Ethics Adviser

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Ethics Adviser

Background

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental and human aspects. It, therefore, addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with the ODIHR’s mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of ODIHR, the incumbent of the position of Ethics Adviser shall provide advice and assistance in respect of ethics-related developments throughout the Office, and advice on issues relating to gender mainstreaming in ODIHR’s programmatic and non-programmatic work. More specifically, the Ethics Adviser will perform the following functions and duties:

  1. Maintaining regular contact with the OSCE Ethics Co-ordinator in the OSCE Secretariat on the overall Ethical Framework and its specific applicability in the ODIHR context;
  2. Initiating, recommending and supporting necessary policy advice to the Director and senior management, including the First Deputy Director and Second Deputy Director, on how to best incorporate gender mainstreaming in the Office activities to ensure compliance with the OSCE gender commitments;
  3. Supporting the implementation of the ODIHR Gender Mainstreaming Roadmap;
  4. Identifying learning and development needs pertaining to ethics and gender mainstreaming, and preparing briefing and learning sessions for ODIHR staff;
  5. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree preferably in gender and women’s studies, law, political science, social sciences, public policy, corporate ethics or related field;
  • At least six years (full-time equivalent) of progressively responsible experience in the field of systems design in ethical standards, ethics and compliance programmes, code of conduct, accountability and compliance frameworks, gender mainstreaming and women’s rights gained at national and at international levels;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues relating to gender based discrimination and gender mainstreaming along with practical experience in applying gender mainstreaming as a strategy to achieve gender equality;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional and international good practices of gender mainstreaming;
  • Excellent knowledge of UN, Council of Europe, EU and OSCE standards and commitments in the area of gender mainstreaming and gender equality;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender mainstreamed project design and implementation;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word-processing, email, internet and social media tools;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills in the said language; working knowledge other OSCE languages is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

National Consultant to the Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to support implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence

National Consultant to the Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to support implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is Women, Peace and Security (WPS). In partnership with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, UN Women provides support to the national security sector institutions in implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women supports the state institutions with the implementation of the Revised National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020 (NAP 1325)[1], which represents the vision of the government for the gender-specific response to the conflict and its consequences. The NAP includes several areas of responsibility of the state institutions on mainstreaming gender into peace and security agenda, including: increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and peacekeeping operations, conducting a gender assessment and providing gender-responsive services to people affected by conflict, ensuring human rights and protection of women’s rights, among other priority actions. Prevention and combating conflict-related sexual violence is outlined as one of key focus areas of the revised NAP 1325 to be addressed by the government. Also, in September 2018 the Government of Ukraine adopted National Action Plan on the implementation of the CEDAW Concluding Observations to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on by 2021[2] . The respective action plans have incorporated targeted actions for the duty-bearers to make the legal amendments, integrate the capacity building of the security sector and law enforcement agencies on CRSV, application of UN system of early warning indicators for prevention of sexual violence in conflict, as well as adoption of guidance notes for investigation of cases of CRSV.

In November 2018, a Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine was endorsed by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, which was developed by UN Women and OHCHR upon the request of the Government. The endorsement of the strategy became a response measure to the recommendations, provided in the thematic report on conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine. The mentioned report was produced by the Human Rights Monitoring Mission of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (HRMMU) in February 2017 and covered the period from March 2014 to January 2017, highlighting the trends and patterns of sexual violence committed in the context of the conflict in the east, the ongoing impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, and the lack of a comprehensive programme to ensure that all survivors receive prompt and adequate access to an effective remedy, including gender sensitive rehabilitation, restitution, compensation, satisfaction and guarantees of no recurrence.

As of 11 January 2019, the changes to Criminal Code of Ukraine came into force[3], which addressed some of the legal gaps in the definition of rape and sexual violence. However, the definition of the conflict-related sexual violence is still missing from the legislation. The recently endorsed CRSV strategy recommends amending existing national legislation in line with international law to ensure that cases of CRSV can be prosecuted without unrealistic expectations in terms of evidence and definition. Therefore, the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine will serve as the foundation to develop the country-wide inclusive action plan for its implementation in 2019 and beyond.

To support the   Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy to coordinate the implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine, UN Women will provide expert support through the national consultant.  The national consultant will focus on two main areas: supporting the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy and Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to develop an action plan for the implementation of CRSV Strategy and coordination of the implementation of the CRSV strategy; provide policy advice and related coordination for the implementation of CRSV-related activities included in the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the framework of the government policy on ensuring equal rights and equal opportunities men and women.

[1] Approved by Decree No. 113-p of the Cabinet of Ministers, dated 24 February 2016, available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/637-2018-%D1%80

[2] Approved by Decree No. 634-p of the Cabinet of Ministers, dated 5 September 2018, available at https://www.kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/pro-go-planu-dij-z-vikonannya-rekomo-zhinok-do-vosmoyi-periodichnoyi-dopovidi-ukrayini-pro-vikonannya-konvenciyi-pro-likvidaciyu-vsih-form-diskriminaciyi-shchodo-zhinok-na-period-do-2021-roku

[3] On Changes to Criminal Code of Ukraine with the aim of realization of provisions of Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, signed by the President of Ukraine on 6 December 2017, available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2227-19

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist, the National consultant will provide day-to-day support to the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality through technical advice and expertise in preparation of action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine, coordination of activities of its implementation, and the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the framework of the government policy on ensuring equal rights and opportunities men and women. The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks developed in coordination with the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality and UN Women:

  1. Under direct supervision of the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality and Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy in cooperation with governmental bodies, international and non-governmental organizations, develop an action plan for the Strategy for Prevention of and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence through the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, as well as timeline.
  2. Support the Apparatus of Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy on strengthening its mechanisms for coordination and monitoring of implementation of the CRSV strategy by  maintaining sustainable coordination with the respective government institutions, responsible for the implementation of CRSV strategy and CRSV-related activities included in the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; conducting monitoring of already implemented and ongoing activity.
  3. Directly support the Apparatus of the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy with the analysis and evaluation of the status of the implementation of CRSV strategy, highlighting successful practices, lessons learnt and flag emerging concerns or problematic issues.
  4. Support and contribute with substantive inputs to the development and/or revision of internal policies, guidelines, SOPs and regulations to ensure they include clear administrative orders specifying what may amount to CRSV, what will be the investigation and accountability mechanism and guarantees for non-recurrence of SRSV cases.
  5. Support and contribute with the substantive inputs to the process of revision of national legislation on the definition of conflict-related sexual violence, procedure for its investigation, prosecution and defining mechanisms for bringing perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict to accountability.
  6. Cultivate relationships and liaise with government, international and non-government institutions and service providers to promote awareness about CRSV, consult about available mechanisms for assistance and reporting of CRSV cases.
  7. Respond to internal and external requests for information and ensure its dissemination amongst the relevant stakeholders.

 Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Education:

Advanced (Masters) degree in law, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with a gender analysis, capacity building and technical support on gender equality and women’s rights issues to the government, parliament, civil society, and international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of  working on the UN Security Council Resolutions on Prevention of and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence;
  • Previous experience with coordination of implementation of gender equality policies and women, peace and security agenda;
  • Proven experience with coordination and organization of multiple stakeholders’ activities and liaison with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders on conflict-related sexual violence;
  • Experience with conducting legal analysis of normative documents (laws/by-laws) and with the development of amendments to them in the area of women, peace and security
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations would be considered an asset.

Languages and other skills: 

  • Ukrainian, English (knowledge of Russian is an asset);
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. An interview may be organized to ascertain the selection of the candidate. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable.
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical criteria  – 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

  • Criterion A – Relevant education: Advanced (Masters) degree in law, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar
  • Criterion B – Language skills: Ukrainian, English and Russian

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the review includes actors, systems, structures and expertise in Jordan on humanitarian action inclusive of UN, bilaterals, INGOs, national NGOs and government as well as stakeholders focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus approach.

The consultant will be part of a team of technical experts and is expected to contribute to the following tasks:

1. Desk review and data analysis:

  • Review of the gender responsiveness of the indicators included in the Sector Dashboard and sector plans.
  • Review the incorporation and analysis of SADD in ISWG tools and data resources and JORISS monitoring and reporting tools. Including but not limited to the following documents:
  • A sample of 20 relevant dashboards, factsheets and Key documents published by UNHCR in 2018;
  • Vulnerability Assessment Framework Population Survey (VAF) 2017 and 2019;
  • Age Gender Diversity Mainstreaming Participatory Assessment (AGDM PA) 2017;
  • Available sector performance surveys;
  • JORISS sector monitoring exercises 2017;
  • Review of the coding according to the criteria established by the IASC Gender Marker of the approved proposals in the JHF call for proposals in 2018
  • Review of the IASC Gender Marker coding for gender-targeted and if possible, gender mainstreamed approved projects with the information available in the JORISS system for 2018.

2. Key informant interviews:

  • Develop the questions for the KIIs according to the desk review results against the M&E and Financial Resources components of the Indicators Framework criteria.
  • Undertake 15-20 interviews with identified Key informant interviews.

3. Provide recommendations and present findings:

  • Provide specific recommendations on how to improve the M&E tools, data resources and available expertise in the humanitarian architecture in Jordan.
  • Provide inputs to draft an action plan to implement findings and recommendations of the review.
  • Present provisional findings to the reference group and incorporate feedback.

Competencies

Core values

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Postgraduate university degree in development studies, social development, gender studies or related field;

Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the humanitarian/development sector, including 5 years of field-based work focused on M&E, is required;
  • Proven experience and expertise on Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) required;
  • Proven understanding of humanitarian architecture, key stakeholders, and duty-bearers is required;
  • Proven knowledge of global commitments, initiatives and guideline documents (such as IASC Gender Handbook and Gender with Age Marker) on GiHA.

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application closing date: 29th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

UN Women: Programme Specialist, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

UN Women: Programme Specialist, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund (UNTF) is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The UN Trust Fund provides technical assistance and funding to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US $139 million to 493 initiatives in 139 countries and territories.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief and the direct supervision of the Grants Manager, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring a specific portfolio of grants for the UN Trust Fund.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the Monitoring and Grant-management operational processes:

  • Manage and oversee all operational and project management processes related to the grants lifecycle, including, processing of project modifications and no-cost extensions, budget revisions and disbursements and processing grant closure in close collaboration with the Operations Manager and Finance colleagues. This includes keeping information on internal and external Focal Points up-to-date for each active grant;
  • Lead the coordination on all aspects related to the assigned grants portfolio with the Grants, Operations and M&E teams, UN Women Regional, Country Offices and others as necessary to ensure the efficient oversight of the portfolio. This includes liaising with external stakeholders to ensure required documentation is received according to timeline agreed upon and the same files are stored in the UNTF shared drive. This also involves consolidating UNTF feedback to the grantee in all aspects of the project;
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees including in the design of their Results and Resources Frameworks (RRFs), in collaboration with the M&E team. Assist grantees in clarifying proposed project outcomes, outputs, indicators of success, methods of baseline and data collection, activities and budgets;
  • Provide tailored technical support throughout the project lifecycle, review progress reports and provide feedback to grantees as needed to ensure results-based reports and analysis and capturing of data;
  • Perform a basic review of financial reports and flag inconsistencies between financial spending and project implementation in collaboration with relevant finance staff (within the UNTF or in the field) before final approval for grants and subsequent disbursements;
  • Monitor and assess progress towards overall results based on results framework and monitoring schedules;
  • Undertake monitoring missions and finalize mission reports in accordance with mission report template, summarizing key findings and recommendations.
  • Review and provide technical feedback to grantees to ensure results-based analysis and capturing of data, with the effective use of Grants Management System.
  • Monitor Audit Recommendations and update Action Plans in the system, in coordination with the Operations team, where applicable.

