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Consultancy - Gender and climate change in the NDC Process
|Location :||UNDP HQ, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Mar-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 :||208 working days within 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Possibility of extension(addl 12months)subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance|
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
Addressing climate change is one the key global challenges and priorities for UNDP. Working in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is uniquely placed to work with all sectors of society to help mobilize the institutions and resources required to support countries implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the context of the Paris Agreement. The NDC Support Programme is a UNDP flagship programme delivered by and embedded within the Global Policy network. The Programme, launched in November 2017 and funded by the European Union and the Governments of Germany and Spain, provides technical and financial assistance to 36 countries to implement NDCs and design more ambitious climate targets that are aligned with national development priorities. The Programme is a key initiative under UNDP’s strategy to support NDC implementation and enhancement at the global level, which also builds on UNDP’s larger portfolio of support to countries on climate change.
Under the Paris Agreement, all countries are expected to submit increasingly ambitious NDCs (or national climate targets) every five years. The first opportunity to do so is in 2020. Launched in 2019, the Climate Promise is UNDP’s commitment to support at least 100 countries to enhance their NDCs by 2020, by working with countries to make their NDCs more technically robust and include new ways that governments can step up their climate actions, as well as finance these bold goals. Through the Climate Promise, UNDP will support countries in integrating gender equality considerations within the next generation of NDCs. Based on a UNDP study, whereas 40% of countries made at least one reference to gender equality or women’s empowerment in their I/NDCs as of 2016, now more than 50% of countries surveyed said they intend to incorporate gender equality in their revised plans, showcasing an increase in interest.
Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDP’s approach to achieving its core strategic vision. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are seen as goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDP’s development mandate. UNDP is guided in its work by its Gender Equality Strategy (2018-2021) which details how UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the goals set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
In this regard, building on its previous support to better integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into national climate targets, the NDC Support Programme is currently assisting 17 countries in mainstreaming gender equality into the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) planning and implementation process. UNDP is applying a 3 pronged approach, which involves supporting countries to ensure gender equality/women’s empowerment and climate change are factored in as a combination within the governance, planning and policy processes of NDCs since these areas are mutually reinforcing. For instance, UNDP is supporting countries in
1) Strengthening coordination mechanisms between and among gender, climate/environment and line ministries, developing institutional capacities at the horizontal and vertical levels on climate change and gender, and engaging non-state actors;
2) integrating gender within planning for implementation (long-term strategies, NDC implementation and investment plans);
3) climate change policies (transparency frameworks, mitigation actions, National Adaptation Plans, etc.)
UNDP would like to engage a consultant to support the Gender-Responsive Component of the NDC Support Programme, and, through this, the Climate Promise, as described within this TOR.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The consultant will support UNDP in integrating gender equality considerations within the NDC revision, planning and implementation processes by developing and facilitating the following:
The successful delivery of these services requires knowledge on gender equality and climate change/environment as well as strong research and writing skills.
Expected outputs and deliverables
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, Climate Change and Gender Equality and Inclusion, working under the NDC Support Programme, the consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
Institutional arrangements, Duration of Work, Duty Station
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below (which will include a short interview). Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Criteria for technical evaluation – (70 points maximum):
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates.
Only the top three candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (42 points, criteria 1-4) of the maximum obtainable points for education, experience and language (60 points) shall be considered for the interview.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points, criteria 1-5) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (education, experience, language, interview = 70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
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
Candidate obtaining the highest combined score in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The work week will be based on 28 hours, i.e. on a 7-hour working day, 4 days a week, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.