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UN Women Phnom Penh, Cambodia

National Consultant for coordination and technical support for the gender mainstreaming into climate change and disaster statistic and gender mainstreaming in disaster management

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA

Application Deadline : 01-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Gender Equality

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : National Consultant

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

01-Sep-2022

Duration of Initial Contract : Between 01 September 2022 to 01 December 2022

Expected Duration of Assignment : Between 01 September 2022 to 01 December 2022Between 01 September 2022 to 01 December 2022

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Background

Assignment Title: National Consultant for coordination and technical support for the gender mainstreaming into climate change and disaster statistic and gender mainstreaming in disaster management

Duration of assignment

Between 01 September 2022 to 01 December 2022

Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Full-time or Part-time

Part time

Type of contract

Special Service Agreement (SSA)

Supervision

Cambodia team lead and RO Humanitarian, DRR and Climate Advisor

Cluster/Project: EmPower project, UN Women Cambodia

I. 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.

The UN Women Cambodia Country Office (CCO) Strategic Note (SN) 2019-2023 focuses on three key priorities to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). The first priority is to strengthen government capacity and accountability to integrate international norms and commitments (CEDAW, SDGs, Beijing PfA, Sendai) into national legislative and regulatory frameworks, including supporting dialogue and CSO engagement in accountability for GEWE commitments. The second area of focus is Ending Violence Against Women where CCO’s focus includes creating an enabling environment to prevent, respond to and prosecute all forms of GBV as well as ensuring that marginalised women who experience violence, including women migrant workers, access services and protections. Thirdly, CCO works to enhance gender responsiveness in climate change action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). A focus on empowerment, women’s leadership, challenging negative gender norms and leaving no one behind runs through the programme.

Cambodia is one of the most at-risk countries in the world in relation to climate change. Social economic factors often determine vulnerability with women and girls being disproportionally affected by climate change impacts due to gender inequality. This inequality is also reflected in how women and girls experience climate change. Women often experience higher mortality from disasters than men.

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women seeks to hire a consultant to provide coordination and technical support for the gender mainstreaming into climate change and disaster statistic, and gender mainstreaming in disaster management. This assignment includes working closely with key partner strategic partner such as Ministry of Women Affair to enable the finalization of the guideline on gender mainstreaming into climate change and disaster statistic, the country profile on gender and climate change and disaster as well as the development of the roadmap to gender statistic in CC/DRR. At the same time, the task will require the consultant to work with NCDM to finalize the ToT Manual package on gender mainstreaming in disaster management. The consultant will also work in collaboration with the UN Women team and international consultants aiming to provide the technical support and smooth coordination for the two strategic partners.

The key task and responsivities are:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support for the gender mainstreaming into climate change and disaster statistic
  • Coordinate with MoWA and the international consultant to enable the finalization of the drafted guideline and the development of the country profile on gender and climate change and disaster statistic.
  • Support international consultant through coordination with MoWA project team to enable the capacity development activity including learning event, training and coaching session.
  • Conduct final reflection with MoWA for the project implementation and document the progress, lesson learn good practices and recommendation for way forward in regard to gender and CC and disaster statistic
  • Provide technical support and input to the conduction of the training with GMAG and other coordination meeting between MoWA and concerning ministries

2. Coordinate with NCDM to finalize the ToT Manual package on gender mainstreaming in disaster management

  • Coordinate with NCDM and the international consultant to enable the development and finalization of the ToT manual package. This include cross check the English and Khmer document to be ready for publication.
  • Coordinate with NCDM, the international consultant and regional project team to conduct a pilot training using the developed ToT manual package.

II. Expected deliverables and timelines

No.

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

1

Task

  • Develop the inception report for the assignment

1st Deliverable

  • Submission inception report, including workplan outlining key activities and timeframe.

07 September 2022

2

Task

  • Coordinate with MoWA and the international consultant to enable the finalization of the drafted guideline on gender and climate change and disaster statistic.

