30 September 2021
20%- Finalization of policy for Madhya Pradesh.
Timeline- 31 October 2021
10%- Action brief on the assignment (4-5 pages) covering the documentation of practices, approach, methodology, limitations and challenges, as well as good practices to be replicated to other states.
Timeline- 30 November 2021
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.