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Two (2) Consultants to Complete Research on How ICT can Improve Gender Equality Across Different Select Sectors in the Caribbean
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Maximum of 30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum of 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.
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 UN Women MCO Caribbean covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, which are part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Strides towards gender equality in the countries covered by the MCO have resulted in gains for women and girls in the Caribbean, relating primarily to high education rates and increases in employment rates. However critical gaps remain. These gaps are further exploited during hazards like COVID-19 and other environmental hazards.
The programme focus for 2018 -2021 built on the strengths and lessons learned by focusing on the programme areas in which the MCO has a comparative advantage and which have demonstrated the most return on investment. The lynch pin of the programmatic focus is to use Caribbean government development priorities and UN Women’s strengths to demonstrate how gender equality and women’s empowerment tools and programmes are critical to achieving their development priorities.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a driver of Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. UN Women MCO Caribbean plans to integrate ICT fully in the 2021 -2026 Strategic Note.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, the consultants will complete an analysis that will highlight how different sets of stakeholders (such as governments, civil society, and industry) can leverage the positive benefits of ICT (and mitigate against its harmful impacts) for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative and reporting directly to the Planning and Coordination Specialist (Trinidad and Tobago), the consultants will conduct the following tasks:
The consultants will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with day-to-day supervision by the Planning and Coordination Specialist (Trinidad and Tobago).
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Each consultant should meet the following criteria:
Location and Duration:
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Application Process and References
Submissions to UNDP Jobs are limited to a maximum of 10 MB, virus-free or corrupted contents to avoid rejection, and no more than 1 email transmission.
All applications must be submitted through UNDP jobs. Please do not send applications to UN Women staff as they will not be accepted.