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Gender Specialist Consultant
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||05-Aug-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 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||02 September - 30 November 2019|
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.
Strengthening targeted national capacities to improve decision-making and mainstreaming global environmental obligations into national development priorities implemented through the UNDP Timor-Leste is a GEF-UNDP funded project of 4 years duration.
The project is assisting the Government of Timor-Leste to achieve the national priorities it has set in its National Strategic Development Plan for 2011 to 2030, and in its current annual National Priorities by enhancing national capacities. This project is designed to build the capacity of the agencies to engage effectively together in the series of concurrent national assessment and planning exercises, the subsequent development and implementation of policies and substantial programme, and the monitoring of results and strengthening of future planning and actions. More specifically, this project will address specific cross-cutting capacity development priorities identified in the NCSA in order to catalyze Timor-Leste’s more effective participation in environmentally sound and sustainable development in a way that produces co-benefits for the global environment. Thus, the goal of this project is for the Timor-Leste to be better enabled to meet their obligations under the three Rio Conventions. This requires the country to have the necessary capacities to coordinate efforts, as well as best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and reporting processes. To that end, the objective of this project is to strengthen institutional capacity for effectively managing information systems for national MEA obligations and monitoring impact and progress.
This project will be carried out via four linked components: Component 1 focuses on enhanced institutional and technical capacities to use data and information for planning and decision-making; Component 2 focuses on coordination of technical directorates; Component 3 focuses on global environmental obligations mainstreamed into select sectoral policies, legislation, plans and programmes; and Component 4 focuses on enhanced awareness and value of the global environment.
UNDP is seeking to recruit a Gender Specialist to ensure that gender considerations are fully mainstreamed into all relevant components of the project document as well as produce a participatory gender analysis and action plan for the project. The objective of the work is to explain how the project will contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, identify entry points for mainstreaming gender considerations in project components, ensure that the project results framework and theory of change are gender responsive and to develop a gender action plan to advance women’s empowerment and promote gender equality.
The project preparation phase will include stakeholders’ consultations and data collection for the establishment of baseline data for the project results framework. The consultant will work with the project development team to ensure that stakeholder consultations are gender responsive, to integrate the gender analysis results into the project document and to use the results to identify opportunities and gaps to help better understand and address gender concerns within the project context.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP is seeking to recruit a Gender Specialist to perform the following tasks:
The consultant shall prepare and submit:
Deliverable 1: Participatory Gender Analysis: This deliverable will be fully integrated into the project document and used to inform the process of using a gender-responsive results reporting and monitoring and evaluation system.
The participatory gender analysis may consist of:
Deliverable 2: Gender Action Plan: A Gender Action Plan for the project with concrete outputs to facilitate implementation of activities that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The consultant will report to, seek approval/acceptance of outputs from the CTA/Programme Manager and UNDP team.
The contractor is expected to have her/his own laptop and access to internet during the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor:
The selection of consultants will be aimed at maximizing the overall qualities in the following areas:
Combined scoring method including 70% of technical and 30% of financial will be used for evaluation and selection of suitable candidates.
Prospective candidates must submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualification:
Incomplete applications will not be considered for assessment.
The deadline for submitting applications is 05 August 2019.
This TOR is prepared by:
Signature ________________________________ Date of Signing __________________________
Name and Designation: Alamgir Hossain, CTA/Programme Manager
This TOR is approved by:
Signature ________________________________ Date of Signing __________________________
Name and Designation: Felisberta Moniz da Silva, Head, SD and RB Unit
TOR Annex 1: List of Documents to be reviewed by the Gender Specialist
TOR Annex 2: Guide to Conducting a Participatory Gender Analysis for projects supported by UNDP with GEF financing
Who: A gender expert (with specialized expertise in gender issues and/or sector-specific and region/country expertise) – in the form of an external consultant or internal expert – should work as part of the project document development team to carry out the gender analysis and integrate gender considerations into the project document.
What: Gender analysis is a fundamental component of gender mainstreaming and is used to fully consider the different needs, roles, benefits, impacts, risks and access to/control over resources of women and men (including considerations of intersecting categories of identity such as age, social status, ethnicity, marital status, etc.) given a project’s context, and appropriate measures taken to address and these and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, when relevant.
Why: A gender analysis helps ensure women’s and men’s equal opportunities to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from project resources, activities and results. A gender analysis provides concrete approaches to address gender inequalities and identifies strategies to advance women’s and other marginalized groups’ participation and empowerment. It can reveal the linkages between inequalities at different societal levels and how these inequalities may impact the participation of women and other vulnerable social groups in the project. Since neither women nor men form a homogeneous group and gender relations intersect with many categories of social identities, such as religion, political affiliation, ethnicity, social status, age, and sexual orientation, if we don’t make those linkages we run the risk to reinforce the existing imbalances and limit meaningful participation of women and other vulnerable social groups.
How: Use the guiding questions in the gender analysis template below to analyse the national and local context, and understand issues around gendered division of labour and time use, access and control, power and decision making, and knowledge and capacities. A review of national gender statistics, time-use surveys, national action plans, and qualitative data generated through policy and academic research and participation assessments should be used to inform the analysis. Information from stakeholder consultations and interviews should be incorporated into the analysis. A site visit to the proposed projects sites may also be necessary depending on the project context and availability of data.
The results of the gender analysis are the foundation for taking gender into account in all steps of a project cycle. Conducting a gender analysis should provide the basis to:
Both the gender analysis and action plan should be attached as annexes to the project document.
 This guide aligns the latest requirements to meet UNDP and GEF standards on conducting a gender analysis as of August 2016. For more information on gender mainstreaming requirements see the UNDP-GEF gender toolkit available here: https://intranet.undp.org/unit/bpps/sdev/gef/SitePages/Gender.aspx