[DevJobsIndo] UN Women-National Consultant on Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change

 
 
 

Terms of
Reference

National
Consultant to
Mainstreaming Gender into
Climate Change Programme and Plans in Indonesia

 
Duty Station:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Application Deadline:
27 November 2015
Type of Contract:
Special Service
Agreement (SSA)
Languages Required:                                                    
English
Starting Date :

(date when the selected candidate is 
expected to start)
15 December 2015
Expected Duration of
Assignment:
From 15 December 2015
– 31 May 2016 ( a total of
60 working days
including travel days to the sites)
 
 

1.      
Background

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality
and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
is guided by its mandates 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
. A global champion
for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting
their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global
standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil
society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement
these standarts.
Climate
change refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified
(e.g., by using statistical tests) by
changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists
for an extended period, typically decades or longer. The Framework Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: “a
change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity
that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition
to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.”[1]
 
Vulnerability
defines as “the propensity or predisposition to be adversely affected.
Vulnerability encompasses a variety of concepts and elements including
sensitivity or susceptibility to harm and lack of capacity to cope and adapt.”[2]  Climate change affects differently on men and
women. Women’s limited access to resources, restricted rights, limited mobility
and muted voices in shaping decisions make them highly vulnerable to climate
change.[3]
 
Further,
people who are socially, economically, culturally, politically,
institutionally, or otherwise marginalized are especially vulnerable to climate
change and also to some adaptation and mitigation responses (medium
evidence
, high agreement). This heightened
vulnerability is rarely due to a single cause. Rather, it is the product of
intersecting social processes that result in inequalities in socio economic
status and income, as well as in exposure. Such social processes include, for
example, discrimination on the basis of gender, class, ethnicity, age, and
(dis)ability[4]
 
In 2015, countries
agreed to adopt a new sustainable development agenda; and they are expected to
adopt a new global agreement on climate change. Concluding a negotiating
process that has spanned more than two years and featured the unprecedented
participation of civil society, on 2 August 2015, governments united behind an
ambitious agenda that featured 17 new sustainable development goals (SDGs) and
169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity
while protecting the environment by 2030. Including
in the agenda, a
stand-alone goal on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as
well as gender sensitive targets in other goals.
The year 2015
is also critical for climate policy and the broader sustainable development
agenda. Women are agents of change and leaders that play a crucial, yet often
unrecognized, role in climate action. Women are key to the management of
natural resources and to spearheading sustainable practices, including through
the use and development of technology, at the household, community, national
and global levels to respond to and find common solutions to climate-related
crises.[5]
 
As a large number
of the poor in communities that are highly dependent on local natural resources
for the livelihood and are disproportionately vulnerable to an affected by climate
change, women’s has limited access to resources and decision-making processes
increases their vulnerability to climate change. But it was also recognized
that women are also effective agents of change in relation to both mitigation
and adaptation. Women have a strong body of knowledge and expertise that can be
used in climate change mitigation, disaster reduction and adaptation
strategies.
The key
challenge today […] is to systematically incorporate gender equality and
women’s empowerment into our operational responses to climate change at the
local, national, and international levels. This will require a paradigm shift
that puts women at the centre of our adaptation, mitigation, and disaster
risk-management efforts.[6]
 
Indonesia update. Responding to the impact of climate change is a global call for every
country. Commitments are made by countries with the ratification of United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) followed by The
United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007. The Bali
Action Plan confirmed that effectively addressing climate change requires both
mitigation and adaptation action as well as technology and financing.
Indonesia ratified
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994,
followed by ratification of Kyoto Protocol in 2004, The Government Of Indonesia
has shown its strong commitment to further translated into government roadmap
on sectoral plan on climate change, inserted in the National Medium Term
Development Plan
(RPJMN) of 2015-2019.
Integration gender
dimension is important to realize Government commitment in responding to impact
of climate change, especially by recognizing women’s vulnerability and
potential as agents of change. In line with this effort, UN Women Indonesia is
supporting the Government of Indonesia to mainstream gender equality principles
into national climate change policy.
As a result, in 2012, a policy paper on ‘Gender Mainstreaming in Climate
Change Adaptation’ has developed. The paper outlining gender mainstreaming in
Indonesia’s Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through raising awareness about the
need and practices and be source for new legal CCA policy documents, practices
and its implementation. Two years later in 2014 a National Action Plan on
Climate Change Adaptation (RAN-API) has also developed identifying priority
areas and consideration of integrating gender into CCA action programmes.
With the new global development goals framed as Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs), Indonesia is undertaking process of linking the SDGs with the
national sectoral plans, priorities and programmes including developing each
indicators respectfully. The RPJMN approved last year yet to be synchronized

with the SDGs. Thus, the opportunity to link SDG goal 5 ‘achieve gender
equality and empower all women and girls’ with the Goal 13 ‘take urgent action
to combat climate change and its impacts’ and with the RPJM focus of
intervention that to increase people’s resilience to Climate Change.

