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Junior Research and Data Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 months|
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Generation Equality is a multi-stakeholder initiative convened by UN Women to catalyze partners, increase investments for gender equality, drive results and accelerate the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative also aims to sustain and expand a movement of support for gender equality with civil society and youth leadership and activism at its heart. Generation Equality is fully embedded in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and aims to accelerate the achievement of results contained therein, notably by operationalizing the Strategic Plan’s vision of achieving results through partnerships. Generation Equality is also recognized by the Secretary-General’s“Common Agenda” as an important initiative for the UN system to take stock of and build on.
During the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, the Action Coalitions were launched to take on six critical issues that underpin gender equality . Along with the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA Compact), they are a set of global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships mobilizing the world to catalyze collective action; spark global and local conversations among generations; drive increased public and private investment; and deliver concrete, game-changing results for girls and women. Concerted effort, investments and accountability together with sustained solidarity for action is required to secure the gains secured at the Forums in Mexico and Paris, as well as ensure new momentum and commitments. Critical for the success of Generation Equality and the Action Coalitions is a well-resourced Accountability Framework of the Action Coalitions. Established through consultations with Generation Equality Stakeholders, the Action Coalitions Monitoring and Accountability Framework outlines the efforts required to hold Action Coalition Leaders and Commitment Makers accountable for the pledges made towards a better life for women and girls. The Framework is anchored in the Action Coalition’s Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality that outlines bold results that are to be achieved for each Action Coalition by 2026. The Monitoring and Accountability Framework for the Action Coalitions include four elements:
- Annual reporting on implementation of COMMITMENTS
- Biannual assessment of progress towards the global TARGETS set by blueprints in the Global Acceleration Plan
- Assessment of the extent Generation Equality reflects transformative PROCESSES
- STORIES OF IMPACT that demonstrate experience of challenges and change UN Women is the custodian of the Action Coalition Monitoring and Accountability Framework which is led by the Research and Data Section in the Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Junior Research and Data Consultant will provide support to the Accountability Framework Lead in Research and Data for the implementation of the Monitoring and Accountability Framework as well as contribute data analysis and background research support to the team.
Support survey development and data collection for the Monitoring and Accountability Framework (MAF)
· Support in developing and implementing the Accountability Framework annual survey;
· Support in formulating survey questions, preparing and administering the survey instrument;
· Assist in the organisation of survey design consultations, including scheduling meetings, note-taking and documentation;
· Support the verification of data consistencies, and solving inconsistent data under the guidance of the supervisor;
· Support data coding and develop codebook as per the guidelines of the research team;
· Support the analysis of large datasets using STATA
· Engage and support analysis of feedback coming from the various open consultations being organized as part of the Accountability Framework development process.
Research and data analysis to support the implementation of the Monitoring and Accountability Framework (MAF)
· Support mapping exercise of available gender-specific indicators, mapping of data gaps, compile data and conduct analysis related to the Global Acceleration Plan indicators using UN Women and other global gender indicator databases under the guidance of the supervisor.
· Prepare figures and graphs with STATA, R, Excel, Tableau and other software.
· Support background research, including literature reviews and research of background papers to inform report writing.
· Ensure close coordination with the teams working on R&D’s other priorities, including R&D’s flagship reports and the Women Count team
· Proven capacity to produce high quality research in the areas of gender and development.
· Good data analysis skills, including past experience working with gender indicators and
· Excellent command of statistical software, particularly STATA
· Capacity to assess qualitative and quantitative research and data on development.
· Strong communications skills.
· Demonstrates commitment to UN Women’s mission, vision and values;
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
· Shares knowledge and experience;
· Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice
Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
· Strong ability to work in teams and create an environment that makes it possible for others to
flourish and contribute.
Leadership and Self-Management
· Focuses on results;
· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
· Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
· Demonstrates openness to change;
· Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.
Required Skills and Experience
· Bachelor’s degree in international studies, economics, political science, development studies or
related discipline is required. Higher level of education (Master’s or PhD Degree) in relevant
area such as social science with a focus on gender, social, economic, or political aspects of
development will be an asset. Focus on quantitative analysis in the degree is an asset.
· 6 months of working experience in the area of gender statistics is an asset
· Have a good grasp of substantive and policy issues related to gender equality; previous experience working on Generation Equality is a strong asset; · Ability to work with Statistical Packages especially STATA for survey analysis Language Requirements: · Excellent command of English (oral and written). · Working knowledge of another UN language is highly desirable but not essential.
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