UNDP-IC-2022-187 (Re-Advertisement), Individual Contractor to Conduct a Gender Assessment and Develop a 5-Year Gender Strategy for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police


Location : Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :13-Oct-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)
25-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 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

UNDP has a global mandate to support governments in strengthening security and justice sector governance) and has extensive experience in providing strategic advice and assistance in this regard in a range of countries and contexts globally. 

UNDP Country Office in Pakistan is working to strengthen the rule of law and to ensure equal access to justice particularly for women and marginalized groups under its Rule of Law Programme across Pakistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs), Balochistan, and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). Working in close collaboration with a range of government rule of law and justice sector institutions, the overall programme of work aims to enhance and sustain peace and stability for the longer- term in Pakistan.

As such, strengthening the rule of law and law enforcement capacities for gender -responsive, accountable, and efficient service delivery to all populations in Pakistan is a key priority work strand of the UNDP Pakistan Rule of Law Programme and involves supporting a range of initiatives in this regard in the KP province including the NMDs.

Against this backdrop, with generous funding from the European Union (EU) UNDP is implementing a multi-year programme of work to improve the rule of law and advance equal access to justice particularly for women and marginalized groups in KP including the NMDs, Balochistan, and ICT. UNDP’s key project implementing partners are UN Women, UNODC, and a range of rule of law/ justice government institutions and interlocutors in the target locations.

Ensuring a supporting environment for women police officers and making the police service accessible to women is a key priority aim of the overall UNDP engagement strategy. In this regard UNDP will assist KP Police to conduct a Gender Assessment; and to develop a five-year Gender Strategy (including with an implementation plan). UNDP therefore has identified the requirement to hire a qualified national expert consultant/IC to provide technical advice and assistance in the following tasks:  

  • Conduct a Gender Assessment of the KP Police.
  • Develop a five-year Gender Strategy (including with an implementation plan) for KP Police.

The selected IC will work in close collaboration with UNDP Rule of Law Programme team and the KP Police.


Duties and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will closely work with the KP Police and UNDP in the delivery of the following outputs/ deliverables:  

  • i) Develop a workplan, methodology and an approach of work.
  • ii) Conduct the Gender Assessment using following tools:
  • Twenty (20) Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with KP Police, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), UN Agencies, and other relevant entity/ organisation that is identified by UNDP. (All KIIs must include at least 50% of women respondents). UNDP will design the KII questionnaire in consultation with the consultant.
  • Three (03) Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with KP Police including Gender Responsive Desks (GRDs) staff, CSOs, UN Agencies and other relevant entity/ organisation that is identified by UNDP. (All FDGs must include at least 50% of women respondents). UNDP will design the FDG questionnaire in consultation with the consultant.
  • Conduct a desk review of available and relevant documents and reports.
  • Write a report on key findings and recommendations from the Gender Assessment.

NB: UNDP will provide templates to record KII and FDG findings as well as for the Gender Assessment analysis report.

  • iii) Informed by the key findings and recommendations of the Gender Assessment, develop the proposed 5-year Gender Strategy (including an implementation plan) for KP Police.
  • iv) Conduct an event to launch the 5-year Gender Strategy.

NOTE:

All activities must be planned in close coordination with the UNDP and KP Police. All outcome documents/ deliverables must be vetted by UNDP and KP Police.  

  1. Expected Outputs and Target Completion

Under the overall supervision of UNDP Rule of Law Programme’s International Police Expert and in close coordination with UNDP Rule of Law Gender Expert, the selected IC is expected to deliver the following outputs/ deliverables.

The selected IC is also required to make him/ herself available to attend remote/ virtual meetings / discussions via skype/ zoom or other relevant modality for planning meetings/ feedback meetings convened by the International Police Expert and the Gender Expert of the Rule of Law Programme.


Competencies

The IC will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the IC whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive / compliant / acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical Criteria weight: 70%

S.NO.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

 

1

Master university degree in gender studies, political science, law, social sciences, or relevant subject matter area.

YES/ NO

 

2

Five (05) years professional experience in gender mainstreaming and inclusion, or gender responsive policing and /or women’s empowerment is essential.

YES/ NO

 

 

Technical Competencies

 

 

1

Five 05 years’ experience working with law enforcement sector will be an asset.

20

 

2

Previous experience working with UN agencies in Pakistan will be an asset.

20

 

3

Excellent command/ highly proficient in spoken and written English and Urdu are essential.

15

 

4.

Knowledge of Pashto will be an advantage.

15

 

 

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100

30

 

 

Total Score

Technical score 70 + 30 Financial

 

Financial Criteria weight:  30%

The IC obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical Evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.


Required Skills and Experience

Qualification and Requirements:

  • Master university degree in gender studies, political science, law, social sciences, or relevant subject matter area.
  • Five (05) years professional experience in gender mainstreaming and inclusion, or gender responsive policing and /or women’s empowerment is essential.
  • Five 05 years’ experience working with law enforcement sector will be an asset.
  • Previous experience working with UN agencies in Pakistan will be an asset.
  • Excellent command/ highly proficient in spoken and written English and Urdu are essential.
  • Knowledge of Pashto will be an advantage.

The complete procurement notice and submission forms are available in the link below.

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96080 

Candidates are required to submit below documents, which must be combined as one PDF document since only one document can be uploaded with the application. Application without these documents will not be considered

1. Technical Proposal

2. Financial Proposal

3. Submission Forms 

4. CV Candidates must submit the proposal along with the doucments above



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