Consultant on Violence against Women Data



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :11-Sep-19 (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)
23-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 months

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.

The work of UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section is broadly focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data. UN Women is currently implementing the Global Joint Programme, “Strengthening methodologies and measurement and building national capacities for violence against women data”. This 5-year programme aims to ensure quality, comparable data on different forms of violence against women (VAW) 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. This is being done through: (1) The strengthening and dissemination of measurement and methodologies for VAW data collection and use, including for national, regional and global monitoring and reporting requirements for SDG target 5.2 indicators; (2) The increase of capacities of national institutions to collect VAW data in line with globally agreed standards; (3) The collection and use of national data on VAW for advocacy, policy and programming to end VAW. UN Women is the Administrative Agent and Convening Agency of this Joint Programme, which is being implemented jointly with WHO. UN Women is also, together with UNFPA and UNDP, a partner of the “Spotlight Initiative”, a partnership between the United Nations and the European Union to eliminate violence against women and girls. The initiative has already been rolled out in Asia (trafficking in women and girls); and will follow shortly in sub-Saharan Africa (sexual and gender-based violence); Latin America (femicide); and the Caribbean and Pacific (domestic violence). The pillar/strategies of the initiative are focused on: (1) The strengthening of policies and legislation; (2) Institutional strengthening; (3) Violence prevention; (4) Support to survivors; (5) Data collection and use, and (6) Women’s movement building.

Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to technically contribute to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data, as well as other VAW data and research activities of the Section, in particular those related to the Spotlight Initiative.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data:

  • Contribute technically to inter-agency work around VAW data collection, analysis and reporting, in particular in relation to the monitoring and reporting of SDG target 5.2 indicators, including work around the estimates led by WHO;
  • Contribute to the finalization of the update and expansion of the UN Women’s matrix of VAW prevalence data.
  • Support other work of the Joint Programme, in particular the Expert Group Meeting on VAW Administrative Data and follow-up actions, as well as the development of a request for proposals for regional institutions for capacity building on VAW prevalence surveys in Arab States and Eastern and Southern Africa.  
  • Support the communications and dissemination of the Joint Programme activities and results.

 

Provide technical contributions to the data and research activities of the EVAW Section:

  • Technically contribute to data and research activities for all products of the EVAW Section, including technical assistance to UN Women field offices;
  • Support the preparation of budgets and proposed activities for the EVAW Section 2020 AWP, in consultation with the team colleagues, and upload the AWP as well as accompanying materials in RMS;
  • Prepare and update contents for the VKC, in consultation with the EVAW Section team members, regional and country offices, and particularly in relation to the VAW Data Joint Programme, and upload documents and information, as needed;
  • Support the review processes for key documents under the Spotlight Initiative, particularly for the revision of regional and country level results frameworks; the review of regional and country annual workplans, and the consolidation of inputs to various documents by EVAW Section colleagues, as requested.
  • Support monitoring and reporting of joint initiatives as required. 


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:

  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes
  • Aptitude in dealing with numbers with high accuracy
  • Flawless attention to detail and organizational skills


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field is required. 

 

Experience:

  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in ending violence against women and girls programmes, violence against women research and/or programme management;
  • Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience working with international institutions, donors and civil society organizations;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

 

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.


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