Gender Data Specialist, Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)



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Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 10h 29m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :15 March 2021 - 14 March 2022


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.

UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international 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.

In September 2019 UN Women Georgia with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched a three-year project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG). The overarching goal/impact of the project is to ensure that governance systems are gender-sensitive and enable gender equality in Georgia. The project is organized around three key outcomes: outcome 1: Gender equality and gender mainstreaming are institutionalized at the national and local levels; outcome 2: Gender mainstreaming capacities are developed and sustained at the national and local levels; outcome 3: More and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Data and statistics are indispensable tools for devising evidence-based policies to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, assessing their impact, and promoting accountability. Regardless of important advances related to gender statistics internationally such as adoption of the minimum set of gender indicators in 2013 by the UN Statistical Commission and availability of gender-specific indicators to monitor implementation of the 2030 agenda, important gaps in the area persist making it difficult to monitor progress for women and girls (UN Women, 2018. Making Women and Girls Visible – Gender Data Gaps and Why they Matter; Available at: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2018/issue-brief-making-women-and-girls-visible-en.pdf?la=en&vs=2720).  To ensure that more and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women, within the framework of GG4GEG, supports national partners in addressing gender data gaps in Georgia. Gender Data Specialist will contribute to the implementation of the GG4GEG project by steering technical assistance to national partners on mainstreaming gender across the national statistical system and strengthening capacities of data producers and data users on gender data collection, analysis and dissemination.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and GG4GEG Programme analyst, the Data specialist will carry out the following functions:

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of mainstreaming gender in data collection, analysis and dissemination:

  • Provide inputs to relevant programme documents, strategies, policy briefs, concept notes and other documents as appropriate.
  • Provide inputs to the design and formulation of programme strategies and initiatives.

2. Lead and provide quality assurance to UN Women’s research initiatives related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Provide key inputs to research methodologies and publications produced by UN Women.
  • Contribute towards interpreting, contextualizing and disseminating gender data in a way that contributes to evidence-based national planning and programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to national partners in the area of gender data collection, analysis and dissemination:

  • Support national data producers in mainstreaming gender in data collection systems
  • Support national partners in development of a national set of indicators to track progress and report on national and international commitments on GEWE
  • Support national partners in strengthening data dissemination strategies and enhancing dialogue with data users, including, inter alia, via managing the presentation, visualization and other user-friendly communication strategies
  • Identify capacity development needs of stakeholders

4. Contribute to the implementation of the UN Women data agenda by building and maintaining partnerships:

  • Develop and maintain effective networks and partnerships with National Statistical offices, and other data collecting and research organizations;
  • Work creatively with the UN System, civil society and academia to identify synergies and linkages in relation to research and data;
  • Represent UN Women in inter-agency working groups and fora on research and data, as necessary

5. Serve as UN Women Georgia CO Knowledge Management focal point

  • Develop UN Women Georgia Knowledge Management (KM) strategy and action plan
  • Facilitate the process of monitoring of the KM strategy and action plan implementation, including through the tasks and duties listed above
  • Ensure quality assurance and peer review process of UN Women knowledge products in partnership with relevant programme colleagues

6. Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor


Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong knowledge and use of computer office tools and statistical software;
  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated;
  • Familiarity with results-based management and human rights-based programming will be an asset.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment demonstrated;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to approach work with energy, commitment and a positive, constructive attitude; Resourceful in finding solutions.

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

Academic Background: 

  • At least Masters (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, gender, economics, statistics, development or other social science fields. 

Relevant work experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience carrying out research and analysis in a development policy and/or research context;
  • At least two years of track record in data analysis, research and writing, including on gender and development;
  • A substantial background in statistical analysis and econometrics is highly desired;
  • Experience conducting methodological research on gender statistics will be a strong asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English
  • Knowledge of Russian language is an asset;

Application package for the position of Gender Data Specialist, Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG) on SB4-Mid level should consist of:

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.



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