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Gender Analysis Specialist
|Application Deadline :||19-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 8h 29m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-11|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 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.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
While the assignment is home based, occasional travel to Lebanon to meet with partners may be required as and
when needed and depending upon security and COVID 19 measures. It is anticipated that the selected applicant travel to the duty station twice throughout the duration of the contract.
UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon
completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken
physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
The Gender Analysis Specialist will work in the Coordination Unit of the UNDP Lebanon Country Office and contribute to the overall objectives of the programme through conducting/facilitating a range of activities as a team member and as an individual. The UNDP Coordination Unit is responsible for UNDP’s coordination and leadership on the stabilization dimension of the Lebanon crisis response. In this role, UNDP’s work is focused on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and building resilience in the refugee and host community response in Lebanon and reinforcing Lebanon’s economic, social and environmental stability to prevent further crises. As of March 2020, there are four international and 12 national staff in the unit, of which four are based in regional field offices.
Project background and objective
The impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon is reaching a scale unprecedented in the history of complex, refugee-driven emergencies. The crisis is not only challenging the country’s existing social and economic infrastructure, it also brings to Lebanon a new set of disparities, cleavages and tensions that threaten to undermine Lebanon’s delicate social and political stability.
With the protracted nature of the crisis, refugees are living in poverty, accumulating debt and making tough choices to reduce costs, with negative consequences for quality of shelter, access to health, clean water and education opportunities. Furthermore, areas with the highest concentration of refugees, North Lebanon and the Bekaa valley, are among the poorest and most underserved regions of Lebanon. Even before the crisis, social services, infrastructure and livelihood opportunities were inadequate. Now, increased refugee populations are putting enormous pressure on water, sanitation, education and health care systems, with critical consequences for Lebanon’s natural and environmental resources. Furthermore, this dynamic is unfolding within the context of a socio-economic crisis in Lebanon where on 17 October 2019, nation-wide protests erupted throughout the country, coinciding with a major economic and financial crisis. The unfolding crisis presents new challenges which are resulting in further di?culties for both vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugees in terms of livelihoods, food security, and health care (including mental health). In the medium to longer-term, the number of vulnerable families is likely to rise and the situation for those already living in poverty will worsen. The unpredictability and fluidity of the situation is affecting the crisis response.
Reflecting the protracted nature of the crisis and its profound impact on Lebanon, the response to the crisis moved in 2017 towards a four-year integrated humanitarian-stabilization response, the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) 2017-2020. The LCRP is an integrated humanitarian and stabilization strategy. The main objectives are to: (1) Ensure protection of vulnerable populations, (2) Provide immediate assistance to vulnerable population, (3) Support service provision through national systems, and (4) Reinforce Lebanon's economic, social and environmental stability by investing in Lebanese institutions, services and systems in a manner that helps maintain Lebanon's stability throughout the crisis. The LCRP is steered by the Minister of Social Affairs (MoSA) and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, in collaboration with other ministries and the lead UN agencies. The plan covers 10 sectors and all activities are coordinated by line ministries through sector working groups. Response partners thus work across a range of areas: Food Security, Basic Assistance, Education, Health, Water, Protection, Social Stability, Livelihoods, Energy, and Shelter.
UNDP’s role has evolved in parallel, with UNHCR leading on the refugee dimension of the response, UNDP leads on stabilization, under the overall leadership of the Government of Lebanon. In addition to this overall leadership role, UNDP is also leading three of the ten sectors of the response, the social stability, livelihoods and energy sectors, while UNDP programmes are providing crucial contribution to Lebanon’s stability by supporting host communities in the areas of livelihoods, basic infrastructure and environmental and social stability.
Furthermore, UNDP has been at the forefront of strengthening the monitoring & evaluation framework of the LCRP as well as ensuring that programming across the response is both conflict sensitive and environmentally responsive. As the crisis response progresses with a better integrated understanding of risks and vulnerabilities, further efforts are required to also strengthen gender analysis and programming. A wealth of both quantitative and qualitative data is collected across the response, much of which is disaggregated by gender. Steps have been taken to strengthen gender analysis on topics such as vulnerability and social tensions, however, there is definite potential to strengthen this. A particular area of interest is to look at how gender roles have changes as a result of the displacement crisis, and how these changes can be used as an opportunity for programming to support gender equality and women’s voices in decision making, political engagement, reconciliation and eventually also peacebuilding.
The Gender Analysis Specialist will work closely with the Inter-Agency coordination team and report to the Chief Technical Advisor of the Coordination Unit in UNDP. Under the guidance of Senior Inter-Agency Coordinator, and with support from the Inter-Agency coordination team (UNDP and UNHCR), the Gender Analysis Specialist will contribute to monitoring & evaluation, strategic planning and design of programming aimed at strengthening the analysis of needs, progress and impact within the LCRP from a gender perspective. These efforts will also serve to further strengthen ongoing protection mainstreaming efforts across all sectors/
His/her main role will be to support the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan Inter-Agency coordination mechanism with strengthened gender analysis, which will help inform more gender responsive strategies and programming. The Gender Analysis Specialist will play a key role furthering the gender analysis aspect of the regional crisis response (3RP), based on lessons learned from the Lebanon experience. A dedicated person supporting the Inter-Agency coordination team will ensure a cross-cutting approach and will help to bridge the gap between humanitarian action and development activities, in support of SDG 5.
The Gender Analysis Specialist is also expected to interact with national and local authorities and stakeholders, international agencies, sector working groups to ensure that key gender analysis is conducted and solutions to improve gender inclusion are developed and applied across sectors projects and programming. The Gender Analysis Specialist will work closely with the protection, SGBV, the PSEA focal point/network and conflict sensitivity mainstreaming focal points to build on existing efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The scope of work of the assignment includes:
1. Support Monitoring & Evaluation of the Impact of the LCRP from a gender perspective
2. Support gender analysis efforts within the LCRP
3. Identify and support opportunities to apply gender analysis to strengthen gender responsive programming
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