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International Consultant – Communication for Development (C4D)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Remote and training facilitation in Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||12-Feb-20 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 working days, spread over four months after the contract is signed|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 working days, spread over four months after the contract is signed|
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.
In Nepal, the most fundamental socio-cultural root causes of vulnerability is the structural discrimination emanating from socio-cultural traditions, norms, and practices developed over centuries, including patriarchy, the caste system and other causes of economic and political domination of certain communities over others. Many women, therefore, face multiple forms of discrimination in addition to gender, which could be based on class, caste, geography, language, religion, and sexual orientation. Young women in particular are underrepresented in the work force and women’s mobility, especially during the formative adolescence and youth years, is restricted – exactly at the time when boys develop their political and leadership skills.
Individuals considered of lower caste continue to be excluded from certain jobs and services, and Dalits earn considerably less than non-Dalits. Discriminatory treatment of persons with disabilities is widespread. While the Constitution provides rights to sexual and gender minority citizens, political advances have not yet been fully implemented, and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender,? intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) individuals experience discrimination and violence in numerous aspects of their life. In its Strategic Note, the UN Women Nepal Country Office’s (NCO) recognises that achieving the inclusive vision of the Constitution and SDG principle of leaving no one behind requires reaching beyond gender equality and addressing the intersectionality between gender discriminations and other forms of exclusion and marginalization.
UN Women recognises social norm change as a critical development priority and has adopted Communications for Development (C4D) as its approach to mobilising awareness and action in challenging the beliefs and social practices which underlie gender inequality in Nepal. This will require that the NCO increase expertise in C4D methodologies among its staff and partners to enable deeper engagement with communities where multi-directional and inter-generational dialogues will enhance sharing, listening and understanding as the basis for action and change.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of Communications for Development (C4D) Officer and in close collaboration with the UN Women programme staff, the Consultant will be responsible to develop? training tools and facilitate a five days training on C4D focusing on gender discriminatory norms related to inclusive governance and women’s economic empowerment. The Consultant will also provide required follow-up technical assistance to selected training participants to help them apply the training learnings to programme implementation. The detailed scope of work and responsibilities of the assignment are as follows;
Duration of assignment and duty station
The duration of this assignment will be of 20 working days spread over four months on a retainer basis. The assignment will be conducted mainly remotely with in-person facilitation of workshop in Kathmandu (5 days). The tentative allocation of working days proposed is: 5 working days for in-person facilitation of a training workshop; 5 working days for preparation (including a LNA and development of training tools and other relevant training materials) and report writing; and 10 working days for the provision of the follow-up technical assistance. The consultant may need to travel to Nepal, as and when required.
Schedule of Payments
Payment will be made on the basis of the quantity of the work actually delivered and upon certification of satisfactory performance by the supervisor.?
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org?by the VA closing date.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Upon satisfactory performance, the contract can be extended at UN Women’s discretion.
Evaluation of applicants:
A two-stage procedure is applied in evaluating the proposals.
(1) The technical proposal (P11 and expression of interest) is assessed first based on the qualifications listed above. Those proposals that meet a minimum threshold (scoring at least 70% on the technical assessment/interview) will be considered further, including through assessment of the financial proposal. The points given on the technical assessment will count as 70% of total points
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
(2) The financial proposal of candidates who meet the technical assessment threshold will be evaluated. The financial assessment will count as 30% of the total points. In this methodology, 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 formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine your all documents into one single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form and the writing sample will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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.