National Consultant to develop the Country Gender Equality Profile for Timor-Leste



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based/Dili, Timor Leste
Application Deadline :14-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :July 2021 - 31 March 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :July 2021 - 31 March 2022

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 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 goal in Timor-Leste is to promote the women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the country is focused on four priority areas: enhancing women’s economic empowerment; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; and strengthening monitoring and reporting against national and international gender equality commitments, mainstreaming gender across national development planning and budgeting processes. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality, namely through the UN Gender Theme Group and with the Secretary of State for the Support and Socio-economic Promotion of Women (SEM) through the Gender Equality Coordination Group.

 

Timor-Leste, as part of its leadership in the g7+ group of fragile states, has played an active role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, with a dedicated Roadmap to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and conducting a Voluntary National Review of its progress in 2019. In the pre COVID-19 context, gender equality was identified as an area for accelerated action, with limited data to accurately measure progress on key areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The need for this data is even more critical as part of the COVID-19 recovery to ensure that groups most marginalized (e.g. survivors of violence, informal workers, persons with disabilities, women and girls in rural areas, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex -LGBTI persons) are represented and benefitting from the country’s socio-economic response efforts.

 

To ensure the systematic monitoring of and reporting on Timor-Leste’s commitments towards the achievement of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Women, together with UNFPA and the Human Rights Advisor’s Unit as well as other sister UN agencies under the UN Gender Theme Group, in collaboration with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) and the General Directorate for Statistics under the Ministry of Finance, will jointly develop a Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP). The CGEP follows the 2014 Country Gender Assessment conducted by ADB, UN Women and the State Secretariat for the Promotion of Equality in Timor-Leste, as well as the 2018 Timor-Leste Gender and Sustainable Development Report developed by UN Women, UNFPA and the SEII. The CGEP will serve as a reference of the current operating context in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) to national and international partners. By providing an in-depth analysis, the CGEP will enhance the understanding of differences in the conditions, needs, participation rates, use of time, access to resources and development, control of assets, decision-making power, etc. between girls, women, boys, men, across individuals, recognizing their diverse abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. It is important to understand these differences to ensure that investments from the State Budget, as well as actions funded by development partners address gender inequalities and discrimination where needed and benefit equally girls, boys, women, men of all abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

 

The Country Gender Equality Profile is premised on the idea that gender should not be a barrier to accessing development benefits. The CGEP exercise is thus aimed at informing policy and programme development in line with the Government of Timor-Leste’s priorities on GEWE. The CGEP will serve as a key reference document for the implementation of Timor-Leste’s GEWE commitments in line with the 2016 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Concluding Observations), the Beijing Platform for Action, National Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030), Maubisse Declaration (2018-2022), National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (NAP GBV) (2017-2021), National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2016-2020), the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations related to the seven core international human rights treaties adopted and the 2019 SDG Voluntary National Review Report.

 

Framed under the international, regional and national commitments to GEWE, and contributing to the priority areas identified under the policy commitments identified above, Timor-Leste’s CGEP is to be an in-depth, national and sub-national level analysis of the status of women, men and gender and sexual minorities, based on both statistical and qualitative data and information, and will draw upon the 2021 Population Census.  The UN Gender Theme Group (Chaired by UN Women and co-Chaired by UNFPA) will work together with the Human Rights Advisor’s Unit in collaboration with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) and the General Directorate for Statistics under the Ministry of Finance, to jointly develop the Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP). The process will engage relevant line ministries, civil society (including academia), and international development partners and will contribute to better monitoring and reporting of progress towards achieving gender-related SDG indicators.

 

In this regard, UN Women Timor-Leste will recruit an international consultant (team leader) and a national consultant to lead development of the CGEP in Timor-Leste. If the international team leader is not able to travel to Dili, she/he will be coaching the research team remotely, in close collaboration with the national consultant based in Dili.


Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of developing a CGEP for Timor-Leste is to strengthen national understanding on the advancement of international, regional and national commitments towards GEWE; to identify gender discrepancies in the enjoyment of all human rights and entry points and strategies to address them; and increase availability and use of data analysis which can act as a primary source of information for evidence-driven advocacy to advance the gains and overcome the bottlenecks to realizing GEWE at sub-national and national levels, particularly in the context of COVID-19 recovery.[1]

 

The CGEP will provide an understanding of persisting gender inequality in Timor-Leste and its causes, drivers and conducive conditions, how it intersects with other inequalities, how it impacts the realisation of human rights and access to benefits of development efforts as well as an understanding of the national and sub-national governments’ commitment and capacity to work on GEWE issues. The CGEP will provide qualitative information, sex-age and other disaggregated data and analysis on the gender situation in the identified sectors. It will contribute to policy dialogue and facilitate the gender-sensitive COVID-19 recovery and development strategies.

 

Using a gender equality lens, aligning with the SDG gender indicators and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025) for Timor-Leste, a number of key focus areas are to be identified for the CGEP. These could include, for example: i) Poverty (SDG 1), ii) Food Security (SDG 2), iii) Health (SDG 3), iv) Education (SDG 4), v) GEWE (SDG 5), vi) Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6); vii) Employment (SDG 8), viii) Urban Issues (SDG 11), ix) Climate Action (SDG 13); x) Access to Justice (SDG 16), with cross-cutting issues of xi) transforming social norms, xii) youth engagement and xiii) social inclusion, and xiv) human rights. The final list of thematic focus areas will be confirmed during consultations, in coordination with a CGEP Reference Group.

 

UN Women, on behalf of the UN Gender Theme Group, is seeking a national consultant to support the development of the CGEP, including data collection and analysis in Timor-Leste.

 

Objectives of the assignment

 

The national consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Office and direct supervision by the Coordination Specialist and the International Team Leader. The national consultant will work with the UN Gender Theme Group, national stakeholders, namely the office of the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) and the Ministry of Finance General Directorate of Statistics (DGS) to:

 

  • Support the collection and review of all relevant data and materials, such as policy documents, reports, assessment, studies, and other relevant information, and to make the data and materials accessible to the International Team Leader.
  • Support in country consultations, and support arrangement of all meetings, interviews, focus group discussions with stakeholders. To communicate the meeting notes and minutes with the International Team Leader, and to support the International Team Leader to virtually participate in the meetings if in person meeting is not possible.
  • Support the International Team Leader to design a methodology for the Timor-Leste CGEP, including establishment of a Reference Group, informed by analysis of available Census data, existing literature, sectoral assessments and thematic reports available at the country level.
  • Develop the CGEP with the International Team Leader, ensuring the Profile is informed by thematic and sectoral consultations with relevant national stakeholders, including State institutions as well as civil society and where needed, qualitative data collection.
  • Support validation of the CGEP and production of the full profile and summary sectoral briefs for dissemination with diverse audiences.
  • Provide support in conducting capacity development sessions with relevant national stakeholders and policy makers to enhance understanding of GEWE issues and use of data to inform policy decisions.

 

Scope of work and tasks

 

  1. Task 1: Design a methodology and workplan for the Timor-Leste CGEP with the International Team Leader. This will include:
    1. Formation of a Reference Group: In collaboration with the International Team Leader, the national consultant will support the establishment of a Reference Group, co-chaired by the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) and UN Women. The Reference Group will provide overall guidance of the assignment and to validate process and findings of the CGEP. The Reference Group should also include the Ministry of Finance (General Directorate of Statistics - GDS), UNFPA, the Human Rights Advisor’s Unit, two civil society representatives, and other members of the United Nations Country Team’s Gender Theme Group (UNCT GTG), and work in close consultation with the UN Women focal points for the CGEP.
    2. Develop a methodology and workplan for development of the CGEP, informed by available data and review of existing literature and other CGEPs produced by UN Women.[2] To inform the methodology, with support from UN Women TL Office and Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), Ministry of Finance (GDS), and in close collaboration with the United Nations Country Team’s Gender Theme Group (UNCT GTG), the Consultant, in close collaboration with the national consultant, is expected to map:
      1. ongoing or planned analytical reports/reporting processes which may benefit from or overlap with the CGEP, including data that might be available from the UN and other international development partners to partner and support the process of developing the CGEP;
      2. possible data sources for the CGEP to draw from (Population Census, Agriculture Census, etc), and data gaps which the CGEP may be able to fill, by, for example, working with key ministries and the GDS to process and re-process existing raw data, or to make gender datasets publicly available; and
      3. legislative parameters and availability of national SDG datasets which may impact the data captured in the CGEP process and inform its link to national SDG monitoring plans. This should be informed by discussions within national and sub-national government actors, civil society, including both data producers and data users, and international development partners and UN agencies.
    3. Within one month of the start of assignment, the international team leader, in collaboration with national consultant, is expected to deliver an Inception Report outlining the process of data collection and analysis, including the literature desk review, a detailed work plan and timeline, and a final draft Table of Content for the CGEP. This should include the structure of data collection, focus group guide, interview guide and the survey tool for data collection;

