International Consultant for developing principles and implementation guide for gender-responsive sports clubs (Home-based)

  • Added Date: Monday, 10 August 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Background

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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides support to Member Statesโ€™ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In line with UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021), and its Country Strategic Note (2019-2022), in Turkey UN Women works towards three overarching goals:

1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems.

2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence

3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.

Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve womenโ€™s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners โ€“ central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including womenโ€™s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.

HeForShe Initiative

HeForShe is the global movement initiated by UN Women inviting men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with the women to create a bold, visible, and united force for gender equality. Since its launch in 2015, the movement has now more than 1.3 billion men and women declaring their support from gender equality across the world. HeForShe aims to enable men to identify with the issues of gender equality and to recognize the crucial role that they can play to end the global inequality faced by women and girls, both in their own lives, and at more structural levels in their communities. The HeForShe campaign offers an innovative approach to achieving gender equality that recognizes men and boys as partners for women's rights and acknowledges the ways in which they also benefit from gender equality. For more information, visit www.heforshe.org/en.

Fenerbahรงe Sports Club joined forces with UN Women under the HeForShe movement to advance gender equality and womenโ€™s empowerment in sports. As a result of this unique collaboration, Fenerbahรงe aims to set an example globally by becoming a gender-responsive sports club which supports womenโ€™s empowerment and pioneering a number of initiatives in the sports community through the โ€œEqual Togetherโ€ movement until the end of July 2020.

As part of the goal for being an inclusive, gender responsive sports club, UN Women Turkey Office has identified four pillars of a holistic roadmap:

Under this collaboration, Gender Analysis of Fenerbahce Sports Club and Affiliated Companies has been done in five strategic areas in sport: 1. Participation 2. Leadership 3. Coaching 4. Gender-based violence (verbal and discourse-level) 5. Representation in media. Based on the findings, strategic recommendations on gender equality were developed in Fenerbahรงe Sports Club.

In the next phase of the collaboration, implementation guidelines for the set of gender responsive sports institution principles will be developed with the engagement of relevant national and international stakeholders in sports. The objective of this implementation guideline is to:

The Guideline will be based on international policies; 1) UN policies (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration and Action Plan, Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health, Berlin Declaration, Kazan Action Plan; 2) European Commission gender and sport policies (Gender Equality in Sport: Proposal for Strategic Actions 2014 โ€“ 2020, Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)2 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on Gender Mainstreaming in Sport, Mapping Existing Gender Indicators in Sports, Resolution on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Women, Young People and children in sport); 3) IOC policies (Olympic Charter, Safeguarding Athletes from Harassment and Abuse in Sport-IOC Toolkit for Ifs and NOCs, Portrayal Guidelines for Gender Balanced Representation, Gender Equality Review Project).

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Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of UN Women Programme Management Specialist and in close collaboration with HeForShe Analyst, the International Consultant will be responsible for developing principles and implementation guide for gender-responsive sports clubs together with the national consultant. He/she is expected to work closely with the national consultant for all deliverables indicated within this term of reference.

In this respect, the expected results and objectives of the work of the International Consultant are as follows:

Deliverables and Payment Schedule

Duration of the assignment is from 15 September 2020 to 31 December 2020. Total number of working days is 16.

The following table summarizes main activities and expected deliverables against targeted delivery deadlines and indicative working days to be invested by the Consultant.

  • Preparing a work plan for the consultancy, with all tasks to be performed.

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  • Reviewing and providing input to the draft principles and implementation guideline for gender responsive sports clubs. Participating in the Advisory Board meetings and reflect the outcomes of the workshop to the draft document.

Workplan

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Reviewed draft of principles and implementation guideline

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September

  • Mapping the relevant international networks and provide guidance/support to Fenerbahรงe Sports Club to connect to these networks.
  • Finalizing the principles and implementation guidelines for gender-responsive sports club.
  • Contributing the organization of online international conference to set a platform for networking, introduce the principles and guidelines for gender-responsive sports club and provide an experience exchange platform and share Fenerbahce Sports Club-HeForShe collaboration as good practice.

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The mentioned number of working days has been estimated as being sufficient/feasible for the envisaged volume of work to be completed successfully and is proposed as a guideline for the duration of assignment. It cannot and shall not be used as criteria for completion of work/assignment. The provision of envisaged deliverables approved by the UN Women Programme Management Specialist shall be the only criteria for Consultants work being completed and eligible for payment(s).

Payment Schedule:

The Consultant shall be paid upon successful completion of the deliverables in two installments as per the above table. Payment shall be affected only if all the deliverables in this TOR are submitted to UN Women Programme Management Specialist within the timeframes stipulated in the TOR and they are approved by Programme Management Specialist. Without submission and approval of the deliverables, Consultants shall not receive any payment even if they invest time for this assignment.

