UN Women

Consultant (Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction)

UN Women

Job Description

  Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality for women, men, and persons of diverse gender identities as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, Humanitarian Action and peace and security.

The programme “Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN,” implemented by UN Women in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat aims to ensure that key relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies are supported with evidence based policy research and relevant technical capacity to integrate gender and protection framework to mitigate and prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). More specifically it aims to ensure that a protection (including SGBV and Child Protection), gender and inclusion lens is integrated in the Design and implementation of the new ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025.

As part of the work to strengthen the evidence base for gender-responsive Disaster Risk Reduction and preparedness, and to ensure evidence is available for policy-making at national and regional levels, the programme is seeking to procure a firm to develop a gender and disaster risk profile for the Philippines. The gender and disaster risk profile developed should present evidence on gender dimensions of disaster risks (in particular exposure to hazards, vulnerability, and capacity), the root causes and structural constraints of gender inequalities and their impact on risk, and act as a reference tool for policy-making on Disaster Risk Management as well as in designing responses that leave no one behind.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of Programme Analyst, Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction, and in close consultation with the UN Women office in the Philippines, the scope of work for the consultant includes:
  • Conduct a scoping review of available literature, and develop a methodology for development of the gender and disaster risk profile:
    • The methodology should include both desk review and primary Data Collection in at least one province to be determined in consultation with UN Women;
      • The primary data collection should include fieldwork in at least one province also impacted by ongoing conflict or a complex crisis.
    • The scoping should also propose areas of strategic linkages to UN Women Philippines’ work in the area of Women, Peace, and Security
  • Develop a gender and disaster risk profile for the Philippines that at minimum:
    • Summarizes key national policy commitments relating to gender, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action, including any relevant WPS commitments;
    • Presents qualitative and quantitative evidence and data on the gendered impacts of past disasters in the Philippines, including identifying differential impacts by age, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation and gender identity where data is available;
    • Consolidates relevant data for gender indicators in the following sectors: livelihoods, education (including technical and vocational education), health, gender-based violence, and women’s engagement in leadership and political action.
  • Support organization of a consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue with representation from government, women-led NGOs and CSOs, and UN agencies to validate the findings of the gender and disaster profile and plan for next steps in integrating the findings into disaster management tools at national and/or sub-national level;
    • The workshop should bring together in dialogue disaster management actors, gender actors, peace and security actors, and youth actors from government, civil society, and the private sector, building upon UN Women Philippines’ existing work on WPS.
  • Finalize the gender and disaster risk profile with feedback from UN Women and partners.
Expected Deliverables

The consultant will produce the following deliverables: Inception report, including findings of the scoping review, proposed work plan and methodology for development of the gender and disaster risk profile, and draft research tools
  • Conduct desk review of available materials on gender and disaster risk reduction in the Philippines
  • Based on desk review and consultation with key stakeholders, develop methodology and work plan for development of the gender/DRR profile
Develop draft research tools for qualitative research (e.g. focus group discussion guides) February 28, 2021 Concept note and draft agenda for consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue for the gender and disaster risk profile Develop a concept note and proposed agenda, including a proposed list of participating organizations, for a workshop/intersectoral dialogue on gender and disaster risk reduction March 15, 2021 Draft gender and disaster risk profile that at minimum:
  1. Summarizes key national policy commitments relating to gender, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action;
  2. Presents evidence and data, including primary data from two provinces, on the gendered impacts of past disasters in the Philippines, including identifying differential impacts by age, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation and gender identity where data is available;
  3. Consolidates relevant data for gender indicators in the following sectors: education (including technical and vocational education), health, livelihoods, gender-based violence, and women’s engagement in leadership and political action.
Based on agreed inception report and work plan, and building on results of fieldwork, develop a draft of the gender and disaster risk profile for review by UN Women and key stakeholders April 16, 2021 PowerPoint presentations and meeting report (including participant list) from the consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue clearly capturing actions proposed for incorporating findings of the gender and disaster risk profile into Standard Operating Procedures at provincial level
  • Organize a consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue on gender and disaster risk reduction;
  • Develop meeting report from the consultation that includes actionable recommendations for incorporating its findings into disaster management tools
15 June, 2021 Final draft gender and disaster risk profile in English, incorporating feedback from the consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue as well as UN Women and partners Based on feedback from UN Women and partners, as well as the results of the consultation workshop/intersectoral dialogue, finalize the gender and disaster risk profile for the Philippines Competencies

Knowledge and experience:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender equality, disaster risk reduction, and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Excellent writing skills. Experience writing policy briefs.
  • Previous experience with UN Women and other UN agencies an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Filipino.
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

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree(s) in gender studies, disaster management, humanitarian action, development, international relations or related fields;
    • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s university degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the area of policy and/ or programming in gender equality, disaster risk reduction, and/or humanitarian action, with field experience in the Philippines essential;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and conducting research on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
Contract period and work location

The consultant will be home-based, and the contract period will be for six months (February-June 2021). If travel is required, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by UN Women if and when needed in line with UN standard rates applied at that time. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.

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 salila.klongboonjit@unwomen.org , not later than 12 February 2021, 23:59 Bangkok time.

Submission package includes:
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Personal History Form(P11)
  • Writing samples in English
  • Financial proposal
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.

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