 

2. Task 2: Support the International Team Leader in Data Collection, Analysis and Validation: Timor-Leste’s CGEP will be grounded in evidence-based research generated through participatory methods. The process of data collection, analysis and validation will include analysis of available literature, sectoral and thematic assessments and reports identified in the initial mapping (Task 1), as well as thematic and sectoral consultations with relevant national and sub-national stakeholders, and validation with the Reference Group. The data collection, analysis and validation process will include:

  1. A summary of quantitative and qualitative background information and data available for the core sections of the GEWE analysis. Relevant recommendations emerging from the desk review that have not yet been addressed by recent policies (especially if generated by recent studies) may be compiled in a preliminary findings analysis;
  2. To cover the national and sub-national GEWE context, the preliminary findings and additional information is expected to be discussed and validated with relevant stakeholders in focus group discussions. These focus group discussions should encompass stakeholders such as national and sub-national government agencies, I/NGOs, civil society, international development partners, etc.;
  3. Analysis of secondary statistical data following a minimum level of statistically significant disaggregation. Where possible, data should be disaggregated by income group, sex, age, disability, geographical location, migratory status, sexual orientation or gender identity or other characteristics. SDG Indicators should cover specific groups of the population and address other elements of disaggregation when specified in the SDG target. Efforts are required to ensure that Timor-Leste’s CGEP capture data to measure progress and bottlenecks among groups most at risk to being left behind.
  4. With the support of the national consultant, primary qualitative data collection from a relevant selection of stakeholders will be conducted through surveys, focus-group discussions and interviews, which should also reflect diversity and inclusion (remote or in-person depending on COVID-19 restrictions). This will be complemented by qualitative analysis of bottlenecks around advancement of GEWE and international norms and standards. The focus and nature of the qualitative analysis is to be driven by national needs and contexts and must include an emphasis on gender discriminatory social norms and harmful practices. The qualitative analysis must also include a focus on intersectionality and experiences of groups facing multiple forms of discrimination;
  5. The findings are expected to be validated through a validation exercise with the reference group and key national stakeholders. The national consultant is expected to support the validation exercise.

 

