The Project “EU4Gender Equality: Reform Help Desk” is funded by European Commission DG NEAR and implemented in coordination with NIRAS Sweden. The overall objective of the project is to increase the knowledge base and use of a gender analysis in decision-making and reforms by the Eastern Neighbourhood governments and EU Delegations to deliver effective and equal results to all, both women and men.
The ultimate goal of the project is to achieving the following three main results:
1. Expert advice on the inclusion of a gender analysis in policy-making and in reform implementation progress has been provided to Eastern Neighbourhood governments and EU Delegations.
2. Staff in Eastern Neighbourhood governments and EU Delegations involved in reforms are better informed about the impact of gender-responsive reforms on inclusive and sustainable development and have improved capacity to develop evidence-based and analytically sound reforms.
3. The evidence base on the impact of reforms on women in Eastern Neighbourhood countries has improved and been appropriately disseminated to select target groups.
To achieve these results, services will be provided by NIRAS TEAM that includes activities related directly to:
- Technical assistant, such as responding to direct demands from EU Delegations and governments in the EaP countries concerning for example support with gender assessment of policies and laws, as well as support with gender mainstreaming in programme identification and formulation;
- Capacity development, including actions such as the development of joint engagement plans with EU Delegations and governments, facilitation and organisation of events, trainings, and mentoring services, as well as the arrangement of study visits between EaP countries and to the EU;
- Knowledge management, consisting of the collecting local and external research (e.g. from academic institutions or think tanks), assembly and development of knowledge products, and development of a comprehensive repository for knowledge sharing and learning, to facilitate information exchange, increase coherence and promote gender mainstreaming in reforms, planning and budgeting with a specific focus on the EaP countries and Neighbourhood countries.
The Junior NKE shall be working under the overall supervision of the Helpdesk Team Leader (TL), Regional Coordinator (KE2) and Country Coordinator (KE3) for. Consultations with DG NEAR shall always be done in coordination with the TL.
The consultant will conduct the following tasks as part of her/his work:
• Mapping of national and international legislation on prevention of sexual harassment.
• Providing research and comparative analysis of national and international legislation on prevention of sexual harassment.
• Drafting of analytical paper "Compliance of national legislation with international legislation/standards on prevention of sexual harassment”, including policy recommendations on legal acts amendments and HRDO advocacy plan.
• Finalising analytical paper in accordance with the recommendations from the Human Rights Defender Office in Armenia (HRDO), KE2 and KE3.
The list of Specific Tasks may not be exhaustive and can be expanded upon necessity, and mutual agreement.
Skills - Good organisational skills including working with tight deadlines. - Demonstrated communication skills, adaptability and flexibility. - Demonstrated coordination and collaboration skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues from different cultural and professional backgrounds. - Ability to work on an autonomous basis and at distance. - Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications. Languages - Native in Armenian. - Excellent oral and written command of English.
Professional experience required:
- Advanced university degree preferably in legal studies. - Proven record of minimum 10 years of general professional experience. - At least 10 years of experience working on the issues of discrimination, human rights protection, sexual harassment, international and comparative law. - Demonstrated experience in conducting researchers and analytical studies. - Sound understanding of the local context in the field of human rights, women’s rights and SGBV. - Experience of providing easy, understandable recommendations and conclusions related to discrimination, human rights protection, sexual harassment to governmental agencies and/or international cooperation partners.