Provide operational and technical support in Grant-making:

  • Participate in annual grantee selection processes including through review and substantive analysis of concept notes and full-fledged proposals, accompanying budgets and monitoring and evaluation frameworks submitted to the UN Trust Fund.
  • Prepare application feedback letters and summaries for all shortlisted applicants and grantees for the region and systematically update these summaries based on progress reports and monitoring missions;
  • Provide guidance to COs and grantees to ensure adherence to UN WOMEN policies, administrative and financial procedures;
  • Review and lead finalization of project documents and Results Resources Frameworks through dialogue with grantees on submitted documents;
  • Review implementing partner assessment forms and grant agreements prior to grantee selection and signature.

Provide technical inputs into Reporting and Knowledge Management:

  • Maintain centralized portfolio matrix of grants, and provide quarterly portfolio updates to the Grants Manager;
  • Prepare written contributions for various purposes, including inputs for the report for the Commission on Status of Women, UNTF annual donor reports, newsletters, fund raising efforts and other reporting needs;
  • Contribute to tracking and synthesizing, on an ongoing basis, developments, tools, emerging or good practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls, including capturing findings and lessons learned from evaluations;
  • Update and maintain UNTF Grant-making and Knowledge Management Tracking database with relevant grantee information.
  • Support the Fund’s communications efforts through direct engagement with grant recipients to gather information about the achievements and impact of the grant, knowledge products, media, etc. and ensure communications accurately reflect grant programmes;
  • Keep systematic track of noteworthy grantee achievements and communicate to colleagues for possible visibility, such as special features on the website;
  • Support and organize knowledge sharing events and identify good and promising models that can be shared widely across grantees and other key stakeholders;
  • Identify challenges and lessons learned across the grants and contribute to a process of institutional learning through documenting lessons learned and contribution to modification of strategies and programmes.

Provide technical support to Capacity Development:

  • Play a key role in the production of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages, programme guidance notes and other related support specifically as it relates to monitoring and reporting for grants;
  • Support, organize and participate in knowledge sharing and capacity development events for grantees, including organizing a capacity development workshop for grantees.

Complete other tasks as required by the Supervisor or UN Trust Fund Chief.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Accurate analysis, monitoring and oversight of grants;
  • Timely coordination of grants management with DMA departments;
  • Issue are raised in a timely manner to appropriate stakeholders;
  • Grants portfolio well maintained and information easily retrievable;
  • Quality of communication and training materials.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of women’s organizations and governmental agencies working on women’s empowerment and gender equality;
  • Familiarity with UN Women procedures, particularly with regard to project management and more specifically in relation to the development of work plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting plans, purchasing plans and the identification of indicators.
  • Able to effectively represent UN Women in, and contribute to, United Nations inter-agency programming initiatives related to ending violence against women;
  • Builds strong relationships with, and focuses on results for clients and partners, responds positively to feedback;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Experienced in working in a global multi-cultural setting respecting gender equality and an ability to contribute to teamwork and provide conceptual leadership;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to use critical thinking, conceptualize ideas, and articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies or other relevant field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in managing complex and multi-component interventions with various partners and multi-stakeholders;
  • Knowledge and experience in working on addressing issues related to violence against women and girls;
  • Experience in grants management is required;
  • Experience with databases and data management a plus;
  • Experience in the United Nations, a governmental, other multilateral or civil society organization in a developed or developing country is highly desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Fluency in Russian is also required.

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA) 

International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on Violence against Women in Uganda – Home-based, with travel to Kampala

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.  Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world.  It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) through financial support from the DFID is launching this call for applicants to conduct and implement a nation-wide survey on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections. The study will establish the prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections. The VAWG survey is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD).  The survey will be implemented effective 25th September 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.  The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc.  The agenda highlights women’s rights and gender equality significantly by including the stand-alone fifth goal on gender equality in addition to gender-sensitive targets across other goals.  It is imperative to recognize the pathway to achieving the SDGs by calling for gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches.  To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched the 3-year Global Flagship Program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC).  The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics.  Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

Today, millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, sexual harassment in public spaces, or other manifestations of abuse.  Evidence has shown that it affects the health and well-being not only of the women who experience violence but also of their families and communities (World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, 2013). It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives(UN, Violence Against Women: The Situation, available on lineat:http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/pressmaterials/unite_the_situation_en.pdf). However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.  Violence Against Women (VAW) persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality.

Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) along with the discriminatory practice of child, early and forced marriages remain among the prevalent forms of VAW in Uganda.  According to the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), half of women (51%) age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 1 in 5 experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey.  Twenty-two percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence.  Eleven percent of women who have ever been pregnant have experienced physical violence during one or more pregnancies.  Fifty-six percent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by their current or most recent spouse/partner.  Three in 10 women (33%) sought help to stop violence they had experienced. Five in 10 women (51%) neither sought help nor told anyone about the violence (Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF. 2018. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016.  The findings of this survey have greatly informed policy making and programming of the government and development partners aimed at ending VAW and domestic violence; as a result, there have been established shelters for GBV victims, nation-wide hotline and a number of awareness raising interventions have been carried out by state as well as civil society actors and development partners to eliminate VAW and on the other existing services and protection mechanisms.

Justification

Uganda has had three Demographic and Health surveys (in 2006, 2011 and 2016) that collected information on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) including the prevalence, attitudes and other behaviours.  The surveys, however, do not comprehensively cover variables on the VAWG hence the need to conduct a national baseline survey that will inform conducting a main survey on VAWG to inform policy, programming and decision-making processes addressed to gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE).

Therefore, within the framework of the Global Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI) on Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC); Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the SDG through better production and use of gender statistics, generously funded by the DFID, UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) will conduct a nation-wide survey on VAWG including the in elections.  The study will establish the prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections.

Objectives of the study

  1. To obtain reliable estimates of the prevalence of different forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections at the national and regional levels in Uganda, committed by intimate partners as well as other perpetrators (including for example family members, employers, colleagues and strangers) in the private as well as public spheres in the lifetime as well as in the last 12 months. This will include sexual harassment in public spaces.
  2. To disaggregate and analyse women’s experiences of violence according to variables such as geographic location/region, age, income, ethnicity and/or others as agreed during stakeholder consultations and inception phase.
  3. To assess the extent to which VAWG is associated with a range of health and other outcomes.
  4. To identify factors that may either protect or put women at risk of violence.
  5. To assess the extent to which women are aware of and use services for survivors of violence.
  6. To examine men’s and women’s awareness of and attitudes towards issues of VAWG, including its causes, consequences and how it can best be prevented.
  7. To establish a research methodology, based on existing best practices, methodologies and ethical considerations for the production of reliable data on VAWG, which can be replicated and to build the capacities of the National Statistics Office (NSO) and other relevant stakeholders to sustainably produce and use such data regularly.
  8. To update and broaden the knowledge base on the prevalence of and attitudes to VAWG nationally as well regionally in Uganda, and to use the results to inform policy and legislative formulation/revision, preventative interventions as well as to develop existing and/or new services for survivors of violence.

Scope and methodology

The conceptual framework for the study is as follows: 1) a quantitative survey conducted through face-to-face interviews in households and 2) a qualitative component which may include, but not be restricted to, desk research, key informant interviews and focus groups.  The study will reflect the situation at the national level, but also allow for comparisons between the regions of Uganda.  To this end, the study will include a representative sample of respondents from each of the 15 statistical regions.  Men will be included as respondents as a minimum in the qualitative component (and possibly also quantitate component), to allow for a reflection of men’s attitudes and perceptions on VAWG.

The survey should be planned and implemented in accordance with globally agreed methodological and ethical standards and guidelines (UN, Guidelines for producing statistics on violence against women – Statistical Surveys, 2014 available online at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/docs/Guidelines_Statistics_VAW.pdf) and be informed by methodologies such as the one used in the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence that has been replicated in various countries and the most recent Violence Against Women: an EU Wide Survey which was implemented in alignment with the recommendations of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention.  It is advisable to also reflect in the methodology design and novelties of a gender-based violence survey for EU member states under preparation by EUROSTAT.  It is also important that relevant SDG indicators (Please find the final list of SDG indicators with suggested list of disaggregation variables at this link: http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/Official20List20of20Proposed20SDG20Indicators.pdf) and definition/frameworks put forward by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th session, the Declaration on Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation #19 are incorporated.

UN Women is seeking to contract an international consultant who will work closely with UBOS, the national statistics agency which will be implementing the study in collaboration with the MGLSD.  The international consultant will be leading the development of the survey and study methodology, provide technical guidance in the implementation of the study, analytical guidance in the data analysis process and take a lead in the report preparation and writing process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting, quality Assurance and governance

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with the Executive Director, UBOS, the consultant will provide technical and administrative support to the national survey process of VAWG

A Reference Technical Working Group (RTWG) comprising relevant partners working on VAWG in the country (i.e. government, UN and other international organizations, CSOs, academia). will be set up.  The RTWG will be chaired by the MGLSD and co-chaired by Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.

The final VAWG survey report should be compiled and disseminated at a major National Statistical System (NSS) stakeholders’ forum.  Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy together with a communications brief will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

Description of Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the international consultant are:

  1. To be the technical and methodological lead expert in the preparation, implementation and finalization of the Nation-Wide VAWG Study in Uganda.
  2. To take the lead in establishing a replicable study methodology, building on international best practices and established methodologies, and through close consultations with UN Women, UBOS and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. To take the lead in finalizing survey questionnaires as well as qualitative data collection tools, in close collaboration with UBOS, and UN Women and other relevant stakeholders.
  4. To take the lead in developing the tools and the methodology for the training of field workers, building on existing trainings, ensuring that all methodological and ethical considerations are reflected in the data collection process, and to guide and support UBOS in the implementation of the training.
  5. To provide technical support to UBOS in the cleaning of survey data.
  6. To provide technical support to UBOS in the analysis of results and to take a lead in the preparation of the Draft Report.
  7. To troubleshoot and advice on how to overcome any challenges and difficulties in the implementation of the survey methodology and data analysis.
  8. To take a lead in the finalization of the Final Report and to quality assure the results.

