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Revision of UNDP 8-Point Agenda Toolkit for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days|
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the UN’s Global Development Network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in over 170 countries, employing participatory approaches to developing local solutions to national and global development challenges. UNDPs core vision is to help countries and communities achieve simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We do this through three main areas of work are: (1) sustainable development (2) inclusive and effective democratic governance and peacebuilding, and (3) resilience.
Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDPs approach to achieving its core vision. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are seen as goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDP’s development mandate. UNDP is guided in its work by its Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017 which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals and key results set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017. Furthermore, UNDP is committed to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16 of Agenda 2030, the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and CEDAW General Recommendation No. 30.
In 2013, UNDP developed the “8-Point Agenda Toolkit for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery”. The 8PA toolkit provides concrete entry points to UNDP staff in country offices for integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment in UNDP recovery programming in crisis and post crisis settings. To support implementation of this Toolkit, a specific “gender checklist” forintegrating gender, protection and risks in (post) crisis programming in the areas of livelihoods and economic recovery has been developed.
There have been important developments since the production of these tools (both the 8PA toolkit and the Gender checklist) in 2013. UNDP now operates under a new Strategic Plan 2014-2017 with specific outcomes on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and on early recovery. UNDP has also undergone an internal restructuring, with the creation of the new Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS). BPPS is currently updating its recovery and resilience policies. The first drafts of both policies will be available early next year.
The 8PA toolkit and the gender checklist provide an opportunity to equip practitioners in UNDP country offices and partners with a set of concrete tools for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment and promote gender responsiveness in recovery programming.
 The 8-points covered are: 1. Strengthen women’s security in crisis; 2. Advance gender justice; 3. Expand women’s citizenship, participation and leadership; 4. Build peace with and for women; 5. Promote gender equality in disaster risk reduction; 6. Ensure gender-responsive recovery; 7. Transform government to deliver for women; 8. Develop capacities for social change.
Duties and Responsibilities
Taking current versions of the 8-Point Agenda Toolkit (8PA) and the Gender Checklist as a basis, the consultant will be asked to:
The consultant will be responsible for providing the following deliverables:
The consultant will work off-site under the technical supervision of the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery team, Sustainable Development Cluster, BPPS, UNDP and of the Gender Cluster, BPPS. He/she will interact with other relevant technical teams from HQ, regional hubs and country offices, if needed.
 For UNDP Gender Marker guidelines, please refer to: XXX For IASC Gender Marker guidelines, see https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/topics/gender/page/iasc-gender-marker
Required Skills and Experience
Duration of Work:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Applicants must quote a lump sum remuneration in their proposal.
The consultant will be paid a lump sum per milestone as stipulated in the schedule above:
Criteria for Selection of Best Offer:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicant's qualifications and financial proposal. The method is as follows:
Technical evaluation: 70% of total evaluation (maximum 70 points):
Technical proposals will be evaluated based on the following technical criteria:
Education: University Master degree in Economics, Political Science, Sociology,
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial evaluation: 30% of total evaluation (maximum 30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z),
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
Submission of Applications
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
The submission of application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all docs in one file):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
Applicants should pass the confirmation of Interest and Financial Proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject header – Revision of UNDP 8-Point Agenda Toolkit for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.
Applications received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown. The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.
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.