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BBRSO178143:National Project Assistant Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – EnGenDER Project
Procurement Process :RFQ - Request for quotation
Office :Barbados - BARBADOS
Deadline :05-Jun-22
Posted on :23-May-22
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :91494
Link to Atlas Project :
00102522 - Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate an
Documents :
Annex II: IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex III & IV: UNDP Offer Letter
Annex V: IC Sample Contract
BBRSO178143: Procurement Notice and ToR
Overview :

The physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards are being seen to compound pervasive structural inequalities and socioeconomic vulnerabilities since gender equality and human rights are given insufficient consideration required in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery, and response. While this is a general pattern where women and girls face a disparity in terms of (amongst other things) access to economic participation, nuances exist in each country in the needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls, and boys, which warrant more detailed investigation and articulation.

Women and men typically respond and react differently at various stages of disaster and recovery; and the groups with the least knowledge and capacity to take short-term measures to limit impacts from climate-related disasters are often the most affected. Thanks to the generous contribution from Government of Canada and the UK, EnGenDER seeks to further integrate gender equality and human-rights based approaches into disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change (CC) adaptation and mitigation, environmental management frameworks and interventions. EnGenDER will also identify and address some of the gaps to ensure equal access to DRR and climate change and environmental solutions for both men, women, boys, and girls in nine Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname). 

Appreciating that the nine participating Caribbean countries are at different stages of removing barriers to gender equality and integrating gender-based analysis into climate change, as well as disaster recovery, this project aims to ensure that climate change and disaster risk reduction actions are better informed by an analysis of gender inequalities, and decisions are taken to ensure that inequalities are alleviated rather than exacerbated. These underlying gender inequalities (specific to each country context) are compounded by increasingly intense and frequently experienced climate change and disaster risk within Caribbean societies. EnGenDER therefore aims to empower governments to take ownership of their disaster risks and exposure with better national arrangements to deal with possible large-scale recovery needs, including improved shock responsiveness in national systems and better social protection finance tools for the most vulnerable. As such, the project’s ultimate outcome is improved gender-responsive climate and disaster resilience including for women and girls and key vulnerable populations[1] and future generations in the Caribbean.

The EnGenDER project will support CC, DRR and environmental management interventions in the 9 Caribbean countries by leveraging sector-level entry points (e.g., National Action Plans (NAPs) and National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)), specifically supporting implementation and/or upscaling of countries’ priority actions. This project will analyse and prioritise the needs of the most vulnerable with respect to climate change adaptation and mitigation in priority sectors, including increasing their resilience in key livelihood sectors. It will also improve institutional capacities for delivering services effectively for the most vulnerable to accelerate post-disaster recovery and mitigate risk. By using a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach, the project also aims to contribute to the achievement of several SDGs (2, 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16).

In this context, UNDP wishes to engage an experienced consultant, who can provide administrative, technical, and monitoring support to the overall portfolio of activities of the EnGenDER project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

[1] An online survey completed by 108 stakeholders in the target countries have identified the following groups as very vulnerable: women, older men, boys and girls, and persons with disabilities.