Expert in Social Science Research and Public Services – Tbilisi

Expert in Social Science Research and Public Services – Tbilisi

Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objective of the consultancy is to provide relevant advice to a local team of PSDA and Georgia’s Public Service Provider Agencies to develop a customer satisfaction measuring framework in order to continuously measure the satisfaction level of citizens and customers and hence ensure high quality of public services. The outcome of the given assignment should be the institutionalized customer satisfaction measuring process, coupled with service providers’ strengthened technical knowledge and expertise in collecting information about the level of customer satisfaction and utilizing the collected data for continuous improvement of service quality and customer experience.

Under the direct supervision of the PAR Project Manager and in close cooperation with PSDA and relevant representatives from Georgia’s public service provider agencies, the local expert is expected to assume the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in a team with PSDA as well as an international expert who will be working on development of Public Service Quality Index, in the process of working on the deliverables of the given assignment. It is important to actively cooperate with the international expert in order to ensure compatibility with principles of Public Service Quality Index;
  • Get familiar with the “State Strategy on Development of Public Service Delivery”, “Public Service Delivery Baseline Assessment Report”, “Service Index Concept” and documents prepared by Public Service Quality Index expert, and other relevant documentation;
  • In close cooperation with international expert working on elaboration of Public Service Quality Index, suggest key principles (criteria) for measuring customer satisfaction level with services they receive, covering both, physical and electronic services;
  • Develop a customer satisfaction measurement guideline based on qualitative and quantitative research techniques to better explore the customer’s experience with services and measure the satisfaction level among users (including perceived satisfaction by business). The guideline should incorporate standard procedures for collecting information about the level of satisfaction with public services and samples of data collection tools. The guideline should also provide advice on data processing, analysis and its usage for further improvement of public services, proposing a procedure of linking survey results to a cycle of continuous improvement in service delivery through Service Index;
  • In cooperation with the local team, conduct working meetings and presentations of the developed guideline with key public service provider agencies and other relevant parties and reflect the feedback in the document;
  • Develop a training module package (in Georgian language) for trainers that will in future deliver training to public service delivery agencies on how to use variety of data collection methods (such as surveys) to collect information about the level of customer satisfaction with public services. The training should also cover the topics of data processing, analysis and its usage for further improvement of public services. Conduct three-day Training of Trainers for selected trainers of  the Training Center of the Ministry of Justice).; Develop a training module package (in Georgian language) for representatives of public service delivery agencies on how to use variety of data collection methods (such as surveys) to collect information about the level of customer satisfaction with public services. The training should also cover the topics of data processing and its usage for further improvement of public services. The two training packages will be similar although the former will be intended for the use of future trainers and the latter – for training participants. Conduct three-day training to representatives of public service delivery agencies;
  • Develop a final report in English language, reflecting the steps undertaken as part of the consultancy assignment, listing the challenges, lessons, learned, etc. The report should contain recommendations for further improvement;
  • Perform other relevant tasks as deemed necessary.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Master’s degree in sociology, public administration or related field (minimum requirement: 10 points).
Experience:
  • At least five years of experience in teaching (including trainings) research methodology (quantitative as well as qualitative methods) in social sciences (minimum requirement: five years – 10 points, more than five years – additional 5 points);
  • Experience in undertaking at least three high-quality research studies on comparable topics. Qualified applicants will be required to submit one such study (minimum requirement: three studies – 10 points, more than three studies – additional 5 points);
  • At least one year of demonstrated work experience related to public services (minimum requirement: one year – 5 points, more than one year – additional 5 points).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Georgian and English language (both written and oral).
Closing date for applications 05 November 2019 before midnight New York time.

Consultant for Assessment on Digital Literacy for Employability and Entrepreneurship

Consultant for Assessment on Digital Literacy for Employability and Entrepreneurship among Cambodian Youth

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is expected to perform tasks and accomplish the expected result as following:

  • Thoroughly review existing literature on digital literacy and digital skills required among Cambodia’s young people (aged 15-30) for entering and competing in the evolving labour market in the country. The review shall engage closely with existing digital literacy/skills frameworks for youth employability and entrepreneurship with a reflection on Cambodia’s socio-economic context.
  • Based on the literature view, develop a research plan detailing methodologies, survey questionnaires, representative sample size covering youth in urban and rural areas and from different social-economic backgrounds. The questionnaires should be placed for consultation with UNDP team.
  • Roll-out a survey with 300 youth respondents and conduct focus group discussions with youth (aged 15-30) in universities, high-school, non-formal education programs, communities, and those employed in formal and informal sectors. Wherever possible gender balance among the respondents should be considered.
  • Consult closely with key Ministries (MoEYS, MLVT, MEF, and MPTC) and selected companies on national policies, labour market, digital skills needed and skills development.
  • Identify and assess existing digital literacy training programmes tailored to employability and entrepreneurship and identify areas of intervention to propel digital literacy and skills development among vulnerable young people.
  • Based on existing literature and the study findings, propose digital literacy framework for youth’s employability and entrepreneurship development which serves the design of project interventions and contributes to the subsequent development of the national framework for digital literacy.
  • Present the key finding to the relevant stakeholders

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 
  • Master’s degree in ICT (Computer Science or Engineering), social research, statistics, labour economics, public policy, and other related interdisciplinaries.
Experience:
  • At least five years of professional experience in conducting researches in relation to ICT, digital literacy, youth development, job skills, , labour market survey,
  • Proven experience in development of policy brief and related project strategic documents
  • Solid knowledge on industry 4.0, digital economy, digital literacy skills/digital literacy framework, ICT development program, Gig economy, youth employment and entrepreneurship development
  • Familiar with Cambodia’s industrial development policies, ICT master plan, labour policies, skills development initiatives, digital economic policy and e-commerce
  • Proven research, report drafting and presentation skills
Language Requirement:
  • Fluency in English and Khmer are required.
Closing date for applications 23 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Graphic designer – UNDP – Home based

Graphic designer for knowledge products related to non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and development

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will provide graphic design for the knowledge products jointly developed by WHO, the FCTC Secretariat and UNDP on NCDs and their risk factors including laying out country-tailored investment case reports. Contributions will be made to both global-level knowledge products and country-level programming. Under the overall supervision of the Health and Development Programme Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for:

  • Design FCTC Investment Case Reports for joint FCTC 2030 project countries that convey key messages to target audiences in compliance with UNDP and WHO FCTC Secretariat, following the general contents in the FCTC Investment Case reports developed to date including front and back covers, table of contents, chapter headings, individual pages, as well as insertion as appropriate of drawn illustrations, graphics, charts or any other visual representation that is required.
  • Design NCD Investment Case reports for the UNDP/WHO global joint programme, illustrating the benefits of addressing NCDs now and the costs of inaction, following the general contents of the NCD Investment Case reports developed to date including front and back covers, table of contents, chapter headings, individual pages, as well as insertion as appropriate of drawn illustrations, graphics, charts or any other visual representation that is required.
  • Create draft design and layout for key NCD and tobacco control-related knowledge and communications material, most often in the form of Issue Briefs.
Expected outputs
  • Up to 25 national NCD or FCTC investment case reports (English and other language versions counting separately)
  • Up to 10 additional knowledge products (up to six pages each, with each language version counting separately)
Duration:
  • The contract will enter into effect upon signature of both partiesand is expected to last for a period of one (1) year with a maximum of 124 days.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Arts, or similar field.
Experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in Graphic Design, including Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator (Required);
  • Experience designing reports, including annual reports for international organizations or large multinational companies (Required);
  • Experience designing visual identity for international organizations or large multinational companies (Required);
  • Previous affiliation/experience working in the UN or UNDP is an advantage;
Language skills
  • Fluency and ability to communicate and perform complex tasks in English;
Closing date for applications 29 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Project Support on Non-Communicable Diseases, Tobacco Control and Development

Project Support on Non-Communicable Diseases, Tobacco Control and Development

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will provide research and coordination support for WHO’s and UNDP’s joint work on NCDs, including through preparing and following up on in country-level investment case missions. Contributions will be made to both global-level knowledge products and country-level programming. Under the overall supervision of the Health and Development Programme Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for:

  • Providing inputs to the technical support to countries and UNDP country offices on addressing NCDs through implementation of WHO/UNDP joint projects on NCDs;
  • Contributing to the development of NCD investment cases through both desk reviews and remote coordination to support country-level needs assessment and other missions;
  • Contributing to global UNDP Knowledge Products on health and development, with an emphasis on the development dimensions of tobacco control and non-communicable diseases.

Among the programme countries the consulted is expected to support are: Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as the Russian Federation and an additional five countries to be added to the project. The consultant will also support investment cases in six Gulf Cooperation Council states.

All activities and tasks will be coordinated in close collaboration with UNDP regional offices, WHO, and other partners.

Duration

  • The contract will enter into effect upon signature of both parties and is expected to last for a period of one (1) year with a maximum of 250 days.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Public Health, Medicine, Law, Economic, International Development or another related field.
Experience
  • Minimum of one-year professional experience in health and development with a focus on multisectoral responses to NCDs and their risk factors;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages as well as web-based management systems;
  • Experience with research on health and development;
  • Experience with programme development, project delivery and resource mobilization on health and development;
  • Knowledge of UN policy priorities, operational procedures and programme implementation is desirable.
Language skills
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working proficiency in Russian is desirable
Closing date for applications 28 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Development Economist – National Consultancy

Development Economist – 2 National Consultancy Assignments to Support for Formulation of Borno State Development Plan

Duties and Responsibilities

The Development Economists will closely work with Borno State Government to provide technical advice to Borno State Planning Exercise Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in plan development and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies, which include:

  • Support and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues within the economic development  context of the plan development, with government officials, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
  • Provide policy and programming advice and support for development planning and policy formulation focusing on economic development at the national, sub-national and local levels.
  • Support the identification and analysis of interventions that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time to promote economic development.
  • Support monitoring and reporting of progress related to SDGs and other national development frameworks, including to help strengthen national and local level data collection and statistical capacity in the aspect of economic development.

The consultants’ technical support will focus on:

Context Analysis & Assessment Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan.

Scenario Planning and Plan Definition Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators

Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework

  • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
  • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
  • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
  • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework

  • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
  • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
  • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
  • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan

Deliverables

Deliverable 1
  • Draft section of economic development of Foresight Framework
  • Sector Situation Analysis in Economic Development
  • Collected inputs on Economic Development for MDA
Deliverable 2
  • Synthesized Framework for Economic Development Section Development Plan
  • Finalized Economic Development Section of Visionary/Scenario Plans
Deliverable 3
  • Short, Medium, Long Term Development Cycle Framework for Economic Development
  • Draft section of Economic Development of 10-Year Plan
Deliverable 3
  • Economic Development Section of 10-Year Final Reviewed Plan.
  • Economic Development Section of Short-Term Plan (2020- 2022).
  • Economic Development Section of Year 2020 Plan Draft.
  • Economic Development Section of Year 2020 Final Reviewed Plan.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Advanced university degrees in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or related fields.

Experience

Minimum 10 years of relevant development experience in a policy setting at the state, national or international level

Language

Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Closing date for applications 25 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Consultant for Gender and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist (GSES) – Namibia

Consultant for Gender and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist (GSES)

To provide assistance to UNDP Climate Change Portfolio in changing gender-specific activities during the establishment of transparency framework for Namibia. – Windhoek

Duties and Responsibilities

The GSES will ensure gender analysis is conducted to establish the status of gender participation in different activities. The analysis will consider the different needs, roles, benefits, impacts, risks, differential access to and control over resources of women and men (including considerations of intersecting categories of identity such as age, social status, ethnicity, marital status, etc.) and to identify appropriate measures to address these and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Men and women’s relationships with environmental resources and ecosystem services will also be considered as part of the analysis. The gender analysis will inform the outcomes in a gender results framework, reporting, MRV and NDC to address Gender inequality, manifested in the roles and resources that are determined by existing legal setup, cultural norms, societal practices, societal beliefs and opinions, as well as power and decision-making in households and communities. Most importantly, the analysis will consider the GEF Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) and the recommendations included in the UNDP/UNEP GSP document, and the Gender Responsive

The specific responsibilities for the GSES will be, but not limited to the following:
  • Prepare a comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan and an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan based on the outcomes of the stakeholder analysis and consultations
  • Based on the findings, prepare a Gender Action Plan for incorporation into the Project Document (PRODOC) and work closely with the Team Leader to ensure its finding are meaningfully integrated into the project strategy and its implementation are monitored as appropriate in terms of gender-responsiveness
  • Using the findings of the gender analysis exercise, propose gender-disaggregated indicators and targets for integration into the Project Results Framework.
Specific Deliverables and Expected Output:
  • A stakeholder database and SEP
  • A gender analysis report outlining the key findings for use in formulating the gender strategy for the project.
  • A gender responsive project results framework.
  • A gender action plan (outlining the process to be followed) to be implemented during the project.
  • A comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as gender studies, gender and development, sustainable development or closely related
  • Knowledge of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement
Experiences
  • Excellent knowledge and minimum 7 years of demonstrable experience in community development or project management
  • Minimum five (5) year of practical working experience in gender mainstreaming, women´s empowerment; experience collecting and formulating gender responsive indicators and sex-disaggregated data and preparing gender responsive project analysis, and development gender action plans
  • At least five (5) years of experience in applying gender analysis;
  • Relevant experience in conducting research and develop gender sensitive research framework, particularly related to environment and climate change;
  • Knowledge of UNFCCC GAP;
  • Experience in Policy/Regulatory and Institutional assessments;
  • Experience in providing technical, administrative and logistic support to the implementation of national strategic documents;
  • Experience in implementing the advocacy activities and campaigns in the area of gender equality and human rights;
  • Previous experience with UNDP is a great advantage;
  • Experience in working with wide range of stakeholders (private, governmental, etc.).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the national legal and institutional context related to local and indigenous communities in Namibia highly desirable
  • Specific technical expertise in indigenous peoples engagement and application of FPIC
  • Previous work on similar projects
Languages
  • Strong analytical skills; exceptional ability in communication and writing in English.
Closing date for applications 25 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

International Consultant on Complex Building Energy Audits

International Consultant on Complex Building Energy Audits, Home-based with missions to Ashgabat

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out a visual inspection of the energy and resource-using facilities of one of the hotel complexes in Avaza;
  • Conduct interviews with hotel staff for the purpose of collecting relevant information to identify inefficient facility management practices;
  • To study actual energy and resource flows for each of the elements of the energysystem;
  • Rate and benchmark energy efficiency of each of the elements of the energy systems;
  • To establish economically feasible potential for the improvement of each of the energy systems;
  • To analyze the dynamics of consumption and losses for each type of energy/resource used and establish actual and normalized (baseline) annual consumption for two years prior to the project separately for each element of the systems;
  • To establish energy balance for each type of energy resource used at the facility for the baseline year;
  • Project energy/resource savings potential after implementation of the energy efficiency measures.
In particular, the following activities shall be performed at the site identified by the Project Team:
  • Building envelope inspection:
  • Inspection of the site (including roofs and basement area);
  • Thermal imaging of the building envelope;
  • Preparation of a report on the results of thermal imaging;
  • HVAC system inspection:
  • Assessment of the metering devices;
  • Analysis characteristics of heat and cooling supply equipment (including related ducts, networks, boiler and other infrastructure of boiler house and other infrastructure);
  • Analysis of the quality of heat supply;
  • Analysis of the distribution of heat loads in the heating system and inspection of valves;
  • Measurements to determine the current actual heat consumption;
  • Preparation of the report with conclusions and recommendations for the rational use of heat energy.
  • Water-supply system inspection:
  • Assessment of the metering devices;
  • Analysis of the characteristics of water supply and wastewater equipment;
  • Assessment of the actual state of equipment in the supply and drainage;
  • Establishment of the normalized baseline consumption and benchmarking;
  • Assessment of the appropriateness of existing recirculation loops (if any) in order to establish scope for grey-water (re)use.
  • Review of compliance with water quality standards;
  • Preparation of conclusions and recommendations for the improvement of water supply infrastructure.
  • Electricity supply system:
  • Assessment of the metering system/devices;
  • Analysis of the quality of power supply and electric equipment characteristics;
  • Evaluation of internal electric networks repair needs
  • Inspection and analysis of the lighting systems;
  • Evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of using photovoltaic panels in the power supply system of the facility;
  • Preparation of recommendations on the rational use of electric energy.
  • Other technological systems (air conditioning):
  • Analysis of technological schemes and metering;
  • Analysis of the state of technical systems and equipment;
  • Preparation of conclusions and recommendations on the rational use of energy resources in other technological systems.

Deliverables and timeframe: Deliverable 1: A report on the results of the visual assessment, questionnaire analysis and measurements with the preparation of the energy balance for each of the resource consumption system with a description of the actual situation and comparison with best practice cases/benchmarks.

Number of expert-days and delivery deadline: 35 expert-days, including 8 days in the field (1st mission). Deadline for results delivery – within 3 months from the contract start date. Payment arrangements: 35% of the total project budget.

Deliverable 2: Report on energy saving potential with separate sub-sections on:

  • water supply and wastewater disposal system with a description of specific measures and a payback period (with different modernization scenarios) with the preparation of technical specifications;
  • electric energy systems and equipment (lighting, electric motors, etc.) with a description of specific activities and payback periods (and different scenarios) and preparation of technical specifications;
  • heating/cooling/AC systems with a description of specific measures and payback periods (under various modernization scenarios), including preparation of technical specifications.

Number of expert-days and delivery deadline: 30 working days, including 20 days in the field (two missions: 2nd and 3rd mission). Deadline for delivery of results within 6 months from the contract start date. Payment arrangements: 30% of the total contract budget.

Deliverable 3: Preparing the Final Report on the results of the energy audit and delivering a presentation for relevant stakeholders at a closing roundtable for the hotel industry representatives.

Number of expert-days and delivery deadline: 25 expert days, including 7 days in the field (4th mission). Deadline for delivery of results within 8 months from the contract start date. Payment arrangements: 25% of the total contract budget.

Deliverable 4: Preparing 2-3 proposals for relevant equipment manufacturers within the available Project budget funds according to the procurement guidelines and requirements of the UNDP and follow-up communication with equipment providers up until signing of the contract for equipment delivery.

Number of expert-days and delivery deadline: 15 expert days. Deadline for delivery of results within 10 months from the contract start date. Payment arrangements: 10% of the total contract budget.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Higher education in the field of energy, architectural/building engineering, electric engineering, energy efficiency, energy management or other relevant field.
Experience:
  • At least 10 years of practical experience in the field energy audits of buildings and facilities;
  • At least 7 years of experience in the municipal buildings sector;
  • Experience of designing and guiding building modernization and reconstruction projects, including water/wastewater efficiency;
  • Experience in designing heat supply modernization systems and AC subsystems;
  • Experience in supervision construction and commissioning of building engineering systems;
  • Prior experience and knowledge of GEF project’s procedures and reporting;
  • Experience and good knowledge of transition economies, in particular, within CIS countries.
Language requirements:
  • Fluency in the Russian language;
  • Working level of written English required.
Closing date for applications 28 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

National Consultant – Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Development and Agriculture

UN WOMEN – National Consultant to Extend Expert Support on Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Development and Agriculture

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the MAFWE and the working group on gender equality to conduct gender assessment of the National Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (2014-2020) and National Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development 2018-2022, as well as to support the process of development of the new Strategy for the period (2021-2027) by giving inputs and recommendations for ensuring the new strategy is gender responsive.

With this ToR, UN Women is seeking to hire a national consultant who will be responsible for providing expert support and advice to the working group on gender equality within the MAFWE, lead the gender assessment of the current Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development from a gender perspective and provide inputs and recommendations for development of the next gender responsive Rural development Strategy and other policy documents.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Based on the above-described objectives of the assignment, under the supervision of the GRB programme team and GRB Regional Technical Advisor, and in close coordination with the MAFWE the local expert will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide expert support and advise to the MAFWE and the working group on gender equality in mainstreaming gender in rural development policies and programmes;
  • Conduct gender assessment of the National Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (2014-2020) and National Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development 2018-2022 to identify gaps and entry points for mainstreaming gender perspective and introduce gender specific measures and activities;
  • Provide inputs and recommendations for the development of the new National Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (2021-2027) with focus on empowerment of rural women and women in agriculture and by applying gender responsive policy making and budgeting as an approach;
  •  Participate in the working meetings of the working group on gender equality within the MAFWE and support its members representing different agencies and organizations working on rural and agricultural development to identify and formulate gender responsive measures within policies and programmes relevant to their areas of work;
  • Design and deliver one workshop on gender mainstreaming in national agricultural and rural development policies for the working group on gender equality within the MAFWE;
  • Prepare final report on the assignment.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:
  • A university degree in social studies, gender studies, development, agricultural sciences, or any other degree relevant to the requirements of the ToR. A Master’s degree is considered an asset.
Experience:
  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in the area of public policy development or implementation, with focus on gender equality policies; Experience in development or implementation of agriculture and rural development policies would be considered a strong asset;
  • Previous experience in conducting gender analyses, research or evaluations of programmes in the area of gender equality and empowerment of women;
  • Previous experience in designing and delivering training sessions on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in policy making is considered a strong asset;
  • Previous experience working with international organizations is considered an asset.
Language
  • Fluency in Macedonian and English is required.
Closing date for applications 23 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Advocacy, Partnership and Communications Consultant for EXPO 2020

Advocacy, Partnership and Communications Consultant for EXPO 2020

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Elaborate and implement communications strategies, including media strategy to achieve the EXPO agenda.
  • Collaborate with internal partners (media/ communications, outreach/ campaign) on the development and use of effective communications, outreach, branding and other resource mobilization mechanisms and tools to enhance the packaging and marketing of UN Women’s mission, competencies, and goals within EXPO.
  • Support the Organization of High-Level Meetings and Side Events of EXPO.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and contribute to the development of briefing notes, strategy documents, guidelines, speeches, talking points and fact sheets.
  • Help lead efforts to document results and lessons from projects implemented under EXPO.
  • Prepare input for reports, slides, and other materials as required.
  • Contribute to the design of technical proposals/programmes and/or review programme/project proposals and activity reports in accordance with UNWomen requirements and procedures.
  • Identify innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms which can serve to highlight the work of UN Women work in EXPO.
  • Format and edit Office documents in the required English and Arabic.
  • Identification and development of storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues.
  • Undertake research to develop donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc. and other activities to identify funding opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities to secure resources from partners to support the implementation of EXPO activities.
  • Coordinate closely with the UN Women Strategic Partnership Division as relevant to all resource mobilization activities.
  • Provide logistics support in organization and preparation of the UNWomen advocacy and fundraising events.
Impact of Results

The effective support provided to the liaison office directly impacts on the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of the UN Women Office interventions under EXPO. The post impacts on the development, implementation of results that in turn directly impact on the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective partner for national partner organizations and as a competent knowledge-based organization on gender equity and girls’ rights issues

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • A maters Master’s degree or equivalent in social science related field; communications; Education; journalism; Languages Health Education; Social Policy or in any other related field.
Experience:
  • At least 5 years of related work experience;
  • Strong networking capabilities;
  • Proven experience in women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Strong research, writing and copyediting skills; ability to convey technical and complex concepts for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills suitable for collaborating with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization.
Language requirement:
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
Closing date for applications 24 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

National Consultant- Support Officer for Skills and Enterprise Development

National Consultant- Component Support Officer for Skills and Enterprise Development

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the guidance of the National Project Manager and with the day to day support from the Coordinator-Local Economy, Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion, the consultant will be responsible to carry out the following, but not limited to these duties:

  • Support to finalize local market assessment report: The town team will develop 1st draft report. The consultant will review the draft of local market assessment report from 10 towns and do necessary adjustment to finalize it from phase 3 towns. The consultant will also help to finalize the 10 report from phase 1 & 2 city.
  • Support to draft pro-poor economic development strategy: The consultant will support to Output 3 coordinator to conduct workshop on pro-poor economic development strategy at town level for 15 town for phase 2 and 3 cities. The consultant will help to draft workshop report and develop pro-poor economic development strategy.
  • Support to carry out institutional mapping for skills and enterprise development: The consultant will do an institutional mapping for skills and enterprise development and produce a brief report. In this regards, s/he has to support to develop tools and methodologies.
  • Support to identify relevant partners and establish partnership: The consultant will help to identify suitable partners for skills and enterprise development and support to establish partnership with them. S/he will also help to set meeting, draft meeting note, and prepare possible area of collaboration.
Expected Results and Deliverables

The main expected results and deliverables of this consultancy are:

  • An Inception Report (final) outlines understanding the assignment, approach, methodology and tools, and timeline (in English, not more than 5 pages).
  • An assessment report on institutional mapping for skills and enterprise development Stander report format has to be agreed upon by the Supervisor. (In English)
  • Final local market assessment report for 10 towns. Stander report format has  to be agreed upon by the Supervisor. (In English)
  • Pro-poor economic development strategy for 15 town. Stander report format has  to be agreed upon by the Supervisor. (In English)
  • MOU for establishing partnership. Stander format has  to be agreed upon by the Supervisor. (02 MOU, In English)
  • A final Assignment Completion Report (In English, not more than 10 pages)

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

Master’s degree in English, development studies, mass communication, economics or related fields.

Experience:
  • Strong report writing in English. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, e-mail applications etc. Knowledge of other applications such as adobe illustrator, infographic would be an asset.
  • Have experience to interact and network with key departments, agencies, private sectors and other stakeholders related to skill and business development in urban settings.
  • Broad understanding of the urban poverty context and environment and recent development issues;
  • Background in partnership building and/or experience in working with private sectors, or the UN previously is an asset.
Language:
  • Excellent English and Bangla communication.
Lump sum contracts:

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

In-country travel (if required) will be met by UNDP and DSA will be paid as per UNDP policy. If unforeseen travel outside the Duty Station not required by the Terms of Reference, is requested by UNDP, and upon prior written agreement, such travel be at the UNDP’s expense and the Individual Contractor shall receive a per diem not to exceed United Nations daily subsistence allowance rate in such other location(s).

Closing date for applications 27 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

International Consultant in distributed energy systems – UNDP

International Consultant in distributed energy systems – UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The overall scope of the assignment is to investigate the best practices of innovative business models focused on distributed energy systems in Czechia and West European countries and test the best ways to replicate them in Moldova.
  • The specific objective of the assignment is to investigate the energy policy, regulatory and energy market landscape in Moldova in order to pilot and harness the benefits of energy cooperatives in the country.
  • The international consultant could be supported by a national consultant that will assist him during field visits in Moldova, collection and analysis of information, interaction with national institutions and local communities, meetings with energy market participants and other donors active in the energy sector of Moldova.

Competencies

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills and the related ability for adaptive management with prompt action on the conclusion and recommendations coming out from the assignment;
  • Ability and demonstrated success to work in a team, to effectively organize it, and to motivate its members and other project counterparts to effectively work towards the project’s objective and expected outcomes;
  • Excellent communication, analytical, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, Power Point).

Language skills

  • Proficiency (verbal and written) in English; working level of Romanian and/or Russian will be an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:
  • At least a master’s degree in power engineering, energy systems, energy economics, energy management or other related fields.
Experience:
  • At least seven (7) years of professional experience in the energy industry, consulting services, research, design of decentralized or distributed energy systems and/or other related fields;
  • At list three (3) years of experience in the international state-of-the-art approaches and best practices in distributed energy systems, modelling, policy design.
  • Previous working experience from the Czechia and /or EU in terms of a specific track record of cooperation with institutions and bodies responsible for public policies in the field of energy.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in the engagement of and working with the private sector and local communities on tasks related to distributed energy systems.
  • Proven experience in cooperation with international organizations or other bodies responsible for formulating smart urban development, at least three (3) similar assignments; previous working experience with UNDP or other international agencies will be an asset;
  • Experience with Eastern European countries will be an asset;
Closing date for applications 25 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

International Consultant – Rural Renewable Strategy – UNDP – ASERD

International Consultant – Rural Renewable Strategy and Environmental Protection Guideline – UNDP – ASERD

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work and Deliverables

Under the supervision of Section Head of Livelihood and Resilience (L&R) Unit; in close coordination with the relevant Programme Officer, Project Manager and project staff, the Consultant will perform the following duties:

  • Develop and finalize the Afghanistan Rural Renewable Energy Strategy (ARRES) 2017-2027 Action Plan and acceptance by UNDP and MRRD management;

ASERD developed and finalized the Afghanistan Rural Renewable Energy Strategy (ARRES) in 2017 and has been approved by the MRRD.  It has been published and distributed among stakeholders. The Consultant will develop an action plan for this strategy that will translate the objectives and goals of the strategy into specific, assessable, concrete, measurable and time bound results. The action plan will propose distinct steps and timelines to implement the activities.  The action plan will clarify the roles, responsibilities and coordination arrangements of the various agencies concerned. The consultant will:

  • In close coordination with the project management team, prepare an action plan in line with the strategic documents of the ministry of MRRD and also with consultation with Ministry of Energy and Water;
  • Ensure that the proposed action plan will be aligned with the ARRES strategy action point listed in the strategy;
  • Provide technical advice to the project and to MRRD;
  • Coordinate the process of development

Develop and finalize the management and environmental protection guideline for rural renewable energy projects, based on the current national legal framework and acceptance by UNDP and MRRD management

The consultant will:

  • In-coordination with NEPA, develop the management and the environmental protection guidelines based on related laws and Afghanistan Rural Renewable Energy Strategy (ARRES).
  • Provide strategic information and oversee the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of such information to MRRD and policy development department of MEW.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables; Estimated duration to complete and Payment percentage:
  • Action plan for the Afghanistan Rural Renewable Energy Strategy developed: 24 working days, 40%
  • Management guidelines and environmental protection guideline for rural renewable energy projects developed and approved: 26 working days, 60 %

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Renewable Energy/Climate Change adaptation and/or mitigation or in a related field of study or other closely related field such as Power System Engineering, Environmental Studies and etc.

Experience:
Required:

5 years of professional experience which includes demonstrated expertise in climate change policy development, environmental policy development and policy assessments specifically in the renewable energy sector; Experience with renewable energy security, policy support in energy supply and delivery; Experience of working with Government departments/ministries, public sector institutions; Previous working experience in the energy sector policy development in Afghanistan will be an asset.

Desirable:

Previous working experience in transition countries.

Language:

Excellent written and oral English skills

Closing date for applications 23 October 2019 before midnight New York time.

Legal Adviser and Director, Office of Legal Affairs

 

Legal Adviser and Director, Office of Legal Affairs

Ref: 190828

Description:  

1. SUMMARY

The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is an Independent Office within the International Staff (IS). It is responsible for the provision of advice to the Secretary General, the IS and, as appropriate, other NATO bodies on all issues which have legal implications, particularly with regard to international and national laws and regulations which affect the responsibilities, functions, operations and activities of NATO. The Office also provides advice directly to the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and Council subordinate Committees.

The Legal Adviser / Director, Office of Legal Affairs leads and directs OLA and the OLA staff in developing and providing legal advice and support; drafting, preparing and reviewing texts with legal implications; defending the Organization in litigation; and, when required,  representing the Organization in academic and other public fora.

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for the Legal Adviser post will include requirements to:

  1. offer timely and substantive advice to the Secretary General, the IS and, as appropriate, the NAC on fast-moving, often politically sensitive, issues as well as on policy matters in development;
  2. negotiate and oversee, on behalf of the Alliance, the drafting of bilateral agreements, including with partner countries and international organisations (e.g. status of forces agreements for operations);
  3. exercise policy leadership within the broader NATO legal community (e.g. with respect to NATO juridical immunities).

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

The incumbent must:

  • have a university degree in law;
  • have at least fifteen years’ legal experience in government or international/ intergovernmental organisations, with a substantial focus on public international law;
  • have experience in policy development in international affairs;
  • have knowledge of jurisprudence and legal texts governing international organisations;
  • be generally familiar with the structures and operations of NATO and the consultation and decision-making procedures in the HQ; where appropriate, be able to demonstrate transferable and usable knowledge from other organisations;
  • be familiar with salient Alliance issues and priorities;
  • have experience managing a legal office or legal functions;
  • have a proven ability to provide clear and relevant written advice, including communication of complex legal concepts to legal and non-legal readers;
  • possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; and III (“Intermediate”) in the other;
  • be prepared to work long hours and to travel as necessary.

DESIRABLE

The following would be considered an advantage:

  • an advanced degree, postgraduate studies, or equivalent level, in the field of international law;
  • a record of active participation in legal scholarship, including publications on legal issues relevant to NATO.

3.  MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Vision and Direction Develop and formulate strategic goals and objectives, advancing, from a legal perspective, the objectives and priorities set by the Secretary General and Nations. Within OLA, maintain a motivating and effective workplace.

Policy Development Identify legal implications of policy decisions. Apply knowledge of international law, international affairs and other international organisations to assist the Secretary General and the IS in developing policies on NATO core political, security and military agendas.

Stakeholder Management Efficiently and effectively provide legal services to senior internal customers within the Organization. Contribute a legal perspective to relevant NATO committees and other working groups. Provide leadership on NATO-wide issues and, as possible and appropriate, render advice to the other NATO legal staff bodies. Maintain and develop contacts NATO-wide, with external legal offices and with other international organisations.

Representation of the Organization Represent NATO and the Secretary General on legal matters affecting the functioning of the Organization, as well as in legal cases engaging the Organization, before internal or external tribunals and with opposing counsel. Represent the Headquarters/Organization within the NATO and international legal communities. Engage actively in academic, professional and other legal fora considering legal issues of interest or concern to the Organization.

Expertise Development Analyse and provide advice to the Secretary General and the IS on legal matters affecting the Organization under international law. Analyse the legal implications/interpretation of internal rules and regulations and other policy documents as required. Manage and direct the defence of the Organization before internal or external tribunals. Apply knowledge and experience to support the Secretary General and the IS in the legal aspects related to their tasks and functions.

Knowledge Management Ensure NATO legal information as well as general legal publications and jurisprudence in the field of international law are available and accessible through appropriate systems and processes within OLA. Collaborate with other NATO legal offices via internal and external knowledge management tools to ensure the most efficient use of NATO-wide legal resources. Promote information sharing and encourage modernisation in the field of knowledge management.

Organisational Efficiencies Identify, develop and implement clear lines of cooperation and communication in order to ensure that legal concerns are addressed efficiently at the Organizational level.

People Management Lead and direct the legal staff in the preparation of legal texts, internal memoranda and other legal documents, as well as in the preparation or review of agreements, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) or other legal documents prepared by other Divisions and Independent Offices. Apply sound management principles with staff, and provide in-depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities. Be available for guidance at critical moments. Ensure that all staff are aware of Organizational and Office objectives. Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, both informally and through the performance review and development system.

Project Management Ensure legal aspects are considered in the management of projects within the Organization. Direct project work as required on internal systems and processes pertaining to OLA.

Financial Management Align the Office’s financial budgets with objectives and supervise their execution.

Planning and Execution Align work plans with the objectives of the Office and ensure coordinated implementation, while retaining the flexibility to meet urgent requests and to adapt to changing Organizational priorities.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.

4. INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The Legal Adviser / Director, Office of Legal Affairs reports to the Secretary General through the Director of the Private Office. He/she works closely with members of the Office of the Secretary General and with senior staff of all Divisions and Independent Offices in the IS as well as throughout NATO bodies. He/she maintains an efficient network of legal contacts across other legal offices, NATO-wide and externally, including within relevant international organisations.

Direct reports: 6 Indirect reports: N/a.

5.  COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

  • Achievement: Sets and works to meet challenging goals;
  • Change Leadership: Champions change;
  • Conceptual Thinking: Creates new concepts;
  • Developing Others: Provides in-depth mentoring, coaching and training;
  • Impact and Influence: Uses complex influence strategies;
  • Initiative: Plans and acts for the long-term;
  • Leadership: Communicates a compelling vision;
  • Organisational Awareness: Understands underlying issues;
  • Self-Control: Stays composed and positive even under extreme pressure.

6. CONTRACT:

Contract to be offered to the successful applicant (if non-seconded): Definite duration contract of three years; possibility of renewal for up to three years. Contract clause applicable: This is a senior post of specialised political nature in which turnover is required for political reasons. The successful applicant will be offered a 3-year definite duration contract, which may be renewed for a further period of up to 3 years.  The maximum period of service in this post is six years.

If the successful applicant is seconded from the national administration of one of NATO’s member States, a 3-year definite duration contract will be offered, which may be renewed for a further period of up to 3 years subject also to the agreement of the national authority concerned.

Serving staff will be offered a contract in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations.

 

Application Closing Date – 11th November 2019

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the review includes actors, systems, structures and expertise in Jordan on humanitarian action inclusive of UN, bilaterals, INGOs, national NGOs and government as well as stakeholders focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus approach.

The consultant will be part of a team of technical experts and is expected to contribute to the following tasks:

1. Desk review and data analysis:

  • Review of the gender responsiveness of the indicators included in the Sector Dashboard and sector plans.
  • Review the incorporation and analysis of SADD in ISWG tools and data resources and JORISS monitoring and reporting tools. Including but not limited to the following documents:
  • A sample of 20 relevant dashboards, factsheets and Key documents published by UNHCR in 2018;
  • Vulnerability Assessment Framework Population Survey (VAF) 2017 and 2019;
  • Age Gender Diversity Mainstreaming Participatory Assessment (AGDM PA) 2017;
  • Available sector performance surveys;
  • JORISS sector monitoring exercises 2017;
  • Review of the coding according to the criteria established by the IASC Gender Marker of the approved proposals in the JHF call for proposals in 2018
  • Review of the IASC Gender Marker coding for gender-targeted and if possible, gender mainstreamed approved projects with the information available in the JORISS system for 2018.

2. Key informant interviews:

  • Develop the questions for the KIIs according to the desk review results against the M&E and Financial Resources components of the Indicators Framework criteria.
  • Undertake 15-20 interviews with identified Key informant interviews.

3. Provide recommendations and present findings:

  • Provide specific recommendations on how to improve the M&E tools, data resources and available expertise in the humanitarian architecture in Jordan.
  • Provide inputs to draft an action plan to implement findings and recommendations of the review.
  • Present provisional findings to the reference group and incorporate feedback.

Competencies

Core values

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Postgraduate university degree in development studies, social development, gender studies or related field;

Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the humanitarian/development sector, including 5 years of field-based work focused on M&E, is required;
  • Proven experience and expertise on Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) required;
  • Proven understanding of humanitarian architecture, key stakeholders, and duty-bearers is required;
  • Proven knowledge of global commitments, initiatives and guideline documents (such as IASC Gender Handbook and Gender with Age Marker) on GiHA.

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application closing date: 29th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)