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Consultant – Research, Knowledge Management and Communication of Results: Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment
|Location :||Istanbul Regional Hub, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||03-Feb-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Estimated March – December 2016|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 160 working days|
UNDP is committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, as outlined in its Gender Equality Strategy (2014-2017), through a diverse range of programming activities and knowledge products and capacity development tools. In the Europe and Central Asia region, the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) supports Country Offices to address gender equality in all thematic areas. As part of this work, the Gender Equality Team in the IRH compiles, analyzes and presents development issues from a gender perspective in ways that can meaningfully inform policy design. Such information is also used to help UNDP provide evidence-based advisory services to advance gender equality in the region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be based in the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, and work under the direct supervision of the Regional Gender Team Leader, and in close collaboration with the Communications team. The consultant’s overall tasks will be to support the work of the regional gender equality team by conducting research and coordinating knowledge and communications efforts. Furthermore the consultant will be supporting the development of knowledge / policy tools and products.
The timelines and key deliverables are as follows:
Phase II. By end of July:
Phase III. By end of September:
Phase IV: By end of December:
The consultant will be paid a lump sum amount agreed with UNDP Istanbul Hub, in four installments. Payments will be made upon confirmation by UNDP that contract obligations have been delivered in a satisfactory manner. Please note that travel costs related to missions are not included in the fee and will be paid separately as per UNDP rules and regulations.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only those candidates who obtained at least 70% of points in each step of the process technical (P11 desk reviews and interviews) will be considered for financial proposal evaluation.
Financial Criteria (30% of total evaluation; maximum 15 points):
The application should contain:
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
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.