National Consultant on Gender Mainstreaming in Migration Governance



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Philippines, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :28-Sep-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)
22-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :31 January 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :31 January 2022

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.


Background

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, 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 Philippines is jointly implementing the project BRIDGE - Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance: Philippines (BRIDGE) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seeking to support government of the Philippines in achieving Objectives 6 and 21 through the lens of the Global Compact for Migration Thematic Area 4: Facilitating regular migration, decent work and enhancing the positive development effects of human mobility.

 

This will be accomplished by ensuring a) Government initiatives to promote fair and ethical recruitment as well as reintegration services are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated through a people-centered, whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach and b) the Government establishes mechanisms to translate evidence into policy and best practices pertaining to recruitment and reintegration through the migration cycle. Both results seek to ensure human mobility in the Philippines is fully utilized and facilitated in a regular, safe and orderly manner that contributes towards sustainable development effects for migrants, their families and even communities.

 

Furthermore, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting large-scale displacement and return migration of OFWs, BRIDGE seeks to equip and strengthen the approach by Government and civil society towards effective reintegration frameworks and services that are tailored to the COVID-19 context, mindful of its gender differentiated implications on men and women migrants.

Likewise, cognizant of the likely eventual surge of OFW deployments post-pandemic, and the increased risk of exploitation as a result, BRIDGE’s focus on fair and ethical recruitment seeks to strengthen and align national standards of recruitment to international standards, while ensuring there is a more consistent and impactful approach from recruitment to reintegration.

UN Women Philippines will contribute to the project by engaging government actors and organizations to ensure gender responsive mechanisms specifically addressing gender differentiated needs of migrants as well as coordinate partnership meetings, policy and knowledge exchange to further learn and understand the plight of migrant women.

To strengthen the implementation of BRIDGE, UN Women seeks a National Consultant on Gender and Migration to provide technical and advisory support to the project team and UN Women Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)/Migration programme in the Programme Presence.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Gender and Migration Consultant shall work with the WEE/Migration programme in the Philippines, especially the BRIDGE Programme Officer and Programme Assistant, to map and assess the status of gender mainstreaming in Philippine labour migration programmes, with a focus on the recruitment and reintegration phases, and on data collection practices. The mapping and assessment will focus on, but shall not be confined to, initiatives by the BRIDGE implementing partners, including national government agencies, LGUs, civil society, and the private sector, among others. Based on the results of the mapping and assessment, the National Consultant shall make recommendations on how to address existing gaps and strengthen gender mainstreaming in Philippine migration governance.

The Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Map the migration data collection practices of the various stakeholders throughout the migration process, including and especially during the recruitment and reintegration phases of the labour migration cycle.
  • Evaluate the programmes, activities, and projects identified in the data collection mapping phase using a gender lens in order to come up with a Gender Assessment Report on migration data collection practices.
  • Map existing programmes, activities, and projects of various Philippine labour migration stakeholders in the area of reintegration. To the extent possible, prior and ongoing mapping initiatives, if any, may be referenced, and their findings validated and updated. Reintegration initiatives specifically developed and implemented to address the impact of COVID-19 on OFWs should be highlighted. The various dimensions (economic, social, psychosocial) and levels (individual, community, structural) of reintegration should be taken into account.
  • Evaluate the reintegration programmes, activities, and projects identified in the mapping phase using a gender lens in order to come up with specific and detailed  recommendations on how they can be made more gender-responsive, and to pinpoint gaps where technical assistance could potentially be facilitated by UN Women. 
  • Expected deliverables and timelines

 

No.

Tasks

Deliverables

Target Dates

1

Map the migration data collection practices of the various stakeholders throughout the migration process, including and especially during the recruitment and reintegration phases of the labour migration cycle.

Mapping results on data collection practices

19 November 2021

2

Evaluate the programs, activities, and projects identified in the data collection mapping phase using a gender lens in order to come up with a Gender Assessment Report on migration data collection practices.

Gender Assessment Report on Migration Data Collection Practices

15 December 2021

 

 

15 January 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Map existing programs, activities, and projects of various Philippine labour migration stakeholders in the area of reintegration. To the extent possible, prior and ongoing mapping initiatives, if any, may be referenced, and their findings validated and updated. Reintegration initiatives specifically developed and implemented to address the impact of COVID-19 on OFWs should be highlighted. The various dimensions (economic, social, psychosocial) and levels (individual, community, structural) of reintegration should be taken into account.

Mapping results on reintegration programs

4

Evaluate the reintegration programs, activities, and projects identified in the mapping phase using a gender lens in order to come up with specific and detailed  recommendations on how they can be made more gender-responsive, and to pinpoint gaps where technical assistance could potentially be facilitated by UN Women.

Report with recommendations on gender mainstreaming in reintegration

 

Supervision

Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the BRIDGE National Programme Officer Philippines who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment


Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Gender and Development Studies, Migration Studies, Economics, Social Science, or other related field of studies is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on gender and/or labour migration issues, preferably including experience related to migration data collection and/or reintegration;
  • Broad knowledge and deep understanding of Philippine labour migration governance from the local to the national level, including the roles of various actors, such as the government, civil society, and the private sector, and familiarity with Philippine national development plans and priorities;
  • Previous working experience with UN agencies, civil society organizations, and/or women’s rights organizations in the Philippines is an asset;
  • Strong professional report-writing skills, including data visualization as needed;

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in written and oral English and Filipino is required.

Contract period and work location

The total duration of the engagement is for a period from 22 October 2021 – 31 January 2022. The consultant will have the possibility for remote work in consultation with the supervisor.

Evaluation

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:

  • Technical qualification (100 points); weight: (70%)
  •  Financial proposal (100 points): weight (30%)

 

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

 

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

A) Education                                                              

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Gender and Development Studies, Migration Studies, Economics, Social Science, or other related field of studies is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

20%

B) Experience and skills

  • At least 5 years’ experience working on gender and/or labour migration issues, preferably including experience related to migration data collection and/or reintegration;
  • Broad knowledge and deep understanding of Philippine labour migration governance from the local to the national level, including the roles of various actors, such as the government, civil society, and the private sector, and familiarity with Philippine national development plans and priorities;
  • Previous working experience with UN agencies, civil society organizations, and/or women’s rights organizations in the Philippines is an asset;
  • Strong professional report-writing skills, including data visualization as needed;

70%

C) Language and report writing skills

  • Fluency in written and oral English and Filipino is required.

10%

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

Submission of application

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, with cc to catherinerose.torres@unwomen.org, not later than 28 September 2021.

Submission package includes: 

  • Cover letter outlining relevant work experience and other key qualifications;
  • UN Women Personal History Form(P11);
  • Writing sample work related to gender and migration:
  • Financial proposal in PHP which shall specify a total lump sum amount, breaking down the daily professional fee, proposed number of working days. Please see the financial proposal template as below:

 

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