End-Term Gender Review of UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Programme 2014-2017
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|Location :||Home-based with anticipated travel to Bangkok, Thailand, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||06-Sep-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 15h 38m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||08 September 2017 – 15 December 2017, up to a maximum of 35 working days|
|United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board approved the Regional Programme Document for Asia and the Pacific (RPD) 2014-2017 in January 2014. The RPD was developed through a consultative process, including inputs from UNDP Country Offices, and countries of the region. The RPD is structured around four outcomes selected from the UNDP Strategic Plan (2014-2017) that are considered most relevant to regional needs and the comparative advantage of UNDP in Asia and the Pacific at the regional level.
The four Outcomes of the RPD are:
The Regional Programme is intended to capture the multi-faceted nature of the work that is carried out at the regional level, which combines inter-country cooperation initiatives in consultation with and approval of the countries involved, and the provision of policy advisory services in support of the implementation of country programmes in the region and the achievement of development effectiveness at the country level. The work of UNDP at the regional level is guided and informed by the five regionality principles (see below) and a number of key cross-cutting issues including gender equality in terms of how UNDP work at the regional level.
The five regionality principles are:
In keeping with UNDP’s results-based approach and to establish clear and measurable indicators of achievement at both output and outcome levels of the RPD, two umbrella Regional Project Documents “Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (2014-2017)” and “Achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and a significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion in the Pacific (2014-2017)” were development by the UNDP Regional Policy and Programme Support (RPPS), Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), and the Pacific Centre in Fiji, respectively. These two Regional Umbrella Projects along with some other regional projects operationalizes the implementation of the RPD in the Asia and the Pacific region.
In 2015, a midterm review of the RPD was conducted in order to 1) provide inputs to feed into the UNDP Strategic Plan midterm review as requested by the Executive Board; and 2) inform the RPD Management Board, senior management and stakeholders on the status of the Regional Programme, provide lessons learned and some key findings and recommendations to inform the way forward during the remaining period of the RPD.
Nearing the end of the RPD period, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) intends to undertake an end-term gender review of the RPD, in order to highlight achievements and challenges, value-added to the Country Office development results, drivers of success, main gaps and their causes, and recommendations based on lessons learned for the next phase of the regional level work of UNDP.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Scope of work:
Overall, the end-term gender review intends to review cumulative gender equality results achieved against the RPD results framework (including both Regional Umbrella Projects), extract lessons learned, and propose forward-looking recommendations which will inform UNDP’s regional work beyond 2017.
The end-term gender review will have two objectives:
1) Review the effectiveness and extent of UNDP’s contribution to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Asia and the Pacific in the result areas that are women-targeted or gender-sensitive. In cases where GEWE is not explicit in outcomes/outputs but is implicit in reference to target groups, i.e., ‘poor and vulnerable groups’, efforts will be made to extract and assess any gender-related work done.
2) Review the effectiveness of UNDP’s institutional arrangements and mechanisms in place to promote and mainstream GEWE regionally and at Country Office levels, including the reginal advisory services.
The end-term gender review will also identify gender equality contribution of the RPD’s multi-faceted work that is carried out at the regional level supported through various sources of funding. This will also include a review of the effectiveness of regional knowledge products with specific relevance to supporting GEWE in Asia and the Pacific.
The methodology for data collection will be largely from internal UNDP sources: project progress monitoring reports, project evaluation reports, interviews (face-to-face or remotely) with the management teams and advisors at BRH and the Pacific Office in Fiji, as well as selected Country Offices, and UN partners. Available external documents reporting or demonstrating UNDP’s contribution to GEWE relevant to the RPD will also be reviewed.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to deliver the followings:
Duration of the Assignment
Up to a maximum of 35 working days over a period of maximum three months. The starting date is expected to be 08 September 2017 – 15 December 2017. The final product is required to be submitted by 30 November 2017.
This consultancy is home-based with anticipated travel to Bangkok, Thailand, for approximately 8 working days.
Required Skills and Experience
|Requirements for Experience and Qualifications:
Payment terms for the contract.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
Deliverable 1 : Inception Report: 30% -of total contract amount
Deliverable 2 : Initial Draft Review Report (25-30 pages including data and Annexes) : 30% -of total contract amount
Deliverable 3 : Revised Final Report incorporating feedback on the initial draft report: 40% -of total contract amount
In general, UNDP shall 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 event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology…
The award of the contract shall 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 set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be Included When Submitting the Proposals:
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document/ or one ZIP File as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
Annex I – Regional Programme Document for Asia and the Pacific 2014-2017
Annex II – UNDP Asia-Pacific Region Project Document “Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Human Development in Asia and the Pacific (2014-2017)
Annex III- UNDP Pacific Umbrella Project Document “Achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and a significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion in the Pacific (2014-2017
Annex IV – TOR_ End-Term Gender Review of UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Programme 2014-2017
Annex V – General Condition of Contract
Annex VI – Financial proposal and Offeror’s Letter To UNDP Confirming Interest and Avail for IC
All documents can be downloaded at : http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=40132