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Expert for Development of the Gender Analysis within Third Biennial Update Report (TBUR)
|Location :||Home-based, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||24-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 July 2021 - 30 October 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 consultancy 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.
Montenegro ratified various international treaties in both gender and climate change areas, like the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that promote a gender-sensitive approach and encourage the signatory countries to mainstream gender into national sustainable development and climate change policies. The Paris Agreement ratified by Montenegro in October 2017. also obliges the signatories to consider different needs of women and men, their way of life and their ability to adapt to climate change when planning climate change adaptation measures. It is also necessary that States set up their administrative capacities to be able to define responses to climate change, which will be in line with the specific needs of women and men .
Although the Article 2 of the Law on Gender Equality stipulates an equal representation of women and men in all areas of public and private sectors, Montenegro does not have a dedicated policy or a decision related to balanced participation of women and men in climate policies, actions and negotiations. This is mainly due to the lack of institutional awareness and capacity to intersect the two policies.
Two improvements happened in Montenegro as a result of this program. Those are:
The Gender and Climate Change Action Plan identified three main objectives:
1. Improvement of climate change legislation and policy documents (strategies and by-laws) by introducing a gender perspective, as well as to introduce climate change perspective in policy documents related to gender equality.
a. assessment of the capacities of institution to interlink gender and climate change
3. Improvement of the system of collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data and gender data relevant for MRV and transparency.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
In order to mainstream gender into the climate change related considerations, it is necessary to focus on the structures, processes and institutionalization of addressing gender equality in the climate change policy formulation and implementation procedures. For effective gender integration of the sectoral gendered implications into the climate change, it is important to conduct analysis and assessments of the existing situation, base on which related recommendations would be provided. An analysis of policy instruments to streamline equality responses in climate change policies is essential, as well as to explore whether those engaged in the policy process have positive attitudes towards addressing gender equalities and the capacity to attempt to do so.
Under direct supervision by the UNDP Project Manager, as well in close cooperation with the gender focal point at the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, a consultant is needed to develop gender analysis, i.e. assessment of gender mainstreaming into the climate change policies.
a. Policy alignment
The Assessment would include analysis of current legislation and policy framework related to both gender and climate change. The assessment would provide review of the current legal and policy framework with clear specific recommendations on how related strategies, actions plans, and pieces of legislation could be gender mainstreamed.
b. Institutional Coordination
In the area of institutional coordination, the Assessment would focus on the analysis of whether there are systems in place to integrate gender into the key existing climate-related coordination mechanisms. These could include for example national level coordination mechanisms or those at the sub-national level and incorporate the gender equality issues articulated by civil society groups, the private sector, academia. The analysis should identify opportunities which could be further utilized to strengthen the coordination mechanisms among climate change institutions, gender related institutions, key line ministries and non-governmental actors. Some of these institutions might already have a mandate to mainstream gender, whereas others will have an ability to influence the policy and implementation objectives but need to understand the key gender equality issues in climate actions.
c. Capacity building
The Assessment would include analysis of the capacities of national institutions dealing with climate change, primarily Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, but also Ministry of Economy, Capital Investments, Agriculture, Forestry and Waters, Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare, as well as relevant national institutions, like Environment Protection Agency, State Statistical Office, Hydro-meteorological Institute, General Secretariat of the Government etc. As already known, not all institutions or sectors have the relevant capacity to integrate gender equality considerations within their climate efforts. A gender analysis will focus on gaps in capacities in relation to both gender and climate change considerations. In some cases, there may be a negative attitude towards addressing gender equality. In other instances, there may be a lack of skills or understanding of the issue. Some sectoral ministries have a gender focal point network within each ministry, and these could prove to be a suitable entry points, if they become more knowledgeable on climate change.
d) Sex-disaggregated data and gender information
The Assessment will include analysis of relevant data gaps i.e. gender disaggregated data needed for informative decision/policy making in specific sectors, e.g. transport, energy, tourism. The assessment would consider collection of relevant missing gender disaggregated data, e.g. impacts of climate change on women and men in the area of energy, transport, waste management etc.
e. Dedicated financial resources
Concurrent with the development of the Assessment, set of activities related to networking and information and knowledge exchange would be organized.
Thus, the consultant will be responsible for the following:
Main project deliverables will include the following:
I. First draft of the Gender Analysis – 10th August 2021.
Time duration and travel:
The assignment will be carried out within 45 working days from 1st July until 30th October 2021. Due to the nature of the assignment, the consultant would have to closely collaborate with the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism, i.e. UNFCCC and gender focal point at the Department for Climate Change.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by June 24, 2021 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".