Deliverables and Timelines

The work of the consultancy is expected to be delivered in 60 working days and will start 1st October 2019 and end in June 2020, when the results and final report will be finalized and presented. This will not be a full-time engagement in Uganda, the consultant may travel to Uganda as/when necessary but will work online in other instances.

  • Inception Report: Containing detailed work-plan specifying activities and timelines agreed with UBOS; detailed description of the study methodology including sampling, ethical considerations and data collection tools to be developed, developed in close consultation with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in five days by October 4, 2019.
  • Survey Questionnaire, Qualitative data collection tools including Focus Group Discussion Guide and Key Informant Interview Guide: Developed in close consultations with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in five days by October 10, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers on survey methodology and Pre-testing the data collection tools: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors.  This is expected to be delivered by October 30, 2019 to facilitate undertaking the pre-test by November 11, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers for the main survey: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by January 31, 2020.
  • Guidance in the main Data Collection and Data Cleaning Process: Survey and qualitative data collection implemented, and data cleaned by UBOS with technical support and guidance from the International Consultant.  This is expected to be delivered in five days by February 1, 2020.
  • Data Analysis and Draft Report: Quantitative and qualitative data analysed and triangulated in close collaboration with UBOS, Draft Report prepared.  This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 15, 2020.
  • Final Report Developed and Presented: Finalization of the report in close collaboration with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders that include Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners in English, with relevant annexes in same language as the report and presented to relevant stakeholders in Kampala.  This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 25, 2020.
  • A Communications Piece with key indicators and recommendations to inform Government on the design of future and similar surveys and studies.  This is part of the final deliverable expected by June 25, 2020.

Inputs

  • UN Women, UBOS and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents and staff, as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

  • The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards.  The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the RTWG.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • IT literacy;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • The International consultant should have a minimum of a PhD in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology, Demography or related field, and/or related areas.

Experience:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or GBV/VAW;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of managerial and leadership skills, abilities to plan, coordinate and implement multiple tasks involving different stakeholders and parties;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience of research and statistical processes in the area of GBV/VAW;
  • Experience of conducting household surveys on GBV/VAW is a requirement;
  • Direct experience of implementing the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Violence Against Women: an EU Wide Survey methodology, the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) or other internationally recognized survey methodology focusing on prevalence of GBV/VAW will be considered a strong asset;
  • Proven training/facilitation expertise in conducting household surveys on the topics of GBV/VAW or related issues;
  • Proven experience in supporting or contributing to national statistical processes/offices;
  • Proven experience in the use of statistical software (STATA) for the analysis of VAW prevalence surveys.

Language:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Application closing date: 25th October 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

National Consultant – Researcher to Carry out a Qualitative Study on Violence against Women in Uganda – Kampala

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women with support from DFID and in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics is launching this call for applicants to conduct and implement a nation-wide qualitative research on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections. The study will complement the quantitative survey on VAWG focusing on prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections. The VAWG study is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The survey will be implemented effective 1st October 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc. The agenda highlights women’s rights and gender equality significantly by including the stand alone fifth goal on gender equality in addition to gender-sensitive targets across other goals. It is imperative to recognize the pathway to achieving the SDGs by calling for gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches. To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched 3-year Global Flagship Program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC). The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics. Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

Today, millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, sexual harassment in public spaces, or other manifestations of abuse. Evidence has shown that it affects the health and well-being not only of the women who experience violence but also of their families and communities. It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Violence Against Women (VAW) persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality (UN, Violence Against Women: The Situation, available online at: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/pressmaterials/unite_the_situation_en.pdf).

Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) remains among the prevalent forms of violence against women (VAW) in Uganda; 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, half of women (51%) age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 1 in 5 experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Twenty-two percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence. Eleven percent of women who have ever been pregnant have experienced physical violence during one or more pregnancies. Fifty-six percent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by their current or most recent spouse/partner. Three in 10 women (33%) sought help to stop violence they had experienced. Five in 10 women (51%) neither sought help nor told anyone about the violence. The findings of this survey have greatly informed policymaking and programming of the government and development partners aimed at Ending VAW and domestic violence; as a result, there have been established shelters for GBV victims, nation-wide hotline and a number of awareness raising interventions have been carried out by state as well as civil society actors and development partners to eliminate VAW and on the other existing services and protection mechanisms.

Justification

Uganda has had three Demographic and Health surveys (in 2006, 2011 and 2016) that collected information on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) including the prevalence, attitudes and other behaviours. The surveys, however, do not comprehensively cover variables on the VAWG hence the need to conduct a national survey on VAWG.

Within the framework of the UN Women Global Flagship Programme on Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC); Supporting implementation and monitoring of the SDGs through better production and use of gender statistics generously funded by DFID, UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is planning to implement a nation-wide qualitative research on VAWG including the in elections. The study will complement the quantitative VAWG survey to add the voices of men and women to support the statistics and enable a triangulation of data. More specifically, the qualitative research aims to a) better understand women’s access, barriers to and quality of violence against women services; b) understand the unique experiences of minority groups in terms of their experiences of VAWG and access to services including the in elections.

Objectives of the study

The aim of the qualitative research is to complement the quantitative survey including the in election, to add the voices of men and women to support the statistics and enable a triangulation of data. More specifically, the qualitative research aims to a) better understand women’s access, barriers to and quality of violence against women and girls services including the in elections; b) understand the unique experiences of minority groups in terms of their experiences of VAWG and access to services including the in elections.

Scope and Methodology

The conceptual framework for the study is as follows: 1) a quantitative survey conducted through face-to-face interviews in households and 2) a qualitative component which may include, but not be restricted to, desk research, Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Groups. The survey should be planned and implemented in accordance with globally agreed methodological and ethical standards and guidelines and be informed by methodologies such as the one used in the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence that has been replicated in various countries and the most recent VAW: an EU Wide Survey which was implemented in alignment with the recommendations of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention. The study will also reflect in the methodology design and novelties of a gender-based violence survey for EU member states under preparation by EUROSTAT. It is also important that relevant SDG indicators and definition/frameworks put forward by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th session, the Declaration on Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation #19 are incorporated. Qualitative Research methodology: The methodology for the qualitative research methodology is being developed by UN Women’s International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on VAWG including the in elections in Uganda in line with globally established methodologies and ethical standards on VAWG studies. More specifically, the desk research will entail:

  1. Key Informant Interviews – 20 KIIs will be conducted with service providers such as those from the Justice, Law and Order sector (JLOS), Health sector, Education sector, Social Protection, NGOs and the Civil Society Organisations to understand the access and barriers to quality services for survivors.
  2. Focus Group Discussions with service providers – Focus Group Discussions will be held with services providers to complement the key informant interviews. This will include at least 15 FGDs- one in each of the statistical regions.
  3. In-depth interviews – 30 In-depth interviews will be conducted with survivors of violence from diverse backgrounds to understand their unique experiences of violence, and their access to services. They will be purposively selected to reflect the experiences of people from minority groups and marginalised communities.
  4. It is expected that the following sub-groups will be included: migrants, ethnic minorities, those living in hard to reach areas (like islands and mountains), elder women, young girls and women with disabilities.
  5. Focus Group Discussions with representatives from marginalised groups – Five (5) Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) will be held with representatives, services providers, and leaders from the aforementioned marginalised groups. These FGDs will aim to provide more information on the unique needs to these groups and how services can better respond to their needs.
  6. For ethical and safety reasons, the focus groups will not seek to obtain testimonies from those who have experienced violence.
  7. Desk review of studies on VAWG and related areas.

UN Women is seeking to contract an Individual National Consultant -Researcher to carry out the Qualitative Study on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections in Uganda. The researcher will work under overall guidance of UN Women’s International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on VAWG in Uganda who will provide technical guidance in the implementation of the research, including development of methodology, designing research tools, data analysis process and report writing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the International Consultant and in close cooperation with UN Women and UBOS, the researcher will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Support UN Women’s international consultant in tailoring proposed methodology and data collection instruments to conduct the qualitative research per specific samples, including review of questionnaires to ensure cultural and contextual relevance including the in elections;
  • Development of the field work plan;
  • In cooperation with UN Women, undertake all logistical arrangements to organize interviews and FDGs as prescribed by present ToR including booking venues, mobilizing participants etc;
  • Facilitate all FDGs and interviews in accordance with the Terms of Reference (ToRs);
  • Ensure that interviews are taped, transcribed and documented per research protocols;
  • Responsible for initial write-up of results for the qualitative research component and analysis.

Reporting, quality Assurance and governance

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with the Executive Director, UBOS, the consultant will provide technical and administrative support to the research study process on VAWG.

A Reference Technical Working Group (RTWG) comprising relevant partners working on VAWG in the country (i.e. government, UN and other international organizations, CSOs, academia). will be set up. The RTWG will be chaired by the MGLSD and co-chaired by Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.

The final VAWG research study report should be compiled and disseminated at a major National Statistical System (NSS) stakeholders’ forum. Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy together with a communications brief will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

  • Inception Report: Containing detailed work-plan specifying activities and timelines agreed with UBOS; detailed description of the study methodology including sampling, ethical considerations and data collection tools to be developed in close consultation with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered 5 days by October 5, 2019.
  • Qualitative data collection tools including Focus Group Discussions Guide and Key Informant Interview Guide: consolidated in close consultations with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in 5 days by October 15, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers on research study methodology and Pre-testing the data collection tools: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors.
  • 20 Key Informant Interviews conducted with service providers such as those from the Justice, Law and Order sector (JLOS), Health sector, Education Sector, Social Protection, Higher Local Government, NGOs and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
  • Focus Group Discussions with service providers (two in rural and two in urban areas) in each of the 15 statistical regions. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by October 30, 2019 to facilitate undertaking the pre-test by November 11, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers for the main survey in close collaboration with UBOS for research analysts, field workers and data processors. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by January 31, 2020.

Data collection:

  • Focus Group Discussions will be held with representatives, service providers, and leaders from the aforementioned marginalised groups.
  • 30 In-depth Interviews will be conducted with survivors of violence from diverse backgrounds to understand their unique experiences of violence, and their access to services.
  • Guidance in the main Data Collection and Data Cleaning Process: qualitative data collection implemented, and data cleaned by the Research team with technical support and guidance from the lead researcher and International Consultant. This is expected to be delivered in 5 days by February 1, 2020.
  • Data Analysis and Draft Report: Quantitative and qualitative data analysed and triangulated in close collaboration with UBOS and the international consultant, Draft Report prepared. This is expected to be delivered by 15 days by June 15, 2020.
  • Final Report Developed and Presented: Finalization of the report in close collaboration with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders that include Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners in English, with relevant annexes in same language as the report and presented to relevant stakeholders in Kampala. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 25, 2020.
  • A Communications Piece with key indicators and recommendations to Government inform design of future and similar studies and research. This is expected to be delivered by June 25, 2020.

Inputs

  • UN Women, UBOS and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents and staff, as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the RTWG.

