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National Consultant - Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||04-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||30 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 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.
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.
In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the Third Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big 4 Agenda. It is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) of 2018-2022. UN Women’s Strategic Note 2019-2022 envisions a state where gender relations empower women and men to make informed decisions, have equal access to and use of quality services, and control resources and assets in a secure, accountable, and inclusive nation. The Strategic Note has prioritized the following four impact areas: 1) Women leadership in decision making, 2) Women’s Economic Empowerment, 3) Ending Violence against Women and Girls, and 4) and Women, Peace and Security. In addition, UN Women is also mandated to coordinate and promote the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda.
The UN Women-supported Country Gender Equality Profiles (CGEPs) are in-depth, national-level analyses of the status of women and men based on both statistical and qualitative data. The purpose of the CGEPs is to strengthen national understanding and data on the advancement of international, regional, and national commitments towards GEWE. They will also be a primary source for evidence-driven advocacy and programming for national stakeholders, international development partners, and the UN System to advance the gains and overcome bottlenecks at the national, regional, and global level. The CGEP goes beyond only a quantitative analysis and to includes qualitative analysis framed around root causes and international norms and standards. The focus and nature of the qualitative analysis is to be driven by national needs and contexts.
The Kenya CGEP will be produced in close alignment with other like-minded development partners who are planning complementary analytical work. A CGEP Advisory Group consisting of gender experts drawn from the UN, government, development partners, and civil society will support the process, providing advice on the key aspects and stages of the CGEP’s development, including methodology, approving the proposed outline, and clearing the final content.
The CGEP will have two key sections. The first section will be an in-depth gender analysis of the economic, legal, political, and social situation and challenges in Kenya. The second will be a more in-depth sectoral gender analysis. The focus of this consultancy will be an in-depth gender analysis of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance in Kenya that will form part of the second section of the in-depth sectoral gender analysis.
The analysis should provide an assessment of the importance of the sector in the economy and social fabric of the country or region, the institutional and legal framework that regulates the sector, how the sector implements national gender equality and anti-discrimination policies, the gender gaps, barriers, and challenges in the sector, and how it responds currently to the different gender needs and interests of women and men (and girls and boys as appropriate), in all their diversity. It will:
Duties and Responsibilities
Carry out a sectoral gender analysis of the integration of gender in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Humanitarian assistance in Kenya.
Key performance indicators
Gender analysis of the disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance sector.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification
An Advanced University degree in gender studies, international development, economics, or related disciplines is required; a Ph.D. is a plus.