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National Consultant to Conduct a Gender Analysis for Mt Elgon Project
|Location :||Mbale, Manafwa and Bulambuli, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-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 :||30 days effective August to 1st December 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 days effect August to 1st December 2018|
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is implementing the project “Integrated Landscape Management for Ecosystem Resilience and Improved Livelihoods in the Mt. Elgon Region” in the districts of Mbale, Bulambuli and Manafa. The overall goal of the project is to empower communities in Mt Elgon to manage their production landscapes in an integrated manner for improved livelihoods and ecosystem resilience. This has not been realized due to gaps in implementation of existing legislation in SLM, SFM and CCM
Mt Elgon landscape presents a variety of ecosystems providing services upon which local population heavily depends. A large portion of the landscape is now degraded, considering current changes in land use due to expansion of agriculture fields and human settlements, largely driven by high population growth. There is also increasing pressure on the land to accommodate a population that is still rising in the Mt Elgon region and the inherent danger is that this increasing pressure for land will impact negatively on land use, such as a) causing trees to be cut for fuel wood before maturing and b) increase encroachment into the upper protected watersheds c) increased land fragmentation d) increased soil erosion. Gender inequality is significant in the area of intervention. Although the Ugandan constitution grants women equality with men, men own, access or control most of the household resources. Family members, including women, often use these resources such as Land but have no right to own or control them.
United Nations Development Program is committed to achieving gender equality through delivering on transformational gender equality results. This is demonstrated in SDG 5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls”. Gender inequality has important implications in terms of sustainable land management in the area of intervention. Therefore, the key concern for UNDP and partners is how the project can unlock the barriers to achieving gender responsive sustainable development in Mt Elgon region. Given the scope of this project, it is imperative that this project takes gender considerations into account in its planning and implementation particularly within the context of Land use planning and management, Sustainable Land Management, Sustainable Forest management, Climate Change mitigation. It is important therefore to integrate gender across the project implementation to ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the project.
These terms of reference address the need for a gender analysis and development of a comprehensive gender action plan that ensures that gender considerations are taken into account throughout the project implementation phase to contribute to the results required by the overall project goal. The consultant is expected to review and provide inputs into the development of gender-differentiated strategies that will be incorporated in the implementation plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of services:
The geographical scope of the consultancy is Mbale, Bulambuli and Manafwa districts.
The consultant will be expected to perform the following specific tasks;
The consultant shall be responsible for delivering the following:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant shall report to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) on all contractual obligations through the Commissioner Agricultural infrastructure and water for agriculture production that houses the PMU and will work closely with and supervised by the SLM steering committee. The Project management unit (PMU) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries shall monitor progress against planned activities/deliverables and report to UNDP. Disbursement of funds from UNDP to the consultant shall be made upon receipt of certification from MAAIF. The consultant shall liaise with District ILM taskforces and the communities to carry out the assignment.
Duration of the Work:
The assignment is planned to take 30 days effective August 2018.
The assignment is to be accomplished between August 2018 and December 1st 2018.
Schedule of payments and proposal evaluation criteria:
Payment to the Consultant will be made in three instalments upon satisfactory completion of the following deliverables;
Submission of Application:
The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org no.48494.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website - http://jobs.undp.org no. 80259.
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only.
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.