To build upon the aforementioned efforts, and responding to the government
need of a more practical guidance for capacity building and programme development
on CCA in Indonesia while continuing good partnership with
the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), UN Women Indonesia is
looking for a qualified national consultant to support the Ministry in mainstreaming
gender into Climate Change Programme and Plans
in selected sectors.
 

2.       Objectives of the assignment

To design a comprehensive guideline on mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation programmes and plans that take into account
the policy paper on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation developed
in cooperation between BAPPENAS and UN WOMEN. The guideline will be developed
in consultation with relevant stakeholders and to validate for feedback to
frame the final version for dissemination.
 

3.       Scope of Work and Specific
Task

The National
Consultant will work with UN Women Indonesia to support the Ministry of
National Development Planning
to
do the following:
1.       Using policy paper on Gender Mainstreaming into
Climate Change Adaptation as one of the main references, identify
key issues, explore
and suggest key
strategies to mainstream gender in climate change programmes and plans in selected sectors in Indonesia.
2.       Develop guidelines to mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation programmes and plans that is user friendly and
to higher extent, flexible for further adaptation and replicated by other
sectors.
 

4.       Duration of the assignment and
Location

 
Time:    
The overall
duration of the
Consultancy covered by this TOR is a period of 6 months from 15 December 2015 to 31 May 2016 with total of 60 working days.
 
Location:             
Jakarta with potential travel to selected sites, to
be proposed by applicants and determined in consultation with UN Women
 

5.      
Supervision, communication and reporting obligation

 
The national consultant
shall report directly to the UN Women Indonesia office under the auspices from
UN Women Regional Office
for Asia and the Pacific, and will work closely
with the office of the Deputy of Human Resource and Culture, Ministry of
National Development Planning
(BAPPENAS).
 
The selected consultant will report
frequently to the
Senior Gender
Advisor in close consultation with UN Women Programme Specialist, and overall under the supervision
of the Country Programme Manager
a.i of the UN Women Indonesia office. Aside from
the deliverables, the selected
consultant must maintain regular phone and email
contact with the Programme
Specialist regarding the implementation of the consultancy work and must report and
seek prior approval
from UN Women for any changes in its design.
 

6.       Key Deliverables

All
deliverables, including PPTs for presentations, must be submitted in both
English and
Bahasa Indonesia.
UN Women will not be responsible for translating these documents. Periodic
payments from UN Women to the selected institution will be tied to the timely
submission and satisfactory acceptance of of the deliverables.
 
Deliverable
Description
No. of Days
Indicative
Deadline
Remarks
on Payment
1
Inception report with detailed work plan
o Inception Report outlining workplan, including travel, timelines,
proposed pilot sites, schedules, budget, and
consultancy methods, submitted to UN Women for
review
5 days
15 January 2016
First
payment
2
A review of relevant policies, regulations and
institutional frameworks related to gender and climate change in Indonesia to
identify key areas, strategy and entry points to mainstream gender in climate
change programme and plans in selected sectors in Indonesia.
o Summary report of results from policies,
regulations and institutional frameworks review identifying entry points to mainstream gender in climate
change programme and plans in selected sectors in Indonesia
10 days
10 February 2016
3
Consult with all relevant
stakeholders
government officials and local authorities and
selected communities to understand current structure, strategies and existing
interventions, to identify potentials and gaps; and propose recommendations
for areas to be improved and/or strengthened.
o Summary report of results of
consultation with relevant stakeholders outlining current
structure, strategies and existing interventions and proposed recommendations
for areas to be improved and or strengthened including pilot sectors and
justifications of selection.
10 days
05 March 2016
Second payment
4
Consult with other stakeholders
including practitioners, NGO representatives, scholars, development agencies
and donors on current strategies/programmes or upcoming, to examine its
practicalities and, identify possible weakness as well as recognize its
strengths and propose recommendations for areas to be improved and/or
strengthened.
o Summary report of results of consultation with non-state stakeholders (practitioners, NGO
representatives, scholars, development agencies and donors) providing key observations on current
strategies/programmes in terms of its practicalities, strengths, weaknesses
and proposing recommendations for improvement/strengthening.
10 days
31 March 2016
 
