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CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT MARKET ANALYSIS AND LIVELIHOOD ASSESSMENT IN SELECTED PROGRAM TARGET LOCATIONS
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 working days|
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
UN Women South Sudan has developed a Strategic Note for the period 2019-2021 which is aligned with the South Sudan Development Plan and the United Nations Interim Cooperation Framework (2019-2021). Within this plan, targeted gender equality and women’s empowerment interventions are undertaken to increase development effectiveness. To this end, UN Women supports an integrated community aimed at consolidating response particularly at state level. The integrated model combines for example, functional literacy with economic empowerment and capacity building; and functional literacy and economic empowerment for peace building and ending violence against women. The integration of gender equality is intended to ensure that mainstreaming takes place in all areas of operations and programming, and real progress is made in supporting South Sudan in reducing gender inequalities and improving the lives of women. The four strategic priority areas for UN Women South Sudan elaborated in the Strategic Note and annual work plan are as follows:
As part of the implementation of its 2019 Annual Work Plan, UN Women plans to recruit a consultant to conduct a Livelihoods and Market Needs Assessment to identify potential and recommended job/economic empowerment areas for women and adolescent girl.
Duties and Responsibilities
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSESSMENT
The main objective of the livelihoods and market assessment is to provide practical recommendations and inputs to inform UN Women’s livelihoods programming, which aims to enable and prepare South Sudanese Women and Adolescent girls to proactively position themselves for employment and to participate in income-generating activities. The recommendations shall consider the key priorities as stipulated in the programme documents on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Humanitarian Action for South Sudan.
The assessment will identify the main market sectors in the targeted programme locations and the type of activities and partnerships needed to offer vocational and livelihood opportunities for women and youths. Further, the assessment will also provide UN Women program staff with the full-economic picture (wage margins, over-saturated areas, under serviced productive areas, market gaps etc.) and offer an overview of the existing livelihood challenges and vocational and employment opportunities (including self-employment and home-based business) in the program targeted locations in South Sudan.
Furthermore, the assessment will inform UN Women existing vocational training support services in the selected program locations, including partners implementing vocational skills development interventions to assess their capacity as well as the quality of the training modules, and type and cost of trainings being officered.
Finally, the assessment will also analyze beneficiaries’ livelihood and market participation behaviors, resilience statuses, and preferences, and consider the specific needs of the beneficiaries. Through the existing literature and interactions with programme beneficiaries, the assessment will inform UN Women of any existing age or gender-related barriers or any other obstacles to access vocational and livelihood opportunities, which will inform UN Women future programming.
It is anticipated that the market and livelihood assessment will be completed in 4 weeks (approximately 2 weeks of data collection in all the programme locations).
SCOPE AND FOCUS
The potential candidate will have to develop and submit a proposal with a clear approach, methodology, implementation plan, budget and other relevant strategies to be able to cover the scope of work and deliver quality results. To ensure both assessments produce quality results and recommendations, potential applicants will have to consider the main approaches mentioned below, when undertaking the scope of work:
The consultant will also be required to evaluate institutional capacity, quality and cost of possible implementing partners, including capacities for providing vocational skills and services.
The assessment will employ mixed methods. The tools and specific methodological approach will be discussed and agreed between UN Women and the consultant. Primary assessment methods will include (but are not limited to the following):
The consultant will be expected to make a formal presentation of the key findings to UN Women programme staff in Juba. Further, the consultant will have to keep UN Women programme team regularly informed of progress on key issues requiring additional direction or suggestions.
The final report will be analytical and user-friendly detailing key findings and providing clear and forward looking recommendations. The report will be drafted in English with a length between 30 and 50 standard pages (1 800 characters / page). The structure of the report will be agreed between UN Women and the consultant. The following is the list of deliverables to be submitted by the consultant beside the market and livelihood assessment report:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
RESPONSIBILITIES OF UN WOMEN
UN Women will provide the consultant with all related documents and relevant materials. UN Women will also provide support to the consultant in organizing all the necessary field-visits, meetings and survey samples. UN Women will provide comments on 1st draft within an agreed timeframe.
Interested candidates should submit their application material by 28 June 2019 including:
UN Women will select the best proposal based on the experience and capacity of the consultant(s), quality of the technical offer and the financial offer.
Application materials shall be submitted per email to: Vijay Thapa at email@example.com with quoting the postion on the subject line.
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.