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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Kampala
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-15

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Consultant To Make A Presentation On “Fostering A Good Working Relationship With Colleagues And Staff On A Committee” At A Training Workshop For Parliamentary Committees

Kampala (Uganda)

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Uganda, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) and Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) are organizing a joint workshop for parliamentary committee chair persons and selected committees to strengthen their committee management and leadership skills.

The training programme is part of UN Women Uganda’s programme with the Parliament of Uganda under the capacity building programme for leadership skills development for elected and appointed women at national and sub national level. The programme will also build on the long-term engagement of CPA UK with the Parliament of Uganda and the Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), through peer-to-peer learning and exchange.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make a Presentation on “fostering a good working relationship with colleagues and staff on a committee”;
  • Share practical experiences of how this has been done in the Ugandan Parliament and what lessons the current committee chairpersons can draw from this;
  • Provide a soft copy presentation to the workshop rapporteur for end of workshop reporting.

Deliverables:

  • A clear presentation and strategies on fostering a good working relationship with colleagues and staff on a committee outlining the key principles and functions of maintaining effective committees;
  • A short report detailing the session discussions and recommendations to UN WOMEN and other stakeholders.

Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Functional competencies

  • Excellent facilitation and training skills;
  • A good command and fluency in English language;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Prior experience in presenting and facilitating workshops.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in political science, public administration, Development Studies, Law, Sociology or a related field.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in public sector management with specific focus on Governance and accountability;
  • Extensive knowledge on Parliamentary functions and roles;
  • Experience in working with parliamentary committees in Uganda.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential;
  • Knowledge of any local language is an asset.

Application procedures:

  • Cover letter - Explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position;
  • P11 and CV including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted;
  • Methodological proposal – outlining how you plan to carry the tasks and responsibilities of this consultancy;
  • Financial Proposal - Specifying a total lump sum amount in Uganda Shillings for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference. The financial proposal should include a breakdown of the lump sum amount, including various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services, in-country travel costs etc.).

Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.

  • 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.

Evaluation of applicants:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:

  • Only candidates who have received 49 points or higher in the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in political science, public administration, Development Studies, Law, Sociology or a related field- 20 points;
  • At least 5 years of experience in public sector management with specific focus on Governance and accountability- 20 points;
  • Extensive knowledge on Parliamentary functions and roles- 15 points;
  • Experience in working with parliamentary committees in Uganda- 10 points;
  • Excellent analytical, documentation and presentation skills in English are essential- 5 points.

Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:

  • The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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