Consultant to develop the handbook on “Women’s empowerment and transformative leaderships”


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :05-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
09-Dec-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days (9 December 2019 to 10 February 2020)
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days (9 December 2019 to 10 February 2020)

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.


Background

The ‘Leading the Way for Gender Equality’ (LWGE) program (2017-2020) is a program of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia (MoWA) whose overall objective is “Enabled environment for gender equality, women’s empowerment and transformative leaderships in Cambodia through enhanced capacities of the Gender Machinery.” The LWGE program is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and UNDP -through the Project to Support the Leading the Way for Gender Equality Program-, and by Oxfam.

The program is focused on three 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 behavioral change in favor 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. As part of the third outcome, the program seeks to produce a handbook on “women’s empowerment and transformative leaderships” to promote more citizens-oriented and gender-responsive leadership approaches among decision-makers as well as to help female leaders to overcome barriers and gain self and collective confidence. The handbook will also A  a series of case studies of female leaders in Cambodia. A national expert will be deployed to assist the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to formulate the above-mentioned handbook.


Duties and Responsibilities

The national consultant is expected to perform the below tasks:

  • Conduct a literature review and analysis of existing handouts and materials from the Cambodian transformative leadership produced by the Royal School of Administration and other national and international research/knowledge products in relation to transformative leadership.

  • Work closely with the LWGE Management Team and Department of Gender Equality to ensure the correct use of terminology in the handbook.

  • In close consultation with the LWGE Management Team and Department of Gender Equality, identify the case studies to be included the handbooks. The case studies should illustrate the female leader’s story highlighting barriers and challenges experienced by women and strategies they took to cope those barriers and challenges to achieve their leadership role and position.

  • Conduct interviews with identified female leaders to generate their inputs to compose the case studies for the handbook.

  • Identify the enablers of women’s empowerment and agency, as well as the strategies used by women to cope with resistance, inequality, and discrimination.

  • Summarize the key messages (tips) and recommendations from literature reviews and female leaders' opinions to inspire the handbook readers to become female leaders in their respective areas.

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=61675 for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


Competencies

  • Time management (in managing deliverables);

  • Team management;

  • Professionalism, courtesy, patience;

  • Outstanding inter-cultural communication, networking and coordination skills.

  • Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills and ability to work in and with teams.

  • Proven ability to set priorities and manage time effectively


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

Master’s degree in Gender and Development, Gender and Leadership, Women of Human Rights, Communications or another relevant field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in Gender, leadership, and governance.

  • Solid experience in the development of handbook relevant to leadership.

  • Professional experience with UN agencies, international and/or national development organizations in Cambodia.

  • Knowledge of the development of communication materials is an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Khmer (written and spoken)

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal:

(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

(ii) List of publications written by candidate

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email sereyvattana.chan@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.



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