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Consultant for Development of a Gender Action Plan and Gender Communication Plan to Ensure Gender Mainstreaming Features in the Design and Implementation of the NAP in Montenegro
|Location :||Homebased, Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jan-22 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 February 2022 - 31 July 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 consultancy days|
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 climate change poses serious, wide-ranging risks to economies, societies and ecosystems. Reducing these risks requires action to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation), combined with measures to increase resilience to the impacts that occur (adaptation). Through the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) opportunities are created to ensure a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.
In many countries, Montenegro included, UNDP has an important role in working towards this future.
Working in partnership with the Government of Montenegro ad with support from the Green Climate Fund, Montenegro is now able to start the implementation of the project entitled “Enhancing Montenegro’s capacity to integrate climate change risks into planning”.
Relying on cooperation with national stakeholders and in close cooperation with the Government of Montenegro, a stocktaking exercise to inform the development of an adaptation process concluded that water, agriculture, tourism and health sectors were the initial priority sectors for intervention.
Despite the actions taken and progress made so far in prioritizing adaptation planning within policy and institutional frameworks the prioritization and development processes identified several gaps and barriers limiting functioning and effective adaptation planning process. These barriers are: (i) coordination framework for adaptation planning and action are partially established and underperforming with a need for improvement and more effective organizational design, clear roles and responsibilities, improved capacity (technical and functional) and institutional arrangements designated for mainstreaming climate change into work-programmed at the sector level (ii) limited institutional and technical capacity at the national and sectoral level to address climate change through adaptation with need to improve the technical capacity to collect, generate, use and disseminate climate information and services (iii) adequate information required for conducting informed and effective adaptation planning and investments is unavailable. It is difficult to accurately gauge and cost adaptation options at national and sectoral levels without relevant information on climate impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity in a medium to long-term perspective (iv) national and alternative sources of finance to fund adaptation investments are not optimized as the full costs of adaptation are not yet known.
Responding to these challenges, the proposal was developed for funding under The Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme. The financing of the project was approved by GCF with the overarching objective to improve Montenegro’s institutional capacity for long term adaptation planning. To achieve this, the proposal is focused on (i) improving the institutional coordination framework and increasing institutional capabilities, (ii) increasing climate information and identifying potential adaptation responses/measures, and (iii) identifying financial requirements and resources to fund adaptation investments.
The design and sequence of the project activities have been made in a manner to create efficiencies and be effective.
The NAP project focuses on 4 priority sectors: water, health, agriculture, and tourism.
By building enabling institutional, planning and programming environments for adaption at the national and sectoral level, Montenegro will be able to identify climate-induced risks, and vulnerabilities, and use that information to inform adaptation planning process and to explore appropriate adaptation responses.
Within the context of the project “Enhancing Montenegro’s capacity to integrate climate change risks into planning” implemented by UNDP Montenegro and financed by the Green Climate Fund, is inviting eligible candidates with relevant experience in mainstreaming gender and climate change issues into sectoral policies, previous experience in capacity building assessments, training program design and implementation of training programs.
The core implementation team will consist of international expert and national expert supported by teams from UNDP and line Ministry.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment:
The purpose and objectives of the contract is to support international consultant in achieving the following:
a. Develop a training program targeting the Directorate and Working group of National council for sustainable development responsible for issues of climate change, addressing adaptation to climate change issues of gender inclusion and facilitate women's involvement in governance, planning and implementation. the program will be designed as train the trainers program and will be delivered in two, two-day workshops.
Expected results of the assignment:
The process will highlight how the forthcoming NAP could be strengthened on gender integration in alignment with good practices, therefore consists of three steps namely:
Specific tasks are:
a. Review multi-year and annual work plan, concept notes and donor proposals for their gender responsiveness.
b. Review the level of gender integration in programme planning, monitoring, reporting, research and evaluation through review of programme monitoring reports, and research and evaluation reports.
c. Assess capacity of programme staff in ensuring effective gender integration and propose corrective measures where gaps exist.
d. organize sector meetings to review their results frameworks with a view to identify gender issues, priorities and bottlenecks and way forward
a. Propose specific resources for to implement proposed action points for each sector. Identify sector specific gender issues.
b. Identify relevant indicators that will be used to measure progress for gender results quantitatively and qualitatively.
a. Gender training program with the approach of train the trainers targeting Directorate and Working group of National council for sustainable development responsible for issues of climate change
Expected Deliverables of the assignment:
Time duration: the assignment should be implemented during the period from 10 February to 31 July 2022, with 40 working days.
The Consultant is expected to adhere to the following reporting requirements: He/she will be reporting to the project manager on biweekly basis through e mails, teams or zoom calls.
The Consultant will be reporting his/her progress through e mails as a mode of communication to the contract supervisor. The Consultant will therefore submit all the agreed contract deliverables through e mails and these documents should be in word unless when he/she is submitting final versions where he/she has to submit both word and PDF versions. The Consultant should support the international consultant so that the joint work secures submission of the following agreed deliverables; Inception Report detailing methodology to be used, Action Plan with clear deliverables and timelines; Draft Mapping of results (outputs, activities, indicators) with recommendations on the existing opportunities including potential partnerships; training program with developed modules and implementation guidelines, Gender Action Plan and Communications Plan to be implemented and indicators to be tracked on gender integration in the NAP.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by January 26, 2022 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".