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Consultant - Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||24-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 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.
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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Based on UN legislative mandates and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.
Reporting to the Regional Humanitarian Specialist, The Consultant contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the RO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Consultant guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Consultant works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Regional Advisor, Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Adaptation, The Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
III. Expected Deliverables and Timeline
In consultation with the Regional Advisor, Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adpatation, and respective UN Women MCOs/COs/PPOs, the Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation Consultant - Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation will submit monthly reports on key items including, but not limited to:
Summary report on:
*Payment will be made upon submission of monthly reports on the last date of each month and approval of the Regional Advisor, Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: 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
Contract period and work location
Consultant - Humanitarian Action, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation will be based in Bangkok (full-time). The contract period is from April 2023 – April 2024.
Submission of application
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to firstname.lastname@example.org with email@example.com in copy, not later than 24 March 2023, 23:59 hrs. Bangkok time.
Submission package includes:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11).
If applying through the system, Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. So please consolidate your (all) required documents into 1 file prior to attachment.
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Please merge all documents into one document to attach.
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the submission of monthly progress report with approval from the Regional Advisor, Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction, along with certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
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