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ICT Specialist to develop a website for UNECE Task Force on Communicating Gender Statistics
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based (possible travel/country mission)|
|Application Deadline :||16-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 February – 31 May 2020 (Up to 30 working days)|
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.
To respond to the need to produce relevant and quality gender-sensitive indicators to monitor the SDGs, and also harnessing the current momentum and support for the SDGs and for gender statistics more broadly, UN Women has launched 5 years Flagship Programme Initiative Making Every Woman and Girls Count (MEWGC), that 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.
Since 2018 the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO) has been implementing the regional project and providing technical support to countries on gender statistics to strengthen regional-level collaboration with key partners in order to better contribute to SDGs monitoring at the country and regional levels. In ECA region countries are at varying stages of nationalizing and assessing current capacity to produce and use the statistics needed to monitor SDG progress and gender-responsive SDGs prioritization and monitoring continue to be a challenge in the region.
Limited data dissemination and communication capacities of national statistical systems (NSS) represent one of the key challenges for gender statistics. To respond to this challenge, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in partnership with UN Women established a task force to develop guidance for national statistical offices and other producers of gender statistics on the communication of gender statistics.
The task force has identified two outputs:
The target audience of the products will be primarily those working on communications in statistical offices. UN Women ECA RO will be cooperating with UNECE Task Force on Communicating Gender Statistics to develop a website to serve as a repository of good practices on the communication of gender statistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision and guidance of the UN Women Gender Statistics Specialist and in close consultation with the UNECE Specialist on Gender Statistics, the ICT consultant will develop, test and launch a new website (microsite) for the UNECE Task Force on Communicating Gender Statistics, including the outputs 1) and 2) described above. The assignment will include but will not be limited to the following tasks:
Core Values/ guiding principles:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
The application should include:
Applications without financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The following format is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
Cost Breakdown per Deliverables*
*Basis for payment tranches
Applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max 70 points:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
(S - score received on financial evaluation; F min - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F - financial offer under the consideration).
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.