Monitoring and Reporting Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based
Application Deadline :25-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
06-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :12 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.


Background

In 2020, United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Despite this significant passage of time, there has been little progress in respect to closing the gap with respect to the participation of women in the security sector. Therefore, through this project, the European Union (EU) in partnership with UN Women aims to accelerate action on this key agenda, specifically on helping to close the implementation gap with a focus on National military actors (FACA) in the Central African Republic (CAR). This has an overall duration of 42 months inclusive of the six months inception phase which is currently underway and the purpose of this Terms of Reference (ToR).

 

This project takes place in the context of Capacity Building in Support of Security and Development (CBSD), which allows supporting the military actors, in exceptional circumstances, when the military performs a development objective. It will harness the existing extensive normative framework on WPS and identifies clear objectives under the key priority areas of: (i) prevention; (ii) protection; (iii) relief and recovery, and the three overarching and cross-cutting principles of (iv) participation; (v) gender mainstreaming; and (vi) leading by example.  

 

The project will be implemented in two countries – Central African Republic and Mali, with a global overview at the Headquarters level.

 

Through a comprehensive approach, interventions will include working at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. At the strategic level interventions will focus on adaptation of the existing policy frameworks, as they relate to the attraction, recruitment, retention, promotion, and deployment of women within the security sector at all levels. At the operational level, interventions will focus on the development of the appropriate doctrine, and training to ensure a gender perspective is incorporated into the planning and conduct of operations in conflict and post-conflict setting. At a tactical level, programs will focus on delivering outcomes that reflect gender mainstreaming including training of military personnel and sharing of best practices with other national stakeholders and regional counterparts. 

 

These proposed interventions will focus on enabling the military to implement a gender-sensitive approach internally within their workforce structures, policies, and human resources areas as well as in their operational conduct which includes interactions and engagement with civilian populations. This gender-sensitive approach will seek to enhance the overall performance of the military and should therefore be considered a critical enabler with regards to providing security for the entire population. 

 

 

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work with project focal points at HQ and CAR Country Office.

 

Description of the Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be recruited for a period of twelve months. S/he will work under the guidance of the Strategic Military Advisor at UN Women HQ and in close consultation with the CAR country office.  The position will be primarily home-based with all meetings conducted on-line or in person (workshop) if agreeable by all parties.

 

The M&E Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Development of results framework including a gender-responsive results chain (impact, outcome and outputs including activities), indicators, targets, milestones, and objective verifiable sources.
  • Development of a monitoring implementation plan including tools and methodology
  • Identifying existing monitoring mechanisms that cover the defined outcomes and outputs, to assess their suitability and/or adaptability.
  • Identifying where potential data gaps exist and make recommendations on how best to address them through viable, realistic monitoring processes.


Competencies

 

III. Deliverables

 

  1. Results framework including results chain (impact, outcome and outputs including activities), indicators, targets, milestones, and objective verifiable sources.
  2. Monitoring implementation plan including tools and methodology
  3. Collection of data for  baseline and targets, as well as for the first year progress report
  4. Identifying where potential data gaps exist and make recommendations on how best to address them through viable, realistic monitoring processes.

 

Deliverables and timeframe

 

The consultant will submit the following deliverables over 90 working days.

 

Key Outputs (documents to be provided in French and English)

Dates

  1. Results framework including results chain (impact, outcome and outputs including activities), indicators, targets, milestones, and objective verifiable sources. This includes mapping of existing monitoring mechanisms and data sources.

25th May – 25th June 2022

  1. Monitoring implementation plan including tools and methodology

1st July – 15th July 2022

  1. Collection of data for  baseline and targets, as well as for the first year progress report

1st April– 30th April 2023

  1. Identifying where potential data gaps exist and make recommendations on how best to address them through viable, realistic monitoring processes

1st August – 15th August 2022

 

 

 

 

IV. Key Performance Indicators

 

The successful delivery of the assignment will reflect:

  • Ability to review, organize and draft engaging and profiles:   
  • Political sensitivity and ability to work with diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders (participants); and
  • High quality and timeliness of deliverables

 

 

V. Competencies

 

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

 

 

Functional Competencies

  • Experience in mapping existing data sources and reporting mechanisms and adapting their content to a secondary use.
  • Experience in developing multi-stakeholder monitoring frameworks.
  • Ability to think creatively to encourage sustained and effective reporting by stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing multi-stakeholder reporting portals/mechanisms.
  • Ability to handle multiple time-bound tasks and deliver high quality products on time.
  • Strong familiarity with women, peace and security and humanitarian issues.
  • Firm grasp of women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment issues.

 


Required Skills and Experience

 

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

 

 

Education and certification:

 

Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in international Affairs/Development, Sociology, Public Administration, Economics, Gender, and Women’s Studies, and/or with strong knowledge of gender issues, or related discipline.

 

 

Experience:

  • 7+ years professional experience in M&E for peace and security and crisis contexts.
  • Relevant professional experience in Central Africa Relevant professional experience working in projects funded by the European Commission and the United Nations
  • Proven familiarity and relevant experience within WPS, gender equality and/or women’s empowerment issues.
  • Proven understanding of UN system and  EU M&E standards.

 

 

Language Requirements:

 

Written and oral proficiency in French and  English is required.

 



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