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Gender Equality Expert for Socioeconomic Impact Assessments of the COVID-19 Outbreak (Retainer) - HOME-BASED

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 28, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 29, 2020
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United Nations Development Programme - UNDP logo

UN Women seeks the services of a Gender Equality Expert who will provide technical advisory support to UN Women Country Offices and partners in the region who are conducting socio-economic impact assessments of the COVID-19 outbreak. In close coordination with the Regional Humanitarian Advisor and Country Office colleagues, the Gender Equality Expert will work to both mainstream gender in planned assessments as well as develop methodology for the development of dedicated gender and social inclusion chapters.

The specific activities that they will need to perform include but are not limited to:
a) Provide technical inputs to the development of Terms of Reference for planned impact assessments;
b) Support in design of surveys/interviews for primary data collection (obtaining information on impacts and recovery priorities directly from the affected population);
c) Provide remote webinars/trainings to survey teams to ensure gender is integrated;
d) Provide technical advisory support to ensure the full participation of the communities in all discussions to identify and articulate their needs and priorities through participatory process;
e) Review the field data collected in different categories and provide comprehensive analysis of the situation with a focus on gender and social groups;
f) Provide inputs into written reports from impact assessments and develop recommendations for different types of interventions, accommodating urgent needs for affected women in the short, medium and long-term;
g) Support the UN Women focal point in coordinating the development of the assessment and report.

In consultation with and under the guidance of the Regional Humanitarian Advisor and respective UN Women offices, the Gender Equality Expert will produce on a retainer basis:
> Technical inputs into study ToRs and methodology;
.> Gender-responsive socioeconomic impact assessments and findings, recommendations;
> Report on technical advisory and capacity strengthening services provided during the development of the assessment.

Required Skills and Experience:

1. Education:  
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development studies, public health, economics, sociology, or other related fields. A first level university degree in combination with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
2. Experience:
A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in conducting gender equality analysis/assessments and/or post disaster needs assessment. Proven experience in gender equality projects/programme design, implementation and monitoring with the UN or other international agencies is desirable.Working experience in Asia and the Pacific is strongly desired.
3. Language:
Fluency in written and spoken English is required; knowledge of languages in the Asia-Pacific region an asset.

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Location: Home-based.
Type of Contract: Individual Contract.
Post Level: International Consultant.
Languages Required: English.  
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 06-Apr-2020.
Expected Duration of Assignment: Until 31 December 2020.

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA).

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Mar 28
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 28
Mar 28

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Jill Langhus
Mar 30
Mar 30

Thanks, Ana.