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Job - Gender Advisor, UNDP, Armenia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Deadline:

September 03, 2018


Opportunity Cover Image - Job -  Gender Advisor, UNDP, Armenia

Background

Armenia ratified the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993 and its Optional Protocol in 2006, thus formally applying gender equality. The principle of equality of women and men is enshrined in the Armenian Constitution and is reflected in legislation. A good progress has been achieved in setting up a legislative framework. The Government of Armenia adopted Gender Equality Policy Concept Paper in 2010. The National Assembly of Armenia adopted the Law on “Provision of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men” in 2013 and the Law on “Prevention of Violence within the Family, Protection of Victims of Violence within the Family, and Restoration of Peace in the Family” in 2017. Armenia joined the Istanbul Convention in 2018 as a first step in combatting all forms of violence against women and girls.

However, gender inequalities are still pervasive in many walks of life. Armenia is ranked 97th among 144 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2017. Discriminatory practices are mostly based on strong perception about traditional segregation of gender roles in the society. Women’s role is seen more as a family cherisher rather than an equal economic partner. The unemployment rate for economically active women is 1.6 times higher than for men. Women’s representation in decision-making continue to stay low and their presentation in politics and discretionary positions of the executive branch remains imbalanced, with a noticeable “feminization” of the lower level public administration posts. Speaking broadly, gender-related challenges in Armenia include low representation in decision-making in political, economic and public life; reproductive rights, including sex-selective abortions with preference of a baby-boy; gender-based domestic violence, including a high percentage of psychological violence and controlled behavior; lower self-esteem of women and girls, strongly perpetrated traditional gender stereotypes; women’s weak networking, and, in many cases, their financial/economic dependence on men.

Gender equality is central in UNDP’s support to countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to the nine targets under SDG 5 on gender equality, gender equality is reflected in 36 targets and 54 indicators across the other Goals. These targets focus on poverty reduction, work, agricultural productivity, hunger, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, climate change-related planning, participation in public life and sustainable cities and communities.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is in core of UNDP Armenia work. The main gender mainstreaming results of the country office in 2017 are presented here in the form of infographics.

To support the implementation of the Country Programme 2016-2020 (CPD) and its Action Plan (CPAP) in line with UNDP Armenia Gender Equality Strategy in gender-sensitive, gender-responsive, and gender-transformative way and achieve higher and more equitable results, UNDP in Armenia seeks to establish long-term agreements with gender advisors with competencies in different thematic areas, as well as in programming and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will provide any or all of the following services to UNDP Armenia Office (Programme, Projects, or Operations), as required by the requesting unit: 

Gender analysis and advisory

  • Conduct gender analysis of strategic and project documents. For project documents identify root causes and suggest theory of change. Gender disaggregated statistics to be incorporated in all sections of the document.
  • Provision of policy options and high quality advisory inputs to UNDP programmes and projects from a gender perspective to ensure these are responsive to national policies, priorities and strategic plans, and advance UNDP's corporate goals.
  • Review documents (reports, action plans, etc) with gender lens. Incorporate gender framework.  

Gender mainstreaming  

  • Design gender mainstreaming framework of strategic and project documents.
  • Design Results and Resources Framework (RRF) in line with gender analysis in the narrative. Incorporate gender-disaggregated SMART indicators in all sections/components of the document.
  • Provide comprehensive review of project document for its gender mainstreaming framework and submit written comments for Local Project Appraisal Committee (LPAC) meeting
  • Engender any other policy and procedure, strategic or other document, existing project

 Gender training, including for national counterparts  

  • Provide training for UNDP staff and national counterparts, including at local level on gender mainstreaming, gender sensitive, render responsive and gender transformative programming or other requested gender-related topic

Gender-related communication, Research, Codification of Knowledge   

  • Formulate gender stories and results in line with corporate guidelines
  • Conduct researches with assessing the implication of a particular gender-related situation or a policy on development situation e.g., poverty reduction, equity, inclusion, etc.
  • Conduct research, synthesize best practices and codify project experiences on the ground in comprehensive knowledge products with lessons learned and step-by-step guidance for replication. 

Note: for each single specific call-offs, the respective detailed ToR with specified outputs and applicable number of working days will follow in line with the main scope of works of this assignment.  
The Gender Advisor will report to UNDP hiring unit, under the overall supervision by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.

Competencies
  • Solid knowledge of international and national frameworks and instruments on gender equality and Armenia’s commitments and obligations in the sector;
  • Proven experience of policy level work, solid experience in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender sensitive, gender responsive and gender transformative programming;
  • Solid analytical skills with proven experience of producing analytic reports and knowledge products;
  • Knowledge of sustainable human development concept and the global Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of UNDP Armenia Country Programme is an asset;
  • Experience in working with women NGOs and Governmental organizations ;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to create and promote an enabling environment for open communication;
  • Strong work ethic and commitment;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, Armenian;
  • Proficiency in corporate software and IT skills;

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Social/Political Sciences, Gender Studies, Economics, International Relations, or other related fields. PhD is an asset.

Experience:

  •  at least 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing advisory on gender programming, gender analysis, gender mainstreaming of development projects.

Language requirements:             

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Armenian.

Computer skills:

  • Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, integrated web-based management systems, spreadsheets and databases  

NDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications,  experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points.

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points. 

Note:   The financial proposal is all-inclusive daily fee and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.

Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested candidates can apply for the position here


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August 21, 2018




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