Gender Economist Expert - National Consultant- Re-advertisement



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Location : TUNISIA
Application Deadline :17-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :40 days within 6 months

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 and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The Tunisian Government has responded to the COVID-19-19 outbreak with several immediate measures. It has implemented an emergency plan by injecting liquidity to ease cash flow pressures on enterprises, funding lines to compensate for lost wages due to technical unemployment, alleviation of financial and tax burdens, and one-off cash transfers to households working in the informal sector, who are not covered by any social assistance program and who are vulnerable to shocks. Despite all these efforts, it is often difficult to identify and reach these households and vulnerable groups of society, which are in a precarious situation from the onset and risk to be left behind.

It is within this framework of the joint program between UNWOMEN, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, and WPF: Strengthening social protection and economic relief systems for vulnerable and marginalized segments of the population as a response to COVID-19-19, In Tunisia, to support the Tunisian Government agencies to scale-up the national socio-economic response to COVID-19-19 with tools to target more effectively vulnerable and marginalized populations with their COVID-19-19 responses. With 2 Outcomes for UNWOMEN:

  1. Gender-responsive macro-economic policy solutions integrated into the legal normative frameworks and government socio-economic, financial and fiscal measures
  2. Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age-disaggregated data in order to accurately identify the differential impact of the outbreak on the population

Under the general supervision of Head of Office and directly under program Coordinator, the expert will ensure collection data and producing national methodology and strategic analysis on economic violence against women in Tunisia, including COVID-19 situation.

The objective of the Assignment:

The main objective of the consultancy is to develop a national methodology of economic violence against women with analysis report the impact of economic situation with COVID-19 situation from gender lenses while analyzing the current macro-economic policies, from a gender perspective, and defining realistic gender-responsive.


Duties and Responsibilities

Data collection;

  • Collect data and information on the economic situation of women in Tunisia, 2019/2020
  • Collect data produced by the different national and international organizations on economic violence against women in Tunisia,
  • Ensure designing of a database linked with Economic Violence against women during COVID-19

A concertation with relevant stakeholders;

  • In coordination with other relevant actors (UN agencies, non-government organizations, Government) ensure that the database is comprehensively covering all relevant issues of economic Violence against women
  • Coordinate with national institutions to ensure better reliability of the information
  • Prepare a draft methodological note on indicators /criteria to identify economic violence.
  • Ensure meetings and focus groups with national and local actors to discuss and consult on the methodological note.
  • Identify the capacity development needs of stakeholders related to gender economic

 Analysis and substantive knowledge

  • Carry out a gender analysis of the main results, following the outputs of the surveys or focus groups carried out.
  • Prepare the note of the national seminar for the adoption of the methodology
  • Ensure the update of the methodological note following the national week and have it validated, in collaboration with the Coordinator project, by the national actors.
  • Contribute to disseminate Gender Statistics Development modules and establish best practices and lessons learned
  • Develop assessments to identify gaps in the development of gender statistics in relation to SDG goals.
  • Reviewing and improving selected data collection instruments to produce prevalence data on different forms of economic violence against women, including for the SDG global monitoring indicators
  • Produce a national report on analysis of at least 10 pages on the economic impact of the COVID-19 on women in collaboration with the MFFES and the UN Women international experts.

Deliverables:

Deliverables

Timelines/2020

Report on data and documentation collected,

One month after recruitment

Provide a draft of national methodology on economic violence against women with the implication of national stakeholders In Tunisia

15 September

Preparation and moderation of seminar with MFFES

25-30 November

Provide 1st draft of the report on analysis on economic violence against women in Tunisia including COVID-19 impact

30 November

Report on analysis of economic violence against women in Tunisia including COVID-19 impact

25 December


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and research skills on gender economic and women economic empowerment and its policy implications
  • Excellent Knowledge of the ending violence against women
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and data collection;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of gender-related macroeconomic issues in the country;
  • Strong knowledge of modalities of UN technical support at global, regional and country levels, with a focus on gender statistics
  • Proven planning, goal setting, and prioritization skills;
  • Proven ability to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies;
  • Excellent knowledge of national stakeholders on economic
  • Strong knowledge and use of computer office tools and statistical software;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with different types of partners and institutional partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining high-quality and timeliness.
  • Self-management;
  • Continuous Learning and awareness of political sensitivity.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Development Studies, Economics or Social Sciences, or gender studies with at least 10 years of experience.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/program management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in Economic Empowerment with a gender focus.
  • Strong knowledge of the Macroeconomy policy, Economic Institutions, and Sustainable Development.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 publications related to Economic analysis with a gender focus.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in Arabic and French is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Good Knowledge of English is an asset.

Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • Having received the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Technical Evaluation (70%, 70 points) split such as:

  • Education: 10 points
  • Experience writing the fields of gender development and women’s an empowerment/ gender economic-related work: 10 points
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience writing and working on economic issues in Lebanon: 20 points
  • Demonstrated analytical and report writing skills of (at least 5 publications): 30 points

Financial Evaluation (30%, 30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • The contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to the portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  •  Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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.


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