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Consultant – “Gender-sensitive Analysis of SDG Finance Flows in Malaysia and Strategies for Implementing a Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Framework
|Application Deadline :||23-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 1h 50m|
|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 :||01/09/2022 – 01/03/2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months, maximum 40 working days|
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.
UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNFPA Global Mission for Women and Girls:
UNFPA advocates for women and girls, promoting legal and policy reforms and gender-sensitive data collection, and supporting initiatives that improve women's and girls' health and expand their choices in life.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) presents an ambitious, complex, and interconnected vision that developing countries around the world have committed to working towards. Realizing this vision will require mobilizing a diverse range of public and private resources to contribute to sustainable development outcomes. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which outlines a framework for financing the 2030 Agenda, calls for integrated approaches to finance that are driven at the national level. The Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) concept, developed by UNDESA is the system of policies and institutional structures that government uses to mobilize the investments necessary to achieve a national sustainable development strategy. In Malaysia it entails (i) supporting further development of a national SDG Roadmap 2021-2025 and associated monitoring framework and evaluation (M&E) strategy; (ii) undertaking a development finance landscape analysis (the Malaysia
Development Finance Assessment); (iii) developing SDG costing and for budget tracking tools for Malaysia; and (iv) developing a national SDG Financing Strategy.
The INFF programme contributes to SDG 5 ensuring Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through identifying strategic initiatives, financing options and capacity building needs that advances its objectives. The Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) framework is a public policy tool for assessing the impact of policies and budgets from a gender perspective and for ensuring that policies and their accompanied budgets do not perpetuate gender inequalities but contribute to more equal society for women and men, girls and boys. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) identified GRB as central to the achievement of gender equality. BPfA specifically calls on governments to “incorporate a gender perspective into the design, development, adoption and execution of all budgetary processes as appropriate in order to promote equitable, effective and appropriate resource allocation and establish adequate budgetary allocations to support gender equality.
Gender responsive budget will need to be developed and institutionalised at national and state level. National and state level capacities for gender responsive budgeting need to be developed and sustained. Gender responsive budgeting need to be institutionalised in the various line ministries and agencies of government. In this context, UNDP is looking for an individual consultant to undertake a study ““Gender-sensitive Analysis of SDG Finance Flows in Malaysia and Strategies for Implementing a Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Framework”. The consultant will be working together with the INFF’s main consultants, as well as UNDP and UNFPA Malaysia to deliver the project outcomes.
Objective of Assignment
The overall objective of the assignment will build on the existing national structures and international practices in gender and social budgeting to deliver a comprehensive report provided a gender-sensitive analysis on development finance trends in Malaysia as well as recommending steps to integrate GRB into financing frameworks in the country; helping to build the capacity of national and state level budget officials in this regard.
The Consultant’s will build upon two major reports undertaken by UNDP i.e. Development Finance Assessment and SDG-Aligned Costing and Budgeting Guidelines. Gender budgeting is a continuous process in strict correlation with the national budgeting process, together with the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. The proposed approaches will be rights-based, multi-sectoral, and linked to institutional capacity building at both policy and operational levels to enhance impact.
Duties and Responsibilities
The assignment is foreseen for a maximum period of 6 months with a maximum of 40 working days. This consultant will work from a remote location, but will be attending meetings, workshops, and other engagements virtually or at Putrajaya UNDP office.
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Malaysia Deputy Resident Representative and with close collaboration and overall guidance from UNDP Senior Development Economist, UNFPA Programme
Analyst, UNRCO Senior Economist, GRB International experts and government stakeholders, the consultant will:
Important References from the UN System:
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The financial proposal shall specify a lump sum and the financial proposal should include a breakdown of this amount (including all related costs such as travel costs within Klang Valley, per diem, etc.). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract of maximum 40 working days.
The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables and at the end of assignment.
Payments are subject to reports/deliverables duly approved by the Deputy Resident Representative with advice from Senior Development Economist. UNDP reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
The consultant may be required to travel outside of Putrajaya for project activities or attend the events relevant to the project within Malaysia and subject to travel restrictions. All travels (envisaged or unforeseeable) need to be planned with and authorized by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative. Travel expenses (flight tickets, daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and terminal expenses) shall be arranged and paid according to UNDP travel policy.
Schedule of payment
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
EVALUATION METHOD AND CRITERIA
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Technical Evaluation (70%)
Qualification, Experience, and Technical Proposal (70 marks):
Financial Evaluation (30%):
The following formula will be used to evaluate the financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated