International Junior Consultant – Project Coordination and Monitoring and Evaluation



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :07-Aug-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)
17-Aug-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :17 August 2020 -15 December 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment :17 August 2020 -15 December 2020

Background

Migration is a fundamental component of women’s economic empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. When migration and workplaces are safe and free of discrimination, and when women have equality of access and opportunity in the labour market, migration provides an important pathway to gain skills, work experience and social empowerment. UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) through its Migration and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programmes works to protect and promote the rights of migrant women in the region to safe migration, decent work, and increased economic empowerment opportunities that enable them to realise their potential to sustainable development.

In partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women is now implementing the 4-year Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Thailand (PROMISE) project. The project’s overall goal is that migrants, especially women, from CLM have improved opportunities and conditions, particularly in Thailand, through enhanced skills and protection, leading to poverty reduction in communities of origin. Under the project, UN Women will strengthen its promotion of inclusive growth and gender inclusion in skills development training that is responsive to the needs of women migrant workers from CLM, including ensuring stakeholders, mainly private sector are engaged; and that gender components are integrated all of the project activities.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women ROAP has been working on aligning its migration and women's economic empowerment programmes and preparing for future programme development in response to the emerging needs of migrant women in the region affected by the impact of the epidemic. To support the work in the areas mentioned above, the Migration unit is currently seeking an individual junior consultant.

I.Objectives of Consultancy

To provide support to the implementation of the PROMISE project, particularly its contribution to increase engagement of private sector stakeholder; to support to the implementation of the programme’s M&E framework; and lastly to synergise the strengths of both Migration and WEE programmes to enhance the beneficial effect on programme development in the future.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Programme Manager, Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) and Programme Specialist – Migration and in collaboration with regional team members, and implementation partners.  Specific deliverables include the following:

 

  1. Programme Implementation Support to the PROMISE project:
  • Specifically assist in the development of technical tools and the implementation of project activities involving private sector stakeholders to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment;

 

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of the Migration programme:
  • Track project performance against key indicators contained in project documents, and the UN Women Strategic Note/Annual Work Plan;
  • Prepare quality reports, e.g. monthly, quarterly and annual reports on time;
  • Update as necessary M&E plans and tools, participate and contribute to the development of updates to the M&E Framework of the Programme.

 

  1. Technical support on synchronization between the Migration Unit and the Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

 

  • Identify potential opportunities and risks in aligning the work of the two programmes;
  • Provide supports for country offices on planning and implementation programmes working in the two thematic areas as required;
  • Attend and facilitate meetings/events relevant to migration and WEE as required.

     

    I.Deliverables

    Deliverables

    Timelines

    • Draft PROMISE results-based mid-term report against project indicators
    • Monitoring PROMISE report for August 2020, against project results framework

    31 August 2020

    • Monitoring report for September 2020, against project results framework
    • Draft results-based reporting for Q3 2020 against UN Women SN/AWP

    25 September 2020

    • Monitoring report for October 2020, against project results framework

    25 October 2020

    • Monitoring report for November 2020, against project results framework

    25 November 2020

    • Monitoring report for December 2020, against project results framework
    • Draft results-based reporting for Q4 2020 against UN Women SN/AWP

    15 December 2020

     

    Contract period and work location

    The period of this consultancy is from 17 August to 15 December 2020. The Consultant will be based at UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. The Consultant may be expected to travel on mission to project countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar). Travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by UN Women if and when needed in line with UN standard rates applied at that time.

     

    Payment

    Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

    Evaluation Criteria

    Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100.  Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

 

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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


Required Skills and Experience

I.Eligibility Criteria

  • A Master’s degree in gender studies, international development, social sciences and/or any relevant field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in results-based planning, monitoring, reporting and/or evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of migration and women’s economic empowerment in the Southeast context is preferred;
  • Experience working in UN Women or other UN agencies is preferred;
  • Fluency in English, with knowledge of some Asian languages would be an asset;
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and partnership-oriented approach;
  • Computer skills (i.e Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media and others).                                                                                      Submission of application
  • CV;
  • Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs;
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment;
  • Financial proposal: The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down professional fees per deliverable and any related expenses, i.e. travel and transport expenses;
  • Relevant writing sample.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, letter of interest, P11, examples of work, and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

  • Please be noted that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so please combined all files into one.  In case that is not possible, you can submit the application again with different attachments.

    Note:

    In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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.

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