Programme Officer - International Consultant, Amman, Jordan

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Jordan

City: Amman, Jordan

Office: UNDP Iraq, Amman

Closing date: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Programme Officer - International Consultant

Advertised on behalf of : Location : Amman, JORDAN

Application Deadline : 15-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Gender Equality

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : One Year

Expected Duration of Assignment : One Year

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

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 Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan to implement global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment; promotes women’s economic empowerment; and implements a resilience and empowerment model for Syrian refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women. The country office is implementing its Strategic Note for the period 2018-2022 and is prioritizing coherence and interlinkages across its projects and programmes under these three pillars. This requires effective implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress and results and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society and the international community.

Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the programme officer provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Jordan Country Office by contributing in the programme implementation and monitoring and by providing substantive technical expertise on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in Jordan. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation; monitoring the progress of implementation; and providing substantive inputs to the implementation and design of programmes. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme team at UN Women Jordan to deliver on these results.

Objectives of the assignment

Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the programme officer provides specialized programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Jordan Country Office related to the implementation of normative and policy frameworks on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; evidence and norms on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls; and promoting access to decent work and social protection. The consultant will provide technical support on i) the roll-out of the IMAGES survey; ii) the development of the app-based game on gender equality; iii) challenging gender stereotypes about women and men’s responsibilities concerning unpaid care and household work, and iv) engaging with men and boys. The consultant will support the programme implementation and monitoring and by providing substantive technical expertise on the areas detailed above. The consultant will support the delivery of UN Women programmes by providing substantive inputs to the implementation and design of programmes. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the programme team at UN Women Jordan to deliver on these results.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Management Specialist, the consultant will perform the technical tasks linked to i) the roll-out of the IMAGES survey; ii) the development of the app-based game on gender equality; iii) challenging gender stereotypes about women and men’s responsibilities concerning unpaid care and household work, and iv) engaging with men and boys. These tasks include: Substantive technical expertise

Provide substantive technical support to implement activities such as workshops, research, studies, and other knowledge products.

Draft concept notes, proposals, and reports on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues.

Identify, research, analyze, prepare and/or organize information and briefing materials on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues.

Build and manage relationships with national partners, as necessary.

Participate in substantive meetings and events on behalf of UN Women, as required.

Project Implementation

Support timely implementation of activities in accordance with UN Women’s annual work plan.

Maintain close communication and provide technical inputs to partners to ensure the relevance and quality of activities and projects‘ outputs.

Support the unit in the organization of events, workshops, training related to relevant programmes

In collaboration with programme team, ensure that processes required for implementation are coordinated for smooth implementation.

Contribute to documenting project findings and lessons learned.

Monitoring and Reporting

Contribute to the preparation and consolidation of quarterly monitoring and the drafting of donor reports.

Support the monitoring of project activities by conducting field visits and ensure that substantive feedback is provided to partners, as necessary.

Ensure complete documentation of relevant programmes.

Expected Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

Monthly timesheets and brief progress reports about implemented activities and achieved results with supporting documents submitted (by the 5th of each month).

All monthly reports and a final report should be submitted in English.

Performance evaluation: The contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

A Master’s degree in gender, development, public policy, social studies, or a related field is required.

Experience:

At least four years of relevant work experience in project implementation and management support;
Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
Experience with UN Women would be an asset;
Experience working in Jordan would be an asset.

Language and other skills:

Good command of English both written and oral

Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Evaluation: Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]

Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria: The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria: Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

Education

20 %

Experience and skills

60 %

Language and other skills

20 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates.

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 package

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from P11 form. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

CV.

Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment

Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee.

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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.