Individual consultancy

Individual consultancy for assessment of One Stop Service Centers in Mongolia

29 May 2017

Ulaanbaatar

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, is inviting prospective individuals to provide consultancy services.
 
Consultancy: Individual consultancy for assessment of One Stop Service Centers in Mongolia
Duration: 1.5 months
   
Issue date: 15 May 2017
Deadline date: 29 May 2016, 10:00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time

Introduction

The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct an assessment of existing On Stop Service Centers to determine their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. Also, the consultancy will identify areas for further improvement from the technical, human resources, utilization and operational perspective. The consultancy will contribute to the evaluation of the OSSCs’ performance since 2009, the identification of the gaps, and the suggestion of further improvement of the OSSCs. Furthermore, it will assess how effectively the OSSCs have been coordinating between different sectors in acting as a contact point for GBV/DV survivors, and making recommendations on how to align the best practices and current functions with the National Programme on Domestic Violence and the Mid-Term Strategy to implement the Law on Gender Equality.
 
Objective of consultancy
Undertake a desk review of the 2009 MOH report and its findings, and annual programmatic reports of the existing OSSCs;
Assess the relevance, capabilities, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of services provided by the OSSCs; 
Assess the ability of the OSSCs to effectively implement the UN Essential Service Package Guidelines for victims of violence and identify the gaps in implementing them; 
Identify key challenges, best practices and lessons learned; 
Assess to what extent improvements were made since the 2009 assessment; and
Recommend additional areas for improvement necessary for the OSSCs to meet the international standards as set by the above guidelines.  
 
Deliverables/Outputs 
(1) Summary of the desk review of the international best practices, (2) Summary of the desk review based on 2009 MOH OSSCs assessment report and annual programmatic report, (3) Draft assessment questions/checklist by 2 June 2017
Site visits by 23 June 2017
Draft assessment report by 30 June 2017
Consultative meeting by 30 June 2017
Final assessment report in English and Mongolian, inclusive of key findings, strengths and weaknesses of existing systems and practices at OSSCs and shelters, best practices and  recommendations for further improvements by 7 July 2017
Final report both in English and Mongolian by 21 July 2017
 
Qualifications and requirements
Postgraduate degree in social science, criminal justice, health studies, gender studies, gender and development, social work or related field;
Experience in the fields of GBV/DV and monitoring and evaluation is required;
At least 7 years of professional work experience in the field(s) of social work, criminal justice and/or gender equality, with a particular focus on GBV;
At least 7 years of professional work experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation. Experience working with the UN system, experience with UNFPA is as an added advantage; 
Prior experience of participating in surveys and conducting evaluation and assessment is required;
Extensive knowledge and understanding of prevention and responses to GBV is mandatory;
Knowledge of the The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence is highly desirable; and
Fluency in oral and written English and Mongolian
 
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals are encouraged to visit UNFPA Mongolia website located at http://mongolia.unfpa.org and its social media sites for downloadable templates. Please submit your application consisting of below documents in hard copy to UN reception at address provided below, or send your application electronically to dedicated email inbox of procurement@unfpa.org.mn
 
1. Completed and signed UN personal history form P11 (CV outlining academic and professional experience may be supplemented).
2. Technical proposal which provides (a) information of experience of working similar fields,  (b) concise plan and methodology to conduct this consultancy, and (c) list of similar consultancies undertaken outlining brief description of consultancy, deliverables, employer name, etc. 
3. All-inclusive price quotation.
 
Please note that this consultancy is open to nationals of Mongolia only. Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Contact person: Ms. G. Enkhjargal, UNFPA Administrative Associate
UNFPA Mongolia Country Office (Floor 4)
UN House, UN Street 14, Sukhbaatar District, Post Office 46, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14201
Tel: 976-11-353503, extension 3355; Fax: 976-11-353502