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Technical Specialist - Women’s Economic Empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Moresby (126 days) Home based (60 days), PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-22 (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 :||186 days within the period 1 June 2022 to 30 June 2023|
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.
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.
Under its Strategic Note 2018-2023; PNG Country Office focuses on delivering programmes that are aligned to global norms, policies and standards under four thematic areas;
In PNG the overall labour force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+, modelled ILO estimate) was 47.3 per cent in 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 72.53 in 2004. In 2020, the female labour force participation rate was 48.3 per cent, compared with 49.2 per cent for men. A critical factor in labour force participation and employment rates for women is their engagement in agriculture and fishing for household consumption in rural areas, where some 87 per cent of the population is concentrated.
UN Women is seeking to recruit a Women’s Economic Empowerment expert to support the organisation’s work on enhancing women’s participation and benefit in the economy. In particular, the job requires strong knowledge and experience in developing and implementing initiatives focussed on business development and women’s financial inclusion, women’s voice and agency, social protection, developing knowledge products, programming and policy support at national and subnational level. It also requires supporting and developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant regional bodies, Government counterparts, UN organizations, private sector entities, and CSOs.
The expert position will complement a locally engaged Programme team to ensure that UN Women’s contribution to the new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and UN Women’s new Strategic Note Strategic appropriately considers women’s economic empowerment in line with economic opportunities and dynamics in PNG. The position will also seek to strengthen the implementation strategy and approaches within ongoing projects such as the Safe and Prosperous Districts programme and the Markets Economic Recovery and Inclusion Program. The expert will provide technical advice to the UN Women WEE Program Team on issues around strengthening programming within the Informal Economy, Social Protection, Business Development and Financial inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision by the Deputy Country Representative, the consultant will perform the following tasks and deliverables:
1. Provide strategic planning support to the Country Office on WEE.
2. Provide technical support to policy development
3. Provide technical support for the programme implementation, monitoring and reporting for PNG’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) portfolio
4. Provide capacity building support to country office team and partners
5. Support Resource Mobilization
Duration of the assignment
The total duration of the contract assignment will be 186 days, between June 2022 to June 2023. This assignment will require 126 days in Port Moresby inclusive of field visits to project sites and 60 days of home-based work.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:
All the documents, including the interview tools, training materials and reports should be submitted in written in English language.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed by UN Women and approved within two weeks of submission.
UN Women will also cover the costs of daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for Port Moresby and other areas within the country as per standard UN rate, as well as the most direct economy airfare for missions, as per UN Women regulations, for all approved official travel. The Consultant is responsible for all international travel to Port Moresby and should include the costs in the financial proposal.
UN Women will provide transport in the field only, consultant is expected to arrange own transport within Port Moresby and from homebased to Port Moresby. This should be included in the financial proposal.
The Consultant will be required to provide their own local communications such as SIM cards. Some internet access is available while in Port Moresby however the consultant is expected to arrange his/her own internet access in the field. These costs should be included in the lump sum fee of the financial proposal.
All accommodation costs and other living expenses will be covered within the consultancy fee.
The consultant will be provided with a UN security briefing and will be required to follow UN security rules and guidance.
The Consultant will arrange private insurance and the cost of which will be included in the financial proposal.
Office space and facilities:
The consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer and other means of communications but may access the UN Women office for printing of relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Critical Competencies for Immediate Response situations:
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and Skills
Language and other skills
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to the UNDP website not later than 25 May 2022 COB (PNG time).
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.