NEW Project Consultant: Climate Smart Agriculture Consultancy – National Consultant – Locally recruited Contractors Agreement UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Closing in 7 days Pretoria

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Background

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 South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) is based in Pretoria, South Africa and covers 5 countries (Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland). SAMCO works with the government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Private Sector to contribute to gender equality through the formulation and implementation of norms, laws, policies, programmes, and services that ensure the human rights of women and girls and increase economic participation. SAMCO’s programmes include increasing women’s political participation and leadership, securing women’s economic rights, strengthening women’s involvement in peacebuilding, ending violence against women, and making government budgets and policies gender responsive.

The EntreprenHer to Accelerate Women’s Owned Micro Enterprise Phase 3 programme has been designed to target 1500 women entrepreneurs in the informal sector who have been adversely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the rising unemployment and inequality in the region. The 3-year programme (2023-2026) is proposed to be implemented in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia.

The overall goal of the programme is to equip low-income women entrepreneurs (micro-entrepreneurs and members of Women Business Associations) with business skills that contribute to managing their enterprises, create decent jobs and acquire income security and/or autonomy.

The consultant will be reporting to the Deputy Representative and will be supported by the Strategic Partnership Specialist who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide capacity-building skills in gender and Climate Smart Agriculture resilience techniques to Macro Owned Enterprises and NPOs in Limpopo (specifically the municipalities of Blouberg and Musina) management support to the UN Women programme called EntreprenHer III (Accelerate Women Owned Enterprises) 2024-2026). The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating on the ground with the EntreprenHer Trainers and Non-Governmental Organizations working on the ground who will share the identified x50 women to benefit from the training.

The Consultant will lead the training component of the programme for the duration of the contract for South Africa in the Limpopo Province, specifically:

  1. Manage the Climate Smart Agriculture programme implementation component for Limpopo in the Musina and Blouberg municipalities for micro-owned enterprises.
  2. Develop Training material to be used to enable showcasing funder of programme what this new component for Phase III of the programme on CSA will look like
  3. Produce reports on a quarterly basis for UN Women to integrate into overall quarterly reporting.
  4. Liaise with the Trainers and Local Economic Development teams on potential areas for CSA intervention for the province beyond the programme.

Deliverable Table:

  1. Deliverable

    No of days/duration

    %Allocation and amount

    Pre-Intervention

    Develop workplan and present Inception Report.

    -Develop training module on CSA resilience techniques as it relates to women small holder farmers in Limpopo, especially in the Blouberg and Musina municipalities)

    4 days

    20%

    Pre-intervention assessment (1x Muisna and 1x Blouberg)

    2 Days in August 2024

    10%

    Intervention

    Undertake trainings (1x Musina and 1x Blouberg)

    2 days in August 2024

    30%

    Produce Interim Report

    2 days August 2024

    10%

    Post- Intervention

    Follow up sessions with participants

    Facilitate two meetings (1x in Musina and 1x in Blouberg) with participants to discuss the post-intervention outcomes and impact.

    2 days in October 2024

    10%

    Produce Final training report

    2 days in November 2024

    20%

Competencies

Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 
  • Accountability 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Inclusive Collaboration 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Leading by Example 

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Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment ·
  • Strong knowledge of country and/or region

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, agriculture, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in gender equality and women empowerment and exeperience in climate-smart agriculture training and programming.
  •  Certification in training will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong drive for results and capacity to work independently.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills; (Samples of previous work will be required.)

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates will submit an expression of interest with their application.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: . Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. They will then be requested to submit a proposal for further consideration.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Diversity and Inclusion:

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