But year 2021 and the start of the new UNSDCF 2021-2023 also happen in a momentum where there’s growing mobilization of the Government, civil society and partners around gender. The elaboration of a GBV-specific Decree to enable the implementation of the recent GBV law 2019-008, the ongoing process to update the National Policy for Gender Equality and to elaborate a law on gender equality, the organization of the Forum Generation Equality that saw the creation of 6 coalitions of action and the engagement of Madagascar Government for gender equality and the fight against GBV, created a wave of interest and commitment on accelerating action for gender equality.
The main objective of this consultancy is to enhance UNCT capacity on incorporating and addressing gender aspects in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation across all sectors and agencies/entities in the context of the implementation of the UNSDCF in the Decade of Action.
In addressing this main objective, the expert will also need to ensure that gender is duly incorporated in the nexus between humanitarian and development efforts, and will advise on key aspects for ensuring that UNCT humanitarian actions and support to Government in the response to emergencies address crucial aspects on how the gender divide is exacerbated by ongoing crises (Covid-related health and socio-economic impacts, drought and nutritional emergency in the South, etc), including higher exposure to multiple forms of gender based violence, abuse and exploitation.
2. SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
This assignment will require:
- the conduct of the UNCT SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard exercise and assessment of the effectiveness of the UN Country Team in gender mainstreaming, promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular in relation to the implementation of the UNSDCF 2021-2023, completed by an action plan for improvements, collective as well as specific to different sectors and UNCT members
- The assessment of UNCT capacities on gender, in particular in relation to the implementation of the UNSDCF 2021-2023, followed by the preparation and implementation of a capacity strengthening plan
- The implication of UNCT in supporting the Government of Madagascar in the review of the National Gender Policy (NGP) and other key legislative and strategic documents aimed at strengthening institutional capacities on gender and accelerating progress on the gender agenda
- To advise and provide technical support to the RC, UNCT, HCT and the PSEA Task Force to enhance the implementation of the joint PSEA action plan
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1
3. REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Values Guiding Principles:
- Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the UN values in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
- Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
- Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
- Organizational awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgement;
- Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
- Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
- Conflict management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
- Continuous Learning and Knowledge sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
•Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
•Strong analytical skills;
•Excellent knowledge of Results-Based Management;
•Strong knowledge of the UN system;
•Strong knowledge of local country context.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced (Masters) degree in social and political sciences, human rights, gender equality etc.
- At least 10 years of practical experience of work on gender mainstreaming in development programmes/projects at national and international levels;
- At least 3 years’ experience of work on results-based management, review and/or evaluation;
- Experience in gender data collection and analysis, including interviews, survey and focus groups;
- Previous experience with the Gender Equality Scorecard, narrative report and follow-up matrix;
- Experience on conducting gender trainings for staff of development agencies.
Language and other skills:
- Proficient in written and oral French and English;
- Computer skills, internet communication and command of MS Office.
4. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable)
2. Financial proposal
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
5. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Master's degree (Bac + 5) or equivalent in social or political sciences, human rights, gender equality or in a relevant field.
At least 10 years of practical experience of work on gender mainstreaming in development programmes/projects at national and international levels
At least 3 years’ experience of work on results-based management, review and/or evaluation
Experience in gender data collection and analysis, including interviews, survey and focus groups
Strong knowledge of the UN system
Strong knowledge of local country context.
Strong analytical skills