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Gender Specialist (For Filipino Consultant Only)
|Location :||Quezon City, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||05-Mar-20 (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 :||115 days spread over 1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March 2020 - March 2021|
A. Project Description
Since 2014, The United Nations Development Program through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Project, has been supporting the Philippine Government in articulating the financial resources it needs to maintain a healthy biodiversity portfolio in-country. In particular, BIOFIN in collaboration with Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau has conducted the following assessments: 1) Policy and Institutional Review (PIR); 2) Public and Private Biodiversity Expenditure Review (PPBER); 3) Assessment of financial needs (cost and gap analysis of implementing Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP)). These assessments significantly contributed to the development of a Biodiversity Finance Plan.
Based on insights gained from the results of the three BIOFIN assessments, this Plan acknowledges the importance of tapping additional financing to support the biodiversity agenda of the Philippines, mainly through its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP), referred to henceforth in this Plan as the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP). This Plan is cognizant of the parallel challenges that could not be addressed by generating financing alone: thus, the Plan transcends the focus on generating additional resources and also identifies a range of “finance solutions” that leverage finance, fiscal and economic tools and strategies to improve the outcome of biodiversity objectives in the country. Financing solutions include a range of transformative actions: generating more financing to fund the PBSAP or associated planning documents; appropriate attribution of biodiversity expenditures in the budget; attaining cost-effective budget execution by eradicating overlaps in biodiversity functions; eradicating expenditures that continue to or aggravate dissipation of biodiversity resources; and paving the groundwork for a responsive policy environment through greater awareness on biodiversity and biodiversity financing and enhancing institutional support towards monitoring of PBSAP.
BIOFIN recognizes the importance of gender considerations to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the PBSAP and will give due consideration to the integration of gender into its work in line with the UNDP gender guidelines and the 2015-2020 CBD Gender Plan of Action. UNDP will continue its efforts to promote gender equality and develop capacities contributing to the national gender equality agenda and SDG 5.
Duties and Responsibilities
B. Scope of Work
The Gender Specialist under the supervision of the Project Manager and Senior Technical Advisor will:
C. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
D. Institutional Arrangement
The Project Manager shall directly supervise and approve and accept the output/s of the consultant.
Based on the table above, outputs will be submitted to the Project Manager in the dates indicated. At different points during project implementation, he/she is expected to liaise/ interact/ collaborate/ meet with the BIOFIN team and with other relevant stakeholders.
Based on the table above, outputs will be submitted to UNDP and BMB through the Project Manager in the dates indicated.
The project staff including other relevant project consultants, as well as, relevant BMB and UNDP technical staff shall provide comments on the outputs of the consultant.
E. Duration of the Work
The expected duration of work is 115 days spread over 1 year from March 2020 to March 2021.
Within 2 weeks of the consultant’s submission of his/her outputs to the Project Manager and Sr. Technical Adviser shall provide their comments. Should there be further comments, the revised output shall be submitted within a week. Should there be no comments, the Project Manager shall endorse the consultant’s output/s for approval.
F. Duty Station
The Training Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office based in BMB in Quezon City but shall be available on an on-call basis.
G. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposals from possible candidates should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e. transportation/travel to and from residence-Manila and/or within Metro Manila, supplies & materials, reproduction, communications including internet). Travel expenses to project-related meetings and workshops outside of Metro Manila shall be paid for by the Project based on the UNDP DIM Rates.
The Payment terms are as follows:
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
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.