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National Consultant-Event Manager
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||08-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action and are financed. Throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building dialogues and effective partnerships with civil society, the private sector and other relevant actors. UN Women supports the implementation of 2030 Agenda, which situates the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerments as a pre-condition towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development.
To achieve its vision of gender equality, UN Women is mandated with three key functions as outlined by its founding resolution (A/res/64/289), i.e. normative support functions, UN system coordination and operational activities. As part of coordination mandate and normative support function, UN Women ROAP seeks to leverage its support to the UN coordination system and normative functions through the preparation meeting for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the advocacy of gender equality and women empowerment through International Women’s Day, as well as the promotion of the 2030 Agenda through the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.
As part of its work, UN Women is seeking the services of an events manager to support key events around International Women’s Day and the Preparatory meeting for CSW62 planned in Quarter 1 of 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and scope of the Consultancy:
UN Women ROAP is seeking to recruit a highly qualified national consultant as Event Manager to
(1) Support the organization of the Asia-Pacific High Level Meeting in preparation for CSW 62, International Women Days (including launch of solidarity cards and UN Women-ADB Benchmark publication on the SDGs), the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development;
(2) to undertake and support communications, marketing and advocacy work, including in designing the course of events, sequencing the tasks, finalizing communication materials, and reporting on the outcomes.
The consultant will work under the supervision of Regional Strategic Planning and Coordination Specialist, ROAP as part of Strategic Planning and Coordination Units and in close collaboration with Communication Specialist and Humanitarian and HIV/Aids Specialist.
Specific scope of work:
Designing and Managing the Events:
Reporting of the Events:
Expected Deliverables and Time Frame:
The key deliverables will essentially be concept notes and a final report on the events. However, the consultant’s specific tasks and expected deliverables will also include finalizing materials for advocacy as parts of event management. The milestones for delivery are as follows:
Deliverables and Target date:
Duration of Assignment and Duty Station:
The duty station is Bangkok, Thailand. The assignment required working closely with supervisor and the team at the duty station. Should there any additional travel, it will be arranged by UN Women as per UN Women rules and regulations.
The contract duration is tentatively from 15 December 2017 to 15 April 2018.The period that requires full-time presence at the duty station will be from 12 February to 14 March , 2018.
Required Skills and Experience
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:
A two-page procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Financial/Price proposal evaluation:
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
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.