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Regional repository of knowledge products on GRB national consultant

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-30

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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 centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In order to strengthen the work done and ensure sustainability of the interventions on GRB, UN Women has initiated a regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia and North Macedonia on  “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation. The main programme approach will be transformative financing as an enabler factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In this context, UN Women seeks to recruit a Consultant who will work on the the establishment of the regional repository of all knowledge products on GRB developed so far by UN Women and other international and national institutions in South East Europe with specific focus in in Albania, Bosnia and Herezegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo* and Serbia. The areas that are expected to be analysed include: legislation, adopted strategies and policies, budgetary instructions, available data, official documentation, reports and other relevant documentation. The final Report should feature a detailed description of all Gender Responsive Budgeting related activities implemented since 2008.

Development objective

The overall objective of this consultancy is to support with establishment of the regional repository of knowledge products on GRB in South East Europe,  review the legal framework, adopted strategies and politics, budgetary instructions, data collected, official documentation and reports produced in Albania, BiH, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia and to develop detailed Report on the Knowledge product developed on the Gender Responsive Budgeting achievements.

Immediate objective

UN Women Country Office in BiH is seeking to recruit a National Consultant that will assist UN Women to develop Regional Gender Responsive Budgeting Knowledge repository/Database. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UN Women BiH Gender Responsive Budgeting Coorinator and overall supervision of UN Women GRB Regional Project Manager, the consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

  • Based on the preliminary discussions with UN Women team and GRB Regional Project Manager the consultant should develop a detailed proposal of the methodology for review and consultations with the aim of developing a knowledge repository/database on the GRB interventions in South East Europe with special focus on Albania, BiH, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia to date;
  • Conduct desk review; the Desk review should at minimum include the review of the following set of documents: international policy documents and tools such as CEDAW Convention, EU Equality Directives, National legislation, strategies, instructions, budget allocations and budget execution reports, products of all phases of GRB programme interventions to date;
  • Regional GRB Knowledge Database;  The consultant is expected to produce a maximum 30 pages document based on a) desk review of documentation b) consultation with UN Women and principal stakeholders and c) the fair and impartial judgement of the consultant. The final report should include a) a review of the implemented activities on GRB in Albania, BiH, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia starting from 2008, based on the available documentation and the consultations with stakeholders and, The documents need to be in a format which can be uploaded to a regional database and a separate excel document produced noting all the documents gathered.

Deliverables and timeframe

The Consultant will be expected to complete the tasks within the indicative timeframe:

Deliverables

Indicative number of days

Indicative deadline

Workplan set-up and review with UN Women

1

5 November 2020

Detailed proposal of the methodology, including the structure of the repository as per UN Women standards reviewed and approved by UN Women, with the aim of developing a knowledge database on the GRB

2

10 November 2020

Conduct desk review, at minimum including the review of the following set of documents: international policy documents and tools such as CEDAW Convention, EU Equality Directives, National legislation, strategies, instructions, budget allocations and budget execution reports, products of all phases of GRB programme interventions to date;

15

30 November 2020

 

Draft Regional GRB knowledge product and database on identified documents; compile excel table with all documents

10

15 December 2020

Finalized the Report and Database, reviewed and approved by UN Women

2

17 December 2020

Total

30 days

 

Reporting

All deliverables should be submitted to the UN Women GRB Regional Project Manager and UN Women GRB Coordinator in English:

  • Work plan;
  • Detailed methodology;
  • Regional GRB Knowledge product and database.

 

Competencies

Core values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core completencies:

  • 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.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UN Women
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills. Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach/advocacy
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems
  • Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking skills and ability to generate interest in UN Women’s mandate
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong partnerships with clients and partners

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • University Degree (BA) in in gender, development, public policy, social studies or closely related field.
  • Master’s degree (MA, MSc, MBA) in the same areas will be considered an asset.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience. Previous experience working with international organizations as well as gender equality issues would be considered an asset;
  • In-depth knowledge of gender gaps, gender inequalities and status of women in the country;
  • Experience with Gender Responsive Budgeting and Gender mainstreaming is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme/project design and management;
  • Strong computer skills;

Evaluation of Offers

UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of applicant experience, qualifications and a financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • having received the highest score out of technical and financial criteria defined below.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for an interview. Top 3 candidates (with highest number of points in the technical evaluation) will be interviewed. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest price proposal among those candidates who have reached at least 5 points in the interview. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.

Criteria:Technical Evaluation – documents based (70%)Out of which:Bachelor’s degree degree in finance, economics or related areas – 10 percentage pointsA minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience – 20  percentage pointsExperience in working with government institutions – 20 percentage pointsInterest and/or experience in gender work – 20 percentage points

Financial Evaluation (30%)Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 20S - score received on financial evaluation;Fmin - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;F - financial offer under the consideration

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents:

  1. Expression of interest
  2. Detailed financial proposal (which includes consultancy fees, travel, accommodation, subsistence etc in a form of a lump-sum)
  3. UN Women Personal History (P11) form http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered (all documents indicated above need to be uploaded).

For any additional information, please contact unwomen.bih@unwomen.org.

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), the Financial Proposal, and Expression of Interest into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above);
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Please note that travel and accommodation costs should be covered by the consultant.

Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.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.

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