National Consultant – Part-Time Programme Support for BRIDGE Programme, Filipino National Only



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :08-Aug-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)
15-Aug-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :28 February 2023
Expected Duration of Assignment :28 February 2023

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

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), UN Women 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 center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the efforts of the UN system 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 Philippines is jointly implementing the Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance Programme (BRIDGE) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support the Philippine government in achieving Objectives 6 and 21 of the Global Compact for Migration, on fair and ethical recruitment, decent work, dignified return, and sustainable reintegration.

 

This will be accomplished by ensuring a) Government initiatives to promote fair and ethical recruitment as well as reintegration services are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated through a people-centered, whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach and b) the Government establishes mechanisms to translate evidence into policy and best practices pertaining to recruitment and reintegration through the migration cycle. Both results seek to that ensure human mobility in the Philippines is fully utilized and facilitated in a regular, safe and orderly manner that contributes towards sustainable development effects for migrants, their families and even communities.

 

UN Women Philippines will contribute to the project by engaging government and non-government actors and organizations to ensure gender-responsive mechanisms specifically addressing gender differentiated needs of migrants as well as coordinate partnership meetings, policy and knowledge exchange to further learn and understand the circumstances of migrant women.

 

Purpose of the consultancy

The Consultant will provide part-time operational and administrative support to the Programme Officer and the BRIDGE team toward effective and successful implementation of the BRIDGE programme in line with UN Women rules and regulations.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

The consultant will provide part-time programme support to the portfolio of BRIDGE Programme in the Philippines. She/He is expected to accomplish the following specific tasks:

  1. Monitor report and other required submissions of consultants and other service providers, and follow up with them as needed.
  2. Provide assistance for the programme’s financial management and monitoring including maintaining a budget tracking document, undertaking budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of the project, tracking of and reporting on mobilized resources, etc.
  3. Initiate procurement of supplies, goods and services that are necessary in programme delivery;
  4. Support preparation of documents necessary for travel of staff such as canvassing of travel fares, preparation of travel authority, among others;
  5. Process payments to vendors and consultants in a timely manner.

Expected deliverables, timelines and payments

 

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

 

Monthly accomplishment report that highlights tasks performed in the past month related to:

 

  • Payments for short-term contract holders and consultants, as per contracts and upon receipt of deliverables
  • Contract issuance and amendment for contract holders and consultants and make a payment, as needed, upon receipt of deliverables
  • Procurement and selection of suppliers (merchandise, including hotels, transport), payment of DSAs for participants in physical events
  • Updated procurement plan as required by procurement unit, as applicable.
  • Budget monitoring and expenditures tracking report
  • Monitoring and closure of agreements with donors
  • Support on project partner audit as needed
  • Filing system and online document depository

 

Every 30th of the month, from August 2022

to January 2023


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

 

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

Functional Competencies: (below are examples to be adjusted to each assignment)

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment

 

Link here: UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies


Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

Education

  • Completion of secondary education is required. University degree (or equivalent) in Business, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field is an asset.

Experience 

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience with administrative tasks.
  • At least 1 year of previous work experience with a UN agency or other reputable international organization is an advantage
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages. Experience in using ATLAS is an advantage.

Language requirement:

Fluency in English and Filipino is required

Contract period and work location

The consultant will ideally be based in Metro Manila (official duty station in Philippine Programme Office - Mandaluyong). Work may be done from home on a flexible schedule with expectation of meeting coordination up to twice a week online and up to once a month in person at the UN Women Office. The contract period will be from August 2022 to February 2023.

Contract period and work location

 

The consultant will ideally be based in Metro Manila (official duty station in Philippine Programme Office - Mandaluyong). Work may be done from home on a flexible schedule with expectation of meeting coordination up to twice a week online and up to once a month in person at the UN Women Office. The contract period will be from August 2022 to February 2023.

 

Evaluation

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the Technical qualification.

 

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

  1. Education
  • Completion of secondary education is required. University degree (or equivalent) in Business, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field is an asset.

 

 

20%

  1. Experience and skills
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience with administrative tasks.
  • At least 1 year of previous work experience with a UN agency or other reputable international organization is an advantage
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages. Experience in using ATLAS is an advantage.

 

 

 

70 %

  1. Language and report writing skills
    • Fluency in English and Filipino is required.

10 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

 

Submission of application

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org, with cc to catherinerose.torres@unwomen.org, not later than 08 August  2022, 1700H Philippine time.

 

Submission package includes: 

  • Cover letter outlining relevant work experience
  • UN Women Personal History Form(P11);
  • Financial proposal with monthly fee in (PHP). Please see the financial proposal template as below:

 

Items

Amount (PHP)

1. Lump Sum fee (monthly fee)

 

Report that highlights tasks performed related to

 

  • Payments for short-term contract holders and consultants, as per contracts and upon receipt of deliverables
  • Contract issuance and amendment for contract holders and consultants and make a payment, as needed, upon receipt of deliverables
  • Procurement and selection of suppliers (merchandise, including hotels, transport), payment of DSAs for participants in physical events
  • Updated procurement plan as required by procurement unit, as applicable.
  • Budget monitoring and expenditures tracking report
  • Monitoring and closure of agreements with donors
  • Support on project partner audit as needed
  • Filing system and online document depository

Monthly fee* 6 months

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 



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