National knowledge management consultant for the joint un spotlight country programme



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN
Application Deadline :27-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :3d 5h 19m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract :7 months (up to 80 working days)
Expected Duration of Assignment :7 months (up to 80 working days)


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

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative (SI), a multi-year programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices (HP). The SI aims to support transformative change on the ground to end VAWG, in numerous countries globally, including the Kyrgyz Republic. The initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.

The SI in the Kyrgyz Republic will apply a comprehensive set of approaches based on social innovation, Human Rights based approach (HRBA), multi-sectoral inclusive response and survivor-centered principles to the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of interventions across the SI’s six Outcome Areas:

  1. Laws and policies
  2. Institutions
  3. Prevention
  4. Services
  5. Data
  6. Women’s Movements

Particular emphasis will be placed on integrating the voices and experiences and solutions of women and girls who face multiple forms of discrimination, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB). The SI in the Kyrgyz Republic has sought to reflect on current or common place models of ‘conducting business’ in order to propose innovative alternatives aligned with commitments to gender transformative and community-led approaches guided by adaptive leadership and a joint-One UN systems management approach.

Under Pillar 6, SI Programme seeks to ‘flip’ the paradigm of CSO ‘support.’ Instead of treating the women’s movement, and related CSOs as ‘in-need’ of support- specifically in relation to traditional capacity-building, SI Kyrgyzstan seeks to leverage the movement’s expertise in sourcing creative and innovative approaches to EVAWG. This is based on the understanding that those working in the movement are keenly aware of the cultural context and the specific needs of women and girls. In this regard, SI Kyrgyzstan will largely accompany the movement in order to identify joint-actions and recommendations toward leading change and EVAWG. Knowledge which would be generated under this Pillar will be shared with wider groups in the country and among civil society and gender advocates to serve accountability on SGBV.

Objective

The objective of this assignment is to contract national consultant to create a platform for knowledge management, document KM related data and facilitate communities of practice  with wider groups in the country and among civil society and gender advocates to serve accountability on SGBV.


Duties and Responsibilities

KM consultant is expected to undertake the following activities:

1.Preparatory phase (days)

  • Desk review of the Programme document, technical guidelines and guidelines on innovations, templates for documenting good/promising practices, Spotlight KM strategy and tools, Pillar 6 Pathways of Change etc 
  • Mapping of needs, expectations (SI Programme, CSOs, IPs etc) and available resources (according to strategy logic - detailing goal, objectives, users and use, roles, communication, knowledge flow process, KM approaches and measurement, content and information management)
  • Based on mapping of expectations finalize zero-draft KM strategy and action plan
  • Co-create KM tools for proper documenting promising/good practices (key questions and milestones), and generate knowledge on good practices of monitoring and measuring the transformative GEWE changes
  • Present and discuss strategy and action plan with users and integrate comments/feedback

2. Implementation phase (days)

  • Create and facilitate Communities of practices (CoPs), networks and other appropriate mechanisms to support knowledge development and use
  • Create a platform both online and offline (develop and evolve IT solutions and platforms for KM dissemination and use) 
  • Accompany IPs/Consultants within  Pilar 6 to document KM related data
  • Design KM platform activities – knowledge pool, thematic reflection sessions, KM talks, focus groups; storytelling; most significant change studies discussion; appreciative inquiry; and outcome mapping (these methods can be used to track how knowledge products, knowledge exchange, and the use of KM approaches have led to tangible change)
  • Regularly communicate KM results as per KM strategy and action plan (check-in sessions with RUNOs)
  • Facilitate participatory "feedback loops" built into KM initiatives to get real-time assessments of their value to participants
  • Monitor pilot initiatives, collect and document feedback and lessons to support scaling up of successes

3. Review phase ( days)

  • Prepare final report including lessons learned from the testing and recommendations for the scaling up / implementation of the KM strategy by CSOs.

Timeframe – starting from June 2021 to December 2021. All the deliverables have to be reviewed and approved by the UN Women Spotlight Initiative Programme Coordinator.

