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IC-Behavioral Insight Expert
|Location :||Home based, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||80 Working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 Working days|
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to exacerbate many of the existing social inequalities across the world. The measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus including lockdown and movement restriction measures are having an unprecedented negative impact on women and young girls with many of the progress made towards gender equality at the risk of being rolled back.
Globally, women perform 76.2% of total unpaid care work, more than three times as much as men. In Asia and the Pacific, this rises to 80%. Currently, with children out of school and heightened care needs of the elderly, it is anticipated that the additional demand for unpaid care will fall heaving on women. This is not only because of the existing structure of the workforce but also as a result of existing social norms. The gendered nature of care work predominately exists because of the prevalent patriarchal norms in our society and the traditional concepts around gendered roles in communities. It is one of the key drivers of gender inequality and the main barrier preventing women from getting into, remaining, and progressing in the labor force.
Given the prolonged nature of the pandemic and the ‘new’ normal moving towards digital forms of education and work from home models, it is imperative to ensure recovery measures are inclusive. In this regard, the pandemic provides a key opportunity to shift social norms towards greater gender equality. The work from home model allows for greater balancing of work and care responsibilities for both women and men. If initiatives can be framed to encourage more young boys and men to increase their share of the unpaid care work, it can have a positive knock-on impact on the division of labor at the household level and entrenched gendered roles post COVID.
In this regard, the UNDP’s Asia-Pacific regional programme ‘Transforming Future of Work for Gender Equality’ led by the regional gender team in collaboration with UNDP India Country Office (CO) conducted a digital ecosystem analysis and an online nudge pilot to deepen the understanding of men and boys on unpaid caregiving. The pilot initiative explored the online discourse of two districts in the state of Karnataka in India around gender equality and unpaid caregiving, with a focus on men and boys. The initiative created an audience segmentation to identify which profiles to target and designed and ran an online social media pilot interventions to increase men and boys’ knowledge on unpaid caregiving. The findings of the pilot initiative aimed to strengthen interventions under UNDP India Project Code Unnati supported by the SAP Labs India, which focuses on empowering women and youth with employability skills and entrepreneurship in three districts of Karnataka, viz, Raichur, Dakshin Kannada, Rural Bengaluru
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To further build on the findings of the digital pilot, UNDP is looking to recruit a behavioral insight expert to identify behavioral barriers in boys and men that contribute to the disproportionate share of unpaid care work for women and girls. The consultant will design and implement a behavioral insight experiment to nudge boys and men targeted under Project Code Unnati to take up household and care work. Additionally, the consultant will design and lead a Trainers of Trainers (ToT) on using behavioral insight approaches to address drivers of inequalities including unpaid care work in the context of India and provide mentorship through the consultancy to selected training participants by engaging them in the designing and implementation of the behavioral insight experiment.
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Gender Advisor Team Lead and India Country Office (CO) Inclusive Growth Head, the consultant will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Required Skills and Experience
Duration: 10 August 2021 – 30 November 2021 (Up to 80 days)
Duty station: Home-based
The consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment; Payments will be made upon submission of a certification of payment form and acceptance and confirmation by the
the regional gender Team Leader and Inclusive Growth Head of the India Country Office on days worked and outputs delivered.
Inclusive Growth Head of the India Country Office
on days worked and outputs delivered.
5) FINAL PRODUCTS
Based on the aforementioned criterion of the tasks associated with this Terms of Reference, the consultant will be responsible for:
PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
The consultant will be under overall supervision of Regional Gender Team Leader and Inclusive Growth Head of the India Country Office. S/he will work closely with UNDP Asia-Pacific’s Gender Team and India Country Office colleagues as appropriate.
7) DEGREE OF EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS
8) REVIEW TIME REQUIRED
The review and approval of payments will be made by the assigned supervisor(s) within 14 day
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their Lumpsum rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission.The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, anticipated mission travel costs, living allowance and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs as approved by supervisor(s) and as per below percentages:
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
11) CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
The following criteria will serve as basis for evaluating offers: