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National Consultant to support Implementation of Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting Project
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||14d 3h 26m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||180 working days (In between February to November 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 is implementing a joint project with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB). The project is implemented through Technical Assistance Project Proforma/Proposal (TAPP) modality. UN Women plays a key role as a technical partner to strengthen existing mechanisms and processes to mainstream gender across different ministries and departments using GRB. The project intends to address capacity gaps in gender responsive planning and budgeting by incorporating GRB training and support for the line ministries. The project also supports strengthening the institutional framework to advance financing for gender equality in Bangladesh. To support the project implementation, UN Women is seeking for an expert consultant who will provide technical and implementation support to the project team.
Objectives of the Consultancy:
The key objective of the consultancy is to support the Strengthening Gender Responsive Budgeting project team to implement planned interventions for the new phase. The consultant will work under supervision of Programme Analyst, UN Women.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work closely with GRB Project Director, MoWCA and Programme Analyst, UN Women to accomplish following specific interventions.
1. Plan, design, and support implementation of Strengthening GRB project in close collaboration with the Project Director and key officials of MoWCA.
2. Provide technical and implementation support to organize GRB trainings for the line ministries and Civil society organizations.
3. Support the updating process of the National Action Plan of the National Women Development Policy, extend support to finalize the National Action Plan and its launching.
4. Provide extensive support to the GRB project Director to address project related requirements such as project monitoring, reporting, preparing briefing notes, concept note etc.
5. Support GRB project Director and relevant official of the Policy Leadership and Advocacy Unit (PLAU) of MoWCA to implement priority interventions in relation to SDGs.
• Programme Analyst, UN Women will be the supervisor for the consultancy. The consultant will receive support from UN Women and GRB Project Director of MoWCA.
GRB Project Office, Department of Women Affairs.
Travel and DSA:
Travel outside the duty station will be supported upon prior agreement/approval from UN Women, the individual contractor/SSA shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).
Duration of the Assignment:
The assignment will be for 180 days starting from 15 February 2022 to November 2022
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
Under overall guidance of Programme Analyst of UN Women, the selected consultant will work closely with the GRB Project Director, MoWCA.
Expected Deliverables and Payment Modalities
Payments will be made on monthly based on deliverables as follows.
• Programme Analyst, UN Women will be the supervisor for the consultancy. UN Women focal point will conduct a performance evaluation at the end of the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Development Studies, Women and Gender Studies or Public Policy and Governance or Political Science or other discipline.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Criteria-02; Proven credible experience of working with the government, the UN and development agencies on gender equality issues, particularly on gender responsive planning and budgeting Max Point 20
Criteria-03; Years of experience on project implementation and research in gender equality and women’s rights, particularly with the development organizations and government. - Max Point 10
Criteria-04; Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills in Bangla and English.- Max Point 10
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (49) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:
Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.
To be included as part of the proposal:
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
UN Personal History Form;
Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria