Women’s Economic Empowerment Analyst
Application deadline 1 year ago: Thursday 18 Mar 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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In recent decades, there has been global progress in narrowing gender gaps in educational attainment and health. Women on average have gained in life expectancy. But the economic gender gap has widened. In the rapidly changing world of work, women’s participation in the labour market is stalling and income disparities are growing due to women’s underrepresentation in occupations and opportunities in lucrative growth sectors and higher paid positions, a trend that has led to income gaps. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation is even worsening given these pre-existing gender inequalities. If no proactive actions are taken (such as to close the digital divide or ensure proper financing for gender equality), the COVID-19 socio-economic recovery can worsen the situation.
Active measures are needed to comprehensively address the structural barriers and gender-discriminatory practices that deny women their socioeconomic rights, restrict their economic, social and political opportunities and undermine their resilience to all forms of shock. This requires addressing women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care work, including by engaging men in care work, ensuring women’s equal rights to property, credit, land and natural resources, decent work and equal access to basic services, including health services.
Women form a majority in informal employment in many countries, who are more likely to lose their jobs in times of scarcity and be unprotected from social protection services. The needs of those workers are to be contemplated, especially considering women´s double burden of paid and unpaid care work.
UNDP’s work focuses on approaches that transform legal, policy and social norms to create a sustainable impact on women’s economic empowerment. UNDP also supports partners to develop jobs and livelihoods opportunities for women and reform discriminatory labour policies and attitudes.
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy (2018-2021) focuses on:
Better aligning UNDP programming with the centrality of gender equality and women’s empowerment to the achievement of sustainable development;
• Removing structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment, including women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care work;
• Promoting women’s participation and leadership in all forms of decision-making;
The consultant will report directly to the Head of the Gender Team, BPPS.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The women’s economic empowerment analyst will work with the gender team, and will conduct the following duties:
- Support the expansion of the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker.
- Support the overall work and scaling up of women’s economic empowerment, including on gender-responsive national and local economic development.
Assist in the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategies for gender equality.
Assist in contributing to the strengthening and growth of UNDP’s portfolio on addressing the digital gender divide for women’s economic empowerment, both through technical support and project development.
- Support the contribution to knowledge sharing and generation of evidence through publications, research, policy briefs, webinars, etc.
- Support the Director of Gender Team in the coordination of meetings and events, preparation of presentations and talking points, conducting research, liaising with other teams, and other on-demand support.
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience
Min Academic Education
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, or other relevant fields, without experience, or
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, or other relevant fields with two years experience.
Min. years of relevant work experience
- Master´s degree with no experience, or Bachelors with 2 years of work experience in the field of gender equality and international development.
- Knowledge and/or experience with gender mainstreaming, research, analysis, programme/project development, implementation and management.
- Demonstrated capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations, analyzing, information accurately and identifying key issues and solutions.
- Familiarity working with UNDP or other UN agencies
Desired additional skills
- Ability to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment. Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings. Ability to analyze problems and present clear options for solution.
- Ability to conduct gender analysis, and work experience and knowledge of gender equality and other development issues.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to work independently.
- Responsible, responsive and enthusiastic.
Required Language(s) (at working level)
- English & any other UN official language