UN Women, founded on the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls; women’s empowerment; and achieving equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The UN Women Haiti country program sets out global priorities through a programming strategy structured around the following priorities:
- Priority 1 : Strengthen women’s participation in politics
- Priority 2 : Strengthen the participation of women and girls in the design and implementation of gender-responsive risk reduction strategies to strengthen community resilience and recovery
- Priority 3 : Reducing the violence women face in electoral contexts with a view to strengthening their leadership and participation in political life
- Priority 4 : Strengthen women and girls’ access to the justice system and quality, gender-sensitive legal services.
Speaking of priority 1, in Haiti women are underrepresented in all areas of decision-making, both at the community level, through the processes of participation in elections as candidates and voters, but also within the framework of mobilizations. social and civic and in engagement with civil society. They represent less than 30% of ministers and were only 2.7% in the National Assembly during the 50th legislature. Today there are 0% women in the CSPJ (superior council of the judiciary) and around 10 to 12% women in the judiciary. One of the factors explaining this low presence is political and electoral violence against women and the absence of a legislative framework governing the implementation of the constitutional quota of 30% gender in legislative elections (electoral law, law on parties policies, etc.). The exclusion of women and young women from political and electoral processes, reinforced by harmful gender norms and electoral violence, reinforces male-dominated and unequal institutions. Moreover, being the heads of households of almost half of the households in Haiti, the trade-off between political engagement and household well-being largely prevents them from engaging in politics. Security threats and unassisted burden of household care make the opportunity cost for women of entering politics and running for office disproportionately high. Pervasive negative gendered perceptions of their leadership capacity permeate political spheres at all levels.
Within local or national political organizations in different regions of the country, women play a more or less active role which consists of raising awareness and holding training sessions. Within political structures and state institutions, since their voices are often not heard and their actions are considered minimal, women’s participation is considered very low. However, this participation is considered average in political events and important in movements demanding social rights. A situation which demonstrates the need to increase the level of commitment and participation of national and local actors in favor of Women Peace, Security (WPS) initiatives for better inclusion of women in community decision-making spaces, in political life and particularly during the next electoral exercises.
More than two decades after the promulgation of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, Haiti has not yet developed its own implementation plan even though the existence of a national strategy and a plan could facilitate, encourage and guide actors to respect their commitment to the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
This is how the Haitian Government, through the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights (MCFDF), in collaboration with UN Women Haiti and the financial support of the United Nations Peace Fund (PBF), seeks to develop Haiti’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. The NAP will aim to promote the meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes, in political life as well as to combat gender-based violence and women’s rights in conflict and post-conflict situations. . The exercise will involve the organization of a series of consultative meetings and workshops bringing together national stakeholders such as government officials, politicians, notables, religious leaders, civil society organizations and international organizations in order to fully understand their point of view. view on the development of an action plan on Resolution 1325 in Haiti including the threats, opportunities, and resources needed for effective implementation.
Under the strategic coordination of the deputy representative, the technical supervision of the head of the Women, Peace, Security (FPS) unit, and the operational supervision of the head of the Women, Peace, Security unit, the international consultant will be responsible for leading the development of the NAP and leading local/regional/national consultations with the main stakeholders, including the different departmental coordinations of the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights ( MCFDF) and a network of women from civil society with the support of the networks of Women Mediators for Peace.
She/He will work in close collaboration with the team of UN Women Haiti, MCFDF and the PBF secretariat in Haiti
- Develop a comprehensive NAP (with a budget for its implementation) on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, aligned with international best practices and the specific context of Haiti.
- Conduct consultations with regional and local stakeholders to gather comments and recommendations for the NAP development process.
- Ensure the active participation and inclusion of various stakeholders, including government agencies, civil society organizations, women’s groups, youth organizations, the international community and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support the process of validation and adoption of the NAP by stakeholders including the national party, civil society and friends of Haiti.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work
The consultant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct an in-depth review of relevant national and international policies, frameworks and best practices related to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and women, peace and security.
- Lead the development of the NAP in Haiti, including coordination with relevant ministries, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
- Facilitate consultations with local/regional/national stakeholders, including the organization of workshops, focus groups and interviews to gather the views of key stakeholders on relevant content to be considered in the NAP.
- Collect and analyze data and stakeholder comments to inform the NAP development process.
- Draft a comprehensive NAP document including goals, objectives, indicators and specific activities, as well as a monitoring and evaluation framework and a related budget.
- Present the draft NAP to key stakeholders for review and incorporate their comments into the final version.
- Provide technical support and guidance to relevant government agencies and civil society organizations for the adoption of the NAP and its effective implementation.
- Initial report describing the consultant’s approach, methodology and work plan.
- A global NAP (along with its annexes including a logical framework and a related budget) ….. of Haiti on resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council, developed in consultation with the main stakeholders.
- Summary report of local/regional/national stakeholder consultations, including key findings, recommendations and comments received.
- Final NAP document, revised based on comments received from stakeholders.
- Advocacy note for the adoption of the PAN by the authorized national authority of Haiti
- An orientation guide for stakeholders (governmental agencies and civil society organizations concerned) in the implementation of the NAP is developed and available.
