Women’s Economic Empowerment Coordination, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based (75 days), Port Moresby (75 days with travel to project locations), PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Application Deadline :20-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :150 Days (1 June 2022 to 30 June 2023)

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

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.

Under its Strategic Note 2018-2023; PNG Country Office focuses on delivering programmes that are aligned to global norms, policies and standards under four thematic areas;

  • Women’s leadership and political participation
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Ending Violence Against Women
  • Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Actions

Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio currently comprises several projects including the Safe and Prosperous Districts (SPD), Markets Economic Recovery and Inclusion Phase 2 (MERI Phase 2) and Securing women’s livelihoods during COVID 19_ Prevention, Response and Recovery. UN Women is seeking to recruit a consultant with expertise in project management to support the portfolio’s execution through coordinated, monitored and assessed delivery of programme and project plans.

The consultant will work with a team of local and international staff to ensure that UN Women delivers timely and high-quality programmes in line with the approved plans and budgets. The position will also seek to strengthen the collection of data and generate lessons and knowledge in line with approved Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning frameworks for the respective projects within the portfolio. This will support timely results based reporting of outputs and UN Women’s contribution to women’s economic empowerment outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.  

Objectives of the assignment

The key objective of the assignment is to provide project management specialist services, monitoring and reporting data for UN Women’s work in women’s economic empowerment in PNG.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision by the Women’s Empowerment Programme Management Specialist, the consultant will perform the following tasks and deliverables:

  1. Design of data collection and management system across UN Women’s WEE projects, aligned to approved MELFs
  2. Capacity building of UN Women’s programme team on the data collection tools and management system
  3. Monthly review and quality assurance on data inputs from project locations
  4. Provide technical support for specified assessments and surveys based on the approved MELFs, ensuring timely execution, production, and dissemination of reports
  5. Maintain project implementation dashboards
  6. Lead the planning, execution and reporting of the Annual market Convention to be held in October 2022

Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be on a part-time basis, between June 2022 to June 2023. This assignment will also include travel to Port Moresby and field visits to project sites.

Expected Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

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Key Task

Deliverables

Number of days (Approx.)

Timelines

1.

Design of data collection and management system across UN Women’s WEE projects, aligned to approved MELFs

Data collection tools and reporting system

10

 (Home based)

June 2022

2

Training of UN Women interlocutors and Programme Analysts on the data collection tools and management system

Training materials, training workshop, workshop report

10

(POM)

July 2022

3

Progress on :

a) Monthly review and quality assurance on data inputs from project locations

b) Project implementation dashboards and budget analysis

Progress report providing summary of (i) data collected per location; (ii) implementation status per location based on approved workplans; (iii) budget execution analysis

5 days/month

Total 50

(home based)

Monthly from July 2022 to April 2023

4

Technical support for specified assessments and surveys based on the approved MELFs

Assessment reports

15

(POM)

July 2022

5

Technical support for specified assessments and surveys based on the approved MELFs

Assessment reports

15

(POM)

December 2022

6

Technical support for specified assessments and surveys based on the approved MELFs

Assessment reports

20

(POM)

June 2023

7

Planning, execution and reporting of the Markets Convention

Event concept note; ToRs for events management procurement; Communication and visibility strategy for the event; Market Convention report

30

(HB/POM)

June-December 2022

All the documents, including the interview tools, training materials and reports should be submitted in written in English language.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed by UN Women and approved within two weeks of submission.

Inputs

Transport:

UN Women will also cover the costs of daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for Port Moresby and other areas within the country as per standard UN rate, as well as the most direct economy airfare for missions, as per UN Women regulations, for all approved official travel. The Consultant is responsible for all international travel to Port Moresby and should include the costs in the financial proposal.

UN Women will provide transport in the field only, consultant is expected to arrange own transport within Port Moresby and from homebased to Port Moresby. This should be included in the financial proposal.

Communications:

The Consultant will be required to provide their own local communications such as SIM cards. Some internet access is available while in Port Moresby however the consultant is expected to arrange his/her own internet access in the field. These costs should be included in the lump sum fee of the financial proposal. 

Accommodation:

All accommodation costs and other living expenses will be covered within the consultancy fee. 

Security:

The consultant will be provided with a UN security briefing and will be required to follow UN security rules and guidance.

Insurance:

The Consultant will arrange private insurance and the cost of which will be included in the financial proposal.

Office space and facilities:

The consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer and other means of communications but may access the UN Women office for printing of relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Planning and Organizing

Critical Competencies for Immediate Response situations:

  • Integrity, results orientation, teamwork, good inter-personal skills.
  • Well-developed communication skills.
  • Sound judgement, analytical skills.
  • Flexibility, proactive engagement, innovation.
  • Risk management, gender and culturally sensitivity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrates high tolerance for change, complexity, and unpredictability.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Project management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields
  • Certification in project management

Experience and Skills

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven competence in qualitative and quantitative research (samples of previous research)
  • Computer literacy with experience in the use of data management software
  • Experience working with national and district governments in Papua New Guinea

Language and other skills

  • Good command of English both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in the local languages (Tok Pisin) would be an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to the UNDP website not later than 20 May 2022 COB (PNG time).

Submission package

  • CV
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down lump sum professional fee and international travel expenses (from the country of origin to Port Moresby and back), visa and other travel related costs and travel expenses within Port Moresby and the above local trips including travel expenses.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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