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Elaboration of Programming Guidance on Gender and Recovery
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||27-May-16 (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 :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days|
General Background and Organizational Context
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. UNDP’s 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, which 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 UNDP’s 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 draft “Gender and Livelihoods Checklist” for integrating gender, protection and risks in (post) crisis programming in the areas of livelihoods and economic recovery was developed.
There have been important developments since the production of these tools (both the 8PA toolkit and the Livelihoods 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 this summer. Finally, the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will emphasize Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment as one of the key areas critical to improving humanitarian response.Concrete commitments will be adopted at the WHS and these will need to be integrated in the new Guidance Note and tools.
In view of these developments, UNDP has decided to review these tools and translate them into an updated and more practical programming guidance with checklists in order to equip practitioners in UNDP country offices and partners in recovery contexts with a set of concrete tools for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Taking into account current versions of the 8-Point Agenda Toolkit (8PA) and the draft “Gender and Livelihoods 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 joint technical supervision of the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery team, Sustainable Development Cluster, BPPS, and the Gender team, BPPS. He/she will interact with other relevant technical teams from HQ, regional hubs and country offices, if needed.
Duration of Work:
Duration: estimated to no more than 40 working days between May and August 2016
Duty Station: Home based
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:
Upon submission (and approval) of final versions of Deliverable No. 1, 2, 3 and 4: 40%
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:
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 must submit their financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the following subject heading: “Job-ID number : Elaboration of Programming Guidance on Gender and Recovery" by the deadline for this vacancy.
The financial proposal template is available here:
The financial proposal should be "all-inclusive" and include a detailed breakdown. The “all inclusive” costs implies that all costs such as professional fees, travel related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc that could possibly be incurred by the Consultants are already factored into the financial proposal. The costs of the assignment should be linked to the deliverables specified and reflected above. Applications received after the deadline may be rejected.
Required Skills and Experience
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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.