Program Associate-National Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Close on 13 Jul 2020
Location: Tunisia
Grade: National Consultant, General Support
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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.

UN Women in Tunisia is currently focusing on three areas – Governance and Women’s Political Participation, Women’ Economic Empowerment and Women Peace and Security, and working with various stakeholders from Government, CSO and Parliament to ensure gender is mainstreamed in public policies and strategies, legislative reforms and in political and economic participation processes. Since the 2011 revolution, UN Women Tunisia has supported the integration of equality provisions in the 2014 constitution and parity conditions in electoral laws. These efforts were consolidated during this post-revolution process by the revision of different discriminatory laws, the establishment of a high-level gender issues mechanisms as the “Conseil des Pairs”, the adoption of the National Action Plan on 1325 and the integration of full parity into local elections law.

The objective of the Assignment:

Under the general supervision of the Head of Office and reporting directly to the Programme Analyst, the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the UN Women Tunisia Office projects on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) and Peace Building, by entering and managing data and supporting program implementation consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, program and projects’ staff in the CO as required for resolving complex finance-admin related issues and exchange of information.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the WPS/NAP 1325 and Peace Building programs

  • Provide inputs to the annual work plan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of program activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/program partners

  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and training to partners as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the program/ project

  • Monitor progress on program activity, results, and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports, and other reports on outputs results outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of finances of the WPS/NAP 1325 and Peace Building program.

  • Provide inputs to financial reports;

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies · Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies ;

  • analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on WPS and Peacebuilding to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programs with other partners in the country

  • Provide technical support to the Programme Analyst on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to WPS and Peacebuilding;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, training, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on WPS and Peacebuilding.

Deliverables

Timelines

Program Progress reports

Monthly


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

  • Program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills;
  • Knowledge of Results-Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of WPS/SCR 1325 and Peace Building programs;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office tools.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • 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 1 year of relevant work experience in development program/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in working with Women and Youth programs/projects is an asset
  • Experience in the WPS/SCR 1325 related programs/projects and/or in Peacebuilding projects is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and French is required;
  • Knowledge of English is an asset.

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)

  • Criteria 1: Experience in development program/project implementation and/or coordination (35)
  • Criteria 2: Experience in gender/women’s rights activities/program implementation (25)
  • Criteria 3: Knowledge of the Tunisian South Eastern region context (10)

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

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

  • The 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 UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.  UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.