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National Humanitarian Consultant - Gender and Protection, UN Women Fiji MCO
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||Up to 120 workdays over a 6-months period / work assignment.|
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.
The Fiji Multi Country Office (MCO) covers 14 Pacific countries, with field offices/presence in 7 countries, and five ‘focus countries’ (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Samoa). UN Women is the IASC-endorsed lead for the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT)’s Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC). The situation varies by country, with national clusters led by government, which are typically Women’s Ministries. During disaster response, UN Women leverages its existing programmes to support local development partners to respond to the needs, for example, of people with disabilities, GBV survivors, and general provision of psychological first aid and gender and protection integration in key humanitarian sectors. Through the combination of coordinator and responder roles, UN Women promotes gender- and protection-sensitive disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
During the preparedness phase, UN Women supports national protection coordination structures to develop SOPs, guidelines and programming tools as well as provides capacity building. The range of preparedness actions are diverse given the range of emergencies in the Pacific region. The Pacific experience emergencies including natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruption, cyclones, storm surges and droughts. There have been also environmental and public health emergencies.
Reporting to the Gender and Resilience Programme Specialist, the Humanitarian National Consultant, Gender, and Protection will lead provision of technical support to selected national countries protection committees/ clusters to mainstream gender and protection in humanitarian preparedness action. The Humanitarian Consultant will support the Fiji MCO Humanitarian Team with the PHT Protection Cluster coordination and closely work with governments, humanitarian clusters, including other UN agencies and partners; and through regional and national coordination mechanisms to promote the substantive incorporation of gender and protection in humanitarian action.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
UN Women Fiji MCO is looking for an individual who will be the Humanitarian National Consultant to provide technical support to selected national countries protection committees/ clusters to mainstream gender and protection in humanitarian preparedness action. He/She will serve as an alternate PHT Protection Cluster Coordinator and closely work with governments, humanitarian clusters, including other UN agencies and partners; and through regional and national coordination mechanisms to promote the substantive incorporation of gender and protection in humanitarian action.
For this purpose, the Humanitarian Consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UN Fiji Multi-Country Office Gender and Protection Specialist in close coordination with Protection Advisor and Humanitarian Team.
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Duration of the Assignment
The duration of this assignment will be up to 6 months work assignment not exceeding 120 working days as per the schedule of deliverables.
The incumbent being responsible for delivering the following outputs:
The consultant is expected to submit the following documents:
Upon receipt of the final deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables, related reports, and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women at least within one week of submission.
All the deliverables should be agreed with UN Women and be provided in English hard and electronic copy.
The Consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the UN Women Gender and Protection Programme Specialist who will provide overall management and supervision. The Specialist in consultation with the Consultant will review and approve all outputs and shall work in close coordination with the Humanitarian & Resilience Team.
No domestic or international travel is envisaged.
Travel will be pre-approved by UN Women and paid/arranged for by UN Women in accordance with the existing UN Women travel policies and procedures.
The Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Payments will be disbursed to the consultant monthly, upon submission and approval of deliverables, monthly report together with a timesheet set forth in the section “Expected Outputs and Deliverables” above, and certification by the UN Women Gender & Protection Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
No Relocation costs will be provided for the position.
Expenses of mission travel outside of the duty station will be covered with a prior approval.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:
Experience and Skills:
Language and other skills:
Initially, individual consultants will be short-listed based on the following minimum qualification criteria:
The short-listed individual consultants will be further evaluated based on a cumulative analysis scheme, with a total score being obtained upon the combination of weighted technical and financial attributes. Cost under this method of analysis is rendered as an award criterion, which will be 30% out of a total score of 100 points.
Evaluation of submitted offers will be done based on the following formula:
Technical evaluation will be represented through desk review of applications. Interviews and/or written tests will be organized if needed only, depending on the short-listed candidates’ qualifications.
Technical Qualification Evaluation Criteria: The technical part is evaluated on the basis of its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (TOR).
Financial Evaluation Criteria: In this Second Stage, the financial proposal of candidates, who have attained minimum 70% score in the technical evaluation (at least 49 points), will be compared.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit fully completed application on the UNDP Vacancy Site.
Applications without a complete financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. UN Women reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.
The consultancy recruitment process will be governed by the rules and regulations of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
UN Women Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:
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.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
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).
Deadline of all submission: 27th June 2022
Price Proposal Guideline and Template
The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.
The daily price proposal should indicate a "lump sum amount" which is "all-inclusive". All costs (professional fees, communications, consumables during field related missions, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor needs to be factored into the proposed price.
UN Women will not withhold any amount of the payments for tax and/or social security related payments. UN Women shall have no liability for taxes, duties or other similar charges payable by the Individual Contractor in respect of any amounts paid to the Individual Contractor under this Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges that UN Women will not issue any statements of earnings to the Individual contractor in respect of any such payments.
All travel costs in relation to the assignments must be included in the total contract amount of the contractor. UN Women will not cover transportation cost within Suva, Fiji.
3.Daily Subsistence Allowance
4.Currency of the price proposal
The applicants are requested to submit their price proposals in Fiji Dollars (FJD$)
In case of proposals in other currency, these shall be converted into national currency using the official UN exchange rate for currency conversion to FJD at the date of applications’ submission deadline.
Price Proposal Submission Form
[ Mandatory document for the Consultant to complete and submit]
To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Ref: National Humanitarian Consultant - Gender and Protection, UN Women Fiji MCO
Dear Sir / Madam,
I, the undersigned, offer to provide professional consulting services to UN Women within the scope of the referred Assignment. Having examined, understood, and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes, the receipt of which are hereby duly acknowledged, I, the undersigned, offer to deliver professional services, in conformity with the Terms of Reference.
My maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:
Estimated Costs (in FJD$)
*** Please be informed that for shorter assignments than a full day, the daily rate will be pro-rated into hourly rate.
I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged. I also confirm that the price that I quote is gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.
I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for 60 days.
I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.