National Consultant - GBV Capacity Development and programme support



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :13-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :60 working days spread between June 2021 and January 2022

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. The Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme focuses on prevention and response to violence against women, strengthening the legal framework, ensuring coordination among key stakeholders working on EVAW and transforming social norms.

 

As part of the EVAW programme portfolio, the Combatting Gender-Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) project started in 2018 to learn what works to prevent violence against women in Bangladesh. The Project has been implemented in the district of Bogura, Cumilla and Patuakhali. The Project recognizes that prevention of violence requires sustained and comprehensive action at the individual, family, organizational and societal levels. Through the Project, UN Women has been partnering with key educational institutions, government, and workplaces to prevent and respond to Violence against Women.

As part of this assignment , UN Women is seeking a National Consultant to provide technical assistance to support one of the CGBV Project  Responsible Party in  supporting the design and implementation of the reprogramming of the CGBV Project concerning education institutions, communities, and family based  interventions.

As an overall, due to the COVID crisis, the CGBV Project had to pass through several phases of reprogramming and will be in constant need of readjusting work plans and budget to cater for the new situation and needs of women and girls.

More specifically,  the Responsible Party is focusing on  testing and rolling out successfully evaluated violence prevention interventions in educational institutions, families, and communities.

 Since the inception of the CGBV project, an assessment was conducted on “the Effective Approaches to Preventing Violence Against Women (VAW) Research on Programmes and Interventions Preventing Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh”. Based on that CGBV project has taken initiative of adapting, implementing and testing successfully proven models for combatting Gender Based Violence, such as the VSO Nepal’s’ “Shammanit Jeevan” workshop series manual and “SASA! Together Approaches” in 3 project location, namely Bogura, Comilla and Patuakhali. The VSO Nepal’s’ “Shammanit Jeevan” has been adapted as Shomman O Shomotar Jeebon (SOSJ) and implemented as family-based intervention through regular monthly session.

The SASA! Together  module provides for 4 different phases and under each phase a Community Assessment Survey  (CAS) was conducted to assess the impact of the modules at community level A close Learning and Assessment (L&A) mechanism is embedded in the different phases of SASA! Together implementation.

On the interventions with educational institutions, the Project  developed a  whole of school approach (WSA) toolkit for prevention of sexual harassment.

The Whole of School Approach (WSA) is an approach focused on sexual harassment (SH) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention that is implemented with various stakeholders (i.e., school/college/university management, teachers, students, parents, and community members).  Its related toolkit provides strategies for developing and strengthening in-school policies and procedures, training and capacity building, as well as building school-family-community partnerships. Given the closure of education institutions new interventions are required, especially through online engagement and the WSA need to be readapted to the Covid 19 context.

In addition to that, The CGBV project also focused on Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) through systematic capacity development initiatives, developing a series of knowledge products based on the need of the educational institutions, workplaces and community awareness.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Programme Specialist, Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) of UN Women, the national consultant will provide technical support to the UN Women responsible party in ensuring a quality and timely submission of revised workplans, strategies, budget, and reports, as per UN Women standards and guidelines.

More specifically, the technical consultant will support the RP in the following tasks:  

  • Technical assistance in redesigning workplans and budgets, to be aligned with the CGBV workplans and strategies;
  • Capacity building of Responsible Party  on  Project monitoring and provide technical assistance for preparing monthly monitoring reports to UN Women, as per Results Based Monitoring (RBM);
  • Capacity building of UN Women Responsible Party staff on the process of Learning and Assessment(L&A) for SASA! Together implementation and technical assistance for preparing the monthly reports based on Learning and Assessment (L&A) tools;  
  • Technical assistance in adapting to the COVID situation  and implementing  the Whole of School Approach (WSA) toolkit in selected educational institutes and designing of online interventions and activities, based on consultation with students, teachers, and educational administration;
  • Provide trainings to roll out of the COVID adapted WSA    toolkit to selected educational institutions;
  • Provide support in implementing the Behavior  Change Communication(BCC) campaign, developing targeted messaging and monitor reach messages and impact;

III. Duration of Assignment: 

The dates required for this assignment are from 60 working spread across June 2021 to January 2022) 

Duty Station: Home-based 

IV. Supervision and performance evaluation

The technical expert will Work under the direct supervision of the UN Women EVAW Programme Specialist and closely working with the Responsible Party Team.

