BBRSO142720 - Consultant for The Gender & NDC Training Clinics and Capacity Building Support Programme


Location : UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :11-Jun-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)
01-Jul-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :4 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 Months

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

ADMINISTRATION

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BACKGROUND

Climate Change presents the single biggest threat to sustainable development and is already causing widespread, unprecedented impacts that disproportionately burden the poorest, marginalized and most vulnerable.  Its effects are being shaped by pervasive and entrenched gender inequalities and key vulnerable groups such as women, indigenous people, the elderly as well as persons living with disabilities are among the most likely to be disproportionally affected.

The UNDP in supporting countries in their efforts to advance the NDCs process and/or implementation developed the Climate Promise Programme. The aim of the Climate Promise Programme is to provide countries with the necessary support to drive NDC implementation, through the leveraging of existing funds within the UNDP’s existing climate portfolio, or by working in close collaboration with other UN system partners or by strategically augmenting other relevant ongoing activities, as appropriate under the UNDP Framework. The Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) project, provides an excellent opportunity for support to be offered to specific beneficiary countries under the Climate Promise Programme, by leveraging the funding available under the EnGenDER project to advance activities which “systematically employ a gender-responsive approach within NDC processes, policies and programming.”

The overall objective of this assignment is three-fold:

  1.  To conduct a series of Gender and NDC Training Clinics for the beneficiary countries of the EnGenDER project and the wider Caribbean region with a limited focus to include other small island developing states.
  2.  To develop a Best Practice Tool Kit, which provides a practical implementation guide on the strategies, tools and techniques and specific interventions which should be utilized by Caribbean countries in integrating gender into their NDCs and climate change actions and
  3.  To prepare a technical  paper on gender-responsive climate change actions within SIDS.


Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of this assignment is to provide training and capacity support to the beneficiary governments of the EnGenDER countries as well as the wider network of countries within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as well as within the specific SIDS regions. The training and capacity building support being provided under this consultancy will mainly target the climate change and disaster recovery coordinating agencies as well the gender machineries. The aim of which is to enhance the technical capacity of key actors and decision makers across the climate change and disaster recovery bodies to better integrate gender dimensions within their country’s sustainable development and climate change actions.

In this regard, the training and capacity building support being provided will be carried out in three (3) main project phases:

  1. Phase One: The Conduct of the Gender and NDC Training Clinic Series and
  2. Phase Two: The Development of the Gender Mainstreaming NDC Best Practice Tool Kit for Caribbean Countries
  3. Phase Three: The Preparation of a Technical paper on gender-responsive climate change actions in SIDS

Please see Annex 1 Section 2 for extended Scope of Works.

 


Competencies

Years of experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience addressing issues specific to Caribbean SIDS surrounding gender equality and the mainstreaming of gender into national climate change policies, strategies or and action plans with specific focus on NDCs.

 

Competencies:

  • At least 5 years of experience addressing issues specific to Caribbean SIDS surrounding gender equality and the mainstreaming of gender into national climate change policies, strategies or and action plans with specific focus on NDCs.
  • At least 2 years of experience in executing gender specific capacity building initiatives at the policy level and supporting institutional coordination efforts, resulting in the design of strategic guidance documents or strategic re-development of organizations structures which support gender mainstreaming.
  • Sound understanding of national and local development planning processes in the Caribbean especially knowledge of the INDCs/ NDCs development or implementation process in the Caribbean.
  • Ability to transfer analytical results into simple and actionable solutions (based on job experience/field work).
  • Sound understanding of the issues relevant to the priority sectors surrounding climate change vulnerability and risk, or other related development issues within Caribbean region (based on job experience/field work) will be an asset.
  • Previous work in any of the beneficiary countries and in a similar project is highly desirable.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, writing and communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Manadtory Postgraduate degree (MSc, MA, or higher) in development studies, gender studies, poverty reduction, international policy, sustainable development or social sciences.



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