International Consultant for Programme Monitoring and Evaluation



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline :27-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
08-Feb-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :8 February - 28 February 2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :8 February - 28 February 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.


Background

BACKGROUND

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.

 

Women’s economic empowerment is essential to achieving sustainable development. Women workers transform local, national and regional economies across the Asia-Pacific through agricultural work, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and labour migration including domestic work. A combination of discriminatory laws, policies and gendered social norms creates structural barriers for women seeking to realize their right to decent work and safe migration. This means women’s economic contributions are not translated effectively into increased social and economic equality.

 

Across the region, women continue to face barriers in accessing decent work, employment and income. Two in every three women are in informal employment, without labour law coverage, protection from discrimination, or access to social protection.1 The gap in labour force participation is also widening. Women and girls are over-represented in high risk categories of employment and comprise 71% of all victims/survivors of trafficking worldwide.

 

Since 2001, UN Women’s Regional Programme on Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia has advocated for the protection and promotion of the rights of women migrant workers in the region. Most recently, UN Women has responded to the continuing need to promote and protect the rights of women migrant workers through its Regional Project, ‘Empowerment of Women Migrant Workers in South Asia through Implementation of Standard Terms of Employment’, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Global Programme for Migration and Development (GPMD).  Implementation for this project was from May 2015 to June 2019, with the overall goal to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers through improved terms of employment, with a focus on women migrant workers from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka), including working with countries of destination in the Middle East through intergovernmental fora.

 

UN Women ROAP’s 2019-2021 Strategic Note commits to ensuring that women workers, including women migrant workers, contribute to sustainable development and benefit from reduced social and economic inequality through decent work and safe migration across three key areas:

 

  1. We work with governments and regional bodies to ensure that labour and migration policies promote and protect the right of all women to safe migration and decent work, free of discrimination and exploitation;
  2. We work with government, private sector, and recruitment agencies to ensure that women workers have increased access to justice and gender-responsive information, procedures, training and services on safe migration and decent work; and
  3. We convene, mobilize and invest in women workers so that governments, employers, and community members understand, recognize and value women migrant workers’ rights and contributions.

 

OBJECTIVES

To ensure efforts to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in South Asia include and proactively address the needs and concerns of women, UN Women is collaborating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and International Labour Organization (ILO) to implement of the Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia’ (GOALS) programmed funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). To establish a system for tracking and assessing the results of the interventions throughout the programme, the three agencies are working together to review the established Results Framework in order to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation system which will enhance the programme’s activity planning and reporting.


Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK AND SPECIAL TASKS

UN Women ROAP is seeking to recruit a Consultant to provide technical inputs for the review of the GOALS programme Results Framework for developing the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation system as mentioned above.

 

Reporting to the Regional Programme Manager – WEE, the Consultant will be required to coordinate with relevant UN Women staff and other UN agencies (ILO and IOM) as necessary.

 

The assignment will involve the following tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Review the Project Document and other relevant documents
  2. Provide one round of inputs based on the project documents, mainly the Project narrative, the Results framework and the Project governance framework
  3. Participate and provide inputs in a meeting for the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation system with the Technical Team (UN Women, IOM and ILO)

 

The Consultant will be required to undertake both desk-based review as well as to communicate and coordinate with UN Women ROAP. UN Women ROAP will coordinate meeting between the consultant and the GOALS Technical Team.

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT  

The duration of the consultancy from 8 February to 28 February 2021. The assignment is home-based.

 

CONTRACT SUPERVISION

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Regional Programme Manager (WEE), UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

 

DELIVERABLES

The output expected from this assignment is UN Women-led inputs to the development of the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation system of the GOALS programme.

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT

The payment will be made in one installment as following:

DELIVERABLE

TASKS

TARGET DELIVERY DATE

A summary of UN Women-led inputs to the Programme Monitoring and Evaluation system

  1. Review the Project Document and other relevant documents
  2. Provide one round of inputs to UN Women ROAP staff based on the project documents, mainly the Project narrative, the Results framework and the Project governance framework
  3. Participate and provide inputs in a meeting for the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation system with the Technical Team (UN Women, IOM and ILO)

15 February 2021

 

 

Evaluation

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

 

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


Required Skills and Experience

THE QUALIFICATIONS EXPECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

The consultant should meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Migration Studies, Gender Studies, International Development Studies, Human Rights, Law, or other related field. Knowledge of gender and development strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressive professional experience in international development, with a focus on gender and migration, and/or gender and labour rights.
  • Proven experience in programme-development, preferably for UN agencies.
  • Previous experience with UN agencies is an asset and in working with high-level government stakeholders will be strongly regarded. Experience working with intergovernmental bodies is an asset.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

 

Submission of application and deadline

Interested candidates are requested to submit application to somjai.noohuang@unwomen.org  not later than  27 January 2021 at 17:00 BKK time.

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Submission package

 



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