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. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Uganda Country Office works with Government and partners to strengthen and increase participation of women in politics and leadership at national and Local Government levels. Uganda’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women provides the basis for meaningful participation of women in electoral processes at all levels. The Electoral Commission therefore, has a duty to develop and implement systems that ensure that women and men of voting age enjoy their rights on a basis of equality of rights. To facilitate women’s ability to claim and exercise their political rights the Electoral Commission needs to adopt approaches that are based on a thorough understanding of the situation and positioning of women in Ugandan societies – their social roles, and power relations between men and women at family and community level. UN Women has supported the Electoral Commission to develop a gender strategy to guide mainstreaming of gender in electoral processes and is seeking the services of a consultant editor to edit the draft gender strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist Women’s Leadership and Political Participation and in collaboration with the Deputy Chairperson of Electoral Commission, the Consultant Editor will undertake the following tasks:
Edited EC Gender strategy that reflects high quality presentation of key sections in accordance to UN Women and EC standards.
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
Language: Excellent written and spoken English.
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the consultant is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Technical Evaluation Criteria and Obtainable Score
Education – 20%
Experience and Skills – 60%
Language and other skills – 20%
Total Obtainable Score – 100%
Only candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically – qualified candidates.
Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum 70% score in technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated. The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
Submission of Application Procedure:
Interested National consultant need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:?
Interested applicants should send their applications online not later than 16 November, 2018 addressed to:
The Country Representative
UN Women Country Office– Uganda
Plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road
|Closing date:||November 16, 2018|