Jobs Opportunities : 03 Independent Consultants - United Nations (UN) Women

Jobs Opportunities : 03 Independent Consultants - United Nations (UN) Women


Recruitment of three Independent Consultants


Location : 1)Littoral (Douala),Center(Yaounde),2)East,Adamawa,North3)Far North, CAMEROON
Application Deadline : 12-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
English French
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Jul-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : Consultancy1: 15 Working days;Consultancy2 :20 working days, Consultancy 3: 25 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment : Consultancy1: 15 Working days;Consultancy2 :20 working days, Consultancy 3: 25 Working

Background

The United Nations (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.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme is a solution for women who have missed out on education. Second Chance Education and vocational learning Project (SCE) is a UN Women’s Project that aims at breaking current trends and providing comprehensive solutions for marginalized women and young women who have missed out on education and who are at risk of being left behind. SCE is executed under the canopy of UN Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP) program that addresses immediate needs of refugees, IDPs and host communities. In this light, the implementation of SCE in Cameroon focuses on conflict affected areas. The project started in Cameroon in 2018 in the East, Admawa and Far north regions and has reached almost 12,000 men and women, providing 2500 women and girls with professional trainings (Crop farming, animal husbandry, petty trade and tailoring) and start-up kits that has enabled them become autonomous. The grandiose results recorded so far in three regions (East, Adamawa and Far North), impressed the funder and thus recommends the extension of the project in Northwest and Southwest regions that are also presently facing socio-political crisis. UNWOMEN has just concluded a partnership agreement with UNHCR for the implementation of the project in the cities of Yaoundé and Douala for urban refugees and vulnerable people including internally displaced persons on the one hand and the extension of project activities for the benefit of other target audiences in the East, Adamaoua, North and Far North regions on the other hand.

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the Needs Assessment is to conduct an education and labour market assessment focusing on the aspirations and opportunities for young women in relation to the local labour market. It equally focuses on identifying the support needed to facilitate the transition of targeted women and young women to gainful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in their respective communities and beyond.

The following key tasks are included:

Identify, analyse and recommend economic sectors where gainful employment opportunities exist for the identified women and young women.

Identify barriers which prevent women and young women from accessing economic opportunities where they have interests and aspirations, particularly barriers relating to skills needs and mismatch.

Map and engage with communities, community leaders, women and young women to identify harmful norms, challenges and stigma.

Facilitate identification of solutions e.g. learning hours for women and young women, community dialogue sessions; door-to-door engagement

Identify and analyse barriers to education, vocational learning and basic education for the identified women and young women.

Identify psychosocial barriers plaguing women and young women from living their dreams and full potentials due to the Identified safe and secured locations where the SCE can be implemented in the two regions.

Recommend potential appropriate technical, vocational and/or business skills training opportunities necessary for target beneficiaries to overcome the identified barriers.

Identify specific education and skill development service providers to help implement the project.

Working with UN Women Cameroon, gather primary data regarding the interests and aspirations of target groups and ensure that such inputs are informing programmatic recommendations. This data will be through qualitative methodologies, primarily interviews and focus groups.

Identify other projects and initiatives working in the same strategic orientation, and prospective partnership opportunities base on complementarities,

Identify and analyse potential implementing partners in the two regions.

Sketch the scope of the upcoming intervention (geographic area as well as potential and target beneficiaries).

Location:

Consultancy 1: Douala /Littoral and Yaoundé /Centre regions

Consultancy 2:East, Adamawa, North regions


Consultancy 3: Far North region

Duration

Consultancy1: 15 Working days over a period of 1 months maximum;


Consultancy 2 :20 working days over a period of 45 days


Consultancy 3:25 Working days over a period of 45 days

Competencies
Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
Functional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct needs assessments and propose context-appropriate solutions based on analysis of needs and gaps.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results within expected deadlines.
  • Strong ability and capacity to conduct policy/action research using both quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Strong ability and experience in collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data.
  • Strong capacity to work and deliver effectively and efficiently under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent in Social science disciplines including Sociology, Anthropology, social work, Gender Studies, Economics, Human Rights, Development or related subject;

Minimum five years of working experience in related task and preferably possesses extensive knowledge and experiences on GBV prevention and response, and women’s empowerment in conflict and humanitarian contexts.


Evidence of previous experience and deliverables in a similar context.

Excellent computer skills and experience related to data analysis.

Readiness to work high security risk zones.

Justify a good knowledge of the area of intervention.


Excellent communication skills including fluency in French and English language is highly required.


Excellent skills in reporting and policy-oriented recommendations

Language of service: French / English

Expected Deliverables

Inception Report: The inception report will define the more detailed methodology, work plan and fieldwork schedule. This will incorporate the recommendations of the UN Women Country Office in Cameroon.

Preliminary presented in a workshop.

Final Report: the final report will be partitioned in four sections (to be discuss during the inception period) and will include an overview of assessment, executive summary, methodology, key findings and programmatic recommendations. The final report will incorporate the feedback from UN Women. Additionally, a PowerPoint presentation will be prepared, for use by UN Women.


Plan of work (Important dates)

Steps

 

Working days

Duration (calendar)

Deliverable date

Payment schedule

Inception report

Consultancy 1

03

05

20/ 07 /2021

30%

Consultancy 2

03

05

20/07/2021

Consultancy 3

03

05

20/07/2021

Field work

Consultancy 1

08

15

25/07/21

 

 

 

40%

Consultancy 2

12

20

05/08/21

Consultancy 3

15

20

05/08/21

Preliminary report

Consultancy 1

02

05

30/07/2021

Consultancy 2

03

10

15/08/21

Consultancy 3

03

10

15/08/21

Final Report

Consultancy 1

02

07

15/08/21

30%

Consultancy 2

02

07

30/08/21

Consultancy 3

02

07

30/08/21

Total

 

40

54

 

 

 



Application process: Interested candidates are expected to express their interest through the UNWOMEN online application portal including.


Detailed CVs/Resumes,


Cover letter specifying the consultancy for which application is sent.


Sample report of previous work.


Technical proposal giving details on methodological approach.


Detailed Budget required for this mission.

Proposal assessment

Technical appreciation of the consultant

Grading /100

Relevant CV/resume

30

Technical proposal with detailed methodological approach

70

Total

100

 


Candidates with best technical scores (More than 70%) will be called upon for discussion and agreement on financial aspects.

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=10012


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