5
Draft a comprehensive guideline to mainstreaming gender
in climate change adaptation

programmes and plans that is user friendly and to the higher extent, flexible
for further adaptation and replicated by other sectors.
o Initial draft guideline, consolidating results
from policies review and consultation feedbacks with stakeholders submitted for review to UN Women and BAPPENAS.
The report will at least include:
    
Proposed
Outline of the overall guideline
    
Identified
key areas and key implementing agency
    
Identified
methodology
    
Proposed
time-framed action points
    
Proposed
implementation plan
    
Proposed
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
10 days
15 April 2016
Third payment
6
Conduct validation workshop on
guideline design
with relevant stakeholders in collaboration with UN Women.
o Based on feedback obtained
during the validation workshop, a revised version of the guideline (in Bahasa
Indonesia and English) submitted to UN WOMEN and in consultation with
BAPPENAS for approval.
5 days
30 April
2016
7
Present the final Guideline to UN
Women and BAPPENAS at the final dissemination/ advocacy event that to be
consulted with UN Women.
o Presentation of the
final guideline at dissemination and advocacy event (that to be determined in consultation with
UN Women and BAPPENAS), to which key stakeholders are
invited.
10 days
20 May 2016
 
Fourth
(last payment)
 
 

7.       Inputs

·        
UN Women will provide the Consultant with background
materials.
·        
The consultant is expected to work using
her/his own computer, accessing the UN Women office in Jakarta as required.
 

8.       Performance evaluation

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

9.       Required experience and qualifications

The consultant should fulfill the following
requirements:
Knowledge
1.      
In-depth knowledge of
the constraints to gender equality and the particular barriers women face in
fully benefiting from and participating in climate change mitigation and
adaptation strategies in developing countries.
2.      
Knowledge on
International Conventions and National law on climate change and environment,
to include also REDD and REDD+ schemes.
3.      
Substantial knowledge on current Indonesia policies related with gender
equality issues, and regulations, programmes, plans available on climate change
mitigation and adaptation at the national and the sub-national level.
4.      
Good knowledge on Government structure, functions and inter-ministerial
linkages horizontally and vertically (national to sub-national) and key sectors
dealing with issues on climate change.
 
Expertise and
Qualifications
1.      
Minimum master’s degree
in Gender and Development, Environment/Natural Resources, or other relevant
field.
2.      
Minimum 7 years of relevant working experience preferably  in partnering with government agencies and/or other civil society
organization on gender mainstreaming and environment.
3.      
Familiar and experience
working with UN agencies on climate change, sustainable development in
programming and planning
is preferred.
4.      
At least 5 years
experience organizing meeting, discussion and policy dialogue forums
preferably on climate change and
gender.
5.      
Proven track record on
development of policy recommendation, reviews and collating inputs for report
writings.
 
 
 
 
Language and other skills
§  Good
command of English
and Bahasa Indonesia both written and
oral;
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use
    office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.
 

10.  

Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit
electronic application to
[email protected] and [email protected] or
hardcopy to UN Women Indonesia, Menara Thamrin 3rd Fl, Jl. M.H.
Thamrin Kav.3 Jakarta Pusat, no later than
27 November 2015, 5:00pm WIB-Indonesia Western Time.
 
Submission
package
§  CV
§  Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience
in the field of recruitment
§  Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump
sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee and travel cost
to proposed sites.
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.
Please note that only candidates selected for
an interview will be contacted.
 
11.  
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.
 
 
 
 
 


[1] IPCC, 2014: Summary for policymakers. In:
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability; A. Observed Impacts,
Vulnerability and adaptation in a complex and changing world, pp.5
[2] IPCC, 2014, idem pp.6
[3] UNDP, 2009: Resource Guide on Gender and
Climate Change, Document Summary or see http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/womens-empowerment/resource-guide-on-gender-and-climate-change/
[4] IPCC, 2014, ditto
[5]  http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/10/expert-group-meeting-on-women-and-climate-change-in-bonn#sthash.9Jc3C89V.dpuf
[6]  http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2015/10/yannick-glemarec-addresses-women-and-climate-conference#sthash.knG81oGJ.dpuf
 


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