The global programme, Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) is jointly implemented by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UN Women and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The programme addresses structural impediments that prevent women from entering the labour market through local public and private investments, with a particular emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The 5 year programme was piloted in three Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2017, which include Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda. The programme is planned to be expanded to additional countries in 2018.
IELD uses a unique three-agency partnership by utilizing each agency’s niche and comparative advantage in programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The programme supports governments and the private sector at the local level to design, plan, implement and sustain local public and private investments, with a special focus on promoting women’s equal and full participation in the local economy. Its multidimensional approach contributes to the achievement of at least 6 SDGs, specifically SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).
Under the direct supervision of the IELD Programme Manager, the consultant Research Analyst (based in UNCDF) is responsible for providing technical assistance and research support for the global programme. Specifically, the Research Analyst is responsible for assisting in project design, developing technical tools, supporting country teams in drafting programme frameworks as well as leading on the development of knowledge tools, advocacy materials, and research that will significantly contribute to the effective implementation of the global programme.
Functions / Key Results Expected
1. Assist with new country project development and programme implementation
2. Provide technical input for developing gender-responsive technical tools:
3. Knowledge Management:
4. Strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the success of IELD global and country programme within specific areas of cooperation among the three partnering agencies: UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field with a focus on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
Regular travel to the field might be required and will be compensated according to UN polices.
Received applications will be assessed based on technical competency and financial submissions. The weight distribution shall be 70% technical and 30% financial.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology
Preliminary Evaluation - Step I: Screening
Technical Evaluation Weight - 70% x (Step II: 20 Points + Step III: 80 Points = 100 Points)
Financial Evaluation Weight - 30% = Step IV
Step I: Screening
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria (listed under education and experience) will progress to the pool for shortlisting.
Step II: Shortlisting by Desk Review
UNCDF will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates and technically evaluate them.
As applicable, only the first top 3 ranked applicants achieving 70% of the points at this stage shall be invited for an interview.
Step III: Interview
A competency-based Interview shall be conducted for the top 3 shortlisted candidates.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (20 points) +III (80 points) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step IV: Financial Evaluation
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30%.
The contact shall be awarded to the best applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as: responsive/compliant/acceptable and having received the highest combined weight (technical proposal & Interview) 70% + financial 30%= 100%.
Interested candidate should submit the following information as part of the application package:
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when traveling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
UNDP’s Individual Consultant’s General Terms and Conditions are provided here:
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