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Local Consultant - ITC-ILO Certified Gender Audit Facilitators
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Mar-19 (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 :||Two months (estimated 20 consultancy days)|
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. For UNDP, creating equal opportunities for women and men is critical for equitable, sustainable development and poverty reduction. Hence, gender equality is in core of the UNDP mandate globally and nationally.
UNDP Armenia, within the past decade, has continuously implemented projects on women empowerment, gender equality and youth leadership in Armenia.
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, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
“Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” Project (hereafter Project) is a newly commencing initiative of UN Women, supported by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation and Austrian Development Agency in three countries of South Caucasus. The purpose of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making.
The Armenian segment of the project will be implemented by UNDP Armenia in partnership with RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development (RA MTAD) and in close collaboration UN Women Country Office in Georgia. Partnerships and synergies will be ensured with regional, local governments, private companies, civil society organizations, other women empowerment projects in the country and region.
The joint project will work in the following directions:
Throughout implementation of its projects, the partners will combine conventional and innovative approaches, allowing room for experimentation and testing of new solutions with application of design thinking and user-centric approaches.
Currently, UNDP initiates Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia (RA). The purpose is to support the Ministry in its commitment to gender equality by examining the extent to which equality is being institutionalized; helping to identify good practices in technical work; and pointing to effective and efficient ways of moving forward in mainstreaming gender in all work activities. To that end, UNDP seeks to recruit national Consultants - ITC-ILO Certified Gender Audit Facilitators for conducting the assignment.
In May-April 2018, UN Women supported the training and certification of PGA facilitators in International Training Center (ITC) of ILO, Turin, Italy. The PGA methodology has been elaborated by ILO in the beginning of the 2000s. According to the ILO definition:
The ILO Participatory Gender Audit is a tool that supports an organization’s commitment to gender equality by examining the extent to which equality is being institutionalized; helping to identify good practices in technical work; and pointing to effective and efficient ways of moving forward in mainstreaming gender in all work activities.” 
Given the above, PGA methodology is a tool, which if fully applied, can in a complexity be beneficial not only for those organizations that undergo such audits, but also the beneficiaries of these organizations. The PGA will:
To implement the work spelled out in the description section above, UNDP intends to hire in total three national consultants/facilitators to work and perform identical duties and responsibilities in a team and conduct the participatory gender audit at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development. The team of three facilitators will jointly perform the PGA.
The training manual on Participatory Gender Audit was adapted by ILO was first developed by Gender and Development Training Centre for the StichtingNederlandseVrijwilligers in the Netherlands in the early 2000s.
 ILO, A Manual for Gender Audit Facilitators: The ILO Participatory Gender Audit Methodology, ILO, 2007, 5.
Duties and Responsibilities
The payment will be made upon successful completion of the tasks, submission and duly acceptance of the deliverables by the UNDP country office and project team.
Installment I: 20% upon the submission of deliverable 1
Installment II: 50% upon submission of deliverables 2,3, 4, 5 and 6
Installment III: 30% upon submission of deliverable 7
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and competencies:
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 250 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
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.