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Location : Home based (Nationals of Iraq, Jordan, or Turkey are invited to apply)
Application Deadline :29-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :Part-time – up to 90 working days over 12 months with possible extension

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women is co-funding with the European Union (EU) and other country programme specific donors, a regional programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey”. This is an integrated programme that targets both displaced Syrian women and girls and host-country nationals across Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. In Iraq, the programme additionally targets displaced Iraqi women, affected by the current conflict. It works to address the call of the European Union Regional Trust Fund to the Syria Crisis (EU MADAD) to, inter alia, involve women in crisis prevention, conflict management, peacebuilding and to help protect women in gender-based violence, especially sexual abuse.

The programme works at multiple levels to:

  1. enable women’s empowerment through addressing issues of economic vulnerability and violence by increased access to recovery and livelihood opportunities, paired with comprehensive protection services and support to national justice structures to promote accountability for violence against women, and
  2. promote a culture of peace and co-existence through supporting women to lead and engage in peacebuilding, reconciliation and conflict prevention.
  3. engage men as partners, champions, and advocates for women’s increased empowerment, including their engagement in the labour market.

The programme operates at the regional level, implemented in Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. This assignment is a home-based consultancy with the possibility for field mission to the project sites as per the programme needs.

Objective of the assignment:

  • To support programme’s monitoring and reporting, UN Women is looking for qualified candidates to manage effective monitoring and reporting of the programme as outlined with the current and potential donors, including European Union’s reporting guideline and the reporting expectations of MADAD programme.
  • To build monitoring and reporting capacity and foster a data and evidence-driven results-based reporting culture for the regional programme.


Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with UN Women monitoring and reporting guidelines, the consultant will work to:

  • Provide overall support to the monitoring and reporting of the programme by assisting in the development and/or finalization of the programme work plans and keep it updated in accordance with programme activities and timeframes as relevant; monitoring the programme results (outputs and outcome) corresponding to the overall programme log-frame, and collect and analyse data for the indicators established in the programme;
  • Work with the Regional Programme Coordinator and country programme managers to maintain a data collection system for tracking and collecting core sex-disaggregated data (SADD) elements on the programme design, in line with the donor reporting requirements; follow the programme Performance Monitoring Framework with relevant data collection systems;
  • Maintain and update the online data collection on results framework and work with the programme teams to follow up and prepare the donors’ quarterly reports;
  • Review the existing monitoring systems at the country level, identify gaps and new opportunities to establish a culture of results-based monitoring and reporting aiming at the programme goals;
  • Provide inputs and manage the preparation of the programme baseline and related online database to track the progress against each indicator of the programme;
  • Provide timely and quality submission of data, analyse reports, learnings, and best practices and identify any field trends emerging through programme action in different countries;
  • Liaise with the media and communication expert to identify the strategic programme information to convert it into relevant visibility materials;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the implementation of annual work plans to ensure clear deliverables, annual targets with indicators and milestones and documentation of evidence-based good practices;
  • Provide inputs to the UN Women and donors’ quarterly and annual reports;
  • Liaise with the media and communications expert to translate the reports and monitoring documents into communication and visibility materials and regularly contribute to maintaining programme’s web-presence;
  • Work with the country programme managers to build partners’ monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Work with the country programme managers to build partners’ capacity on gender-sensitive monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Build programme partners’ M&E capacity.

Monthly payments will be made upon successful completion, review and quality assurance of deliverables specified below:

Deliverables / Expected Results (Timeframe to be adjusted based on deliverables priority) 

Tentative due dates (2018)

Cleared by

  • Quarterly Information Note (QIN) and narrative update reports prepared on quarterly basis.

Quarterly – 1 every quarter

Deputy Regional Director; Regional Programme Coordinator

  • Performance Management Framework updated on regular basis.

Every month

  • An online socio-economic database system of the programme beneficiaries established and updated on regular basis.

Set up in first month of commencement of assignment; to be updated on monthly basis

  • Development of knowledge products on findings from the monitoring and reporting exercises, including lessons learned and good practices for the internal and external stakeholders, and provide inputs and materials to convert the knowledge products into visibility materials.

At least one product every month

  • Contribution to the regional team meetings at the level of monitoring and evaluation (documents, power-point presentations, briefings, etcetera).

As and when needed

  • Provision of training to partners on gender sensitive and result-based monitoring and reporting.

One workshop in Q4


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent planning, goal setting, and prioritization skills, with complete adherence to the donors’ reporting guidelines;
  • Substantive experience in the field of gender-responsive monitoring and reporting especially focusing on women and girls’ rights, especially economic empowerment, addressing violence against women and girls, and humanitarian response in refugee crisis;
  • Ability to manage multiple reporting lines and sources of information;
  • Thoroughly and methodically collect, verify and record data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors; maintains databases;
  • In-depth knowledge of Office software applications related to word processing, data management, presentations, and databases;
  • Ability to take initiative and seek information and reports to meet the gaps in the data and information to produce quality and consistent reports and generate body of knowledge through the reports;
  • Familiarity with the Arab Region, women's rights organizations and networks in the region and globally;
  • Ability to synthesise research and draw conclusion on the related subjects;
  • Excellent organisational skills, and ability to meet deadlines and commitment to accomplish work through results and task-oriented;
  • Ability to manage and maintain relationships with different levels of stakeholders effectively and strategically;
  • Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships;
  • Good knowledge of UN Women and the UN system;
  • Proven ability to design, implement and facilitate training.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, management, rural development, social sciences or related field;
  • Master's degree in economics, management, rural development, social sciences or related field is preferred;
  • Additional certification in monitoring and evaluation, MIS management, statistics will be an asset.

 Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of results-based monitoring and evaluation; Master level education preferred;
  • Proven record of work on similar projects; track record of managing results-based monitoring and reporting of complex programme with detailed reporting requirements; Experience of working on EU funded programme will be an asset;
  • Experience in the management of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, and/ or human rights;
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and partners, including civil society and grassroots organization to ensure harmonised reporting systems across diverse stakeholders.
  • Good experience of converting the reporting materials into knowledge products for wider audience.

Language

  • Professional proficiency in oral and written Arabic and English is required.

Required Presentation of Offer

The following documents are required to be submitted:

  • Updated P11/CV (signed), indicating all relevant past experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references (P11 can be downloaded at UN Women website: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment). Please also include two (2) samples of your past work that according to you match the above requirement of the position.
  • Financial proposal, the consultant is expected to provide a daily fee amount as a financial proposal.

Note that the DSA, terminals and round-trip economy fare tickets for the travel requested by UN Women as part of completing this assignment will be compensated separately.  

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

Evaluation Criteria

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70%

  • Criteria A: Educational background. (12 points)
  • Criteria B: Substantive knowledge on Syria refugee crisis, women and girls rights, economic development, employment, and skills development, addressing gender-based violence. (15 points)
  • Criteria C: Professional experience – monitoring and reporting in multi-stakeholder and complex coordination; analyzing data for reporting purpose; converting the reports into user-friendly documents; management of regional programmes’ reporting. (17 points)
  • Criteria D: Experience of conducting baseline and maintaining databases. (11 points)
  • Criteria E: Experience of managing reporting on EU supported programmes. (10 points)
  • Criteria F: Language skills. (5 points)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30%

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical); 
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

UN Women is applying a fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores. 


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.


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