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National Consultant to support gender mainstreaming in the Draft National Intersectoral Strategy for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (NISARDF)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 working days, from August until October 2021|
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.
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, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
Through its programmes and projects, UN Women is providing technical assistance to national partners (governmental and non-governmental) in the implementation of existing international and national commitments to women’s rights and gender equality, it facilitates networking and exchange of good practices and advocates for women’s rights and gender equality in all areas of life. According to its mandate, UN Women works in five thematic areas, such as leadership and participation, women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women, women peace and security and governance and national planning fully reflect accountability for gender equality commitments. UN Women is also the lead Agency in coordinating the UN Country Team on gender equality and is chairing the UN Group on gender equality.
Rural women in Albania face many challenges to their economic security, such as: lack of financial support, a weak access to secure land rights, a limited understanding of which businesses are profitable, limited availability to enter the labor force due to disproportionate engagement in unpaid activities and, high dependence from family members. Women’s contribution to agriculture in Albania is vital, with 54 percent of employed women working in this sector. However, such contribution often remains invisible because of the high levels of informality, which often leaves them without protection or social benefits.
To address some of these challenges UN Women, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and with the support of the Government of Italy, will implement the Gender Rural Equality and Tourism (GREAT) project, a three-year initiative that will contribute to rural women’s empowerment in Albania and will strengthen women’s roles and contribution to rural development. The project will contribute to sustainable economic development of rural women in three targeted regions and their communities by increasing their income and ability to obtain work.
The project aims to develop the capacities of rural women to develop their own business, to self-organize and register as local groups and to improve their access to finance. Simultaneously, GREAT will support targeted municipalities to prioritize and promote rural women’s businesses, rural tourism and value chain development. The project will promote a policy and legislative environment to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and their access to and control over productive assets.
The project GREAT was developed based on the needs identified by UN Women and FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD), following recommendations of different studies and country assessments undertaken these entities. Its main goals are aligned with the priorities of the Government and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS Tirana), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its core principle of leaving no-one behind. UN Women is the implementing agency for this project with FAO as the main responsible party that will implement specific components. UN Women will engage relevant staff and expertise to ensure overall coordination, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the project.
In this context, UN Women GREAT Project is invited to provide technical expertise to ensure that gender responsiveness is established as a clear and explicit quality marker of Albania’s NISARDF.
To support the implementation of the project, UN Women Country Office Albania is seeking to hire a National Consultant who will work jointly with an International Consultant in reviewing and integrating priority gender equality elements into the draft of the National Strategy for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (2021-2027).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNWOMEN GREAT Project Manager, guidance of the International Consultant as well as in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the draft strategy experts, the national consultant is responsible for the following tasks:
Main expected outputs/deliverables:
The National Consultant will be contracted for a maximum of 20 (twenty) working days to perform the specified tasks from August until October 2021.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and- competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications and Experience:
The National Consultant to support gender mainstreaming in the Draft National Intersectoral Strategy for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (NISARDF) will have the following qualifications:
Language Requirements: Fluency and excellent writing skills in both Albanian and English
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their application no later than 26 July 2021:
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 has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation –70 points:
Financial Evaluation – 30 points
p = 30 (µ/z); where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated; µ = price of the lowest priced proposal; z = price of the proposal being evaluated.
How to Submit the Application: To submit your application online, please follow the steps below: