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International Consultant - Strategic Planning for Gender Programming in the Maldives , UN Resident Coordinator Office
|Location :||Male', MALDIVES|
|Application Deadline :||01-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||90 working days (between 1 February 2022 – 31 July 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.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 is the UN’s strategic programme framework in the Maldives that defines the UN’s support to national development results. The UN Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) is the UN Country Team (UNCT) group responsible for the coordination of and policy advice on gender equality issues in the UNSDCF, which identifies gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) as a cross-cutting theme. UN Women through its Regional Office will support the UNCT in the development of transformative results in the gender space in the Maldives, and in particular to support the UN Resident Coordinator to devise a strategic joint UN programme on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator in the Maldives, and in close consultation with the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the Gender Consultant will support to transform small-scale initiatives the UNCT on the ground and amplify the UN’s impact through innovation and considering new ways of supporting the Government to make meaningful headway in the gender equality space in line with making progress for SDG5. The current government maintains a strong policy openness to human rights and gender equality, and this consultancy will aim to capitalize on this important opportunity in the Maldives to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Resident Coordinator, the Strategy Consultant will be responsible for the following:
1. Reviewing the lessons learned from the UNDAF 2016-2020 with respect to making progress on SDG5
2. Draft and finalise a strategic joint UN programme on gender equality and the empowerment of women
3. Assess the opportunities for complementarity with other programming in the gender quality and empowerment of women in the Maldives
4. Draft a Concept Note for a potential programme for the Spotlight Initiative
Key Performance Indicators
Duration of the Assignment
90 working days between 1 February 2022 – 31 July 2022)
The UN Resident Coordinators Office will provide the necessary support to the consultant. The supervisor would the UN Maldives Resident Coordinator, Ms. Catherine Haswell.
Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel
The consultant will be working as per local health protection guidelines. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the support will be provided within a mix of remote and physical support, with more physical interactions expected when the pandemic situation improves. No travel is presently envisaged to outside of the duty station.
C - PAYMENT TERMS
The method of payment is output-based lump-sum scheme. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive lump sum and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) 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.
The payments shall be released upon submitting the required deliverables/outputs with satisfactory by the Programme Manger/Focal Point as per agreement for each report in accordance with a set time schedule to be agreed in the contract.
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel, honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 62 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored into the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) during the desk review/interview are acceptable would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation table
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted for interview and the successful candidate will be notified.