UN Women

National Consultant (Gender and HIV in indonesia)

UN Women

Job Description

Background Indonesia face prevailing challenges of the HIV epidemic particularly in relation to persistent gender inequalities that have caused higher risks of infections among women and girls. Of the 620 000 adults living with HIV, 220 000 (35.48%) were women. New HIV infections among young women aged 15–24 years were more than half of those among young men: 9600 new infections among young women, compared to 14 000 among young men (UNAIDS, 2018)[1] The above situation implies the needs for Gender Mainstreaming into HIV responses in Indonesia using the existing opportunities where Indonesia is shaping future direction of HIV programming and budgeting through the next phase of Global Fund funding mechanism (GF NFM) 2018-2020. Indonesia is also among the 30 fast track countries that are committed to achieve 90-90-90 global by 2020, promoting Gender Equality is central to the achievement of these targets. UN Women became one of UNAIDS’ co-sponsors under UNAIDS Unified Budget, Accountability and Result Framework (UBRAF).  The UBRAF is an instrument to translate the UNAIDS Strategy into action, mobilizing the contributions of UNAIDS Cosponsors and Secretariat to support the achievement of the Targets of the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (2011). Under this mechanism, UN Women in Indonesia is supporting number of initiatives to integrate gender equality and Human Rights principles into national HIV/AIDS response. The program will engage key government institutions, UN agencies, and most at risk population specially focusing on girls & women including Women Living with HIV (WLHIV). In 2019, UN Women’s focus is on mainstreaming gender into national HIV policies and program, and also addressing the intersectionality of gender-based violence, and other gender related barriers to women’s vulnerabilities of HIV.  In view of this, UN Women intends to hire a qualified individual national consultant to implement the HIV project activities in accordance to the UN Women’s Indonesia SN 2019-2020 and in particularly to bridge the AWP 2019 and 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of UN Women Representative, and close supervision by Programme Management Specialist, the consultant shall undertake Expected Deliverables Provision of substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports of gender and HIV/AIDS project for 2019, including quarterly and annual results reporting, narrative and financial reports. Deliverables:
  1. 2019 Annual Report of UN Women Indonesia project on HIV that specify key achievements and lessons learned.

  2. Summary on consolidated data, research on current progress, trends and anticipation of the upcoming context on HIV priorities based on evidence-based findings in Indonesia.

20 January 2020 Provide technical inputs to the Detailed of new AWP 2020 in view of the new budget from both country’s specific allocation and Global’s envelope for Indonesia. This will include review the implementation of the 2019 workplan for HIV project in Indonesia and bring takeaways to inform the development of 2020 AWP Implementation Plan. Deliverables:
  1. Draft of Concept Note for 2020 targeting resource mobilized from both country’s specific allocation and Global’s envelope for Indonesia from UBRAF.

  2. 2020 AWP Implementation Plan for Indonesia’s HIV project including milestones, key activities, indicators, and partnership identification and development.

  3. Report on Consultations with key stakeholders (including WLHIV, Transwomen, Female drug-users, FSW, Women with Disability) on their priority activities to inform development of Concept Note on HIV for 2020.

10 February 2020 Actively taking part in Coordination meetings with key HIV stakeholders including meetings between UN Agencies, and other meetings conducted by the government and civil society coordination mechanisms. Providing inputs to ensure gender equality and women's rights are taken into account in the decisions pertaining to HIV response in these meetings. Deliverables:
  1. Report updating the ongoing trends, discussions, plans with regards to national HIV priorities obtained from coordination meeting with HIV stakeholders in Indonesia.

  2. Report on engagement in discussion with relevant partners on the HIV budget spending to track gender responsive budget for HIV in Indonesia and the needs to foster GRB in HIV response.

20 March 2020 ake the following tasks:
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports of gender and HIV/AIDS project for 2019, including quarterly and annual results reporting, narrative and financial reports.

  • Provide technical inputs to the development of new AWP 2020 in view of the new budget from both country’s specific allocation and Global’s envelope for Indonesia.

  • Facilitate effective coordination and network with other UN Agencies including UNJTA members, key government Institutions, Civil Society Organization, WLHIV groups, other partners/stakeholders.

Competencies

Essential knowledge and experience:
  • Hands on experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development project on HIV/AIDS response is a great advantage

  • An excellent understanding of issues on HIV/AIDS response and its linkage with gender equality and violence against women would be advantage.

  • Good knowledge of policies, programs and priorities of government in AIDS response including the fast track strategy, and the architecture of the GF New Funding Model in Indonesia would be an advantage.

  • Familiarity of CSOs and networks in Indonesia working on HIV/AIDS and promotion of WLHIV rights

  • Familiarity with the UN and its coordination mechanism especially related to HIV, Gender and Human Rights would be an advantage.

  • Excellent command of written English and Bahasa Indonesia. Other UN languages an asset.

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling 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.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Public Health, Development Studies, Human Rights, Social Science or other related fields

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and/or Gender Equality in Indonesia.

  • Experience of engagement in development of national policies/program on HIV such as SRAN and GF NFM is advantageous

  • Excellent command of written English, with proven report writing experience. Other UN languages an asset.

  • Hands on experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development project on HIV/AIDS response is a great advantage

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 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: Education 20 % Experience, skills and technical proposal 60 % Language and report writing skills 20 % Excellent command of written English, with proven report writing experience. Other UN languages an asset. 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 qualified technical 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 Interest candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application to  merry.mailangkay@unwomen.org cc: ani.gamawati@unwomen.org not later than 8 January 2020 COB. Submission package includes:
  • Updated CV

  • Personal History Form (P11)

  • Writing sample

  • Technical Proposal including approach and workplan

  • Financial proposal breaking down the daily fee

Payments Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. 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.
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