Re-advertisement: National consultant to support the implementation of Spotlight second phase (2023)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Astana, KAZAKHSTAN
Application Deadline :11-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Jan-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :January – December 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

he Spotlight Initiative (SI) is a global initiative of the United Nations which has received generous support from the European Union.  The Initiative is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls. The initiative represents an unprecedented global effort of investing in gender equality and women's empowerment as a prerequisite and driving force for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan (Regional Programme) contributes to legal reforms, strengthening the capacity of relevant institutions and women movements, promoting norms based on gender equality, as well as improving the quality of data collection and statistics on violence towards women and girls. The Regional Program is collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society, donors, practitioners, academia and the media, to help eliminate harmful practices and support further gender transformation in the region. More information can be found from the website  www.spotlightinitiative.org


Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this assignment is to provide professional, high-quality and timely support to the UN Women Programme Team in the implementation of the Regional Programme within the four pillars envisaged by the Program Document.

Under the guidance of the Spotlight Initiative Regional Programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan Project Officer (hereinafter - Project Officer), the national consultant shall assist in the implementation of the following tasks and deliverables:

Tasks and deliverables

Dates

A detailed workplan with a list of measurable monthly tasks and deliverables. The workplan is to be drawn up for each month and agreed with the supervisor

Till the 5-th of reporting month  

Summary report on completed tasks and results achieved in accordance with the agreed detailed workplan

Monthly,

till the 30-th of every month

Taking into account that Central Asia countries have a lot of in common, but at the same time each country has its own characteristics, the main task of the consultant is to provide and maintain effective cooperation with the five countries of Central Asia in order to effectively implement the Spotlight Initiative, in particular, achieve results that are within the responsibility of UN Women.

The national consultant needs to know the socio-economic and political situation in the countries of Central Asia and be in constant communication with the UN Women Country Office in Kazakhstan, UN agencies, the office of the UN Resident Representative in Kazakhstan and the Programme Unit, be proactive, and offer practical solutions, be responsible and inclusive.

One of the tasks of the national consultant would be independently assess the quality of processes and documents, and if necessary, involve a third party in accordance with the procurement rules of UN Women.

The national consultant will work under the direct supervision of and in close collaboration with the spotlight Project Officer, other consultants involved, partners and contractors of UN Women, the Regional Programme team, UN partner agencies. UN Women shall provide the national consultant with all the necessary tools and materials for the effective and successful implementation of the Programme. It is expected that the national consultant will be open for sharing experience, knowledge, analysis and expertise, together with the team to resolve any issues that arise during the work and, if necessary, clarify deadlines.

A workplan will be established at the beginning of the contract with clear planned milestones/outputs and indicators. This workplan will be agreed between the Consultant and the Project Officer in cooperation with the Regional Programme Manager.

Monthly payments will be made based on a project officer's review and certification that the national consultant has achieved the required results set out in the workplan. This will also be accompanied by a time sheet submitted by the national consultant to the project officer on a monthly basis. The national consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication skills, accuracy and quality of tasks.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Tolerance and respect
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Higher education in the humanities or social sciences.

Experience:

  • 5 years of professional experience in the field of human rights, gender equality, economic empowerment of women, elimination of violence against women and girls.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience at the national and/or regional level in the field of project management (program planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication/advocacy).
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in writing, reviewing and editing project documents and training materials, correspondence, information products, research papers and/or information notes.
  • Experience in the UN, international organizations in the field of human rights, gender equality in the countries of Central Asia is an advantage.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Applicants must meet the above minimum qualification requirements, which will be included in the technical evaluation process in the future. The next stage of the evaluation process will be maintained by cumulative analysis methodology of the technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%) of the applicant.

Technical evaluation criteria:

 

Criteria

Maximum points

Education

  • Higher education in the humanities or social sciences

50

Work experience

  • 5 years of professional experience in the field of human rights, gender equality, elimination of violence against women and girl, economic empowerment of women (supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about the candidate’s experience)

180

 

  • At least 5 years of professional experience at the national and/or regional level in the field of project management (program planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication/advocacy) (supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about the candidate’s experience)

 

130

 

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in writing, reviewing and editing project documents and training materials, correspondence, information products, research papers and/or information notes

180

 

  • Experience in the UN, international organizations in the field of human rights, gender equality in the countries of Central Asia is an advantage.

 

130

Languages

  • English (10)
  • Kazakh (10)
  • Russian(10)

30

Maximum total technical evaluation scoring (70%):

700

Only candidates, who will score at least 490 (70%) out of the maximum 700 points during the technical evaluation process, will be qualified for financial proposal *.

* Each candidate will be invited to submit consolidated financial proposal in KZT (a ‘consolidated financial proposal’, which includes applicant’s all the expenses required to perform the assignment).

The financial proposals of technically qualified candidates will be requested and will be weighted in terms of selection points as per the following formula:

B = T + Clow / C x 300, where

T is a universal technical score awarded to the evaluation of the proposal (only those proposals that pass 70% of the technical evaluation);

C is the financial proposal of the candidate; and

Clow is the lowest financial proposal among all evaluated candidates.

300 is the maximum financial point that can be obtained.

The successful candidate will have accumulated the highest aggregated point (technical and financial scoring).

Payment will be made only if the expected results will be achieved, agreed package of documents and reports provided without delay and approval by UN Women.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

All documents should be sent as one file including:

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

Technical proposal describing how the expected assignment will be performed. The technical proposal should also include:

  • Candidate's experience in Human Rights, Gender Equality/Women's Empowerment, Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls (Supplementary Materials or link to a website where documents are available to learn about the Candidate's experience);
  • experience in project management at the national and/or regional level (supporting materials or a link to a site where documents are available to learn about the candidate's experience);
  • experience in writing, reviewing and editing project documents and training materials, correspondence, information products, research papers and/or information notes (supporting materials or a link to a site where documents are available to learn about the experience of the candidate);
  • experience of working with UN agencies and/or other international organizations on similar issues in the field of gender equality and human rights.
  • Financial proposal in Kazakhstani tenge for daily consultancy services.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, hires, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational needs. 

If you require any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information with your application. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All selected candidates will be required to adhere to UN-Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN-Women staff and will therefore be subject to a thorough background and background check. (A background check will include verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to conduct a background check.) 

 

 



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