Gender and Climate Change Programme Consultant - Home-based

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Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :18-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 12h 2m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
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Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :30 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 September 2020 - 31 December 2020


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women’s China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (ii) ending violence against women; and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.

In order to enhance women’s economic empowerment in China and work towards rural women’s poverty alleviation in the face of climate change, UN Women China has been working on addressing women’s vulnerabilities to climate change and empowering them to lead sustainable development efforts. Informed by findings from the 2016 UN Women China and Ministry of Environmental Protection research study entitled Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China[1], which presents evidence that women farmers are most vulnerable to negative climate change impacts, UN Women China is implementing a comprehensive programme entitled Strengthening Qinghai Women Farmers’ Income Security and Resilience in a Changing Climate to respond to the key specific challenges and harness the current global and national momentum and support for women farmers’ poverty reduction in the face of climate change.


The UN Women Project on strengthening Qinghai women farmers’ income security and resilience to climate change has started since 2018. Till date, the project has directly benefited over 55,000 women farmers and attracted 600,000 media attention through UN Women’s official websites. At the time of scaling up the project into the second phase, expansion of project geographic locations and project content would be designed into the new project documents. Provinces such as Hu’nan would be involved, and components on gender and environment would be added.  

UN Women China office is seeking to recruit a short-term specialist for the above duration, whose duties are as articulated below. Under the guidance and supervision of the Gender and Climate Change programme manager of UN Women China, the Gender and Climate Change consultant provides high quality and strategic technical support to identify priority areas, undertake research and consultation, and develop UN Women programme document to scale-up current project.  

The Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Specialist works in close collaboration with the Gender and Climate Change Programme Team and relevant parties to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery



Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of Gender and Climate Change Programme Officer of UN Women China, the Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • Organize online consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders to gather inputs and relevance for climate smart and environmentally friendly WEE programming for UN Women China office;
  • Undertake comprehensive literature review for the development of the project documents;
  • Developing comprehensive project proposals including Theory of Change, Results and Monitoring Frameworks, Budget, etc. in line with UN Women standards and practice;


Deliverables and Timeline

Area of Work



Finalize the ProDoc focusing on poverty alleviation.

The full revised ProDoc with clear geographic location, framework, risk mitigation plan and budget.

28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

Development of new ProDoc on Gender and Environment


The reviewed current project documents, and discuss on priorities, opportunities, challenges and partnership with relevant stakeholders in China

5-7 Oct 2020

The adjusted current project design and budget based on the existing project document and develop a new programme document in line with UN Women standard requirement

8-21 Oct 2020

Based on the review from relevant stakeholders and UN Women colleague, prepare a final programme document including TOC, programme strategy, implementation plan, partnership, M&E framework, work plan and budgets

22 Oct – 4 Nov 2020

Develop a standard PPT for presentation to donors and partners

The full PPT of both ProDocs

5-6 Nov 2020


[1] Timeline may be adjusted based on the progress of UN Women China Strategic Note development.



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

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A Master degree in the field of international development, gender studies, agriculture, environment and climate related areas with at least 7 years of experience in gender equality and other development programming, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region. Or Bachelor's degree in those fields with 9 years of the above-mentioned work experience.
  • Demonstrated abilities and track record writing high quality English-language reports and programme documents for fund raising.
  • Excellent understanding of and experience with gender-sensitive and results-based management, results-framework development, monitoring and reporting.
  • Understanding of international development, resource mobilization, and the UN context is desirable, preferably with UN Women.
  • Able to work independently and under strict deadlines is necessary.
  • Must be capable of effectively using MS Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in English.


Selection 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.


How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit updated CV, motivation letter, P11 (downloaded from and financial proposal to with a subject line as “Application for Gender and Climate Change Programme Consultant ” no later than 18 Sep 2020.

The domestic travel(s) (if any) will be arranged and financially covered by UN Women.

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.

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