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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: VETTED ROSTER FOR EXPERTS IN GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (GEPA)
|Location :||Varies, including Home-based and assignments in headquarters, regional centres or country offices|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-14|
|Additional Category||Women’s Empowerment|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Varies, from a few days to several months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Varies, from a few days to several months|
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 177 countries and territories around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to develop and to coordinate the efforts of the United Nations at the country level.
In order to advance UNDP’s mandate on gender equality and women’s empowerment, UNDP has launched the Gender Equality Strategy for 2014-2017, (aligned with UNDP’s Strategic Plan) which outlines how UNDP will work towards ensuring that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integrated into every aspect of its work to support countries to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.
In 2011, UNDP launched the first phase of the Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Public Administration initiative (GEPA), an initiative focusing on women’s equal participation, including in decision-making positions, within public administration. This initiative is focused on supporting the advancement of women’s participation and leadership within public administration and is intended to provide the basis for UNDP to adapt, scale up, share lessons learned and advocate with national partners for informed policy and programmatic actions. The Global GEPA Report, to be released in June 2014, includes analyses of the approaches undertaken by a wide range of governments in promoting women’s participation, particularly in decision-making positions, in public administration. It reflects on the strengths, constraints, specificities, lessons learned and implementation challenges at different levels of government, as well as diverse geographic and governance contexts and public administration traditions. Drawing on thirteen case studies, and a broader desk review/mapping, the Global GEPA Report proposes a comprehensive analysis of trends and challenges and provides recommendations to support strengthened policies and programming.
To support implementation of this initiative, UNDP will back its in-house expertise with a roster of external experts who can provide demand-driven advisory and technical services, to build capacities, develop and share research and knowledge and advocate on these issues.
Only the applicants who pass all screening procedures will be included in the roster and recommended for consultancy assignments.
Please note that inclusion in the roster does not guarantee a consultancy with UNDP.
Profile of Consultants
UNDP is inviting applications from highly qualified junior and senior consultants (individuals only, not companies) with relevant expertise in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Public Administration, and proven experience in at least one of the following sub-areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Consultants will assist Country Offices, Regional Centres, Headquarter Units and/or national stakeholders (including governments, civil society organizations and others in the region).
The range of tasks that would typically be expected from a GEPA consultant may include:
Required Skills and Experience
Depending on the complexity of the assignment, consultants will need to have a minimum of:
In accordance with the procedures set out in UNDP’s Procurement Guidelines and Financial Rules and Regulations, a technical evaluation of all applications will be conducted, based on a balanced assessment of candidates’ qualifications and competencies as specified above, and including:
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP’s Vetted Experts Roster in Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Public Administration (GEPA) for a period of 2 years. Inclusion in the expert roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
When a request for services arises, the hiring unit/office shall:
The contracting unit/office will provide a specific Term of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs for each assignment and issue an Individual Contract (IC) to the consultant, detailing the time frame, and frequency/modality of payments. Conditions of a particular assignment may be negotiable.
Payment/s shall be made following certification by UNDP that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
Please note that an evaluation of the expert must be submitted by the hiring unit before issuance of the last payment on the assignment.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via the UNDP website. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above.
Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.