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International Consultant to Develop a UN Women Strategy and Programme for Humanitarian Action in Myanmar
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based (required to work on Myanmar time zone), MYANMAR|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 2h 45m|
|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 :||9 January - 28 February 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||31 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.
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.
The 1st of February 2021 military takeover of the civilian government and the democratic reversal in Myanmar present an additional layer to the already pre-existing crises of conflict and COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 Myanmar Humanitairan Response Plan targets to reach 6.2 million people in need of life-saving humanitarian support (52% women, 34% children and 13% with disabilities). Clearly the population needing humanitarian support has multiplied in numbers while funding support remains scarce. Maynmar is competing with other complext emergencies across the world with the Ukraine crisis as the predominantly in need of humanitarian support while affecting as well global economy including in Myanmar.
In 2021 Myanmar was one of the 6 UN Women supported countries that received funding from the UNOCHA CERF Fund. As a two years project ending on February 2023, it aims to support humanitarian response for vulnerable and at risk women and girls of GBV with livelihoods and survivor support to facilitate their access to lifesaving humanitarian services and facilitate their voices in promoting GBV accountability in humanitarian contexts..
The international consultant will design UN Women’s strategy and programme on Humanitarian Action building on the UNOCHA CERF funded project (2021 – 2023) and aligned to the UN Women strategic note 2022 – 2023.
Purpose of the service
This assignment is a home-based consultancy. The purpose of this assignment is to design UN Women’s strategy and programme on Gender in Humanitarian Action building on the learnings of the UNOCHA funded CERF project 2021 – February 2023 and aligned to the UN Women strategic note 2022-2023
At the end of the consultancy, a UN Women strategy on GIHA in Myanmar and one project proposal should be completed for resource mobilization.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work with the MCO under the guidance of the Country Representative a.i. and the GIHA Program Specialist in consultation with the CERF Technical and Financial Leads, and CERF partners When needed, the consultant will also have discussions with CERF Secretariat Headquarters.
The consultant will be expected to deliver on four deliverables:
In accordance with UN Women guidelines, the consultant will work to:
Deliverable 4: Concept note (Project proposal) to be submitted for Resource mobilization building on the lessons learnt and achievements of the UN OCHA funded CERF programme in Myanmar
The consultant will be paid against completion of each satisfactory deliverable after it has been reviewed and certified by the UN Women’s Country Representative a.i. and in accordance with UN Women policies and regulations.
Please visit this link 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
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individuals is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
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.)