Gender and Climate Change Monitoring and Reporting Consultant

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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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Based on UN legislative mandates and the UN Women Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies, and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.

“Strengthening Human Rights and Gender Equality through Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction”, also known as “EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies”, is a regional joint project spearheaded by UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in partnership with UN Environment Programme ROAP (UNEP ROAP). It is a five-year project (April 2018 – December 2022) funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The project aims to contribute to the overall Outcome: Countries in Asia and the Pacific are implementing gender-responsive climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) actions to address key drivers of gender-based vulnerabilities. The project is implemented in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Viet Nam, and at the regional level to influence the intergovernmental and normative regional processes for climate change and DRR to be more gender responsive.

In this context, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific seeks to engage a Gender and Climate Change Monitoring and Reporting consultant to provide focus support on monitoring, reporting and sharing of project results and lessons learned with the stakeholders and development practitioners with the intention of promoting lessons and facilitating replication of good practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the consultancy is to work with the regional and country team members of the “EmPower: Women for Climate Resilient Societies” project to ensure effective, timely and accurate monitoring and results reporting of the programme.

In light of this, the Gender and Climate Change M&R Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. Establish monitoring work process and timeline based on UN Women guidelines and policies, and upon consultation with the UN Women country and regional teams under the EmPower: Women for Climate Resilient Societies Project.
  2. Develop a monthly monitoring report, which will be submitted to the Regional Humanitarian/DRR specialist of UN Women ROAP every month. Contents include, but not limited to intended plan for the month based on the agreed monitoring work process and timelines; monitoring and reporting work achieved during the month vis-à-vis the plan; areas that require additional support; and plan for the next month. Contents of the monthly monitoring report will cover from the first day to end date of the month.
  3. Contents of the monitoring activities include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Facilitate the implementation of the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan based on UN Women’s guidelines and policies, which includes:
    • Maintenance of project M&E system, including tools and databases
    • Guidance and support the regional and country teams in their monitoring activities based on UN Women’s guidelines and policies
    • Lead the drafting process of the annual interim report for the Project Steering Committee (PSC) for 2022 as well support the preparations for the PSC meeting (to be held in November 2022)
    • Lead the final donor report drafting process based on the results achieved and UN Women and donor guideline and policies.
    1. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing to advance gender-responsive and rights-based climate and DRR actions in Asia Pacific; which includes:
    • Preparation of summary of good practices booklet
    • Provide targeted technical support and remote/virtual capacity strengthening sessions/trainings/webinars on ad-hoc basis to UN Women COs/PPOs and partners
    • Provide technical inputs to the climate and DRR team communication and advocacy initiatives
    1. Strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners, as well as support resource mobilization activities
    • Organisation or providing contributions to the preparations for the Partners Conference (to be held in September/ October)
    • Support the preparation of relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles
    • Provide technical contributions to resource mobilisation initiatives, including concept notes and/or proposal documents

Tasks and Deliverable

Deliverables/Output

Target Due Dates

A baseline report detailing monitoring work process and timeline based on UN Women guideline and policies, and upon consultation with the UN Women country and regional teams

30 August 2022

Maintenance of project M&E system, including tools databases as well as the continuous provision of information into the following:

  • Logical Framework (or results and resource framework)
  • Indicator tracking
  • Risk registers and issue log

Monthly monitoring report

30 September 2022

Organisation or providing contributions to strengthening partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners, as well as support resource mobilization activities

  • Organisation or providing contributions to the Partners Conference (to be held in September/ October), including technical inputs to the concept note, preparation of presentations, and activity documentation.
  • Support the preparation of relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles
  • Provide technical contributions to resource mobilisation initiatives, including concept notes and/or proposal documents

Monthly monitoring report

30 October 2022

Organisation or providing contributions to knowledge sharing sessions on gender-responsive, rights-based Climate and DRR action

