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Consultant - International Gender Research & Statistics for the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) for 3rd Survey on Women and Men in Decision Making-SSA
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based and Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||25-Dec-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Approximately 132 working days within six months|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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 will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women is dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan. Staff and consultants of UN Women Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) are expected to contribute to a professional working environment in which the strengthening of national capacities and human potential is prioritized. Respect for diversity and human dignity is required, as is the active pursuit of a collaborative and inclusive approach to both internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues and partners. To ensure greater cohesion between the program areas, UN Women’s internal structure is in three pillars: Elimination of Violence against Women Pillar (EVAWP), Political and Economic and Empowerment (PEEP), and Coordination and Advocacy Pillar (CAP). This post is under CAP policy, but to coach Central Statistic Office in updating and editing the Men and Women 3rd survey. The incumbent of this post is to prepare procedures, tools, train the CSO personnel, monitor the survey implementation, prepare timeline, analyze the data and prepare the report.
UN Women has been actively supporting the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GOIRA) in establishing a sound data system for gender sensitive planning, and policy and decision making. UN Women assisted the government in conducting survey of men and women in decision making to reflect the result of women and men activities related data in the report, this will enable the national and international institutions to develop effective policies, programs for mainstreaming gender equality also help the CSO. In view of the above, UN Women Afghanistan Country Office is contracting an international consultant to coach CSO in preparation of the 3rd survey on women and men in decision making in Afghanistan, including designing, updating and editing the report, compare with the past versions to fill gaps and include lessons learned.
The individual will also ensure to increase technical skills and ensure a transfer of knowledge and capacity. Under the overall guidance of the Gender Specialist and direct supervision of the CAP Deputy Program Manager and Head of Demography Department of CSO. For the direct guidance related to the day to day management, the consultant shall report to CAP Deputy Program Manager, and will be based in CSO.
Duties and Responsibilities
Main duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare the final survey report in collaboration with CSO technical relevant staff:
Provide technical support and coach CSO staff in monitoring the survey implementation for conceptualization, data consolidation, and validation and ensure quality of the survey report is of high standard acceptable to the CSO and UN Women.
Prepare final survey report in collaboration with CSO technical relevant staff (Home-based):
Required Skills and Experience
The contract is based on deliverables. Payments will be made upon receipt of the deliverable duly signed by the direct supervisor and based on the endorsement of the ACO’s senior management.
Timeframes and Institutional Arrangements
The consultant is expected to be engaged for 132 working days within six months period. S/he will be based in Central Statistics Office (CSO) for the duration of assignment.
All interested candidates should apply online through the mentioned link: http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm
All applicants must submit the following documents/ information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Applications not containing all of the above information will not be reviewed.
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.