National Gender Expert on Climate Change


Location : Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline :27-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :05 July 2021 – 10 December 2021 (40 work 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

UNDP and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) are implementing the project “Building Armenia’s national transparency framework under Paris Agreement” UNDP-GCF Project (CBIT Project). As the project title indicates, the immediate objective of the project is to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement by strengthening institutional and technical capacity for measuring and reporting on emissions, mitigation and adaptation activities, and support received. It will use three means of strengthening capacity in this area: 1) Strengthening national institutions for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and aligning transparency activities with country priorities; 2) Ensuring that organizations and individuals have the necessary training and tools to conduct MRV activities; and 3) Transitioning arrangements for data collection, analysis, and reporting from a project-based cycle to a continuous process.

The Gender Analysis and Gender Action Plan is available at the Project document (http://www.nature-ic.am/en/projects/Building-Armenia’s-National-Transparency-Framework-under-Paris-Agreement/1039).

UNDP is seeking to engage a consultant to support in developing recommendations on gender consideration in data and actions effect assessment, as well as on disaggregated data collection, plan and organize trainings on disaggregated data collection and assessment.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to ensure that gender issues are addressed in each of the project components.  

The specific objective of the consultancy is to support for gender mainstreaming and gender-disaggregated data in the project and provide decision-makers with a clearer picture of the differing impacts of climate change on women and men, ensuring that adaptation actions leverage this knowledge to provide optimal benefits.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in close cooperation with the UNFCCC focal point and with the Task Lead expert and relevant consultants engaged by the project, the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities:

  • In consultation with project manager review the project gender action plan and provide recommendations for its implementation, based on the Gender Analysis implemented in the scope of the project;  
  • Identify gender institutional mechanisms to include in Project implementation (planning, implementation and reporting);
  • Provide practical recommendations on establishing cooperation channels between gender institutional mechanisms and responsible institutions included into project implementation and identify relevant women’s organizations (governmental and non-governmental) that will be part of the stakeholder engagement plan;
  • Ensure proper implementation of gender action plan as well as support monitoring for gender-related indicators in the project results framework;
  • Collect and assess existing statistics relevant to gender and climate as well as identify statistical gaps and create recommendations for improvement of statistics;
  • Provide expert inputs to undertake measures for collection and disaggregation of relevant data;
  • Develop and implement a plan that will support equal opportunities for women in project training and capacity strengthening activities;  
  • Provide recommendations on institutional arrangements and the MRV information system that will maximize the consideration of gender in transparency activities;
  • Summarize findings on gender and climate reporting in a publication and make that information available on the online portal;
  • Provide training and ongoing capacity strengthening for data providers and project experts on gender considerations in data collection and analysis;
  • Ensure that the project implementation is aligned with women’s participation and gender equality strategies of UNDP Armenia, UNDP-GEF, and the GEF;
  • Participate on national expert group meetings, in official events and conferences, dissemination workshop for the project, etc.

Expected deliverables:   

Description of deliverables

Delivery time

  1. Detailed work plan, covering the project gender action plan and providing recommendations for its implementation, identifying gender institutional mechanisms to include in Project implementation and providing recommendations on establishing cooperation channels between gender institutional mechanisms and responsible institutions included into project implementation

August 31, 2021

  1. Analytical Report discussing existing statistics relevant to gender and climate, identifying statistical gaps and providing recommendations for improvement of statistics

September 30, 2021

  1. Report on institutional arrangements and the MRV information system that will maximize the consideration of gender in transparency activities

October 15, 2021

  1. Publication, summarizing findings on gender and climate reporting

October 31, 2021

  1. Final report package

10 December, 2021

Payment mode:

Payment will be made in two installments upon completion of the tasks under each output and approval of deliverables by the UNDP country office and Regional Technical Specialist:  

  • Output 1 (covering deliverables 1, 2) – 50% of total amount
  • Output 2 (covering deliverables 3, 4, 5) – 50% of total amount


Competencies

  • A good understanding of the sustainable development agenda and socio-economic issues in Armenia.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different social and cultural backgrounds;
  • Strong track record with producing high quality research and strong quantitative skills in economic analysis, sociology or simulation/ scenario modeling;
  • Proven knowledge of communication tools, excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent coordination and collaboration skills, with ability to work under time pressure and handle multiple activities and projects concurrently;
  • Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a team-based information sharing;


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in sustainable development, economics, public administration, social sciences, gender studies or a related field.  

Experience

  • At least 5 years of substantive professional experience in design, monitoring or evaluation of gender projects.
  • Demonstrated experience on gender mainstreaming in climate change/environment/sustainable development.  
  • Preferable experience working on policy and programmatic issues with national and local governments and civil society organizations including community organizations.
  • Desirable: experience working with international organizations related to climate change or gender.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in Armenian and English is required (written and oral).

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

  • Financial Proposal and Availability formOFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP (A total lump sum  option is applicable for this assignment)
  • CV shall include Education/Qualification, Processional Certification, Employment Records /Experience

General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

 

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