National Consultant to support the Mid-Term Review of UN Women Uganda Country Office Strategic Note 2022-2025
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Aug-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 21h 51m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
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A.UN Women Organizational Context
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. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women Uganda Country Office is implementing its Programme based on the Strategic Note (SN) 2022 - 2025 which was approved by the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women in 2021. Strategic Notes are the chief programme instrument in UN Women through which Country Offices (Cos) outline their strategies for a multi-year period, normally concurrent to the country level UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). Although reflective of the Institutional corporate Strategic Plan, SNs adapt to the country context aligning with national priorities. Therefore the SN due for midterm review, outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for UN Women Uganda Country office for the years 2022-2025. It includes a Development Results Framework (DRF) and the Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency (OEE) framework, designed to consolidate the gains of the previous SN (2016-2021), while expanding further and addressing gender inequality and barriers to empowerment of women in Uganda, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UN Women Uganda Country Office SN is aligned to the SDGs, NDPIII 2020/21-2024/25 and the UNSDCF 2021-2025 for Uganda. it incorporates the strategic direction and focus given by the UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and global normative frameworks for gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEWE). The SN is fully aligned to the 3-strategic priorities of the UNSDCF with the following following outcome areas: (1) Inclusive and accountable governance and women’s access to Justice; (2) Increased protection of women’s rights, gender responsive peace and security; (3) Increased productivity, income and access to resources for women and girls; (4) Vulnerable women mitigate and adapt to climate change & Disaster Risk Reduction; (5) Women & girls enjoy quality basic social and protection services; and (6) gender equality and women rights fulfilled in a culturally responsive environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
B.Objectives & Scope of the SN Mid Term Review
Under UN Women’s policies and procedures in relation to Programme management, a mid-term review (MTR) is mandatory for Programmes of at least three years duration. The SN MTR is NOT meant to be an evaluation and hence should focus more on a strategic reflection of UN Women’s work and progress identifying challenges and opportunities along the implementation pathway. The proposed MTR will be moderated in the context of Uganda’s prevailing policy environment, financing landscape and the urgent need to fast track the attainment of set goals and targets. The findings must, to a large extent, align with the overall UN system at country level and the national government’s vision and plans.
The objectives of the MTR of UN-Women Uganda’s SN are as follows:
C. Tasks and responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Office of UN Women Uganda Country Office, the consultant will be responsible for following tasks:
D.Expected Key Deliverables by the Consultant and its timeline
E. Core Values:
Required Skills and Experience
NB: Applicants without the minimum of a master’s degree will not be considered
G. Application process
The application should include:
Interested applicants must submit by 11th August 2023 17:00hrs.
The applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal.
The candidates will be short-listed based on the minimum qualification criteria mentioned above:
Confidentiality and Proprietary Interests.
The Consultant shall not either during the term or after termination of the assignment, disclose any proprietary or confidential information related to the consultancy service without prior written consent. Proprietary interests on all materials and documents prepared by the consultants under the assignment shall become and remain properties of UN Women.