National Gender Expert


Location : Home Based, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :23-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :January 2021 - June 2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 7 working days

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.


Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org with Subject: Job ID 95670.

The PPG Initiation Plan describes the project preparation grant from the GEF programmed to develop a full project document for the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Project „Improved Financial Sustainability and Strengthened Resilience of Protected Areas (PAs) Through Development of Sustainable Recreation and Partnership with Private Sector“, with supporting documentation for submission to the GEF for CEO endorsement.

The proposed full sized project is called to reduce the gap between the current capacities od protected areas (PAs) with their increasing vulnerability to emerging threats, on the one hand, and the growing needs to preserve and sustainability maintain the biological and ecosystem diversity that is among the top five in Europe, on the other. The project will aim to reduce newly emerging threats to the key biodiversity values and provide for sustainable management options and increased funding for PAs.

The proposed project will make an incremental effort in assisting the protected area management with tools and instruments aimed at diversifying and improving the sustainable tourism offering and targeted PAs, thus providing for sustainable incremental income and a development option that will valorize the unique nature values without further threatening them. The project will also link the PAs to the funding opportunities provided by the governmental grant programmes for tourism development.

The Gender Specialist is to ensure integration of gender issues into all project document components. The Specialist’s inputs should include a current situation analysis, action plan with target indicators and expected outcomes that would facilitate promotion of gender equality and contribute to efficient decision-making policy in the context of women’s social and labor rights, employed in the considered by the project sectors of economy.

The Consultant will closely work with Lead International and National Expert for PPG and UNDP Team. 


Duties and Responsibilities

The list below outlines key responsibilities and deliverables of this contract. The PPG Initiation Plan for this project provides further and more detailed guidance regarding the responsibilities of the prospective PPG team and must be consulted accordingly.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Support action points, including risk assessments, identified in the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedures (SESP) at the PIF stage (“pre-screening”) and fully implemented during the PPG and, as appropriate, assist with the update of the SESP in an interactive fashion through the PPG
  • Prepare the gender analysis, and ensure that its findings are meaningfully integrated into the project’s strategy, theory of change and results framework
  • Advise on gender responsive stakeholder analysis and consultations and ensure that they are complete and comprehensive
  • Prepare the Gender Action Plan and Budget
  • Ensure that gender consideration is fully mainstreamed into project CEO ER documents ad Project Document.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

 1.

Draft Gender Analysis, Gender Mainstreaming Plan and Budget, appropriate inputs to various sections of the Project document including the comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan (gender-responsive consultation and consultations with local communities), and Social and Environmental Screening (SESP)

5

February 15, 2021

80%

 2.

Address relevant comments received from stakeholders

2

June 30, 2021

20%


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field, such as sociology, ecology, economics, gender studies, gender and development, environment, sustainable development, or closely related area;

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrable experience in the gender policy and mainstreaming;

Languages Requirements:

  • Fluency in languages of people of BiH;
  • Proficiency in English would be a strong asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience carry out participatory gender analysis; experience collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex-disaggregated data and preparing gender responsive project analysis; developing gender action plan;
  • Experience in facilitating gender responsive stakeholder meetings is highly desired. 

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

Max 20 points

18 points allocated for MSc/MA

+up to 2 points for PhD

Relevant professional experience

max 50 points

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

max 20 points 

Knowledge of English

max 10 points - will be assessed as:
10 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 8 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 6 points;
intermediate - 4 points;
beginner - 2 point. 

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

40%

Proven experience in collecting and formulating gender responsive project analysis or action plans

30%

Submitted methodology

30%

Evaluation

Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

Proposal: 

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work: 
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.



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