Consultant (Gender Specialist) - International Organization for Migration (IOM)


CFA: TL 004/22

Position Title: Consultant (Gender Specialist)

Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste, with field visits

Classification: Consultant

Appointment: Four weeks Estimated

Start Date: 13th June 2022

CFA Closing Date: 23rd May 2022


Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.



The project ‘Together for Equality’ funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is a joint UN effort, and is supporting the Government of Timor-Leste to prevent GBV and improve essential health and justice sector responses to women and children who have experienced violence, in line with the targets in the National Action Plan GBV (2017-2021). By working across UN agencies, the project enables the investment to have a wider reach than if only engaging one organization. Administered by UN Women as Chair of the Gender Theme Group, the project leverages UN Women’s expertise and coordination mandate on gender equality, alongside the expertise of sister agencies (UNDP, UNFPA and IOM). The project is supporting the Government of Timor-Leste to prevent GBV and improve essential health and justice sector responses to women and children who have experienced violence, in line with the targets in the NAP GBV (2017-2021). The project builds on the UN’s more than 16 years of programming in the country and facilitates the localization of global standards for prevention and provision of essential health services to survivors of violence


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

KOICA and the four UN Partnering Organizations (PUNOs) have agreed to conduct an Annual Review of the project ‘Together for Equality’. The Review should generate findings, conclusions and recommendations for the PUNOs, the KOICA office in Timor-Leste, the Steering Committee and project partners.


More specifically it will:


  • Control the quality of the project and derive lessons-learned and feedback through performance analysis:
  • Provide suggestions for program/project operation and detailed activities
  • Review the causes of non-achieving items and suggest practical suggestions
  • Analyze risk factors and suggest effective countermeasures
  • Review the quality of performance data and correct errors
  • Analyze the achievement status of each indicator
  • Conduct quality monitoring and review linkages amongst gender project policies, programs, and activities
  • Monitor qualitative indicators and derive performances based on qualitative methodologies


  • Evaluate the Logical Framework and Project Design Matrix (PDM) and, if necessary, suggest revisions or re-definition of indicators
  • Technically evaluate the methodology for the project baseline survey
  • Contribute to developing a standardized Gender Program Performance Management Manual, as a model for the donor and other stakeholders:
  • Analysis of relevant strategies (GoTL, KOICA, and UN) in the areas of GBV prevention as well as broader gender equity in Timor-Leste
  • Analysis of case studies on GBV prevention and gender equity related projects in Timor-Leste
  • Development of a Performance Monitoring Toolkit


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The Review will cover the period from 23 November 2020 to 31st December 2021 of the project implementation. Geographically it will cover the four Municipalities where the project is implemented (Bacau, Covalima, Dili and the Special Administrative Region of Oecusse-Ambeno).

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of a Team Leader and with a Project Performance Management Specialist throughout the implementation of the consultancy.


The Annual Review will comprise of the following assignments:

  1. Conduct a review of the project documents (proposal, strategies, reports, performance framework)
  2. Facilitate and lead discussion, interviews, and consultation with relevant stakeholders to support data collection, resource/reference identification, drafting result and analysis
  3. Liaise with partner institutions
  4. Analyse strategies/policies/programmes on GBV prevention and gender equity of the Government of Timor-Leste and other stakeholders
  5. Develop a comprehensive report with in depth quality review of performance management strategies, lessons-learned and suggestions on project strategies


Specific tasks of the consultant will be:

  • Gender Project Quality Management
  • Monitor linkage amongst gender project policy, program, project, and activity; qualitative monitoring
  • Output quality review
  • Responsible for collecting necessary data for the report
  • Liaise with partner institutions
  • Review annual/biannual reports
  • Provide suggestion for Program/ project operation and detailed activity



17th  June 2022     Submission of a workplan including methodology and timeline

1st July 2022          Submission of Draft Annual Monitoring Report (Performance Management Review, Project Output Review, Stakeholder Analysis and Interview Report)

8th July 2022         Submission of Final Annual Monitoring Report (Performance Management Review, Project Output Review, Stakeholder Analysis and Interview Report) including the Weekly work report of the survey team, Other supporting data for investigation and a Performance Monitoring Toolkit.


The Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination with partnering UN organizations (UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA) and the KOICA, shall review and evaluate these outputs and give approval on the satisfactory performance of the consultant.


Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree or higher in Women's Studies/Social Studies or related fields (Required)


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the gender field (Required)
  • Experienced in planning/investigation/evaluation of development cooperation projects (Required)
  • Experience in research/planning/implementation/ evaluation of similar projects by KOICA and/or international organizations (Preferred)


  • Abilities to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, writing, editing and communication skills
  • Full computer literacy, including familiarity with research tools.
  • Proven capacity to coordinate all administrative and technical aspects of the consultancy
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships
  • Ability to carry out research independently based on a robust methodology
  • Ability to deliver quality products
  • Excellent organizational skills and punctuality of the submission of the deliverables.
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills and readiness to keep clients updated and consulted on the progress and challenges encountered.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with stakeholders including government officials, to collate information.
  • Flexible to accommodate certain changes to the timeline and methodology and responsive to changes as part of the review and feedback process



Excellent command of English both orally and in writing. Knowledge of Korean is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


No late applications will be accepted.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to @HRFP-HR Focal Points - TIMOR LESTE.

Please include the reference code CFA-TL 22-004 followed by your full name in the subject line.


Applications should include:

  1. Letter of Motivation
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Duly completed IOM Personal History Form attached or can download from HERE
  4. 2-3 writing samples, optional (relevant topic of your choice)
  5. Quotation (Technical and Financial Proposal)
  6. Proof of previous related work (strategic documents developed through your consultancy)

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