National Consultant to conduct Gender barriers analysis and baseline of available legal and policy frameworks on Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health, rights and service access to women and girls in humanitarian settings



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Location : Kampala with field travels, UGANDA
Application Deadline :05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :9d 10h 50m
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)
15-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :30 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 Working Days


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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Since 2008, UN Women in collaboration with UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, WHO and UNAIDS have joined forces under the H6+ partnership with the goal of improving health outcomes for women, children and adolescents. The purpose of the H6 is to “leverage the collective strengths and complementary advantages and capacities of each of its six member organizations in order to support countries with high burdens of maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent mortality and morbidity in their efforts to improve the survival, health and well-being of every woman, newborn, child and adolescent”. To deliver on its purpose, the H6+ Partnership supports country implementation through: (a) coordinating and providing technical assistance; (b) convening policy makers, service providers and partners to discuss and agree on priorities and joint response; and, (c) advocating for strengthening health systems for improving equitable access to and use of quality SRMNCAH information, care and services in all settings.

Using its comparative advantage as the go-to Agency for gender equality advisory and technical, UN Women Uganda CO would like to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the legal, policy, programme, advocacy and resource mobilisation strategies for SRMNCAH, rights and access in relation to women and girls in humanitarian settings. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To establish baseline for selected project indicators as indicated in the ProDoc and activity workplans for the lead IPs.
  • To review SRMNCAH-related policy and legal frameworks to establish barriers that hinder access to quality services for women and girls.  
  • To review and identify intersectionality of legal and policy frame works related to SRMNCAH between Humanitarian and Development Sectors. 
  • To identify and assess gaps and challenges of legal and policy frameworks in the implementation of SRMNCAH rights in Uganda for the Humanitarian settings.   
  • To Review and assess international policy and legal frameworks related to SRMNCAH rights that Uganda has ratified, analyze their extent of implementation.


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to synthesize programme performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and capacity to liaise with parties concerned
  • Strong facilitation, writing and presentation skills

Excellent verbal and written English and Amharic. 


Required Skills and Experience

Education

Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, human rights, gender/women's studies, or a related field is required.

 

Experience

At least 7 years of experience in working with gender programme design, action research and analysis

Previous experience in conducting gender analysis studies preferably for health services or any other related social services area. Analysis related to sexual and reproductive health rights will be an added advantage.

Previous experience in assessment and analysis of programs in the humanitarian settings

Excellent analytical, management and coordination skills.

Excellent understanding of Uganda’s humanitarian context and SRMNCAH services there in

 

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;

Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

 

Interested applicants must submit

Signed Curriculum vitae with contact details of 03 clients for whom you have rendered preferably similar services.

Proof of previous written work in English.

Application with separate Resume, clearly described technical proposal and financial proposal for all anticipated activities including travel to West Nile for data collection.

Only applications with all items mentioned above will be considered.

 



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