Description of the assignment: security assessment of the current Alpha system and provide remedial measure to secure the system for production environment of the Voter List Application (VLA) system.
Project name: Electoral Support Project (ESP)
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): Long Term Agreement (LTA) for 30 days over the period from 1 March to 31 August 2016 (with upto 6 visits to Kathmandu).
Duty Station: Kathmandu
Proposal should be submitted at the following address: Procurement Unit, UNDP (Ref.: UNDP/PN/08/2016 – International Consultant (Senior Security Expert) ESP, UN House, Pulchowk, PO Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal or by email to email@example.com no later than 1730 hours on 18 February 2016.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Request for clarification must be sent by 12 February 2016.
UN Women Nepal continues its work to strengthen its support in the area of women, peace and security through a number of projects and initiatives, such as Ensuring a Participatory and Secure Transition (EPST), Strengthening Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal: Towards implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCRs) 1325 and 1820 (SIWPSAN) and Gender Responsive Recovery for Sustainable Peace (GRRSP).
In order to reinforce the ongoing efforts with regard to the implementation of the NAP on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820, UN Women and UNDP have been implementing a joint-project “Localizing Women Peace and Security Agenda in Central Terai districts of Nepal (GPI-CT)” supported by UN Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN), which contributes to an enabling environment and the institutional foundation required for gender sensitive peacebuilding in Central Terai region of Nepal. The overarching objective is to consolidate the gains of women's local peacebuilding efforts by improving and enhancing service delivery to conflict affected women and budgetary allocation for local resources which further contributes to the implementation of NAP in municipalities and select village development committees (VDCs). The project focuses on enhancing gender responsive planning and budgeting at the local level for better implementation and monitoring of NAP on women, peace and security (UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 which include: governance, security, and recovery). Through this pilot initiative the project intends to provide a model for the government for subsequent replication which can eventually contribute to enhanced demand and supply for better aligning commitments to achieve gender responsive local development planning with women peace and security agenda.
The project is aligned with Outcome 5 and 9 of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013-2017, where in development gains in Nepal are protected by addressing peace-building needs and conflict risks through inclusive dialogue and participation, social and economic empowerment, and reducing armed violence; institutions, systems and processes of democratic governance are more accountable, effective, efficient and inclusive. The project will contribute to: UNPFN Strategic Outcome 6, “An inclusive and gender-representative culture of dialogue and conflict transformation is expanded and strengthened contributing to conflict prevention and social cohesion during Nepal’s transitional peacebuilding process”.
The GPI-CT project is designed to contribute to the UNPFN outcomes with the project specific outcome and outputs stated as below;
Project Outcome: Enhanced participatory and gender responsive planning and budgeting
processes at the local bodies (VDC, DDC and Municipality) for implementation and monitoring of National Action Plan on women, peace and security [UNSCRs 1325 and 1820]
Project Output 1.1: Demonstration of a pilot on how gender responsive planning and budgeting improves/ enhances service delivery for conflict affected women and budgetary allocations from local resources to further effective NAP implementation and monitoring in 2 municipalities and 2 DDCs in Bara and Parsa districts
Project Output 1.2: Conflict affected women and women leaders have the agency to influence the local planning processes and greater equality in access to leadership and decision making opportunity.
As a summative evaluation, the purpose of the evaluation is to examine programmatic progress of the results and achievements; it will also analyze how and to what extent these have affected outcome level progress. The evaluation will contribute to generating substantial evidence on results achieved, challenges to progress which will support in providing policy related feedback to demonstrating best practices on establishing environment and the institutional foundation required for gender sensitive peace building in Central Terai region of Nepal.
The final project evaluation will be conducted by an independent, external team/organization. It is mandatory undertaken as agreed with the United Nations Peace Support Office (PBSO)/ Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).
The evaluation findings and recommendations will be used by MoFALD to refine its GRB localization initiatives at the local bodies across the country. It will also reflect the local level GRB allocation of the project district. UNDP and UN Women country office could replicate the lessons learnt and good practices of the project in the future projects of the similar types in other conflict affected situation/setting.