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.
The year 2020 is a historic year for the women’s rights and gender equality as the world marks the 25-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20-
year anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and the 5-year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.
UN Women will leverage this year to galvanize attention and action on key issues including to support the following six priorities, as outlined in the Secretary-
General’s report on women, peace and security to the Security Council, i.e. to make leadership accountable for women, peace and security, monitor and support progress through targeted data collection, joined-
up analysis, strategic planning and raised visibility; Enable, facilitate and ensure women’s meaningful participation in peace processes, the implementation of peace agreements, and across all peace and security decision-
Guarantee women’s economic security and access to resources; and mobilise to finance the women, peace and security agenda and invest in women peacebuilders.
In Ukraine, since 2015, UN Women has been scaling-up its presence and programme in two key thematic areas Women, Peace and Security and Gender Responsive Governance.
UN Women contributes to recovery and peacebuilding efforts advocating for and supporting implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
UN Women also strives to support longer-term national reforms, including security and defence sector reforms, while promoting gender equality and women’s human rights and accountability.
Equal rights and opportunities of women and men in Ukraine are guaranteed by the Constitution, the Law "On Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men" and the Labor Code.
Ukraine has ratified the Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol among the other key human rights treaties, as well as has adopted national policy and legal frameworks to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women and men in Ukraine.
The national security and defense sector are one of the priority national reforms under the Strategy for Sustainable Development Ukraine 2020 .
The adoption by the Government of the National Action Plan for Implementation of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 1325 (NAP 1325) is a commendable step towards the integration of the women, peace and security agenda in the reform, recovery and peacebuilding processes.
In partnership with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, UN Women provides support to the national security sector institutions in implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.
The NAP includes several areas of responsibility of the state institutions on mainstreaming gender into peace and security agenda, including : increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and peacekeeping operations, conducting a gender assessment and providing gender-
responsive services to people affected by conflict, ensuring human rights and protection of women’s rights, among other priority actions.
Prevention and combating conflict-related sexual violence is outlined as one of key focus areas of the revised NAP 1325 to be addressed by the government.
Also, in September 2018 the Government of Ukraine adopted National Action Plan on the implementation of the CEDAW Concluding Observations to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on by 2021 .
The respective action plans have incorporated targeted actions for the duty-bearers to make the legal amendments, integrate the capacity building of the security sector and law enforcement agencies on CRSV, application of UN system of early warning indicators for prevention of sexual violence in conflict, as well as adoption of guidance notes for investigation of cases of CRSV.
The State Programme on Equal Opportunities for the period 2017 - 2020 looks at strengthening the institutional mechanism for gender equality and an integrated approach to addressing the institutional barriers faced by the state response to gender inequalities and discrimination.
and unclear leadership in advancing gender equality in the government itself.
The decision of the Prime Minister to establish the position of Commissioner on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men is a promising measure for strengthening the national institutional mechanism and stepping up accountability, oversight and coordination, which requires coordinated support by all stakeholders.
To further support the consolidated efforts of the government, parliament, women’s groups and civil society organisations (CSOs) to meet state commitments on gender equality and women’s rights, including CEDAW, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) and SDGs through reforms and peace and security processes, UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-
Atlantic Integration launched the project Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security , funded by the Government of Sweden.
The project goal is to achieve transformative results for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine by integrating gender equality and women’s human rights commitments into the national reforms and the peace and security processes, and by putting mechanisms in place for adequate financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
strengthen cross-sectoral coordination and oversight for gender and women’s rights commitments; strengthen coalitions between government, parliament, media and civil society for evidence-
based advocacy in Ukraine; strengthen the capacity of gender advocates and women’s groups to effectively demand gender equality in reforms and peacebuilding.
Therefore, UN Women seeks to hire the National Consultant to provide a day-to-day policy advisory support on UNSCR 1325 and the following resolutions on Women, Peace and Security to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-
Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
National Action Plan on implementation of UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security adopted by Decree ? 113 of the Cabinet of Ministries of Ukraine dated 24 February, 2016
Approved by Decree No. 634-p of the Cabinet of Ministers, dated 5 September 2018, available at
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine about Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy, #390 on 07.07.2017,
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Representative of UN Women in Ukraine, technical guidance by the Programme Specialist and day-
to-day supervision of the Deputy Prime Minister on EU and Euro-Atlantic Integration, the consultant?will implement a set of tasks, including, but not limited to :
Task 1 : Policy advisory support to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on EU and Euro-Atlantic Integration to ensure coordinated implementation of the Women, Peace and Security commitments, including, but not limited to the following activities :
Task 2. Technical support to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on EU and Euro-Atlantic Integration and key national gender institutions including line ministries and regional / local authorities to build their capacity on Women, Peace and Security agenda, integration of NAP1325 in sectoral and regional / local plans :
Assignment / Deliverables
November 2019 October 2020)
Monthly time-sheets and brief progress reports about implemented activities and achieved results with attached events’ supporting documents (agendas, lists of participants and reports) submitted?
Monthly, by 5th of next month; not to exceed 22 working days per month
Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations submitted
By 20 October 2020
The supporting documents can be submitted in Ukrainian.
site at any point during the assignment.
Performance evaluation :
The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager after receiving and accepting monthly reports which will also be the basis for payment on a monthly basis to the consultant.
Financial arrangements :
Atlantic Integration or his / her designated official. Payment for deliverable 2 will be disbursed upon submission of the final report certified by the Deputy Prime Minister on EU and Euro-
Atlantic Integration or his / her designated official and certification of the UN Women Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies :
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications Education :
Languages and other skills :
Evaluation of Applicants :
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal.
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.
The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as :
Technical criteria and interview, 70% of total evaluation max 45 points for technical criteria and max 25 points for interview. Total max 70 points :
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Maximum obtainable points
Criterion A Relevant education
Criterion B Language skills
Criterion C Relevant Experience with total for all of the stated criteria :
Maximum obtainable score for the interview
Total Obtainable Score for technical criteria and interview
Financial / Price Proposal evaluation :
All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula : S Fmin / F
F - financial offer under the consideration).
Application and submission package :
The candidate’s application should include :
11) form can be downloaded from :
country travel costs) and other related costs (e.g. tele-communication).Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 11 October 2019 by submitting applications to the following e-
mail address : hr.ukraine unwomen.org with a subject UN Women Ukraine National Consultant on Women, Peace and Security .
Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment .
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
A. Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*
of days and Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)
max. # of working days (100%)
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies / skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP 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.