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Consultant: Women's Economic Employment and Inclusive Local Development
|Application Deadline :||11-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||19 February 2018 - 31 December 2018 consisting of 219 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||19 February 2018 - 31 December 2018 consisting of 219 working days|
The global programme, Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) is jointly implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Women. The programme addresses structural impediments that prevent women from entering the labour market through local public and private investments, with an emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The programme is currently being piloted in three Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2017-2018, which include Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda.
Through a Gender Sensitive Local Economic Assessment tool (LEA) the programme identifies, in consultation with the local governments and communities, the most pressing bottlenecks women face at the local level that impede their participation in the economy. To address these barriers, the programme identifies practical solutions in the form of public and private investments. A set of gender criteria is used to identify the most viable investments with maximum impact on women’s economic empowerment.
Within this framework, the IELD programme seeks a consultant to support the joint programme through specific inputs into tools and technical support on programme implementation in general and to support the development of the portfolio on women’s economic empowerment. The successful candidate will be based in UNDP and will report to the Director of UNDP Gender Team based in HQ and the IELD Programme Manager based in UNCDF HQ on a day to day basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical and operational support for the global programme “Inclusive and Equitable Local Development” (IELD):
Support UNCDF and UNDP in the implementation of the joint programme including, but not limited to:
Strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy:
Provide support on Economic Empowerment of Women:
Support the activities in the framework of the SDGs, to benefit the work of UNDP on gender equality and empowerment of women as well as the strategic outcomes of IELD, including, but not limited to:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one pdf file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Upon request, the Financial Proposal is to be e-mailed as per the instruction in the separate e-mail that will be sent to shortlisted candidates only.
Contract will be based on a daily rate basis in US dollar. Payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on receipt of the Certificate for Payment (CoP) and acceptance of the work by the UNDP Responsible Staff that will be attached to the agreed deliverables.
If mission travel is necessary UNDP will arrange and cover expenses as per the travel policies.
Criteria for technical evaluation (70 points maximum):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
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.