Gender Expert for Ministry of Defense of Moldova.

Vacancy Number: Pr19/01876

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 20 Sep 2019, 23:59 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:Individual Contract
Starting date: 01 Oct 2019
Reference to the project: UN Women
Expected Duration of Assignment:
Supporting Documents:
Terms of Reference
Procurement Notice
Annex I
Annex II
Personal History Form (P11) UN Women
UN Women Conditions of Service Consultants

Contacts:

Ms. Elena Ratoi.


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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

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 supported the process of developing the National Strategy for Gender Equality for 2017-2021 adopted in April 2017. Under its “Gender Equality in Peace and Security Sector” area of intervention and forth overall objective on “Ensuring gender equality in the security and defense sector”, the Strategy envisages two specific objectives to be achieved as a result of implementation of a set of 13 activities, such as promotion of women in managerial positions in security and defense institutions, enhancing capacities of the personnel of in-line institutions on promotion and implementation of policies on ensuring gender equality in security and defense sector, raising awareness of the personnel from in-line ministries on equal treatment and work-life balance, including in the Curriculum of subjects on gender equality in security and defense sector, development of mechanism to prevent and control sexual harassment, ensuring implementation of the CEDAW Committee’s General Recommendation no. 30 and of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UN SCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security, etc.

UN Women is committed to provide continuous support to relevant governmental institutions, including to Ministry of Defense, on promotion of the women, peace and security agenda and on achieving specific results envisaged in the National Programme. The cooperation between UN Women and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of the Republic of Moldova, initiated in 2015, was further consolidated with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation in July 2018. The main objective of the Memorandum is to increase institutional capacities and knowledge of the institution in the areas of gender equality and implementation of UN SCR 1325 and other WPS-related Resolutions. Specifically, the Memorandum of Cooperation seeks to contribute to reduce the stereotypes about the role of women in the security and defense sector, to improve the opportunities for women and men from the system to reconcile the professional and family life, to prevent and respond to discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence within the sector, etc.

In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between UN Women and the Ministry of Defense, UN Women has committed to provide technical support to the MoD to strengthen its internal capacities on gender mainstreaming and advancing the WPS agenda. In this respect, UN Women Moldova is seeking to contract a gender expert to provide extensive support in gender mainstreaming within Ministry of Defense.

Scope of work

The selected gender expert will support the Ministry of Defense in implementing gender equality commitments and mainstreaming gender equality in the defense sector.

Requirements for experience

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:      

  • Mature judgment and initiative;
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  • Ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines;
  • Ability to present complex issues persuasively and simply;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education

  • Master’s Degree in gender, human rights, law, political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, security or other related fields.

Experience

  • At least five (5) years of proven track record of working on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Republic of Moldova;
  • At least three (3) years of proven track record of working in or with security and defence sector, with a special focus on advancing human rights in these specific areas;
  • Previous work experience in analyzing/developing policies or provision of recommendations and/or amendments to national legal framework.

Language Requirements

  • Excellent command of Romanian, Russian and English languages.

Documents to be included

  • Letter of Intent with justification of being the most suitable for the work, vision and working approach, specifically indicating experience of promoting gender equality especially in the security and defense sectors
  • Duly filled Personal History Form (P11) and/or CV, including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and specific outputs obtained; P11 can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Financial proposal (in MDL) - Specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference). The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (daily rate and number of anticipated working days and any other possible costs); Please see Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of the lump sum amount (daily rate and number of anticipated working days). Please see TOR Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Price Proposal Submission Form.


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.