National Consultant to conduct Gender barriers analysis of available Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) rights and service access to women and girls in [humanitarian settings] in Uganda (Re-advertised).



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :03-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
18-Jul-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :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. 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.

Since 2008, UN Women in collaboration with UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, WHO and UNAIDS have joined forces under the H6+ partnership with the goal of improving health outcomes for women, children and adolescents. Using its comparative advantage as the go-to Agency for gender equality advisory and technical support, UN Women Uganda CO would like to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the legal, policy, programme, advocacy and resource mobilisation strategies for SRMNCAH, rights and access in relation to women and girls in humanitarian settings.


Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Consultancy.

The principal objective of this assignment is to interrogate and document how SRMNCAH – Rights policy, legal frameworks and response plans address the needs and promote the rights of women and girls in accessing SRMNCAH services in humanitarian and development settings. The assignment will also assess and analyse gender barriers effective participation of women and girls in SRMNCAH services.

Specific Tasks.

  1. To establish baseline for selected project indicators as indicated in the ProDoc and activity workplans for the lead IPs.
  2. To review SRMNCAH-related policy and legal frameworks to establish barriers that hinder access to quality services for women and girls.
  3. To review and identify intersectionality of legal and policy frame works related to SRMNCAH between Humanitarian and Development Sectors.
  4. To identify and assess gaps and challenges of legal and policy frameworks in the implementation of SRMNCAH rights in Uganda for the Humanitarian settings.
  5. To Review and assess international policy and legal frameworks related to SRMNCAH rights that Uganda has ratified, analyze their extent of implementation.

Duration of the Consultancy and Deliverables:

The consultation is scheduled for 30 days according to the chronogram below:-

Key Tasks

Deliverable

Compile and submit inception report detailing methodology and data plan

Inception report of the gender barriers analysis with clear methodology and assessment

tools.

Prepare and share draft 1 for preliminary approval.

 

Consult on approved 1st draft with select working committees [ Development Partners Sexual Reproductive health and Rights working group, gender development partners Group, social protection

Working Group] among others

1st draft report of the gender barriers analysis and Updated M&E Framework incorporating inputs from UN Women and other multi-stakeholders.

 

Report of consultations with select working committees.

Incorporate all inputs and comments from consultations and share draft 2 with

UN Women task team leader

Draft 2 for final comments

Incorporate final comments and submit

prepare final report for submission

Final Report


Competencies

Core Values.

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies.

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies.

  • Ability to synthesize programme performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and capacity to liaise with parties concerned
  • Strong facilitation, writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Amharic.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in public health and any other relevant field

Experience

  • At least 8-10 years of experience in working with gender programme design, action research and analysis
  • Previous experience in conducting gender analysis studies preferably for health services or any other related social services area with a bias for women and girls.
  • Analysis related to sexual and reproductive health rights is required. .
  • Previous experience in assessment and analysis of programs in both development and humanitarian settings will be added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, management and coordination skills.
  • Excellent understanding of Uganda’s humanitarian context and SRMNCAH services therein
  • Experience in the UN system and agencies, international and development assistance organizations is an asset.

Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes Region is an asset.

Application Procedure.

Interested qualified individual consultants must apply online by latest by 3rd  July 2022 . Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:

  1. a letter of interest,
  2. UN Women P11 dully filled form with at least three (3) professional references (UN Women Personal History Form (P11), can be downloaded at: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  3. technical and
  4. financial proposal for all anticipated activities including travel to target districts for data collection.

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, colour, 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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