Deliverables and Timelines

The work of the researcher is expected to be delivered in 60 man-days and will start in 1st October 2019 and end in June 2020, when the results and final report will be finalized and presented.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

 Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • IT literacy;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

The Researcher should have a minimum of a PhD in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology, Demography or related field, and/or related areas.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) three years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or GBV/VAW.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of managerial and leadership skills, abilities to plan, coordinate and implement multiple tasks involving different stakeholders and parties.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience of research in the area of GBV/VAW.
  • Proven training/facilitation expertise in conducting household surveys on the topics of GBV/VAW or related issues.
  • Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) or other internationally recognized survey methodology focusing on prevalence of GBV/VAW will be considered a strong asset;

Language:

  • Excellent command of English.
  • Anyone of the following local languages: Luganda, Luo, Runyankole/Rukiga, Runyoro/Rutooro, Ateso, Lugbara will be an added advantage.

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Consultancy Services: End-Term Evaluation of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II

Consultancy Services: End-Term Evaluation of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II 

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) through financial support from the DFID is launching this call for applicants to conduct an End – Term Evaluation of the Second Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD II) and a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Extended PNSD II with gender requirements integrated to align to the NDP III. The design and implementation of the PNSD is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Higher Local Governments in the National Statistical System (NSS).The evaluation covers the period July 2013/14-2017/18, and from July 2018/19 to August 2019 starting 1st October 2019 to 15th December 2019.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc.  To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched 3-year Global Flagship Initiative program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC). The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics. Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

The Government of Uganda developed the National Standard Indicators (NSI) under the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Vision 2040 which are strategic frameworks addressing domestic needs in regard to the country’s development. UBOS is mandated by the UBOS Act,1998, to develop and maintain the National Statistical System (NSS) to ensure collection, analysis and publication of integrated, relevant, reliable and timely statistical information; and is charged with the responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and supervising the NSS (The NSS includes all agencies in Uganda, whether Government or not; under any enactment or otherwise; responsible for gathering statistical data through either surveys or administrative action).

Accordingly, the Plan for National Statistics Development (PNSD) has been designed in line with the NDP to provide a framework and mechanism for further reform of the NSS and acceleration of statistical development in Uganda. UBOS in collaboration with selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) spearheads development and implementation of the PNSD to develop an integrated, organised, coordinated and coherent NSS which ensures harmonized data production processes and quality statistics and draws together all data producing sectors and users (These include other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), notably the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the Bank of Uganda (BoU), the private sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).   The PNSD envisions “A World Class Statistical System” and has also been designed to strengthen statistical capacity of the NSS to effectively address the national, regional and international data needs, but also emphasise data quality to inform national development priorities (The design of the PNSD I, Uganda’ development framework was guided by Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) which transitioned into the current National Development Plan (NDP).  The PNSD was also aligned to MDGs that have been broadened to form the current SDGs).  The PNSD underlines the need for production of gender disaggregated statistics to inform policies and programmes for evidence-based decision making, programme implementation and monitoring because there is a general lack of disaggregated data.

The PNSD adopted a participatory and consultative sectoral mainstreaming design approach where sector, MDA and Local Government SPSs constitute its building blocks.  The PNSD design and implementation process was phased.  The first Phase covered nine (9) MDAs (Ministry of Health (MoH); Ministry of Agriculture; Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF); Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD); Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry (MTTI); Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES); Uganda Police Force (UPF); Bank of Uganda (BoU), and UBOS).

The second Phase included additional seven (7) MDAs namely; Ministries of Water and Environment (MWE); Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD); Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD); Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED); Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST); Uganda Revenue Authority (URA); and Development Network for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA).  Six (6) more MDAs were added in Phase III that included Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT), Uganda Prisons Service (UPS), Department of Immigration and Citizenship Control (DCIC), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as well as 13 Districts- Arua, Abim, Mubende, Masindi, Bundibugyo, Kanungu, Mbale, Rakai, Moroto, Katakwi, Oyam, Gulu, Yumbe..  To date, three (3) Sectors, 28 MDAs and 121 Local Governments (HLGs) have developed and are implementing Strategic Plans for Statistics (SPSs) under the PNSD framework.

Governance

The NSS Steering Committee overseas the implementation of PNSD while the Inter Agency Committee (IAC) provides a platform for regular stakeholder discussions, planning, and progress reporting on PNSD implementation.  There are also Sector/District Statistics Committees (S/DSCs) established in the PNSD implementing MDAs and HLGs to facilitate; identification of priority user needs; support the design and implementation of the SPSs in line with the PNSD, and ensure use of appropriate statistical methods, metadata, definitions and statistical standards.

Intended Deliverables and Implementation of PNSD

PNSD II under the theme data quality and use identified five strategic goals that were derived from the challenges of the national statistical system and these formed the vision of the expected impact.  The five strategic goals were:

Goal 1: Improve statistical coordination and management.

Goal 2: Increase demand for and usability of statistics.

Goal 3: Improve data production and management.

Goal 4: Enhance data quality assurance.

Goal 5: Strengthen human resource management and development in statistical production and dissemination.

Six Strategic interventions were also prioritised in the Extended PNSD II:

  1. Strengthening partnerships between MDAs and UBOS to generate quality statistics;
  2. Strengthening administrative data systems for statistics;
  3. Enhancing institutional capacity to deliver quality statistics and research;
  4. Increasing demand and usability of statistics by:
    1. Undertaking relevant surveys and censuses and,
    2. Increasing dissemination of statistics and research findings;
  5. Developing and enhancing data quality assurance systems;
  6. Strengthening statistical coordination and management;

Progress

The first five-year PNSD was designed in 2006 and implemented over the period PNSD I (2006/7 – 2011/12).  It was anchored in the international and national development frameworks such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) upgraded to SDGs, the Ugandan Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and subsequently integrated in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP I).  In November 2009, DFID and the EU commissioned a review of its support to UBOS under the SEBDM-II and EU Technical Adviser (TA) and District Statistics Projects.  The review noted that while ‘Progress on statistical outputs at UBOS had been relatively good‘ a number of areas had not made progress, including: training, HR and dissemination strategies for the NSS under the PNSD, nor had progress been made on the creation of a common cadre of statisticians and statistical support staff across all parts of government.  The review concluded that progress on strengthening statistics units in MDAs (particularly in improving the quality of their data) had been slow.

In July 2010, UBOS commissioned an independent consultant to undertake a Mid-Term Assessment of PNSD I to taking account of the progress and lessons at the mid-point in implementation.  Findings indicated progress in the number of statistical staff posted in MDAs, improved statistical infrastructure, improvements in some elements of data quality through verifying data collection methods and increased advocacy at the national level on the importance of statistics in planning and decision making.  Less progress was evident in establishing a systematic way of training and deployment of statistical staff, the absence of a clear and more supportive policy for the NSS, inadequate funding of statistical work amongst MDAs and a weak Statistical Audit Function.

The second PNSD was designed in the FY 2012/13 and implemented over the period 2013/14-2017/18 under the theme ‘Enhancing Data Quality and Usability’ taking account the experiences generated from the design and implementation of PNSD I.  The implementation of the PNSD II (2013-14/2017-18) increased the appreciation of the use of statistics for planning, measuring performance and reporting by various users.  Specifically, there was an improvement in the environment for producing statistics in 32 MDAs that designed and implemented strategic plan for statistics.  Further the compliance of all MDAs in development National Standard Indicators (NSI) aligned to the NDP II and Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) requirements, demonstrated the importance of taking forward the implementation of the PNSD.

In 2014, DFID commissioned OPM to undertake a review of the PNSD I.  The overall objective of the review was to assess the PNSD’s past performance, with a particular focus on the development of the National Statistical System (NSS) and how far the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have integrated statistical work in their plans and budgets.  The review focused on: design; results; value for money and fiduciary risk; and adaptability and sustainability (2015. DFID Uganda-Oxford Policy Management. Review of the Government of Uganda’s PNSD I). In 2016, a Mid Term Review (MTR) of the PNSD II was undertaken and findings were disseminated to key stakeholders in the NSS.  The key finding of the MTR was that the PNSD II implementation period was not aligned to the NDP II period and related regional and international statistical and development frameworks.  However, given the repetitive nature of statistical programs, over 95 percent of the PNSD outcomes inform largely the NDP II.

In 2018, UN Women supported UBOS to design the Extended PNSD II with associated UBOS, MDA and LG SPSs providing for the alignment of the PNSD timelines to the NDP II, un completed activities and the integration of gender and the NPGEIs and other frameworks such as the SDGs.  The Extended PNSD II was designed and is being implemented up to 2019/20.

Justification

The Extended PNSD II integrated some gender requirements including components of the NPGEIs, is aligned to the NDP II timeline and covers the entire NSS by bringing together all key data producers, users and suppliers due to recognition that; national flagship policies, plans, programs and international frameworks such as Vision 2040, NDP II, SDGs, and Africa Agenda 2063 must be based on comprehensive and quality statistics that meet user needs. Currently, the Government of Uganda has defined the strategic direction of the NDP III and initiated discussions for its design. Following the completion of the second PNSD, and mid-point implementation of the Extended PNSD II, it is timely to conduct an End-Term Evaluation to assess the performance of the PNSD II and the associated Extended PNSD II, UBOS Strategic Plan, MDA and HLG Strategic Plans Statistics and with respect to the objectives to establish: the achievements, what was not achieved, and the reasons why/challenges and draw recommendations to inform the design of the PNSD III for alignment to the NDP III.

UN Women with funding from DFID is seeking to contract a Lead National Consultant who will work closely with UBOS, the to undertake an End Term Evaluation of the PNSD II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II to inform design and align the PNSD III to the NPD III. The consultant will be leading the development of the evaluation methodology, provide technical guidance in undertaking the Evaluation and writing the Evaluation report.

Evaluation Objectives

Key Objective of Evaluation

The overall objective of the review is to assess past performance of the PNSD II and its extension with a particular focus on the development of NSS and how far the MDAs and LGs have integrated statistical work in the plans and budgets.

Specific objectives are;

  1. Assess the results (intended and unintended) of the PNSD II against its objectives to determine what was achieved, what was not and the reasons why.
  2. Review performance of the PNSD II, UBOS Strategic Plan, Local Government and Sector Strategic Plans for Statistics along the criteria of relevance, efficiency, complementarity and coordination, effectiveness and sustainability
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the PNSD Implementation Structures such as the Steering committee, Inter Agency Committee, Sector Statistics Committee and MDA/LG Statistics Committees.
  4. Review the Legislation governing the NSS to evaluate its comprehensiveness in addressing the dynamic requirements of the NSS and emerging data revolution.
  5. Evaluate the capacity (personnel, statistical Infrastructure, Information Technology requirements) implement the PNSD at Local Government and MDA levels.
  6. Generate lessons and approaches, identify good national and international practices and suggest recommendations for improvement of statistics production and development; and National Statistical Systems in general based on the Uganda experience.
  7. Review the PNSD thematic areas and provide recommendations and guidance on priority areas for the third Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD III FY 2020/21-2024/25), its design and alignment to the NDP III.

