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International Consultant to support the monitoring and evaluation function at the Nepal Country Office
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||01-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
In Nepal, UN Women focuses on strengthening women’s voice, agency, and leadership across sectors to advance women’s rights, provide space for women’s meaningful participation, and contribute to tangible differences in their lives. The UN Women Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2018-2022 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards. The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities and commitments as described in the Nepal Constitution 2015 and the Fifteenth Periodic Plan, the needs of women’s organizations, and the UNDAF 2018-2022 with a commitment of leaving no one behind. UN Women will advance its efforts in Nepal in accordance with its unique role and triple mandate (normative, operational and coordination) and lessons learned to “achieve gender equality and social inclusion and empower women and girls in Nepal to realize their human rights” (Nepal Country Office SN Goal Statement).
UN Women’s Strategic Note (SN) 2018-22, acknowledges that the human development outcomes in Nepal continue to be slowed by gender, social and geographical exclusion, and inequality. The SN highlights the structural causes of gender inequality and intersectional social exclusion as bound up in its social norms. UN Women pursues transformative change in social norms across its programming areas namely gender-responsive and inclusive governance (GRIG) and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). UN Women’s programme on GRIG seeks to strengthen women’s substantive leadership and participation in governance systems, whilst the programme on WEE seeks to promote women’s economic security and rights with a focus on increasing women’s access to decent work and sustainable livelihoods. Further, the UN Women Strategic Note underscores the need for programming across the post-conflict, humanitarian, and development continuum.
Reporting to the Head of Office/Deputy Representative, the Monitoring and Evaluation consultant will provide support to the NCO staff in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation as well tracking against Strategic Plan targets and the reporting of results to internal and external audiences and managing gender-responsive evaluations. She/he will work closely with the Asia Pacific (AP) Monitoring and Reporting Specialist and AP Evaluation Specialist.
Duties and Responsibilities
This is a home-based assignment for six months (1 January 2022 – 30 June 2022) on a retainer basis (as and when required)
Payment for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payment will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
Travel and Accommodation expenses
UN Women will bear the full cost of travel and accommodations for official missions as per the UN Women Standard guideline.
Core Values and Guiding Principles.
Required Skills and Experience
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal 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.
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:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered a technically qualified candidates.
The financial proposal of candidates who meet the technical assessment threshold will be evaluated. The financial assessment will count as 30% of the total points. In this methodology, 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.
A formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: https://www.undp.org/careers
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form and expression of interest will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.