- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
International Consultant to conduct gender assessment of the National Statistics System (NSS) in Armenia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 5h 48m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 28 working days (with possibility of extension)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 February 2021 – 10 May 2021|
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 United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), is 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 Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in early 2014 and provides support and oversight to Country Offices in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey, and Central Asia. 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 are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (MEWGC) 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 Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work, supported by global and regional activities linking normative and technical work on gender statistics at the global level to the regional and national levels through three interlinked areas of work:
Gender statistics (GS) are not limited to data disaggregated by sex; they are statistics that reflect gender issues and that are based on concepts, definitions and methods that adequately reflect the differences between women and men and capture different aspects of their lives. The production of GS concerns the entire National Statistical System (NSS) and covers data from different sources and statistical fields; hence, GS should not be misunderstood as being limited to the compilation of sex-disaggregated statistics. Obtaining reliable GS that adequately reflect differences and inequalities in the situation of women and men in all areas of life requires a strategy of gender integration in the different stages of statistical processes. This means that gender should be mainstream into all statistical activities, rather than dealt with as an “add-on”. To integrate gender into NSS, a number of actions are taken. Among them, the coverage of gender issues by official statistical systems and the adequacy of such systems is reviewed, concepts and methods are analyzed to check gender sensitivity, and the institutional and organizational setting is considered to make sure they are enabling the strategy of gender integration.
In this context, UN Women is seeking to engage an International consultant to conduct the assessment on the mainstreaming of gender in the national statistical system of Armenia which will examine the gender responsiveness of the legal framework and practices, identify gaps and issue recommendations to improve data availability to monitor and report on progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment policies and programs production of gender statistics in a regular manner.
Since 2018 UN Women has been partnering with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) to strengthen statistical systems to produce gender statistics aligned with national priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As part of its, PARIS21 developed a comprehensive framework to assess data and capacity gaps linked to gender statistics. The framework, aimed at national statistical offices, proposes methods, activities and tools for conducting assessments related to gender statistics to support the mainstreaming of gender statistics in national statistical systems (NSS). This framework will be used and followed in preparation of a comprehensive assessment for the Armenian NSS in this detailed consultancy assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Goal and Objectives of the Consultancy:
Since 2019, UN Women has been supporting the National Statistical Committee (NSC) of Armenia to improve gender data availability related to women’s economic empowerment and intends to broaden its assistance by supporting a Gender Assessment of the National Statistics System, which will serve as a basis for integration of gender into strategic planning and governance of official statistics in Armenia. To this end, UN Women ECA Regional Office and UN Women Country Office of Georgia will be providing joint financial and technical support by hiring an International Consultant to lead and conduct the Gender Assessment of National Statistical System in Armenia.
The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the gender statistics in the Republic of Armenia in relation to the functioning of the national statistical system, which will serve as a basis for the strategy aiming at the integration of a gender perspective in the annual strategic planning cycle, including the mid-term review of NSDS. Related to this, the Consultant shall conduct an assessment of the GS gaps in the national statistical system, both from an institutional perspective and a data-oriented point of view, making sure to take in due considerations existing and recent assessments on statistics provided by the national and international stakeholders. To fulfill the gender assessment, the Consultant will be assisted by national consultant who has been supporting the NSC to improve gender statistics as part of official statistics.
3. Duties and Responsibilities:
The Consultant, in coordination with UN Women and the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) will cover the following tasks to fulfill the assignment:
A. Conduct a comprehensive assessment on the current state of gender statistics and the NSS’s capacity to govern, produce, and communicate gender data that meets user needs. This will entail the following tasks:
B. Analysis of gender statistics gaps and national capacities to produce indicators in compliance with international recommendations, such as SDG gender-specific indicators, UN minimum set of gender indicators, UNECE Gender equality indicators, and national needs for data driven policies. The analysis will be based on the ADAPT Gender Module and other available assessments tools (to be decided jointly with ARMSTAT).
C. Validation of Gender Assessment of NSS and development of a Gender Statistics Roadmap/Action Plan. This would entail:
Furthermore, provide comments, feedback, and recommendations to improve the UN Women/PARIS21 analytical framework and the assessment process to ensure fitness for country implementation and for mainstreaming gender concerns in the overall statistics strategy (NSDS) for the statistical system.
4. Expected deliverables:
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
Languages and other skills:
The application should include:
8. Management and financial arrangements
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Gender Statistics Specialist and under the guidance of UNWomen Economic Empowerment Programme Specialist in Georgia.
Payment will be disbursed in three instalments upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women ECARO that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified
9.. Evaluation process
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
The candidates must possess the following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated