UNICEF International Gender Consultancy: Programmatic Reviews, Capacity Development – Bangkok, Thailand

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bangkok, Thailand

Vacancy Announcement 2016/006

Issue Date: 25 January 2016

Closing Date: 15 February 2016

Gender Consultancy: Programmatic Reviews, Capacity Development 

UNICEF
East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual
consultant to provide technical assistance to Country Offices in the
East Asia Pacific region for aligning country programmes to the Gender
Action Plan (GAP) 2014-2017 and to support gender capacity development 

Purpose of Assignment:
UNICEF
is at an important turning point, as a new Sustainable Development
framework has been adopted. Within this context, implementation of
UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 in alignment with the UNICEF
Strategic Plan demonstrates the organization’s strengthened commitment
to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and
girls as its core mandate.

The Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2014-2017
specifies how UNICEF will promote gender equality through 4 targeted
priorities and across all of its work at the global, regional and
country levels. The GAP results framework includes 42 indicators
tracking progress on program priorities and gender mainstreaming within
UNICEF outcome areas (Health; HIV and AIDS; Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene; Nutrition; Education; Child Protection; Social Inclusion) and
benchmarks related to institutional effectiveness in achieving results
on gender equality.

The consultant will provide technical
assistance to country offices to align country programmes with the GAP,
to plan and implement programme components advancing gender equality,
and to increase gender capacity and expertise.

Work Assignment:Under
the supervision of the UNICEF EAPRO Regional Gender Advisor, the
consultant will conduct gender programmatic reviews, gender audits,
capacity building initiatives, and provide gender-related technical
assistance to the Regional Office and Country Offices in the East Asia
Pacific region.

Activities and Tasks:The Gender consultant
will work alongside the EAPRO Regional Gender Advisor for providing
technical assistance to country offices during country programme
development, support the design and delivery of required gender
trainings, facilitate country office gender audits, develop or adapt
gender-related tools and guidance, and provide demand-driven country
office support.

  • Perform Gender Programmatic Reviews of country
    office programmes in a participatory manner, guided by UNICEF
    programmatic review tools, by mapping country programme outputs and
    activities, conducting an in-depth gender review of selected outputs,
    and integrating specific action points into the programming process.
     
  • Facilitate Country Office Gender Audits according to the recently
    developed light assessment methodology or by applying the full gender
    core package audit upon country office request.
  • Support country
    offices in conducting gender analysis or the development of country
    gender profiles to identify gender bottlenecks and barriers as well as
    structural determinants.
  • Design and deliver gender trainings,
    tailored to the context and requirements of external and internal
    participants, at both basic and advanced levels, and provide on-going
    mentoring and coaching to country office or sector teams upon country
    office requests.
  • Assist with the development and/or adaptation of
    standards, tools, process guidance, action planning, or presentations
    for promoting gender equality programming and increasing gender
    capacities and expertise across country offices.
  • Conduct detailed
    reviews of key documents from a gender perspective, such as Country
    Situation Analysis, Country Programme Documents, Country Programme
    Management Plans, Country Office Annual Reports, Programme Component
    Strategy Notes as well as major evaluations, gender audit reports, and
    mid-term reviews.
End Product(s): The consultant will prepare monthly reports on activities undertaken and completed against work assignments.

Estimated Duration of Contract: 120 working days over a period of 9 months (7 March – 7 December 2016)

Official Travel: Home based with extensive travel to country offices in the East Asia Pacific region.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or higher), preferably in the
    Social Sciences, Public Health, Gender Studies, International
    Development or other relevant field.
     
  • At least eight years of
    progressively responsible professional experience at international
    levels and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led
    substantive programming in and research on gender and development key
    issue areas that are the focus of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan.
  • Experience in designing programmes on gender and development, including gendered results frameworks.
  • Experience as facilitator and gender trainer; including the design and delivery of basic and advanced gender trainings.
  • Technical expertise in document review, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of a language in the East Asia Pacific region is an asset.
Interested
candidates are requested to submit CV or P11, full contact information
of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed daily professional
fee in USD by 24:00 hrs. Bangkok time, 15 February 2016 to
hrbangkok@unicef.org The consultant is requested to also submit a travel
cost proposal from home base to the regional office in Bangkok (and
country offices in the East Asia Pacific region once the country list is
finalized). Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be
re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The
consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and
terminal expenses.

Only short listed candidates will be notified
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