Violence against Women Administrative Data Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :14-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
14-Jan-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :9 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 months

Background

UN Women is 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 centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action.
The work of UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section is broadly focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women (VAW) that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data. Therein, the Global Joint Programme Strengthening Methodologies and Measurement and Building National Capacities for Violence against Women Data, with UN Women and WHO as participating UN organizations, aims to ensure that quality, comparable data on different forms of violence against women are available and collected over time to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs, CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action. In tandem with population-based surveys, the availability and use of administrative data related to VAW incidents and survivors’ use of available response and support services is key. Having systems in place that allow to collect, store, analyse and share data on survivors’ use of different services—including health, police, justice and social services—in an ethical way that respects their confidentiality and anonymity, would help not only estimate the need and uptake of these services, but also monitor and evaluate the response and quality of services provided, and thus identify needs and inform areas of improvement. However, there is a dearth in the collection of good practices and guidance on the establishment and use of administrative systems/records on VAW from different sectors, as well as a lack of harmony and coordination that hinders a national comprehensive response.

Consequently, UN Women seeks to hire a consultant to develop a background paper on administrative VAW data and to contribute to the organization and facilitate an Expert Group Meeting to inform the development of a set of global guidelines for the collection, storage, analysis and sharing of administrative data on VAW from different services, as mentioned above. This will be done under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data and in close consultation and collaboration with the Inter-Agency Working Group on VAW Data, whose members include WHO, UNODC, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNSD, as well as with other partners. A Technical Advisory Board, consisting of UN, global, regional and national experts in the subject matter of the consultancy, will also be established to guide the process and provide recommendations and feedback to the draft deliverables of the consultancy.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Tasks and Responsibilities

Develop a background paper on the collection, storage, analysis and sharing of administrative data on VAW from different sectors (police, justice, health, social services):

  • Conduct a desk review and thorough mapping of existing guidance, resources, good practices and bad practices in the subject matter, and keep a database (i.e. Excel spreadsheet) of the resources identified;
  • Contribute to the identification of expert members of the Technical Advisory Board;
  • Prepare an annotated outline for the background paper, for a virtual technical consultation with the Technical Advisory Board, and incorporate their feedback and recommendations, including related to the specific national needs for guidance and the experiences in the field;
  • Prepare a first draft of the background paper, based on the desk review and mapping conducted and feedback from the Technical Advisory Board on the annotated outline;
  • Present the first draft of the background paper to the Technical Advisory Board through a Webinar (to be hosted by UN Women);
  • Incorporate the feedback from this consultation and prepare a second and final draft of the background paper;
  • Facilitate a final round of inputs, comments and feedback from the Technical Advisory Board (through virtual consultation);
  • Finalize and submit the final background paper, including any annexes and supporting documents.

Contribute to an Expert Group Meeting on VAW administrative data to inform the development of a set of global guidelines for the collection, storage, analysis and sharing of administrative data on VAW from different sectors (police, justice, health, social services):

  • In close coordination with the UN Women EVAW section, contribute to the organization of an Expert Group Meeting on VAW administrative data;
  • Engage partners, including the Inter-Agency Working Group on VAW Data, whose members include WHO, UNODC, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNSD to finalise the concept note, agenda, speakers’ and participants’ list;
  • Present the final background paper to participants and contribute to the consultations with technical inputs during the meeting (the expenses related to the consultant’s participation in the Expert Group Meeting will be covered by UN Women separately);
  • Prepare a draft and final version of the Expert Group Meeting report, including a set of recommendations and outline for the global guidelines to be developed.

2. Proposed schedule of deliverables

Date

Deliverables

1 February

Desk review (including Excel spreadsheet of resources) and annotated outline for the background paper (with the possibility of presenting different options) submitted to UN Women

15 April

First draft of the background paper submitted to UN Women and shared with Technical Advisory Board

30 May

Presentation of first draft to Technical Advisory Board during Webinar

8 July

Second draft submitted to UN Women

22 July

Final paper and supporting documents (annexes and excel spread sheet of resources) for Expert Group Meeting submitted to UN Women

August

Expert group meeting supported, and background paper presented

10 September

First draft of Expert Group Meeting report (including recommendations and outline for the global guidelines) and supporting documents (annexes as needed) submitted to UN Women

30 September

Final report submitted

 


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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues
  • Excellent level of conceptual and analytical capacity
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a team
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and work independently
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively in English
  • Demonstrates use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Meets deadlines for delivery of products or services
  • Able to work virtually, using communication technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven skills in desktop computer softer such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification

  • Advanced degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international development, public policy, public administration, public health, women’s/gender studies, social sciences or other similar/ related disciplines;

Experience

  • A qualified practitioner in the field of gender equality and ending violence against women and girls with at least 10 years’ work experience in developing and/or informing policies, response mechanisms, surveillance or monitoring systems and/or data production, related to violence against women and girls and use of services for survivors, including at the international level;
  • Previous experience working with the UN is an asset.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language will be a strong asset.

 


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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.


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