Scope

The End-Term evaluation of the PNSD II will cover all the work of UBOS and the entire NSS focussing on the MDAs and HLGs implementing the PNSD.  This will include the implementation period of the PNSD II and mid-point of the Extended PNSD II as well as the associated UBOS Strategic Plan, MDA and HLG Strategic Plans Statistics.  The Evaluation will also cover Users (key government oversight agencies – MoFPED, OPM, NPA and MoLG; MDAs and LGs; Development Partners (DFID, World Bank, UN Agencies); Key data providers including the Private Sector, research and training institutions and Civil Society.

The evaluation will focus on strategic implementation of statistical production, capacity and development initiatives and integration of gender requirements in statistics during the period 2013/14-2019/20.

The content of the Evaluation will focus on analysis of the internal and external environment for statistics, the Theory of Change (ToC) and Value for Money (VfM), relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of the PNSD and NSS, taking account of the NDP II, SDGs and related framework.

It will also evaluate the strategies for enhancing harmonization, coordination, and compliance to statistical standards across the NSS with respect to utilisation of quality and credible statistics at LG, sector and NSS in general.

Design

Based on this, the review will assess:

  1. The wider institutional context within which the PNSD was designed, including the policy context of the NSS and UBOS, the public and donor financing of statistics, integration of gender requirements and the demand environment.
  2. The validity of the Theory of Change (TOC) of the PNSD (implicit or explicit). How clearly has the TOC been laid out? Are the assumptions of success explicit and do they still hold true? Is it still relevant and appropriate and is the results framework clear?
  3. The design of the PNSD is terms of the model utilised to work with MDAs and other partners.  Was the demand-driven approach properly researched and conceptualized recognizing the incentives within Government? Was there a sufficient understanding or appraisals carried out of structures, processes and capacities of recipient MDAs and agencies?  How coherent was the overall design?  Did the design respond to the challenges of the NSS in Uganda?

Results

The following dimensions of results will be assessed in the evaluation:

  1. What has the contribution of the PNSD been to the overall strengthening of the National Statistical System in Uganda?
  2. How effective has the PNSD been in terms of delivering sustainable changes in attitudes, capacities, budgets and practices in the target agencies?
  3. What have been the specific results in the areas of five (5) Strategic Goals:
    • Improve statistical coordination and management.
    • Increase demand for and usability of statistics.
    • Improve data production and management.
    • Enhance data quality assurance.
    • Strengthen human resource management and development in statistical production and dissemination.
  4. How effective has the overall coordination and institutional development of the PNSD been in terms of strengthening the NSS?

Value for Money (VfM) and Fiduciary Issues

  1. Assess whether VFM measures have been designed and incorporated in the PNSD, and how these have been implemented and monitored.
  2. What efficiency gains has UBOS derived as a result of strengthening statistics in MDAs?
  3. Determine the extent to which UBOS can control or mitigate against Public Financial Management (PFM) weaknesses across the Ugandan public services.
  4. Review the process and effect of deploying staff to MDAs under the PNSD in terms of reporting and results.
  5. What possible options are there for more centralised management of human resources and the possible impact of this on the ability of the PNSD to still strengthen capacity and demand in MDAs?

Adaptability, Impact and Sustainability

  1. How adaptable has UBOS and the PNSD partners been in this process, and how much has changed based on evidence from monitoring and the mid-term reviews?  Has it learnt from others, through studies tours and the like, and what effect has this had?
  2. How clear, relevant are the PNSD’s monitoring frameworks? How well has the PNSD II and extension been monitored and reviewed?
  3. How sustainable are the results achieved in the target institutions? Is there a clear plan for expansion of target institutions and/or consolidation within existing institutions? What are the implications of these choices?
  4. To what extent has UBOS and implementing MDAs and HLGs attracted resources for supporting statistical development during the life of the PNSD II and its extension? What is the level of government commitment to supporting (including providing resources) to PNSD?
  5. To what extent has the PNSD addressed data use amongst the private sector actors?

Approach and Methods

The review will be theory-based, drawing on the generic National Strategies for Development of Statistics (NSDS/PNSD) models, the experiences from other countries in terms of design and application, and the specific approach taken in Uganda.  The theory-based analysis is a mechanism-based and will look for connections between cause–and– effect addressing not only whether the PNSD is working against its own terms but, what it is about the PNSD that is or is not working and why.  The specific analysis will be guided by the key review questions listed in this ToRs and others that will be developed by the consultant.

The methods will be determined by the consultants but are expected to involve desk-based review of NSDS approaches and evidence from comparator countries; review of Uganda literature and evidence generated by the monitoring and evaluation systems of the Plan/programme.  Adoption of both quantitative and qualitative designs with mechanisms of gender responsive evaluation during the review; application of appropriate data collection and analysis tools for segmented categories of stakeholders while addressing gender issues from appropriate sources of data to assess deliverables and outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting, Quality Assurance and Governance

Under the supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative, the consulting team will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The Lead National Consultant will provide leadership and technical support to the End-line Evaluation of the PNSD II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II process.  UBOS will also constitute an Evaluation Technical Team chaired by the deputy Director, Statistical Development to provide technical and administrative support the consulting team. The team will ensure quality assurance of the products of the evaluation process and where necessary, these will be subjected to review and validation by selected PNSD coordination and implementation structures and/or committees such as the Sector Statistics Committees – SSCs and Inter Agency Committee-IAC.

An Evaluation Reference Group (ERG) will be set up to provide technical to the process.  The ERG will comprise representation from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere University School of Planning and Statistics (MUK-SPS), Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), National Planning Authority (NPA), CSO, UBOS and UN Women.  The ERG will be chaired by the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Prime Minister and Co-chaired by the Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.  The Group will meet three at least times during the evaluation process.

The final Evaluation report of the PNSD II should be compiled and disseminated at a major NSS stakeholders’ forum.  Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

7. Outputs and Timeline 

The lead consultant is expected to deliver the assignment in 45 man-days with main deliverables to be achieved as defined in the table below.  Detailed timescales and resources will be agreed in advance with the consultant at the start of the project.

The start date of the contract will be 1st October 2019 and end date 15th December 2019.

Deliverables/Tasks

An inception report (including Review matrix) on the content, methodology, and tools for evaluation of the PNSD II framework – laws, policies, regulations, and action plans as well as pointers to level of inclusiveness, and gender-equality. Draft PNSD II Evaluation Report (either one report clearly demonstrating evidence around the specific objectives of the review, or more than one report to be determined with the consultants). Final Evaluation Report with an Executive Summary Dissemination of the Evaluation report to key stakeholders – Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners for validation of the findings and recommendations. A Communications Piece with recommendations to Government inform design of the PNSD III and reform the National Statistical System. Resources and Skills and Experience Required

The Evaluation consulting team will comprise four national consultants including one Lead Consultant required to work with three counterparts.  The lead consultant will be required to apply using the P11 and submit a Technical and Financial proposal with profiles of the three consultants.

Competencies

The consulting team will be required to have the following competences

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

 

 Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

 

Functional Competencies

Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills; Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members; Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Lead consultant

  • The consultant must have a minimum of a Possession of a PhD in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Demography and related field
  • Post graduate qualifications in Public Policy, Public Sector management, M&E from recognised University.
  • Possession of a Masters’ degree in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Demography or related areas is an added advantage.

 

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in evaluations and statistical capacity, a record of managing strategic reviews particularly experience in evaluation of government programmes;
  • Experience in developing mechanisms for monitoring compliance and ensuring accountability to set standards;
  • Working experience in/on the Ugandan or any other developing country National Statistical System, specifically in sub-Saharan/East Africa would be an asset;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders especially relevant Government ministries and Development Partners to elicit actionable information would be an asset and extensive knowledge of the Ugandan social, economic and political context;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to manage resources effectively including delivering to tight timescales;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

 

Other Consultants (3)

Education

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Economics, Demography, Public Administration/Management studies.
  • Knowledge and experience in Strategic Planning and Management and monitoring and Evaluation.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in evaluations and statistical capacity, a record of managing strategic reviews particularly experience in evaluation of government programmes;
  • Experience in developing mechanisms and frameworks for monitoring compliance and ensuring accountability to set standards;
  • Knowledge and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Uganda’s Statistical System, National development Plan (NDP) and SDG framework, and government Policy frameworks would be an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in development of indicators for government programmes including the decentralized framework, national and international levels;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders especially relevant Government ministries and Development Partners to elicit actionable information would be an asset and extensive knowledge of the Ugandan social, economic and political context;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to manage resources effectively including delivering to tight timescales;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language:

Fluent level of written and spoken English is a requirement for all consultants.

Application Closing Date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA).

Consultant to Lead a Scoping Study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces and to Develop a Safe Cities Programme in Kampala Uganda

Consultant to Lead a Scoping Study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces and to Develop a Safe Cities Programme in Kampala Uganda 

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women through financial support from the  Government of Sweden and  the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls  in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority is launching this call for applicants to conduct a scoping study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls (SVAWG) in public spaces in Kampala and the neighboring municipalities, and  to support development of  the Safe Cities Programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders.

Background

Across the world and in Uganda, women and girls are subjected to different forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting among others. Within the community setting, women and girls also face sexual harassment and trafficking. Although violence in the private domain is now widely recognized as a human rights violation, violence against women and girls, especially sexual harassment in public spaces remains a largely neglected issue, often tolerated because it’s perceived as a ‘normal’ part of social life, with few laws, policies or programmes in place to effectively prevent and address it. There has been a growing concern over the spate of rampant kidnapping, brutal rape and murder of women and girls in Kampala and surrounding municipalities. Equally concerning are reports of trafficking, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual exploitation and abuse in densely populated urban settings, schools and tertiary institutions. This introduces new challenges for the city and urban authorities to ensure safer cities for all, especially women and girls.

In November 2010, UN Women launched the “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” Global Programme in partnership with the  Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, UN-Habitat, leading women’s organizations, and over 50 global and local partners in five pilot cities; Quito (Ecuador), New Delhi (India), Kigali (Rwanda), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Cairo (Egypt). It is the first-ever global effort to develop, implement, and evaluate tools, policies, and comprehensive approaches to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women and girls in public spaces across different settings. The implementation of the Global Programme in Cairo was successful in tackling those issues and contributed to putting the problem of sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women in public spaces at the forefront of the local public policy agenda.

The Global Safe Cities Programme is centered around four key outcomes:

1) Gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions identified: Local ownership is the cornerstone for this flagship,

2) Comprehensive legislation and policies to prevent and respond to SVAWG in public spaces to enhance capacities of local stakeholders,

3) Investments in the safety and economic viability of public spaces: including public infrastructure and economic development and with special concern for creating economic opportunities for women in the renewed public spaces,

4) Social and cultural transformation – to ensure that attitudes and behaviors related to women’s and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces free from SVAWG improved,

Expected Impact Level Results in the Safe City Sites of Intervention include:

  • A reduction in sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women (SDG 5.2, SDG 11.7)
  • A reduction of fear and increased feelings of safety of women and girls
  • Increased autonomous mobility of women and girls in accessing and using public spaces.

