National Consultant-Provide technical support on a day to day basis to the gender directorate and the top management of the Central Statistics Agency of Ethiopia



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Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :13-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :1d 12h 2m
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)
01-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :Six months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six 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.


Background

The centeral Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) is an organization mandated to produce and disseminate socio-economic and demographic data and also to support and coordinate the national statistical system of the country to produce quality data. The agency is playing a significant role in evidence-based planning and decision making in the country by producing difference data from surveys and censuses over the years. The Agency has now adopted the third National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS III) which will guide the coming five years of the development of statistics in the country and its implementation will support the monitoring of the implementation of the Ten Years Development Plan 2021-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

As the mandated institution for the production and dissemination of official statistics, CSA aspires to provide users with quality statistical information in various spheres including gender statistics. However, the capacity of CSA in the production of gender statistics for the monitoring of the national, regional and global plans and commitments needs to be enhanced. In order to improve the production of gender statistics, supporting the gender mainstreaming directorate of CSA and the organization at large is found to be very important. Once the data gap is identified and data need determined, strengthened coordination, partnership and concrete collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), UN agencies, CSOs, academia, professional associations and researchers is further required for production of quality statistical data that can reflect the realities of Ethiopian men and women. Development of gender statistics is crucial for gender equality and women’s empowerment as a pillar for evidence-based decision making and programming.

Currently, CSA has 25 branch offices and 20 directorates at the Federal, where one of the directorates is the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate. The directorate is under-staffed as it stands now. The directorate has been working with different task forces and ad hoc committees drawn from the core directorates of the CSA as a proxy remedy for shortage of staff required. The support from the committees can still continue as it facilitates coordination and allow engagement of multidisciplinary team. However, cognizant of the need for additional staff to follow up the implementation, monitoring and reporting on planned activities, UN Women is hiring a national consultant that will support the unit and CSA.

This TOR is, therefore, developed to guide the recruitment of a national consultant with relevant qualification and practical experiences  in mainstreaming gender issues and skill in data production and analyses from a gender perspective to guide the work of CSA on gender statistics .


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will deliver on the following core tasks but not limited to these;

  • Review the Ten Years Development Plan and SDG indicators from gender perspective to identify the data gaps and come up with practical recommendations to improve gender statistics land scape in the country.
  • Provide technical support on a day to day basis to the gender directorate and the top management of CSA as deemed necessary ranging from preparing various proposals & reports, build partnership with MDAs and UN agencies working on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  • Follow-up and support the implementation of the Letter of Agreement between UN Women and CSA on “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” signed on June 20, 2019.
  • Review plans, budgets and reports of the CSA from a gender perspective, facilitate and coordinate trainings, meetings and dialogues on gender statistics.
  • Provide technical assistance to mainstream gender in the national statistical system.
  • Provide technical support to the various steering and technical committees to be formed for the implementation of the project.
  • Provide strategic support to the different Directorates of CSA at the federal and branch offices on improving the mainstreaming of gender considerations across the different interventions of CSA
  • Support the conduct of regular and scheduled surveys and assessments under the project and the NSDS to effectively mainstream gender in all surveys and assessments.
  • Support the undertaking of a regular dialogue platform between data producers and users and effective dissemination of up to date, reliable and comparable gender data.
  • Assist the gender mainstreaming directorate to strengthen existing networks and in fostering new partnership with the National statistics council, sector ministries, research institutes, academia, media development partners and CSOs.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization effort for the implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment related activities.


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

Functional Competencies

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of technical area in data and gender statistics and gender mainstreaming in surveys and assessments
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Advanced degree (or equivalent) in statistics, gender studies, economics, demography, and sociology or related field is required.

Experience and skills

  • At least 5 years of demonstrable experience in statistics development at the national, regional and/or international level with specialization on gender;
  • Technical expertise in areas relevant to gender statistics, project management, monitoring and reporting, women empowerment and gender equality;
  • Strong understanding of gender and its interlinkages with the Sustainable Development Goals and Leaving No One Behind initiative; and
  • Experience working with and a solid knowledge of programme management within the UN System and/or other international organizations is an advantage.
  • Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required.

UNWOMEN 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.



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