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Project Interlocutor Consultant (Open to PNG Nationals Only)
|Location :||Mendi- Southern Highlands Province with frequent travels to Hela Province, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jun-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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.
In February 2018 an earthquake measuring 7.5 affected several Highlands provinces in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in SHP, causing over 150 known deaths and affecting half a million people. The impact of earthquake along with communal tensions affected delivery of life-saving assistance. Since the earthquake, UN Women has been facilitating access to the support and services for women at risk or experiencing SBGV to life-saving care packages to enable them restore dignity and maintain their personal hygiene. In addition, strengthened community-based safety and security mechanisms through setting up of 10 women and children’s learning, empowerment and protection (LEP) centers in 7 most affected LLGs in Hela and Southern Highland Provinces.
In November 2018 UN Women in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), secured funding from UN Peace Building Support Office (PBSO) to work together on a joint Gender and Youth Promotion initiative with focus on increasing women’s influence in peace processes and changing the behaviours leading to tribal conflict. It will test out promising practices that have already been developed in other parts of the country to reduce tribal violence. The project will also pilot and test effective ways of building peace through strengthening the voices of women and youth in existing peace building mechanisms. Specific to this project is that; it is catalytic as it will enable the three agencies to map out conflicts through an online mapping tool such as the PNG Community Response Map or Safety Pin mobile phone app. It is anticipated that by the completion of the project; partners would have fostered and sustained women and youth in inclusive peacebuilding in the Highlands and an enabling environment for longer term development outcomes.
Reporting to the GYPI Highlands Programme Manager/Interim Programme Manager the Project Interlocutor Consultant will be responsible for supporting the GYPI project in the initiation/strengthening of partnerships, engagements and liaison with project key stakeholders (provincial authorities, civil society organizations, churches and others), at all project sites in Southern Highlands and Hela provinces.
UN Women now requires a Project Interlocutor Consultant to support the project implementation in Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the GYPI Highlands Programme Manager/Interim Programme Manager the Project Liaison Consultant will be responsible for providing expert technical assistance through performing the following key tasks and delivery of the expected results:
Initiate dialogue with key stakeholders on the planned activities under the GYPI Highlands Project;
Establish communication and relationships with Project stakeholders and partners:
Provide support to the Project management and implementation:
Duration of the assignment
The duration of this assignment will be for 6 months. Work must begin from end of June 2019 upon signing of the contract.
The following deliverables are expected from the Consultant to deliver within the approximate timelines.
Each deliverable will be in the first instance through a DRAFT delivered in soft copy to UN Women.
The payment for each deliverable will be made upon the approval of UN Women of a FINAL version of the respective deliverable.
All the documents and materials utilized need to be returned to UN Women in electronic format. Any printed materials utilized to be referenced and returned. All materials are property of UN Women.
UN Women will provide copies of all relevant documentation in electronic / hard copy to the consultant. The Consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer but may access the UN Women office for printing/scanning of relevant documents during the assignment.
UN Women will cover the costs for translation of printed materials as required throughout the duration of the assignment.
The consultant will be responsible for arranging their own travel to the duty station and this cost should be included in the lump sum fee for the financial proposal (see Annex I). Official movements at the duty station will be facilitated by UN Women who will either pay directly for domestic airfares and/or provide a driver on a pick and drop basis.
The Consultant will be required to provide their own local communications such as SIM cards. Some internet access is available in Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces. These costs should be included in the lump sum fee of the financial proposal. The consultant will provide her/his own laptop and mobile phone including a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device in order to enable internet access (which is highly limited).
All accommodation costs and other living expenses will be covered within the consultancy fee.
The consultant will be provided with a UN security briefing and will be required to follow UN security rules and guidance.
The Consultant will arrange private insurance and the cost of which will be included in the financial proposal.
Office space and facilities:
The Consultant is expected to provide his /her own office space for this assignment.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
Required qualifications, experience and competencies
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to: email address required here:
Applications without a complete financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. UN Women reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.
The procurement process will be governed by the rules and regulations of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
Deadline of all submissions: no later than Wednesday 26th June 2019 (close of business).
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Annex I and II is shared herewith, below, to set the guidance to submission/s of 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.