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Evaluation of UNV Support to UN Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender Promotion Initiative (GPI)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||22-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||3 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 days over a three month period|
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. UNV contributes to peace and development by mobilizing volunteers, advocating for volunteerism globally and encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.
UNV’s vision is a world where volunteerism is recognized, within societies, as a way for all people and countries to achieve peace and development through the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
The UN Secretary-General (SG)’s 2010 report on women’s participation in peacebuilding presented a comprehensive Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-responsive Peacebuilding outlining commitments in 7 areas, to ensure that women’s priorities are addressed, their participation is guaranteed, and a gender perspective is applied to all aspects of peacebuilding.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, in partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), through the ‘UNV Support to UN Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender Promotion Initiatives (GPI) project’ with funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UNV’s Special Voluntary Fund (SVF), is supporting gender-responsive peacebuilding projects in 5 to 6 countries eligible for UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) funding every year since the third round of the Gender Promotion Initiative (GPI). The project was signed on 1 March 2015, revised on 20 May 2018 and had a no-cost extension until 30 June 2020, agreed with BMZ.
UNV Support to UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF)’s Gender Promotion Initiatives (GPI) project to support gender-responsive peacebuilding consists of the following:
Evaluation Purpose, Scope and Objectives
Evaluation Criteria and key guiding questions
To provide the most benefit to the organisations, the evaluation will attempt to understand what worked and what didn’t work regarding planning and implementation of GPI vis-a-vis the expected outputs under the GPI project document. Some of the draft questions are given below that can be changed / refined during the consultation process of the inception report.
Gender and Social inclusion
Based on the stakeholder analysis, the consultant will develop a mechanism for stakeholder participation and consultation throughout the evaluation and at appropriate process points. This will be submitted as part of the inception report. To ensure the utilization of the evaluation, the consultant will hold thorough consultations with UNV Volunteer Advisory Services Section (VASS) as the evaluation client as well as with the GPI Project Board.
Data collection and analysis
To conduct the evaluation, following are the elements proposed for data collection and analysis:
Desk review of relevant documents (Project document, Cost-sharing agreements, UNV Strategic Framework, Annual Project Progress Reports, learning workshop reports, Evaluation reports of select PBF projects, PBF GPI guidelines, SG’s Seven Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding, etc.)
Online / remote semi-structured interviews, surveys and questionnaires including with key stakeholders referred above.
Field visits and on-site validation of key outputs and interventions in two countries where UN Volunteers have been deployed through GPI.
The final methodological approach including interview schedule, field visits and data to be used in the evaluation should be clearly outlined in the inception report and be fully discussed and agreed between UNV and GPI Project Board members. The evaluator is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach that ensures close engagement with the evaluation managers, implementing partners and direct beneficiaries.
Duties and Responsibilities
5. Evaluation deliverables
Overall advisory role to the Evaluation will be through the GPI Project Board chaired by the UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator and consisting of representatives of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), UN Women, and BMZ. The Programme Specialist, Volunteer Infrastructure will provide overall management and coordination to the consultant.
This evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG ‘Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation’. The consultant must safeguard the rights and confidentiality of information providers, interviewees and stakeholders through measures to ensure compliance with legal and other relevant codes governing collection of data and reporting on data. The consultant must also ensure security of collected information before and after the evaluation and protocols to ensure anonymity and confidentiality of sources of information where that is expected. The information knowledge and data gathered in the evaluation process must also be solely used for the evaluation and not for other uses with the express authorization of UNV/UNDP and partners.
Communications and Advocacy:
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection of the Best offer:
The selection of the best offer will be based on the combined scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Key selection criteria are:
Applicants have to provide the following documents:
Cover letter and CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
A Technical Proposal (max 5 pages), shall describe the methodology and the approach on how to fulfill the required deliverables as well as outline the major components of its implementation as per key deliverables table above.
Financial proposal, shall consist of all-inclusive lump sum for the whole duration of the contract period, which shall include the consultancy fee, costs of living, costs for insurance, and cost of travel. The financial proposal shall contain a breakdown of these costs and indicate the number of off-days the consultant wants to take during the contract period (if any). Please note: daily rate and fees should not include Mission Travel air tickets, visas and per diems. Please include in your offer;
Please quote for economy return travel tickets, per diems (2 days) and any other expenses. Please note UNV will only pay for an economy priced ticket. The travel destinations are subject to final approval and maybe changed.
Your financial proposal must be submitted using the duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (COI) Link to COI template; https://popp.undp.org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/UNDP_POPP_DOCUMENT_LIBRARY/Public/PSU_%20Individual%20Contract_Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx&action=default
Your Financial Proposal must indicate the total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an 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 UNV under 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 UNV
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Terms and conditions, as well as contract samples can be found at this link:
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Please make sure you provide all requested materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Applications without the fully completed Confirmation of Interest Form, including financial costs will not be considered.
Note: UNDP/UNV reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this procurement notice. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP/UNV with similar terms of reference, experience and educational requirements.
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.