Following the successful implementation of the programme in Cairo and other countries,  UN Women in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority  now seek to conduct a scoping  study on sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and to develop and implement the Safe Cities programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders in Kampala and the neighboring town councils.

Objective of the Consultancy

To identify gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions to address sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces through a scoping study and multi-stakeholder consultative workshops.

Scoping study objective:

  • To provide the evidence-base for stakeholders to identify locally relevant  solutions to the problem of sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in Kampala and neighbouring municipalities;
  • To provide valid and specific data to ensure a deep understanding of forms of sexual  harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces,  the contexts in which it occurs i.e.; laws and policies, perceptions, victimization patterns, risks and vulnerabilities and  drivers of sexual harassment and  violence against women and girls in public spaces including cybercrimes.
  • To build local ownership by creating multi-stakeholder partnerships through inclusive and participatory  intervention design process;

Design of Intervention for safe cities:

  • To engage key stakeholders in active reflection on the findings of the scoping study, and  identify  key priorities and safety concerns in public spaces in  Kampala and neighbouring municipalities;
  • To develop locally relevant interventions with a specific set of results, based on the local context, vision, and joint stakeholders’ accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and working in close coordination with Kampala Capital City Authority, the consultant will be responsible for;

  • Developing a methodology for the scoping study in line with UN Women’s Guidance on Scoping Studies UN Women’s Guidance on Scoping Studies accessed here; http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/new_scoping_study_guidance_final_version.pdf. The methodology should answer Key Questions stipulated in the Guidance document. Produce annotated outline and approved methodology to UN Women.
  • Conduct a desk review of literature related to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and cybercrimes including but not limited to policies and legislative framework, perceptions, victimization patterns,  risks and vulnerabilities, drivers of sexual and prepare a summary report.
  • Conduct the scoping study using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in Kampala and neighbouring municipalities of Entebbe and Wakiso. Ensure WHO ethical guidelines on researching violence against women are enforced throughout the research process.
  • Lead and provide technical guidance for the intervention design workshops engaging multi-stakeholders to develop a robust programme design. This includes but not limited to, developing theory of change and intervention model in consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme.

Deliverables/ Tasks

  • An inception report on the content, methodology, and tools for the scoping study in line with the Scoping Study Guidance Note for UN Women accessed here: http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/new_scoping_study_guidance_final_version.pdf
  • An analysis report on the desk-based literature review and quantitative and qualitative study on sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and cybercrimes including but not limited to policies and legislative framework perceptions, victimization patterns, risks and vulnerabilities, drivers and prepare a summary.
  • A draft programme design document with a well-formulated theory of change, outcomes, outputs and activities including risks and assumptions. This will involve consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme, and adaptation of the Global Theory of Change for the Flagship, with inputs from UN Women.
  • A report of the validation meeting on the findings from the scoping study and the draft programme design for the Safe City Programme with key stakeholders
  • A final programme design document with a well-formulated theory of change, outcomes, outputs and activities including risks and assumptions and the final scoping study report incorporating inputs from the validation meeting. This will involve consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme accessed here:  http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/programme_design_guidance_-final.pdf   and adaptation of the Global Theory of Change for the Flagship, with inputs from UN Women.

 

  • Produce a policy brief   on the findings and recommendations to key stakeholders;

 

  • Produce a powerpoint presentation summarizing the findings of the scoping study to be used in seminars, conferences and workshops.

Inputs

  • UN Women and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • Kampala Capital City Authority will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

  • The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the Kampala Capital City Authority.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the UN systemin actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professionalism when dealing with survivors and sensitive information;
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity;
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff, and of those of Government of Uganda entities;
  • Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Gender, Development studies, Women’s Human Rights, Research or relevant related field.
  • Possession of a PHD in Gender, Development studies, Research or relevant related field  is an added advantage

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in conducting social research and its analysis related to violence against women and girls, sexual harassment, or relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender/social research, program design, operational planning, and management;
  • Working experience in/on the justice system of a developing country, specifically in sub-Saharan/East Africa would be an asset;
  • Experience working with the Ugandan justice system would be an asset;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders to elicit actionable information would be an asset;
  • Experience creating/editing documents for adoption/publication, and use by persons with varying levels of education would be an asset;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language:

  • Fluent level of written and spoken English;

Application closing date: 24th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Associate Democratic Governance Officer

Interested in this role? Chat to OSCE Recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October 2019. 


Background – Associate Democratic Governance Officer

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental and human aspects. It, therefore, addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.

The ODIHR Democratic Governance and Gender Unit implements a number of projects to strengthen democratic institutions, including parliaments and political parties, with the aim of strengthening public trust in the efficacy, transparency and equity of democratic systems and supporting inclusive participation of under-represented groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities (PwDs).

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief, Democratic Governance and Gender Unit, the incumbent of the position of Associate Democratic Governance Officer will perform the following duties:

  • Analyzing and monitoring public policy, legislation and practices affecting diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions in the OSCE region;
  • Co-ordinating and working with other ODIHR units and departments and the OSCE institutions; providing expertise and advice as well as designing methodologies for mainstreaming the participation of PwDs in all ODIHR activities;
  • Providing briefings on activities related to diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions and participation of under-represented groups, including PwDs in political and public life;
  • Contributing to the substantive organization of mandated OSCE human dimension meetings on issues of participation in political and public life; reporting to the ODIHR management and, as required, to the ODIHR partners and donors, on the progress in implementation of the projects and activities conducted in the field of participation of under-represented groups in political and public life;
  • Identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating specific programmes, projects and activities to promote increased diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions and participation of under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities in political and public life, and further to increase the level of compliance of domestic policies with international instruments and standards for the promotion of inclusive democratic institutions and the rights and participation of under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities within the OSCE region;
  • Representing the ODIHR at international conferences and meetings related to the portfolio;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
  • For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree in law, international relations, social sciences, political sciences, or related field;
  • A minimum of four years of related professional experience in government, international organization or an NGO of which two years at the international level;
  • Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities that support inclusive democratic institutions and the participation of under-represented groups, preferably including persons with disabilities in political and public life, and working with civil society, including disabled people’s organizations;
  • Good understanding of the international environment in which participation of under-represented groups and related activities are being discussed, promoted and implemented as well as knowledge of the functioning of international institutions and bodies entrusted with the task of promoting and overseeing the implementation of treaties, conventions and other instruments related to participation in political and public life;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of Russian would be an asset;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

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Application Closing Date – 20 October 2019

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Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response –

Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women places women’s rights at the center of all its interventions and leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Government efforts on empowerment of women and gender equality building effective partnership with civil society and other relevant actors.

Background/Context

UN Women in Nigeria is working with the Government, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local actors to empower conflict-affected women and girls and improve their access to opportunities, rights and services including justice and livelihoods in Northeast Nigeria. North-East Nigeria has experienced heightened crisis since 2009 due to the insurgency by the Non-State Armed Groups and counter-insurgency operations by the Government of Nigeria. The crisis, which is principally a protection crisis has impacted women, men, girls and boys differently. [1] According to the 2019 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), an estimated 1.8 million people are displaced, and new displacements are ongoing. [2]Of this number, women and children are the most affected at 87%. Women and girls have been targeted with rape, abduction and conscripted to serve as spies and forced to carry person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED). While men and boys have been targeted for recruitment and are at higher risk of being killed.

The humanitarian community has been providing life-saving assistance to millions of affected people since 2016[3]. In the context of the strong ongoing partnership between the UN and the Government of Nigeria in providing life-saving and recovery assistance to conflict affected population in the Northeast, UN Women Nigeria established a sub-office in 2018 in Maiduguri Borno State to facilitate enhanced support to women and girls affected by the insurgency. With a view to enhancing gender sensitive humanitarian response programming and delivery, UN Women supports capacity building efforts of humanitarian actors and implements projects on protection, empowerment of women and resilience building. Following the emerging shift in ensuring that  humanitarian-development nexus needs are  addressed together in order to reduce risk, build resilience in the short, medium and long term given the nature and given that humanitarian and recovery responses are not gender neutral, it is  imperative that gender sensitive responses are embraced to improve the effectiveness of assistance and resilience-building efforts, through better targeted support.

In this context UN Women in Nigeria UN Women, with the support of the Government of Japan, is implementing a project on Strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected women; and their leadership in humanitarian action, peace processes and socio-economic recovery in Borno and Yobe States. An important aspect of this partnership will include conducting a gender audit of two sectors of humanitarian response delivery.  UN Women will engage the services of an experienced gender consultant to conduct a gender audit of two humanitarian sectors, namely the protection and livelihood sectors. The audit will assess differential access to, and control of resources and benefits women and men encounter through humanitarian relief and recovery projects. This will pave the way for the integration of gender equity measures into humanitarian and development programmes and practices of organizations to bring about sustainable organizational change. The consultant will work, under the overall guidance of the UN Women Nigeria Deputy Representative, with day-to-day reporting to the Maiduguri Sub-Office Programme Coordinator.

[1] Nigerian Humanitarian Response Plan-2019
[2] UN Women Northeast Donor Mission Briefing Note-2019
[3] The 2019 Multi-Year HRP

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives and planned outcomes

The gender audit consultant is expected to conduct a participatory Gender Audit, which will assess how the two sectors have been mainstreaming gender priorities at sector level and at partner levels programmatically, and recommend measures for further enhancing gender mainstreaming in all actions of the sectors (looking for example, at quality of gender analysis under the HNO for the priority sectors and the programmatic priorities as well as resource allocations under the relevant sections of the HRP). Specifically, the Gender Audit aims to:

  • Assess the extent to which the livelihood and protection sector plans and strategies are gender-responsive, and how sector partners are mainstreaming a gender perspective in their programming, in accordance to global standards, including the IASC gender standards commitments;
  • Determine the extent to which sectors have been able to articulate gender priorities and assess existing knowledge, capacity and resources within the relevant clusters to promote the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian settings;
  • Develop recommendations for promoting gender equality principles and strengthening gender-responsive programming in alignment with IASC gender policy and accountability framework and other humanitarian standards and frameworks, such as the Agenda for Humanity, with the view to strengthening integration of gender-related commitments in sector plans, strategies, programs, communications and practices.;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses with respect to gender mainstreaming, and provide actionable recommendations, including short and medium terms steps necessary to deliver effective and quality gender-responsive programming that addresses and meets the needs of the affected population with particular focus on the needs and priorities of conflict/crisis-affected women and girls.
  • Assess the quality and effectiveness of existing mechanisms aiming to further strengthen their participation and engagement in priority setting in relation to the humanitarian and crisis response and enhance accountability and results for crisis-affected women and girls, men and boys including on PSEA/SH related matters.

Methodology

The Consultant will work closely with UN Women staff, protection and livelihood sector leads, partners, OHCT members and the Humanitarian Gender Technical Team and adapt the ILO participatory gender audit tool to conduct the gender audit of two humanitarian response sectors, Protection and Livelihood.  To have a clearer understanding of the context and gender mainstreaming in the northeast humanitarian response so far as well as guide development of an inception report demonstrating how the proposed gender audit adopted in line with context realities, the consultant will have inception meeting with the two-sector leads, women led CSOs, Ministry of Women and Affairs and Social Development and  State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Similarly, the consultant will work with focal points and partners as the designated contact point in setting up meetings, exchanging information, providing documentation, organizing and facilitating workshops (where necessary) to the sectors partners. The gender audit will be concluded with a feedback session where initial findings are presented to UN Women team and to the sectors partners for comments/feedback and the development of a strategy/work plan in relation to the next steps.

The selected consultant will organize and conduct a gender audit of the livelihood and protection sectors within the context of the North-East Nigeria humanitarian operations, covering Borno and Yobe States. S/he, will provide conceptual, as well as technical, expertise for the efficient delivery of the gender audit activities. The audit design and methodology will be discussed and agreed with the UN Women team and key stakeholders from the clusters and GIHA members? at the beginning of the consultancy. The consultant will use different methods: desk review, questionnaire, interviews, and focus groups/discussion sessions during the assignment.

The gender audit will review the quality of gender mainstreaming in the livelihood and protection sector programming, to provide a baseline for progress in the two sectors to identify capacity gaps and inform the development of sector-specific gender mainstreaming guidelines, strategic processes, plans and resource mobilization and allocation. A two-pronged approach will be used-focusing at both the sector level and partners capacities, resources and strategies in relation to gender mainstreaming.

The gender audit will focus on the following areas:

  1. General statistics/Quality of Gender analysis and Gender responsive humanitarian needs assessment;
  2. Management and gender mainstreaming support at the sector level in relation to development of plans and strategies; including yearly plans in the HRP, HNO, advocacy strategies and technical support
  3. Sector planning, prioritization and resource allocations with focus on gender elements and priorities
  4. Sector partners’ resources and capacities in relation to supporting and implementing gender responsive humanitarian action and areas for capacity development;
  5. Gender mainstreaming in programmes and advocacy/communication-related actions and initiatives
  6. Staffing and human resources required for gender responsive humanitarian action
  7. Financial resources/budget; monitoring and evaluation
  8. Partnerships for the advancement of gender responsive humanitarian action
  9. Mechanisms to enhance accountability towards the crisis affected women and girls-men and boys, linking this discussion to existing community-based complaint mechanisms

Report should:

  • Contain an executive summary (mandatory)
  • Be analytical in nature (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Be structured around the key issues/entry points highlighted above and related findings/lessons learnt
  • Include key findings and good practices as well as opportunities and entry points to scale these up
  • Include recommendations and a strategy on the next steps

Key Deliverables

  • Inception report and Methodological plan, tools and time-frame
  • Briefing session during the process of data collection
  • Number of workshops and sessions with stakeholders as part of the inception, roll out and validation of the gender audit
  • Final report, including recommendations, action plan and monitoring strategy for the developed action along with an MIS tool.
  • Debriefing session with Senior Management Team

Key Performance Indicators

  • Gender Audit workplan;
  • Gender Audit instruments (examples: matrix with key questions and means of verification, questionnaires, interview protocols, meeting programmes, focus group methodologies, etc.)
  • Documented records of interviews and observations with stakeholders. Draft Gender audit findings.
  • Presentation of findings to key stakeholders
  • Draft report delivered to UN Women for consideration and for comments.
  • Enhanced understanding of the UN Women mandates in the Project.

Competencies

CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Gender and policing in humanitarian context
  • Excellent knowledge of Gender and Humanitarian, Women’s rights and participation in leadership and decision making
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Knowledge of the North East Nigeria humanitarian crisis and its gender impact
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Full compliance with UN Women ‘s regulations and operating procedures
  • Ability to plan work assignments and to establish priorities
  • Ability to break down complex information and simplify to facilitate understanding by persons with limited literacy
  • Negotiating skills and ability to work at all levels with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting understandings
  • Excellent investigation skills and experience engaging vulnerable populations to bring the desired issue to the fore.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; capacity to recognize and respond appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Postgraduate degree in international relations, gender, development studies relevant to social science subject
  • ILO Participatory Gender Audit certification desirable

Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of gender, and progressively responsible experience in gender mapping and analyses, conducting gender audit and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming, including in humanitarian settings and in relation to humanitarian and crisis response
  • Previous experience or engagement with conflict-affected communities.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering multi-stakeholder workshops and focus group discussions
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of issues related to gender equality in Nigeria is desirable
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming and planning is desirable
  • Working for an international NGO desirable

Language Requirements

Excellent oral and written English language skills, and one of the languages spoken in the North-East. Knowledge of Hausa is desired.

Application closing date: 31st October 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

NAP1325

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women provides support to partners in Afghanistan to increase the meaningful participation of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and sustainable peacebuilding processes. Under the current country Strategic Note (2018-2022) and in line with UN Partnership for Sustainable Development (2016-2020) and Afghanistan’s National Peace and Development Framework (2017 – 2021), UN Women supports the government to implement its National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), including district and provincial localization, and to achieve targets of SDG 5 and 16.

In addition, UN Women supports localization of the 1325 National Action Plan with active participation of diverse women and women peacebuilders, as well as local governments, as well as the Provincial Peace Councils, is one of the UN Women’s top priorities for the years 2018-2020. UN Women supports the development of capacities for women’s organizations to build platforms and advocacy for peace through the Afghan Women’s Network and beyond. In partnership with UNAMA, UN Women will continue to support women’s engagement in the peace and stability processes. In partnership with UNDP, UN Women will continue to engage on women’s access to justice and security sector reform.

Reporting to Senior Programme Manager on WPS (based in the UN Women Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan) will be the primary programme specialist for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions on NAP1325 programmatic activities through donor funds. They will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team in Afghanistan, and relevant UN Women staff in the Regional Office (Bangkok) and HQ (New York), Government officials, civil society and development partners to ensure successful implementation and achievement of planned results.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide programme development advisory services on implementation of NAP1325 (WPS),

  • Provide programme advisory support to the WPS Programme Manager, the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan within the WPS portfolio, specifically to plan, monitor and implement activities supporting the implementation of NAP1325, including planning and developing of future NAPs, providing technical support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and planning and executing localization workshops that incorporate engagement with key women’s civil society organizations.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to the development and provision of policy advice and substantive of the programme on NAP1325 implementation, including through organizing periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

2.  Provide technical and coordination support to the management and oversight of the NAP1325 implementation components of the WPS programme portfolio:

  • Monitor and report on progress annual work plan and budget for relevant WPS programme outcomes (NAP1325) and manage their implementation in line with Results-Based Management Tools;
  • Review the submission of implementing partners’ mandatory reports as required (MoFA, civil society organizations and relevant partners in localization);
  • Contribute to and finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes, prepare high-quality donor reports and contribute to UN Women reporting (quarterly, annual, etc.), and communicate with donors on a regular basis with specific responsibility under outcomes, outputs and activities related to NAP1325 implementation.

3.  Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to partners working in the area of WPS and the management of the people and financial resources of the WPS programme portfolio activities related to NAP1325 implementation:

  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WPS programme, specifically by exploring innovative and best practice approaches to NAP1325 implementation, in close coordination with the WPS programme staff and WPS Programme Manager;
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on WPS;
  • Oversee the management of the relevant section of the programme budget and stay up to date on financial status of its implementation;

4.  Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies, particularly as it relates to NAP1325 implementation and localization:

  • In close coordination with WPS Programme Manager, Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies for WPS;
  • Proactively identify potential donors/ partners and explore opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

5.  Provide technical and coordination support to the management of inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned implementation of WPS activities:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the WPS Programme Manager, Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees and keep all stakeholders informed of NAP1325 and localization activities on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with the partners’ efforts;
  • Take part in country-level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system;
  • Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

6.  Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to WPS as requested by the Country Representative and WPS Programme Manager;
  • Provide inputs to the management of advocacy strategies and their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on WPS.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong organization skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Strong policy analysis experience and knowledge of WPS;
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Understanding of programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, law, human rights, gender/women’s studies or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on women, peace and security, human rights, and/or gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, including at the international level, or related fields;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in the area of Women, Peace and Security required;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors required;
  • Experience coordinating and technically supporting donor, non-governmental, and UN coordination mechanisms at the technical level is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System and/or in Afghanistan is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages and/or Dari and/or Pashto language is an asset.

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Gender and Governance Consultant

Gender and Governance Consultant – Home-based with limited travel

Background

Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections, often in multiple ways. The spaces in which laws have been designed, implemented or even studied as a profession have historically excluded women and girls. As a result, their voices and perspectives continue to be largely absent from laws and legal practices. Discrimination in law is commonplace and includes different standards for women and men in applying for a passport, choosing employment, transferring nationality to a child or foreign spouse, participating in court proceedings, receiving inheritance and deciding when and whom to marry.

Law reform more broadly, and the repeal or revision of discriminatory laws specifically, are inherent to the achievement of gender equality—a requirement for realizing the transformative ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They also form part of specific State obligations enshrined in relevant international conventions and United Nations standards and norms.

Even though laws that promote gender equality can yield multiple dividends, progress in eliminating discriminatory laws has been uneven.  Among other potential benefits, a law that enables women to inherit on an equal basis with men and boys could empower mothers to invest in the education of their daughters. This increases women’s average age of marriage, because girls who stay in school are less likely to be married off. On the other hand, lower levels of gender equality in national laws are associated with fewer girls enrolled in primary and secondary education, fewer women in skilled work, fewer women owning land, fewer women accessing financial and health services and more women facing domestic, family and sexual violence. The McKinsey Global Institute (2015) estimates that women’s equality in wages and labour force participation would boost global Gross Domestic Product by an astonishing $28 trillion by 2025.

Toward this end, UN Women, the African Union, the Commonwealth, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Secretaría General Ibero-Americana have issued Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action as a roadmap for the elimination of laws that discriminate against women and girls. The strategy seeks to fast track the repeal of discriminatory laws in 100 countries between 2019 and 2023, focusing on six thematic areas. The strategy addresses the legal needs of over 50 million women and girls globally and was launched at a high-level event of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

As an institution that is accountable to women and girls, Parliaments all over the world enact new laws and review and repeal existing laws to ensure that legal frameworks remain relevant to the everyday realities of women and girls. As a key partner of the strategy, the IPU is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and to that end, fosters contacts, coordination, and the exchange of experience among parliaments and parliamentarians of all countries and considers questions of international interest and concern with a view to engendering action among parliaments and parliamentarians among others.

