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International Consultant – English Editing (2 positions)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||26-Feb-21 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year on retainer basis after signing the contract|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year on retainer basis|
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.
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.
UN Women will advance its efforts in Nepal in accordance with its unique role and triple mandate (normative, operational and coordination) and lessons learned to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in Nepal to realize their human rights. UN Women Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2018-2022 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards. The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities as described in Nepal’s Fourteenth Three-year Periodic Plan, its gender equality commitments, the needs of women’s organizations, and the UNDAF 2018-2022 with a commitment of leaving no one behind. The two main components of the country programme will contribute to UN Women Global SP results. The Governance and Leadership component will contribute mainly to Outcome 2 – women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems. The Women’s Economic Empowerment component is related to Outcome 3 – women have income security, better jobs and economic autonomy. Moreover, the Country Office explicitly pursues the objective of transforming discriminatory social norms and harmful practices. The high prevalence of such norms and practices constrains the lives of Nepali women and girls by limiting their access to opportunities, resources and power. UN Women is adopting Communications for Development (C4D) as its approach to mobilizing awareness and action on challenging discriminatory social norms and practices which underlie gender inequality in Nepal. The Country The office will increase its expertise in C4D methodologies to enable deeper engagement with communities where multi-directional and inter-generational dialogues will enhance sharing, listening and understanding as the basis for action and change. Community members will identify problems, propose solutions and act on them, all the while receiving support from UN Women and its partners at the local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of Communications for Development Officer and in close consultation with the relevant programme officers, the Consultant will be responsible for providing professional English editing services of office documents and reports. The scope of work requires substantive experience and an in-depth understanding of gender equality and empowerment of women, results-based management (RBM), and excellent writing and analytical skills. The detailed scope of work and responsibilities of the assignment are as follows:
Duration of the assignment and duty station
The duty station is Kathmandu, Nepal. However, the consultants are not expected to work in the office, but rather work from their residence. The duration of the assignment is one year on a retainer basis (as and when required).
Schedule of payments
Payment will be made on the basis of the quantity of the work actually delivered and upon certification of satisfactory performance by the supervisor.
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: All documents should be submitted in one PDF file.
Interested candidates are requested to apply to this announcement through the UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org within the deadline.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
A two-stage procedure is applied in evaluating the proposals, with technical evaluation through the desk review prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% (49 points) in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated. In this methodology, the maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest-priced proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
The formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest-priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine your all documents into one single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form and the writing sample will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.