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 May 2021 UN Women Georgia Country Office (CO) with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched WEE component of a project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia” (GG4GEG). The GG4GEG project WEE component aims to strengthen governance systems for gender equality in Georgia via institutionalizing gender mainstreaming and developing gender mainstreaming capacity at the national and local levels. One of the methodologies to achieve this goal is Participatory Gender Audit (PGA).
PGA is a gender mainstreaming tool used by organizations to reflect and analyze their own gender capacity, challenges and good practices. It is as well a process that promotes organizational learning on gender equality and gender mainstreaming through a participative methodology. The PGA methodology has been elaborated by ILO in the beginning of the 2000s. UN Women in collaboration with International Labor Organization (ILO) introduced a methodology of PGA to Georgia in 2012. Since then, UN Women has supported PGAs in a number of ministries/state agencies and has developed and gradually expanded a pool of national experts who have received training and certification of PGA facilitators in the international training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy.
Within the framework of the GG4GEG project, UN Women plans to expand its work on PGA and intends to support the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) and National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) in undergoing PGA. The institutions have expressed goodwill to undergo such audits that is a decisive factor for successful PGA outcomes. The PGA will look whether in GNTA’s and NAPR’s internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective and reinforce each other; it will monitor and assess the relative progress made in gender mainstreaming in the organization; will identify the critical gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and recommend ways for addressing them; and finally, document good practices towards the achievement of gender equality.
As per the key principles of the ILO PGA approach and to support GNTA and NAPR in undertaking PGA, UN Women intends to hire a total of three (3) national consultants from the roster of ITC-ILO certified group of facilitators of Participatory Gender Audit to perform PGA of two agencies as per work spelled out in the section below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:
Deliverables (per consultant/per agency encompassing PGA work):
Final PGA report completed: participatory gender audit report, including process and final recommendations completed and presented in Georgian to UN Women by 30 June 2022 (2 working days in total per agency).
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Required Skills and Experience
Experience and competencies:
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:
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 Consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of UN Women Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, and in collaboration and day-to-day management of UN Women GG4GEG project teams.
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:
Deliverable: 1,2,3, (10 Days) 50 % (Per agency)
Deliverables: 4,5,6,7 (10 days) 50% (Per agency)
Application submission package:
How to Submit the Application:
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|Closing date:||February 20, 2022|