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Gender and Migration Analyst (Consultant)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||07-Aug-20 (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 :||1 month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||16 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.
The UN Women Myanmar Country Office is based in Yangon, with offices in the capital Naypyitaw as well as in Mon, Kachin, and Rakhine States. Under its Strategic Note 2019-2021, UN Women Myanmar focuses on delivering on the following interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
• Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Governance
• Women’s Economic Empowerment
• Women, Peace and Security and Gender in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Myanmar migrants are returning to their home communities. They either were laid off, or their visa were not extended, or they came back out of security concerns. According to official statistics there were 99,058 official returning migrants (35% women) as of 12 June 2020. Kayin and Mon states and Bago Regions bear the highest influx. Anecdotal evidence from IOM and civil society sources state a similar if not higher number of irregular migrants (over 75% women). Temporary shelters and quarantine facilities are being set up to receive returnees for 21 days before they can their home communities.
A post-quarantine rapid assessment by IOM on the experiences, needs and intentions of returning migrants, assesses the impacts of COVID-19 and the future needs of returnees. A similar rapid assessment is also being conducted with members of migrant-sending communities, including village leaders. Both assessments are quantitative.
A gendered perspective on migration
Returning female and male migrants experience migration in different ways. Migration decisions and strategies are different among men and women and migration affects men and women in different ways – whether they are migrants or not. Given these differences, it is important to consider how gender shapes who migrates, where, when and how, as well as the different impacts of men and women’s migration. A research conducted as part of the “Capitalising Human Mobility for Poverty Alleviation and Inclusive Development for Myanmar” (CHIME) project in 2017 states that ‘gender norms in migrant-sending households appear to be shifting due to migration, as well as changes in the wider society’. The research conducted in 4 regions in Myanmar showed gendered patterns in migration and in migration drivers and strategies: male and female migrants tend to work in different sectors and types of sectors also differing by destination. Female migrant noted that they receive lower wages than men. Similarities between men and women patterns are their age (tend to be in their twenties) the level of remittances. There is little evidence that women are less likely to remit that men.
Building on the findings of the research CHIME in 2017 the aim of the proposed publication is
The major objective of the assignment is to do an analysis and synthesis of primary data (rapid assessment with returning migrants and semi-structured interviews) and provide an analysis and synthesis and policy recommendations for gender responsive COVID-19 response and beyond.
 IOM Situation report 12th of June 2020
 IOM Rapid assessment for returning migrants 2020 (internal document)
Duties and Responsibilities
III. Duties and Responsibilities:
Working under overall supervision of the UN Women Head of Programme the gender and migration analyst will do the following:
IV. Deliverables and timeline
The consultant will work for 16 days within the period of 10th of August to 31st of August 2020 and must following deliverables:
V. Competencies and Values
Please visit the 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
VI. Required Skills and Experience
Languages and Skills:
VII. The Application Process
Application should include
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to via the UNDP online recruitment system no later than 7th of August 2020. The submission package includes:
Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.
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.