On this basis and within the framework of the strategy on Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030, UN Women and the IPU are seeking to engage an international consultant to design a Handbook on Gender Responsive Legislative Reforms for Parliamentarians as a tool for enhancing the capacities and awareness of Parliamentarians on the scale of de jure inequality and the benefits of gender-equal laws.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Rule of Law Advisor (justice and constitutions) at UN Women HQ in New York and in close consultation with relevant staff of the IPU, the consultant will produce a Handbook on Gender Responsive Legislative Reforms for Parliamentarians as a practical reference tool for parliamentarians in their day to day work on gender-responsive law making. The assignment will entail the following tasks:

Task 1: Prepare the handbook (estimated 25 days)

The Handbook will not exceed 40 pages and must reflect an understanding of parliamentary business, parliamentary debates, the parliamentary cycle and the process of legislative reforms across different jurisdictions and legal systems from a gender perspective. It will make the case for the repeal of existing discriminatory laws and provide guidance to parliamentarians on how to support gender-responsive law making throughout the parliamentary cycle. The Handbook will furthermore include examples of gender-responsive legal reforms across different jurisdictions and thematic areas.

Task 2: Facilitate a consultative meeting and prepare final draft of the handbook (estimated 15 days)

The consultant will also facilitate a one-day consultative meeting in New York with selected parliamentarians from around the world in March 2020 and integrate the agreed outcomes of this consultative process into the final draft of the Handbook.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling UN Women and IPU values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to UN Women’s and IPUs missions and visions:
  • Able to work effectively within teams:
  • Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability:
  • Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands:
  • Can assess and prioritize work needs quickly and:
  • Able to relate to external partners, including other international organizations and agencies, NGOs, grassroots community groups etc.

Functional Competencies:

  • Sound practical knowledge on parliamentary procedures and legislative reforms related to gender equality:
  • Previous experience in drafting handbooks and knowledge products for parliamentarians:
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from varied cultures and professional backgrounds, demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills:
  • Ability to produce well-written reports and/or programme documents demonstrating analytical ability and:
  • Excellent communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Law, international relations or social sciences.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience of working in areas related to gender-responsive parliaments and parliamentary strengthening;
  • Sound knowledge of parliamentary procedures and legislative reforms;
  • In-depth understanding of international standards on human rights and women’s rights;
  • Experience with UN Intergovernmental processes, including those related to women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and gender equality;
  • Experience in drafting knowledge products and handbooks for use by practitioners and/or policymakers;
  • Experience in facilitating workshops.

Language:

Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages will be an asset.

Application closing date: 20th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Background

UN Women Background: UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Unit/ Project Background: UN Women Japan Liaison Office (JLO) has been established in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan since April 2015. The Office works on extending policy dialogue, holding lectures and public events, and also building a partnership. In particular, it is expected to outreach to various actors, including the government, parliaments, private enterprises, academics, NGOs, media and other and to keep them informed about UN Women’s work and role with regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, the main responsibilities of the Intern will be to assist work of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office including the following;

  • Assist Japan Liaison Office to research, analyse, plan, develop and manage public and private sector partnership building for mobilizing resources for UN Women;
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and identifying opportunities for UN Women;
  • Conduct outreach activities including formulation of information and tools through SNS, UN Women JLO website and other information platforms;
  • Prepare and coordinate various events of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office;
  • Produce communication materials such as fliers, posters, videos and presentations;
  • Handle inquiries from students, companies and general public;
  • Assist with preparing electronic documentation for placement on the UN Women intranet (SharePoint), the division’s shared drive and Donor Agreements Management system;
  • Assist coordinating with private, public, and academic entities in performing JLO’s advocacy activities;
  • Assist in logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified during the internship period.

Learning Objectives: The internship offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to translate both ways between English and Japanese;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs, reports, etc.);
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Social media and web design experiences, including tools and programs, are desirable;
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Illustrator is desirable;
  • Attention to detail, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in gender, human rights, development or another similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

Application Information: 

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  • Selected applicants must provide the following document by email: 1) the internship application; 2) two letters of recommendation; 3) proof of health insurance; 4) school enrollment; 5) passport; and 6) visa (if applicable).

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

Consultant on Violence against Women Data

Consultant on Violence against Women Data

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to technically contribute to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data, as well as other VAW data and research activities of the Section, in particular those related to the Spotlight Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data:

Contribute technically to inter-agency work around VAW data collection, analysis and reporting, in particular in relation to the monitoring and reporting of SDG target 5.2 indicators, including work around the estimates led by WHO; Contribute to the finalization of the update and expansion of the UN Women’s matrix of VAW prevalence data. Support other work of the Joint Programme, in particular the Expert Group Meeting on VAW Administrative Data and follow-up actions, as well as the development of a request for proposals for regional institutions for capacity building on VAW prevalence surveys in Arab States and Eastern and Southern Africa. Support the communications and dissemination of the Joint Programme activities and results. Provide technical contributions to the data and research activities of the EVAW Section:

Technically contribute to data and research activities for all products of the EVAW Section, including technical assistance to UN Women field offices; Support the preparation of budgets and proposed activities for the EVAW Section 2020 AWP, in consultation with the team colleagues, and upload the AWP as well as accompanying materials in RMS; Prepare and update contents for the VKC, in consultation with the EVAW Section team members, regional and country offices, and particularly in relation to the VAW Data Joint Programme, and upload documents and information, as needed; Support the review processes for key documents under the Spotlight Initiative, particularly for the revision of regional and country level results frameworks; the review of regional and country annual workplans, and the consolidation of inputs to various documents by EVAW Section colleagues, as requested. Support monitoring and reporting of joint initiatives as required.

Competencies

Core values Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism

Core competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues Accountability Creative Problem Solving Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration Stakeholder Engagement Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women Excellent writing and analytical skills Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes Aptitude in dealing with numbers with high accuracy Flawless attention to detail and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field is required.

Experience:

At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in ending violence against women and girls programmes, violence against women research and/or programme management; Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment; Experience working with international institutions, donors and civil society organizations; Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

Application Closing Date – 22 February 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)

Gender Mainstreaming Specialist/Analyst

Gender Mainstreaming Specialist/Analyst, Joint Programme on EU Support to the East of Ukraine Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance

UN Women, jointly with other participating UN Agencies is supporting the implementation of two programme components, they are:  enhancing local capacity for gender-responsive decentralization and administrative reforms to improve governance, local development and, the delivery of services and enhancing social cohesion and reconciliation through promotion of civic initiatives. UN Women provides gender mainstreaming into all four above-mentioned components of the programme.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Programme Specialist based in Kiev, the Gender Mainstreaming Specialist/Analyst will be responsible for providing day-to-day technical and capacity building support to the programme staff in mainstreaming gender in all four components and related activities of the joint EU-funded programme.

Impact of results:

The key results of this post will ensure enhanced capacity on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment among the staff of participating UN agencies, also it will ensure that gender analysis is systematically applied throughout the programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as reporting, eventually leading to gender-responsive implementation of the joint programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide capacity development support to programme staff and partners
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of programme personnel and partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners on gender equality and women’s rights, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment as needed.
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment of the joint programme personnel (from all participating UN agencies) as well as provide substantive inputs to the capacity assessment of the key partners on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment and develop the capacity building plan.
  • Provide capacity development on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment to joint programme personnel and key partners through face to face gender trainings and learning sessions.
  • Provide programme personnel with gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment tools and updates on current gender equality trends in Ukraine.
  • Develop and conduct trainings for programme personnel to apply practical tools on gender mainstreaming.
  • Provide tailor-made gender trainings of the UN agencies’ personnel and key partners as needed.
 2.  Facilitate gender mainstreaming into all programme components and activities
  • Provide substantive technical support to mainstream gender into all four components of the joint programme including the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as reporting.
  • Support personnel with applying gender analysis for programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to understand why and how issues affect women and men differently and unequally within particular context and what options exist to address them;
  • Facilitate collection and analysis of sex-desegregated data through programme implementation;
  • Lead programme personnel with a day-to-day gender mainstreaming, including by providing reviews and comments to the relevant programme documents;
  • Ensure that gender is mainstreamed in programme related documents such as: technical briefs, analytical reports, assessments, communication strategy, terms of references, call for proposals, request for proposals etc.
  • Ensure integrating result indicators for gender equality and women’s empowerment in joint programme monitoring and evaluation plan (to be developed); and make sure all indicators are desegregated by sex;
  • Ensure monitoring and analysis of the extent to which international commitments and national legal and policy document on gender equality and women’s rights are implemented on oblast and community levels;
  • Ensure availability of an up-to-date information on all critical issues related to implementation of gender equality commitments at regional and local levels;
3. Contribution to Inter-Agency coordination and partnerships building
  • Provide substantive inputs to UN Women and other participating UN agencies of the joint programme in engagement with relevant local authorities to support the gender mainstreaming throughout the programme implementation;
  • Build strategic partnerships and maintain close liaison with local and oblast partners, ensuring optimum participation of all relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop the professional platform for networking and partnership building with the local and regional authorities, CSOs, private sector and international development organizations or programmes;
  • Ensure coordination with relevant working groups and information sharing in the Eastern regions.
  • Develop and coordinate partnership with local authorities, service providers, developmental actors, women’s organizations and other stakeholders in target regions.
4. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Provide substantial contribution to mainstreaming gender into the joint programme’s communications and visibility plan and its implementation phase;
  • Provide proactive and substantive technical support t to the organization of awareness raising and advocacy events, trainings, workshops and drafting knowledge products;
  • Based on the analysis of for the lessons learned, evaluations, best practices provide analytical support to the programme management in applying the knowledge for planning;
  • Proactively contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice on gender equality.
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products related to gender equality and women’s rights in the programme areas.

MEASURABLE OUTPUTS OF THE WORK ASSIGNMENT:

  • Capacity development support to project team and partners in the field provided;
  • High-quality inputs on gender mainstreaming in reporting, monitoring activities are provided on time;
  • Programme initiatives are designed and formulated for translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions;
  • Results, experiences and lessons learned during implementation of the project are shared with the project management;
  • Reporting and quality monitoring activities completed.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality inputs to mainstreaming gender into programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Timely and quality inputs to capacity development plan
  • Timely organization of gender mainstreaming trainings, learning sessions, events
  • Adherence to UN Women standards, procedures and rules
  • Number of briefs, reports, plans, terms of references, call for proposals, which integrate gender equality perspective
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation plan has integrated gender-sensitive and sex-disaggregated indicators
  • Number of gender-responsive knowledge products developed
  • Partnership at regional level is established with regional and local authorities and key stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

Minimum 3 years of practical experience with initiatives and projects on gender equality and women’s empowerment Experience in gender mainstreaming, for programme/projects, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, organization of related trainings; Knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in Ukraine; Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non-governmental institutions at the national and sub-national levels; Previous experience of working with UN and the other international organizations is an asset; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

Language Requirements:

Working knowledge of English. Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Closing date for applications: 23 September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)