National Specialist on Livelihoods, Gender and Stakeholder Engagement


Localidad : Windhoek, Namibia
Fecha límite de postulación :20-Feb-18 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Desarrollo sostenible y la reducción de la pobreza
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :National Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés  
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
12-Mar-2018
Duración del contrato inicial :15 Weeks
Duración esperada del puesto :15 Weeks

Antecedentes

The Gender and Stakeholder Engagement Expert will provide technical expertise and guidance and lead the assessment/analysis of gender dimensions and stakeholder participation in NRM (land, biodiversity and forestry) and the differentiated impacts of land, forest and ecosystem degradation on men, women and youth and the implications for the environment and livelihoods of the local groups and communities in the project area, using a Gender Analysis Template and Guide to Conducting a Participatory Gender Analysis for projects supported by UNDP with GEF financing. The assessment will guide the project team to mainstream gender equality and women’s and youth empowerment into project implementation, taking into account the differences, needs, roles and responsibilities of men, women and youth.

The gender assessment will at a minimum utilise the UNDP GEF Guide to Gender Mainstreaming in UNDP Supported GEF Financed Projects for conducting gender analysis and will seek to provide guidance for the project to be gender responsive or gender transformative using the following gender results effectiveness scale as outlined in the UNDP evaluation of gender mainstreaming in UNDP:

Gender negative: result have a negative outcome that aggravate or reinforce gender inequalities and norms.

Gender blind: results pay no attention to gender and fail to acknowledge the different needs of men, women, girls and boys, or marginalized populations.

Gender targeted: results focus on the number or equity (50/50) of women, men or marginalized populations that targeted.

Gender responsive: results address differential needs of men or women and equitable distribution of benefits, resources, status and rights but did not address root causes of inequalities in their lives.

Gender transformative: results contribute to changes in norms, cultural values, power structures and the roots of gender inequalities and discriminations.  The aim is to redefine systems and institutions where inequalities are created and maintained.

Guidance should facilitate the mainstreaming of gender equality considerations into the Project Strategy and Result Framework through a process of assessing the implication for women and men of any planned action, in all areas and at all levels. The project strategy should ensure that women’s, men’s, youth and other marginalised groups’ concerns and experiences are an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects so that all stakeholders benefit equally from the project interventions.

To facilitate the development of an inclusive and gender-transformative project, the expert will at a minimum:

  • Lead the stakeholder identification (including identification of indigenous groups) and profiling process, by conducting an analysis existing data demographic profiles of communities in the project sites and consultations and ensure that these are complete and comprehensive. This process should be informed by a review of the PIF pre-screening report, and the existing UNDP guidance on Social and Environmental Standards and other best practice approaches to stakeholder engagement[1] and gender mainstreaming;
  • Lead and advise on the stakeholder analysis and consultations and ensure that they are complete and comprehensive;
  • Prepare a stakeholder engagement plan and an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan;
  • Determine the number of men and women, disaggregated by age, in the project site and their roles, responsibilities and priorities in their access, use and utilisation of natural resources, including forests, and other non-timber forest products;
  • Conduct a participatory analysis of the differentiated impacts of land, forest, water and ecosystem degradation on women and men, disaggregated by age;
  • Assess gender dynamics shaping adoption (or lack thereof) of SFM, SLM and biodiversity-friendly agro-pastoral practices, identifying enabling conditions that have been found to work;
  • Based on the findings, prepare a gender action plan for incorporation into the Project Document (PRODOC) to ensure that the project strategy and its implementation are monitored as appropriate in terms of gender-responsiveness;
  • Using the findings of the gender analysis exercise, propose gender-disaggregated indicators and targets for integration into the Project Results Framework;
  • Support action points, including risk assessments, from the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) at the PIF stage (“pre-screening”) to ensure these are fully implemented during the PPG, and update that screening in an iterative fashion throughout the PPG, as appropriate;

Provide responses to the UNDP SESP on sections related to gender and women’s empowerment and make recommendations for the Gender Marker Rating for the overall project strategy.

[1] For guidance of ‘meaningful stakeholder engagement’, see UNDP guidance here:  https://info.undp.org/sites/bpps/SES_Toolkit/SitePages/Stakeholder%20Engagement.aspx other guidance available here: https://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/8454/Meaningful-Stakeholder-Consultation.pdf?sequence=3


Deberes y responsabilidades

To facilitate the development of an inclusive and gender-transformative project, the expert will at a minimum:

Lead the stakeholder identification (including identification of indigenous groups) and profiling process, by conducting an analysis existing data demographic profiles of communities in the project sites and consultations and ensure that these are complete and comprehensive. This process should be informed by a review of the PIF pre-screening report, and the existing UNDP guidance on Social and Environmental Standards and other best practice approaches to stakeholder engagement[1] and gender mainstreaming;

Lead and advise on the stakeholder analysis and consultations and ensure that they are complete and comprehensive;

Prepare a stakeholder engagement plan and an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan;

Determine the number of men and women, disaggregated by age, in the project site and their roles, responsibilities and priorities in their access, use and utilisation of natural resources, including forests, and other non-timber forest products;

Conduct a participatory analysis of the differentiated impacts of land, forest, water and ecosystem degradation on women and men, disaggregated by age;

Assess gender dynamics shaping adoption (or lack thereof) of SFM, SLM and biodiversity-friendly agro-pastoral practices, identifying enabling conditions that have been found to work;

Based on the findings, prepare a gender action plan for incorporation into the Project Document (PRODOC) to ensure that the project strategy and its implementation are monitored as appropriate in terms of gender-responsiveness;

Using the findings of the gender analysis exercise, propose gender-disaggregated indicators and targets for integration into the Project Results Framework;

Support action points, including risk assessments, from the UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP) at the PIF stage (“pre-screening”) to ensure these are fully implemented during the PPG, and update that screening in an iterative fashion throughout the PPG, as appropriate;

Provide responses to the UNDP SESP on sections related to gender and women’s empowerment and make recommendations for the Gender Marker Rating for the overall project strategy.

Key deliverables for the expert include:

A profile of the stakeholders and right-holders in the proposed project areas, the community institutions (norms, rules and procedures) governing access to, control over and use of natural resources, and the mechanisms for sharing the benefits therefrom;

A gender analysis report outlining the key findings for use in formulating the gender strategy for the project;

A gender responsive project results framework, including sex disaggregated indicators (also indicating the share of men and women direct beneficiaries).

Action plan (outlining the process to be followed) for incorporation of gender aspects in the project;

A stakeholder engagement plan;

An Indigenous Peoples Plan, including a budget and progress indicators as described by UNDP’s Guidance Note on SES Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples

[1] For guidance of ‘meaningful stakeholder engagement’, see UNDP guidance here:  https://info.undp.org/sites/bpps/SES_Toolkit/SitePages/Stakeholder%20Engagement.aspx other guidance available here: https://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/8454/Meaningful-Stakeholder-Consultation.pdf?sequence=3


Competencias

The consultant should possess level 5 of

  • Core leadership;
  • People management

Technical competencies:

  • Planning and acting transparently;
  • Actively working to remove barriers;
  • Modeling high professional standards and
  • Motivating excellence in others as well as to catalyze new ideas, methods and applications in order to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies/ Political Science/ Political Ecology/ Sociology/Anthropology;

Experience:

  • The assignment is to be carried out by an National individual contractor;
  • Excellent knowledge and minimum 7 years of demonstrable experience in community development or project management;
  • Training on gender issues/ gender studies and participatory development theories;
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics around gender and natural resource management;
  • Previous work on similar projects; 

Language:

  • Good command of English is a requirement;
  • Fluency in one of the other official languages in Namibia is required.

Recommended Presentation of Offer and Application process

Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications, Especialy National candidates are  welcome to apply. 

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