International Consultant - Preparation of training materials on Time-Use Surveys and statistics



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Location : Home based
Application Deadline :24-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
30-Nov-2020

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.


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. The purpose of this consultancy is to support the implementation of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count programme by, in particular, supporting the development of training materials on Time-Use Surveys and statistics.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative, “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWG)” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The MEWG Programme encompasses a multi-year and multi-country programme of work with particular focus on implementing and supporting regional and country-specific activities in the three inter-related key areas:

  • Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs;
  • Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

Within the context of implementing this programme, and with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality, availability and use of gender statistics, UN Women is organizing a series of regional workshops that will bring together countries from across the regions to strengthen the knowledge of the United Nations guidelines and standards relevant to conduct Time-Use surveys.  

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be working under the joint supervision of Gender Statistic Specialist of both UN Women Regional Office for Western and Central Africa and Asia and the Pacific to prepare a training module on “Conducting Time-Use Surveys and analysing time-use statistics”. The training module targets mid-level officials at National Statistical Offices, Ministries of Women and academia. The training module is expected to be fully informed by the relevant United Nations guidelines and standards on the topic and structured around 6 key areas: 1) policy uses and informational needs for time-use statistics (e.g. measurement objectives, including construction of satellite accounts of unpaid work); 2) conceptual framework and relevant United Nations statistical standards (e.g. System of National Accounts, 19th ICLS, ICATUS 2016);  3) sampling for Time-Use Surveys and field operations; 4) questionnaire design and methods of data collection; 5) editing, processing and analysing time-use statistics; 6) communicating and disseminating time-use statistics. The expected duration of each session is 2 hours and the tone and purpose of the training materials should be pedagogical.

  • Prepare an inception report that includes the concept note for the training, the training agenda and the selected topics for each session of the training module, including relevant reference material for each session.
  • Prepare power points presentation of relevant materials (e.g. United Nations guidelines and standards and best practices) for each session.
  • Draft a short syllabus for each session.
  • Prepare at least one hands-on exercise for learners to practice the materials being taught in each session.
  • Provide an example “case study” of a real-life instance for each session, including where time-use statistics have been used for Policy Making.
  • Provide an example dataset for the learner to use for exercises and instruction on how to construct different indicators, including SDG 5.4.1.
  • Include a list of links to existing resources on this topic (bibliography or on-line resource repository).
  • Draft 3 example quiz to test the students’ knowledge after finalization of the module (including solutions for trainers). 

    Key Tasks

    Deliverables

    Target Date

    Prepare a first draft training module on “Conducting time-use surveys and statistics”

     

    1. Inception report that includes the concept note for the training, the training agenda and the selected topics for each session of the training module, including relevant reference material for each session.
    2. Prepare power points presentation of relevant materials (e.g. United Nations guidelines and standards and best practices) for each session.
    3. Draft a short syllabus for each session.
    4. Prepare at least one hands-on exercise for learners to practice the materials being taught in each session.
    5. Provide an example “case study” of a real-life instance for each session, including where time-

    use statistics have been used for Policy Making.

    1. Provide an example dataset for the learner to use for exercises and instruction on how to construct different indicators, including SDG 5.4.1.
    2. Include a list of links to existing resources on this topic (bibliography or on-line resource repository).
    3. Draft 3 example quiz to test the students’ knowledge after finalization of the module (including solutions for trainers).

    D1: 3 days after signature of contract

     

     

     

    D2 to D8: share each topic for review, as it goes 

     

     

     

    Incorporate comments from supervisor and finalize the training module.

    1. Final concept note and agenda for the training
    2. Final power points presentation of relevant materials (e.g. United Nations guidelines and standards and best practices) for each session.
    3. Final short syllabus for each session.
    4. Final one hands-on exercise for learners to practice the materials being taught in each session.
    5. Final “case study” of a real-life instance for each session, including where time-use statistics have been used for Policy Making.
    6. Final example dataset for the learner to use for exercises and instruction on how to construct different indicators, including SDG 5.4.1.
    7. Final list of links to existing resources on this topic (bibliography or on-line resource repository).
    8. Final 3 quiz to test the students’ knowledge after finalization of the module (including solutions for trainers).

    D1: 5 days after signature of contract

    D2 to D8: 15 of January

     

    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.

    Contract duration and location

  • This consultancy is home-based assignment starting 1st December 2020 and ending 10 January 2021.


Competencies

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UN Women
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills. Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach/advocacy
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems
  • Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking skills and ability to generate interest in UN Women’s mandate
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong partnerships with clients and partners
  • Requirements for experience and qualifications

 

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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

 


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in the field of education, gender statistics, international development, gender studies or other related area.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience designing and implementing statistical training, gender data training, and/or training on evidence-based decision making.
  • A minimum of 8 years professional experience supporting the conduction of Time-Use Surveys and analysing Time-use microdata from a gender equality perspective.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant United Nations Guidelines and standards related to Time-Use surveys and statistics, including the International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics.
  • Experience with labour statistics, including thorough knowledge of international statistical standards such as those set up in the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians.
  • Additional experience on preparing training materials, syllabus and guidelines.
  • Knowledge about gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent command of English. 



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