United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

International Consultant (Programme Design and Implementation)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

 
Background
1.PROJECT DESCRIPTION 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 ensuring that marginalised women, including women migrant workers, are able to 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 ranks low on the global gender inequality index (112 out of 188). The acceptance of violence against women from intimate partners is high with 27 percent of men and 50 percent of women believing that a husband beating his wife for a specific reason is justified,[1] thus reflecting the pervasive influence of dominant social norms that support male authority, tolerate GBV and hinder gender equality. Violence against women is the most prevalent human rights abuse in Cambodia, with one in five women having experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner[2]. Apart from intimate partner violence, 14% of women aged 15-64 have reported experiencing physical violence by and four percent have experienced sexual violence by someone other than their intimate partner since the age of 15[3]. An increasing trend in the use of technology and social media to sexually harass women and girls has also been reported[4].  The legal framework, including legislation on domestic violence and trafficking is largely favorable.  However there are gaps in implementation.  It is estimated that only 24 percent of women who experience physical or sexual intimate partner violence seek help from formal service providers. The capacity of service providers to provide survivor-centred care is limited.  Mediation is a common response to violence against women, applied when victims/survivors seek help from local authorities. Mediators regularly use traditional practices of ‘educating’ the perpetrator and further victimising the woman by requiring her commit to change her behaviour to end the violence. Thus, the perpetrator is not held accountable and the response is not survivor-centered.  Remedies such as protection orders are rarely used, meaning women often need to seek shelter, safety and services far from home. UN Women’s EVAW Programme in Cambodia is aligned with our global Flagship Programming Initiative, on Prevention and Essential Services to end violence against women. As such there is a focus on substantive coordination in the field of EVAW to broaden stakeholder engagement in the FPI, including through the UN Trust Fund and Global UN Joint Programme on Essential Service Package for Women and Girls subject to Violence. As part of our work on Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) UN Women Cambodia strengthened national and subnational capacity to formulate and implement the National Action Plan to Prevention Violence Against Women (NAPVAW). In 2019, as resulted, UN Women supported the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) to formulate the third NAPVAW. The overall strategic priority of the 3rd NAPVAW is to reduce violence against women and girls including those at increased risk, through increased prevention interventions, improved response, increased access to quality services, and multi-sectoral coordination and cooperation. Throughout the development of the action plan, four key areas were identified as primary areas of focus to strengthen implementation: 1) Prevention; 2) Legal Protection and Multi-Sectoral Services; 3) Formulation and Implementation of Laws and Policies; and 4) Review, Monitoring and Evaluation. UN Women supported the development of the 3rd NAPVAW through a participatory process with national and subnational stakeholders including government, relevant I/NGOs, CSOs, women’s groups, LGBTIQ groups, the private sector and affected communities. The stakeholders consulted to provide input on progress, key challenges and promising approaches to prevent and respond to violence against women. A partnership with MOWA has helped to strengthen institutional capacity and inter-ministerial coordination to implement and monitor the third National Plan to Prevent Violence against Women. UN Women Cambodia Country Office is seeking a senior international consultant with EVAW expertise to provide policy advice and  technical guidance to the MoWA, TWGG-GBV to coordinate the 3rd NAPVAW implementation including the mechanisms needed for the monitoring and evaluation of its implementation and UN Women - EVAW programme design and implementation strategy. [1] 2014 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey Report, NIS/MOP [2] 21 percent of ever partnered women aged 15-64 reported experiencing physical or sexual violence, or both, by an intimate partner in their lifetime MOWA (2015). National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences in Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Royal Government of Cambodia. [3] National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences in Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Royal Government of Cambodia, 2015 [4] National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences in Cambodia. Phnom Penh: Royal Government of Cambodia, 2015
Duties and Responsibilities
2. SCOPE OF WORK:  The consultant will be responsible for the following key tasks: A. Provision of Policy advice and technical guidance on the implementation of the 3rd NAPVAW B. Provision of Technical Guidance and Knowledge Management 4. To UN Women on EVAW programme design and implementation strategy: to provide technical guidance on the development of programme design, theory of change, implementation strategy, M&E, project baseline and endline survey and Client Satisfaction Survey in target locations; 5. To UN Women on the development of Practical user-friendly guidelines for implementation of existing frameworks for GBV legal practitioners (including newly appointed legal aid lawyers, MOWA JPAs/JPOs); 6. On the production of EVAW programme briefs, reports, training materials and communications materials on EVAW; and 7. On Capturing and documenting lessons learned and stories of change demonstrating the learning and impact of the EVAW programme in Cambodia. 3. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES Deliverables Target Date 1st Deliverable:  Inception plan for the consultancy, including detailed workplan
  • Submission of inception plan
10 Apr 2020 2nd Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team to conduct project baseline survey and client satisfaction survey in target locations (three provinces: Kampong Speu, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk and two districts per each province)
  • Submission of reports of baseline survey and client satisfaction survey
4 May 2020 3rd Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team and Country Representative a.i. on the EVAW programme implementation strategy in the context of the transition to Mekong Hub, integrating ACCESS and Global JP, including theory of change and M&E.
  • Submission of EVAW implementation strategy for 2020 - 2023
1 Jun 2020 4th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) and TWGG-GBV Secretariat to enhance capacity to coordinate, plan, monitor and report NAPVAW implementation.
