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.
In line with UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the UN Women Egypt office is contributing to three interdependent and interconnected outcomes:
Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives, and bodies; and increased voice, agency, and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels.
In addition, empowering women in the economy and closing gender gaps in the world of work is key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5, to achieve gender equality, and Goal 8, to promote full and productive employment and decent work for all; also Goal 1 on ending poverty, Goal 2 on food security, Goal 3 on ensuring health and Goal 10 on reducing inequalities.
The private sector is a key partner in efforts to advance gender equality and empower women. Research shows that women’s economic empowerment contributes to economic growth, innovation, and increased performance of companies. More than 30 percent of private-sector leaders report increased profits from efforts to empower women in emerging markets (McKinsey 2010) and companies with more than one woman board director generated an additional annual return of 3.5 percent (McKinsey 2007, Catalyst 2014). Hence, ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, and energies—from executive offices to the factory floor and the supply chain—requires intentional actions and deliberate policies.
Under the framework of the United Nations Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) and in alignment with the objectives of the Economic Empowerment pillar of the National Strategy for Women’s
Empowerment (NSWE) and the objectives of the Closing the Gender Gap Accelerator, UN Women is working with the private sector through the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) from this linkhttps://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2011/10/women-s-empowerment-principles-equality-means-business
Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labor and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, the CEO signals a commitment to this agenda at the highest levels of the company and to work collaboratively in multistakeholder networks to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, inclusive supply chain practices, and zero-tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace. For more information on the WEPs, please read the WEPs brochure from this link https://www.weps.org/sites/default/files/2021-05/WEPS_BROCHURE.pdf. To date, more than 37 business leaders from Egypt have signed the CEO Statement of Support, therefore, signaling their support to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and more specifically, to the guidance offered by the WEPs.
Objective of the Assignment
Duties and Responsibilities
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Weight Criteria: 70% (100 points)
Financial Weight Criteria: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)
The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permit uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification. Make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications.
|Closing date:||August 8, 2021|