International Consultant-Content Editor

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Homebased, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :17-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :08 working days spread over two months (Nov-Dec)

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.


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


UN Women and UN Environment Programme, with the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are implementing the project “EmPower – Women for Climate Resilient Societies”. The project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Viet Nam and at the regional level in Asia and the Pacific. The project duration is April 2018 to December 2022. It envisions women and marginalized groups in Asia and the Pacific becoming more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters. The proposed activities outlined in this Terms of Reference will be implemented as part of the EmPower Project.

Under EmPower project, Bangladesh country office conducted two studies namely “Stock taking of the projects to identify scopes to incorporate and address gender and DRR/ CCA aspects in government policies and programmes


The objective of this assignment is

- to thoroughly review these two reports, strengthen the analysis and overall content to make it more comprehensive and readers friendly.

- to provide editing and proofreading of the report including spelling, typography, grammar, improve phrasing and language, punctuation and use of language style for easier reading.  


Duties and Responsibilities

Scop of works: 

Key responsibilities include but not limited to review, edit, and finalize the below two reports

  • “A rapid appraisal of Climate Change Gender Action Plan (CcGAP) progress review and stock taking in Bangladesh” (Page: 40)
  • “Stock- taking of the projects of Department of Environment (DoE) and Department of Women Affairs (DWA) which have targets for gender equality and/or women empowerment and development” (Page:  42)


  • Proofread and edit spelling, grammar, and syntax.
  • Organize, modify, and update existing content.
  • Strengthen analysis and sharpen the content keeping audience in mind.
  • Ensure that the content is consistent and clear; meets the UN Women's corporate needs, and follows UN editorial manual ( ).
  • Be mindful of things like flow, readability, and sentence variety
  • Overall packaging and presentation to make these report publishable.

Key expected Deliverables: 



  Draft final of the above-mentioned reports (2)


  06 Days 

  Finalize reports (2) incorporating feedbacks from UN Women

  02 Days 

Total days 

  08 Days 


This work can be done remotely and there is no need to travel. 

Duration of Assignment: 

08 working days spread over 10 November to 20 December 2020

Duty Station:

Home based, and No Mission is required  

Supervision and performance evaluation  

International consultant will be in direct contact with Programme Specialist – DRR/CCA/HA, UN Women Bangladesh.

Payment Schedule: 


Sl No


Indicative Time Frame

Payment Milestone


Draft final of the above-mentioned reports (2)

20 November 2020

100 % of the total contract amount shall be paid upon submission of all deliverables 01 & 02 and all acceptance and certified by the UN Women Contract administrator


Finalize reports (2) incorporating feedbacks from UN Women

20 December 2020




  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission of the UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

- Minimum Master’s degree on social sciences (i.e. gender studies, disaster management, climate change, sociology, demography, psychology, political science etc.), development studies, public policy, or international relations.

Experience and competencies:

- Minimum 2 years of working experience in the field of gender and climate change adaptation 

- Strong analytical skills on the nexus between gender equality, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and women empowerment 

- Demonstrated track record of working with UN Women/ UN agencies on relevant areas: CC, DRR, gender, resilience 

- Knowledge of the policy, programs, and frameworks of Bangladesh Government with regards climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and gender equality

- Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments 

- Demonstrated experience in conducting and producing research papers and analytical reports

- Excellent writing skills 


Excellent command of English.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, only  and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the SSA in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon
completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages

Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Cumulative analysis-

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 100 mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points out of 100)

Criteria-01; Educational Qualification and diversification- Max Point 10
Criteria-02; Working experience in the field of gender and climate change adaptation-Max Point 20
Criteria-03; Demonstrated track record of working with UN Women/ UN agencies on relevant areas: CC, DRR, gender, resilience- Max Point 20

Criteria-04; Knowledge of the policy, programs, and frameworks of Bangladesh Government with regards climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and gender equality- Max Point 05

Criteria-05; Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments- Max Point 05

Criteria-06; Demonstrated experience in conducting and producing research papers and analytical reports- Max Point 05

Criteria-07; Excellent writing skills- Max Point 05

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (70) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

To be included as part of the proposal:
•    A brief expression of interest: a brief narrative presenting your suitability for this assignment and proposed action plan for carry out of this assignment;
•    UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from:
•    Sample work;
•    Personal CV (of no more than 4 pages);
•   Financial proposal: A financial proposal, only per Day professional fees. 

Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.

NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:

UN Personal History Form;
Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);
Security Certificate BSAFE: EN:;
Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;
Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.
Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from

Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria




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