Research Consultant - Lebanese Nationality ONLY



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Beirut - Home Based, LEBANON
Application Deadline :01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
08-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :8 March 2021 – 31 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.


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. Placing women’s rights at the center 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.

UN Women is working in Lebanon to support women’s inclusion in dialogue and representation in public spaces and public roles. To support this, UN Women is seeking a consultant to conduct a baseline study for a two-track dialogue process taking into account the key indicators and assessing the participants’ perception of trust and their level of commitment towards the dialogue process.

Objective of the Assignment: A consultant is being hired to develop a methodology for the following indicators, and then to conduct 2 baseline studies for the indicators:

  • Increase in trust within participants engaged in the dialogue track
  • Increase in willingness to engage in dialogue


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Office, the overall objective of the assignment is to develop a methodology for a baseline study on increased trust between participants in dialogue processes.

The following will be the duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant:

  • Draft the methodology for measuring the following 2 indicators, specific to the project activities:
  1. Increase in trust within participants engaged in the dialogue track
  2. Increase in willingness to engage in dialogue
  • Undertake a baseline assessment of the two indicators across the 2 dialogue tracks
  • Produce 2 baseline assessment reports
  • Produce 2 indicator methodology notes
  • Amend and make comments as per feedback from UN Women and partners

Deliverables 

Time frame

  • Develop 2 methodology notes on 2 indicators related to measuring trust between participants engaged in dialogue work.

 

 

20 days; 30 April 2021

  • Develop 2 baseline assessment reports that include findings, challenges, and recommendations.

 

10 days; 31 May 2021

 


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.

Functional Competencies:

  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of Lebanon’s political system and dynamics;
  • Mindful of cultural, confessional and political sensitivities;
  • Experience in conducting baseline studies and in drafting and analyzing qualitative findings;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral English and Arabic;


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, or equivalent work experience.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in researching, data analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working on issues of trust and perception.
  • Proven successful track record of conducting baseline studies.   
  • Experience working on issues of dialogue and mediation is an asset.
  • Computer skills, internet communication and command of MS Office

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in written and oral English and Arabic is a must.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

  • Education: 10 points 
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in researching, data analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation in addition to conducting baseline studies: 40 points
  • Experience working on issues of trust and perception in addition to dialogue and mediation/peacebuilding work: 20 points

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation

Application:

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

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work.
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.



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