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International Consultant on Technical Support to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on Gender-Responsive Official Development Assistance
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 days (within period of 22 April-30 November 2019)|
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.
The Ukrainian Constitution, policy and legal frameworks guarantee equality for men and women in Ukraine in all sectors. The country adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action (BPfA) of the 4th World Conference for Women (1995) and ratified the main international instruments on gender equality and women’s rights, including the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol.
UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Deputy-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (DPM) launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security” (referred to as Reforms Project hereafter) with the goal to support the Government in achieving transformative results in Ukraine by integrating gender equality and women’s human rights commitments into the national reforms and the peace and security processes, and by putting mechanisms in place for adequate financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The efforts on increasing aid effectiveness have made clear that reform of aid management systems should translate into enhanced performance and results for development and gender equality. The Paris Declaration for Aid Effectiveness (2005), Accra Agenda for Action (2008), and Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (2011), as well as subsequent meetings and actions have clearly articulated the need for gender responsive ODA and acceleration and deepening of the implementation of the national priorities through gender responsive budgeting.
In 2012-2013, UN Women with support from European Commission, conducted a baseline study Gender Analysis of Official Development Assistance to Ukraine. The baseline contributed to enriching the knowledge and subsequent efforts related to gender-responsive ODA in Ukraine and regular mapping of gender equality commitments in the Official Development Assistance and creating an online Gender Equality Dashboard in Ukraine. The Government has demonstrated the commitment to gender-responsive ODA through the Gender Donor Coordination Group, led by Deputy-Prime Minister for EU and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
Aimed at contributing to the increased volume and effective use of aid to implement national commitments to gender equality and women's empowerment, UN Women Reforms Project is working with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on introducing systems for tracking the allocations for gender equality in the ODA. UN Women will provide policy advice and technical support to the Government on establishing international standards of data generation; establish systems for evidence generation on gender financing gaps; thereby, establish systems to ensure the quality, volume and sustainability of the ODA that corresponds to the gender equality commitments related to national priorities in compliance with the Addis Ababa Action Plan. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will also be supported in using Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Gender Equality Policy Marker for a systematic approach to track the gender-responsiveness of ODA. Given the importance of DAC gender equality policy marker as a key monitoring and accountability tool in the context of 2030 Agenda, the gender equality tracking system will also enable the Government of Ukraine to strengthen the monitoring of progress on SDG Agenda 2030.
As outlined above, UN Women seeks to hire an International Consultant in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MoEDT) to undertake gender analysis of the ODA and introduce OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker for ODA tracking. The international consultant is expected to work in collaboration with a national consultant to be recruited by UN Women, and work closely with the MoEDT focal point during the entire assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Representative of UN Women in Ukraine and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the International Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, finetune the methodology, and workplan for the assignment (2 days) – by 30 April 2019;
2. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, prepare a report based on the desk-review/gender analysis of ODA in Ukraine in relation to Ukraine’s national gender equality commitments (using the donor dashboard), which will be aimed at assessing the following (18 days) – by 18 June 2019:
3. Undertake a field mission to Ukraine to hold consultations and interviews with the key stakeholders (Parliament, Government (DPM Office, MoEDT, Ministry of Social Policy), donors, international development partners and CSOs) to assess to which extent gender expertise is utilized by bilateral and multilateral donors for the design or review of CSPs, PAFs, joint needs assessments, evaluations and joint reviews and to identify needs and entry points for establishing a monitoring system for gender-responsive finance tracking and reporting. The mission and consultations will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (5 days including travel) – by 12 July 2019;
4. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, develop a locally adapted methodology, guidance and monitoring system for gender-responsive finance tracking and reporting on ODA using OECD-DAC gender markers (in coordination with the DPM Office and the MoEDT and with consultations and peer review of the draft methodology by OECD-DAC experts on gender marker) (6 days) – by 9 August 2019;
5. Undertake the second mission to present and discuss the draft findings and recommendations at a multi-stakeholder workshop. The mission and consultations will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (4 days including travel) – by 20 September 2019;
6. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, design a roadmap and training manual to conduct training with the selected ministries’ staff on gender sensitive finance tracking of the ODA (10 days) – by 25 October 2019;
7. Undertake the third field mission to conduct the training. The mission and training will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (5 days including travel) – by 20 November 2019.
TOTAL - 50 days
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the hiring manager, which will also be the basis for payment on a delivery-by-delivery basis to the consultant.
Payment will be disbursed in four instalments as per below schedule as certified by the UN Women Programme Specialist that the services have been satisfactorily performed.
First installment – upon submission of Deliverables 1 (methodology and workplan) and 2 (report) - 20 days;
Second installment – upon submission of Deliverables 3 (the first field mission and consultations) and 4 (locally adapted methodology) - 11 days;
Third installment – upon completion of Deliverable 5 (2nd field mission and consultation), and 6 (development of training manual) – 14 days;
Fourth installment – upon completion of Deliverable 7 (3rd mission and training with the event report) – 5 days.
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Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications, financial proposal and interview. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria and interview, 70% of total evaluation – max 45 points for technical criteria and max 25 points for interview. Total max 70 points:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 45. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on a desk review and the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Criterion A – Relevant education (max. 5 points):
Criterion B – Language skills (max. 5 points):
Criterion C – Relevant Experience with total for all of the following criterion (max. 35 points) including:
Total Obtainable Score for technical criteria – 45 points
Maximum Obtainable Score for the interview – 25 points
Total Obtainable Score for technical criteria and interview – 70 points
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
(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 the consideration).
The candidate’s application should include:
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 14 April 2019, 23:59 EEST by submitting 2 attachments: 1) technical (a Letter of Interest and P-11) and 2) financial proposal to the following e-mail address: email@example.com with a subject “International Consultant on Technical Support to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on Gender-Responsive Official Development Assistance”.
Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
A. Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*
*Basis for payment tranches
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
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.