Senior consultant – Drafting of statistical guidelines on gender-environment surveys



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based
Application Deadline :26-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :June – 20 September 2022

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

I. 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 purpose of this consultancy is to support the implementation of the Building Back Better programme, as well as the Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme in Asia and the Pacific by drafting a guidelines for the implementation of gender-environment surveys in countries.  

II. Scope of consultancy

To support member states in coping with, and recovering from crises, through evidence-based decision-making, UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is implementing the programme “Building Back Better”, with the generous support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The programme supports countries to generate gender data to measure the impact of crises and the resilience of women and men in the Pacific and South-East Asia. It also supports evidence-based decision making to ensure policy responses to crises are gender-responsive. In this regard, the programme is supporting the roll out of gender and environment/resilience surveys in countries in the Pacific. These surveys utilize methodology recently developed by UN Women under the Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme.

 

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWG)” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Asia-Pacific regional component of the MEWG Programme encompasses a multi-year and multi-country programme of work with particular focus on implementing and supporting regional and country-specific activities in Asia and the Pacific. This includes work in the three inter-related key areas: (1) Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs; (2)Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and (3) Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

 

Within the context of implementing both these programmes in Asia and the Pacific, and with the ultimate goal of making the methodology on measuring the gender-environment nexus more suitable for gender analysis, UN Women is looking to hire a senior consultant who will contribute to the development of guidelines for the implementation of gender-environment surveys, utilizing UN Women’s Model Questionnaire on Gender and the environment. These guidelines are meant to support countries interested in implementing specialized household surveys on gender and the environment to enhance the quality, availability and use of gender-environment statistics.


Duties and Responsibilities

III. Roles and responsibilities

 

  • Produce a draft set of guidelines on implementing the model questionnaire on gender and the environment, including metadata for calculating 100 gender-environment indicators. In close coordination with the gender statistics team, making use of existing draft materials, and in line with international statistical standards and classifications, draft a set of guidelines that:
    • Provide guidance for implementation of the Model Questionnaire on Gender and the Environment, including guidance on survey design, training and field operations, including quality assurance.
    • Include metadata for the calculation of 100 gender-environment indicators utilizing survey data. The structure of the metadata will align with that of the SDG metadata repository. The definitions, concepts and classifications must align with international statistical standards on environment statistics and internationally agreed indicators
    • Provide advice and examples for data tabulation, including an exhaustive annex with suggested tables.

 

  • Analyse existing gender-environment data and generate a draft survey report for one country.  
    • Utilizing microdata from one country in Asia, conduct analysis of microdata from a nationally representative gender-environment survey, to generate as many as the 100 gender indicators as possible.
    • Draft a survey report, which must include:
      • Introduction
      • Description of survey operations
      • Description of findings, by module, including at least one graph per indicator, with the necessary disaggregations.
      • Conclusions and recommendations
      • Annexes, including all data tables

 

IV. Tasks and Deliverables

No.

                     Key Tasks

                         Deliverables

     Target date

    1

Produce a draft set of guidelines on implementing the model questionnaire on gender and the environment, including metadata for calculating 100 gender-environment indicators.

 

  • Annotated table of contents for the guidelines

     25 June 2022

  • First draft of the guidelines, including information on survey design, operations, fieldwork, as well as metadata for 100 gender-environment indicators, and an annex with a set of necessary tabulations

     25 July 2022

 

  • Second draft of the guidelines on gender and the environment, after addressing all comments received from the UN Women team

     5 August 2022

  • Final draft of the guidelines on gender and the environment, after all issues flagged by the gender statistics team have been completely resolved

     15 August 2022

    2

Analyse existing gender-environment data and generate a draft survey report for one country selected by UN Women

  • Annotated table of contents for the survey report on gender-environment for one country

     31 July 2022

  • First complete draft of the survey report, including graphs, description of findings and tabulation plans for as many of the 100 indicators as possible given the available  data

    20 August 2022

  • Second draft of the survey report, including updated graphs, analysis and annexes, in line with comments provided by UN Women.

    25 August 2022

  • Final draft of the country survey report on the gender-environment survey, with all comments fully addressed.

  5 September 2022


Competencies

V. Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

 


Required Skills and Experience

VI. Required qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in the field of mathematics, statistics, environmental sciences, sustainable development or related area.
  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in environment data collection, analysis and/or methodology development.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience drafting guidelines for survey implementation and indicator calculation.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Mastery knowledge of international standards, classifications and methodology for the calculation of environment statistics, particularly agriculture, fisheries, environment-related labour and livelihoods, and/or environmental hazards and climate change.
  • Understanding of gender analysis and gender data, with experience in its application for microdata analysis desirable.  
  • Experience engaging with the United Nations in the area of statistics desirable
  • Experience working in countries in Asia and the Pacific desirable
  • Excellent command of English  
  • Excellent command of Stata

 

VII. Contract duration and duty station

The consultant will be home-based. In the event of necessary travel, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date. The contract period will be for three months (June-September 2022).

 

 

VIII. Evaluation

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [80%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [20%]

 

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

 

            Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

    A)   Education

  • Master’s degree in the field of mathematics, statistics, environmental science, sustainable development or related area.

 

            20 %

    B)  Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in environment data collection, analysis and/or methodology development.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience drafting guidelines for survey implementation and indicator calculation.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Mastery knowledge of international standards, classifications and methodology for the calculation of environment statistics, particularly agriculture, fisheries, environment-related labour and livelihoods, and/or environmental hazards and climate change.
  • Understanding of gender analysis and gender data, with experience in its application for microdata analysis desirable. 
  • Experience engaging with the United Nations in the area of statistics desirable

 

            60 %

    C) Language and other skills

  • Experience working on countries in Asia and the Pacific desirable.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Excellent command of Stata.

             20 %

    Total Obtainable Score

           100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

 

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

 

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.

The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

 

 

IX. Submission of application

Interest candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org  with -cc to Rotcharek Limkitisupasin r.limkitisupasin@unwomen.org , no later than 26 June 2022, 23:59 Bangkok, Thailand time.

Submission package includes:

  • Personal History Form(P11)
  • Writing sample
  • Sample of communication project
  • Financial proposal: the financial proposal shall specify a lump sum total amount breaking down the daily professional fee and proposed number of working days. Please see the financial proposal template as below:

 

Items

Amount (USD)

       1. Lump Sum fee (equivalent to daily fee x no. of days)

 
  • Draft set of guidelines on gender and the environment.

 

  • Draft survey report for one country.

 

       2. Others (please provide details as applicable)

 

      Total Financial Proposal

 

 

X. Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 



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