2nd Deliverable

  • Submission of the note of the meeting with MoWA and the international consultant on how to incorporate the input and comments for finalization of the draft guideline
  • Submission of the final draft both English and Khmer version of the guideline including all the input and revision as indicate in the consultative workshops

22 September 2022

3

Task

  • Support international consultant through coordination with MoWA project team to enable the capacity development activity including learning event, training and coaching session.

3rd Deliverable

  • Co-facilitate the learning event, ToT training and coaching event with the international consultant

29 September 2022

4

Task

  • Coordinate with NCDM and the international consultant to review the input and comment in Khmer to English parts which enable the international consultant to finalize the ToT manual package (including the presentation material, tools and facilitation guide) ready for the Pilot training.
  • Co-facilitate and support regional team to conduct the pilot training using the ToT package.

4th Deliverable

  • Submission of the pilot training report including the result of the training in term of the level of satisfaction on the manual and other inputs and comments for the improvement.

10 October 2022

5

Task

  • Support and work with MoWA project team to conduct multi-stakeholders workshop and meeting to collate data for the development of the country profile on gender and climate change and disaster statistic.
  • Support and work with MoWA project team to develop the Gender statistic on climate change/DRR road map for future collaboration with other DPs, CSOs, Private sectors and line ministries concerned

5th Deliverable

  • Submission of meeting report include the data and documents collecting from MoWA project team to be sent to the international consultant
  • Submission of the Road map to future collaboration to improve gender statistic on CC/DRR works

26 October 2022

6

Task

  • Coordinate with NCDM and international consultant to finalize the ToT Manual in Khmer after being translated by translator.
  • Coordinate with MoWA project team to finalize the country profile on gender in CC and disaster statistic in Khmer after being translated by translator.

6th Deliverable

  • Submission of the finalized Khmer version of the ToT manual ready to be published
  • Submission of the finalized Khmer version of the country profile on gender in CC and disaster statistic ready to be published
  • Final consultant report of the assignment and key follow up action and recommendation

08 November 2022

III. Supervision

The consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNWOMEN personnel in Cambodia under the direct supervision of Country Programme Coordinator and overall guidance of the Regional Humanitarian, DRR, Climate Advisor

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies: (below are examples to be adjusted to each assignment)

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment

Required Skills and Experience

IV. Required qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender study, development study, social science, or related fields. A Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years of extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in the field of gender and Gender mainstreaming, using evidence in gender mainstreaming
  • Proven having experience and skills in organizing and facilitating a capacity development activities, meeting and workshops, including working with government officials from various background;
  • Proven having experience and skill in the development of training manual, guideline or country report is a plus
  • Demonstrable experience working and coordinating with multi-stakeholders, especially governments;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both Khmer and English with proven report writing experience

V. Contract period and work location

The assignment period is from 01 September to 01 December 2022. The assignment is based in Cambodia. The consultant may be required to travel outside of Phnom Penh as needed for the purpose of the assignment where required by UN Women-Cambodia. The standard UN Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will apply to any travel outside duty station that may be required in the fulfillment of this assignment.

VI. Evaluation

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 utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal 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 technical qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

A) Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender study, development study, social science, or related fields.

20

B) Experience and skills:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the field of gender and Gender mainstreaming, using evidence in gender mainstreaming work
  • Proven having experience and skills in organizing and facilitating a capacity development activities, meeting and workshops, including working with government officials from various background;
  • Proven having experience and skill in the development of training manual, guideline or country report is a plus
  • Demonstrable experience working and coordinating with multi-stakeholders, especially governments;

20

20

10

10

C) Language and report writing skills

  • Fluency in both Khmer and English with proven report writing experience

20

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal 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 allotted 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 price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

VII. Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to [email protected] , with cc to [email protected] not later than 30 August 2022 by 5 p.m. local time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late application submissions will not be considered.

Applicants have already submitted their applications need not resubmit.

Submission package includes:

  • Cover letter outlining relevant work experience
  • UN Women Personal History Form (P11); using UN Women Personal History Form (P11)
  • English writing sample
  • Financial proposal which shall specify a total lump sum amount in US Dollar, breaking down the daily professional fee, proposed number of working days. Please see the financial proposal template as below:

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Amount

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Total financial proposal

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