Mandatory Courses:

Mandatory courses for this assignment will be around 2 hours. The Consultant shall complete all the mandatory UN courses, training and modules on time. The certificates shall be submitted to the Hiring Manager.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of gender equality and women's empowerment issues and gender equality in sports;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong report writing skills;
  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Focuses on impact and results for client;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; ?

Please visit this link for more information on UN Womenโ€™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

UN Women does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Required Skills and Experience

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Education:

  • Masterโ€™s degree or equivalent in social sciences including gender studies, public administration, international relations or school of sports
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and womenโ€™s empowerment in sports;
  • Minimum three years of experience in formulating writing program documents, reports, analytical/policy documents etc. in the field of gender equality and/or women and girlsโ€™ empowerment in sports;
  • Previous professional experience with womenโ€™s organisations is an asset;
  • Previous professional experience with international and/or regional networks in the field of gender equality and sports is an asset.ย 
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is required.

Application Procedure:ย 

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

  • Cover letter to include a brief overview about which of your previous experiences makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position.
  • CV in English containing the relevant educational and professional experience.
  • Signed UN Women Personal History (P11) Form including past experience in similar assignments which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
  • Financial proposal to be sent via e-mail to turkey.procurement@unwomen.org indicating the name of the position applied in the subject line of the e-mail no later than the application deadline - Please see Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template and Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form.

When applying; the Cover Letter, CV and the signed P11 Form should be merged into one (1) single PDF document since the system will allow only to upload maximum one document. Therefore, please combine these forms and documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload them to the system.

As for the Financial Proposal, please send them/it via e-mail to turkey.procurement@unwomen.org indicating the name of the position applied in the subject line of the e-mail. Since they will be sent separately via e-mail, Financial Proposals should not be uploaded to the system or be included in the merged PDF which shall consist of the applicantโ€™s Cover Letter, CV and Signed P11 Form. Please make sure to not include the Financial Offer in the merged PDF.

Should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post, candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, medical certifications or any other requested document.

Incomplete applications such as applications without a financial proposal may not be considered. Applicants are responsible to make sure to have provided all the requested application materials before the deadline.ย 

Evaluation of Applicantsย 

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicantsโ€™ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.

  • Masterโ€™s degree or equivalent in social sciences including gender studies, public administration, international relations or school of sports;
  • (Masterโ€™s degree โ€“ 10 points)
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and womenโ€™s empowerment in sports;
  • (5- years 15, 5 - 10 years +5, more than 10 years +5)ย 
  • Minimum three years of experience in formulating writing program documents, reports, analytical/policy documents etc. in the field of gender equality and/or women and girlsโ€™ empowerment in sports;
  • (3 years-10 points, 3-5 years +5 points, more than 5 years +5)
  • Previous professional experience with womenโ€™s organisations is an asset;
  • (5 points)
  • Previous professional experience with international and/or regional networks in the field of gender equality and sports is an asset;
  • (10 points)

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:

p = 30 (ยต/z)

Using the following values:

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

ยต = price of the lowest priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

An interview/written test may be used for the selection of best candidates.ย 

Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template

The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.

1. Daily fee

The daily price proposal should indicate a โ€œlump sum amountโ€ which is โ€œall-inclusiveโ€; All costs (professional fees, communications, consumables during field related missions, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor needs to be factored into the proposed price.

UN Women will not withhold any amount of the payments for tax and/or social security related payments. UN Women shall have no liability for taxes, duties or other similar charges payable by the Individual Contractor in respect of any amounts paid to the Individual Contractor under this Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges that UN Women will not issue any statements of earnings to the Individual contractor in respect of any such payments.

2. Travel costs

This is a home-based assignment and no travel requirements are envisioned under this assignment In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs should be agreed upon with UN Women in Turkey.

3. Currency of the price proposal

The applicants are requested to submit their price proposals in USD.

Annex II: Price Proposal Submission Form

To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Ref: International Consultant in the field of gender equality in sports

Dear Sir / Madam,

I, the undersigned, offer to provide professional consulting services to UN Women within the scope of the referred Assignment.

Having examined, understood and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes, the receipt of which are hereby duly acknowledged, I, the undersigned, offer to deliver professional services, in conformity with the Terms of Reference.

My maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:ย 

I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged for 120 days. I also confirm that the price that I quote is gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.

I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for 120 days.

I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.

[Signature]

Date:

Name:

Address:

Telephone/Fax:

Email:

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