National consultant to undertake the Gender Assessment of the national response to engender JAR 20/21 report (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)
30-Jul-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 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

In collaboration with Uganda AIDS Commission, UNWomen therefore seeks the services of a competent individual to support the assessment process and ensure that the new NSP 20/21 – 24/25 assessment report demonstrate progress made in addressing gender equality, equity and rights perspectives in the National HIV and AIDS multi sectoral response.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist – leaving No One Behind supported by the Team Lead Governance at UN Women and the Director Planning Monitoring and Strategic Information at Uganda AIDS Commission, the Consultant will undertake the following:

  1. Conduct a quick analysis to establish if the NSP progress reports e.g., for FY 2020/21 and other relevant thematic progress assessment reports provide progress information on indicators to address gender equality, equity and human rights goals in the national response to HIV and AIDS.
  2. Establish whether the JAR report captures progress on all the indicators based on the NSP and the compendium of gender sensitive indicators. Reference shall be made to compendium of gender indicators that inform the dashboard, to ensure alignment with international gender and HIV indicator lists.
  3. Engage members of the Gender technical working group and other thematic technical working groups and partners to establish progress on the Gender equality, equity and rights dimensions of HIV and AIDS.

Key tasks and deliverables

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Tasks

Deliverables

A:

Develop inception report The Consultant will develop and share an inception report with a clear road map and work plan to guide the consultancy including schedule of activities

 

Inception report

B:

 

i.

Carry out desk review using the NSP FY 20/21 thematic and consolidated reports to establish progress on addressing gender and equity concerns.

A Review report showing gaps in both the thematic and consolidated report on addressing gender and equity concerns.

ii.

Conduct key informant interviews and other strategic consultations with relevant committees to fill in data and progress gaps

Log of key issues to be integrated in the thematic and consolidated report

iii.

Work with NSP FY 202/21 review team to integrate the Issues identified.

Draft reports integrating all issues from the KIs and desk review

C

 

i.

Detailed report

Priority gender related and equity issues for follow up in subsequent NSP years flagged

ii.

Highly level summarized 10-slides PPT (Communications Piece)

PPT highlighting findings and recommendations to be presented during a validation meeting.

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Thorough understanding of the gender context in Uganda, and
  • Experience working with government institutions and international or non-governmental organizations supporting gender and development work in HIV
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to liaise with various stakeholders, including government officials and development partnersle 


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Advanced University degree in any or a combination of the following – Gender Studies, Public Health, social sciences, gender statistics, or any other related fields.

Experience

  • A minimum of 12 years’ practical experience in the field of gender equality and gender mainstreaming
  • A good understanding of the gender and equity perspectives in HIV programming.
  • Knowledge of international normative standards on women’s rights and gender mainstreaming processes
  • Knowledge of the role of UN Women and its programming is desirable
  • Working experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, particularly at the outcome level of a final evaluation.

Language Requirements

  • 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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