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Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||26-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
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.
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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre 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.
The programme “Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management in ASEAN,” implemented by UN Women in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat aims to ensure that key relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies are supported with evidence based policy research and relevant technical capacity to integrate gender and protection framework to mitigate and prevent sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). More specifically it aims to ensure that a protection (including SGBV and child protection), gender and inclusion lens is integrated in the design and implementation of the new ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025.
Research from past disasters in Thailand have demonstrated the differential and disproportionate impact of disasters on women and girls, as well as the challenges that they face in gaining equitable access to relief and assistance. In large scale events such as flooding in 2011, relief operations across provinces were male dominated, with women’s voices absent from policy making, and the assessment team did not find examples of gender-sensitive approaches employed in distributing aid.
Thailand’s National Disaster Risk Management Plan (2015) highlights the importance of taking into account gender in damage and needs assessments to ensure response meets the needs of disaster affected people, however, limits the scope of meeting gendered needs to prioritization of women and children in evacuations. As part of the work to strengthen the evidence base for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction and preparedness, and to ensure evidence is available for policy-making at national and regional levels, the programme is seeking a consultant to develop a gender and disaster risk profile for Thailand. The gender and disaster risk profile developed should present evidence on gender dimensions of disaster risks (in particular exposure to hazards, vulnerability, and capacity), the root causes and structural constraints of gender inequalities and their impact on risk, and act as a reference tool for policy-making on disaster risk management as well as in designing responses that leave no one behind.
 APEC Gender Equality Focal Points Network (2011). “Women in Times of Disaster: The Integration of Gender Issues and Gender Perspectives in Disaster Management Thailand Study – The Case of the Indian Ocean Tsunami”.
 Ministry of Finance, Royal Thai Government and The World Bank (2012). Thailand Flooding 2554: Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of Programme Analyst for Thailand, and in close consultation with the Strengthening Gender-Responsive Disaster Management team based in Jakarta, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Under the supervision of the Programme Analyst for UN Women Thailand and in close consultation with the UN Women project management team based on Jakarta, the consultant will produce the following deliverables:
 UN Women will cover the cost of translation from English to Thai or vice versa for the final profile.
Knowledge and experience:
Required Skills and Experience
Contract period and work location
The consultant will be home-based, and the contract period will be for five months (October 2020-February 2021). If travel is required, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided by UN Women if and when needed in line with UN standard rates applied at that time. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.
Submission of application
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.