The UNDP in partnership with UNICEF is developing the “Financing the SDGs: Jamaica’s Innovative Outcome Fund” joint project. This project aims to introduce a results-based innovative financing model that addresses the challenges of Jamaica’s nascent financial ecosystem. The proposed joint project will address the development challenge of insufficient funding for the integrated SDGs and Vision 2030 Jamaica programmes which require more funding than available in the national budget. The project strategy includes the creation of an outcome fund, a digital investment platform and an impact venture studio. It is expected that the project will facilitate an increase in the number of innovative and sustainable deals in the pipeline; increase funding available for Vision 2030/SDG aligned projects and ventures; and an increase funds mobilized from the private sector, bilateral and multilateral financing.

A concept note was developed and approved by the SDG Fund Secretariat, which is the donor supporting the initiative. The UNDP & UNICEF are now required to develop a full Joint Programmed Document, fully elaborating the project’s approach, theory of change, budget, workplan and other key components. In this regard, a Gender and Safeguards consultant is being recruited to support the project development team in ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed throughout the Joint Project Document and the annexes.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Gender and Safeguards will support the Lead Consultant and ensure the interests of all project stakeholders, especially vulnerable groups and women, are adequately taken into account in project design and that adequate provision is made for their participation in both the project development process, pipeline development and implementation phase of the project. The consultant may assist with other aspect of project preparation to ensure gender consideration are mainstreamed into the development of the project.

Key deliverables includes:-

  1. Component A (Gender Analysis)- Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with Lead Consultant
  2. Component B (Formulation of Joint Programme Document & Associated Annexes) - Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the Lead Consultan
  3. Validation Workshop (Component C):
  4. Final Deliverables

Expected output and deliverables:-


Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated number of working days


Proposed Completion deadline


Deliverable 1: Inception report to include:

·   Detailed work-plan and methodology for undertaking work

2 days

19 October 2020

UNDP Resident Representative


Lead Consultant

Deliverable 2: Gender and Human Rights Plan, Draft SESP and initial inputs into Joint Programme Document

10 days

30 October 2020

Technical Working Group


Lead Consultant

Deliverable 3: Gender considerations mainstreamed into project document:

- Baseline and Situation Analysis

- Gender analysis to inform programme strategy (theory of change and proposed intervention)  

- Results Framework

- Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

- Revised Gender & Human Rights Plans and associated annexes for Joint Programme


8 days

16 November 2020

Technical Working Group


Lead Consultant

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The selected consultant should possess the following competencies:

Corporate Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards; Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences. Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment; ability to exercise sound political judgment;

Functional Competencies

·        Skills in teamwork and consensus-building/partnership-building in a multicultural setting.

·        Excellent drafting ability and presentation and communication skills, both oral and written in English

·        Engagement with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels (national, regional, international)

·        Ability to explain complex issues to UNDP, UNICEF and RCO staff and external partners; ?

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

·        Master´s degree in Gender studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development Studies or other relevant field; (Mandatory – pass or fail)

Years of experience:

·        Minimum 3 years of demonstrable experience in conducting gender analyses; experience in collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex disaggregated data;

·        Minimum of 3 years of expertise in gender aspects of financing models relevant to innovative or SDG aligned financing (impact investment, blended finance, public private partnerships);

·        Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project development;

·        Demonstrated experience working on policy and programmatic issues with national and local governments and private sector;

·        Experience working in the Caribbean or Small Island Developing States;  

Important Information for submission of interest:- 

Application Procedure:

Proposal should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system  (search for Event ID: Jam10-26-2020) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system can be accessed using the following link:-

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to UNDP will provide responses by uploading them in the system.