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Gender Equality Consultant for UNDP-GEF Project on Ozone-Depleting Substances

Home Based (Home Based)

Background

This Terms of Reference (ToR) refers to the regional component of the GEF-funded project entitled “Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase-out in the CEIT Region”. In this project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP supports Countries with Economies in Transition (CEITs), which are not eligible for funding under the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol, to implement capacity building and investment activities related to technology substitution to phase out ozone-depleting substances (ODS), and specifically - hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). UNDP works in cooperation with the governments of Belarus, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to facilitate their compliance with the Montreal Protocol’s requirements to phase out HCFCs through stabilization and progressive reduction of HCFC import and consumption. The project document was designed to address the following two main components (regional and national):

  • Component 1 (Regional information exchange and networking component), addressing barriers associated with incomplete knowledge and awareness and which is aligned with PIF Component 1; Outcomes 1(a-d) - the component to be implemented on UNDP regional level;
  • Component 2 (National capacity building and technical assistance component), targeting support to the adoption of the fully completed HCFC phase-out strategy (with selected legislative options to control HCFC import/use), capacity building and supply of analytical and servicing equipment/tools for the Environmental Inspectorate and Customs Departments and refrigeration technicians, technological conversions for solvents and rigid foams, modernization of HCFC re-use scheme in the country and demonstration of alternative technologies in refrigeration equipment and A/C sectors, pilot small-scale ODS destruction. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The objectives of this assignment are to analyze, review and develop technical and policy-relevant materials, including methodologies and tools to integrate gender equality considerations into the ozone project implementation in participating countries. The consultant will carry out the following tasks:

  • Carry out participatory gender equality analysis in the project in one of the project countries;
  • In close collaboration with the terminal evaluation consultant, highlight the gender equality dimensions of the evaluation and analyze the gender mainstreaming gaps in the project implementation;
  • Develop gender mainstreaming recommendations for the selected country for an ozone project with annual outputs to facilitate implementation of activities that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Develop a short gender equality training module, preferably in Russian language, to be part of training activities in ozone projects in the project region;
  • Participate to regional project closure meeting in July 2018 to advise on the results of gender analysis and present the recommendations for implementation; and to conduct a short gender equality training session.

DurationThe Contract will enter into effect upon signature by both parties, expected for 3 (three) months of duration. The international consultant is expected to start in April 2018.Travel requirementsThe consultant is expected to conduct 3 days mission to one of the project countries and 2 days mission to Uzbekistan to present final report during the regional project closure meeting in July 2018. Additional travels may be requested by the IRH over the duration of the assignment within the estimated workload. All missions will be arranged by IRH and will be covered separately as per UNDP Rules and Regulations; therefore, related travel costs should be excluded from the financial proposal.Schedule of payments and expected outputsThe total number of days of work is estimated approximately 15 working days. The breakdown corresponds to the expected outputs and schedule of payments as follows:50% of payment upon submission of the interim report including the gender equality analysis, recommendations on gender dimensions of the terminal evaluation and recommendations for the implementation.

  • Completion of a country mission and submission of the interim report: 3 days mission to a country and 5 days for the interim report (approx. 8 working days; due date – 30 April 2018)

50% of payment upon submission of the final report and completion of the gender equality training during the regional project closure meeting:

  • Final report: Full report with gender equality analysis, recommendations for terminal evaluation, recommendations for implementation and a gender equality training module (approx. 4 working days; due date – 31 May 2018)
  • Presentation: 2 days mission to Uzbekistan to conduct gender equality session during the regional project closure meeting and 1 day for the mission report (approx. 3 working days; due date – 15 July 2018)

Competencies

Corporate competencies: 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP; 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; 
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism; 
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment. 

Functional competencies:

  • Ability to analyze policy documents and make constructive policy suggestions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Capacity building skills and flexibility depending on the public;
  • Demonstration of commitment to the Project’s mission, vision and values;
  • Good writing and reporting skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations, and to meet tight deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in gender studies, gender and development, environment, sustainable development or closely related area.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical working experience in gender mainstreaming, women’s empowerment and sustainable development;
  • Experience carrying out participatory gender equality analysis, collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex-disaggregated data, and developing gender action plans;
  • Experience with Montreal Protocol related issues is highly desired;
  • Experience in conducting gender equality trainings or stakeholder meetings is highly desired;
  • Relevant experience in the Europe and CIS region of the project is desired;
  • Experience working with the UN and GEF is desired.

Languages:

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English and Russian;

Evaluation of Applicants

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) Responsive/ compliant/acceptable;  b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.Technical Criteria - 60% of total evaluation – max. 60 points:

  • Criteria A - Master’s degree in gender or other related area – max points: 5;
  • Criteria B - At least 5 years of practical working experience in gender mainstreaming and sustainable development – max points: 10;
  • Criteria C - Experience carrying out participatory gender analysis – max points: 5;
  • Criteria D - Experience developing gender action plans – max points: 5;
  • Criteria E - Experience with Montreal Protocol related issues – max points: 15;
  • Criteria F - Experience in conducting gender awareness trainings or stakeholder meetings – max points: 10;
  • Criteria G - Relevant experience in the Europe and CIS region of the project – max points: 5;
  • Criteria H - Experience working with the UN and GEF – max points: 5.

Financial Criteria - 40% of total evaluation – max. 40 points.Application procedures

Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application. 
  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees (blank form can be downloaded from
  • http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/dam/rbec/docs/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc); please upload the P11 instead of your CV. 
  • Financial Proposal* - Total lump sum amount in USD for tasks specified in this announcement. Mission related costs must NOT be included in the price offer as they will be covered separately as per UNDP rules and regulations. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

* Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...).Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner. Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org. General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Home Based (Home Based)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Environment
    • Climate Change
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-04

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