Consultant to support data analysis and develop policy-oriented analysis reports and briefs from the Uganda Time Use Survey 2017



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :19-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Sep-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :60 Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 Days

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 leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc. The agenda highlights women’s rights and gender equality significantly by including the stand alone fifth goal on gender equality in addition to gender-sensitive targets across other goals.  It is imperative to recognize the pathway to achieving the SDGs by calling for gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches. To monitor the status of Goal 5 indicators and other gender responsive SDG indicators, UN Women has launched 3-years global program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC). The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics. Uganda was selected as one of the 12 pathfinder countries of MEWGC.   

Uganda, like many other countries, is making effort to mainstream gender statistics in the production and dissemination of statistics in response to the ratification of declarations on gender equality on the international scene such as the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform of Action (BPfA) and the SDGs. 

The Government of Uganda developed National Standard Indicators (NSI) under the National Development Plan and the Vision 2040 which are strategic frameworks addressing Domestic needs regarding the countries development. According to the Plan for National Statistics Development in line with the National Development Plan, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is tasked with producing gender statistics to inform policies and programmes for evidence-based decision making, programme implementation and monitoring.

Framed within the National Strategic Plan for Statistical Development, the UBOS has established an institutional structure, the Gender Statistics Committee, with a mandate to mainstream gender statistics across the UBOS as well as identify gaps within existing statistical instruments.  

UBOS, in collaboration with UN Women, conducted a number of consultative meetings with the gender technical advisory group and the gender statistics subcommittee co-chaired by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) to review indicators within the UN Women position paper on monitoring gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development (UN Women 2015); the UN Statistical commission Guide to minimum set of gender indicators (UN 2013) and National development Plan II to identify gaps and related statistical needs and have developed draft proposals for indicators for Uganda. In 2017, UBOS undertook several household-based surveys including the National Governance Peace and Security Survey 2017, Time Use Survey 2017 among others.

Using the results of these surveys, UN Women, with funding support from the DFID and in collaboration with UBOS, aims to develop policy-oriented analysis papers with recommendations from the Time Use Survey 2017. The aim of the analysis reports from a gender perspective is to encourage policy debates around the evidence of gender gaps identified by the surveys.

UN Women is recruiting, a short-term consultant to produce in-depth gender analysis report and policy briefs from the Time Use Survey 2017 for a period of 60 working days.


Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objective of the assignment is to support UBOS to conduct an in-depth gender analysis of the Time Use Survey 2017 data and produce a thematic report and associated briefs. The report and briefs will be used to initiate round table policy dialogues. 

The consultant will work closely with the Directorate of Statistical Coordination Services of UBOS. The assignment will consist of the following tasks:

  • Draft the inception report (based on desk review) with the proposed areas to prepare thematic reports (2) and briefs for gender policy related -data initiative from Time Use Survey 2017;
  • Share the inception report in a stakeholder meeting to finalize the themes and gender issues to be contained in the thematic reports and policy briefs;
  • Finalise the theme as per the recommendation from the stakeholder meeting;
  • Lead the UBOS data analyst to generate relevant tables/indicators to be included in the thematic reports and policy briefs;
  • Draft the thematic reports, as agreed, and draft the briefs/policy-data initiatives;
  • Present the findings of the reports/briefs in a validation workshop;
  • Finalize the reports integrating the outcome of the validation workshops and comments from relevant stakeholders;
  • Finalise the reports and briefs as per the feedback;
  • Share the findings in policy dialogues/round tables with the relevant sectors with the targeted actors (parliamentarians, planners, gender advocates, media, academia, CSOs);
  • Train the statisticians on how to analyze data to prepare gender analysis reports/briefs.

Outputs and Deliverables:

  • Inception Report/Work plan;
  • Analysis report;
  • Policy briefs for emerging issues form the gender analysis of the TUS Survey 2017;
  • Report of stakeholder meetings/round table including validation meetings.

Location, Timeline/ Estimated Duration of Assignment:

  • The location of assignment is at Kampala within the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and home based;
  • The entire time period of the assignment will last 60 working days;
  • A maximum of 60 working days for the assignment. The exact working days will be defined in line with the progress of work plan and would be subject to approval from UN Women Country Representative.


Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Functional competencies

  • Excellent facilitation and training skills;
  • A good command and fluency in English language;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Prior experience in presenting and facilitating workshops.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree, preferably a PhD degree in Social Sciences, preferably in Gender equality, human rights, Development Studies, Demography, Economics or related areas.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of international experience and record of accomplishment in research and development activities, with an emphasis on feminist economics, gender or similar;
  • Proven ability to produce high quality reports and to work under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of statistical production processes and data analysis;
  • Good knowledge and experience in leading and designing gender statistical capacity enhancement programs in developing countries particularly In Sub-Sahara Africa;
  • Proven ability to advocate and provide policy advice to senior government officials, international development partners, civil society representatives etc;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning and reporting processes with multi-stakeholder involvement and interaction;
  • A relevant working experience (in-depth analysis on governance issue) in Uganda is added advantage;
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills, preferably with published research studies, articles in scholarly journals and/or policy briefs or similar;
  • Excellent knowledge of the latest trends and policy issues in the Ugandan context.

Language

  • Knowledge of English is required;
  • Knowledge of the local Languages spoken in Uganda is an advantage

Application procedures:

  • Cover letter - Explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position;
  • P11 and CV including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted;
  • Methodological proposal – outlining how you plan to carry the tasks and responsibilities of this consultancy;
  • Financial Proposal - Specifying a total lump sum amount in Uganda Shillings for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference. The financial proposal should include a breakdown of the lump sum amount, including various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services, in-country travel costs etc.).

Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials;
  • Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Evaluation of applicants:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer receives the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation (70%) – max. 70 points:

  • Only candidates who have received 49 points or higher in the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

  • Master’s Degree. Those with PhD degree in Social Sciences, preferably in Statistics/Gender Statistics, Economics, Gender, Development or related areas will have an advantage- 10 Points;
  • At least 10 years of international experience and record of accomplishment in research and development activities, with an emphasis on feminist economics, gender or similar- 10 Points;
  • Proven ability to produce high quality reports and to work under tight deadlines- 5 Points;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of statistical production processes and data analysis- 5 Points;
  • Good knowledge and experience in leading and designing gender statistical capacity enhancement programs in developing countries particularly In Sub-Sahara Africa- 15 points;
  • Proven ability to advocate and provide policy advice to senior government officials, international development partners, civil society representatives etc.-5 points;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning and reporting processes with multi-stakeholder involvement and interaction- 5 points;
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills, preferably with published research studies, articles in scholarly journals and/or policy briefs or similar- 5 points;
  • Excellent knowledge of the latest trends and policy issues in the Ugandan context- 5 points.
  • Knowledge of English is required- 3 points;
  • Knowledge of the local Languages spoken in Uganda is an advantage- 2 Points.

Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:

  • Submit the financial proposal alongside the technical proposal;
  • 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.


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