Duty station

The implementation phase of the assignment will be in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (subject to COVID-19 imposed restrictions), with possible trips to the regions of the country, and preparatory and review phase is home-based.

Key Deliverables

The assignment deliverables shall be:

    Deliverables

Days

Target Date

Payment Amount

  • Mapping of KM needs, expectations
  • Zero-draft KM strategy and action plan

 

15 July 2021

20%

  • KM tools for proper documenting promising/good practices
  • Final KM strategy and action plan
  • KM data (minutes, reports, KM products etc)

 

30 September 2021

30%

  • final report including lessons learned from the testing and recommendations for the scaling up / implementation of the KM strategy by CSOs

 

20 December 2021

50%

TOTAL

 

 

 

All the documents, including drafts, consultation materials, presentations and reports should be submitted in English language.

The payments will be made in USD in three instalments per reported number of fee days based on submitted and approved timesheet, and after all the deliverables are submitted, accepted and approved.

Inputs

UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan will provide the contractor with a computer, transportation in UN vehicles or hired vehicles during missions, and necessary information and materials for the fulfilment of tasks, and provide office space in UN Women’s office, as required.

Performance evaluation

Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: ability to take up this assignment within the timelines mentioned above, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

Application and Selection Process

Application procedure

Applications should include the following documentation package:

  • Financial proposal, indicating a total lump sum to include all costs relating to the delivery of activities as per above description.
  • P-11 form including experience in similar assignments. This form can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.

Financial proposal format:

Deliverables

Unit

Unit value in USD

Number of units

Total cost in USD

Daily fee

 

 

 

 

(other expenses)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period. The financial proposal should be provided in USD. If the proposal is provided in any other currency, it would be converted as per UN exchange rate on the date of post closure.

Evaluation of applicants

The evaluation starts with shortlisting of potential candidates and received applications against the mandatory requirements. Only full applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR; and
  • Having received the highest cumulative (technical & financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:

1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the present ToR in order to determine whether they are compliant/ non-compliant.

Eligibility Criteria

1

At least a Master’s degree in social sciences

2

At least 3 years of professional experience in KM, including researching, creating, implementing, and evaluating KM systems and tools

3

Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment issues is an asset

4

Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)

5

Fluency in Russian/English, working knowledge of Kyrgyz

2nd stage: Technical Evaluation/ Desk review.

Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

70%

70

Experience, including:

70%

Max. 70 points, including:

At least 3 years professional experience in Knowledge Management, including researching, creating, implementing, and evaluating KM systems and tools

30%

Up to 30 points

Strong Experience on gender equality and women empowerment and Sexual and Gender Based Discrimination and Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

20%

Up to 20 points

Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing KM strategic plans, organizational assessments (at least 2 samples)

20%

Up to 20 points

3rd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.

A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)

Where:

p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;

µ - price of the lowest priced proposal;

z - price of the proposal being evaluated

The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.

Annex I: Financial Proposal

BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

Please provide breakdown of Cost by Components:

Deliverables

Unit

Unit value in USD

Number of units

Total cost in USD

Consultant’s fee

   day

 

   80 fee days

 

(other expenses)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 


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

  • Strong knowledge of GBV, gender equity and women’s empowerment issues
  • Strong technical knowledge of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) prevention and response programming, including through the use of gender transformative approaches
  • Strong knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes
  • Strong knowledge of results based programme planning and management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific objectives, indicators, targets and activities in the UN agencies programmes
  • Ability to provide advice and support.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least a Master’s degree in social sciences.

 

Experience and knowledge:

  • At least 3 years professional experience in KM, including researching, creating, implementing, and evaluating KM systems and tools
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing KM strategic plans, organizational assessments (at least 2 samples)
  • Strong Experience on gender equality and women empowerment and combating gender based violence

Language and other skills:

  • Fluency in Russian and English is required, Knowledge of Kyrgyz is an advantage
  • Knowledge and skills of relevant computer applications of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Knowledge and skills in IT (use of various platforms for KM)
  • Knowledge of Internet communications (Zoom, Skype, email) and command is required
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, and verbal and written communication skills

 

Attention:

All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment.

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

 



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