National Consultant/ Legal Expert

UN Women, Tbilisi, Georgia

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th March, 2021

Job Description

UN Women’s EU supported action Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Georgia (EVAWGG) aims to support creation of an enabling environment to eliminate violence against women and girls, especially sexual and domestic violence in Georgia. The intervention on one hand, includes improvement of the policies and legislation that govern violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia, while, on the other hand, advancement of VAWG/DV support services; engagement in series of awareness-raising interventions and campaigns targeting the public and decision makers at all levels and aimed at changing the attitudes, values and structures that sustain inequality and discrimination and generating demand for the specialized services.

In order to further enhance compliance of the acting Georgian legislation with the Istanbul Convention and other relevant international and regional standards, as well as rectify gaps revealed during practice, UN Women will provide technical support to the Inter-Agency Commission in the drafting as well as in the implementation of the subsequent round of the national action plan on VAWG/DV (VAWG/DV NAP) as well as relevant policies in the area and assist the government to further improve the VAWG/DV legislation.

Furthermore, UN Women has worked with the Government in developing the institutional and individual capacities of key service providers in the area of VAWG/DV. In order to continue supporting national partners in Georgia to end VAWG/DV, under the UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality (UNJP), UN Women aims to support relevant state agencies, such as the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia (CPOG) and other service providers to VAWG/DV survivors to strengthen their capacity and to ensure efficient response to VAWG/DV cases and sexual crimes.

For this purpose, UN Women will recruit a National Consultant – Legal Expert who will be responsible for engaging with relevant state and non-state stakeholders to work on the development of legislative and policy initiatives on VAWG/DV and capacity development interventions.


The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:

  • To develop draft amendments to VAWG/ DV related legislation, legislative initiatives, and relevant policy papers;
  • To develop explanatory notes to the draft amendment and legislative initiatives;
  • To lead/engage in the meetings of the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CGE) together with UN Women team and collect feedback expressed on the above drafts;
  • To facilitate consultations with civil society to collect comments and integrate in the relevant draft policy documents and bills;
  • To participate in relevant Parliamentary Committee hearings of the bills;
  • To perform other duties as necessary in relation to the policy and legislative initiatives (such as further research, data collection, inquiries, etc.);
  • To cooperate and assist the CGE in drafting the DV/VAW NAP;
  • To work with relevant state agencies on their capacity development to ensure efficient response to VAWG/DV cases;
  • To review and update relevant training modules on VAWG/DV for different professionals and conduct training, as necessary.


Deliverables should be supported by timesheet and progress report.

  • Drafts of VAWG/DV related legislative amendments, initiatives and policy papers developed and submitted to UN Women;
  • Explanatory notes to the draft amendments and legislative initiatives developed and submitted to UN Women;
  • Research, analysis, data collection related to the policy work performed and submitted to UN Women;
  • DV/VAW NAP drafted and submitted to UN Women;
  • Training modules developed and/or updated on VAWG/DV for different professionals/service providers to VAW/DV survivors;
  • Relevant trainings conducted.


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, presentation/public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated skills to collect and analyze data
  • IT literacy



  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in Law, Human Rights.

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in legislative drafting and analysis in the area of gender equality and domestic violence;
  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the area of gender equality, violence against women and domestic violence in Georgia;
  • At least 5 years of experience in working with national and international domestic violence and gender equality related legislation and instruments;
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing pieces of material and procedural legislation in the areas of Administrative, Criminal and Civil Law of Georgia;

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in Georgian and English.


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