International Consultant – Proposal and Concept Note Development



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :28-Jun-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-Jul-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 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

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, women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and participation, including in disaster risk reduction and management and gender integration in planning and budgeting. UN Women works towards ensuring an effective UN response by strengthening the effectiveness, coordination, and quality of outputs on gender equality amongst the various stakeholders.

 

UN Women launched its programme in Pakistan in 2007 following a request by the Government and the UN and is now strategically positioned in this regard at both the national and provincial level, post devolution.

 

In 2021 UN Women Pakistan launched its five-year Vision, which is built on three key pillars, with interventions focused on 24 strategically selected districts across Pakistan, creating deeper impact, greater interagency coordination and partnerships, and a stronger alignment with the ‘One UN’ approach under the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). UN Women Pakistan works with a diverse range of partners to ensure that women and girls benefit from decent work opportunities, income security and socio-economic development, and are able to thrive in an environment free from violence in private and public spaces, and where survivors of violence are able to access quality essential services.

 

01 | Enabling Legislative & Policy Frameworks

Formulation and implementation of laws and policies that promote gender equality and elimination of violence against women

02 | Gender-Responsive Communities & Economies

Prioritization of socio-economic empowerment of women and enhancing service delivery

03 | Women as Leaders of Change

Amplification of women voices and enhancement of their leadership skills

 

UN Women Country Office for Pakistan seeks to hire an international consultant to support the country office in developing gender-responsive strategies and translating national priorities and UN Women's strategic plans into effective programmes and results.  The consultant is also required to effectively coordinate with key UN Women portfolios, various donors and stakeholders to develop and finalize concept note and project proposals.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Management Specialist and in close collaboration with Head of Partnerships and Communication, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the development of UN Women Pakistan Country Office’s gender-responsive programming, including through development of draft concept notes and background briefs.
  • Contribute towards any strategic writing, editing of reports and documents and advice required by Units at PCO
  • Draft concept notes/project proposals in consultation with potential donors and the Portfolio Managers and Head of Partnerships and Communications.
  • Provide technical advice for the UN Women PCO initiatives in the areas of Inclusive Government, donor identification, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women, Women Peace and Security and Women’s Leadership and Political Participation.

III. Expected Deliverables

 

 

No.

Tasks & Deliverables

Timelines/Due Dates

% Deliverables

  1.  

Draft at least one concept note/project proposal relating to Inclusive Governance including Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women or Women, Peace and Security

31 July 2022

30%

  1.  

Involve and participate in resource mobilization meetings, and coordination with specifically European Union

  1.  

Draft at least one concept note/project proposal relating to Inclusive Governance including Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women or Women, Peace and Security

31 Aug 2022

20%

  1.  

Finalize and edit gender responsive concept notes/ proposals

  1.  

Draft at least one concept note/project proposal relating to Inclusive Governance including Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women or Women, Peace and Security

30 Sep 2022

30%

 

  1.  

Support any strategic writing, editing of documents and advice required by Women’s Economic Empowerment and or Ending Violence Against Women Units at PCO

  1.  

Draft at least one concept note/project proposal relating to Inclusive Governance including Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women or Women, Peace and Security

31 Oct 2022

20%

  1.  

Proposed initiatives/prospected donors/partners for new concept notes and project proposals

 

 

 

 

 

*Payment will be made upon submission of deliverables with an approval of the Country Representative.

 


Competencies


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in gender studies, human rights, international affairs, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, humanitarian action, social science, public policy, and/or any relevant field directly related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Minimum ten years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience at national or international level in design, planning, implementation and/or monitoring of development or humanitarian projects relating to gender equality, women’s empowerment and community development.
  • Technical experience in gender-responsive programming with demonstrated experience coordinating with governments and civil society.
  • Experience writing project proposals, donor reports, and policy briefs.
  • Experience working in the UN System, in particular UN Women is an asset.
  • Working experience in the Asia-Pacific Region is an asset.
  • Knowledge of online communications platforms an advantage.
  • Excellent command of written English.

 

VI. Contract period and work location

 

The consultant will be home-based, with the ability to maintain working hours compatible with Pakistan. 

 



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