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Sunday, October 2, 2016

UN Women - National Consultant on Women's Access to Justice Programme in Indonesia

TERMS OF REFERENCES
 
Title:
National Consultant to conduct baseline study  and programme design for intervention on women's access to justice programme in Indonesia
Duration of the contract
17 October - 31 December 2016
Location:
Home based, frequent meeting with UN Women and related stakeholders, potential mission to South Sulawesi  
Supervision:
Under direct supervision of the National Programme Officer on Governance
Language required:
English
 
 
I. BACKGROUND
 
The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has been ratified for 32 years by Indonesian Government and adopted in the Law No.7 of 1984. Since its ratification of CEDAW, the government of Indonesia has made various efforts for the advancement of women's rights. For instance, passing Domestic Violence Law No. 23 of 2004 is a milestone for the elimination of domestic violence; enacting Presidential Decree No.9 of 2000 on Gender Mainstreaming in National Development is an important policy strategy to mainstream gender into national development; and stipulated Anti-Trafficking Law No. 21 of 2007 that criminalized debt bondage, labor exploitation, sexual exploitation and transnational and internal trafficking.  Yet discrimination against women remains, and many cases of violence against women have occurred without receiving justice. There are a number of obstacles and restrictions that impede women from realizing their right of access to justice. These obstacles occur in a structural context of discrimination and inequality, due to factors such as gender stereotyping, discriminatory laws, intersecting discrimination and a failure to systematically ensure that judicial mechanisms are physically, economically, socially and culturally accessible to all women. All of these obstacles constitute persistent violations of women’s human rights. 
 
CEDAW highlights in the General Recommendation No.30 on Access to Justice that the realization of the rights of access to justice is essential and protected under the articles of the Convention. The right to access to justice is multidimensional. It encompasses justiciability, availability, accessibility, good-quality and accountability of justice systems, and provision of remedies for victims. By ratifying CEDAW, state parties are obliged to ensure that women have access to justice. This obligation encompasses the protection of women's rights against all forms of discrimination in a view of empowering women as individual and rights holders. Effective access to justice optimizes the emancipatory and transformative potential of law.  
 
In a view of good governance, access to justice is a fundamental element together with impartiality, integrity and credibility of the judiciary to fight against impunity and corruption, and ensure equal participation of women in the judiciary and law implementation. An enabling environment is a condition where substantive equality to women in the enjoyment of their rights as provided in international covenants is respected, promoted, and fulfilled. These are women’s human rights in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural.
 
 
UN Women and Access to Justice Programme
 
Law reform and access to justice have been one of the focuses of UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) working with government, civil society and various related stakeholders.  UN Women is seeking a national consultant to; map initiative that has been developed in the area of access to justice as well as its potential resources, develop a programming framework and strategies to work on women's access to justice in Indonesia. The programme that being developed will focus on strengthening the element of access to justice and support for a creation of an enabling environment for access to justice for women. By recognition of the interconnectedness and compounded nature of violence against women.
 
II. OBJECTIVE
Objective of the consultancy is as follows:
·         To develop programme framework on women's access to justice, design a strategic programme development in the national and sub-national level, and gather baseline data to support programme intervention.
 
III. SCOPE OF WORK
Under direct supervision of the National Programme Officer for Governance, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
·         Review relevant women's access to justice law and policy, programme evaluations and reports, and other documentation materials as necessary including statistical data.
·         Consult with all relevant stakeholders in the national level including the Ministry of National Development Planning, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Supreme Court of Indonesia, National Commission on Violence against Women, National Human Rights Commission, and Legal Aid Organisations, GBV services. UN Women National Programme Officer on Governance will participate in these meetings as relevant.
·         Design framework for program intervention in the National and Sub-National level specifically in Sulawesi Island, targeting key government institutions, justice sector, legal aid organisation and community.  This must include a theory of change, recommendations for potential responsible parties and other partners, logframe and monitoring and evaluation plan.
·         Validate programme design with relevant stakeholders in collaboration with UN Women.
·         Prepare guidance to inform the preparation and implementation of the programme.
·         Gather baseline data as per the M&E framework.
 
