Gender Analyst and TrainerLBN/CO/IC/225/22

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Background

Palestinian Gatherings were first identified by Fafo (2003) as informal areas that constitute relatively homogenous refugees’ communities of a minimum of 25 households exhibiting humanitarian needs. In 2017, the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) survey identified a total of 154 gatherings, while dropping the number of minimum households to 15. According to this study, 55% of Palestinian refugees live outside camps, in informal gatherings.

While Palestinian refugees in Gatherings are registered with UNRWA and/or the Lebanese Government, their place of settlement, unlike camps, is not officially recognized. This has reflected on refugees’ living conditions, marked by run-down physical environments, limited access to income-generating activities, and weak tenure security and access to basic urban services, mainly WASH. While municipalities generally retract from extending development plans or providing services in these informal gatherings, UNRWA’s mandate to provide basic urban services is restricted to the borders of the 12 recognized camps. To access urban services, resources and jobs, refugees in Gatherings rely on short-term alternative solutions, which are usually associated with informality, risks and lack of efficiency. This situation has been leading to increased tensions and conflicts within the gatherings and with surrounding communities, undermining stability and promoting risky behaviors, particularly among youth.

In an effort to advance gender transformative programming, UNDP is applying the “Gender Equality Seal” - a certification process aiming to evaluate the level of gender responsiveness of different UNDP Country Offices. The UNDP Country Office in Lebanon is committed to effectively take part in this process, through the active engagement of all its key projects.

In this context, the UNDP project in Palestinian Gatherings aims at advancing gender equity in the communities it serves, through gender-responsive design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all its activities. For this objective, the UNDP project seeks to recruit a Gender Analyst and Trainer to (1) support the project team in mainstreaming gender in the design, implementation and monitoring of project activities following a comprehensive gender analysis of the project and to (2) contribute to the capacity building of project’s team members and partners through two tailored trainings on gender and development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Individual Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Gender Analysis: The consultant, together with the project team, will conduct a comprehensive gender analysis of the project and (s)he will present it in a written analytical report and a PowerPoint presentation. The presented gender analysis is expected to:
  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the gender dynamics of the project’s context, a detailed review of the project’s activities and practices as well as monitoring and reporting tools in relation to gender equity;
  • Highlight roots of gender inequality in the context of Palestinian Gatherings and challenges to achieving gender equality in the design and implementation of project activities;
  • Highlight opportunities to support inclusive engagement of men and women in various project activities;
  • Provide strategic and technical recommendations for the advancement of gender equity through the effective design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project outputs and activities. Recommendations should include tailored approaches and tools to identify and support women’s needs and their active participation in the context of Palestinian Gatherings;
  • Suggest effective and feasible tools and methodologies to support gender mainstreaming around the project cycle, to be reflected in the project proposals, annual work planning, data collection, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including SMART indicators to assess project’s progress at this level;
  • Highlight best practices to support the communication of project results in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment to the project’s various stakeholders;
  • Translate suggested recommendations into a project action plan summarizing specific actions, responsible parties and timeline.
  1. Training Project Staff: Based on the findings of the gender analysis, the consultant will design and facilitate a six-hour training to sensitize the UNDP project team members on gender concepts and the basics of gender transformative programing, with particular focus on recommended tools to actively engage women and men in the project activities, report sex desegregated data, and capture gender transformative impact, among other gender mainstreaming practices.
  2. Training Project Partners: The consultant will also design and facilitate a six-hour training to sensitize the project’s local partners' personnel on gender concepts and the basics of gender transformative programing, with particular focus on applied tools to include gender in project planning and proposals, actively engage women and men in project activities, report sex desegregated data, capture gender transformative impact, among other gender mainstreaming practices. This training shall also include gender-related core values, approaches and practices favored by UNDP.

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English

Required Skills and Experience

The Individual Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications:

Academic Qualifications:

  • At least Master’s degree in gender, women’s studies, social sciences, international development, or other development-related fields

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in designing and implementing gender mainstreaming agendas across a variety of sectors within development projects;
  • At minimum, two proven similar experiences in designing and conducting trainings on gender and development;
  • At minimum, one demonstrated evidence of writing analytical documents and reports, with special focus on gender analysis.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal https://jobs.undp.org/.

(i) Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment

(ii) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work

(iii) P11 (Personal History Form) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references, mentioning the references’ e-mails addresses.

(iv) Methodology.

(v) An interview will be performed, and the result will be part of the evaluation scoring

Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm.

It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. Before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all Three documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ANNEXES

ANNEX I - TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

ANNEX II - INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT AND GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ANNEX III - OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT

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