Gender and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :28-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :40 working days spread over 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :April to August 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.


Project Title: Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through integrated sound management of chemicals


Project Description

According to the recently completed “the update of the National Implementation Plan (NIP) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) of the Philippines,” the Philippines still needs to work further in sound management of chemicals, in particular, the issues of:

  1. inappropriate management and unclear labelling of products containing POPs labelling;
  2. the need for a more comprehensive inventory on the use and stockpiles of PFOS and PBDE;
  3. review of government policies on the new POPs for its reduction and eventual elimination;
  4. necessity of regulatory control of newly included POPs such as Lindane, Chlordecone and Endosulfan;
  5. Lack of awareness and reduction measures of POPs, particularly PFOs and PBDEs, as hazardous chemicals;
  6. Inefficient and in sufficient monitoring of the health impacts of POPs pesticides, PCBs, UPOPs, PFOs and PBDEs; and
  7. Lack of the knowledge and capacity to introduce clean alternative technologies/substances.


In light of the above, UNDP Philippines in collaboration with the Environment Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR) will be developing a project to be funded under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the aim to reduce POPs and unintentionally produced POPs (UPOPs) through integrated sound management of chemicals by having a sound chemical management practice in place. A Project Preparatory Grant (PPG) Team will be formed to develop the full-size Project Document entitled – “Reduction of POPs and UPOPs through Integrated Sound Management of Chemicals”.


The project will also contribute to the implementation of some of the national priorities and strategies in chemical waste management identified through the updated NIP of the Philippines. The project intends to address the intentional use or secondary contamination of POPs (PBDEs, PFOS, PFOA, HBCD, SCCP) in paint, chrome plating, non-ferrous metal, plastic recycling and other related sectors, with the general objective to protect human health and the environment. This will be ensured through technical and financial support to enterprises, and improvement and enforcement of environmental regulations.


The first aspect to be undertaken by the project is the revision of the Philippines regulation concerning the use of POPs and PTSs, to make it compliant with the amended list of POPs under the Stockholm convention and to introduce principle of Green Chemistry and Circular economy. The revision will obviously envisage the complete banning of use, manufacturing and import of these chemicals as required by the Convention, giving industries a deadline to comply, and implementing a strict enforcement and a support mechanism for industries who will ensure compliance through the project lifetime by the adoption of a Green chemistry compliant project.


Especially because of the current economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the capacity of industry to invest in environmental protection technologies is currently limited. For this reason, the core of the project will be the establishment of a Green Financing Fund (FREEME – Financing the Roadmap for the Environmental Enhancement of Manufacturing Enterprises) which will support firms with loan granted at a very low or null interest rate, provided that the loan is used to implement technologies or activities compliant with Green Chemistry principles or preventing the use and release of POPs. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives and Scope of Work


The National Stakeholder Engagement and Gender Specialist will develop mandatory project Annexes related to application of stakeholder engagement and gender. The consultant will be a gender and social inclusion expert with experience in-depth gender analysis and local community engagement.


Specifically, the consultant’s responsibilities will include:

1) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews (Component A): Prepare inputs and support the required analyses/studies, as agreed with the GEF PPG Team Leader, including:

  • Prepare activity designs of national stakeholder consultations to be undertaken;
  • Lead the conduct of national stakeholder consultations
  • Prepare the gender analysis and action plan, considering the local policies and regulations on women empowerment and gender equality and work closely with the GEF PPG Team Leader to ensure its findings are meaningfully integrated into the project’s strategy, theory of change and results framework;
  • Prepare the stakeholder analysis and develop into the comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan, as well as work closely with the GEF PPG Team Leader to ensure 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; and
  • Support the completion of any additional studies that are determined to be needed for the preparation of the ProDoc and all other final outputs as guided by the PPG Team Leader.

2) Formulation of the ProDoc, CEO Endorsement Request and Mandatory Annexes as well as project specific annexes (Component B):

  • Prepare the Gender Action Plan, with appropriate budget and identification of appropriate project interventions to ensure gender mainstreaming including at project demonstration sites;
  • Using the findings from the gender analysis, provide inputs to the project’s results framework and theory of change; ensure gender considerations are integrated into the project’s theory of change;
  • Prepare the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and ensure it is socially Inclusive and gender responsive;
  • Support the agreements on project management arrangements and ensure that gender and appropriate stakeholders are adequately incorporated into these arrangements.


3) Validation Workshop (Component C):

  • Support to the lead in the conduct of the validation workshop; and
  • Support all necessary revisions that arise during the workshop, as appropriate.


4) Final Deliverables

Below are the expected final deliverables from the National Stakeholder Engagement and Gender Specialist.

  1. Activity designs of national stakeholder consultations;
  2. Stakeholder Consultation Reports
  3. Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Plan;
  4. Gender Analysis and Action Plan;
  5. Appropriate inputs to the final UNDP-GEF project document based on guidance from the PPG Team Leader


Expected Outputs and Deliverables

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Review and Approvals Required


Inception Report including Activity Design for the Stakeholder consultations

5 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Stakeholder Consultation Reports

5 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Plan

15 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader

Gender Analysis and Action Plan

15 days

UNDP CO CAP Team Leader


Institutional Arrangement


  • For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall work under the supervision of the Climate Action Team, headed by the Team Leader, ably assisted by the Programme Associate, and will provide technical inputs and approve the outputs of the consultant. The consultant will work closely with the PPG team, reporting directly to the PPG team leader.
  • The UNDP Montreal Protocol Unit in Bangkok Regional Hub shall be a resource throughout the PPG process. They will provide technical inputs, guidance and quality assurance as required.
  • A Project Coordinator shall be hired to work with the PPG team and liaise with government for the duration of the PPG phase.


Duration of Work


  • To undertake the tasks and deliver the expected outputs, the consultant shall be engaged for a period of 40 working days spread over 4 months (March – June 2021)
  • Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted.
  • A period of one (1) week will be the estimated lead time for UNDP or Project Implementing Partners to review outputs, give comments, certify approval / acceptance of outputs, etc. 


Duty Station


  • The duty station is in Manila, Philippines.
  • If local travel is not permitted due to travel restrictions, the consultant is required to do the work online, including spearheading consultations and meeting and the validation workshop.
  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work and travel of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government
  • The Consultant will not be required to report to office regularly but status report on the outputs shall be expected from time to time.




Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in meetings


Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • Initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi- stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills, focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications of the Consultant


For the evaluation of the CV, the selection of the successful consultant will be based on the following qualifications. Only those who will obtain a minimum of 70 out of 100 obtianable points will be shortlisted and qualified for the financial evaluation.



Points Obtainable (100 points)



Master’s degree in social sciences, such as psychology, Anthropology, gender studies, gender and development, women and environment, or women and sustainable development and in communication studies, environmental education, and public awareness, and the like


(11 points for Master’s Degree, 15 points for Doctoral Degree)



15 points






Minimum 5 years of demonstrable experience in the technical area of gender mainstreaming and communication, education, public awareness campaigns


(21 points for 5years, +1 point for additional year, maximum of 30points);



Minimum 3 years of experience in carrying out participatory gender analysis; experience collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex-disaggregated data and preparing gender responsive project analysis; developing gender action plans


(21 points for 3 years, +1 point for additional year maximum of 30points);



Minimum 3 years of experience working with government on stakeholder consultations; community engagement, particularly the industry sector


(11points for 3 years, +1 point for additional year, maximum of 15points);


Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with GEF or other international projects on project development


*7 points for 2 years, additional point per additional year, max of 10 pts)

30 points






30 points













Excellent written communication skills in English. (must be indicated in CV)

Pass/ Fail


100 points


 Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments


The proposed contract price is based on a lump sum amount paid all-inclusive for the actual professional services (indicate daily fee X number of working days), communications, supplies, etc. Payment will be made in installments based on UNDP’s acceptance of the following milestones/outputs


% of the Contract Fee

Deliverable/Milestone Output


Upon Submission and Acceptance of Inception Report including Activity Design for the Stakeholder consultations


Upon Submission and Acceptance of Stakeholder Consultation Reports


Upon Submission and Acceptance of Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Plan


Upon Submission and Acceptance of Gender Analysis and Action Plan



Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.


Recommended Presentation of Offer


  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;


  1. Curriculum Vitae or P11 Personal History Form, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, to prove criteria cited in technical qualification. The applicant must indicate specifically his/her role in the aforementioned experiences, e.g, Team leader, team member, Lead researcher, etc. below is a proposed format to be provided, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;


Activity Conducted/ Project Name

Date Completed

Role in Activity

Client for whom output is intended

e.g. CLUP development for LGU x

Dec. 2016

Team Lead



3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.


Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

To select the best offer for this post, the combined scoring method will be used where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.  

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of same document) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:


Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see deadline of submissions above.

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only successful offerors will be notified.


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