  • Submission of: 
15 Jun 2020 (Part 1) 15 Jan 2021 (Part 2) 29 Jan 2021 (Part 3) 5th Deliverable: Provide 2 Training workshops on Skills for Providing Quality Services for Front Line Service Providers and provide technical advice to SAF team to conduct post survey among trained participants (12 days totally included 3 days for each training and 3 days for each preparation and report)
  • Submission of training report detailing result against training expectation and post survey report.  
17 Jul 2020 6th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) to develop mechanisms to link national and subnational coordination mechanisms, including regular reflection and systematic reporting to TWGG-GBV
  • Submission of report detailing mechanism to link national and subnational coordination mechanisms
28 Aug 2020 6th Deliverable:  Capture and document key programme lessons learned and stories of change from the EVAW Programme
  • Submission of EVAW Lessons Learned Report and collection of stories of change for use in publications/ advocacy/ communications
Part 1 by 15 Nov 2020 Part 2 by 30 Jun 2021  7th Deliverable: Provide technical expertise to EVAW team to conduct project endline survey and client satisfaction survey in target locations (three provinces: Kampong Speu, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk and two districts per each province)
  • Submission of reports of endline survey and client satisfaction survey
  • Submission of the assessment report of TWGG-GBV coordination role on the 3rd NAPVAW implementation and sub-national GBV working groups service coordination, referral and case management.
30 Jun 2021 8th Deliverable:
  • Provide substantive technical advice to the EVAW and SAF team and partners on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing strong technical inputs to implementation partners.
  • Provide technical advice to EVAW & SAF on semi and annual reports.
  • Provide capturing of the stories/lessons and best practice from the UN Women’s events includes TWGG-GBV meetings, SGBV meetings, training, workshop, monitoring mission, stories telling.
  • Submission of Semi and Annual Reports and documentation/report capturing of the stories/lessons and best practice
Part 1: by 15 Jul 2020 (semi-annual report) Part 2: by 22 Jan 2021 (Annual Report) Part 3: by 30 Jul 2021 (Semi & Annual Report) 4. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT The consultant will work in close collaboration with the CCO personnel in Cambodia Country Office, primarily the EVAW team, under the direct supervision of Country Representative a.i.  A work station will be provided to the consultant to ensure effective consultation and support. The Consultant will bring her/his own personal computer to conduct this assignment. 5. DURATION OF THE WORK The assignment is between April 2020 to September 2021. 6. DUTY STATION Phnom Penh, 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.
Competencies
Technical competencies:
  • Good knowledge of the Cambodian policy and legislative framework and institutional mechanisms concerning ending violence against women.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in Result Based Management, the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to programme planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and result-based report writing.
  • Technical expertise in the formulation of high-quality results-based logframes.
  • A proven ability to liaise and coordinate with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations.
  • A proven history of leadership, management and staff supervision through a style of mutual accountability and professional development.
  • Experience of developing sectoral and programme-based knowledge products and funding proposals;
Functional competencies:
  • Local knowledge of the social, cultural, and political context of Cambodia and its relation to gender and VAW.
  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
  • Experience with UN Women programing and basic understanding of UN Women procurement procedures would be a strong asset.
  • Experience in group facilitation using a participatory, inclusive approach to managing differences and honing agreements. The capacity to liaise with a range of stakeholders to build rapport, working relationships, and exchange information in order to mobilize support and collaborative action.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, discretion, tact, and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women’s rights, development principles, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds.
Corporate competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Required Skills and Experience
 7. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR Education:
  • Master’s degree in gender, development studies, international relations, or other related disciplines
Experience:
  • Minimum 7 years progressively responsible relevant experience, preferably from the UN System or an international organization.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in EVAW programme planning and implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and resource mobilization, preferably from the UN System or an international organization.
  • Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments such as CEDAW, SCR 1325 etc.
  • Professional experience working in women’s human rights and/or development in Asia and Pacific, preferably in Cambodia, in particular on ending violence against women would be a strong asset.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English (Both oral and written).
8. EVALUATION Application will be evaluated based on Cumulative Analysis the following criteria:
  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial/Price Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal 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. 8.1. 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: Evaluation Criteria Obtainable Score Education 15 Experience 30 Technical competencies 30 Functional competencies 25 Total Obtainable Score 100 Only candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as a technically qualified candidate. 8.2. FINANCIAL/PRICE PROPOSAL COMPARISON:
  • Only the financial/price 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.
9. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic application to cco.procurement@unwomen.org no later than 30 March 2020 at 17:00 local time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late application submissions will not be considered. 10. APPLICATION PACKAGE: All applications must include (as attachments) the P11 Form, CV, and the Financial Proposal. UN Women-Cambodia requires that all international personnel, regardless of contract modality or position status, should comply with UN Cambodia Residential Security Measure (RSM) for accommodations and housing in Cambodia.  A residential inspection is required and will be conducted by UNDSS, whereupon corrections may be identified to achieve compliance with UN Cambodia RSM Standards.  As such, newly arriving personnel are advised not to enter into long-term housing arrangements until inspection and compliance are verified.  For personnel who are already in-country, steps must be taken to achieve UN Cambodia RSM compliance. 
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