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Senior National Consultant– Inclusive Governance and women’s economic empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based and participation in meetings and consultations in Kathmandu with some field missions, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||27-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 5h 18m|
|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 :||12 months, on a retainer basis|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months, on a retainer basis|
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.
In Nepal, UN Women focuses on strengthening women’s voice, agency and leadership across sectors to advance women’s rights, provide space for women’s meaningful participation, and contribute to tangible differences in their lives. In prioritizing inclusive governance UN Women Nepal seeks to advance women’s political empowerment and leadership and enhance women’s access to justice in Nepal’s federal structure. Towards this goal UN Women will work with elected officials, civil servants and citizens at all levels. The approach will extend beyond policy and law reform, to implementation and monitoring of policies, supporting the development of plans and budgets, enhancing the capacity of key government officials, and promoting gender equality and social inclusion in local governance. In addition, UN Women will work together with excluded groups to support their active participation and enable their voices to be heard. Throughout this work, UN Women seeks to contribute to transforming discriminatory social norms and eliminating harmful practices and behaviours, including violence against women. All of the above contribute to fulfilling Nepal's obligations to international treaties and commitments, including regular reporting on progress related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Beijing Platform for Action and to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great suffering and damage in every region of the world. It has profoundly impacted human capital, including lives, learning, basic well-being, and future productivity. Various forms of violence experienced by women, unpaid work including care, financial insecurity, have also contributed to stress, anxiety, mental health and psychosocial problems.
UN Women Nepal has been supporting inter-generational feminist movement building initiative through Thought Workshops since 2017. The Inter-generational Feminist Thought Leaders came up with the Feminist Position Paper (FPP) in 2019. The Position Paper focuses on the value, ethics, and principles of the group in the context of federalism and current humanitarian context.
Few crucial initiatives have been undertaken by the Inter-generational Feminist Forum (IGFF) Group during the COVID-19 content. With facilitation support by UN Women, the group contributed to the development of the Charter of Demands and submitted to the relevant Government counterparts at the Federal and Provincial levels. The Group also continued to hold several meetings with Government and non-Government actors in all seven provinces. In addition, the group revised the FPP aligning it with the current COVID-19 context.
With the hit of COVID-19 pandemic, women’s unpaid work including care has been increased. Hence, it is important to bring together the thought leaders to churn on this issue and own the issue as part of women’s movement in Nepal. Further, development of UN Women Nepal programming in both development and humanitarian context will benefit from public advocacy to advance GEWE at the federal, provincial and local levels.
For this purpose, UN Women Nepal is seeking to engage Senior National Consultant on a retainer basis to support the UN Women Country Office to provide technical support for public advocacy to advance gender responsive inclusive governance and women’s economic empowerment in both development and humanitarian context.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Analyst, the Senior National Consultant will provide support to public advocacy to advance gender responsive and inclusive governance and women’s economic empowerment on emerging issues. The scope of work and responsibilities of the assignment are as follows:
3. Expected deliverables
Expected deliverables include:
5. Duration of the assignment and duty station
This is a home-based assignment for one year (21 June 2022 – 20 June 2023) on retainer basis (as and when required) with a maximum of 60 working days. The assignment may also include participation in meetings and consultations in Kathmandu. UN Women will not be committed to purchasing any minimum quantity of the Services, and purchases will be made only if there is an actual requirement upon the issuance of a Purchase Order based on this retainer contract. UN Women shall not be liable for any cost in the event that no purchases are made under this retainer contract.
6. Schedule of payments
Payment will be made on the basis of quality of the work actually delivered upon certification of satisfactory performance by the supervisor. The contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communications, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Required Skills and Experience
8. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS?
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Note: Evidence of advisory services provided by the Senior National Consultant under this TOR can include written products, including but not limited to: event/consultation reports, meeting minutes, planning notes, programme design(s), analysis, recommendations, etc
9. Evaluation criteria
A two-stage procedure is applied in evaluating the proposals.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
A formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
How to Apply?
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
The financial proposal shall specify the per day consultancy fee based on which the total contract value will be calculated. UN Women HR might request the candidate to share evidence of the per day consultancy fee of the previous assignment(s).
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form and the written sample will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.