 
IV. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME
 
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Activities
Deliverables
Deadlines
1.
·         Desk review, one of one interview/FGD with key related stakeholders in national level.
Zero draft Strategy and Programme Design, including consultation summary, theory of change, recommendations for partners, logframe and M&E Plan (with possible travels to targeted province)
31 October 2016
2.
·         FGD/ interview and potential mission to South Sulawesi
·         Seminar first draft.
 
 
·   First draft Women's Access to Justice Strategy and Programme Document through validation workshops with key stakeholders.
25 November 2016
Final Women's Access to Justice Programme Strategy and Project Document with a results framework
19 December 2016
 
 
 
IV. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The total duration of the contract assignment will be between 17 October and 31 December 2016. The tentative schedule of potential mission is 7 days to Makasar, South Sulawesi for conducting mapping and consultation as basis for developing draft strategy and programme design, including consultation summary, theory of change, recommendations for partners, log frame and M&E Plan and one mission for validation of the final draft.
 
VI. SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT  
 
Tentative contractual period is from  17 October-31 December 2016.
 
Date
Deliverables
11 November 2016
(40% of consultancy fee)
·         Zero draft of Strategy and Programme Design, including consultation summary, theory of change, and recommendations for partners, logframe and M&E Plan.
26 December 2016
(60% of consultancy fee)
·         First draft of Women's access to justice programme strategy and project document with result framework.
·         Final Women's Access to Justice Programme Strategy and Project Document with a results framework
 
 
V. INPUTS  
·         UN Women will provide the Consultant with background materials for the desk review; Project document and UN Women’s work in Indonesia and its context.
·         The consultant is expected to work remotely using his/her own computer, but may access the UN Women office printing or relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.
 
VI. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
All deliverables, including the guideline, and reports must submitted in written English language.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment the deliverables related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week of working day after receipt.
 
VII. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
 
IX. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The consultants should fulfill the following requirements:
 
1. Education
·         Master’s degree in law, human rights Law, public policy, gender studies, social science or other related fields
 
2. Experience and skills
·         At least 7 years of experience of relevant work in the field of access to justice and or women's access to justice
·         Proven expertise in women's rights and violence against women programming, specifically related to programme design by providing applicant's work of result in the respected area is advantageous.
·         Proven experience in conducting formative research on women's human rights and VAW in the context of formal and informal justice system by providing applicant's work in the respected area is advantageous.
·         Familiar to implement theory of change in the program design development is a prerequisite
·         Experience working with formal justice actors and informal justice actors would be an added advantage.
 
 
3. Language and other skills
·         Excellent verbal and written English skill.
·         Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.
 
 
 
 
 
X. APPLICATION EVALUATION CRITERIA
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria.
 
1
Master's degree in law, human rights law, public policy, gender studies, social science  or any related area
10 points
2
7 years of experience of relevant work in the field of access to justice and or women's access to justice
20 points
3
Proven expertise in women's rights and violence against women programming, specifically related to programme design by providing applicant's work of result in the respected area is advantageous.
20 points
4
Proven experience in conducting formative research on women's human rights and VAW in the context of formal and informal justice system by providing applicant's work in the respected area is advantageous.
20 points
5
Familiar to implement theory of change in the framework of programme development is a prerequisite
20 points
6
Experience working with formal justice actors and informal justice actors would be an added advantage.
10 points
 
Total
100 points
 
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
§  Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
§  The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
§  The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
 
 
XI. APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to: hr.bangkok@unwomen.org with copy to: dian.heryasih@unwomen.org  not later than, 10 October 2016 at 17:00 UTC+ 07:00. 
 
Submission Package
·         CV;
·         Cover letter containing selection criteria (required experience and qualification) aforementioned and provide applicant's result of work.
·         Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee, proposed number of working days and cost for potential mission to Makasar, South Sulawesi and related expenses (if any)
·         Assessment breakdown:
70% review of CV
30% proposed rate/fee
 
All applications must include (as an attachment) cover letter, CV and financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
 
Please note that only selected candidate will be contacted.

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