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Women’s Economic Empowerment and Evaluation - Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 February 2022 – 31 January 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 February 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 Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) evaluates the work of UN Women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is currently undertaking various corporate and IES-led evaluations as part of its corporate evaluation plan for 2022.
As part of its 2022 evaluation plan, IES is conducting one corporate evaluation and two regional evaluations in the Women’s Economic Empowerment thematic area. Under the direct leadership of evaluation specialists at headquarters and regional level. Evaluation Specialists from IES act as the team leader for IES-led evaluations and are supported, where needed and where relevant, by thematic and methodological consultants as well as research assistants that adhere to UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical and other relevant guidelines.
Quality assurance of outputs and deliverables are measured against the UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical guidelines as well as guided by the UN Women Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS) available at https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/accountability/evaluation/decentralized-evaluations.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Description of Responsibilities:
As assigned by the Evaluation Specialists, the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Evaluation Consultant may be expected to support the overall conduct of one corporate and two regional evaluations which will be initiated during 2022. The aim is to ensure coherence between the regional and corporate evaluations.
Communications with stakeholders, meeting organization, and drafting communication products. Support communications with stakeholders, meeting organizations and communication products such as articles for IES magazine “Transform”.
3. Duration of Assignment
From 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023 (Maximum 100 days of assignment period; UN Women does not warrant that the maximum of 100 days. The service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement). The consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee.
Evaluation report assigned sections
To learn more about UN Women values and competencies, please follow the link https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
6. Required Skills and Experience
B) Experience and skills
C) Language and report writing skills
 Linguistic proficiency in French is required for the West Africa evaluation.
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:
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:
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:
8. Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents to email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org:
2. Letter of motivation with key summary of the relevant experiences.
3. Financial proposal specifying a daily consultancy fee.
4. 2 writing samples in English and French (must be a sample where the applicant was directly responsible for writing and demonstrating gender analytical skills)
5. List of 3 professional references that can be contacted.
*Applicants without the completed UN Women P-11 form as per the format to the link mentioned above will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit a copy of passport and a copy of the highest education certificate in English.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)