Location : Apia, SAMOA
Application Deadline :18-Feb-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :40 woking days
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 months

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 Spotlight Initiative is a global partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) including harmful practices. The sustainable development goal principle of “leaving no one behind and helping first those furthest behind’ guides the Spotlight Initiative by paying particular attention to the specific needs of our most vulnerable women affected by domestic violence and intimate partner violence. The Spotlight Initiative aims to end VAWG by supporting efforts by government and civil society organizations through six  outcome pillars: (1) Legislations and policies (2) Institutions (3) Prevention (4) Response Services (5) Data/Research (6) Women’s Rights Movement & Civil Society Organizations. The Spotlight initiative takes a gender transformative approach by recognizing and practicing an integrated coherent approach across pillars to ensure the ‘leave no one behind’ principle is mainstreamed across all outcomes.

The focus of Pillar 2 (Institutions) is supporting multisectoral capacity development of key government counterparts and non-government institutions in gender analysis, gender budgeting, and monitoring capacities for domestic violence.  The program strategy recognizes – when institutions and individuals responsible for the decision making process and implementation of laws for prevention, protection and response to VAWG are supported with reinforced capacities and funding, these institutions and actors will be able to develop, coordinate and implement programmes that integrate DV/IPV into development planning processes.

UNDP is an implementing UN agency for the Spotlight Initiative (SI) Samoa program. UNDP’s role is to provide technical and program support through strong partnerships with key government ministries and local civil society organisations to implement targeted interventions under four of the six program pillars identified above. In addition, UNDP works in collaboration with UN Women, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF and by tapping onto regional experience and learning to support SI implementation, visibility, sustainability, lessons learnt and scale up results.  

UNDP seeks through this request for proposal, the services of a National Trainer to implement a gender responsive budgeting training, develop training materials and a post training workplan in Samoa. The services provided will enable national institutions and civil society organisations to identify, coordinate, and support existing and new national policy and legislative initiatives to adequately address and resource domestic violence across government and across sectors.   

Duties and Responsibilities

C. Scope of Work

The objective of this assignment is to support development of training materials/manuals and training on gender responsive budgeting for Government and Civil Society staff by strengthening existing local capacities in gender-responsive budgeting.

  • Work closely with the Government and Civil Society think tank to assess  capacity need/gaps and priorities in preparation for capacity building on Gender responsive budgeting
  • Work closely with International Consultant by advising and providing necessary information to support the  development of gender training materials/ manual on gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting  to address resources for gender equality particularly the required gender budget needed for prevention and response to  GBV  based on  GRB model frameworks globally and regionally, with specific reference to policies, programmes and other material relevant to implementing GRB and the international best practice tools for training.
  • Support the International Consultant in designing the training content, methodology targeting Government and Civil Society audiences/participants.
  • Conduct training for the targeted participants using the designed training materials on Gender Responsive Budgeting with a focus on GBV prevention and Response.
  • Produce training report with clear recommendations from the participants to enhance Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Countries.

The national trainer will work directly with the International consultant , with support from the   UNDP Spotlight Coordinator and the implementing government counterpart. She or He will report directly to the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative (ARR) of the Governance and Poverty Reduction Unit (GPRU).

The national trainer will work on this assignment for a period of 40 working days from February 2022.


Corporate Competencies

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Government of Samoa mission, vision and values
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for any form of violence including sexual harassment.

Functional Competencies                                                                                    

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of gender equality/gender-responsive systems and in particular violence against women and girls, domestic violence.
  • Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills in Samoa and English language; ability to communicate effectively and in a credible manner with various partners including government, civil society, UN agencies; development partners; and communities.
  • Excellent   skills and experience in conducting trainings for government ministries and civil society organisations
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Government of Samoa budget policies and legislative frameworks and budget instruments.

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Good inter-personal and teamwork skills in Samoan language, networking aptitude, ability to work in multicultural environment

Required Skills and Experience

 The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as;


  • Responsive/ Compliant/ Acceptable, and,
  • Having received the highest score out of pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.





Technical Evaluation Criteria will be based on the information provided in the CV and the relevant documents must be submitted as evidence to support the above required criteria [maximum 100 points]. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points (49 points) will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of the technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.


Qualification and Experience – Evaluation of CVs for Shortlisting

  • Minimum of a formal  University qualification, Bachelor’s degree in social science, gender, sociology , economics, finance or related field  (15%)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a trainer in the indicated fields of gender equality and budget analysis, planning, instruments (20%)   
  • Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and gender policy advocacy in social and economic development, including strengthening work (15%)
  • Strong understanding of government budget cycle, budget instruments and planning processes and providing evidence-based budget case study best practice scenarios (20%).
  • Experience in engaging multisectoral stakeholders from government and civils society organisations in consultations, dialogue and planning processes (10%)
  • Strong experience in developing training materials (10%)
  • Proficiency in Samoan and English (10%)


Download the full templates for submission of your proposal from the UNDP Procurement website link https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=87353.  It is compulsory to use the template for submission.  Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

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