Women’s Economic Empowerment and Evaluation - Consultant



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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :20-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :3d 3h 48m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2022
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.


Background

1. Background

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.[1]

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.

 

[1] UN Women website: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us


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.  

  • Inception phase:
    • Support the scoping and design of the evaluations by supporting document collection, management and review.
    • Conduct scoping interviews to inform the evaluation design.
    • Lead theory of change workshops to inform the analytical approach.
    • Support stakeholder mapping for evaluations with identification of right holders and duty bearers in order to inform the human rights and gender equality stakeholder mapping.
    • Lead the design of data collection instruments including the evaluation matrix and other gender analytical frameworks from a WEE lens.
  • Conduct phase:
    • Lead interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders.
    • Lead assigned case studies (i.e. private sector focus in Asia and the Pacific) and summary reports.
    • Work with team members to produce data visualization, data analysis, coding and synthesis of data.
    • Support synthesis of findings from data coding and analysis for input into evaluations reports.
  • Reporting phase:
    • Preliminary analysis of data collected, including providing inputs to the evidence map and other analyses.
    • Lead the drafting of assigned sections of evaluation report.
    • Support drafting of sections of the evaluation report and provide inputs to the annexes and for final evaluation report

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.

 

4. Deliverables

  • Inception report assignments
  • Notes from the data collection
  • Case study reports
  • Powerpoint presentation assigned sections

Evaluation report assigned sections


Competencies

5. Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  •  Integrity
  •  Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

 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

A) Education

 

  • Master’s degree in Business, Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Evaluation, International development, gender studies or another relevant field, is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;

 

B) Experience and skills

 

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience promoting gender equality within the private sector or in programme implementation related to women’s economic empowerment.
  • Previous working experience in monitoring and evaluation considered an asset.
  • Experience working with the UN system an asset.

 

C) Language and report writing skills

 

  • Proven experience in drafting and presenting concise and analytical reports.
  • Excellent English and French[1] writing and communication skills are required.

 

[1] Linguistic proficiency in French is required for the West Africa evaluation.

 

7. Evaluation

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:

  • Technical qualification (100 points); weight: (70%)
  •  Financial proposal (100 points): weight (30%)

 

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:

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: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

 

A) Education

 

  1. Master’s degree in Business, Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Evaluation, International development, gender studies or another relevant field, is required.
  2. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;

 

 

 

 

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B) Experience and skills

  1. A minimum of 5 years of experience promoting gender equality within the private sector or in programme implementation related to women’s economic empowerment.
  2. Previous working experience in monitoring and evaluation considered an asset.
  3. Experience working with the UN system an asset.

 

 

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15

 

C) Language and report writing skills

  1. Proven experience in drafting and presenting concise and analytical reports.
  2. Excellent English and French writing and communication skills are required.

 

 

 

10

10

 

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

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:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

8.  Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org and copy to suwanna.sangsuwan@unwomen.org:

  1. Completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11)* which can be downloaded from

https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/-/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/misc/2021/10/p_11_form_unwomen%20-jul%202021.doc?la=en&vs=759

       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.)

 



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