- Consulting Services
- Consulting Services
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights. It brings together representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world to build consensus and commitment on policy actions to advance women’s rights.
The Philippine Delegation- composed of representatives from the PCW (HOD), CHR, DFA, DOLE, DSWD, DICT, LGU-Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, NAPC, and CSO representatives from the Federation of Agricultural Workers, PKKK, Pekpungunan Lebun Subanen Women’s Organization, and WEM-RIC- attended and actively participated in the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women or the UN CSW62, which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA from 12-23 March 2018. The UN CSW62’s priority theme revolved around the “challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”, and carried a review theme that appraised the Agreed Conclusions of the 47th Session that focused on the “participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women”. The concluded UN CSW62 session reached a strong commitment by UN Member States to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, and reached a robust agreement highlighting the urgency of empowering and supporting those who need it most and have, for too long, been left behind. The outcome of the two-week meeting, known as the Agreed Conclusions adopted by Member States, put forth concrete measures to lift rural women and girls out of poverty and to ensure their rights, well-being and resilience.
To disseminate the Agreed Conclusions, a Feedback Forum will be conducted on 09 May 2018. The Forum aims to gather major stakeholders both from the government and civil society organizations, and for the Philippine Delegation to share the highlights and report the accomplishments of the Philippine Delegation’s interventions during the recently concluded UN CSW62.
It also aims to solicit inputs from the participants and commitment from the government agencies on the next steps needed and plan of action to implement the Agreed Conclusions.
As the Forum will be attended by diverse group of participants such as persons with disabilities, it is necessary to engage the services of two (2) sign language interpreters – to fully assist the hearing impaired and/or deaf participants during the forum.
SCOPE OF WORK AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS:
General Function: Under the direct supervision of the International Affairs Officer (International Affairs Section- Policy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division or PDPMED-IAS), the two (2) Sign Language Interpreters shall assist the hearing impaired/deaf participants during the Forum. They will specifically interpret the actual discussions to them.
- Sign Language Interpretation during the discussion/forum.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. At least college level in education, special sign language course, or in related fields such as public administration, community development and allied social science courses
2. 5 years experience in sign language interpretation
3. Familiarity with the current development issues and concerns specifically on women, gender and development
The two (2) Sign Language Interpreters shall be engaged on 09 May 2018, and each of them will receive a professional fee of Four Thousand Pesos (4,000.00) or a total of eight thousand pesos (Php8,000.00) for both, subject to applicable mandatory withholding taxes.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
The Professional Fee shall be paid upon issuance of Certificate of Acceptability of outputs and services.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS
1. The Contractor shall report directly to the International Affairs Officer (International Affairs Section- Policy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division or PDPMED-IAS), who shall supervise them during the Forum.
2. PCW shall provide meals of the Contractors during the Forum.
For more information, please see the attached file.