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International Gender Statistics Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, with travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 30 working days within 5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||from 30 September 2023 to 28 February 2024|
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. The UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) was established in Istanbul, Turkiye in early 2014. It provides support and oversight to country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Regional Office directly supports programme and project presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Turkiye.
Since 2018, UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) has been implementing a regional component of the Flagship Programme Initiative Making Every Woman and Girl Count: Supporting the monitoring and implementation of the SDGs through better production and use of gender statistics (Women Count), developed by UN Women Headquarters (HQ). The Women Count programme aims to affect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE).
One of the key priority objectives of the Women Count programme is to support countries in conducting comprehensive gender assessments of their national statistical systems (NSS). Such exercises adopt a granular and holistic approach to evaluating the capacity of the NSS to produce and communicate quality gender statistics that meet user needs. They not only uncover the various motivations and political dimensions that influence the capacity to produce quality gender statistics but also highlight soft skills of individuals, such as teamwork and leadership. As an outcome, they propose a sustainable way to promote the production and use of gender statistics across the NSS by providing a solid basis for the formulation of national strategies for the development of statistics (NSDS) to secure better political support, prioritization, and funding. Ultimately, these assessments recognize and elevate the important role of gender statistics in evidence-based policy creation and policy monitoring, enhancing transparency, good governance, and facilitating societal change.
In 2023-2024, the ECA Women Count programme plans to extend such support to the Republic of Uzbekistan with the aim of assessing data and capacity gaps linked to gender statistics, as well as identifying targeted interventions to address them sustainably. The Republic of Uzbekistan was identified as one of the priority countries, underscoring its critical role in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region. In August 2023, the Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan expressed readiness and commitment to join the ECA Women Count programme. It is expected that the gender assessment of the national statistical system will lay the foundation for a long-term partnership to enhance the production and use of gender statistics in Uzbekistan. This strategic collaboration will be undertaken in close coordination with the national women’s machinery, represented by the Committee on Family and Women’s Affairs under the Ministry of Employment and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The methodological approach to support this work should be guided and informed by the Joint PARIS21 –– UN Women’s Framework and Implementation Guidelines for Assessing Data and Statistical Capacity Gaps for Better Gender Statistics.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Gender Data Specialist based at UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO), the International Gender Statistics Consultant in coordination with the Statistics Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan will undertake the comprehensive gender assessment of the country’s national statistical system to assess data and capacity gaps linked to gender statistics, as well as identify targeted interventions to address them sustainably.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within the assignment, the Consultant will be responsible for implementation of the following tasks:
Timeframe, payments and deliverables
It is anticipated that the assignment will take up to 30 working days over a period of 5 months:
Payment for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payment will be based on the submission of the SSA report along with the timesheet and relevant annexes as supporting documents for the achievement of deliverables:
Input from UN Women:
Throughout the assignment, UN Women will provide:
The International Gender Statistics Consultant is expected to work remotely using her/his own computer, with 2 field missions to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Consultancy report should be provided in electronic version in English with detailed description of the fulfilled tasks, according to the present Terms of Reference. Analytical documents, reports and other materials developed by expert should be attached to the report as annexes, which will serve as a justification for payment.
Respect for Diversity:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of applicants
The evaluation starts with shortlisting of potential candidates and received applications against the mandatory requirements. Only full applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the present ToR in order to determine whether they are compliant/ non-compliant.
2nd stage: Technical Evaluation/ Desk review.
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
3rd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)
p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
µ - price of the lowest priced proposal;
z - price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
The Consultant shall promote a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Consultant will meet and apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.
The Consultant must be fully dedicated to the mandate and the values of UN Women, particularly to promoting Gender Equality as a strategy to reduce conflict, improve livelihoods and ensure fairness and justice; to Women Empowerment underpinning Gender Equality promotion efforts; to inter-ethnic tolerance and concord; and to respect for diversity.
Applications should include:
Financial proposal format:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period.