National Consultant to Formulate an Exit Strategy for SIWPSAN Project

UN Women, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th January, 2016


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under overall supervision of Unit Manager of WPS Unit, the consultant will be responsible for formulating an exit strategy for SIWPSAN project.
  • The consultant will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team of UN Women Nepal, project implementing partners, other agencies working in WPS issues including UN agencies.

The consultant will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the project document including Result and Resource Framework (RRF), partners’ progress report, Mid-term Evaluation report, donor report to gain understandings on progress and results achieved so far;
  • Visiting project districts(Kailali, Doti and Bajhang) and project VDCs (at least two VDCs from each three project district).  to hold discussion/consultation with DCCs, District Development Committee(DDCs), VDCs, IPWAs, CAW/G groups, local project partners, local financial institutions and conflict affected women entrepreneurs on post-project scenario and possibility of promoting project gains beyond the project period.   Drafting an exit strategy including the post-project scenario, possible exit options suggesting timely and effective completion of all the activities, clear roles and responsibility of each partner with action points and timeline to further promote the project gains. Further, the strategy includes a clear timeline for delivery and reporting and identify clearly the responsible persons/units for each action.  The draft strategy should include the different components outlined in the exit/handover strategy template available at   http://www.commdev.org/userfiles/SCI%20Exit%20and%20Handover%20Strategy%20Template.pdf
  • Submitting a draft exit strategy with UN Women, MoWCSW/Department of Women and Children (DWC), local partners (BASE, CDS, and DHS), TCN, Saathi, LDTA, and SFCG for review and feedback;
  • Finalizing the exit strategy addressing the inputs and comments from UN Women, MoWCSW/DWC local partners (BASE, CDS, and DHS), TCN, LDTA, and SFCG;
  • Providing orientation to MoWCSW/DWC, BASE, CDS, DHS, LDTA and TCN on newly formulated exit strategy and also supporting each agency to develop action plan with clear roles, and time line.

Expected Deliverables:

  • A clear work plan with precise actions, timeline and specific tools and techniques in line with the scope of work and specific tasks;
  • At least three reports on the basis of district level one day workshop/interaction with local stakeholders including DCC members, local partners, CAW/G groups, IPWA in each project district (Kailali, Doti and Bajhang);
  • An exit strategy (detail strategy in English and summary in Nepali) including the post-project scenario, clear roles and responsibility of each partner with action points and timeline to further promote the project gains;
  • A progress report on orientation to MoWCSW/DWC, BASE, CDS, DHS, LDTA and TCN on exit strategy;
  • Action plan of MoWCSW/DWC, BASE, CDS, DHS, LDTA and TCN on the implementation of newly formulated exit strategy.

Education:

  • Master’s  degree in Economics, Sociology/Anthropology, Gender and Development, Social Science, Business Management, Law, Media or any other related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ proven experience and demonstrated knowledge on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, including peace and security;
  • Experiences in conducting similar assignments with agencies;
  • Experiences working with local governance system and procedure;
  • Excellent command of written and oral English and Nepali;
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensitivity;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications especially Microsoft Office applications such as word and excel together with a good presentation skills.

Language:

  • Fluent in English

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