Project Interlocutor Consultant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    CONTRACTOR
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    20/10/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

 

Background
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The main roles of UN Women are:

  • To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms;
  • To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
  • To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes. UN Women was created to address such challenges. It is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, 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.

Under UN Women’s Economic Empowerment pillar, our work focuses on promoting women’s livelihoods and economic activities within the informal economy and particularly within markets. This includes supporting effective management and operations of markets to improve women’s safety, health, and economic security in markets. UN Women has worked with the Department for Community Development and Religion to complete the Informal Economy Audit which quantifies the incomes earned by women and men in the informal sector and therefore the significance of income earned in markets. The majority of the cash economy is undoubtably through women earning incomes in the informal economy.

UN Women has developed a range of tools and training that are relevant to improving market management and supporting women’s wellbeing and livelihood activities in markets. This had been evident in the social and governance support to the construction of markets.

UN Women now requires the services of Project Interlocutor in Lae to support the Governance aspect of its work during the construction of the Lae Market. This role is locally based and requires applicant who is Lae based.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the Program Analyst and overall supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Project Interlocutor will be responsible for providing coordination and technical assistance through performing the following key tasks and delivery of the expected results:

  • Coordination and liaison with Vendors, Contractor, donors, and market authority.
  • Coordinate vendors during decanting process.
  • Vendors are well informed through adequate advocacy and information sharing.

Expected Deliverables and Timeframe

Deliverables Due Date Percentage
1. Background and Status Report on Vendors Coordination and Mobilization 5 November 2023 25%
2. Report on Vendors Coordination and Mobilization 20 November 2023 25%
3. Report on Vendors Coordination and Mobilization 5 December 2023 25%
4. Final Report on Vendors Coordination and Mobilization 20 December 2023 25%
TOTAL

I. Inputs

UN Women will provide copies of all relevant documentation in electronic / hard copy to the consultant. The Consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer. The consultant is expected to provide their own stationary including printing supplies for the duration of this contract period.

Transport:

The consultant will be responsible for arranging their own land transportation. A transport subsidy will be paid each month upon submission of the monthly deliverable.

Communications:

The Consultant will be required to provide their own local communications such as SIM cards and phone credits. The consultant will provide her/his own laptop and mobile phone including a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot device in order to enable internet access. UN Women will subsidise the costs at a set rate for communication per month which should be included in the detailed financial proposal.

Accommodation:

The Consultant is to be locally based and is expected to already be residing in that area, applicants who are not residing in the location will not be considered. Accommodation costs cannot be included in the financial proposal.

Security:

The consultant will be provided with a UN security briefing and will be required to follow UN security rules and guidance.

Insurance:

The Consultant will arrange private insurance and the cost of which will be included in the financial proposal.

Office space and facilities:

The Consultant is expected to provide his /her own office space for this assignment including stationary.

 

Competencies
Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling UN Women values and ethical standards
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely with minimal supervision and achieve results
  • Able to work effectively within a team;
  • Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands;
  • Can assess and prioritize work needs quickly;
  • Ability to relate to external partners, including other international organizations and agencies, NGOs, grassroots community groups, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in remote, rural, hardship posts.

II.Submission of application

To enable you with your application submission, the requirements for the position can be accessed on the following site: www.undp.jobs.org

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to: www.undp.jobs.org

Submission package:

  1. Cover letter explaining suitability: applicants are encouraged to address experience and qualifications listed in the ‘criteria for technical evaluation’
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Consultant including references
  3. Personal History Form (P-11 Form)
  4. Copies of certified academic certifications.
  5. Financial Proposal Submission
 

Required Skills and Experience
III. Required qualifications, experience and competencies

The Consultant should fulfill the following requirements:

Education

  • Completion of tertiary education in a relevant field, preferably in gender studies, social sciences or economics.

Experience and skills

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in providing assistance and coordination support to government, CSOs and development partners
  • Experience in delivering capacity building and training programs for a diverse audience
  • Experience in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Annex I: Price Proposal Guideline and Template

The prospective Individual Consultant should take the following explanations into account during submission of his/her price proposal.

1.Daily fee

The daily price proposal should indicate cost break down (professional fees, communications, consumables during field related missions, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor needs to be factored into the proposed price.

UN Women will not withhold any amount of the payments for tax and/or social security related payments. UN Women shall have no liability for taxes, duties or other similar charges payable by the Individual Contractor in respect of any amounts paid to the Individual Contractor under this Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges that UN Women will not issue any statements of earnings to the Individual contractor in respect of any such payments.

2.Travel costs

Travel is anticipated however will be covered by UN Women as and when needed. These costs cannot be included in the financial proposal

3.Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA)

There is travel anticipated for the consultant, however DSA costs will be covered by UN Women and should not be included in the financial proposal.

4.Currency of the price proposal

The applicants are requested to submit their price proposals in PNG Kina. In case of proposals in other currency, these shall be converted into PNG Kina using the official UN exchange rate for currency conversion to PNG Kina at the date of applications’ submission deadline. The financial proposal must be submitted in the form specified in the Annex I.

Annex I: Price Proposal Submission Form

[ Mandatory document for the Consultant to complete and submit ]

To: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Ref:

[ name of consultancy position ]

Dear Sir / Madam,

I, the undersigned, offer to provide professional consulting services to UN Women within the scope of the referred Assignment.

Having examined, understood and agreed to the Terms of Reference and its annexes, the receipt of which are hereby duly acknowledged, I, the undersigned, offer to deliver professional services, in conformity with the Terms of Reference.

My maximum total price proposal for the assignment is given below:

Costs1 PGK
Professional fee
Communication Cost
Insurance Cover/ Certification
Total price

I confirm that my financial proposal will remain unchanged. I also confirm that the price that I quote is PGK gross, and is inclusive of all legal expenses, including but not limited to social security, income tax, pension, etc., which shall be required applicable laws.

I agree that my proposal shall remain binding upon me for the duration of the contract timeline i.e. days / weeks / months / year.

I understand that you are not bound to accept any proposal you may receive.

[ Signature ]
Date:
Name:
Address:
Telephone / Fax:
Email:

Cost proposal can be presented in detailed monthly breakup where applicable.

  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset
  • Experience in supporting a team
  • Experience in the project site
  • Experience in working with UN Women is preferred

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required
  • Ability to speak Tok Pisin is required
  • Working knowledge of another local language is an asset
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Submission of application

To enable you with your application submission, the requirements for the position can be accessed on the following site: www.undp.jobs.org

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to: www.undp.jobs.org

Submission package:

  1. Cover letter explaining suitability: applicants are encouraged to address experience and qualifications listed in the ‘criteria for technical evaluation’
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Consultant including references
  3. Personal History Form (P-11 Form)
  4. Copies of certified academic certifications.
  5. Financial Proposal Submission

Deadline of all submissions: no later than 20 October 2023.

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