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Gender and Humanitarian Action: Engaging Men and Boys in Crisis Settings
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||05-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||35 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Upto 31st Dec 2021|
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. In undertaking its mandate to support existing coordination mechanisms to generate a more effective United Nations system-wide humanitarian response to respond to the specific needs of women and girls, UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates and deliver on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Humanitarian Unit as part of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section, develops and implements the programme of work on capacity development, coordination, and advocacy efforts for a coherent approach on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action, and on programmatic interventions using the LEAP (Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection) framework to support the protection, recovery and resilience of women impacted by crisis. A key component to improve the attention that is placed on gender equality in humanitarian action is developing programming models and frameworks to scale up actions for the empowerment of women and girls in crisis contexts, increase protection, including on accountable ways to engage men and boys to further gender equality.
UN Women is therefore, looking to expand its understanding around the engagement of men and boys in humanitarian action within a women’s rights and gender justice framework through the completion of a literature review and an internal guidance document on the topic. This initiative is clearly aligned with corporate priorities integrated in UN Women’s new Strategic Plan 2022-2025, with focus on Systemic Outcome 3 focusing on positive social norms including by engaging men and boys. Under Systemic Outcome 3, UN-Women will adopt an integrated approach to transform the unequal power relations and discriminatory social norms, behaviors, and practices that are at the heart of gender inequality and promote those that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Senior Consultant will report to the Humanitarian Specialist under the overall guidance of the Head, Humanitarian Normative and Coordination Action, who provides the strategic leadership, guidance and oversight of the Humanitarian Unit and the formulation and execution of its programmes and operations.
Currently, there is a gap in evidence regarding the engagement of men and boys in humanitarian action in a manner that is framed on accountability to women’s rights and gender justice. In light of the knowledge products that are being produced by UN Women, the completion of a literature review and an internal guidance note on this subject would strengthen UN Women’s work on the topic.
Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose and Objective
The objective of this consultancy is to develop and finalize a literature review and an internal guidance note on the engagement of men and boys in humanitarian action; and advancing social norm change in protracted crises. Therefore, the key purpose of this consultancy is to substantially contribute to the strengthening of the evidence-based knowledge on the topic and practical approaches for integrating this evidence in programming in humanitarian settings.
The scope of work for this consultancy covers the following tasks:
To complete the deliverables, the Senior Researcher will be required to identify and review existing materials on the issue as well as undertake remote key informant interviews. The Literature Review should cover all relevant materials from academic and grey literature including evaluations of humanitarian projects and programmes on the topic including but not limited to UN Women’s. The literature review should make recommendations to shape UN Women’s humanitarian policy on this topic. The guidance note should provide practical guidance to standardize UN Women’s approach to engage men and boys in humanitarian settings based on the evidence.
D. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The following deliverables are expected to be completed:
E. Institutional Arrangement
The Senior Researcher will work under the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Specialist and under the overall guidance of the Head, Humanitarian Normative and Coordination Action. The Senior Researcher is expected to give regular progress updates on each of the deliverables and be available for discussion. After the submission of each draft version of the deliverables, the Senior Researcher is expected to incorporate the comments and feedback received by UN Women into the final versions. The consultancy will be home-based with no office space provided by UN Women.
Payment will be scheduled on lumpsum basis and as per the following deliverable completion
F. Duration of the Work
The expected duration of work is from the signing of contract, upto 31st December 2021. Additionally, UN Women will require an estimated lead time of 10 working days to review outputs.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience