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Consultant Economist to draft industry specific indicators for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (WYPD) - (3 positions).
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six (6) 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.
The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) seeks three economists to consult with to draft industry specific indicators for WYPD on the Economic Empowerment and Participation of these groupings across of sectors of the country.
This will contribute to the effective monitoring and evaluation of the President’s plan for the reconstruction and recovery of our economy and our country. The specific areas on the objectives of the plan that the DWYPD is concerned with in terms of economic empowerment and participation of WYPD are:
About the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD):
The DWYPD is mandated to regulate and lead on the socio-economic transformation, empowerment and participation of WYPD through mainstreaming, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation. Guided by the National Development Plan, the manifesto of the ruling party and South Africa’s obligations on international legal frameworks on the empowerment of WYPD. The DWYPD seeks to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequalities, as a result, its strategic focus is on the development and implementation of interventions to promote economic empowerment for WYPD and to ensure their meaningful participation by coordinating the effective implementation of their socio-economic rights.
The main objective of the assignment is to develop industry specific national empowerment and participation indicators for WYPD across all sectors of the economy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work / duties and responsibilities:
Under overall guidance of the DWYPD and Reporting to the Director General of DWYPD, while working closely with the Chief Director of Economic Empowerment and Participation, the consultants will perform the following tasks:
The above will contribute directly to the objectives of the President’s plan for the reconstruction and recovery of our economy and our country, as the DWYPD will be in a position to accurately measure and therefore effectively regulate the creation of jobs, re-industrialisation of the economy, focus on SMME’s, unlock investment and growth across all sectors of the economy at an industry specific level with a key focus on WYPD.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:
The consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
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
Required Skills and Experience
Required experience and qualifications:
The consultant should fulfill the following requirements.
Experience and skills:
Language and other skills:
Please ensure to include a duly filled UN Women personal history form (P11 form) in your attachment. The link to the dopcument can also be found here: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
UN WOMEN 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.