V. Schedule of Work, Deliverables

Deliverables

Required Number of working days

Timeline

Payment schedule

Deliverable 01: Provide an inception report (methodology, detail work plan with timeline)

02

By 5th August 2021

 35 % payment after satisfactory receive of all deliverables (01 – 04)

 

 

Deliverable 02: Technical assistance in redesigning workplans and budgets, to be aligned with the CGBV workplans and strategies;

 

09

Deliverable 03: Technical assistance for preparing monthly monitoring reports to UN Women, as per Results Based Monitoring (RBM);

09

Deliverable 04: Technical support for capacity development of the partner staff on process of SASA! Together Learning and Assessment tools

10

Deliverable 05:Design the COVID 19 adapted version the Whole of School Approach (WSA), conduct trainings and designing of online interventions and activities, based on consultation with students, teachers, and educational administration

15

By 30th December 2021

55% of payment after satisfactory receive of all deliverables (05-06).

 

Deliverable 06: Technical assistance in designing, coordinate and developing messaging for BCC campaigns

12

Deliverable 07: Final report of the consultancy with

03

By 31st  January 2022

10% pf payment after satisfactory receive of the deliverable 07

Total Number of days to be recruited.

60 Days

 

 

 

The technical service will be accomplished by 31  January 2022. The payment will be paid after the successful completion of assigned tasks approved by UN Women Programme Specialist - EVAW. Respective deliverables and documents will be reviewed by UN Women before processing the payments. Payments will be disbursed according to the payment schedule.  

 

Travel and DSA:

No DSA will be paid at the duty station. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station is required for this assignment, upon prior agreement/approval from UN Women such travel expenses shall be borne by UNWOMEN and the individual contractor/SSA shall receive a per-diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s) and actual travel cost.

 

 


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies.
  • Knowledge of production, graphic design, and photography standards.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach.
  • Knowledge of local country media landscape.
  • Communication, networking, and advocacy skills.
  • Knowledge of gender, human rights and/or refugee response issues desirable


Required Skills and Experience

Experience and Required Qualification

Educational Qualification: Minimum Masters University degree preferably from Gender Studies, Law, Education or any other social science related field;

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in programme management and coordination on gender and GBV

Additional Capacity :

Understanding of Result Based management (RBM) and experience in monitoring and evaluation:

  • Excellent writing skills and experience in drafting and editing donor reports;
  • Experience and understanding of Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and evidence driven strategies, such as SASA Together and/or Stepping Stones;.
  • Expertise in communication and behavior change interventions.
  • Experience in designing interventions, especially on edutainment and innovation for virtual platform with educational institutions for Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to write reports is required.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all
costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, only  and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the SSA in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon
completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages

Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Cumulative analysis-

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the
solicitation;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70 mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points out of 100)


Criteria-01; Educational Qualification- Max Point 10
Criteria-02; Understanding of RBM and experience in monitoring and evaluation; Excellent writing skills and experience in drafting and editing donor reports; Experience and understanding of GBV prevention and evidence driven strategies.- Max Point  10
Criteria-03; Experience in programme management, coordination, and programme design, workplan and multiyear budgeting for GBV prevention - Max Point 20

Criteria-04; Experience in designing Edutainment activities for virtual platform for GBV prevention in educational institute- Max Point 10

Criteria-05; Experience in designing Communication and Behavior Change Interventions- Max Point 20

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points (49) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

Interested candidates will submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
 

To be included as part of the proposal:

  • A brief expression of interest: a brief narrative presenting your suitability for this assignment and proposed action plan for carry out of this assignment ·
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
  • Sample work
  • Personal CV (of no more than 4 pages)
  • Financial proposal  will include a daily rate (all inclusive) as well as  total amount t for 60 working days, as well as daily rate

Only applications including all items mentioned above will be considered.

NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:

UN Personal History Form;
Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);
Security Certificate BSAFE: EN: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891
Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;
Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.
Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered

Note: The individual consultant who does not meet the above eligibility criteria shall not be considered for further evaluation. Necessary documentation must be submitted to substantiate the above eligibility criteria

 

 

 



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