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International Consultant to conduct a mapping and assessment of Civil Society Organizations working on Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action in Southeast Asia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||08-Dec-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 :||5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 January - 15 June 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.
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.
UN Women Indonesia Country Office (CO) hosts the ASEAN liaison office which extends support to ASEAN and its Member States in advancing Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in line with global normative frameworks. UN Women in partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is implementing the regional programme, “Empowering Women for Sustainable Peace: preventing violence and promoting social cohesion in ASEAN” (The Programme).
The Programme aims to advance the implementation of the WPS agenda in ASEAN, including preventing violence against women and promoting social cohesion in the region. More specifically, the Programme will strengthen the capacities of ASEAN institutions and ASEAN Member States (AMS) on WPS. Although the programme largely focuses on advancing normative frameworks, capacity building and exchange of knowledge and good practices, it encompasses country-level implementation, where synergies between the regional and country-level interventions can be enhanced and leveraged. The programme also aims at strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organizations with a focus on women organizations and networks to facilitate their participation in decision making processes and responses to implement the WPS agenda.
The programme will also support ASEAN to develop the first-ever Regional Plan of Action on WPS (RPoA). The development of the RPoA is envisioned to be participatory as recommended by the Regional Study on WPS launched by ASEAN in 2021.
Against this backdrop, UN Women seeks to hire an International Consultant to conduct a mapping of existing CSOs including women organizations and networks in Southeast Asia working in the area of Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a mapping of CSOs in Southeast Asia that are supporting the implementation of Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action agenda. The mapping exercise will result in creation of CSOs web-based database which will allow for better engagement between ASEAN and CSOs, as well as ASEAN Member States (AMS).
The second purpose of this assignment is to assess capacities of selected women organizations and networks that are working at regional level on WPS to engage with ASEAN for evidence-based advocacy. Thirdly, the IC will support the development of a capacity strengthening plan for selected regional level women organizations and networks.
Scope of work and tasks
The objective of the mapping exercise is to identify CSOs including women organizations and networks at national (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia) and regional levels with relatively significant capacity, expertise and reach to deliver and advocate for WPS implementation. Given the multiplicity, diversity and variety of women organizations and networks in the region, the women organizations and networks identified in the process could serve as intermediaries or conduits for ASEAN and AMS to reach other organizations at national and community levels.
Under the overall guidance and management of the ASEAN Governance, Peace and Security Specialist and supervision from the Programme Coordination Specialist, the IC will perform the following tasks:
Task 1. Desk Review and development of a consultancy work plan and inception report.
- objectives, and research questions
- Methodology specifying data collection tools
Task 2. Develop a web-based database
Task 3. Conduct capacity needs assessment and capacity-strengthening plan of selected CSOs
· Executive summary
· Table of contents
· Background information
· Conclusion and recommendations
The IC will produce the following deliverables:
All the deliverables, including annexes, notes and reports should be submitted in writing in English.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the first installment, the deliverables and related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of review is one week after receipt.
Scope of bid price and schedule of payments
The contract price is a fixed deliverable-based price regardless of the extension of the contract duration. Payment will be done once deliverables detailed in section II are submitted and approved by UN Women.
The lump-sum costs should include a consultancy fee, administration costs, communication costs, and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump-sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation using the template in Annex 1.
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
Language and other skills:
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit the electronic application no later than 8th December 2021
Submission of package
Applications without any of the items listed above will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.
Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The candidates will be evaluated by comparing CVs on the basis of the following criteria: (i) educational background and relevant professional experience as reflected in their CVs; and (ii) writing sample iii) financial proposal, which includes daily consultancy rate as well as the breakdown for each deliverable and the proposed lump sum amount. The evaluation will be based on the combination of the weighted technical and financial scores (70 per cent technical and 30 per cent financial). The technical evaluation includes education background, experiences and skills outlined above. The evaluation methods include desk review and/or validation interview.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Annex I: Financial Proposal
Breakdown of Cost by Components: