National consultant to conduct cost effectiveness analysis of mapped gender aware climate change adaptation interventions



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :16-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Nov-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months - 50 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 Months - 50 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.


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, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In light of the above, UN Women, as part of the Joint Programme (JP) “Accelerating Jordan’s Progress towards SDGs by Establishing Building Blocks of an Integrated Financing Framework”, is supporting national stakeholders, both government and the private sector, to identify and implement new approaches to financing the SDGs with applying the gender lens. UN Women will contribute to strengthening linkages between gender sensitive planning, budgeting and financing for climate, a key priority for Jordan with the potential to have a transformative impact on all other SDGs. Strengthened institutional capacity on integrating gender sensitive climate change in budgeting and planning and SDG budgeting will ensure sustainability and facilitate scaling the climate pilot to an integrated national financing framework (INFF) that is gender sensitive and advance SDG financing for all sectors. The JP aims to establish key building blocks for an integrated, gender-responsive, SDG financing framework by 2022. This will contribute to ensuring that Jordan’s national SDG priorities on climate change are adequately and effectively financed.

UN Women believes that gender sensitive adaptation and prevention climate change interventions can achieve better results than those that ignore the gender angle. Therefore, it is important to build the case for this approach by testing if gender aware climate change projects that adopt gender transforming approaches exhibit better results both technically and financially. UN Women conducted a mapping exercise of climate change adaptation interventions in the country according to a gender continuum that were conducted by different national and international agencies. The mapping was able to list the interventions that are gender transformative, specific, neutral, and blind. In addition, it collected the needed information to conduct a cost benefit analysis, to compare between the cost effectiveness of gender aware and gender-blind programme

Objective of the Assignment

Against this background, UN Women is looking for a national consultant to conduct a cost efficiency analysis of gender aware climate change adaptation intervention in comparison to a gender-blind internvetion. The objective of this assessment is to test if a long the spectrum of gender aware design approaches, projects that adopt a more gender transformative approach tend to exhibit more cost-effective climate change adaptation outcomes. The analysis’s evidence-based results would be used to promote more gender aware approaches in the design and implementation of climate change adaptation programmes to achieve better results for all. The analysis will be done in collaboration with the concerned national and international development partners identified jointly by the national consultant and UN Women.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme’s Analyst at UN Women Jordan, the Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables during 50 days within 3 months:

  • Review the mapping report and collected information to jointly select the programmes that will be used in this assessment.
  • Contact implementing agencies of selected programmes if there are missing data or information with support from UN Women team. This might include different types of meetings and communications
  • Draft and finalize the report of cost effectiveness analysis of gender aware climate change adaptation interventions in alignment with UN Women’s requirements.

Deliverables

Timelines

  • Submitting of the implementation workplan
  • Reviewing shard documents by UN Women including the mapping report and collected information to jointly select the interventions that will be used in this assessment and determining if there is missing data to be collected.
  • Contacting implementing agencies of selected programmes and collecting all missing data or information with support from UN Women team.

By 14 September

  • Submitting the report’s outline and first draft of the introduction, background, and cost effectiveness method

29 September

  • Conducting the cost effectiveness analysis of the selected interventions
  • Drafting the cost effectiveness analysis and conclusion parts of the report and submitting it to UN Women focal point

30 October

  • Submitting the final report of the report that is approved by UN Women

30 November


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

  • Sufficient skill and competence of gender equality and gender mainstreaming;
  • Research;
  • Training & development;
  • Methodological skills.

Please visit the link below for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values and-competencies-framework-en.pdf


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic field (Economics, Finance, Accounting). Bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.

Experience:

  • At least five years of proven experience as a cost analyst, cost specialist or similar role. That should include experience in data and financial analysis tasks.
  • Proven experience in reports writing of similar nature. Please list your reports and the agency you worked with.
  • Experience in climate change and/or gender is a plus.

Language Requirements: Working proficiency in speaking and writing in Arabic and English.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

  • Criteria 1:  Educational Background (number of points: 20)
  • Criteria 2:  Relevant experience (number of points: 30)
  • Criteria 3:  Language Requirements (number of points: 20)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest offer*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

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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