  1. Task 3: Support the International Team Leader in CGEP Drafting: Timor-Leste’s CGEP, in its final form, will be an analytical and operative document based on qualitative and quantitative data analysis and qualitative research and analysis. It will present a nuanced qualitative analysis of Timor-Leste’s situation and challenges on realizing GEWE and will identify entry points and produce recommendations on how to address existing challenges. The document should be structured in line with the CEDAW, National Strategic Development Plan (2011-2030), Maubisse Declaration (2018-2022), National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (NAP GBV) (2017-2021) and National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2016-2020).  The CGEP should incorporate the following elements:
  1. A methodological note that explains the methodology concisely. This should include a section on data quality issues, with recommendations for where and how quality of quantitative and qualitative data can be improved. The note should also include all the instruments used such as interview guides, focus group guides, list of documents and institutions/ persons involved in the analysis, agenda of the meetings (if applicable) as annexes;
  2. In-depth analysis of the economic, political and social situation and cultural and other challenges in Timor-Leste, providing the context against which to analyse GEWE issues, framed against the international norms, standards and commitments;
  3. An overview of prevailing policies (including budget or other resources allocated) at both the macro- and sectoral level that impact on GEWE, for example on labour rights and benefits, access to labour markets and job creation in the public and private sector; social protection and services; rural development and infrastructure; electoral systems or reform; ending violence in private and public spheres; representation in service delivery structures and participation in decision making; access to resources and other services, etc.;
  4. Specific analysis of national laws and policies aimed at addressing different aspects of GEWE, how they are being implemented, any blockages or bottlenecks encountered, and how these may differ for those groups most at risk of being left behind;
  5. Specific analysis of gender discriminatory social norms, harmful practices and other exclusionary practices that hinder the advancement of GEWE, and an analysis to identify agents of transformative change;
  6. Situation analysis of GEWE context and progress in Timor-Leste’s municipalities and the Special Administrative Region Oecusse-Ambeno, as well as key recommendations for advancing GEWE at the sub-national level;
  7. Political economic analysis of government and other key stakeholders working on GEWE and how they are involved in shaping policies, including Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Social Solidarity (MSSI), and other relevant sectoral ministries, key actors in civil society, organisations and networks working for women’s rights and the rights of gender and sexual minorities, development partners, trade unions, academia, media, and the private sector, etc.;
  8. Findings and recommendations which target national policy and legal reform, implementation and behaviour change, guided by international human rights law, the CEDAW Committee 2015 Concluding Observations[3] for Timor Leste, the BPfA +25 national review; and UPR recommendations.
  9. The main document should be no longer than 120 pages. Each thematic chapter will be no longer than 20 pages, and each Municipality and Special Administrative Region’s chapter will be no longer than 2 pages. Annexes (including quantitative data annex – no longer than 50 pages) and supporting documents (including literature review) can be added as needed. All documents should be made available in English as well as in an official national language, Tetum. For review purposes, the English documents will be prepared first and once approved, translated to national languages. Both English and Tetum versions must be verified by UN Women and the Reference Group before publication. 

 

  1. Task 4: Drafting of a Country Gender Equality Brief and five Thematic Briefs: After the finalisation of the CGEP, the national consultant will provide assistance to the international team leader in consolidating the findings, analysis and recommendation of the CGEP into a Country Gender Equality Brief. The Brief will include two sections: (a) general indicators and human rights data to set the context, and (b) priority SDG gender indicators (as identified by the Government of Timor Leste) (by SDGs) – these include the SDG 5 indicators, plus all the other indicators that can be considered gender indicators – and additional quantitative and qualitative information on policies, laws and implementation as relevant. In addition to the overall Country Gender Equality Brief, the consultant/s should develop five Thematic Briefs on areas to be identified in close coordination with the Technical Advisory Group. All of the Briefs should include user-friendly infographics in English and Tetun/Portuguese for target audiences including national and sub-national government representatives, civil society and international development partners to leverage the use of data for advocacy, information and communication. The CGEP will be made available on relevant websites and portals for ease of access.

 

  1. Task 5: Publication and launch of the CGEP: Timor-Leste’s CGEP should be aimed for release by 15 December 2021). With the release of the CGEP, the national consultant will support the international team leader and make sure that the following are arranged:
    1. Publication of Timor-Leste CGEP (Full Version, in English and Tetum)
    2. Publication of Timor-Leste CGEP Brief (in English and Tetum).
    3. CGEP findings and recommendations presentation (in English and Tetum).
    4. Publication of five separate CGEP Thematic Briefs with user-friendly infographics (in English and Tetum).

Note: UN Women will arrange printing/translation of the final documents.

 

  1. Task 6: Support the International Team Leader in developing material and facilitate learning sessions: The analysis, findings and recommendation of the CGEP and the five Thematic Briefs will be utilised to develop materials for a series of learning sessions with technical-level representatives (including sectoral staff, project managers, policy officials, etc.) from government institutions and civil society, including youth groups and representatives from excluded groups. The aim is to enhance understanding of GEWE issues and gender mainstreaming processes in the context of Timor-Leste and across multiple sectors and to further engage youth and excluded groups in GEWE dialogues and monitoring of progress in Timor-Leste. Learning sessions should be framed as a series of 3-5 sessions (each no longer than 90 minutes) to be conducted remotely or if conditions allow, in person.

 

  1. Expected Deliverables

Careful planning in relation to time and budget is crucial to the success of the study and all contingencies must be considered, including an accessibility of field locations in the context of COVID-19 restrictions, expenses for remote engagement, cost and logistics of translation/interpretation and availability of stakeholders, delays due to weather conditions, and national events and holidays.

 

The assignment will take place in Timor-Leste over a foreseen duration of 8 months. An initial briefing and a final debriefing meeting will be held with UN Women and the UN Gender Theme Group in Timor-Leste at the beginning and end of the assignment. The assigned focal points in UN Women TLS will provide oversight and quality assurance to the consultant/s throughout the entire process of developing the CGEP. The team of consultants will be required to provide monthly updates on the progress made against the above-mentioned tasks.

 

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Deliverable

Target Deadline

1

A report (5 pages, in English) documenting the notes from all meetings for planning the CGEP, and summarizing the national consultant’s support to Inception Report drafting, including work plan drafting, establishment of Reference Group and literature mapping.

20 August 2021

2

A report (8-10 pages, in English) summarizing all data collected through meetings, interviews, and consultations with national stakeholders.

5 October 2021

3

A report (5-8 pages, in English) summarizing the support of the national consultant in data analysis and CGEP drafting, CGEP validation session, Country Gender Equality Brief and five Thematic Briefs drafting.

15 February 2021

4

A report (5 pages, in English) providing detailed notes from the CGEP learning session and summarizing the support of the national consultant in learning sessions.

10 March 2022

 

All deliverables should incorporate UN Women feedback before finalization and all reports and training material shall be presented in English, in electronic version.

Due to work requirement and current situation, preference will be given to candidates based in Dili Timor-Leste.

  1. Inputs
  • UN Women will provide the Consultant with background materials for analysis;
  • The consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer, but may access the UN Women office for printing of relevant documents if possible or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.
  • UN Women will also cover the costs for translation of materials as required throughout the duration of the assignment.

 

[1] This aligns to Outcome 1 of UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan and Outcome 1 of UN Women Timor-Leste’s Strategic Note (2021-2025), which includes support to strengthening government and non-government stakeholders’ capacity to assess progress in implementation of CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action, gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda and other global normative and policy frameworks for GEWE; (and) facilitation of evidence-based dialogue amongst governments, with civil society and other actors”, , UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021); UN Women Timor-Leste Strategy Note (2021-2025), p.16-17.

Actioning Outcome 5 of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework of Timor-Leste (2021-2025) and Outcome 4 of UN Women Timor-Leste’s Strategic Note (2021-2025), “People in Timor-Leste, especially the most excluded, are empowered to claim their rights, including freedom from violence, through accessible, accountable and gender-responsive governance systems institutions and services at national and sub-national levels”.

[2] UN Women will provide guidance and examples of these profiles.

[3] Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (2015) Concluding observations on the combined second and third periodic report of Timor Leste, 24 November 2015, available at:

https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CEDAW/C/TLS/CO/2-3&Lang=En

 

 

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • 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:

https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point

 


Required Skills and Experience

  1. Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

     

  2. Required experience and qualifications  

Education

Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, data analysis, social, economic or political studies.

Experience and skills

At least 3 years of experience of relevant work in the field of gender equality and data analysis Experience in conducting trainings Experience in working with state institutions, particularly in producing gender data and analysis Experience in strengthening the capacities of national organizations or institutions Good knowledge of national development and gender context in Timor-Leste.

Language and other skills

Good command of English and Tetum both written and oral Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia or Portuguese is an added advantage.

