Gender Evaluation Expert for Evaluation of UNDP Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2018


Location : Home-based and Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :01-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
05-Nov-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :35 days over the period November 2018 – January 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :35 days over the period November 2018 – January 2019

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.


Background

The UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2018 were developed in 2015 and 2016 respectively. This was when Cambodia went through decades of profound and continuous economic and social transformation, political stability, peace and economic vibrancy. Gross domestic product grew at an average annual rate of 8.2 percent from 2000-2010 and at 7.4 percent from 2011-2013, making Cambodia the world’s fifteenth fastest growing economy during the period[1].  Cambodia was transitioning from a low to a lower-middle income country based on the World Bank classification. Against the backdrop of social and economic development, challenges remain. While poverty has declined, those who have escaped from extreme poverty remain highly vulnerable to falling back into poverty. Cambodia’s subsistence farming is vulnerable to climate change. Even though the employment rate is high, the majority of the labor force is engaged in low skill and non-formal sectors. The forest-dependent livelihoods of 40 percent of rural households, including indigenous communities, are adversely affected by degradation of natural resources. Minority groups and other excluded groups such as Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) have limited access to social protection schemes and basic services. The capacity of local administrations to perform their functions, to deliver services, and to reach out to and respond to the needs of people requires further strengthening. Gender inequality is an issue in a range of sectors, including formal sector employment, higher education, and representation in public office. Livelihoods in the poorest provinces of the northwest are still at risk due to landmines and explosive remnants of war.  The level of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has dropped and is expected to continue to decline as Cambodia prepares for Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation.

The Country Programme Action Plan 2016-2018, which has three outcomes, represents UNDP’s key contributions to the development priorities of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2018, with specific contributions to two outcomes of the UNDAF. These are Outcome 1: Sustainable and inclusive economic growth; and Outcome 3: Inclusive governance, participation and human rights. The CPAP was designed to support Cambodia in its middle-income transition using a two-pronged approach: to build a pathway out of poverty and expand the scope for public action. To realize these objectives, the action plan placed the following four thematic priorities at the center:

  1. Upgrading value chains;
  2. Building resilience of the vulnerable population;
  3. Strengthening the voice and participation of citizens and particularly women, persons with disabilities, people living with HIV, people living in mine-affected areas and other marginalized groups; and
  4. Expanding the source of development finance.

As the current CPAP (2016-2018) is reaching its end, UNDP Cambodia wishes to commission an independent evaluation of the CPAP 2016-18 to assess implementation progress and generate lessons learned during the three-year implementation


Duties and Responsibilities

This assignment is to undertake the Evaluation of the CPAP 2016-18. The objectives of this evaluation are: 1) for the UNDP and the government to jointly review the results achieved during the country programme period; 2) to identify lessons learned during the three-year implementation; and, 3) to inform UNDP’s positioning in the context of the new government mandate and emerging priorities.

The scope of the evaluation is to assess 1) outcome-level achievements of the country programme; 2) UNDP’s contribution to gender equality; 3) the effectiveness of the policy and advocacy function; and 4) opportunities for programming and policy engagement in response to the emerging context and priorities of the Cambodian government.

Important Notice:

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=50999  to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.


Competencies

Good communicator

Ability to build and maintain relationships

Good attention to detail

Effective time management skills


Required Skills and Experience

Education:  At least a Master’s Degree in gender studies or a relevant social science field from an internationally recognized university.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience conducting thematic gender evaluations at a programme level, engaging in gender-sensitive assessments, capacity development and policy advisory. A sample of a gender evaluation document is to be submitted
  • Experience working in the context of a middle-income country transition or the context of Southeast Asia is desirable
  • Familiarity with the evaluation principles of the UN organizations

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=50999 to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email sereyvattana.chan@undp.org  and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.



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