Consultant for Gender Statistics with MWCD, GoI


Organisation:  UN Women

Apply By:  20 May . 2018

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Consultant for Gender Statistics with MWCD, GoI
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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.

In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. It commits to addressing core issues of gender equality such as eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, eradicating discriminatory laws and constraints on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work and increasing women’s participation in decision-making

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake a comprehensive technical review on existing data on indicators on empowerment of women and its monitoring and make recommendations to the MWCD based on the review.

Provide technical inputs from a gender perspective on behalf of the Ministry on references made by other Ministries/Departments on policies, programmes and legislations which are proposed, having a bearing on Women’s Empowerment. This would include providing comments on Cabinet notes and EFC memos forwarded by various ministries; inputs for various Parliamentary Committee submissions; and inputs for Ministry’s submission to International Delegation/visits, proposed Conventions and agreement etc.

  • Develop and propose recommendations for restructuring of schemes and programmes of MWCD to track and monitor sex disaggregated data on empowerment of women.
  • Assist the Ministry in developing MIS of some of the centrally sponsored schemes targeting women and girls to collect and to monitor sex disaggregated data.
  • Assist the MWCD in undertaking action on gender statistics as per the Ministry’s Annual & Five Year Strategic Plans.
  • Any other duties incidental to the above-mentioned tasks as assigned by Supervisor from time to time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, economics, statistics, development or other social science fields

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experiences in the field of gender and statistics at the national and/or international level with a strong focus on India;
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of large-scale data collection and related statistical activities in developing countries;
  • Strong technical expertise in the drafting of statistics-based research and related reports, and in providing training on statistical and data management issues, preferably in the context of gender and statistics;
  • Experience in survey questionnaire and sample design, data processing, data quality assessment and data analysis. Familiarity with the development and application of household-based survey tools, establishment surveys and administrative records for generating information on progress towards gender equality and empowerment of women (SDG 5 and other gender-related SDG indicators);
  • Familiarity with UN Women’s mandate and related work in the Asia-Pacific region.

Language:

Fluency in English and Hindi.

 

 

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