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National Consultant - Gender Senior Specialist
|Location :||Jakarta, INDONESIA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jan-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
UNORCID (United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia) is the UN System focal point for REDD+ in Indonesia, and serves as a coordinating body and knowledge institution. Building on the competitive advantage and domain expertise of nine UN Partner Agencies (UNDP, UNOPS, ILO, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, WFP, UNU, and UNODC), UNORCID provides decision-makers and stakeholders at the national and local levels with relevant information and tools to support successful REDD+ implementation. UNORCID was inaugurated on 17 November 2011 by the UN Secretary General, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Republic of Indonesia and the UN System.
UNORCID coordinates UN System expertise relating to on-the-ground activities undertaken by the Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders, and works closely with Government counterparts at all levels to strengthen implementation.
Gender mainstreaming in REDD+
Gender is deeply entrenched in environmental rights of control, access and responsibility. Poor, rural women in developing countries are generally considered to be the most vulnerable to climate change due to socio-economic, cultural and political norms surrounding physical mobility, the gendered division of labour, as well as access to and involvemnet in decision-making. Women have much greater responsibility in terms of family and household care which, in rural areas, translates into a high dependence upon the services provided by forests. Access to these services is threatened not only by climate change but by the lack of good land governance in relation to LULUCF (Land Use and Land Use Change Forestry) sources.
The obligation to mainstream gender within REDD+ approaches is clear in international and national policies and commitments. On the international level, gender mainstreaming for REDD+ is rooted in the social and environmental safeguards in the Cancun Agreements, particularly Decision 1 CP/16 which requests developing country Party to address gender considerations when developing and implementing their national strategies or action plans.
Indonesia’s REDD+ National Strategy (Stranas) specifies five principles, upon which REDD+ implementation must focus: effectiveness, efficiency, fairness, transparency and accountability. The commitment to fairness specifies ‘including for women and communities vulnerable to socio-economic and environmental change’.
Stranas explicitly calls for a change in paradigm and working culture to help ensure ‘gender sensitivity, through attention to equality in roles, needs and responsibilities of men and women’. PRISAI, the national safeguards system developed by the National REDD+ Task Force, specifically devotes its fifth principle to ‘full and effective stakeholder participation, with consideration of gender equality’.
Integrating gender considerations into the REDD+ programme is key to engendering a wider transformation in forest governance. Gender mainstreaming is not merely a matter of counting the numbers of men and women engaged in particular activities- it is about ensuring that both women and men are meaningfully involved and whose strategic needs are met both in terms of being able to access and influence the design and implementation of REDD+ at the national and sub-national level. Based in the UNORCID Head Office in Jakarta, the gender senior specialist will work directly under the supervision of the Head of Strategy and Policy Section and in close collaboration with all colleagues at the Head Office and Provincial Offices.
Objectives of Assignment
The consultant will undertake a stakeholder mapping analysis in order to identify the location, activities and objectives of public (e.g. government) and private entities, development partners, non-profit organisations, companies, academic institutions and indigenous peoples, ethnic minority, civil society, community and women’s groups and networks, etc., working on matters relating to gender equality, women’s issues and natural resource management within Indonesia, both nationally and locally. The main output will be a report, using an agreed methodology, detailing its findings, and providing recommendations for equitable engagement of women and men stakeholders to help support gender responsive REDD+ action in the country moving forward as well as the later production of gender mainstreaming strategy for REDD+.
Expected Travel during his/her assignment:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work, responsibilities and description of the proposed work
Specifically, the analysis and this assignment will include the following:
Help design and implement meetings, workshops and other events on gender and REDD+ related topics to support the drafting, validation and finalization of the stakeholder mapping analysis as well as other related activities of UNORCID and BP REDD+.
Output 1: to be accomplished by Week 2. Preparation of workplan, including a detailed outline and methodology for the stakeholder mapping analysis and timeline and proposed sites for fieldwork. Submitted to supervisor for appproval.
Output 2: to be accomplished by Week 8. Draft of stakeholder analysis finished. Submitted to supervisor, and for peer review.
Output 3: to be accomplished by Week 12. Final draft of stakeholder analysis prepared. Submitted to supervisor.
Output 4: ongoing. Support provided to UNORCID and BP REDD+ in designing, facilitating and implementing meetings/roundtable discussions/workshops as part of broader gender mainstreaming in REDD+ activities. This work and discussion will help inform the stakeholder analysis.
Output 5: to be accomplished between Week 8 and Week 11. Presentation of stakeholder analysis at a UNORCID Dialogue Series event, collection of feedback from participants, preparation of report from event, and incorporation of feedback into final draft of stakeholder mapping analysis report.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested candidate has to access the procurement notice Ref : IC/UNDP/REDD+/182/2014 – Gender Senior Specialist at the following link: http://www.id.undp.org/content/indonesia/en/home/operations/procurement. Please do not send
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.