International Consultant for the development of the Continental Strategy and guidelines for gender mainstreaming in NSDS

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Result of Service Development Africa Regional (continental) strategy and guidelines for gender mainstreaming in National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). Supporting Capacity Building for Gender Statistics and Monitoring Systems (CB-GenSMS) project

Work Location Addis Ababa

Expected duration 6 months

Duties and Responsibilities 1. Introduction: The African Development Bank has provided financial support to the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) for Capacity Building for Gender Statistics and Monitoring Systems (CB-GenSMS) Project in 4 countries: Burundi, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. The Project aims to contribute to improved gender responsive programming by beneficiary countries, therefore contributing to inclusive development. It will contribute to addressing inequality and fostering inclusive growth by providing data on the “invisible” and most vulnerable, which are often drivers on fragility. It is expected that the project will enrich policy dialogue with selected transition states and contribute to inclusive national development plans, which will in turn impact on service delivery by governments. The capacity development on statistics will provide a platform to measure gender inclusiveness of national development and provide evidence in required reforms. This is in recognition that gender inequality is both a driver and a result of fragility.

2. Objective of the The key objective of the consultancy is to support the African Center for Statistics and the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Section (GEWES) of the Economic Commission for Africa attain the stated objectives of the Capacity Building for Gender Statistics and Monitoring Systems (CB-GenSMS) project working in partnership with the African Development Bank. Within limits of delegated authority, the national consultant will work under the guidance of the Chief of the Demographic and Social Statistics Section and Chief of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Section and will be responsible the development of the continental strategy and guidelines for gender mainstreaming in NSDS

Qualifications/special skills Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a field related to Gender Studies, Demography, Social Sciences, Development studies is required. A first level university degree in a combination of additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree. A minimum of 7 years of either practical substantive experience in gender statistics in a developing country context particularly in Africa is required

Languages English and French are the working language of the Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the other language is an advantage

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