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National Consultant on ‘Gender Responsive District Development Plan’
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cox's Bazar, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||28-Sep-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Oct 2019 – Jan 2020 ,Suggested working days: 72 Working days|
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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Cox’s Bazar district is one of the poorest districts in Bangladesh and was lagging behind most national socio-economic indicator averages. In 2017, influx of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from armed conflict and violence in Myanmar, put further strains also on local governance and the host population which worsened the situation, and impact assessments followed by Joint Response plans did not focus only on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection to Rohingya displaced people living in camps, but it also included part of the host community to foster social cohesion and enhance resilience. In order to leave no one behind and include the whole population of Cox’s Bazar and to strengthen resilience and self-reliance, maintain social cohesion and reduce risks, vulnerabilities, inequalities and marginalisation, it is crucial to address essential developmental needs of the entire district and strengthen coherence, complementarity and synergies between humanitarian and development efforts. To this end, the DC has requested UN technical support to the ongoing district planning process and shared the current resulting draft plan that is being compiled from Upazila and sector contributions.
In order to tailor-make a relevant and realistic joint UN technical and advisory support package to respond to the DC’s request and better understand the potential scope of the plan improvement, a quick assessment was conducted. The findings from the assessment highlighted the need for gender responsive district level plans and gender disaggregated data for considerations. There are a number of existing projects at District levels which are not informed by gender analysis and more specifically how women’s key issues and needs might differ from those of men. It is essential for the District Development Plan formulation process to integrate a gender-responsive planning and budgeting approach to ensure that attention is given to investments that would promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Separate views and perspectives are also lacking from other key stakeholders such as the private sector or CSOs, including women’s rights organisations, and other vulnerable and marginalised groups or categories of people potentially at risk such as the poorest, slum dwellers, youth, children, ethnic and religious minorities, displaced people, persons with disabilities, persons with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, elderly, etc.
Based on the above, UN Women is currently looking for a suitable consultant to provide technical advisory support on Gender Equality to the DC office, and to work closely with the UN team to develop a Gender Responsive District Development Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Country Representative, UN Women, Bangladesh Country Office, and under the direct supervision of Head of Sub Office, Cox’s Bazar, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
6. Develop a guidance document on gender-responsive local planning approach, process and methodology to be integrated into the final
Required Skills and Experience
Interested Individual Consultants will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:
Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of deliverables and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed, at the end of the assignment Please use "National Consultant on Gender Responsive District Development Plan" as the subject heading of your application.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employme
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.