Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant - National Consultant - Home-based
UN Women (UN Women)
Close on 7 Jul 2020
Location: Remote Work
Grade: National Consultant
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Job Description

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In September 2019 the Government of Lebanon passed its first National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, with support from the United Nations in Lebanon. The NAP 1325 is a detailed four-year action plan with specific targets that should be achieved during the duration of the NAP. A monitoring and evaluation framework for the NAP was also developed in 2018. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the NAP’s first-year Workplan has been further amended to prioritize interventions related to gender-based violence and legal reforms.

Objective of the Assignment:

UN Women, in partnership with the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW), seeks a monitoring and evaluation consultant to develop a baseline study for the NAP 1325. The consultant will report to Lebanon Head of office under the overall supervision of NCLW’s Administrative Director and will work with their NAP 1325 technical and coordination team.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review the existing four-year M&E framework and propose updates as needed to reflect the COVID-19 context and the re-prioritization of interventions related to gender-based violence and legal reform.
  • Develop a detailed monitoring plan highlighting related responsibilities of the different LNAP implementing partners, sources of data, data collection toolkits, frequency of data collection, the reporting formats and timeframe.
  • Conduct a baseline study to capture the indicators specified within the M&E framework and the detailed M&E plan for the NAP 1325.
  • Develop the required quantitative and qualitative tools and templates for data collection, and data validation methods.
  • Prepare a data collection plan (including guidance for data quality assurance and validation) to be used by parties responsible for the implementation of the 1325 NAP.
  • Design a representative sample of stakeholders’ that will be interviewed during the baseline study.
  • Prepare and conduct a one-day virtual workshop to guide the key NAP implementing partners on how to use the M&E detailed plan, including briefing on the related quantitative and qualitative toolkits, and reports formats/templates.
  • Develop a report with the results of the baseline study and present the findings to the Steering Committee members for inputs and feedback.
  • Finalize the baseline report based on inputs received.
  • Develop a mechanism and formats (templates) for the subsequent tracking and reporting purposes towards the end line of the NAP implementation.

Deliverables

Timelines

  1. Baseline study/report for the updated Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Lebanon National Action Plan 1325.

15 July 2020

  1. Data collection plan and/or reporting mechanism with clear means of verification and data collection tools to be used by parties responsible for the implementation of the 1325 NAP.

30 July 2020

  1. Present data collection toolkits to NAP implementing partners.

15 August 2020


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluations, data collection methods and tools;
  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas in a simplified manner;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver on time;


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, or equivalent work experience
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in data
  • analysis and monitoring
  • At least 4 years’ experience in research with focus on gender/development/human rights related work (both qualitative
  • and quantitative);
  • Experience in strategic analysis and report writing outputs identification and M&E development.
  • Experience in developing M&E tools and templates and training practitioners on their use
  • Familiarity with governmental and non-governmental entities in Lebanon is essential.
  • Proven experience in developing gender-responsive evaluations.
  • Familiarity with UN work is desirable

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Arabic is a must
  • Computer skills, internet communication, and command of MS Office.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

  • Education: 20 points
  • Professional experience and monitoring and evaluation skills: 40 points
  • Language proficiency in English and Arabic: 10 points

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to the portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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.

About UN Women

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:

Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems

Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy

All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence 

Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.