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National Consultant - Gender Specialist - 3 Posts
|Location :||Ermera, Viqueque, Bobonaro Municipality, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jan-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 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.
To address the challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations have embarked on a new multi-year program- the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls and harmful practices in numerous countries globally. The Initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and is governed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the EU Commission's vice president.
The Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste will be implemented through five UN agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO) with a focus on addressing intimate partner violence and domestic violence. In addition to the five agencies above, the Programme will collaborate with the International Organization for Migration, the Human Rights Advisor's Unit, and the World Health Organization.
The Spotlight Initiative's overall vision in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence within an inclusive and gender-equitable Timor-Leste.
The program, aligned to the Timor-Leste "National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence (2017-2021)" will contribute to the elimination of domestic violence/ intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) by responding to the needs of women and girls and addressing the underlying causes of violence against women and girls using a multi-sectoral and intersectional approach to implement intervention on the following six outcomes areas:
1) Pillar 1: Legislation and Policies
2) Pillar 2: Institutional strengthening
3) Pillar 3: Prevention of violence
4) Pillar 4: Available, accessible, and acceptable, quality services
5) Pillar 5: Quality and reliable data
6) Pillar 6: Supporting women's movements and relevant civil society organizations
The Programme is grounded on the core principle of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first. The interventions have been designed to target women and girls most marginalized (rural, poor, with disabilities), at higher risk of intimate partner violence, and groups that face multiple or intersecting forms of discrimination.
To ensure the effective and meaningful impact of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste, the Programme will focus on a comprehensive set of actions at the national level, alongside community-based interventions in 3 municipalities (of the country's 13 municipalities). Based on a preliminary analysis of needs, gaps, and opportunities, from a thematic and geographic lens and consultations with various stakeholders, the Programme will focus its community-level efforts in Ermera, Viqueque, and Bobonaro municipalities.
Against this background, the project is hiring three Gender Specialists based in the Municipal Authority of Ermera, Viqueque, and Bobonaro to provide technical support on mainstreaming gender and the prevention of violence against women girls into the Municipality's 2021 Action plan. The Gender Specialists will work closely with the Municipal Authorities of Ermera, Viqueque, and Bobonaro on their response and VAWG prevention across the municipality.
The Gender Specialist will also provide support to the Spotlight Initiative-UNDP team to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the following activities:
Duties and Responsibilities
B. Scope of Work
The Gender Specialist will provide support to the Spotlight Initiative-UNDP team with its work with the Municipal Authorities in Ermera, Viqueque, and Bobonaro and will undertake the following tasks:
Activity 2.2.1 Municipal strategies aligned with NAP GBV: Based on the work done on identifying the gaps and needs on a local level, supporting the municipalities in incorporating and delivering prevention and response of GBV as part of their annual work plans.
Activity 4.2.2 Linking the work of the GWG from a municipal level on the NAP GBV obligations for service provision on a lower level of governance (post-administrative), closer to the survivors. This is a pilot activity linked to municipal coordination activities, supporting the implementation of prioritized actions in the action plan designed at a municipal level.
C. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The expected outputs and deliverables are outlined in the below table:
E. Institutional Arrangement
The institutional arrangements for the Gender Specialist shall be:
The Gender Specialist will work under the supervision of the UNDP-Spotlight Initiative Project Manager and will also be required to work closely with the respective Municipal Authority, including the SEII Focal Point. The Gender Specialist will report to the SI Project Manager on contractual, performance management, and administrative matters.UNDP will provide logistic support and other office equipment to facilitate the work of the consultant in the municipal administration office.
Duration of assignment: 10 months; (30 January – October 2023)
G. Duty Station:
Ermera, Viqueque, or Bobonaro, Timor-Leste
Functional / Technical Knowledge:
Required Skills and Experience
H. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
I. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Lump Sum Contract
The Financial Proposal must be expressed in the form of an all-inclusive Lump Sum Amount, linked to the Expected Outputs and Deliverables, supported by a breakdown of costs as per the template provided by UNDP. Under the lump sum approach, the contract price is fixed, regardless of changes in the cost components or duration of the assignment.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy-class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Schedule of Payment:
The payment will be based on the 'lump sum rate'. The payment will be delivered in 9 installments which shall be payable to the Gender Specialist on the completion of each deliverable set out at Clause D. The confirmation that a deliverable has been completed and a payment installment is due shall be made by the Head of the Governance Unit.
J. Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
K. Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
The applications will be evaluated using weighted scoring method, where the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points of the technical criteria (70%) will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be disqualified automatically.