Timeline and budget
The estimated duration of the consultation is eight  months, starting March 1, 2024. The consultation budget will be negotiated based on the qualifications, experience and work plan proposed by the selected consultant. -e.
- Respect for diversity;
- Very good knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
- Creative problem solving;
- Communication efficace ;
IV- Key performance indicators
- Timely and quality inputs for program design;
- Timely and quality inputs to work plans and budgets;
- Compliance with UN Women standards and rules regarding planning and implementation conduct, procedures and processes;
- Achievement of results;
- Inter-sectoral initiatives initiated and promoted;
- Quality of planning and carrying out coordination meetings;
- Quality of partnership management;
- Number of knowledge products developed.
- Collaboration inclusive;
- Stakeholder engagement;
- Demonstrate integrity and act in accordance with the values and ethics of the United Nations
- Demonstrate sensitivity and adaptability to differences between individuals (sex, age, etc.);
- Demonstrate an analytical mind and strength of proposal;
- Respect confidentiality and professional ethics;
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Analytical mind ;
- Excellent command of IT tools, particularly Word, Excel, Power Point, and openness to using institutional applications (Atlas, Intranet, etc.)
- Attitude favoring interdisciplinary communication and conflict resolution;
- Work ethic prioritizing accountability, transparency, consultation and teamwork;
- Experience in managing partnerships with public, private and civil society actors; (Good ability to follow and enforce procedures)
- Excellent abilities
V- Functional skills
- Ability to implement new systems and influence staff behavior/attitude change;
- Build strong relationships with partners, focus on impact, results and respond positively to comments and remarks;
- Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to analyze data of different types quickly and accurately;
- Experience in evidence-based advocacy desired
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and readjust projects
- Critical thinking and ability to make constructive proposals
- Ability to work with different circles of contacts and proactively seek information to improve partnerships;
- Good knowledge of institutional and social actors on the theme of gender and human rights in Haiti.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification: Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as gender studies, international relations or peace and conflict studies.
- Over 5 years of experience working in the areas of gender equality, women’s empowerment and peace and security issues.
- More than 5 years of experience and proven expertise in the development of national action plans, preferably linked to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
- In-depth knowledge of the Haitian context, including political, social and cultural dynamics.
- Excellent facilitation, communication and writing skills.
- Ability to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders such as national and international NGOs, feminist and/or women’s organizations, government entities and local authorities etc.
Fluency in English and French, with proficiency in Haitian Creole considered an asset.
VII- Composition of the file and method of presentation of the submission and payment offer
Interested candidates must submit a file consisting of the following documents demonstrating their qualifications:
A.1.- Composition of the technical offer:
- A Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting relevant qualifications and experience.
- A cover letter expressing interest and describing the proposed approach and methodology.
- Examples of previous work related to the development of national action plans or gender equality and peacebuilding initiatives
A.2.- Technical Evaluation Criteria
The technical commission will assess, for each candidate, their ability to carry out consultation satisfactorily. The evaluation will be based on the evaluation criteria set out below.
At the request of the rapporteur, with the agreement of the commission, candidates must provide in writing, within the allotted time, any additional information that may be necessary and deemed useful. This information should not modify the basic offer in any way.
|Level Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as gender studies, international relations or peace and conflict studies.
|More than 5 years of experience working in the areas of gender equality, women’s empowerment and peace and security issues
|More than 5 years of experience and proven expertise in the development of national action plans, preferably linked to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
|Ability to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders such as national and international NGOs, feminist and/or women’s organizations, government entities and local authorities etc.
|Excellent facilitation, communication and writing skills
|In-depth knowledge of the Haitian context, including political, social and cultural dynamics.
|Knowledge of the United Nations system and international and bilateral cooperation organizations
|Submission of a report written in French or English by the candidate (demonstrating examples of previous work related to the development of national action plans or initiatives on gender equality and consolidation of the peace)
|Knowledge of languages
B. Financial offer
The financial offer must indicate the overall cost of the consultation
B.1.- Analyzes of financial offers
Only selected proposals having received a score greater than or equal to 70 points after analysis of the technical offers will be taken into account for the opening and analysis of the financial offers. Financial offers must not bear any indicative signs of – of the consultant.
B.2.- Error corrections
When there is an inconsistency between the unit price and the total price obtained by multiplying the unit price by the quantity, the unit price quoted will take precedence, unless the evaluation commission considers that it is an inconsistency. gross comma error in the unit price in which case the total price as presented will prevail and the unit price will be corrected.
B.3.- Presentation of proposals
Candidates must submit their offers relating to the Financial Proposal and the Technical Proposal separately.
Offers which do not comply with these provisions will be automatically eliminated.
– All submissions must be made in the system. However, technical (including:) and financial offers must be submitted on the same date by email to: [email protected]
The two offers (technical and financial) must be sent as two separate files. However, the financial offers must be coded and only those candidates whose offers pass the technical stage will be contacted so that they send the code to open their financial offers. In the event of non-compliance with these instructions, UN Women cannot be held responsible if the proposal is opened prematurely.
Deadline for proposal submission:
Proposals must be sent no later than February 25, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
Any proposals received after the date and time indicated will not be considered.
No proposal may be modified after the date and time set for submission of proposals.
NB Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.