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Project formulation on Addressing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Economic Resilience of Women
|Application Deadline :||18-Dec-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
Since the onset of the Syria Crisis, UNDP has played a critical role in supporting those most affected, both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. In Syria itself, UNDP continues to implement a country programme focused on the resilience of both individuals and local communities; while, in neighbouring countries UNDP has developed programmes to support national efforts in managing the refugee influx and host communities.
In a note to the Secretary General, the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, provided in April very detailed information on the situation of sexual violence in the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with a focus on the ever larger number of refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan of which 80% are women and girls.
UNDP continues to be at the forefront of support to what is possibly the most pressing international crisis of the moment- not least for Syrians inside the country and in neighbouring countries - which have generously received some 4 million Syrians to date. On 9 November, UNDP organized a UN-led Ministerial level Resilience Development Forum (RDF) hosted by the Government of Jordan to better assess new, collective international efforts around the formulation of a Resilience Roadmap for Syria and Neighbouring Countries.
In the meantime, UNDP has also produced a user friendly online tool that identifies all the projects that require funding in Syria and the neighbouring countries to strengthen livelihood opportunities, social cohesion and municipal/social service delivery. The tool provides
information on project objectives, budgets and activities within Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey, and showcases some of our most recent achievements in building resilience within these countries.
While life is difficult for all refugees escaping the ongoing violence in Syria, for women and children it can be particularly harsh. Women who are separated from their communities and families often face a higher risk of exploitation, ranging from human trafficking to underage marriages, as well as violence and abuse. The problem is further exacerbated by weak legal protection, low awareness among women of their rights and, in many cases, cultural attitudes. With the loss of husbands and fathers in the conflict, Syrian women have become the sole providers for their families and will be pivotal for the reconstruction of the country. For this reason, investing and empowering women now is of urgent and strategic importance.
A UNDP Integrated Project Portfolio – in coordination with the Syria Response Plan- will play an important role in closing the gap between the enormous needs of those affected by the Syrian crisis and the reality of funding levels to date.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the BPPS regional Gender advisor in Cairo, and in close collaboration with the sustainable development cluster team in the Regional service center in Amman, the consultant will be responsible for the development of a Project Document that is aimed at addressing the vulnerability of Women affected by the Syrian conflict (both Syrian and host community) with a view to empowering them economically and improving their economic resilience and social status. In preparation, the following tasks will be undertaken:
Assess the viability and opportunities and entry points for community-based projects / gender sensitive local resilience plans attentive to the needs of the most vulnerable women affected by the conflict.
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 criteria:
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
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.