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Senior International Consultant – Programme Reporting
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with possible travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||01-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 10h 1m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year on a retainer basis (with possibility of extension)|
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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategic Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Against this backdrop, UN Women Bangladesh Country Office (BCO) seeks to engage an International Programme Reporting Consultant. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the consultant will support Bangladesh Country Office (BCO) to formulate high quality programme and donor reports that will enhance its internal and external reporting and stakeholder engagement capacities. The scope of work requires substantive experience and in-depth understanding of results-based management (RBM) principles for efficiency and effectiveness in planning, monitoring and reporting of programme results. The consultant should also have experience in capacity development and training on RBM and report writing.
To strengthen BCO’s capacity to produce high quality reports for internal and external communication, applying RBM principles in line with UN Women reporting rules and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
The consultant will:
1) In close consultation with the Deputy Representative, support capacity development of BCO staff on programme monitoring and reporting using the human rights-based approach (HRBA) lens in results-based management (RBM)
2) In close consultation with Programme Units and Planning, Monitoring and Reporting Analyst, support the preparation and editing of quarterly, annual and donor reports to ensure:
a. Results based reporting - Reporting must include progress on outcomes, outputs and indicators; where activities are reported, they are accompanied by strong result statements
b. Strengthen analysis in reporting where required in consultation with relevant programme colleagues
c. Appropriate use of language
d. Completeness of documents and annexes
e. Consistency with previous reports submitted
f. Address Regional Office/headquarter and partner feedback as required
3) Provide technical support to the monitoring and reporting of BCO to strengthen capacities on results-based management and reporting through one-on-one sessions with relevant colleagues
• Edited quarterly, annual and donor reports including note summarizing changes and dedicated sessions with relevant teams to strengthen future reporting Training package on results-based reporting (presentations and relevant resource materials)
• Pre and post capacity assessment reports of learning sessions for BCO personnel
• Comprehensive concept notes
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
The consultant will undertake the tasks under the direct supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Representative.
Duration and Work Location:
The consultant will be home-based with a possibility of travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh if required, for a period of one year on a retainer basis (with a possibility of extension).
Travel and DSA:
If unforeseen travel to Dhaka or elsewhere is required for this assignment, upon prior agreement/approval from UN Women such travel expenses shall be borne by UN Women and the individual contractor/SSA shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s) and actual travel cost.
Payment will be on actual need basis or number of days involvement, after submission of deliverables and acceptance by the contract supervisor.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and skills
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Criteria-02; Experience and skills; - Max Point 25
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (49) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:
Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
UN Personal History Form;
Security Certificate BSAFE: EN: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891
Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered
Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria