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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Tome
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-30

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International Consultant to develop/adapt training modules for public officials on gender sensitive analysis in Kazakhstan

Tome (United States of America)

Background

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) in partnership with the Ministry of National Economy is currently implementing the joint project for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of commitments on promotion of gender equality in Kazakhstan. The specific objectives of the project include, among others, to increase the capacity of national government, key ministries in gender mainstreaming in planning and budgeting system in the context of nationalization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of planning and integrating socio-economic needs of women and men in budget policies.Within this initiative, it is planned to develop and introduce training modules for public officials on gender sensitive analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the national development programmes and sectoral policies in the context of nationalization of SDGs. Developed training module will be recommended to Ministry of National Economy to mainstream it in curriculum of educational programme for civil servants. This also will support the Government of Kazakhstan in clear prioritization, planning, budgeting and implementation of its strategic plans, programmes and policy documents with principles of gender equality and the empowerment of women.  Based on developed training modules it is expected to organize trainings for central and local government bodies in order to increase the capacity of civil servants dealing with the strategic planning and budgeting process. The capacity building interventions implemented within the framework of the joint project is mainly focused on training analytic skills and planning capabilities for the target group of civil servants who are duty bearers in the public administration to contribute to the planning and budget system. UN Women therefore seeks to obtain the services of an individual consultant who can develop/adapt relevant interactive training modules and organize trainings for civil servants based on the developed/adapted training modules.

OBJECTIVES

The work will focus on two specific objectives: 1) to strengthen the institutional capacities of the ministries and local bodies to conduct gender analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the national development programmes and budget programmes; 2) to establish a solid foundation for gender mainstreaming into government programs, state policy and budget programmes. 

The specific objectives of the assignment are following: 

  • to develop/adapt a training modules and training material which can be used to teach key target groups: public officials on central and local levels of Government of RK;  
  • to develop of practical guidance (work manual) for public authorities on conducting gender analysis of strategic plans and budget programmes; 
  • to conduct a training of public officials on gender analysis tools and gender responsive monitoring and evaluation of policies in order to increase the capacity of programme documentation developers of central and respective local government bodies to carry out gender planning and analysis of programme documents and budget programmes.

The modules will be designed to develop/adapt practical tools to make gender analysis, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building materials for civil servants to enhance their knowledge and skills and overall efficiency of civil service training.

Duties and Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The International Consultant will contribute to the above objectives of this work and undertake the following specific tasks: Developing/adapting training modules and all supporting training materials:

  • Develop and submit the detailed work plan; 
  • Develop/adapt of training modules for government bodies on gender analysis, gender indicators and gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation of programmes and policies in the field of development in the context of the SDGs; 

Training  modules consist of the following minimum elements: 

  • Course outline and agenda;
  • Training manual/methodology;
  • Presentations, including notes for each slide;
  • Methods and exercises with handouts (at least one team work exercise and one role play exercise);
  • At least two case studies;
  • Background reading;
  • Pre- and post-test to assess learning.

Trainings should be interactive and should meet successful international methods on GRB. 

  • Ensure that the developed/adapted training modules are comprised of innovative training approaches and interactive communication methods;
  • Submit a complete draft set of training modules, including agenda and all supporting materials for feedback and endorsement by UN Women in Kazakhstan and Ministry of National Economy (MNE) at least three weeks before the scheduled trainings days to secure the time for its translation into Russian/Kazakh languages at the adequate quality (in case the original training materials are in English).
  • Adjust draft modules based on the feedback from UN Women and MNE.

Developing of practical guidance (work manual) for public authorities on conducting gender analysis of strategic plans and budget programmes: 

  • Develop the practical guidance based on developed/adapted training modules; 
  • Practical guidance should be developed as work manual for easy using by civil servants in their daily work and consist of practical tools/steps/elements of gender analysis of strategic plans and budget programmes including detailed guidelines, practical information, case studies, explanations of procedures, definitions, etc.;
  • Submit a complete draft of practical guidance (work manual) for feedback and endorsement by UN Women and Ministry of National Economy (MNE) at least two weeks before the scheduled trainings days;
  • Adjust draft guidance based on the feedback from UN Women and MNE.

Preparing and delivering a trainings of public officials on the developed training modules:

  • Based on training modules and practical guidance prepare the handouts for the participants at the training, including case-studies and other relevant support materials/handouts. The case-studies discussed and applied during the course should be to the extent possible based on the Government of Kazakhstan planning and budget system management needs and practices. 
  • Submit all training materials and hand-outs to UN Women in Kazakhstan at least 2 weeks in advance to secure the time for its translation into Russian/Kazakh language at the adequate quality (in case the original training materials are in English).
  • Conduct trainings on developed/adapted training modules. The training shall be organized in Astana, Shymkent (South Kazakhstan) and Aktobe (2 days each) during the period of late September-October 2017 according to the agreed schedule.
  • Submit report on training delivery, specifying recommended adjustments to the training modules and other issues with regard to the training delivery.
  • Submit the evaluation forms filled in by participants

On the stage of delivering trainings International Consultant will be supported by National expert. National Expert will be responsible for assistance in conducting trainings in three regions.  He will work jointly on  preparing the handouts for the participants at the training, including case-studies and other relevant support materials/handouts; supporting in leading one of the training modules; contributing to draft report on training delivery and evaluation feedback.

MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTSUN Women will provide the following support to the Consultant:

  • Assistance in organizing trainings with ministries and local executive bodies; 
  • Covering costs of the expenses associated with organizing trainings in Kazakhstan.
  • Contracting the local experts who will support international expert in conducting trainings in three regions, preparing case-studies based on Kazakhstan’s planning and budget framework, etc. 
  • Translation of the training modules and other necessary documents.

The consultant is expected to work home based and conduct seven - ten days’ field missions to Kazakhstan (Astana, Shymkent and Aktobe) to deliver trainings. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist of UN Women in Kazakhstan.

Competencies

COMPETENCIES

Corporate 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.pdfFunctional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of operation, finance, procurement, human resources, ICT, and security systems and processes, particularly in the UN system is an asset;
  • Ability to provide advice and support;
  • Ability to lead formulation and monitoring of management projects;
  • Ability to handle confidential information;
  • Good negotiating skills;
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications:The selection process of consultant will be by following criteria:

Education:

  • Advanced degree in Economics, Gender Studies, Public Administration, Social Sciences, International Law or any other related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in gender equality/women empowerment and gender mainstreaming into policies, legal regulations and programs (supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about the candidate’s experience)
  • Experience and knowledge on gender analysis, budget planning and conducting research in the GRB, RBM and other gender related analysis, monitoring, evaluation process (please provide a link to the resource to access the study)
  • Specific experience in conducting trainings for civil servants, development of training courses/modules/curriculum 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with UN agencies and other international organizations, as well as with government agencies for promoting result oriented budget, gender sensitive planning and budgeting and gender equality

Languages:

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Russian.

EVALUATION PROCESS

Applicants must meet the above minimum qualification requirements which will be included in the technical evaluation process in the future. The next stage of the assessment process will be maintained by cumulative analysis methodology of technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%) of the candidate.

 Technical evaluation criteria:

    Criteria /   (Maximum points)Education:    Advanced degree in Economics, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Public Administration or any other related field / (30)Professional work experience:   

Minimum of 10 years of experience in gender equality/women empowerment and gender mainstreaming into policies, legal regulations and programs (supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about the candidate’s experience)  / (60)Experience and knowledge on gender analysis, budget planning and conducting research in the GRB, RBM and other gender related analysis, monitoring, evaluation (please provide a link to the resource to access the study) / (70)Specific experience in conducting trainings for civil servants, development of training courses/modules/curriculum / (60)Minimum 5 years of experience with UN agencies and other international organizations, as well as with government agencies for promoting result oriented budget, gender sensitive planning and budgeting and gender equality / (50)

Languages:    

Excellent writing and speaking skills in English  /  (15)Excellent writing and speaking skills in Russian  /   (15)Maximum total technical scoring (70%):  (300)

Only candidates, who will accumulate at least 210 points of the maximum 300 points during the technical evaluation process, will be qualified for financial proposal*. 

* Each candidate will be requested to submit consolidated financial proposal (a "consolidated financial proposal" that includes applicant's all expenses required to perform the tasks, including travel expenses for the task, etc.).The financial offers of the technically qualified candidates will be requested and will be weighted in terms of selection points as per below formula:B = T + Clow / C x 150, whereT- is the universal technical score awarded to the evaluation of the proposal (only those proposals that pass 70% of the technical evaluation);

C is the financial offer of the candidate; and

Clow- is the lowest financial proposal among all evaluated candidates;

150 is the maximum financial point that can be obtained.The successful candidate will have accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical and financial scoring).Payment will be made only if expected results will be achieved agreed package of documents and reports provided without delay and approval of UN-Women.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All documents should be sent including:

  • CV/ UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment);
  • Technical proposal describing how the expected assignment will be performed. The technical proposal should also include: 
  • supporting materials or link to the site where the document is available to learn about the candidate’s experience in gender equality/women empowerment and gender mainstreaming into policies, legal regulations and programs;
  • a link to the resources developed by the candidate on gender analysis, budget planning and conducting research in the GRB, RBM and other gender related analysis, monitoring, evaluation; 
  • Financial proposal, including total amount needed for the fulfillment of all tasks within the framework of ToRs.

Only candidates who have passed the preliminary selection will be informed.

Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting documente.g. P11, CV must be scanned as one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.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.

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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