National Consultant to develop Country Gender Equality Brief

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Location : Dushnabe,, TAJIKISTAN
Application Deadline :08-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 months


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. As part of the UN System-wide investments, and leveraging UN Women’s three-pronged mandate—supporting strengthened global norms and standards; promoting effective coordination, coherence and commitment across the UN System towards gender equality; and supporting Member States to translate global norms and standards into national policies and action—the UN Women’s global Strategic Plan 2018-2021 commits to increased national-level knowledge and strengthened national systems to monitor international, regional and national commitments to Gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEWE). In support of the above, effective 2019, UN Women regional offices (ROs) and country offices (COs) are supporting UN Coordination on gender through developing Country Gender Equality Briefs (CGEB). CGEB serve to capture up-to-date state of the gender equality in the country; they summarize the existing sex-disaggregated data and map the data gaps, provide up to the date information on the country’s compliance with internationally agreed commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment (CEDAW, UPR, SDGs. etc.), and map GEWE policies, analyze institutional mechanisms, capacities and partnerships upholding national and local level work towards achieving gender equality. In countries working towards the new UN Frameworks Agreement with the governments (United Nationals Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks), the CGEB provide valuable inputs in the preparatory work of new UNSDCFs. The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Tajikistan is in the process of developing its Common Country Assessment (the CCA), that is expected to contribute to UNSDCF in 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN RC and direct supervision of the UN Women Country Programme Manager, the Consultant will lead the development of the CGEB for Tajikistan, which will include, but will not be limited to the following tasks: •Customize the methodology and annotated outline of the CGEB, based on UN Women corporate guidance, including the timeline of the CGEB elaboration, and consultations with/ presenting of findings with key relevant partners and stakeholders; •Discuss and agree on the suggested methodology and outline for CGEB with the UN Women Tajikistan team and the GTG; •Review of the national GEWE policies, plans and initiatives and their implementation in line with the country’s international commitments to GEWE; •Work with UN Women Tajikistan to integrate statistical analysis undertaken as part of the regional Rapid Gender Assessment and B+25 review process into the CGEB; •Present key achievements, challenges and gaps as well as recommendations to address them, based on findings of the policies review and inputs provided by partners; •Draft CGEB and submit to UN Women for review; •Present pre-final draft CGEB to UNCT, based on findings of review and feedback provided by the Gender Theme Group; •Submit the final version of CGEB (in English) to UN Women for quality assurance and approval; •Document key lessons learnt for CGEB elaboration process and consultations and submit the summary of lessons learnt to UN Women.


Core Competencies: - Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues - Accountability - Creative Problem Solving - Effective Communication - Inclusive Collaboration - Stakeholder Engagement - Leading by Example Functional Competencies: - Proven record of advanced knowledge on gender equality; - Excellent ability to review strategic documents from gender perspective; - Proven research, analytical and report writing skills; - Excellent writing skills in English; - Ability to work in coordination with multiple stakeholders; - Ability to analytically review and consolidate documents from varying sources; - Ability to lead and coordinate teams; - Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in international development or development studies with focus on gender/women’s rights, public administration or other social sciences related fields;.
  • A PhD in the above study fields is considered an asset.


  • At least 10 years of experience in women’s rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment or any related field, including analytical and research experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience of advocacy related work with gender equality and women’s empowerment issues preferably in the Europe and Central Asia;
  • Experience in development, monitoring and/or evaluation of GEWE related policies and legal frameworks;
  • Experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations, any other possible costs as relevant);


  • Fluent in English.

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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.

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