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National consultant to support Albanian State Audit Institution in Albania on conducting gender audits and application of GRB
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 40 days over a period of 12 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.
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Albania has provided support to national and local stakeholders in strengthening democratic governance and advancing women’s rights through initiatives aimed at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting. Building on results achieved to date, and aiming to ensure sustainability of GRB interventions, in 2020 UN Women initiated a regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia, and North Macedonia on “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation. The main programme approach will be transformative financing as an enabling factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Within the scope of the regional project, UN Women is extending technical support on gender responsive budgeting (GRB) to State Audit Institutions (SAIs). Informed and guided by the policies and standards of INTOSAI, UN Women will strengthen the capacities of the State Audit Institution in Albania in mainstreaming gender in their audit work. One International Expert will be recruited to support the development of a Practice Guide to Auditing Gender Equality, as well as extending expert and mentoring support to ALSAI on strengthening their capacities on gender mainstreaming and GRB.
In Albania, UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Albanian State Audit Institution (ALSAI), which is the lead institution on public sector auditing and plays an important role on strengthening the oversight and accountability towards gender equality commitments in the management of public funds.
To support the Albanian State Audit Institution (ALSAI) on mainstreaming gender in the auditing processes and to advance the oversight and accountability to gender equality commitments, UN Women is seeking to recruit a national consultant to support ALSAI in strengthening its capacities for mainstreaming a gender perspective in the overall audit work, and in conducting gender audits focused on gender equality policies and programmes implemented by state institutions in Albania.
Scope of Work
The objective of the assignment is to provide expert, training and mentoring support on gender audits, gender responsive programme planning and budgeting to the Albanian State Audit Institution (ALSAI). More specifically, the aim is to build the capacities and skills of the auditors and employees of Albanian State Audit Institution (ALSAI) on mainstreaming gender in the auditing processes, conducting audits on gender equality policies and programmes implemented by the government institutions in Albania. The support will be provided through assisting ALSAI in different types of public sector external audits from a gender perspective as well as supporting the ALSAI in developing a Methodological Note for integrating the gender perspective in auditing processes. Furthermore, support will be provided in the development of a Practice Guide to Auditing Gender Equality that is planned within the scope of the regional programme by an international consultant.
With this ToR, UN Women is seeking to hire a national consultant who will be responsible for delivering expert training and mentorship to ALSAI in Albania.
Duties and Responsibilities
Based on the above-described objectives of the assignment, under the supervision of the NPB Programme Manager and the GRB regional programme manager, and in close coordination with the focal point at ALSAI, the national consultant will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
The Local consultant will be expected to complete the below deliverables:
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
Schedule of Payments:
Payment will be made as per the payment schedule in the contract upon (i) satisfactory completion of tasks; (ii) provision of deliverables specified in the ToRs; (iv) submission of the certificate of payment.
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their application no later than 1 October 2021.
The application should contain:
Note: Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. The calculation formula applied is as follow:
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: