Monitoring and Reporting Consultant at United Nations


Monitoring and Reporting Consultant

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Location :Home based
Application Deadline :04-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 4h 45m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
17-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :5.5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5.5 months

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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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
As recognized by both global and ASEAN commitments, the impacts of disasters are not gender neutral, with women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups being among the most impacted. Over the past decade, Post-Disaster Needs Assessments from the region have shown that these impacts on women and girls are multi-dimensional, spanning impacts on livelihoods to education to health to unequal access to services and relief, calling for a multi-sectoral approach to systematically integrate such gender and protection considerations into disaster management. Furthermore, research led by the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) with the IFRC has highlighted the urgency of acting to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in disasters[1], while research led by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has pointed to both existing efforts and key gaps in not only addressing women’s vulnerabilities, but also catalyzing their roles as agents of change in disaster management in the region.[2]
The programme “Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN,” implemented by UN Women in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat aims to ensure that key relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies are supported with evidence based policy research and relevant technical capacity to integrate gender and protection framework to mitigate and prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). More specifically it aims to ensure that a protection (including SGBV and child protection), gender and inclusion lens is integrated in the design and implementation of the new ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025.
To ensure effective programme management and implementation, UN Women ROAP seeks to hire a consultant to provide technical support to final result reporting based on ECHO reporting requirements and on the results-based management (RBM) principle of the UN Women.
[1] ACDM and IFRC (2017). The Responsibility to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Disasters and Crises.
[2] AIHCR (2018). Women in Natural Disasters: Indicative Findings in Unraveling Gender in Institutional Responses.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Gender and Governance Specialist, the consultant will work in close coordination with the Programme Analyst, Gender and DRR who is managing the regional project, ‘Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN project team’. More specifically, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
  • Review all relevant programme documents, including the Single Form, and reporting guidelines of both UN Women and the donor, and develop an Excel-based tracking tool to monitor results and identify sources of verification;
  • In collaboration with the programme team, collate and analyze materials to draft and finalize the interim and final narrative donor reports, with inputs key partners including the ASEAN Secretariat and Save the Children Norway, in line with reporting rules and regulations of UN Women and the donor (ECHO);
  • Support organization of the final Project Steering Committee meeting, including to develop presentation of overall programme results;
  • Conduct interviews and/or focus group discussions with key stakeholders, using a methodology to be identified in collaboration with the programme team, to develop a light review of programme implementation.

Expected Deliverables:

No.

Key Deliverables

Tentative Timeline

1

Review key programme documents and reporting guidelines and, in consultation with the programme team, develop an Excel-based tracking tool to monitor and report against programme results. Identify methodology and key stakeholders to engage in the development of a light review for the programme.
Deliverable: Excel-based tracking tool, including identification of sources of verification; Short (2-3) page document outlining the approach to the light review of the programme
  1. May 2021

2

Develop draft interim report in line with ECHO reporting guidelines for review by UN Women and partners.
Deliverable: Draft interim narrative report
  1. June 2021

3

Revise draft interim narrative report in line with feedback from UN Women and key partners.
Deliverable: Finalized interim narrative report, incorporating and addressing feedback from UN Women’s M&R team and partners
  1. August 2021

4

Develop the first draft of the final programme report for review by UN Women and partners.
Deliverable: draft final narrative report in line with ECHO requirements

1 November 2021

5

Support organization of the final Project Steering Committee meeting, including to develop presentation on programme results.
Deliverables: Agenda and detailed-run-of-show for final PSC meeting; PPT presentation showcasing programme results; summary report from final PSC meeting

20 November 2021

6

Revise draft final narrative report in line with feedback from UN Women and key partners
Deliverable: Finalized narrative report in line with feedback from UN Women’s M&R team and partners

26 November 2021

7

Based on agreed approach from deliverable #1, collect and analyze data to produce a light review of programme results.
Deliverable: Light review document, no longer than 15 pages, identifying lessons learnt and opportunities and challenges

26 November 2021

Competencies

Knowledge and experience:
  • Understanding of results-based management in programme planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Understanding of gender and disaster risk reduction programming a strong asset.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Previous experience with UN Women and other UN agencies an advantage.
  • Fluency in English, with working knowledge of Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, or Filipino an advantage.

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree in public administration, economics, gender studies, human rights, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian affairs, and/or any relevant field directly related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls;
    • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience at national or international level in monitoring and reporting, using Results-Based Management (RBM) principles, of humanitarian and/or development programmes in Southeast Asia;
  • Experience in applying results-based management principles in programme planning and performance monitoring frameworks;
  • Experience in monitoring and reporting for ECHO programmes a strong asset;
  • Experience in the United Nations, UN Women and/or other multilateral organizations is highly desirable;
  • Excellent writing skills in English, with working knowledge of Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, or Filipino an advantage.

Contract period and work location

The consultant will be home-based, with the ability to participate in meetings in times compatible with working hours of ASEAN Member States, and the contract period will be for seven months.

Submission of application

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org with -cc to salila.klongboonjit@unwomen.org not later than 4 May 2021, 23:59 Bangkok time.
Submission package includes:
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Personal History Form(P11)
  • Writing sample in English (must be samples where the applicant was directly responsible for writing and demonstrating analytical skills in relation to the assignments of this consultancy TOR)
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify the lump sum fee per deliverable in USD.

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

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