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Under the guidance and oversight of the supervisor, the Administrative Associate supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach. S/he works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff team to ensure consistent service delivery and to resolve complex administration related issues and information delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment:
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, Women Peace and Security and the WPS Section of UN Women Head Quarters, the Consultant will form and lead a team to undertake the studies in each of the three states, and offer options and experience drawn from international best practice. The Consultant will engage relevant stakeholders, including Government Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs), CSOs, Development Partners, Security Agencies and exiting Peace Committees in each state, with clear collaborative roles in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of relevant elements of the peace architecture. The consultants will also assess the activities and plans of other donors – notably the National Stability and Reconciliation Programme of UK DfID – as well as of other UN Agencies such as UNDP, to ensure substantive coordination and synergy wherever possible.
The specific objectives of the assignment is to review the existing peace and security architecture in Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe States from a gender and human rights perspective and provide recommendations to strengthen the system for sustainable peace and security.
It is expected that the Consultant would adopt participatory methodologies at every stage of the process, involving all relevant stakeholders at federal and state levels. This will involve gap analysis, focus group discussions (where appropriate), community dialogue, key informant interviews (KIIs) with selected Stakeholders, memoranda from relevant stakeholders(especially the Civil Society Organizations), Validation/Review Meetings with Stakeholders, Desk Review of existing local, national and international documents and instruments in relevant areas, amongst others to achieve expected outputs.
Scope of Work:
The review of the existing Peace and Security architecture from a gender and human rights perspective will be conducted in Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe States, as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Efforts will be made to concentrate more on each of the state capitals and the selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) for Programme implementation (i.e. four LGAs per state).
The Consultant will be supported by team members to:
Ethics & values:
Cultural Sensitivity and Adaptability/Valuing Diversity:
Required Skills and Experience
All bidders are required to submit their technical and financial proposals, as well as CVs of proposed team members, showing their qualification, technical competence and experience relevant to the assignment. This should be submitted via email to procurement.Nigeria@unwomen.org or hard copy to Programme Manager, UN Women WAEC Building 2nd Floor, 10 Zambezi Crescent PMB 2851, Maitama Abuja, Nigeria.
Methodologies for Evaluation of Proposals
Technical Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 70):
All proposals that passed through the preliminary evaluation will be scored out of 70 based on the criteria mentioned in the table below. To qualify in the technical evaluation a proposal must obtain minimum 70% of the total obtainable technical score or at least 49 points. Any proposal obtaining a score less than the minimum required score (49) will be technically disqualified. Proposals achieving 70% or more points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Applicants may also be invited for a face to face or Skype/telephone interview as part of the technical evaluation process. The interview shall not bear any additional score but shall be used to validate the scores given above by assessing the knowledge on the subject matter.
Financial Evaluation: (Total obtainable score – 30):
All technically qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals receive points according to the following formula.
p = y (µ/z)
Supervision and Performance Evaluation:
The consultant will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, UN Women Nigeria Office and the Peace & Security Unit, UN Women Head of Office and UNICEF’s Project Coordinator. The consultant will regularly brief the UN Women Country Team and UNICEF on the progress.
Based on clearance by the UN Women and Evaluation Group Chair, the consultancy fee will be paid on agreed installments payments in line with target deliverables. The Consultant will receive the final remuneration after successful completion of assignment positively evaluated by UN Women.
The duration of the consultancy is 75 days, commencing by September 2015, following the signing of contract. In a situation where there will be need to extend the contract duration, the Consultant will notify UN Women in writing at least 15 working days before the contract expires. UN Women will not entertain any costs extension other than the approved contract amount indicated on the contact agreement.