SSA Consultancy: Two Positions
Fund in Support of Actions to End Violence Against Women
Location: South Asia Sub-Regional Office, New Delhi
Last Date: January 6, 2011
UN TRUST FUND IN SUPPORT OF ACTIONS TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
SSA - 2
South Asia Sub Regional Office
Date of Issue: 21 December 2010
Closing Date: 06 January 2011
South Asia Sub-Regional Office, New Delhi
Languages Required :
21 January 2011
Expected Duration of Assignment:
15-20 days ( depending on number of proposals received)
The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against
Women (“UN Trust Fund”) was established through UN General Assembly
Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UNIFEM (part of UN Women) as its
Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is a leading
global multi-lateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end one of
the most widespread human rights violations in the world.
The UN Trust Fund’s annual grant-making process, through its widely
publicized Call for Proposals, operates on core principles of ensuring an
open, fair, transparent, competitive and merit-based process. The UN
Trust Fund focuses on supporting country and local implementation of
laws, policies and action plans to address violence against women, while
maintaining flexibility in terms of responsiveness to a wide range of
forms of violence, national and emerging priorities and needs, and
diverse approaches. By 2010, the UN Trust Fund had supported 317
programmes in 124 countries and territories with over US$ 60 million.
On 23 November 2010, the UN Trust Fund launched its annual Call for
Proposals for an eight-week period spanning 23 November 2010 – 20 January
2011 (see UN Trust Fund Call at
Online applications for proposals will be accepted from governments,
civil society organizations and United Nations Country Teams in English,
French, and Spanish.
Activities and Deliverables
The UNIFEM (part of UN Women) South Asia
Sub-regional Programme Office is seeking the services of a
short-term consultant to screen incoming applications through an online
system and make recommendations based on criteria set forth by the UN
The consultant is expected to have sound knowledge of gender-based
violence and will
review applications submitted by governments and civil society
organizations from the
sub-region, which includes the following:
Verifying that each proposal complies with the elements stipulated in the
2010 Call document and cross-checking that all supporting documentation
received is accurate.
Providing an objective assessment of applications based on guidelines and
criteria set by the UN Trust Fund.
Recommending the top 10 applications (in collaboration with another
consultant reviewing the same set of applications), and providing the
necessary justifications for their selection;
Providing a summary of recommendations for each recommended application,
based on the Fund’s criteria and an assessment of the needs, quality, and
rationale of the proposal.
Preparing an introductory note for each of the countries where the
recommended initiatives would be implemented. The note should include a
brief country context, the relevant provisions against violence against
women in each country (legal framework and policies), and the main
institutions involved in the implementation of these provisions.
Preparing an analytical brief that documents trends and emerging topics
in the field of violence against women as can be observed from the demand
for UN Trust Fund resources specific to the region, including
highlighting any lessons learned or feedback from the application review
Excellent written and spoken fluency in English.
Knowledge of women’s rights and gender issues globally, expertise on
violence against women programming
Knowledge of women’s organizations and governmental agencies working on
women’s rights and violence against women around the world
Understanding of programme cycle and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
Ability to produce a high volume of quality content
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Either an advanced university degree in Gender, Development Studies or
related field and a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of women’s
rights; or a Bachelor’s degree with over 10 years experience in the field
of women’s rights.
Prior experience in grant-making and in the United Nations System and/or
non-governmental organizations is an asset.
The Consultant will be hired for a period of
15-20 days starting 21
January 2011 (this may be extended depending on the no. of
concept notes received for the sub region. The online submission
deadline is 20 January 2011, 11:59PM New
Applications to this vacancy should be sent to:
mentioning “Short term consultant to review applications to the UN
Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women 2010 call for proposals”
in the subject line. Last date for receipt of applications is COB
6 January 2011.
Candidates should also complete a United Nations Personal History Form
(P.11), available at (
The completed P-11 form and detailed CV should be submitted along with
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.