  • Development of Good Practices Booklet on EmPower: Women for Climate-resilient Societies Project including preparation of concept note, development and finalisation of the text based on feedback and review results, and preparation of the dissemination plan linked with communication and advocacy strategy of the UN Women climate team
  • Provide targeted technical support and remote/virtual capacity strengthening sessions/trainings/webinars on ad-hoc basis to UN Women COs/PPOs and partners
  • Provide technical inputs to the climate and DRR team communication and advocacy initiatives

Monthly monitoring report

30 October 2022

Provide contributions the organisation of the Project Steering Committee Meeting (to be held at the end of November)

  • A draft annual Interim Report for the Project Steering Committee
  • Contributions to documents to be prepared for the meeting

Monthly monitoring report

30 November 2022

A draft final donor report package submitted to the humanitarian/ DRR Advisor

30 December 2022

Input reporting to UN Women bi-annual reporting

Provide contributions to project closure, including data and information organisation and archiving this may include document, files, and website

Summary monitoring report

Competencies

Core Values and Competencies Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues;
  • Creative problem solving;
  • Effective communication;
  • Inclusive collaboration;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Required Skills and Experience

Requirements and Qualifications -

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline or Bachelor’s degree + 2 additional years of relevant work experience (e.g., social sciences, international development, gender studies, sustainable development and social studies, environmental governance/management and science, etc.)
  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience in the field of environmental management, climate change, disaster risk reduction, development assistance, gender equality and/or human rights
  • Technical experience in gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation of programmes, including Results-based Management
  • Background in communication and demonstratable experience in documentation and in developing high quality reports;
  • Experience in advocacy, and/or donor’s engagement, preferably in support of gender equality and human rights in the context of climate change and DRR is highly desirable;
  • Experience providing capacity development support, including developing training materials and guidance.
  • Working experiences in developing countries are required;
  • Experience working with the UN system is a strong asset.

• Strong analytical and writing skills in English, knowledge of other languages spoken in the Asia-Pacific region is an asset.

Institutional Arrangement

The consultant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the option of travelling will be discussed and will be considered the latest developments on the pandemic. UN Women will cover the travel related expenses as per the UN Women standard guidelines, if the travel is required. The professional fee should NOT include travel costs.

Contract period and work location

The consultant will be home-based with travel within the Asia-Pacific region as required and the contract period will be 5 months, starting on 1 August 2022 and ending on 31 December 2022.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight [80%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight [20%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised 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

Education

  • A Master’s degree in Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies or other related field; Bachelor’s degree with additional 2 years of relevant experiences as per below, may be substituted;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Additional certificate and/or courses on monitoring, evaluation and reporting are considered an asset.
  1. Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience in the field of environmental management, climate change, disaster risk reduction, development assistance, gender equality and/or human rights
  • Technical experience in gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation of programmes, including Results-based Management
  • Background in communication and demonstratable experience in documentation and in developing high quality reports;
  • Experience in advocacy, and/or donor’s engagement, preferably in support of gender equality and human rights in the context of climate change and DRR is highly desirable;
  • Experience providing capacity development support, including developing training materials and guidance;
  • Working experiences in developing countries are required;
  • Experience working with the UN system is a strong asset.

50%

Language and report writing skills

30%

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

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.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org with -cc to sirinapa.visessmith@unwomen.org and salila.klongboonjit@unwomen.org not later than 11 July 2022, 23:59 Bangkok time.

Submission package includes:

  1. Application letter explaining your interest in the consultancy and why you are the most suited candidate for this position.
  2. Personal History Form (P11) - The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website: https://asiapacific.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/2022-04/P_11_form_UNwomen%20-JUL%202021.docx
  3. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  4. Portfolio with samples of work related to monitoring and reporting, especially for other UN Agencies or development organisations.
  5. Financial proposal specifying a daily consultancy rate in USD, a breakdown per deliverable

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11)

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

Diversity and Inclusion

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.?

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.?

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)?

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