National Consultant-Field Coordination Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bogura, Cumilla and Patuakhali, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :13-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :90 Days spread from February to July 2020

Background

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.

The Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme focuses on prevention and response to violence against women; strengthening the legal framework, ensuring coordination among key stakeholders working on EVAW and preventing and reducing child marriage.

As part of the EVAW programme portfolio, the Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) project started in 2018 to boost efforts on preventing violence. The Project recognizes that prevention of violence requires sustained and comprehensive action at individual, family, organizational and societal levels. The project focuses on primary prevention, stopping violence before it occurs. CGBV intends to enhance the capacity of civil society to design, implement and sustain primary prevention of gendered violence, while also strengthening government mechanisms and strategies identified under Bangladesh’s 7th Five Year Plan and the National Women Development Policy.

The Project engages with educational and workplaces institutions, as well as Deputy Commissioner’s (DC)  and local government offices in the three districts to strengthen their capacity and implement a whole of office/whole of school approach for prevention of sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the EVAW Programme Specialist, the consultant will be in charge of supporting development and implementation of Memoranda of Understanding and their related workplans with education institutions, workplaces, Chambers of Commerce and DC office, including providing technical support in developing their capacity and putting in place violence preventive measures. In the districts of Bogura, Cumilla and Patuakhali.

Scope of Work:

  • Coordinate and support the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding with education institutions, workplaces, Chambers of Commerce and DC offices in the three implementation districts;
  • Coordinate and facilitate workplan activities with education institutions, workplaces, Chambers of Commerce and DC offices in the three implementation districts;
  • Provide technical assistance in developing a whole of school/whole of office approach with educational institutions and DC offices in the three implementation districts;
  • Facilitate and deliver trainings on gender, gender diversity, gender responsive budgeting and prevention of violence against women

Duration of Assignment:

 

From February to July 2020

Suggested working days:  15 days per month

Supervision and performance evaluation:

The Consultant will be directly supervised by UN Women Programme Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW).

 

Expected deliverables and payment schedule

 

Deliverables

Target Deadline

Payment schedule

A workplan for planning the assignment

February 2020

 

 

 

Payment of each month will be paid based on the actual number of working days and SSA progress report on agreed deliverables and workplan

Reports of meeting/training for technical assistance provided in developing a whole of school/whole of office approach with educational institutions and DC offices in the three implementation districts

 February-March 2020

Reports of meeting and training for Coordination and support provided for implementation of Memorandum of Understanding with education institutions, workplaces, Chambers of Commerce and DC offices in the three implementation districts

February-July 2020

Reports of meeting/training  coordinated and facilitated  for implementing   workplan activities  with education institutions, workplaces, Chambers of Commerce and DC offices in the three implementation districts

February-July 2020

Report on details of  technical assistance provided in developing a whole of school/whole of office approach with educational institutions and DC offices in the three implementation districts

 February-March 2020

Reports of trainings facilitated and delivered on gender, gender diversity, gender responsive budgeting and prevention of violence against women

March-July 2020

A final report

July 2020

 

Payment Mileston linked with deliverables: 

Respective deliverables and documents will be reviewed by UN Women before processing the payments. Payments will be disbursed each month against the deliverables recorded / progress report of the deliverables and the number of working days and certified by the Programme Specialist-EVAW. 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Bangla and English required.

Travel:

  • No DSA will be paid at the duty station. The job will require travelling in country. UN Women will organize travels and pay as per organizational policy. No need to quote for travel.

 


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies.
  • Knowledge of production, graphic design and photography standards.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach.
  • Knowledge of local country media landscape.
  • Communication, networking and advocacy skills.
  • Knowledge of gender, human rights and/or refugee response issues desirable


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • University degree or equivalent in development, gender or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment, especially violence against women;
  • Proven experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building to stakeholders at district level;
  • Experience in facilitating and delivering trainings on gender, gender responsive budgeting and violence against women;
  • Strong experience in coordination and partnership with a variety of stakeholders, especially at district level;
  • Experience with the UN is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Bangla and English required.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if
any work is to be done outside the SSA's duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the SSA in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon
completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages

Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Cumulative analysis-

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the
solicitation;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points out of 100)


Criteria-01; Educational Qualification and diversification - Max Point 10
Criteria-02; Number of years’ experience in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment, especially violence against women-Max Point 25
Criteria-03; Proven experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building to stakeholders at district level- Max Point 20

Criteria-04; Experience in facilitating and delivering trainings on gender, gender responsive budgeting and violence against women- Max 25

Criteria-05; Strong experience in coordination and partnership with a variety of stakeholders, especially at district level- Max Point 20

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (70) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
To be included as part of the proposal:

•    A brief expression of interest: a brief narrative presenting your suitability for this assignment and proposed action plan for carry out of this assignment;
•    UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
•    Sample work;
•    Personal CV (of no more than 4 pages);
•    Financial proposal for the full assignment as lumpsum amount, which may include fees for total assignment; expenses for materials and any other practical expenses.

Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.

NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:

  • UN Personal History Form;
  • Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);
  • Security Certificate BSAFE: EN: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891;
  • Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;
  • Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.

Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered

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

Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria.

 


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.


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