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Consultancy – Facilitator for Global Gender Workshop on NDC Process
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (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 :||4 March - 15 May 2019 consisting of 27 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 march - 15 May 2019 Consisting of 27 working days|
UNDP is the largest implementing partner on climate action in the UN System, currently supporting over 140 countries with a portfolio of over US$3 billion in programming. UNDP works directly with countries on developing and implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the pledge made by parties to the Paris Agreement of limiting global average temperature increase below 2oC and pursuing efforts to below 1.5oC. Given the urgency needed for scalable and transformational climate action, UNDP is working jointly with other UN agencies and key partners to support countries to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement through a new Joint UN Approach on NDC Support: Specifically, this approach has three core objectives:
Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDP’s approach to achieving its core vision. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are seen as goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDP’s development mandate. 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 set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
In this regard, building on its previous support to better integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into national climate change actions, UNDP is currently assisting countries in mainstreaming gender equality into the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) planning and implementation process. The NDC Support Programme is a global initiative providing direct financial and technical support to countries on NDC implementation in the context of national development priorities. The program’s goal is to support governments to achieve transformational change by scaling up public and private investments in climate change actions to deliver long-term sustainable development and championing the benefits of zero-carbon, climate-resilient development.
The Gender-Responsive Component of the NDC Support Programme is conducting a pilot in 10 countries to demonstrate that coordinating and connecting the interlinked processes of climate change and gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national level through the implementation of NDCs will promote inclusive and successful outcomes, both for gender equality goals as well as for national sustainable development and climate change objectives.
To enhance the efforts of gender-responsive NDC implementation that the programame is supporting, UNDP is organizing a global gender workshop from April 24-26th 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya among the 10 countries piloting the gender work along with other countries which have incorporated gender to some extent in their projects. This south-south exchange will provide an opportunity for countries to share experiences and lessons learned on gender-responsive NDC planning and implementation within the 3 programme areas of governance, planning and policy. Through a participatory and interactive approach, with various sessions and breakout groups, this workshop aims for countries to provide concrete entry points to integrate gender within their institutional frameworks, planning processes and policy instruments, among others, as part of the NDC process.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
UNDP would like to engage a facilitator to support the Gender-Responsive NDC Support Programme team in the organization and facilitation of the global gender convening. In support of this work, the tasks that the facilitator is expected to undertake include, in the lead-up, during and after the workshop are, among others:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Institutional Arrangement, Duration of Work, Duty Station:
NB.: The workshop will be held from April 24th–26th, the consultant must arrive in Nairobi, Kenya on April 22nd and depart on April 27th.”
Required Skills and Experience
Application is a two-step process:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications (note: all documents must be compiled into one file to be uploaded as part of the online application):
After review of applications, shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be contacted by UNDP and requested to submit a Financial Proposal:
The Financial Proposal is to be e-mailed as per the instruction in the separate e-mail that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on required skills and experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. The Technical Evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s). Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Criteria for technical evaluation – (70 points maximum):
Criteria 1: Master’s degree (or higher) in educational planning, economics, international development, environmental studies, gender or development policy or other related fields is required (5 points)
Criteria 2: Comprehensiveness of the proposal detailing the approach the facilitator will take in conducting of the workshop (10 points)
Criteria 3: At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in gender equality and climate change/ NDCs is required and project and programme management experience is an asset (20 points)
Criteria 4: At least 7 years of experience in designing and facilitating interactive and participatory workshops/ events involving diverse group of stakeholders on issues related to climate change and gender equality, including leading discussions, agenda design and preparing briefing materials is required (25 points)
Criteria 5: At least 5 years of experience in working with governments on policy planning and implementation on issues related to climate change/NDCs and gender equality, and/or international organizations supporting countries on these issues is required (10 points)
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
The candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
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.