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Gender Specialist for MPU/Chemicals Programme
|Location :||Home based with mission travel|
|Application Deadline :||19-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 :||nine months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||nine months maximum 30 working days|
UNDP is one of the Implementing Agencies of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
UNDP works with public and private partners in developing countries to assist them in meeting the targets of reducing the use of ozone depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol. In addition, UNDP also helps developing countries reduce and eliminate the emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants as well as the use and emissions of mercury.
UNDP’s ozone and chemicals global programmes are managed by the Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit (MPU/Chemicals) within the Sustainable Development Cluster of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) in New York, with staff also located in UNDP Regional Centers in Istanbul Panama City and Bangkok.
Since 1991, UNDP has received over US $800 million in grants from the Multilateral Fund, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and bilateral donors to undertake thousands of activities related to ozone and chemicals in nearly 100 developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
A number of factors justify the importance of adopting a gender-responsive approach to the management of chemicals. The major factors include: differences in physiological susceptibility, cross-generational transfers to the unborn child, and the resulting health effects as well as the source of exposure to toxic chemicals (workplace vs. household). Men, women, and children vary in their physiological susceptibility to the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals. In addition, each group is exposed in different ways to different toxic chemicals in daily life.
Recognizing the significant linkages between chemicals and gender, UNDP produced a publication “Chemicals and Gender” in 2011 and produced a guidance document operationalizing the integration of gender into chemicals projects by providing guidance and suggesting gender-based outputs, indicators and activities to include into chemicals projects. Nonetheless, UNDP has identified the need to strengthen the capacities at different levels to ensure gender equality is well integrated into the design and implementation of ozone projects.
The objective of this work is to explain how the selected ozone project(s) will contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, identify entry points for mainstreaming gender considerations in project components, and to develop a gender action plan to advance women’s empowerment and promote gender equality
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will analyze, review and develop technical and policy-relevant materials, including methodologies and tools to integrate gender considerations into ozone projects and will carry out the following tasks:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Duration of the Work:
It is expected that the expert will undertake missions to 2-3 countries during the period of March-September 2018. The countries will be finalized after discussions with the consultant but they may include: China, Ghana or Nigeria, and Peru. The selection of the number of countries will be contingent on the availability of funds. Given that the exact dates and place of missions are unknown travel costs must be excluded from the proposal. Travel will be reimbursed through submission of F-10 Claim
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all docs in one file):
The technical evaluation will be based on the following criteria with the corresponding points (out of a total 70 points):
Criteria 1: Master’s degree in gender or other related area; (10 points)
Criteria 2: At least 7 years of experience in practical working experience in gender mainstreaming, women’s empowerment and sustainable development; (15 points)
Criteria 3:; Experience carrying out participatory gender analysis; experience collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex-disaggregated data and preparing gender responsive project analysis; gender action plans (15 points)
Criteria 4:Demonstrated experience working on policy and programmatic issues with national and local governments and civil society organizations including community organizations; (5 points)
Criteria 5: Experience in facilitating gender responsive stakeholder meetings is highly desired; (5 points)
Criteria 6: Experience with project development and results-based management methodologies is desired; (5 points)
Criteria 7: Excellent analytical, writing, advocacy, presentation and communication skills are required; (5 points)
Criteria 8: Knowledge with chemicals or ozone issues is highly desired; (10 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial evaluation (maximum 30 points):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial 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.