UN Women in Timor-Leste – International Consultant – CD 21 de Julho de 2016


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UN Women in Timor-Leste

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

International Consultant

to edit and finalize Gender Analysis of the Labour Force Survey

 

Duty Station:

Home-based
Application Deadline: 21 July 2016
Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Languages Required:                                                     English/ Tetum
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

 

1 August 2016
Expected Duration of Assignment:

 

 

From 1 August to 30 October 2016
  1. 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 between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Gender mainstreaming is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work in Timor-Leste as mandated in its inception, recognizing gender-responsive planning and budgeting as integral to good governance. To promote gender-responsive planning and budgeting, UN Women works throughout the annual planning cycle at national and decentralized levels with the women’s machinery as well as key line ministries, parliamentarians, civil society organizations, academia and other institutions. As part of this work UN Women also supports the Government in capacity building of State institutions in collection, analysis and application of sex-disaggregated data for policy making and planning.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nations agency devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

Timor-Leste and ILO have collaborated very closely since the country became a member of the ILO in 2003. Through the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) the ILO assists Timor-Leste to move forward with decent work objectives. The DWCP reflects the priorities of the ILO tripartite constituents (government, employers and workers’ organisations) and is structured around three major objectives: enhancing youth employment, integrating employment into rural economic development and creating labour market governance.

With the official release of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in 2015, UN Women in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) has conducting a gender analysis of the LFS with engagement of key Government stakeholders.

In order to publish the report, UN Women is looking to hire an international consultant to support on further  the report and labour market, including various dimensions of labour force participation, employment, underemployment, vulnerable and informal employment, wages and gender segregation in occupations across multiple industries and others. In this regard UN Women and ILO seek to hire an international consultant.

  1. Objectives of the assignment

The main objective of this consultancy is to:

  • Edit, copyedit and proofread the draft gender analysis of the LFS and produce a final version ready to be formatted for publication
  • Identify and extract from the draft gender analysis of the LFS key messages and develop factsheet of 4 pages, and infographs for Timorese public.
  • Revision of the Tetum final report and policy document to ensure consistency
  • Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist of the Institutional Strengthening for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Project, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

Task 1: Edit, copyedit and proofread the draft gender analysis of the LFS and produce a final version ready to be formatted for publication

Edit, copyedit and proof-read the draft gender analysis of the LFS and produce a final version that will be ready for design and publication. The editing process will include a revision of the current text with tables and figures to achieve an optimal flow of information and presentation of the findings, highlighting the gender differences. The editing process might entail substantive re-drafting and synthetizing of parts of the existing text in order to make the report more readable and understandable to non-expert audiences. For this task, in addition to consulting the concerned UNICEF staff, the consultant is expected to refer directly to the external author of the study to ensure validity of statements.

 

Task 2: Identify and extract from the draft gender analysis of the LFS key messages and develop policy brief/factsheet of 4 pages, including infographs for Timorese public

  • Identify key messages to be extracted from the draft analysis ensuring their technical soundness based on the evidence presented in the report, and cross-checking with secondary data.
  • Ensure that a consensus exists between the external author and UN Women in relation to the identification and formulation of key messages. The consultant should expect several rounds of comments and discussions at this stage, for which patience and flexibility will be essential.
  • Write the content of an advocacy brief communicating the findings of the study and key messages. The target audience for this brief is: policy and opinion makers in the Timor-Leste, as well as public at large. The brief should be info-graphic kind of approach, where the information is clear at a glance. The consultant is expected to produce at least two interim draft versions of the brief for review by the above-mentioned stakeholders.
  • Develop 4 infographs that can be used through Facebook or other social media. The consultant will be expected to develop at least two versions of each infograph.

 

Task 3: Revise Tetum version of report and policy brief for consistency

  • Revise the Tetum version of the report and policy brief to ensure consistency with the final English versions. Translation to Tetum is not part of the consultancy.

 

  1. Expected Deliverables and timeframe

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

# Deliverables Deadlines
 

1

One final version of the Gender Analysis of the Labour Force Survey ready to be formatted for publication

 

 

By 30 August 2015

 

2

One advocacy brief drafted and edited  

By 30 September 2015

3 4 infographs ready for publication By 30 September 2015
4 A revised Tetum version of the report after translation By 30 October 2015

All the documents, including the training materials and reports should be submitted in English language.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the installment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women within one week of submission.

 

  1. Inputs
  • UN Women and ILO will provide the Consultant with background materials for analysis including primary and secondary LFS data;
  • The consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer

 

  1. Performance evaluation:

Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

 

IIX.         Required experience and qualifications

The consultant should fulfill the following requirements:

 

Education

  • Master Degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science, Law, Gender and Development, creative writing, or other relevant field.

 

Experience and skills

  • Demonstrated experience in communication and editing.
  • Ability to synthesize complex documents into key messages.
  • Experience in drafting advocacy documents from research studies.
  • Experience with editing and proofreading UN documents and familiarity with UN editorial manual desirable.
  • Experience in communication on matters related to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude

 

                Language and other skills

  • High level English essential.
  • Working knowledge of Tetum needed

 

  1. Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic application to procurement.timor-leste@unwomen.org and  lumena.freitas@unwomen.org not later than 21 July 2016.

 

Submission package

  • CV;
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment;
  • Sample of writing work relevant to the assignment
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, including any travel, per diem and administrative fees, based on the template in Annex 1. The actual payment will be payable based on the stated lump sum for each satisfactorily achieved deliverable.

 

All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:

  1. Copy of the latest academic certificate
  2. UN Women P-11 form, available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
  3. A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel

 

Evaluation

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 proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

 

 

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

 

Technical Evaluation Criteria Obtainable Score
Education 20 %
Experience and skills 60 %
Language and other skills 20 %
Total Obtainable Score 100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidate.

 

 

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.

 


Annex I: Financial Proposal


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS
SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

 

Breakdown of Cost by Components:

Deliverables Percentage of Total Price (Weight for payment)  

Fixed price

 

Due Date

 

1

One final version of the Gender Analysis of the Labour Force Survey ready to be formatted for publication

 

     

By 30 August 2015

 

2

One advocacy brief drafted and edited      

By 30 September 2015

3 4 infographs ready for publication     By 30 September 2015
4 A revised Tetum version of the report after translation     30 October 2015

 

  • The lump sum costs should include all travel and administration costs and expenses related to the consultancy. All prices/rates quoted must be exclusive of all taxes
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