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National Specialist for Gender and Stakeholder Engagement
|Location :||Colombo with travel to field sites as necessary, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Aug-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 :||25 days within 7 months|
UNDP is the leadng United Nations Organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated lasting solutions for people and planet. UNDP Sri Lanka has been working as the key development partner of choice since 1967 to achieve sustainable human development on economic, social and environmental fronts. UNDP Sri Lanka has a portfolio of projects that focus on environmental sustainability and climate resilience. These projects support the government to implement climate smart solutions in critical sectors, mainstream biodiversity into landscape management approaches and production sectors and produce quality and time sensitive reports to global environmental treaties/ conventions.
In this backdrop, Government of Sri Lanka, with the assistance of UNDP, has secured funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the Project “Partnerships and Innovative Financing to Mainstream Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Management in the Wet and Intermediate Climatic Zones”. The objective of the project is to conserve globally significant biodiversity by improving land management practices in tea and rubber production areas in the Wet and Intermediate Climatic Zones through innovative Private-Public-Community Partnerships. As per the project’s theory of change, this objective will be achieved through three components:
To facilitate the Project and its objectives, UNDP Sri Lanka has obtained a project preparation grant (PPG) from the GEF to develop a full project document with supporting documentation for submission to the GEF for Chief Executive Officer’s endorsement with the ultimate objective of developing the project concept into a full project. UNDP Sri Lanka will be assembling a Project Development Team comprising of a highly competent team of experts from various disciplines, including a highly skilled international consultant who will head the team. The Specialist will support the Team Leader to conduct the necessary assessments to identify gender and social issues in project landscape/pilot sites; The Specialist will support the PPG team to identify and engage with relevant stakeholders at national and sub-national levels to develop an Inclusive and Responsive Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Gender Action Plan.
The Gender & Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will support the team and ensure that the interests of all project stakeholders, especially vulnerable groups and marginalized groups such as Indigenous Peoples and women, are adequately considered in project design and that adequate provision is made for their participation in both the PPG and implementation phases of the project.
The Gender & Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will report to the Programme Quality & Design Analyst of the Climate and Environment Team. The Specialist will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the PPG Team Leader and in close collaboration with the Lead National Consultant for Project Development. The intended IC should support the project formulation team to support the gender and stakeholder engagement related needs arising during the project formulation as required.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE
The consultant will ensure that gender and stakeholder participation considerations are fully mainstreamed into all relevant components of the project document as well as produce a participatory gender analysis and Action Plan for the project. The objective of the work is to explain how the project will contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, identify entry points for mainstreaming gender considerations into project components, ensure that the project results framework and theory of change are gender responsive and develop a gender action plan to advance women’s empowerment and promote gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
1) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare analyses/studies, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader, including:
2) Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory and Project Specific Annexes (Component B): Prepare inputs and support the development of final PPG deliverables, as agreed with the PPG Team Leader.
3) Validation Workshop (Component C):
The above deliverables are subject to adjustments depending upon partner needs and emerging priorities. Any changes will be discussed and agreed to, with the consultant. Consultant’s duty station during the contract will be Colombo (home based) with travel to outstations as required.
The following results are expected from the work of the consultant:
25 days of work within a 7-month period is estimated for the above described deliverables/tasks. The envisaged time frame of the consultancy is October 2020 – April 2021.
The prospective consultant should, as a minimum, have the following competencies and qualifications;
Required Skills and Experience
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (_______________________________________)
All Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR (_____________________________________)
Amount in words:
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily per diem and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored into the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES
Payments will be based on the completion of deliverables and submission of written reports specifying the achievement of the deliverables outlined above. The payments will be verified by the Lead National Consultant for Project Development.
1) 16th October 2020 - 25% of the total payment on submitting the Deliverable 1;
2) 20th November 2020 - 50% of the total payment on submitting Deliverables 2 & 3;
3) 30th April 2020 – 25% of the total payment on submitting Deliverable 4.
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workplace, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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.