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National Consultant – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office seconded to Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND) (Fiji Nationals only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva (with frequent travel to Lautoka), FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 70 non-consecutive working days within a 6 months’ work assignment / period|
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.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) based in Fiji covers 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs): Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The Fiji MCO current focus countries for programming are Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The UN Women Fiji Multi-country office has four main thematic areas:
The incidence of violence against women and girls in the Pacific Islands is amongst the highest rates in the world. Violence against women and girls is a central barrier to gender equality and a cause of widespread violation of human rights across the Pacific. To respond to the rates of violence in the Pacific, UN Women has developed a comprehensive EVAWG programme which takes a transformative approach to prevent violence against women and girls at multiple levels (regional, national and community), and to improve survivors’ access to quality response services.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a multitude of factors are increasing women and girls’ risk to violence and gender inequality including food insecurity and lack of employment/livelihood options. To explore those issues in Fiji, UN Women seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to be seconded to the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND) headquartered in Lautoka, Fiji to better understand trends.
FRIEND is a not-for-profit organization registered under the Charitable Trusts Act. The organization is managed by the Executive Director/Founder Ms. Sashi Kiran with an independent Board of Trustees & Directors governing and overseeing the accountability of the organization.? FRIEND works with over 500 communities around the Fiji Islands in delivering its social and economic and health empowerment programs. The beneficiaries of the programs include rural women, youth, and people with disabilities, rural farmers and underserved communities.
FRIEND has been responding to the COVID crisis over the last year and has increased its focus on food and medicine delivery as well as livelihood support during the second wave. While the work is fast and responsive its important to plan and reflect on the program delivery to ensure inclusion of the most vulnerable and the principle of no harm is adhered to.
Purpose of the consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation activities for FRIEND's ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts and ongoing community development projects, with focus on a gender and inclusivity analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
The main objective of this consultancy is to provide technical leadership to develop program frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting to ensure a capture of inclusvity including gender and disability analysis.
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women EVAWG Technical Specialist based in Suva, Fiji and the day-to-day management of FRIEND’s Director based in Lautoka, Fiji, the National Consultant will perform the following tasks:
A. Facilitate an analysis and produce a brief report of existing M&E data with a focus on inclusivity and gender, such as sex and age disaggregated data.
B.Facilitate staff training on M&E systems, including monitoring projects with a strong gender focus, data quality control and evaluations/operational research
C. Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and accompanying monitoring tools to capture project performance and results.
D. Develop a detailed recommendations report tailored to FRIEND’s programming and a focus on gender and inclusivity analysis on how to document routine monitoring findings of program interventions, tell the narrative and utilize findings for knowledge management and programmatic decision-making.
Duration of the assignment
The duration of this assignment will be up to a combined 70 non-consecutive working days over a period of 6 months as per the schedule of deliverables below. All deliverables must be completed by 31 January 2022.
Regular travel to Lautoka, Fiji, where FRIEND is headquartered, is expected. However, if COVID-19 restrictions continue, this assignment will be mostly home-based, with regular communication with FRIEND Fiji.
The assignment should be carried out within a period of 6 months, not exceeding 70 working days, with the incumbent being responsible for delivering the following outputs:
All the deliverables should be agreed with FRIEND and UN Women and be provided in English to both parties in an electronic copy.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by FRIEND and UNWOMEN within two weeks of submission.
Note that all materials, including any video footage and images, will remain property of UN Women and cannot be used without UN Women’s permission.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience