National Consultant to support Baucau Municipal Administration (BMA) in roll-out the Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative



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Location : Baucau, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :27-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year

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.

UN Women’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the country is connected to two corporate priority areas: enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE), and engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes (WPS), supported by integrated efforts to ensure gender-sensitive plans and budgets and women’s right to live free of violence. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality.

To address the global challenges of VAWG, the UN Family (through UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM) are collaborating with KOICA and the Government of Timor-Leste to support efforts to end violence against women and girls. Through the Joint UN Project Together for Equality: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste (2020-2024), the United Nations has a goal for women and girls in Timor-Leste to be empowered to enjoy their right to live free of sexual harassment and other forms of violence in public and private spaces and to access quality essential services, in line with the SDGs.  As part of its efforts to prevent violence before it begins, promotion of gender-equitable norms and healthy and respectful relationships will be an important part of the programme.

About Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative

In line with UN Women’s global flagship, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Programme, UN Women Timor-Leste Country Office has collaborated with government and non-governmental organisations since 2017 to initiate steps in supporting local stakeholders to develop a locally-owned programme that addresses sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.

In supporting the Timor Leste government commitment to promoting safe cities and safe public spaces, in 2019, UN Women partnered with TOMAK (To'os ba Moris Di'ak, or Farming for or Farming for Prosperity) conducted “Gender Marketplace Assessment” conducted in two markets in Baucau (Venilale and Kota Lama). The Assessment highlighted that vendor have limited access to social protection systems, public assistance, and sustainable infrastructure. These conditions lead to insecure environments placing vendors at risk of sexual harassment and assault.

Following the assessment’s recommendations, the Memorandum of Understanding between UN Women- Baucau Municipal Authority (BMA) Collaboration 2021-2024: Strengthening Municipal Administration and Local Governance through Gender Equality and Zero Tolerance of Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces signed on 11 November 2021. The MoU defined areas for the collaboration on four areas.

  1. Support to gender-responsive policies, and capacity development in the Baucau Municipal administration. 
  2. Promotion of a Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative in the municipality.
  3. Mobilizing community and advocating for gender equality and zero tolerance of sexual harassment and other form of GBV in workplaces and public spaces.
  4. Strengthening of coordination between institutions and stakeholders to ensure the voices of women and other vulnerable groups are included in marketplace investment, infrastructure planning and decision-making processes.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Overall objective of the assignment

Within this context, UN Women Country Office is looking for or a Project Coordinator the for Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative in Baucau. The overall objectives of the proposed consultancy is to support UN Women in the daily follow-up  on the project implementation through – coordinating with partners, particularly the Baucau Municipal Authority (BMA), the Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) and TOMAK  to ensure synergies between interventions, supporting quality control and monitoring impact and results of interventions, and providing technical assistance to partners and stakeholders on issues of gender equality, ending violence against women and women’s economic empowerment. The Consultant will also identify key areas for advocacy and support the roll out of work on this. 

 

  1. Scope of work/Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist, EVAWG and WEE and in close coordination with Programme Analyst for T4E, the consultant is expected to deliver the following results in close consultation and upon prior approval of the UN Women:

1.Support to monitoring and implementation of project activities and programme results

  • Develop workplan based on the Annual Work Plan of the Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative
  • Coordinate the implementation and synergies between different elements of project implementation, while ensuring implementation is on track;
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to partners on key areas of project implementation, to ensure impact of interventions.
  • Monitor field level activities and prepare monthly progress updates
  • Maintain records of all target achievements / indicators to monitor progress.
  • Support in the timely preparation and quality control of technical reports, briefs and required project documents.
  • Support TWG meetings (prepare for the meeting, organize, draft minutes and follow up on action points after the meeting)
  • Provides support related activities under the T4E project as requested.

 

2.Provision of quality advisory services

  • Support in the collection of background documents related to the political, social and economic situation to inform UN Women and partners on key issues of gender equality, ending violence against women and women’s economic empowerment in Baucau.
  • Identify areas for support and interventions complementing to enhancing safety in public spaces and economic empowerment for women.