 

[1] http://www.unevaluation.org/document/detail/102  and UNEG Guidance Integrating Human Rights and Gender in the UN System

 

Annex I: Financial Proposal


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

 

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Deliverable

Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)

Fixed Amount (USD)

Due Date

1

A report (5 pages, in English) documenting the notes from all meetings for planning the CGEP, and summarizing the national consultant’s support to Inception Report drafting, including work plan drafting, establishment of Reference Group and literature mapping.

 

 

20 August 2021

2

A report (8-10 pages, in English) summarizing all data collected through meetings, interviews, and consultations with national stakeholders.

 

 

5 October 2021

3

A report (5-8 pages, in English) summarizing the support of the national consultant in data analysis and CGEP drafting, CGEP validation session, Country Gender Equality Brief and five Thematic Briefs drafting.

 

 

15 February 2021

4

A report (5 pages, in English) providing detailed notes from the CGEP learning session and summarizing the support of the national consultant in learning sessions.

 

 

10 March 2022

 

The lump sum costs should include administration, travel related costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.

 

Annex II: Key Principles for the CGEP

In order to identify at least one objective to contribute for each thematic priority, the CGEP should meet the following criteria:

Use key recent statistics on the situation of women and girls, men and boys, and gender and sexual minorities – which will provide the baseline for future measurement and provide an interpretation; Identify key barriers to achieving GEWE (including discriminatory social norms, legislative framework, institutional capacity, political will, etc.). Identify key actors with mandate and resources to act for GEWE (national and sub-national government actors, I/NGOs, civil society, international development partners, etc.); Map gender data knowledge/ information gaps (e.g. sex-age-gender-disability disaggregated statistical information) and identify relevant knowledge and statistical gaps; Provide a clear assessment of where development partners can add value for achieving country objectives on GEWE (as part of national development priorities); Identify realistic objectives / opportunities for policy and political dialogue; and Develop clear tangible suggestions for the integration of GEWE in the areas of intervention (e.g. sectors or thematic areas), including from a programmatic perspective.

 
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated. 

 

Technical qualification evaluation criteria: 

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria: 

 

Technical Evaluation Criteria 

Obtainable Score 

Education 

20 % 

Experience and skills 

70 % 

Language and other skills 

10 % 

Total Obtainable Score 

100 % 

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate. 

 

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. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.  

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

 

Evaluation  The international consultant will need to provide proof (certificate) of BSafe training (which can be accessed at undss.trip.org) – in case of travel A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’ 

 

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 processing.  

 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview. 

 

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work: 

UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment  Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, and indicating separately any travel, per diem and administrative fees. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation.  CV, including contact information for 3 references;  Two writing samples, preferably including an evaluation where applicant was a team leader.

 

XV. Ethical code of conduct

The consultant will need to outline their approach to ensuring accountability to populations and ethical approaches in the research process (See UNEG Ethical Guidelines[1]). This should be a dedicated section in the workplan. All data collected by the consultant must be submitted to the UN Women Focal Point in Word, PowerPoint or Excel formats and is the property of Government of Timor-Leste and UN Women.  Proper storage of data is essential for ensuring confidentiality.

 

Proper procedures for data collection with rights holders who may have been affected by violence must be adhered to as outlined in the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for research on violence against women. Additionally, if the international consultant or any person involved in the research process identify issues of wrongdoing, fraud or other unethical conduct, UN Women procedures must be followed and confidentiality be maintained.

 

The UN Women Legal Framework for Addressing Non-Compliance with UN Standards of Conduct, and a consulting policies protecting against retaliation and prohibiting harassment and abuse of authority, provide a cohesive framework aimed at creating and maintaining a harmonious working environment, ensuring that staff members do not engage in any wrongdoing and that all allegations of wrongdoing are reported promptly, investigated and appropriate action taken to achieve accountability. The UN Women Legal Framework for Addressing Non-Compliance with UN Standards of Conduct defines misconduct and the mechanisms within UN Women for reporting and investigating.

 

XVI. Submission of application 

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to UNDP Job site no later than 14 July 2021.

 

Submission of package 

Cover letter and copy of the latest academic certificate; 



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