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National Consultant to analyze survey and administrative data and develop a publication on gender and disability in Georgia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 10h 32m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||27 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||27 working days in the period of March 2021 – June 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.
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. UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with international and national commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.
UN Women Georgia Country Office with the generous support of the Joint SDG Fund and in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, OHCHR, UNFPA and WHO is implementing a Joint Programme (JP) “Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia”. Within the framework of the JP UN Women contributes to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with disabilities and ensuring their full and effective participation in life on an equal basis with others. To achieve this goal, UN Women prioritizes strengthening national capacities to monitor and lobby for the implementation of CRPD in the context of national and international commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment and improving collection and utilization of data from disability and gender perspective.
Women and girls with disabilities face systemic marginalization, attitudinal and environmental barriers, barriers to access education, health care, including sexual and reproductive health, information and service, justice, civic and political participation; they face lower economic and social status; are exposed to the increased risk of violence, including sexual violence; discrimination as well as harmful gender-based discriminatory practices, etc. Furthermore, global estimates indicate that 57% to 81% of all caregivers of people with disabilities are women, adding another gendered dimension to the issue of disability. The 2017 report of the UN Secretary General on the situation of women and girls with disabilities and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto calls member states to pay increased attention to policymaking as well as to data collection, analysis and reporting on the situation of disabled women and girls, also to strengthening their networks and them having access to information about their rights (A/72/227, Situation of women and girls with disabilities and the Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, available on-line at: http://www.un.org/disabilities//documents/gadocs/A_72_227.doc).
Georgia has showed strong commitment to various international development agendas for disability and gender inclusive development. Georgia is a State Party to a number of universal and regional human rights treaties and global action plans that directly or implicitly call for the inclusion of all persons with disabilities (PwDs) and empowerment of all women and girls with disabilities. Examples of these include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ( While CEDAW does not explicitly refer to women and girls with disabilities, the General Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination of Women No. 18 (a) notes that women with disabilities are doubly marginalized and recognizes the scarcity of data, and (b) calls on States parties to provide this information in their periodic reports and ensure the participation of women and girls with disabilities in all areas of social and cultural life.), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, identifies specific actions to ensure the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities in various areas, bringing disability inclusion into the general efforts to address the multiple barriers to empowerment and advancement faced by women and girls.), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (The 2030 Agenda has a standalone goal on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and includes persons with disabilities in the SDGs related to poverty, hunger education, washing, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), economic growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, climate change, and data, monitoring and accountability.). Despite some progress, persistent challenges remain: In Georgia, the lack of data makes it impossible to discern the real extent of disability in Georgia and accordingly, the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities and their families. Existing data on PwDs derives from three main sources: population census 2014 (National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT)), Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - MICS (GEOSTAT and UNICEF, 2018) and administrative data from different ministries and is mostly available in the form of tabulations showing the number of specific severe disabilities present in the population. Sex disaggregated disability data and other in-depth analyses are rarely available, which limits the practical use of quality statistics on gender and disability in evidence-based policy making, programming, monitoring and evaluation.
In 2020 within the framework of the “Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia” project UN Women developed a roadmap to improve gender and disability data in Georgia. The roadmap assesses available data sources from disability and gender perspective and presents a package of short-term and long-term recommendations on minimum set of indicators on gender and disability for the government of Georgia. One of the priority actions outlined in the roadmap is to disaggregate Census and MICS data by gender and disability for Georgia’s nationalized SDG and other development indicators ( SDG = Sustainable Development Goal (Indicators); MSGI = Minimum Set of Gender Indicators;). Namely it is recommended:
1. To use recommendations of UN Statistics Division for disaggregation with population and housing censuses (UN, 2017. Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: Revision 3. New York: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division. ISBN 978-92-1-161597-5. Accessible online at: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/Standards-and-Methods/files/Principles_and_Recommendations/Population-and-Housing-Censuses/Series_M67rev3-E.pdf.) and analyze 2014 Census data to derive the following indicators:
2. To analyze 2018 MICS data to derive the following indicators:
To improve availability and practical use of gender and disability data in Georgia, UN Women is seeking to contract a national consultant who will conduct a secondary analysis of existing data, including administrative data, Census and MICS data to get the minimum set of recommended indicators related to gender and disability, including but not limited to the indicators outlined above. The international consultant will work in close partnership with GEOSTAT and administrative data providers, such as the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs and Ministry of Education and Science, under the overall coordination from UN Women.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
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
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Deputy Country Representative.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR
How to Submit the Application: