National Consultant Launch and Management of UN Women Programme in Kachin on COVID-19 Response
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.
The UN Women Myanmar Country Office is based in Yangon, with offices in the capital Naypyitaw as well as in Mon, Kachin and Rakhine States. Under its Strategic Note 2019-2021, UN Women Myanmar focuses on delivering on the following interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
• Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Governance
• Women’s Economic Empowerment
• Women, Peace and Security and Gender in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Under Gender Responsive Governance, UN Women focuses on strengthening the capacity of the Myanmar national gender machinery at Union and State/Region levels to coordinate and mainstream the implementation of the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women and on linking women’s civil society organizations with the gender machinery and national and local governance processes. The programme area is mostly implemented through through the Gender Responsive Governance programme which is funded by the government of Finland.
The programme is implemented at Union level and in two States: Mon and Kachin.
Reporting to the Deputy Head of Office, the national consultant (temporary assignment) in Kachin state will contribute to the effective launch and management of UN Women programmes in Kachin State by providing substantive inputs to programme implementation, partner mapping and coordination. The national consultant (temporary assignment) guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The national consultant works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Head of Office in Myanmar, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
IV. Expected Deliverables
• Respect for Diversity
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
• Creative Problem Solving
• Effective Communication
• Inclusive Collaboration
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leading by Example
• Good programme implementation and monitoring skills
• Good knowledge of Results Based Management
• Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and
• Good analytical skills
• Good knowledge governance, livelihood, women peace and security
• Good knowledge of gender equality and the empowerment of women
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage
- Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
- Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment is required;
- Experience working on governance and/or livelihood is an asset
- Experience in providing technical and coordination assistance to government, CSOs and development partners is an asset.
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset
- Experience working in Kachin State is an asset.
- Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Myanmar language is an asset
X. How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit application package to UNDP job portal and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 5th July 2020.
Submission package includes:
- Updated CV or resume
- Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558.
- Letter of interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of the assignment
- Financial Proposal
Note: Financial proposal will be in Myanmar Kyats ONLY. The proposal shall also specify daily professional fees and any charges related to other expenses, i.e, logistic, travel and communications expenses.
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
- Technical Qualification (100 points) weight: 70%
- Financial Proposal (100 points) weight: 30%
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any financial proposal being compared. Only the financial proposals 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 criteria:
Technical Evaluation Criteria
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Total Obtainable Score
Financial proposal evaluation:
- Only the financial proposals 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 allocated 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 financial proposals will receive inverse proportion to the lowest price.
Schedule of payment
- Mapping of partner organisations at state and township level conducted
- Capacity assessment of partners done
- Partner agreements signed
- Road map for implementation of training modules elaborated
- Technical assistance to Vulnerability assessment provided (to DSW) with regular progress report
Deadline: 15th August 2020
- Training for women committees at township level initiate
- Training of CSO implementing partner on RBM conducted
Deadline: 15th September 2020
- Training of CSO on women-led COVID-19 conducted
- Monitoring of project activities conducted and monitoring report submitted
- Quarterly report submitted including partner inputs
- Handing over of project management activities to incoming programme analyst done
Deadline: 15th October 2020