Terms of Reference

National Humanitarian Consultant

Title

National Humanitarian Consultant

Duty Station

Palu, with travel to Jakarta as required

Contract Type

Consultant (SSA)

Contract Supervisor

UN Women Indonesia Country Representative

Duration

24 December 2018 – 31 January 2019

Application Deadline

14 December 2018

1. Background

UN Women 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 provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Disasters affect women, girls, men, boys, and people of diverse gender identities differently, and prevailing gender inequalities render women and girls more vulnerable to the impact of disasters. Among many detrimental impacts, women and girls experience higher mortality, exclusion from humanitarian services and decision-making processes, increased levels of gender-based violence, and loss of livelihoods. At the same time, women and girls are not only victims of disasters, but also active first responders and agents of change. In disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, women’s leadership and capacity for catalyzing change represents an untapped resource. When women are meaningfully engaged, and their needs are directly addressed, humanitarian action is more efficient and effective, the transition to recovery accelerated, and community-wide resilience is enhanced. UN Women works to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in humanitarian efforts worldwide through four mutually reinforcing areas of action: coordination and leadership, capacity development, evidence-based response, and targeted programming.

Indonesia has recently experienced a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Lombok on 5 August 2018, and a magnitude 7.4 earthquake followed by a tsunami in Central Sulawesi on 28 September 2018. In Central Sulawesi, 2,010 people are known to have died, with 10,700 seriously injured, and damage to infrastructure and basic services sustained. Preliminary rapid gender analyses[1]indicate that women are experiencing increases in unpaid care work, disproportionate losses of income, risks of GBV, and increased difficulties in accessing humanitarian information and services.  To support UN Women Indonesia’s response to these events, the Country Office is thus seeking a consultant to support humanitarian coordination, advocacy, communications, and programme development.

2. Objectives of Consultation

The overall objective of this consultancy is to provide technical, advocacy, and coordination support for UN Women Indonesia’s response to the Sulawesi and Lombok earthquakes.

3. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Indonesia Country Representative, the consultant will perform the following key services:

  1. Provide technical assistance for the design of UN Women’s humanitarian response in Indonesia
  • Research and develop briefing notes, background papers, and summaries on gender in humanitarian action in Indonesia.
  • Provide inputs to policy recommendations and strategic planning on humanitarian action.
  1. Coordinate development of a comprehensive gender analysis of the earthquake response

•         Provide technical support for the development of a comprehensive gender needs assessment and analysis;

•         Coordinate partners engaged in the gender analysis to develop, provide inputs to, and finalize relevant documents.

 

  1. Manage the advocacy for gender in humanitarian action through inter-agency coordination
  • Work closely with and provide advice to national bodies and interagency groups that influence national policies related to humanitarian action;
  • Participate and contribute inputs to the Displacement and Protection Cluster (including Protection of Women’s Rights Sub-Cluster and GBV Sub-Cluster) and Early Recovery Cluster, as well as other coordination mechanisms as assigned by the Country Representative;
  • Coordinate specific efforts in mainstreaming gender and protection in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts of other clusters and relevant working groups;
  • Advocate for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms.
  1. Manage advocacy and communication efforts of humanitarian action
  • Develop and implement communication and advocacy messages and contribute inputs to strategies on key gender and protection concerns;
  • Develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials, press releases, situation reports, alerts and contribute to gender and protection-related inputs to documents prepared by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

4. Deliverables

 

Deliverable

Timelines

1.

·       Draft concept note, brief, and/or recommendations prepared on UN Women’s engagement in the Lombok and Sulawesi responses

·       Terms of Reference for comprehensive gender analysis finalized in coordination with partners

·       Meeting minutes from coordination meetings on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian response

28 December 2018

2.

·       Organization of capacity development event on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian response

·       Organization of dialogue on humanitarian response with women’s CSOs from disaster affected areas

·       Finalized assessment tools for comprehensive gender analysis

·       Training for comprehensive gender analysis assessors organized

·       Gender inputs provided to situation reports and other documents produced by humanitarian partners as relevant

1 January 2019

3.

·       Inputs provided based on advocacy brief based on dialogue with women’s CSOs

·       First draft of the comprehensive gender analysis developed in coordination with partners

·       Concept note on UN Women’s engagement in humanitarian response finalized

·       Gender inputs provided to Humanitarian Response Plan and/or other humanitarian planning documents as required.

·       Inputs provided to quarterly and annual reporting on engagement in humanitarian response

15 January 2019

4.

·       Inputs provided to communication brief or report on women’s livelihoods and resilience post-disaster

·       Final draft of the comprehensive gender analysis developed

·       Brief final report on support provided, challenges and opportunities encountered, and recommendations for further UN Women engagement in the response

31 January 2019

5. Contract Period and Work Location

The consultant will be based in Palu, with travel to other disaster-affected areas as well as to Jakarta as required. For travel within the country, tickets will be organized by UN Women and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided as per UN Women rules and regulations. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel dates.

6. Payment

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.

7. Qualifications and Experience

•         Master’s degree in human rights, gender, humanitarian affairs, international relations, international development, international law or other social science fields is required or a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s  degree.

•         At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing development or humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection in emergencies;

•         Technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably on gender and/or protection, in a natural disaster setting is preferred;

·       Demonstrated experience developing and writing gender or humanitarian-related analyses, assessments, or reports

•         Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations at the national level and in the field.

·       Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English, including strong writing skills.

8. Evaluation Criteria

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 utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100.  Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

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.

9. Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to hr..bangkok@unwomen.org and  dian.heryasih@unwomen.org  with a subject line as National Humanitarian Consultant” no later than 14 December 2018. The submission package includes:

  • CV

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

·       Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs

·       Writing sample from report or assessment developed in either English or Bahasa Indonesia

·       Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee andproposed number of working days.  Communication, travel and any related expenses will be financially covered by UN Women.

 

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV, letter of interest, P11, writing sample, and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

 

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