Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant for Guidebook/Guideline on Gender Mainstreaming and the Montreal Protocol
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 31 October 2021 - 13 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-167045-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Output 1: Detailed workplan/outline prepared and agreed by UNEP CAP and UN Women by 20 November 2021

Output 2: Coordination meetings and desk evaluation/study conducted by 31 December 2021

Output 3: First draft of the evaluation/desk study prepared and submitted for UNEP/UN Women review, Gap analysis conducted by 31 January 2022

Output 4: First draft of the guidebook/guideline prepared and submitted for UNEP/UN Women review by 15 March 2022

Output 5: Draft guidebook/guideline revised and all questions and comments received by UNEP/UN Women answered/cleared by 15 April 2022

Output 6: Draft plan prepared and submitted for UNEP/UN Women review by 15 May 2022

Output 7: Final evaluation/desk study and guidebook/guideline for publication and support to CAP team in getting publication approval from UNEP/UN Women by providing response and supporting documents as needed by 30 June 2022

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

8 Months (November 2021 to June 2022)

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP is one of the four Implementing Agencies under the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Under UNEP OzonAction, the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) team in UNEP’s Asia and the Pacific Office assists the National Ozone Units (NOUs) in activities to enable national compliance to the Montreal Protocol and its amendments through implementing Institutional Strengthening (IS) projects, HCFC phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) and other enabling activities.

UNEP CAP, Asia & the Pacific Office provides service for 38 Article 5 countries of the Montreal Protocol, consisting of South-Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific network countries. Under the control measures taken by the Montreal Protocol, Parties are phasing-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are ozone depleting substances (ODS) mainly used as refrigerants in all countries. Moreover, the Kigali Amendment, adopted in October 2016 to phase-down potent greenhouse gases, namely hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), has also been the driving force to implement a holistic approach to achieve and sustain compliance with the Montreal Protocol.

Empowering women and promoting gender equality is in the core of the UN mandate and as per SDG Goal 5 is crucial to accelerating sustainable development, of which the Montreal Protocol is a part. At the end of 2019, the MLF Executive Committee approved the operational policy on gender mainstreaming and affirmed the importance of gender mainstreaming in MLF-supported projects. This is in line with the UNEP policy on gender and the environment ensuring that a gender equality perspective is included in the operational side as well as the programmatic, such as ensuring equal opportunities for and representation of men and women in the activities in projects and programmes and a gender sensitive communications outreach.

In order to mainstream gender and promote gender equality for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, it is critical to get a better understanding on how ozone layer depletion and the Montreal Protocol affects gender differently, and what is the current situation at the country and regional level for gender equality in various sectors/processes related with the Montreal Protocol, as well as how sustainable compliance obligations can be enhanced through women empowerment, including the sustainable development of the cooling sector. It is also useful to identify experiences of countries which already incorporate gender mainstreaming into their daily work for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol with other countries.

We aim to explore:
• The gendered impact of ozone layer depletion and exposure to ODS and the different impacts among men and women from the implementation of the Montreal Protocol;
• The historic under-representation of women for example, in refrigeration and air conditioning sector continues. How do we cooperate with leading organisations in those two areas to promote more participation of women in this sector through the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, such as highlighting role models, and encouraging young women to go into those professions?
• How gender mainstreaming could support implementation of the Montreal Protocol e.g. purchasing decisions of ozone- and climate-friendly equipment by females in societies/households, etc.

UNEP, in consultation with UN Women Regional Office, will hire an international consultant with a good understanding of gender mainstreaming to develop a guidebook/guideline, through a desk study, national consultation, etc. to integrate gender mainstreaming into national policies and awareness campaigns for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The objectives of this contract is to assist UNEP CAP and UN Women- Asia and the Pacific office, through the hired consultant in developing a guidebook/guideline to analyze gender based impacts of ozone depletion and the Montreal Protocol; evaluate current gender mainstreaming and equality matters in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in this region; identify opportunities for countries to mainstream gender issues in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol process to enhance the capacity for compliance with the Montreal Protocol, provide case studies of examples and good practices to empower women for Montreal Protocol implementation; and share guidance and advice for the NOUs and other national stakeholders to mainstream gender issues into their daily work of Montreal Protocol including MLF project development and implementation. The consultant will be home-based and work under the direct guidance of and directly report to the Senior Montreal Protocol Regional Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific Office to carry out the activities below:

1. Assessment of the level of gender mainstreaming in Montreal Protocol (gap analysis) which should include but not limited to the following contents
a) Background of gender mainstreaming and the need for mainstreaming gender with the Montreal Protocol (including the Kigali Amendment)
- Benefits/Impact of Montreal Protocol obligations on women (e.g. impact from perspectives as for example, unpaid care work, food security and nutrition, professions, health impacts, etc)
- Gender analysis of health impacts of ozone layer depletion (e.g. skin cancer and cataract incidence)
b) Assess the level of gender mainstreaming in the Montreal Protocol implementation in developing countries in various aspects
- Study and analysis of opportunities for empowering women in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol to achieve and sustain compliance: women's participation and voice in the decision making process, industry and market, for example, how women use products and services that use ODS or HFCs including their influence on appliance choices and their use of time with and without access to appliances (e.g. buying services, products in relation to the qualification of the servicing technicians, and the performance of the products in relation to ozone/climate impacts, etc.), Montreal Protocol project implementation processes and tools for gender mainstreaming (e.g. capacity building opportunities, etc.).
- Conduct consultation with selected NOUs on the gender mainstreaming issues and collect cases of successful stories of women engagement from regional countries and their involvement in ODS and HFC sectors. Current experience of gender and national ozone policy development, in RAC and other industry sector, and other national institutes.

2. Desk review of existing policies and country experience that can be used to support gender mainstreaming work
a) Conduct a desk study on gender mainstreaming in A/P countries for the MP implementation including institutional and legal/policies, participation in decision making, access and control over assets, employment situation especially in the RAC sector and other professions, MLF project development and implementation and analysis of the constraints, barriers, challenges and development trends for the above areas.

3. Recommendations for gender mainstreaming of Programmes, institutions, activities, stakeholders, etc.
a) Provide a list of recommendations of gender mainstreaming areas for Montreal Protocol implementation, specially including:
- For project development and activities
- For society/households
- Recommended actions by policymakers, private sector, and potential changes in national policies
- How to engage national stakeholders for the promotion of gender mainstreaming activities at the national level and policy changes to enhance gender-transformative action in the sector.

4. Develop a guidebook/guideline to support gender mainstreaming in programme implementation related to the Montreal Protocol (including the Kigali Amendment)
a) Develop a workplan for the development of the guidebook/guideline
b) Develop a guidebook/guideline covering all the topics and sub-topics included in the outline agreed by UNEP. The content of the study should follow the relevant UNEP rules concerning publication materials.
c) Present the draft guidebook/guideline to regional network meeting of NOUs and other stakeholders, and discuss the comments/inputs with participants;
d) Revise the guidebook/guideline according to the comments and recommendations received from technical experts, UNEP, UN Women and other relevant stakeholders such NOUs/industry, national TVET authorities.

5. Develop outreach plan for awareness raising on gender and the Montreal Protocol
a) Develop an information dissemination plan that would include recommendations on the specific target audience and areas where the information is to be published, depending on the results of the evaluation.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills:
• Excellent document drafting skills including the efficient use of Microsoft Office programs are required;
• Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments including prioritisation of tasks.

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher in environment, education, policy, or other closely related fields.

Experience:
• A minimum of five years of professional experience in the field of gender issues at the national and/or regional level;
• Demonstrable working experience in drafting policy documents, sector specific instructions/guidebook and development of technical documents is desirable;
• Policy, legislative and regulation expertise related to promoting gender mainstreaming is required;
• Knowledgeable on International Multilateral Agreements related to the environment is desirable;

Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required

No Fee

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