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International Consultant for Developing a Project Proposal on Gender and Climate Change
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based with one 5-day mission to Belgrade, Serbia|
|Application Deadline :||01-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||August 10 - December 10 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 working days|
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.
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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The degree to which women and men are affected by climate change impacts is interrelated with their social status, gender, poverty, power, and access to and control over resources. Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labour markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making, and implementation. At the same time, in many countries women are being recognized as agents of change who make valuable contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. In global climate policy and action, gender equality is gaining recognition and at the latest Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23), held in November 2017, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reiterated their commitment to mainstreaming gender in climate action and the UNFCCC process by adopting Decision 3/CP23 – Establishment of a gender action plan, under the Lima work programme on gender.
Although as of November 2017, UN Women Serbia, in cooperation with UNDP, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project on the Climate Smart Urban Development (CSUD) supports the work of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on gender mainstreaming of climate smart actions, little has been done to mainstream gender systematically into climate change policies, project and activities in the Republic of Serbia. For example, even the First Biennial Update Report of the Republic of Serbia under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from February 2016 does not consider gender as an important factor in defining and proposing specific mitigation and adaption measures.
Considering that the UNFCCC GAP, through five priority areas, seeks to advance women’s full, equal and meaningful participation and promote gender-responsive climate policy and the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the implementation of the Convention and the work of Parties, there is a need for further technical assistance on integrating gender considerations in all aspects of climate change – policy analysis and development, planning, implementing and monitoring of specific activities and projects, etc. in the Republic of Serbia.
 Decision 18/CP.20 Lima Work Programme on Gender has aimed to enhance the earlier two decisions on gender balance/ women’s participation by including a focus on the implementation of gender-responsive climate policy.
 The five priority areas being: Capacity-building, knowledge sharing and communication; Gender balance, participation and women’s leadership; Coherence; Gender-responsive implementation and means of implementation; and Monitoring and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is to develop a project proposal on gender and climate change, through utilizing innovative approaches of integrating gender perspective in policy measures and specific resilience, adaptation, and mitigation measures relevant for the context of the Republic of Serbia. The project proposal will be developed in close cooperation with the key national stakeholders, i.e. the Ministry of the Environmental Protection, and other relevant counterparts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working under the overall supervision of the UN Women Gender Specialist, and in cooperation with the Gender Mainstreaming Associate, the consultant will be responsible for developing:
1) a project concept, and
2) a full project proposal on gender and climate change, looking into options for replicating and scaling up successful climate change mitigation and adaptation practices in agriculture, water and tourism sectors.
The project should be in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016 – 2020.
Specifically, an International Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
Deliverables and Timeline:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in English (written and oral).
Application should include:
Consultant will be paid upon submission and the acceptance of each deliverable as specified in the financial offer:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:
p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated