National Gender and Stakeholder Specialist will be a gender and social inclusion expert with experience in in-depth
gender analysis and local community engagement in Namibia. Core tasks include preparing the Gender Analysis, Gender
Mainstreaming Plan and Gender Action Plan, as well conducting stakeholder mapping and analysis to develop a Stakeholder
Engagement Plan. S/he will also be responsible for conducting reviews of national policy and legislative frameworks; review
of relevant past and ongoing projects for lessons, including project evaluations; and for identifying and confirming cofinanciers
to the project. A detailed description of expected deliverables is included below.
Gender Analysis (Component A)
A gender analysis will be prepared to fully consider the different needs, roles, benefits, impacts, risks, differential access to
and control over resources of women and men (including considerations of intersecting categories such as age, social status,
ethnicity, marital status, etc.) and to identify appropriate measures to address these and promote gender equality and
women’s empowerment. .
Financial planning, co-financing and investment mobilized (Component A)
Co-financing and investment mobilized – as defined in the GEF Policy and Guidelines on co-financing – will be confirmed, and
additional sources identified through a series of consultations with partners to ensure a coherent and sustainable financing
package for the project, including post-GEF grant phase to the extent possible. The GEF is seeking high cofinancing/
investment mobilized to GEF grant ratios with a preference for grants, loans and other public investments over inkind
co-financing. The GEF also expects the Government to significantly support the costs associated with project execution
Stakeholder analysis (Component A)
Building on the initial identification of stakeholders in the PIF, an appropriately scaled analysis of project stakeholders will be
undertaken. This stakeholder analysis will provide the foundation for development of the project’s Stakeholder Engagement
Plan and will facilitate prioritization of engagement activities with particular stakeholder groups and individuals. See the
UNDP SES Guidance Note on Stakeholder Engagement.
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Component B)
At a minimum, the Plan must include the following elements:
? Stakeholders who have been and will be engaged (based on stakeholder analysis), including potentially marginalized
or disadvantaged groups/individuals (the ‘who’);
? Key stakeholder objectives and interests (the ‘why’);
? Steps and actions to achieve meaningful consultation and inclusive participation, including information
dissemination and any special measures required to ensure inclusive participation of marginalized disadvantaged
groups/individuals the dissemination of information (the ‘how’);
? Breadth and depth of stakeholder engagement throughout the project cycle, and decisions that need to be made
through stakeholder engagement (the ‘what’);
? Timeline for engagement activities and how they will be sequenced, including information disclosure (the ‘when’);
? Indicators of stakeholder engagement and monitoring plan;
? Roles and responsibilities for ensuring effective stakeholder engagement through implementation of the Plan; and
? Resource requirements and associated budget.
? A project-level Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) will be described in the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and
established in the first year of project implementation. See the UNDP guidance on GRM and sample TOR.
? A comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Plan is required.
See the UNDP SES guidance on Stakeholder Engagement, the standard SEP template, and the GEF guidelines on stakeholder
Gender Action Plan and Budget (Component B)
The gender analysis conducted in Component A along with relevant findings from the stakeholder analysis and background
studies, will form the basis of a Gender Action Plan to guide gender mainstreaming during project implementation. The
Gender Action Plan must include indicators, targets, timeframe, responsible party and budget which are linked to the project’s
components/outputs, outcomes and activities. As part of the work of preparing the Gender Action Plan, indicators should be
proposed for inclusion in the Results Framework to facilitate the monitoring of the proposed gender mainstreaming actions.
Validation Workshop and Report (Component C)
A validation workshop will be held with relevant stakeholders to present, discuss and validate the project activities, and the final draft of the UNDP-GEF project document. A validation workshop report will be prepared unless the overall rate of the project safeguards changes from medium to low.