Consultant - Partnership and Resource Mobilization- Gender Equality Team


Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :16-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Jan-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months (125 working days) with possibility of extension
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months (125 working days) with possibility of extension

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 United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the UN’s Global Development Network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are working d in over 170 countries and territories, employing participatory approaches to developing local solutions to national and global development challenges. UNDPs core vision is to help countries achieve simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDPs approach to achieving its core vision. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in UNDP’s Strategic Plan, gender equality is both a goal in its own right and an essential catalyst to progress across all development outcomes. UNDP is guided in its work by its Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021, which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals and key results set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan.

The Gender Team of the Bureau for Policy and Program Support (BPPS) is the institutional anchor of UNDP’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Gender Team provides policy advice and technical support to all of UNDP’s Bureaus and leadership on how to mainstream gender equality across all areas of their work. The Gender Equality Team works to implement gender equality as a core objective of UNDP through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender equality in all core practices; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality. The Gender Equality Team is also responsible for supporting all corporate planning and programming, reporting on gender equality results and for supporting Senior Management in ensuring accountability for gender mainstreaming. In addition, the Gender equality Teams leads the resource mobilization and strategic partnership to advance UNDP gender equality development efforts. Finally, the Gender Team supports the Administrator and senior management in addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment in their convening and representational functions.

The partnership and resource mobilization consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the UNDP BPPS Gender Equality Team and will support the development of strategic partnerships to support an effective implementation of the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish relationships with multi-lateral, bi-lateral partners, non-traditional donors, IFI’s, impact investors, foundations, private sector and others to support UNDPs gender work;
  • Support the established partnerships and provide guidance to the team focal points on partnership management;
  • Support the Gender Equality Team Director to maintain interagency partnerships including with UN Women, ILO, World Bank, UNCDF, UNV, UNCHR, OHCR, and undertake joint initiatives;
  • Develop global and regional level strategic partnership mapping for gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Develop proposals, concept notes and communications tools to engage new partners to collaborate on implementation of UNDPs gender equality and women’s empowerment work;
  • Work closely with Results and Monitoring Specialist, Regional Centers and Country Offices to gather UNDP gender equality portfolio including results and best practices
  • Initiate and manage events with key partners, impact investors and donors (such as facilitating meetings with key donors and strategic partners, private sector or new partners and impact investors forums, side events etc.);
  • Support Gender Equality Team participation at Forum, Conferences, multilateral, bilateral meetings and events as assigned;
  • Provide guidance and training to UNDP Gender equality staff on partnership building and resource mobilization as needed.

Expected outputs and deliverables?

  • Global and regional level strategic partnership mapping for gender equality and women’s empowerment developed;
  • Mapping the UNDP gender equality programming portfolio including results and best practices completed and presented in communicative way; ?
  • Specific proposals, concept notes and communication tools developed to engage new potential funders of gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives, especially foundations, International Financial Institutions, impact investors and the private sector etc.;
  • UNDP gender equality team engagement with potential new donors and partners developed and maintained;
  • Guidance and training to UNDP gender equality team staff on partnership building and resource mobilization provided;
  • Events with key partners and donors organized (at least 2);
  • Support to interagency partnerships initiatives provided.


Competencies

  • Strong writing skills, organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Proven networking skills and ability to generate interest in UNDP’s work on gender;
  • Good IT skills (MS Windows, MS Office applications, Infographics).
  • Ability to relate with external partners;
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Understanding of the United Nations system, operations and structures, particularly those related to gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UNDP’s vision, mission, and strategic goals;
  • Experience working under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, business administration, economics, gender studies, human rights or related field

Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience in partnership building and resource mobilization preferably in the area of international development and gender equality
  • Familiarity with new investors for “global common goods:” i.e. foundations, International Financial Institutions, Impact Investors, the private sector, social entrepreneurs etc.
  • Knowledge of current trends in development financing, particularly for aid agencies, international financial institutions, impact investors and the private sector
  • Experience in work environment of an international agency, UN, or an international institution is desirable; prior experience in UNDP is an asset.
  • Ability to work with and communicate with different audiences—the public, UN technocrats, donor staff, impact investors, private sector and others
  • Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment is desirable

Language

  • Fluency and excellent analytical writing skills in English.

Application Procedure:

The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one pdf file):

  • Online application with brief description of why the applicant considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment; and
  • Personal CV or P11 indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references.
  • One pager highlighting the key lines of approach to development of partnership with non-traditional donors, IFI’s, impact investors, foundations, private sector and others to support UNDPs gender work

Note: The above documents need to be compiled in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.

Financial proposal only applicants who receive the minimum score of 49 points on the technical evaluation will be contacted and requested to submit their financial proposal

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:

  • Financial proposals must be expressed as “an all-inclusive daily fee” in USD.
  • Payment will be made upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating outputs achieved and days worked to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor.

Travel

If travel is required, the travel costs will be covered by UNDP in accordance with UNDP rules and procedures

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the technical evaluation (desk review and interview) will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%. The 70% rating shall be based on how well the Offer or meets the minimum qualifications/competencies described above.

Evaluation Criteria:

The technical evaluation will be based on the following criteria with the corresponding points (out of a total 70 points):

  • Knowledge and experience in partnerships building and resource mobilization: 15 points
  • Knowledge of current trends in development financing, particularly for aid agencies, i.e. foundations, International Financial Institutions, Impact Investors, the private sector, social entrepreneurs etc.: 15 points
  • Relevant experience in work environment of an international agency, NGOs, UN, or international institutions is desirable; prior experience in UNDP is an asset: 5 points
  • Ability to work with and communicate with different audiences —the public, UN technocrats, donor staff, private sector and others:10 points
  • Capabilities in collating, analyzing and communicating varied information to different audiences (based on the writing sample): 10 points
  • Interview:15 points

Financial Evaluation

Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z),

  • Where p=points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y=maximum number of points for the financial proposal
  • µ=price of the lowest priced proposal
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated

Award of contract

  • Contract will be awarded to the applicant who receives the highest combined score.
  • If employed by an institution, (ICs) or their employer, will sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) for work associated with this assignment.

References:

UNDP’s Individual Consultant’s General Terms and Conditions are provided here:

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20- %20General%20Conditions.pdf


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