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National Consultant to support National Statistics Committee on gender data communication
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||UN Women Country Office in Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||22-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 April 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 70 fee days|
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work, duties and responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the National Programme Officer and direct supervision of the Project Specialist (primary supervisor) the Consultant will provide effective communication support to the National Statistics Committee (NSC) of the Kyrgyz Republic in enhancing their efforts to better communicate gender data to the key data user groups.
Activity 1. Develop a Communication Plan/Strategy on dissemination of gender data for NSC
Activity 2. Improve communication skills of statisticians from NSC.
Activity 3. Improve gender data visualization skills of statisticians from NSC.
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
Education : Master’s degree in communications, journalism or other relevant fields.
• Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in communications or media development projects, of which at least one year on data journalism.
• At least two years’ experience in delivering training programmes in the area of communications using participatory approach.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience on data visualization and story-telling techniques.
• Proven knowledge and understanding of thematic gender related issues in development context.
• Previous work experience with government institutions, UN agencies and/or international organizations is an advantage.
Applications should include:
Financial proposal in table format with the following information:
Daily rate : unit cost in USD, number of units=70 days, Total cost: in USD
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period. The financial proposal should be provided in USD. If the proposal is provided in any other currency, it would be converted as per UN exchange rate on the date of post closure.
Evaluation of applicants
The evaluation starts with shortlisting of potential candidates and received applications against the mandatory requirements. Only full applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the present ToR in order to determine whether they are compliant/ non-compliant.
1 Master’s degree in communications, journalism or other relevant fields.
2 Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in communications or media development projects, of which at least 1 year should include experience on data journalism.
3 At least two years’ experience in delivering training programmes in the area of communications using participatory approach.
2nd stage: Technical Evaluation/ Interview.
Criteria Weight Max.
Technical 70% 70
Experience, including: 50% Maximum 50 points, including:
Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in communications or media development projects, of which at least one year on data journalism: 30% max: 34 points
(2 points each additional year of experience but no more than 6 points) max 6 points
At least two years’ experience in delivering training programmes in the area of communications using participatory approach : 20% max 10 points
Knowledge, skills and competencies, including: 20% Maximum 15 points, including:
Familiarity with gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the country context 10% 6 points
Self-management and emotional intelligence 2% 6 paoints
Fluency in English
4 points – fluently
0 points – not fluently 4%
Fluency in Russian
4 points – fluently
0 points – not fluently 4%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points out of 70 points at the Technical Evaluation/ Interview will be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Financial 30% max 30 points
3rd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)
p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
µ - price of the lowest priced proposal;
z - price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
The Consultant shall promote a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Consultant will meet and apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.
The Consultant must be fully dedicated to the mandate and the values of UN Women, particularly to promoting Gender Equality as a strategy to reduce conflict, improve livelihoods and ensure fairness and justice; to Women Empowerment underpinning Gender Equality promotion efforts; to inter-ethnic tolerance and concord; and to respect for diversity.
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.