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National Consultant for Compiling Gender Equality Strategy for UNDP Bangladesh
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||04-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 days over a period of 3 months|
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.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Gender equality is central to UNDP’s work to implement and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2030 Agenda envisions a world “of universal respect for human rights and human dignity” in which “every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed.” Gender equality is an essential aspect of “leaving no one behind,” one of the guiding principles of the 2030 Agenda, as women are over-represented among those furthest behind. With the largest operational platform within the United Nations family and with expertise in areas central to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP is well positioned as the “integrator” for helping to deliver on the Goals by “connecting the dots” on complex sustainable development issues. UNDP will convene across line ministries and development partners to address the gender dimensions of eradicating poverty, sustaining peace, accelerating structural transformation for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shocks and to ensure that the experiences, needs and contributions of both women and men are integrated into efforts to achieve sustainable development.
Aligning with UNDP’s gender equality strategy (2018-2021, 2022-2026, and UNDP Bangladesh’s newly drafted CPD (2022-2026), UNDP Bangladesh intends to compile a Gender Equality Strategy to strengthen its capacity for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment and integrating them in its policies, operations, and programming. Hence, a consultant needs to be recruited to facilitate the whole process of compilation of the strategy for UNDP Bangladesh.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective is to develop a Country Office Gender Equality Strategy and time-bound Action Plan, guided by the conceptual and operational framework set out in the corporate Gender Equality Strategy. The strategy should guide the action of the CO both at programming and operational levels. The specific objectives of this consultancy include the following:
To ensure the development of a well-aligned Gender Equality Strategy and time-bound Gender Action Plan with constituent development outcomes and institutional effectiveness (e.g.) capacity development, knowledge management, communication, and advocacy plans.
The consultant will work closely with the UNDP Gender Analyst and Gender Focal Points Committee as well as Gender Equality Theme Group (GETG) if/when required. The consultant will also consult widely with UNDP Bangladesh and UNDP Partners.
At the end of the assignment, the consultant will submit:
OVERALL TASKS AND FUNCTIONS
Under the guidance of the DRR and direct supervision of the Gender Analyst and in collaboration of the Country Office Gender Focal Team, the consultant shall perform the following tasks at different phases of compiling the Gender Equality Strategy:
Preparatory phase: Assessment
Final endorsement and launching
Few specific activities are mentioned below which may fall under different tasks mentioned above-
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION
Duration of the assignment is for 30 working days over the period of 3 months commencing from 16 August 2021 (tentative).
Duty station is Dhaka, Bangladesh. If any unforeseen travel needs to be undertaken by the consultant for a valid reason, which is not mentioned in this ToR, the cost of travel and DSA will be reimbursed as per UNDP guideline.
The following methodology is proposed to ensure the success of the assignment:
As proposed in the Assignment Report by the consultant and agreed upon by the CO.
SUPERVISION, REPORTING AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
The consultant will work closely with the Gender Analyst of Country Office and will report to the Gender Analyst, who will also carry out a performance evaluation at the end of the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual Consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% point in technical criteria would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: