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Experts on Gender and Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Establishment of Long-Term Agreements, 8 multiple positions
|Location :||Home-based assignments|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jan-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||up to 2 years|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 2 years|
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.
The Gender Team of the Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is the institutional anchor of UNDP’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. As the UN’s lead development agency, with extensive field presence, UNDP facilitates the integration of gender equality in the work of its Country Offices through core and non-core fund investments and has initiated and implemented numerous innovative initiatives that support program county work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. UNDP's work on gender is guided by the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the frameworks provided by the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UNDP Gender Team works to implement gender equality as a core objective of UNDP through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender in all core practices; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality.
Working across a range of advocacy and programming activities at the global, regional, national and community level, UNDP is actively engaged in various gender and climate change issues.
In collaboration with UN agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental and civil society organizations, UNDP has also been working towards ensuring gender equality principles are integrated more fully into the outcome documents of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations, as well as the operations of major climate funds. UNDP’s work has included providing technical expertise and recommendations to governments; training national gender and climate change experts; and integrating gender concerns into national climate change policies and programmes across several countries.
The UNDP Gender Team is also supporting and implementing a number of related programmes and projects on energy, women’s green business and related sustainable development themes. As part of this work, the UNDP Gender Team is providing ongoing support and technical inputs to the implementation of the Rio+20 Outcome and the Post-2015 Development Framework.
To support UNDP’s work in these areas of gender equality, climate change, and sustainable development, and achieving the goals of the Gender Equality Strategy, the UNDP Gender Team environment cluster is seeking at least 8 Technical Expert(s) who specialize in the following thematic areas to be retained under a Long Term Agreement (LTA) contract to provide expert inputs as and when required (see below and Annex 2 for more information):
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of tasks to be undertaken will be agreed with the Technical Expert(s) as the need arises, and may cover, but may not be limited to:
The following deliverables will be expected:
Required Skills and Experience
Questions and Answers:
The UNDP Gender Team has received the following question(s) on its advertisement for Long-Term Agreements with experts on gender and environment, climate change and sustainable development. All question(s) received to-date are documented with respective answers here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=10456
General Conditions of the Services under the Long Term Agreement are provided as Annex 1 to this Terms of Reference.
Documents to be included when submitting the applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Experts may be required to travel for specific tasks and UNDP will arrange and cover the cost of travel in accordance to UNDP rules and procedures on travel.
Financial proposal (Contract based on daily fee)
The financial proposal will specify the daily fee in US dollars. Payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days-worked, satisfactory performance and acceptance of the completed work by UNDP.
Evaluation of Applications
Method: Cumulative analysis
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: 70 points
Financial Criteria weight: 30 points
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (μ/z),
UNDP may request publication examples from applicants as part of the evaluation process.
A completed PH 11 Form will be required at the time a consultant signs an Individual Contract (IC) or his/her employer, if employed, signs a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) for work associated under this LTA. UN Personal History form (UN PH11) can be downloaded from here: http://sas.undp.org/documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
Mechanics for Engagement
Successful Applicants will be included by UNDP and partnering agencies as one of UNDP’s Cadre of Experts, to be drawn upon as resource persons, as and when needed, for UNDP related activities in the area of gender equality, climate change, and sustainable development.
It is expected that the consultant(s) will sign a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with UNDP in order to be rostered for a period of 2 years (i.e. for assignments within 2013 and 2014), which will be expected to be signed in February 2013. An LTA is a framework agreement that aims to establish the terms and conditions of future contracts that may arise from the LTA. As such, an LTA does not imply a financial commitment on the part of UNDP and does not guarantee that a succeeding contract will be issued.
When called upon to engage, the individual will have to sign an Individual Contract (IC) or his/her employer, if employed, will have to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), whichever is preference of the individual on LTA. The length and timeline of the IC consultancy or RLA, whichever is applicable, will be based on the specific assignments, which can range from 1-2 business day (reviewing case studies, briefs, inputs into strategy papers) or a longer term assignments, such as 3-4 weeks, to draft a set of training modules, or to deliver a capacity development training at the country level including technical preparations for 1-2 months, etc.
When a request for services arises, UNDP shall directly engage the consultant from the roster without the need for further selection process. A specific Terms of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs and detailed arrangement for each assignment shall be provided and an IC or RLA, whichever is applicable, will be issued to the consultant, detailing the time frame.
As the assignments associated with this LTA are home-based, the consultant(s) are expected to provide their own office space and equipment.
Annex 1. General Conditions of the Services under the Long Term Agreement
Annex 2: Proposed Expert Positions under the LTA
“For queries related to this assignment and posting please contact Mr. Nassim Davlatshoev, Operations Manager of UNDP Gender Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will do our best to provide a timely response, but any delays in response time will not impact the current deadline for applications and any other terms described herewith. Those responses will be made public on the procurement website for this assignment at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=10456.”