BBRSO-0000120621


Location : Saint Vincent and the Grendadines, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :09-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Dec-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :40 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 months

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Background

ADMINISTRATION

 

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BACKGROUND

Climate Change presents the single biggest threat to sustainable development and is already causing widespread, unprecedented impacts that disproportionately burden the poorest, marginalized and most vulnerable.  Its effects are being shaped by pervasive and entrenched gender inequalities and key vulnerable groups such as women, the elderly as well as persons living with disabilities are among the most likely to be disproportionally affected.

UNDP is well- positioned to support countries in combating the effects of climate change. The Climate Promise Programme was developed in response to this need, with the aim of providing countries with the necessary support through the leveraging of the UNDP existing climate portfolio or working in close collaboration with other UN system partners or by strategically augmenting other relevant ongoing activities, as appropriate. The Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) project, provides an excellent opportunity for support to be offered to specific beneficiary countries under the Climate Promise Programme, by leveraging the funding available under the EnGenDER project to advance activities which “systematically employ a gender-responsive approach within NDC processes, policies and programming.”[1]

Through the funding support provided by Global Affairs Canada and UK Aid, EnGenDER seeks to further integrate gender equality and human-rights based approaches into disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change (CC) adaptation and mitigation; environmental management frameworks and interventions across nine (9) Caribbean countries, of which Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a beneficiary. Climate change adaptation policies and actions underpin how countries will advance more ambitious NCDs targets and implementation. The EnGenDER project provides a perfect nexus, for the advancement of Activity 1.1:

strengthening institutions and coordination mechanisms for NDCs between and among Ministries (e.g. gender, climate/environment, finance and other relevant line ministries) in order to ensure integrated and systematic responses, including mainstreaming gender equality within national climate action.”

under the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Climate Promise Work Plan, given its inclusive approach to integrate gender within the country’s NDCs. The technical support being provided to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, under the EnGenDER project, will support the development of a Roadmap document which will guide the integration of gender across the institutional and coordination mechanisms for NDCs and identify the appropriate entry points for gender mainstreaming within the NDCs processes, policies and programming as well as within their national climate action. This is in keeping with the five (5) year enhanced Lima Work Programme on Gender and its Gender Action Plan agreed to at COP 25.

 

[1] United Nations Development Programme. UNDP’s Climate Promise Service Offer: Safeguarding Agenda 2030 Through Bold Climate Action. a.i.; 4


Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop an NDCs Gender Mainstreaming Roadmap, which will guide the integration of gender into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines NDCs processes by strengthening the institutional and coordination mechanisms which support NDCs implementation between and among Ministries. The specific objectives of the NDC Gender Mainstreaming Roadmap are as follows: 

  1. To provide guidance to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the implementation and/or strengthening of coordination mechanisms among and within Ministries to support gender-responsive institutional coordination. 
  2. To identify the appropriate tools and priority actions which need to be undertaken to support gender-responsive institutional coordination. 
  3. To provide guidance on the appropriate entry points best suited to support effective gender responsive NDC implementation within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ NDC processes, policies and programming and 
  4. To outline the step by step approach and specified timelines for facilitating such gender-responsive coordination efforts to ensure that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ NDC implementation is ambitious and gender-responsive. 

The integration of gender into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ NDCs, will support the country in translating their gender equality ambitions into concrete actions and policy and ensure that the progress already made in support of development goals can be protected,  and that future efforts will not be undermined. This output would assist in achieving the EnGenDER project’s intermediate Outcome 1100: “Number of coordination bodies systematically including gender analysis within their decision-making systems.”


Competencies

I. Years of experience: 

  • At least 5 years of experience addressing issues specific to Caribbean SIDS surrounding gender equality and the mainstreaming of gender into national climate change policies, strategies or and action plans. 

  • At least 2 years of experience in executing gender specific capacity building initiatives at the policy level and supporting institutional coordination efforts, resulting in the design of strategic guidance documents or strategic re-development of organizations structures which support gender mainstreaming. 

  • At least 2 years of experience in developing and implementing Gender-Responsive stakeholder participation and the use of gender analysis and the GBA+ plus approach. 

  • Sound understanding of national and local development planning processes in the Caribbean especially knowledge of the INDCs/ NDCs development or implementation process in the Caribbean.  

  • Ability to transfer analytical results into simple and actionable solutions (based on job experience/field work). 

  • Sound understanding of the issues relevant to the priority sectors surrounding climate change vulnerability and risk, or other related development issues within Caribbean region (based on job experience/field work). 

  • Previous work in any of the EnGenDER beneficiary countries and in a similar project is highly desirable.  

II. Competencies: 

  • Solid experience in the areas of gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and gender-responsive stakeholder participation; 

  • A sound understanding of climate change policies, strategies and actions and how these policy instruments are practically implemented at the national and local levels specific to the Caribbean region; 

  • Practical experience in capacity building, institutional strengthening and coordination, policy development and strategic planning at the national and regional level; 

  • Experience in formulating development strategies and policies; Excellent public speaking and presentation skills. 


Required Skills and Experience

A Mandatory Postgraduate degree (MSc, MA, or higher) in development studies, gender studies, poverty reduction, international policy, sustainable development, social sciences, or a related field.



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