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The Gender Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to support UNICEF EAPRO to expand its gender-related evidence and knowledge base. The consultant will provide technical assistance, coordination support and capacity to research, analyze and leverage programmatic information and resources from a gender perspective, and to lead the development of gender-related knowledge products, with EAPRO Gender Section and in support of COs in the East Asia Pacific region.
Purpose of Assignment:
UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2018-2021 specifies how UNICEF will promote gender equality across the organization’s work, in alignment with the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021. The GAP programmatic framework defines a twin track for the integration of gender equality outcomes across all programme areas, and specifies five ‘targeted gender priorities’ focused on empowering adolescent girls. These priorities include ending child marriage, promoting gender-responsive adolescent health, advancing girls’ secondary education, menstrual health and hygiene, and addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies.
Accelerated action is needed across East Asia Pacific to drive gender commitment and momentum, through substantive gender analysis, research, documentation, and knowledge products. UNICEF EAPRO is seeking services of an experienced gender consultant to provide technical assistance, coordination support and capacity to research, analyze and leverage programmatic information and resources from a gender perspective, and to lead the development of adolescent health and gender-related knowledge products, in support of the regional office and country offices in the East Asia Pacific region.
The Gender Consultant will work alongside the EAPRO Regional Gender Advisor, and in collaboration with EAPRO Sections, to collate and leverage gender-related information and resources, to research and analyze promising practices, in order to expand the evidence and knowledge base of gender in programming, for accelerating the Gender Action Plan in East Asia Pacific. Consultant tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Guide gender analysis in EAPR research initiatives, studies and evaluations;
- Support selected EAPRO Sections and EAP COs in conducting gender analysis and the development of gender & sector knowledge products;
- Review country office results and reporting, specifically Country Office Annual Reports (COAR) and analytical statements of the Results Assessment Modules (RAM) and other relevant programme documents, to determine extent and focus of gender integration in country and sectoral programmes;
- Lead gender data analysis to determine the impact on children, and to expand the evidence base for policy advocacy and programming;
- Advance conceptualization, documentation, and implementation of gender-responsive adolescent programme strategies (APU Regional Headline), particularly teenage pregnancy and child marriage;
- Develop regional promising practice documentation on gender-responsive adolescent health and HIV development priorities (eg. maternal care including psychosocial support needs for pregnant adolescent girls and young mothers; adolescent menstrual health and hygiene; mental health support needs of adolescents; adolescent nutrition and healthy lifestyle, HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health; Adolescent participation and climate change; Health promotion/comprehensive sexuality education);
- Collate programme guidance on gender and programme responses to mental health and psycho-social needs;
- Develop gender infographics, dashboards, summary sheets, video scripts, newsletters or other user-friendly innovative approaches to disseminate gender research, reviews, strategies, and best practices.
The consultant will be supervised by EAPRO Regional Advisor for gender research, data analysis and creation of gender knowledge products, and EAPRO Regional Advisor Health and Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist for adolescent health-related tasks and knowledge products.
Work assignments will be agreed upon with the Regional Gender Advisor, and in collaboration with EAPRO Sections, on a monthly basis. The consultant will be paid upon completion of deliverables and submission of progress reports.
- An workplan to be presented to the supervisor within the first three weeks subsequent to the commencement of the consultancy.
- Monthly reports on activities undertaken and completed against work assignments.
- A Final Summary Report on activities undertaken during the consultancy period and recommendations in respect of future and continuing activities necessary to expand EAPRO’s gender-related evidence and knowledge base.
Estimated Duration of Contract: 70 working days over a period of 11 months (30 December 2018 – 30 November 2019)
Official Travel: Home-based with presence at EAPRO office required for meetings. Travel in the East Asia and Pacific region may be required.
- Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Social Sciences, Public Health, Gender Studies, International Development or in an area relevant to UNICEF’s sectoral work.
- At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience at international levels and demonstrated track record in the area of gender and development/humanitarian action.
- Strong technical, analytical, data management, and research skills related to gender; along with sectoral familiarity with Health, HIV, GBV, WASH, Social Policy, Nutrition.
- Proven experience in gender data analysis and development of gender knowledge products.
- Experience with UN agencies in Asia Pacific, in particular UNICEF, a strong asset.
- Fluency in English; knowledge of a language in the East Asia Pacific region is an asset.
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 19 December 2018.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.