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Consultancy - Researchers for GBV project design, monitoring and evaluation
|Location :||Home-based (with possible travels)|
|Application Deadline :||26-Oct-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||Up to 270 working days over 3 years subject to funding and satisfactory performance|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 270 working days over 3 years subject to funding and satisfactory performance|
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 177 countries and territories around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to develop and to coordinate the efforts of the United Nations at the country level.
Gender-based violence is a global epidemic which inhibits the fulfillment of gender equality, human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs now include explicit targets addressing violence against women, violence against children, and harmful practices. Reducing violence against women and girls is a stand-alone target under SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and also will contribute to achieving other gender equality targets and many of the other SDGs, including those on education, health and poverty.
UNDP has launched a new initiative to support the achievement of the SDGs by helping countries make progress on the specific gender-based violence and related targets. UNDP’s GBV and SDGs project will pilot the integration of GBV prevention and response components into sectorial programmes and measure the results. It will to use the findings of what works and what did not to advocate for better policies and programmes to address and prevent GBV across sectors such as livelihoods, health, environmental programming and social protection. It is also focused on improving specific strategies to address GBV in locales with high prevalence of violence against women and low levels of resources dedicated to prevention and response in adherence to the SDG principal to leave no one behind. The pilots will also be costed to estimate the cost of possible scale up to reach a greater number of people.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will report to the UNDP GBV and SDGs Project Manager, and will support project design, monitoring and evaluation under this global project in one or more pilot sites. The consultant will also work closely with other UNDP staff and their partners in the selected pilot countries and local sites, including local researchers and project implementers. The pilots will be implemented and evaluated by mid-2019.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Project design and implementation support for one or more selected pilots under the global GBV and SDGs project
Pilot project costing and scale up estimations
Pilot project monitoring and evaluation
Process documentation, communications and reporting
Support to the global technical advisory group for the GBV and SDGs project
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants will have a minimum Master’s Degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Relations, International Development studies, or other relevant area. A PhD including research on gender and/or GBV a strong asset.
Application is a two-step process:
Qualified applicants are requested to apply online via this website. Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications (note: all documents must be compiled into one file to be uploaded as part of the online application):
After review of applications, shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be contacted by UNDP and requested to submit a Financial Proposal:
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (700 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for an interview.
Interviews are intended to validate the competencies and profile of the candidate. The interview questions will be related to the technical evaluation criteria and the evaluation panel will have the opportunity to adjust the desk review scores based on interview performance of each candidate.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The Consultant will be supervised by and report directly to the UNDP GBV and SDGs Project Manager.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop
UNDP plans to enter into the Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with upto five TOP ranked successful Individual Contractor/s to assure resources availability at the required timeframe and/or increased demand for services requested. The service of who will be used on an intermittent and repetitive basis when needed and based on the fixed daily rate. Other prospective applicants that are not contracted, at the UNDP discretion, will be placed in the roster of consultants to be used based on call basis for similar services.
Please note that the LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNDP at the time the LTA contract is signed, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive. When a specific need arises, the successful Individual Contractor/s will be approached and be provided with a specific TOR and deliverables (and time frame) but still within the scope of the responsibilities stated in the LTA. The successful Individual Contractor/s is expected to provide Confirmation of Interest on the specific services required. Financial commitments will only be established each time a Purchase Order for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed. The purchase order will be based on the agreed LTA Daily Rate Consultancy Fee.
This LTA has a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted nor understood as neither a financial commitment nor guarantee of business volume.
The duration of LTA / IC Framework Agreement is for 3-year period, for up to 270 working days per LTA subject to satisfactory contract performance.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 – UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 – IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
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.