Consultant to Provide Training Workshop on Gender Data Analysis for Senior Technical Officers in Priority Sectors in Saint Lucia.



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-Based
Application Deadline :25-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :1 August – 31 October 2021 (30 working days)
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 August – 31 October 2021 (30 working days)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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.

The physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards are compounding structural inequalities and socioeconomic vulnerabilities since gender equality and human rights are not given enough consideration required for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery and response within the Caribbean Region.

The EnGenDER (Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience) project supports CC, DRR and environmental management interventions in 9 Caribbean countries, leveraging sector-level entry points (e.g. NAPs and NAMAs), specifically supporting implementation and/or upscaling of countries’ priority actions. Its implementation is being done collaboratively with UNDP and UN Women.

One of the outputs of EnGenDER was a Gender Inequality & Cost of Inaction Study which was conducted for Saint Lucia in April 2021. It provided a comprehensive review of gender inequality of disaster and climate risks, but most relevant to this assignment were the gaps highlighted in the areas of gender data analysis. This assignment therefore seeks to provide a training for representatives from the key priority areas on gender data analysis.


Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, with day-to-day supervision by the Programme Officer – Humanitarian, Climate Change and DRR, the consultant will be contracted to:

Provide a Training Workshop on gender data analysis for senior technical officers in the Water, Agriculture, Fisheries, Disaster Management, and other key sectors such as Statistics in Saint Lucia.

The Training Workshop should:

  • Review Gender Inequality and Cost of Inaction Report (2021) as well as Saint Lucia’s Gender Data Management Assessment Report (2019) to identify sector-specific gaps in gender data analysis.
  • Explore existing tools for gender data analysis and select appropriate tools for each sector (those sectors represented in the training).
  • Discuss how gender data can inform sector-specific actions for gender equality outcomes and develop action plans for implementation.   

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The consultant is expected to:

  • Utilize Gender Inequality and Cost of Inaction Study Report for Saint Lucia and Saint Lucia’s Gender Data Management Assessment Report (2019) to develop training workshop on gender data analysis.
  • Develop a training programme on gender data analysis.
  • Conduct training on gender data analysis.
  • Produce a workshop training manual on gender data analysis in the key sectors. This manual will take into consideration models and best practices from other Caribbean states.
  • Produce a Training report.

Reporting Requirements

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with day-to-day supervision by the Programme Officer – Humanitarian, Climate Change and DRR.


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.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Integrity and Fairness: 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. Cconscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • 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.


Required Skills and Experience

The consultant should meet the following criteria:

Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience in gender data analysis
  • At least five years’ experience working with climate and/or disaster risk management stakeholders.
  • At least three years’ experience working on gender equality and human rights is required.
  • At least three years’ Cross-cultural working experience in the field of disasters, climate change and gender data analysis is desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting gender data analysis training would be an asset.
  • Experience in the climate resilience and disaster management fields would be an asset.
  • Professional experience in working in the Caribbean region or within the Caribbean diaspora is required.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.

Education:

  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following areas: Data analysis, Gender, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Social Policy or any related area. 

  Location and Duration

  • The consultancy will be home based.
  • The consultant will be engaged in a maximum of 30 working days during the period 1 August – 31 October 2021.

Remuneration

  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.
  • The remuneration for this contract type is an all-inclusive fee, the organization will not be liable for additional cost or benefits.  Hence, it is the responsibility of the consultant to take out adequate medical insurance for the duration of the contract and it is recommendable that the policy includes coverage for COVID-19 related illness.   The medical coverage should be international when the contract requires missions or international assignment.

 Hardware, Software, and Communication:

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully functional laptop, which must run at least Windows 7. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based (MS Teams or equivalent) is required.

References

  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.

Other

  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.
  • The consultant must submit a sample of work showcasing a gender data analysis project or training which was completed within the last 5 years. 
  • An interview will be held with the short-listed candidate.

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