 

3.Facilitation of knowledge building, management and sharing

  • Facilitate learning sessions (online and in person) to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through Safe Baucau and Safe Markets Initiative.
  • Coordinate Annual Conference (showcase of Safe Baucau and Safe Market Initiative)
  • Manages evidence generation and knowledge-sharing at the national level for developing institutional capacities for the prevention of gender-based violence.
  • Identify key areas for evidence-based advocacy and support the development and scale up of safe public spaces strategies.
  • Develop communication messages and materials to promote women’s leadership, engaging male leaders and advocates to challenge harmful gender norms
  • Contributes information including developing project profiles and presentations.
  • Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices related to gender-based violence prevention.
  • Supports relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns related to gender-based violence prevention with key partners at municipal of Baucau

 

4.Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization initiatives

  • Support the compilation, analysis and research of the project information as requested, preparation of briefs on possible areas of cooperation and identification of opportunities for the prospect projects / collaborations
  • Facilitates the collaborative relationships with other UN agencies, development
  • Advocating for Gender Responsive Budgeting with BMA on Annual Action Plan and Budget for gender responsive market management
  • Coordinate with partners in ensuring timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to the gender-based violence prevention portfolio.

 

  1. Duration of the assignment

The duration of the assignment is 12-month period. The consultant is expected to commence work from 15 June 2022 – 14 June 2023.

  1. Expected deliverables:

The National Consultant is expected to submit monthly report, quarterly, mid-year and annual report on following deliverables:

Deliverable

Timeframe

Monthly progress reports on technical supports provide to on the implementation and monitoring of the Safe Baucau and Safe Markets initiative

Each month

Monitoring reports of impact/results/beneficiaries reached of the interventions

Every three months

Support partners through the provision of capacity development and technical assistance in consultation with UN Women

Within 12 months

Annually results reporting (aligned with Safe Baucau and Safe Markets workplan) submitted;

Within 12 months

 

 

*Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables with All acceptance and Certified by the UN Women Head of Office.

All the documents, including reports, questionnaires, presentations and reports should be submitted in English language, or if in Tetum, include an English summary.

 

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment all submitted reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women.

Inputs:

  • UN Women will provide logistics  and transportation support when travelling out of Baucau to Dili if required in support of the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to cover expenses outside of the Duty Station when applicable, and upon approval of a Travel Authorization.
  • All arrangements will need to be adapted to current conditions, guidelines and requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Competencies

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • 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:

https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point


Required Skills and Experience

Performance Evaluation

The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timelines, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

Required skills and experience

The consultant should fulfil the following requirements:

Education:

Master’s of Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Communications, Psychology, Gender and Development or other relevant fields.

Experience and skills

  • Minimum three years’ experience (Master’s degree) or five years of experience (Bacherlor’s degree) of work on community development, governance, gender equality, women’s rights, and prevention of violence against women and girls.
  • Experience in training facilitation, including community dialogues, meeting, etc.
  • Experience with working with the Government and NGOs organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with organizations to identify, plan and implement advocacy strategies

 

Language and other skills:

  • Fluent in Tetum and proficiency in oral and written English
  • Computer literacy and familiar with MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Knowledge in design and layout document for publishing would be an asset

 

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to UNDP Job site, not later than 27 June 2022 COB.

 

Submission package

  • Cover letter
  • Updated P11 Form provides information on education qualification and working experience (available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment)
  • A copy of the latest academic certificate
  • Financial proposal per monthly deliverable which shall specify a daily rate for the work provided including administrative related costs (communication fee, internet connection, transportation fee etc.)

  

All applications must include (as an attachment) P11 and the financial proposal.


Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A three-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals. Candidates who are fulfilling all the required skills and expertise will go to the technical evaluation process. The evaluation of the technical proposal is being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.  Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

 

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

          

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

Education

10%

Experience and skills

70 %

Language and other skills

20 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates.

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

 

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have all the required skills and expertise, and have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

 

 

  1. Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 

 

 



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