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National individual consultant to capacitate regional partners on laws and policies in relation to EVAW and SRHR

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-05

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Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing a project Spotlight Regional Programme for Africa that requires the services of an individual National consultant to capacitate regional partners on laws and policies in relation to EVAW and SRHR as described in the corresponding TORs. 

Proposal should be submitted through the online eTendering system https://etendering.partneragencies.org (search for Event ID ETH2647) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system and submit the proposal are attached to this notice. 

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to MG through info.procurementet@undp.org.  UNDP will provide responses by uploading them in the system.

In consideration of your qualifications, we are hereby inviting you to submit an offer for this particular assignment.  To assist you in understanding the requirements of this assignment, we have attached hereto the following: 

a)           The Terms of Reference for the assignment described above.

b)           The standard Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, which you must accomplish and submit to UNDP; and

c)           Breakdown of Costs template, to be filled to show the detail cost breakdown.

d)           P11 templet to be filled by the individual applicant.

e)           The Individual Contract and its General Terms and Conditions, which you would be expected to sign in the event you are the selected Offeror in this procurement process. 

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Letter of presentation highlighting main qualifications and experience relevant to this TOR.
  • CV;
  • Copy of education certificate.
  • Completed financial proposal.

Proposal submission date and time is as indicated in the eTendering system.

 In the course of preparing and submitting your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it is submitted into the system by the deadline. The system will automatically block and not accept any bid after the deadline. In case of any discrepancies deadline indicated in the eTendering system shall prevail.

Kindly ensure that supporting documents required are in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files and Quotations. NOTE! The File name should contain only Latin characters (No Cyrillic or other alphabets).

If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in using

•            username: event.guest

•            password: why2change

The step by step instructions for registration of bidders and quotation submission through the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system is available in the “Instructions Manual for the Bidders”, attached. Should you require any training on the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system or face with any difficulties when registering your company or submitting your quotation, please send an email: info.procurementet@undp.org.

Please note that ATLAS has following minimum requirements for password:

•            Minimum length of 8 characters.

•            At least on capital letter.

•            At least one number.

New bidder registering for first time, system will not accept any password that does not meet the above requirements and thus registration cannot be completed.

For already existing bidders whose current password does not meet the criteria, when signing in, system will prompt you to change the password, and it will not accept a new password that does not meet requirement.

Online video guidelines available on the following link: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/.

 The bidders are advised to use Internet Explorer (Version 10 or above) to avoid any compatibility issues with the e-tendering system.

No hard copy or email submissions will be accepted by UNDP. This procurement Notice is not for Firms

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the preparation and submission of an inception report accompanying the detailed work plan, the approach, and the methodology to be used for the completion of the assignment;
  • Support in undertaking desk research, review, and analysis of relevant and existing documents/training manual, modules, training material to fully understand and take stock of existing training material available on ratification, domestication, and enforcement of HR instruments; and relevant regional and international legislation and policies that have been signed/ratified pertaining to EVAWG/SRHR;
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis to bring out the roles and responsibilities of key players and institutions;
  • Conduct a comprehensive capacity assessment to understand and map out capacity needs, the issues and identify the priorities to inform the content of the training manual. This should include undertaking consultations and meetings and key informant interviews with relevant stakeholders in partnership with AUC and Equality Now;
  • Produce a well-written and comprehensive training needs assessment report based on the above, including recommendations;
  • Based on the assessment, support the development of a comprehensive training manual (in English) that can be used by the RECs and other key stakeholders with a special focus on drafting, review to influence MS on ratification, domestication and enforcement of HR instruments in relation to EVAWG/SRHR. This also includes building on existing AUC research, tools, and support for the Member States;
  • Share the draft manual with an established team of a technical working group comprising of all RUNOs and Regional Partners including (AUC, RECs and CSOs) for their review and feedback;
  • Work with the UNDP programme team and AU to conduct an online/in-person regional validation meeting with key stakeholders to validate the final draft facilitators' training manual and for your incorporation and final manual;
  • Present the final endorsed facilitators' training manual to UNDP and AUC for approval;
  • Develop capacity building plan for identified resource persons from regional partners including relevant staff from relevant departments of the (AUC and RECs, Pan African Parliament & Network of African Parliamentarians);
  • Conduct training of trainers for the Facilitators/resource person to pretest the training manual;
  • Prepare and submit the final work completion report on services delivered to UNDP-RSCA;

Competencies

  • Demonstrate solid professional competence and expert knowledge in the area of EVAWG and SRHR;
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Be able to communicate easily and effectively, using various communication channels;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of the African Union, RECs and other regional partners.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters Degree in gender and development, law, human rights, development studies, economics, business administration or any other social science discipline;

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in conducting capacity needs assessment, design of training manuals/tools, and facilitation of regional capacity building trainings to relevant stakeholders including regional partners like AU, RECs and CSOs;
  • Thorough understanding of laws and policies of EVAWG and SRHR in the Africa Region context, and experience working with regional organizations/institutions (AU/RECs) supporting efforts of EVAWG and SRHR;
  • Practical experience in integrating EVAWG and SRHR into development programs in various contexts through applying diverse tools, approaches, and standards;
  • Experience in, and ability to coordinate and interact at the professional level with partners including AUC, RECs, UN Agencies, and the Member States;
  • Current knowledge and understanding of the latest development on international and regional laws/policies on EVAWG and SRHR in Africa.

Language:

  • Fluent in English.
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