Advertised on behalf of : UN WOMEN

Location : Home-based, TURKEY
Application Deadline : 11-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 2d 13h 13m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 30-Oct-2020
Expected Duration of Assignment : Until 10 December 2020


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.


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 supports Member States’ priorities and efforts, 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 women’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 – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’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.

In addition to the programmes, UN Women also plays a leading role in the international campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign’s Initiative for 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence “16 Days of Activism”.

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign takes place – a global campaign aiming to raise awareness and to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. In support of this initiative, each year, the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls for global action to increase worldwide awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions. In the past few years, the UNiTE campaign called on governments, UN entities, civil society organizations and individuals across the world to “Orange the World” to raise public awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls. The UNiTE campaign has utilized the colour orange to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, as a unifying theme running through its global activities.

In the framework of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, UN Women Turkey has been addressing gender-based violence through campaigns, events and activities aiming to raise awareness and galvanize action since 2012. For the past two years, “Fireflies” has been the metaphor of the campaign with the connotation for solidarity as they use their blinking lights to light the dark and communicate with each other. In 2018, UN Women launched the website and called the citizens to mark their place by putting a firefly on an interactive map, when they witness domestic violence case and/or if they know someone who is exposed to violence. Through the campaign UN Women encouraged women and girls to build solidarity against domestic violence against women. In 2019, UN Women launched ‘Light the Dark’ campaign with a focus on public safety and called citizens to pin a firefly on the interactive map on, where they feel unsafe in their cities or towns. UN Women has been sharing the results of the campaign with the municipalities when requested and some municipalities have started taking actions based on the data received from Light the Dark Campaign. In 2020, UN Women will use “Fireflies” for a digital 16 Days of Activism Campaign on online and ICT-facilitated gender based violence (cyberviolence) through development of an interactive website.

UN Women Turkey leads and coordinates several private sector partnership initiatives, including Women’s Empowerment Principles, Unstereotype Alliance and HeForShe campaign. UN Women believes in the ability of businesses to play an active and central role in transforming the existing gender inequalities. Companies do have an impact on all aspects of society, including economic, social and environment as well as on their employees, customers and supply chain.

UN Women considers private sector as an ally to combat violence against women including online and ICT facilitated violence and encourage its partners to join UN Women’s campaign to reach out to audiences for awareness raising purposes on online and ICT facilitated gender-based violence. UN Women also aims to create a platform for information exchange on the best practices to tackle this violence form which has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of UN Women Programme Management Specialist, the National Consultant will be responsible for:

Designing a survey that will be integrated into the interactive website both in Turkish and English;
The survey is expected to consist of different questions on cyberviolence. Through the survey it is aimed to receive information on survey taker around her/his knowledge on cyberviolence and types of cyberviolence s/he is exposed to. When the survey taker of the website has answered all questions, s/he will be given an answer around how much knowledge s/he has on cyberviolence. The user will also be able to see an overall result of the survey takers on what kind of cyberviolence the survey takers have been exposed to. The survey needs to be developed within this framework in close coordination with a gender expert and the company contracted by UN Women Turkey for development of the digital campaign.

Attending the briefing and brainstorming meetings with the UN Women Turkey team who are developing the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for 2020;
Attending brainstorming meetings and providing inputs on survey’s integration into the interactive website;
Preparation of a guideline on online and ICT facilitated gender based violence both in English and in Turkish;
The Guideline is expected to provide an overview about cyber violence against women and its relation with other types of violence against women. The Guideline is also expected to provide info on the legislative and international framework in addition to the prevention mechanisms that are available.

Facilitating a webinar with private sector partners of UN Women Turkey on Online and ICT Facilitated Violence Against Women and private sector’s role in prevention.
The Consultant is expected to prepare the content and the materials of the webinar. The webinar will also serve as a platform to introduce the guideline to the private sector partners of UN Women Turkey.

Duration of the assignment is from 30 October 2020 – 10 December 2020. The Consultant is expected to spend up to 10 working days on a non – consecutive basis throughout the assignment. The consultant will use his/her own equipment.


Core Values:

Respect for Diversity
Core Competencies:

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

Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
Knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
Focuses on impact and results for client;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

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
Education:Master’s degree in social sciences, gender studies, communication or a related field relevant to the requirements of this TOR is required.Skills and Experience:Minimum 3-year of relevant work experience in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment is required.Minimum 1-year experience in projects/activities/tasks related to cyber violence against women is required.Experience in developing surveys and/or guidelines is a strong asset.Previous professional experience with the international organisations and/or United Nations is an asset.Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Turkish (written and oral) is required.Application procedure: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 Form (P11) including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at proposal (with breakdown of fee on a per day basis. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount. 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 it separately via e-mail to turkey.procurement@unwomen.orgindicating the name of the position applied in the subject line of the e-mail.  Since it is to be submitted separately via e-mail, the Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to the system or be included in the merged PDF which shall consist of the applicant’s Cover Letter, CV and Signed P11 Form. Please make sure not to include the Financial Proposal in the merged PDF document.Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates , medical certification and any other requested documentshould they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.Evaluation of Applicants Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ 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 would be considered for financial evaluation.

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