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International consultant _ Conduct PSEA Capacity Assessment of the Existing and New Implementing and Responsible Partners of UNDP CO in Lao PDR (First Cycle)
|Location :||Vientiane or Home-Based, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||21-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 1h 7m|
|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 :||15 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||19 Sept - 31 Dec 2022|
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 CO in Lao PDR: Guided by the global UNDP Strategic Plan (2022 – 2025) and UNDP Country Programme Document for Lao PDR (2022 – 2026) (CPD), UNDP Country Office (CO) in Lao PDR works closely with line Ministries, mass organizations, civil society, development partners, and the private sector at both national and sub-national levels in pursuit of the national socio-economic development priorities defined in Lao PDR’s 5-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) and localized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNDP CO’s work is strongly focused on the provision of policy advice and technical support to the Government in the design and implementation of national legislation and strategies across 4 broad Priority Pillars: (1) inclusive growth and reduced inequalities; (2) UXO clearance and risk education; (3) natural resources, climate change, and disaster risk reduction; as well as (4) effective, responsive and accountable governance.
UNDP CO Gender Equality Strategy: In line with the priorities of the UNDP CO CPD (2022-2026) and the global UNDP Gender Equality Strategy (2022-2025), in 2022, UNDP CO developed a country-level Gender Equality Strategy (2022-2026), which delineates the UNDP CO’s commitment to assist the Government address deep-rooted structural barriers that perpetuate gender inequality and advance sustainable development opportunities. The Strategy provides a pathway to accelerate the CO’s institutional transformation across all the Priority Pillars, and sets out 4 Outcomes and 20 Outputs.
Outputs 2.4 and 2.5 under the operations-focused Outcome 2 aim to streamline UNDP CO’s policy, awareness-raising efforts, and organizational processes on preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), harassment, including sexual harassment (SH), and abuse of authority in the workplace, as well as to strengthen the confidence of all UNDP CO personnel in accessing the Organization’s SEA and SH reporting procedures and conflict resolution mechanisms.
Through the implementation of Outputs 2.4 and 2.5, by 2026, UNDP CO aims to achieve the following targets:
UNDP CO PSEA Efforts: To monitor the progress against Outputs 2.4 and 2.5 and respective targets set out in the UNDP CO Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2026), in 2022, UNDP CO developed its first PSEA/SH Action Plan for 2022.
The 2022 PSEA/SH Action Plan consists of 16 Activities across 6 Results: (1) coordination; (2) awareness of personnel and partners; (3) mandatory courses; (4) culture; (5) reporting procedures and conflict resolution mechanisms; and (6) accountability. 2 PSEA Focal Points were appointed to facilitate the implementation of the PSEA-related activities of the 2022 PSEA/SH Action Plan.
To facilitate the country-level implementation of the UN Protocol on Allegations of SEA Involving Implementing Partners, under the awareness-focused Result of the 2022 PSEA/SH Action Plan, UNDP CO plans to conduct a PSEA Capacity Assessment of its existing and new Implementing and Responsible Partners by 31 Dec 2022.
The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct a PSEA Capacity Assessment of the existing and new Implementing and Responsible Partners of UNDP CO employing the UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Harmonized Implementation Tool, and make tailor-made recommendations to those Implementing and Responsible Partners with PSEA capacity gaps.
The details of the Implementing and Responsible Partners of UNDP CO are indicated on the TOR
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The International Consultant will work under the supervision of the UNDP CO Gender Advisor with the overall guidance of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.
The tasks of the International Consultant will include:
2. Conduct an external PSEA Capacity Assessment of the existing and new Implementing and Responsible Partners of UNDP CO:
3. Identify Implementing and Responsible Partners with PSEA capacity gaps and make tailor-made recommendations:
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University Degree (Master’s level) in social development or gender studies, the rule of law, human rights, or a related field
Languange: English proficiency; working-level Lao and/or Thai would be an asset
HOW TO APPLY
Requirements for submission of proposals
All interested and qualified International Consultant should apply on-line using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.undp.org/laopdr/jobs or
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available on the link below
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
2. Financial Form (OFFEROR's LETTER): Lump sum offer with clear cost breakdown against each deliverable.
Instructions for Online Submissions:
Incomplete Proposals or Proposals received after the deadline will be rejected.
Note: Any request for clarification must be sent in writing before the submission deadline to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org