TITLE OF CONSULTANCY: Consultant to support implementation of BBBP Programme Consultant will be based in Rohtak with travel to Chandigarh and New Delhi
DUTY STATION: Rohtak with travel to Chandigarh and New Delhi. Travel outside of the districts may also be required as and when required. Travel is estimated up to 5 days a month.
DURATION OF CONSULTANCY: Overall 23 months (11.5 months ? 2 week break ? 11.5 months).
Important please note: The initial contract to be issued for 11.5 months. A new contract may be issued following the 2-week break for a further period of 11.5 months subject to availability of funds, continuing need for the consultancy and satisfactory performance of the consultant in the first phase of the contract.
CLOSING DATE: 16 March 2017
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE:
Gender-based discrimination can be found throughout India: girls and women face discrimination in terms of education, job opportunities, health and nutrition, protection from violence, abuse and exploitation and others. Girls are often regarded socially and culturally as liabilities (paraya dhan meaning estranged money), so that poor families choose to invest mostly in their sons ? and marry their daughters away: it is estimated that almost one out of four girls are married as a child before the legal age of 18 years. Because social and gender norms are a root cause for the above-mentioned issues, empowering girls and women to create an environment that protects them from discriminatory and harmful practices, gender discrimination is a key element of many programs in India.
UNICEF has been working in India since 1949 to achieve the rights of children and women. UNICEF?s main areas of work are child and maternal health, nutrition, education, sanitation and hygiene, and the protection of children?s rights. UNICEF adopted a policy on gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women in 2010 predicated on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Gender equality means that women and men, girls and boys enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities and protections and to that end, the organization?s programmatic efforts are directed at levelling the playing field for girls, who along with women, bear a disproportionate share of the burden of gender based discrimination and injustice.
UNICEF India ?mainstreams? gender in its portfolios across health, education, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene and child protection by requiring an assessment of gender related deprivations and inequalities in each programme and supporting state and central ministries to respond to these in a meaningful, sustained way.
An example of this work is UNICEF?s support to the national flagship Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme which was launched on 22nd January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. As part of the 161 districts selected nationally, 12 districts have been selected in Haryana to be part of BBBP: Rohtak, Jhajjar, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Sonipat, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Bihwani, and Panipat.
UNICEF India and state offices are working towards strengthening of the BBBP programme as a long term and systemic intervention to ensure child survival, development and protection. The partnership includes technical support to Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) in the implementation of BBBP programmes at the national level as well as programmes on adolescent empowerment and ending child marriage. In response to a request from the office of the Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana, UNICEF India will be supporting the Government of Haryana in implementing BBBP in two districts: Rohtak and Jhajjar.
The consultant will be recruited to support the implementation of BBBP programme in Haryana with a focus on increasing the value of girls to address the skewed 0-6 child sex ratio in the state.
The consultant will be required to work in the district of Rohtak.
The Objective is to provide technical support to the Government of Haryana in the district of Rohtak, working closely with the Chief Minister?s Good Governance Associates (CMGGA) in the implementation of BBBP. This includes:
Develop rigorous, time-bound planning and project implementation tools to support CMGGA in the implementation of BBBP in selected districts
Support CMGGA and District Collectors in developing prioritized and time bound implementation plans with measurable milestones and deliverables
Support CGMMA and District Collectors in strategizing for convergent implementation across government departments and functions, including in the convening of multi stakeholder meetings and enabling joint decision-making
Support direct implementation by government departments of selected BBBP work, liaising with CMGGA, , the District Collector?s office and WCD;
Support the monitoring component of the above programmes;
Document initiatives and good practices;
The consultant will be jointly supervised by Officer on Special Duty to the Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Haryana and the Gender and Development Specialist, UNICEF India.
Plans and reviews: The office of the Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister of Haryana and UNICEF India will jointly develop quarterly work-plans and undertake periodic reviews with UNICEF participation at mutually agreed dates preferably in final week of every quarter.
Provide technical support on substantive work on gender equality and project management including planning and implementation of the chosen BBBP activities
Support direct implementation of selected BBBP work, liaising with CMGGA, departments of government, the District Collector?s office and WCD
Support the monitoring component of the above programmes
Document initiatives and good practices and progress report
Progress reports every month detailing key tasks accomplished against work plan/ToR would have to be submitted. Other deliverables as detailed as above. These would be approved by Gender and Development Specialist, UNICEF India.
Detailed implementation plans for each component of BBBP work being implemented with measurable milestones and deliverables
Monitoring reports in agreed on format
Documentation of results at agreed intervals
Documentation of good practice in implementation of BBBP
Background materials on thematic interventions under BBBP programme
Twelve progress reports a year (one every month)
Payment is linked to receipt and satisfactory acceptance of deliverables.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed at actuals based on receipt of invoices/reports.
Per Diem will be reimbursed at UNICEF consultant rates.
QUALIFICATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A Master degree in gender studies or relevant social sciences.
Technical knowledge and at least 5 years of work experience on issues relating to gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, human rights, child protection, and governance.
Proven ability to analyze data to draw relevant and valid implications for project implementation and policy recommendations
Proven expertise and experience in project management, including in managing teams.
Proven experience in leading monitoring and evaluation of large programmes (district level and above)
Experience in working with Government.
Ability to engage with a wide range of people, including government partners, academic centers, formal and in-formal Networks & Collectives, NGOs/CSOs and technical experts if required to collate all relevant information
Computer skills, analytical- and excellent writing skills.
Fluency in English and knowledge of Hindi will be an asset.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your online application along with the below mentioned documents through the online portal latest by 16 March 2018. The link to the online portal is:
HOW TO APPLY: Your online application should contain four separate attachments:
i. A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and also explaining how the qualifications
and skill-set of the candidate are suitable for this position (to be uploaded online under cover letter)
ii. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online under CV/resume)
iii. A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee as per template attached below. Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving. (to be uploaded under financial proposal template).
Please Note: Without the financial proposal template your application will be considered incomplete and will not be evaluated.
iv. Work Samples at least 3 samples, one report, one PPT and one publication. Samples of previous work to be uploaded online under other documents (Alternatively if any file is more than 10MB, attach a word document in which you can mention links to the relevant work samples or you can share your actual work samples at email@example.com)
Please Note: Attaching/providing work samples is mandatory as these would also be evaluated and scored as part of the overall technical evaluation criteria.
The selection will be on the basis of technical evaluation & financial offer in the ratio of 80:20. The criteria for technical evaluation will be as follows:
1. Cover Letter - Min 4/Max 5
2. Educational Qualifications - Min 8/Max 10
3. Relevant work experience - Min 16/Max 20
4. Exp. working with Govt/Bilateral/Int'l/UN Agencies - Min 4/Max 5
5. Work Samples - Min 16/Max 20
Candidates' who score overall 48 marks and above in criteria 1-5 above and also score the minimum score against each of the above sub-criteria will be short listed for an interview.
6. Interview - Min 16/Max 20
Total points to qualify in overall technical evaluation Min 64/Max 80
Total technical score ? 80. Minimum overall qualifying score is 64. Only those candidates who meet the overall qualifying marks of 64 as well as score the minimum cut-off in each of the above sub-criteria including the interview will be considered technically responsive and their financials will be opened.
Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF?s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.
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