China Gender Fund Programme Consultant for Proposal Design (International)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :27-Feb-21 (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)
28-Feb-2021

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

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence 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.

UN Women’s China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (ii) ending violence against women; and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.

The China Gender Fund (CGF) the programme designed in UN Women China Office to address all those emerging trends affecting the promotion of gender equality in China, gather data about these trends, and communicate them to duty bearers, so that the duty bearers can take actions to reduce gender-based discrimination. In the past few years, the CGF has addressed a wide variety of newly emerged gender issues in China: Gender and Climate Change, LGBTI rights, Gender and Migration, Gender Equality and Philanthropy, and Gender Equality and AI, etc. The CGF will continue to identify and address these types of gender issues as they emerge.  The CGF supports innovative projects that: encourage gender advocates to promote and disseminate information and materials across a broad range of media; increase gender awareness and capacity of policy makers; support and raise awareness of successful local pilots; promote dialogue between women’s movements, policy makers, and UN and donors; and support targeted research, data collection, and analysis on the newly emerging gender issues to influence policy and strengthen advocacy efforts.

To accomplish this overall goal, the CGF works within the framework of international instruments on human rights and gender equality, such as CEDAW, the BPFA, and the SDGs, and contributes significantly to promoting other international rights conventions too. These documents, especially CEDAW, are integrated into all aspects of the CGF programme, from grant applications, application review, grantee training and to grantee’s presenting project results. The CGF’s Calls for Proposals and grant application screening procedures are based on the TAC’s human rights- and gender-based analysis of underlying causes and barriers to human rights and gender equality in China.

A stock take review of the China Gender Fund was completed in 2020, and new strategy of the CGF has been developed. The stock take review shows that a combination of knowledge-, human-, and relationship capital in programming produces value addition with multiplier effects, and that a focus on evidence informed policy advocacy and capacity development is effective in development of gender responsive policy, standards and legislations. This will be achieved by changing the grant-making structure to be more strategic through enhanced services and greater funding, while also prioritizing more sector building services including advocacy and learning events and knowledge management.

UN Women China office is seeking to recruit a short-term specialist for the above duration, whose duties are as articulated below. Under the guidance and supervision of the CGF programme manager of UN Women China, the consultant provides high quality and strategic technical support to identify priority areas, undertake research and consultation, and develop a new ProDoc for the CGF for the implementation of the new strategy.  

The Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Specialist works in close collaboration with the CGF and relevant parties to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of CGF Programme Officer of UN Women China, the Specialist is responsible for the following:

  • Organize online consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders to gather inputs and relevance for the CGF new ProDoc;
  • Undertake comprehensive literature review for the development of the project documents;
  • Developing comprehensive ProDoc including Theory of Change, Results and Monitoring Frameworks, Budget, etc. in line with UN Women standards and practice;

 

Deliverables and Timeline

 

Area of Work

Deliverable

Timeline[1]

Finalize the CGF Theory of Change, Results and Monitoring Frameworks, Budget, operational guidelines etc. in line with UN Women standards and practice;

 

The reviewed current project documents, and discuss on priorities, opportunities, challenges and partnership with relevant stakeholders in China

28 Feb-8 Mar 2021

CGF Theory of Change, Results and Monitoring Framework, Operational guidelines. 

15 Mar- 20 Mar 2021 

Development of new ProDoc for the China Gender Fund

 

The adjusted current project design and budget based on the existing project document and develop a new programme document in line with UN Women standard requirement

5 April-10 April 2021 2

Based on the review from relevant stakeholders and UN Women colleague, develop a final programme document including TOC, programme strategy, implementation plan, partnership, M&E framework, work plan and budgets

18 May-28 May 2021

Note: Timeline may be adjusted based on the progress of UN Women China Strategic Note development.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

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:

  • Proficient in using MS Word and Excel.
  • Able to work independently and under strict deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in the field of international development, gender studies, or related studies with at least 7 years of experience in gender equality and other development programming, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region. Or Bachelor's degree in those fields with 9 years of the above-mentioned work experience is a must.
  • Demonstrated abilities and track record writing high quality English-language reports and programme documents for fund raising is preferred.
  • Previous experience with gender-sensitive and results-based management, results-framework development, monitoring and reporting is a plus.
  • Has experience working in the areas of international development, resource mobilization, and the UN context is desirable, preferably with UN Women.

 

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100.  Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

How to apply 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application online and send an email to gao.tao@unwomen.org with a subject line as “Application for CGF Consultant for Proposal Design” no later than 27 Feb 2021, 12 pm Beijing time.

The Submission package includes:

The domestic travel(s) (if any) will be arranged and financially covered by UN Women.

 

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes on satisfactory completion of task.



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