Consultant for Midterm Review (MTR) of Project to Support the Leading the Way for Gender Equality Programme (PSLWGEP)


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :11-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :August 2019 - October 2019

Background

Following 15 years of broad institutional support and technical assistance for gender equality in Cambodia, UNDP continues to support the Ministry of Women's Affairs of Cambodia (MoWA) in strengthening its capacity to fulfil its mandate of coordinating and monitoring gender mainstreaming into national policies, strategies and programmes. Since its establishment in 1996, the Ministry has achieved considerable success in making gender equality an increasingly prominent policy-making factor in Cambodia.  MoWA has been actively involved in the formulation of the country's important policy and planning documents.

Significant progress has been made through establishment and strengthening national mechanisms for gender mainstreaming including the establishment of the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW),  Technical Working Group on Gender (TWG-G) as part of the Government-Development partner Coordination Committee (GDCC) and establishment of Gender Mainstreaming Action Groups (GMAGs) in all line ministries. MoWA presides over the Technical Working Group on Gender (TWG-G) that brings together different sectors of government, civil society and the donor community on a regular basis for sharing information and discussing and monitoring gender related issues and progress.

In 2016, MoWA developed the “Leading the Way for Gender Equality” Program.  The overall objective of the “Leading the Way for Gender Equality” Program is an to develop an enabled environment for gender equality, women’s empowerment and feminist leaderships in Cambodia through enhanced capacities of the Gender Machinery.  

UNDP and the Government of Sweden, through the Embassy of Sweden, are providing financial and technical support to MoWA to implement the LWGE programme through the Project to Support Leading the Way for Gender Equality Programme (PSLWGEP). The project aims to provide long-term capacity development and advisory support to MoWA for achieving the national goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment by strengthening the enabling environment and institutional architecture for formulating, implementing and monitoring national gender policies more effectively. The PSLWGEP is focused on three components or outcomes: 1) More effective institutionalization of gender policies across government, and more effective performance of Gender Machinery to lead gender equality mainstreaming with inclusion of disadvantaged groups of women and girls; 2) Promotion of behavioural change in favour of gender equality among the public and young Cambodians; and 3) Increase number of and capacities of women in decision-making positions and strengthen feminist leadership.

A strong focus of the PSLWGEP is to build capacities of MoWA using a more advanced approach that combines different modalities: trainings, mentoring, coaching, exposures, internships, etc. The capacity development of PSLWGEP is meant to have an impact at four levels: individual, program, institutional and network-stakeholders level. In order to guide the capacity building interventions of the project and measure its impact at all levels, a Capacity Development (CD) Framework - that includes an Operational Plan and a Results Matrix - was developed and is being implemented. This CD Framework pays special attention to the improvement in management practices and systems of the pilot MoWA departments and units because those were identified both as enablers and result of capacity development at all levels.

PSLWGEP started in April 2017 and is now mid-way in the implementation.  UNDP is now looking to hire a qualified and experienced International Consultant to conduct the Midterm Review of the Project to Support Leading the Way for Gender Equality Programme.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will produce the following deliverables:

  • Develop Midterm Review Inception Report.
  • Midterm Review Debriefings;
  • Draft Midterm Review Report;
  • Final Evaluation Report

Important Notice:

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=56991  to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.


Competencies

  • Strong technical background and understanding of gender related issues and proven competency in gender related programme/project management and evaluation.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, ability to assess complex situations, to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues, and to draw practical conclusion.

  • Excellent evaluation skills, including capacity to produce high quality and constructive reports.

  • Excellent English report writing skills.

  • Good facilitation and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various partners including the government, civil society, private sector, UN and other development donors and high-quality liaison and representation at local and national levels.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Be flexible and responsive to changes and demands.

  • Be client oriented and open to feedback.

  • Computer literate (MS office package) and ability to communicate online.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:  At least a master’s degree in gender studies, arts, social science, international development, or other relevant fields of study.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in conducting monitoring and programme review or evaluation of gender related projects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender related issues in Cambodia’s or Southeast Asian context and policy and programmatic approaches to addressing them.

  • Solid experience as a lead in data collection, analysis and evaluation report writing (a sample of report must be attached to the application).

  • Experiences in project and programme management with solid knowledge of results-based management and capacity building.

  • Prior work experiences in Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia and/or in the context of a middle-income country transition is desirable.

  • Prior work experiences with UNDP project evaluation is an asset.

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=56991 to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

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