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(Re-advertisement) - National expert to support a study on the impact of public investment in childcare and child and family allowance on poverty reduction, human development and gender equality in Albania
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working days in the timeframe January - May 2021|
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.
NOTE: THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED AND SUBMITTED ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN THE PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE SAME POSITION, DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Government of Albania has made national and international commitments to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in many different socio-economic aspects. Several international conventions and platforms, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action, demonstrate Albania’s commitment to the realization of women’s rights and the achievement of gender equality and SDGs as women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development.
Over the past years, UN Women, in cooperation with other UN Agencies have provided extensive technical and expert support to the GoA to strengthen the social protection system, working closely with central and local government institutions to address social inclusion and the needs of the vulnerable groups with a focus in women and girls.
Under the UN JP “Strategic policy options for SDG financing”, the UN Agencies aim to support the Government to strengthen Institutional capacities at national and local level to develop feasible solutions and identify fiscal space to progressively increase SDG-related spending for women, men, girls and boys in Albania.
This joint programme provides extensive technical assistance to the Government to identify and integrate in the national budgetary framework more equitable and adequate financing for SDGs.
The programme is contributing to SDG5 priority targets, and specifically recognizes the importance of reducing unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, social infrastructure and social protection policies.
The reduction and redistribution of women’s unpaid childcare responsibilities can be achieved through investments in improved quality of childcare services and social infrastructure. In addition to alleviating an important constraint that potentially limits women’s labour force participation, such investments would also generate decent employment opportunities and contribute to reduce gender disparities at the labour market.
In this context, UN Women is engaging a team of experts to support with the develoment of a study for assessing the fiscal effects and impact of public investment in childcare and child and family benefits/allowance on poverty reduction, human development and gender equality.
The National consultant will work in close cooperation with an International expert in lead of the assignment, and will be responsible for providing support in designing the methodology for the assessment of costs, conducting interviews with various stakeholders (government officials in relevant line ministries, representatives of preschools and their associations, parents’ associations, teacher unions, women’s organizations, academics/researchers and the like) on the current status of childcare services and child and family benefits/allowances and its interactions with labor market engagement of parents, in collecting the relevant national and administrative data such as input/output tables, time-use surveys, existing household surveys.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the assignment is to provide data and evidence on the costs and benefits in the institutionalization of social care, particularly childcare services and child and family benefits in the country. In order to do so, UN Women - through the work of the team of experts – will support the collection of data for cost estimation of childcare and the simulations of their fiscal revenue effects and impact on poverty reduction, human development and gender equality.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager on National Planning and Budgeting and the Head of Programme Unit at UN Women Albania, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP), and closely guided by the International expert, the National consultant is expected to conduct the following:
Duration and remuneration:
The duration of the consultancy assignment will be up to 25 working days between January 2021 – May 2021. The payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of all tasks and deliverables in the assignment, and submission and approval by UN Women.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org//media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services).
Payment will be made as per the payment schedule in the contract upon (i) satisfactory completion of tasks; (ii) provision of deliverables specified in the ToRs; (iii) submission of and approval by UN Women; and (iv) submission of the certification of payment.
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their application no later than 20 January 2021:
Evaluation of applicants:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation –70 points:
Financial Evaluation – 30 points
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. The calculation formula applied is as follow:
p = 30 (µ/z); where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated; µ = price of the lowest priced proposal; z = price of the proposal being evaluated.
How to Submit the Application: To submit your application online, please follow the steps below: