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National Consultant – To Review, Amend and Develop Market Vendors Association’s Constitution for the M4C Programme, UNW Vanuatu
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Vila, VANUATU|
|Application Deadline :||16-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 12h 11m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 40 working days within a 3 months’ period.|
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.
The Fiji Multi Country Office (MCO) covers 14 Pacific countries, with field offices/presence in 6 countries, and six ‘focus countries’ (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tonga and Samoa). Each field presence is led by a national Country Programme Coordinator with a Programme Officer in Tonga. UN Women, in partnership with Pacific Islands Governments, regional organizations, CSOs, donors and UN agencies, focuses on delivering within four interlinked programme areas:
The M4C project brings together governments, market vendors and market vendor associations, civil society organizations and UN agencies to promote gender equality through the economic empowerment of women market vendors in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. M4C is implemented by UN Women in partnership with UNDP and the Governments of Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Given that between 60-80% of market vendors are women, with many more women reliant on market produce, the project’s goal is to ensure that marketplaces in rural and urban areas are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors.
The project is based on a Theory of Change (ToC), which states that market vendors can be empowered within the market environment through a combination of implementation strategies. The M4C project incorporates: the creation and strengthening of representative marketplace groups, which in turn strengthen women market vendors’ roles and influence; interventions focusing on financial literacy, access to financial services and increased participation in value chains; strengthening the accountability and capacity of market management, municipal and provincial governments to enable them to employ gender-responsive policies, procedures and decision-making processes that are receptive to the needs of market vendors, as well as to the design and construction of gender-responsive infrastructure and on-site services.
M4C has four main outcome areas which are:
One of the focuses of M4C is to support the establishment and sustainability of inclusive effective representative market groups within the markets. To achieve this, UN Women has been working alongside market vendors through a series of workshops to support them in establishing Market Vendor Associations (MVAs) and in identifying avenues to work meaningfully with market management and local government staff (council management, relevant ministry staff, local authorities, and municipal councils). Local government and market management staff also require support towards improving governance and management skills including in leadership, communications, accountability, and transparency which will better enable them to fulfil their functions. The M4C project is also committed to developing tailored training for market management and local government staff.
M4C works with 6 market sites in Vanuatu, Port Vila, Luganville, Marobe, and three Shefa ring-road markets.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment
The M4C project provides both formal training on a range of skill areas under the project outcome areas one, two and three. These outcome areas seek to strengthen the capacity of MVAs, as well as enhance market vendors and market management skills. There is a need to strengthen capacities to ensure market vendors and market attendants are well equipped to run the MVA. Having in place revised MVA constitutions will provide the MVA’s with governance structures and processes to manage and operate the associations better.
UN Women is seeking the services of individual to carry out the review for the (i) Northern Islands Market Vendors Association’s (NIMVA); (ii) Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association’s (SVMVA) constitutions; and development of four (4) new MVA constitutions for Marobe market, and Beverly Hills, Melemaat and Emua ring-road markets. The review of the constitution methodology must reflect a gender inclusive approach and uphold good governance best practices. The service provider will review the current SVMVA and NIMVA constitutions, edit, amend, and revise the MVA constitutions to ensure the market vendors are able to understand it and be able to put it in practice. The service provider will also develop new constitutions for Marobe and the three ring-road markets following consultation with the respective MVAs. The consultant will need to consult with both MVA executives, and MVA members, market management and relevant authorities in the review and development.
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Project Manager, Markets for Change Vanuatu project, the consultant will undertake consultation and review of MVA constitutions for the following associations:
The consultant will also develop new constitutions for the MVAs of the four (4) Shefa markets:
For each project site, the consultant will require a proposed schedule, adapted to national and local circumstances.
Duration of the assignment
The duration of this assignment will be for up to 40 working days over a 3-months period of work assignment as per the suggested schedule of deliverables below.
The Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs.
Upon receipt of the final deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, will be reviewed and approved by UN Women within one week.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Qualification & Experience
The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Initially, individual consultants’ applications will be short-listed based on the following minimum qualification criteria:
The short-listed individual consultants will be further evaluated based on a cumulative analysis scheme, with a total score being obtained upon the combination of weighted technical and financial attributes. Cost under this method of analysis is rendered as an award criterion, which will be 30% out of a total score of 100 points.
Evaluation of submitted offers will be done based on the following formula:
Technical evaluation will be represented through desk review of applications. Interviews and/or written tests will be organized if needed only, depending on the short-listed candidates’ qualifications.
Financial Evaluation Criteria: In this Second Stage, the financial proposal of candidates, who have attained minimum 70% score in the technical evaluation (at least 49 points), will be compared.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).