UN Women

National Consultant (Analyze Survey and Administrative Data and Develop A Publication on Gender and Disability)

UN Women

Job Description

  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.  UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with international and national commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

UN Women Georgia Country Office with the generous support of the Joint SDG Fund and in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, OHCHR, UNFPA and WHO is implementing a Joint Programme (JP)  “Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia”. Within the framework of the JP UN Women contributes to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with disabilities and ensuring their full and effective participation in life on an equal basis with others. To achieve this goal, UN Women prioritizes strengthening national capacities to monitor and lobby for the implementation of CRPD in the context of national and international commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment and improving collection and utilization of data from disability and gender perspective.

Women and girls with disabilities face systemic marginalization, attitudinal and environmental barriers, barriers to access education, health care, including sexual and reproductive health, information and service, justice, civic and political participation; they face lower economic and social status; are exposed to the increased risk of violence, including sexual violence; discrimination as well as harmful gender-based discriminatory practices, etc. Furthermore, global estimates indicate that 57% to 81% of all caregivers of people with disabilities are women, adding another gendered dimension to the issue of disability. The 2017 report of the UN Secretary General on the situation of women and girls with disabilities and the status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto calls member states to pay increased attention to policymaking as well as to data collection, Analysis and reporting on the situation of disabled women and girls, also to strengthening their networks and them having Access to Information about their rights (A/72/227, Situation of women and girls with disabilities and the Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, available on-line at: http://www.un.org/disabilities//documents/gadocs/A_72_227.doc).

Georgia has showed strong commitment to various international development agendas for disability and gender inclusive development. Georgia is a State Party to a number of universal and regional human rights treaties and global action plans that directly or implicitly call for the inclusion of all persons with disabilities (PwDs) and empowerment of all women and girls with disabilities. Examples of these include the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ( While CEDAW does not explicitly refer to women and girls with disabilities, the General Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination of Women No. 18 (a) notes that women with disabilities are doubly marginalized and recognizes the scarcity of data, and (b) calls on States parties to provide this information in their periodic reports and ensure the participation of women and girls with disabilities in all areas of social and cultural life.), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, identifies specific actions to ensure the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities in various areas, bringing disability inclusion into the general efforts to address the multiple barriers to empowerment and advancement faced by women and girls.), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (The 2030 Agenda has a standalone goal on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and includes persons with disabilities in the SDGs related to poverty, hunger education, washing, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), economic growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, climate change, and data, monitoring and accountability.). Despite some progress, persistent challenges remain: In Georgia, the lack of data makes it impossible to discern the real extent of disability in Georgia and accordingly, the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities and their families. Existing data on PwDs derives from three main sources:  population census 2014 (National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT)), Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - MICS (GEOSTAT and UNICEF, 2018) and administrative data from different ministries and is mostly available in the form of tabulations showing the number of specific severe disabilities present in the population. Sex disaggregated disability data and other in-depth analyses are rarely available, which limits the practical use of quality statistics on gender and disability in evidence-based policy making, programming, monitoring and evaluation.

In 2020 within the framework of the “Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia” project UN Women developed a roadmap to improve gender and disability data in Georgia. The roadmap assesses available data sources from disability and gender perspective and presents a package of short-term and long-term recommendations on minimum set of indicators on gender and disability for the government of Georgia. One of the priority actions outlined in the roadmap is to disaggregate Census and MICS data by gender and disability for Georgia’s nationalized SDG and other development indicators ( SDG = Sustainable Development Goal (Indicators); MSGI = Minimum Set of Gender Indicators;). Namely it is recommended: 1.  To use recommendations of UN Statistics Division for disaggregation with population and housing censuses (UN, 2017. Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses: Revision 3. New York: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division. ISBN 978-92-1-161597-5. Accessible online at: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/Standards-and-Methods/files/Principles_and_Recommendations/Population-and-Housing-Censuses/Series_M67rev3-E.pdf.) and analyze 2014 Census data to derive the following indicators:
  • Life expectancy at age 60, by disability status and sex (MSGI 41);
  • Parity indices (female/male, disability status) for general, professional and higher education (GI) and other education indicators that can be disaggregated (i.e. 1) primary education completion rate; 2) gross graduation ratio from lower secondary education; 3) educational attainment of the population aged 25 and older) (SDG 4.5.1; MSGI 24);
  • Primary education completion rate (proxy), by disability status and sex (MSGI 28);
  • Gross graduation ratio from lower secondary education, by disability status and sex (MSGI 29);
  • Educational attainment of the population aged 25 and older, by disability status and sex (MSGI 31);
  • Unemployment rate, by disability status and sex (SDG 8.5.2; MSGI 10);
  • Employment rate of persons aged 25-49 with a child under age 3 living in a household and with no children living in the household, by disability status and sex (MSGI 15).
2. To analyze 2018 MICS data to derive the following indicators:
  • Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods by disability status (SDG 3.7.1; MSGI 32);
  • Primary and secondary school net attendance ratio for children by disability status and sex (SDG 4.5; MSGI 21 &22);
  • Youth literacy rate of persons (15-24 years), by disability status and sex (MSGI 20);
  • Adjusted net intake rate to the first grade of primary education, by disability status and sex (MSGI 27);
  • Proportion of women and girls with disabilities who access sexual and reproductive health services
  • Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 15 and before age 18, by disability status (SDG 5.3.1; MSGI 51);
  • Proportion of population using safely managed drinking Water Services, by disability status and sex (SDG 6.1);
  • Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, by disability status and sex (SDG 6.2);
  • Proportion of households with access to mass media (radio, television, Internet), by sex of household head (MSGI 19).
To improve availability and practical use of gender and disability data in Georgia, UN Women is seeking to contract a national consultant who will conduct a secondary analysis of existing data, including administrative data, Census and MICS data to get the minimum set of recommended indicators related to gender and disability, including but not limited to the indicators outlined above. The international consultant will work in close partnership with GEOSTAT and administrative data providers, such as the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs and Ministry of Education and Science, under the overall coordination from UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the national consultant are:
  • To conduct desk review of relevant policies and legislation, studies, assessments, reports and administrative data and prepare inception report;
  • To analyze data (when publicly accessible) or prepare detailed methodology and guidelines for GEOSTAT to get the indicators on gender and disability including but not limited to the indicators outlined in the background section and report on these indicators. The consultant is expected to apply proper statistical tests to see if the differences are statistically significant or they are purely contributed by the sampling or other errors and provide relevant information in the report;
  • To conduct consultation meetings with administrative data providers to understand availability of data and based on this information develop data disaggregation table templates for administrative data producers to get relevant data from them. The consultant is expected to analyze and present this information in line with SDG and other indictors outlined in the roadmap for improving gender and disability data in Georgia;
  • To prepare a publication on Gender and Disability in Georgia consisting of three main parts: 1. Situation analysis including relevant policies and legislation 2. Gender and Disability analysis – an overview based on census 2014 and MICS 2018 data 3. Gender and disability analysis – an overview based on administrative data.
Deliverables:
  • Inception report containing desk review and detailed work-plan, specifying methodology to be deployed for undertaking consultancy, activities and timelines agreed with UN Women and submitted by 30 March, 2021 (3 working days).
  • Census and MICS data analysis conducted, and report on indicators submitted to UN Women by 15 May, 2021 (10 working days)
  • Consultation meetings with administrative data providers conducted, data disaggregation tables developed and data analysis submitted to UN Women by 15 May, 2021 (7 working days)
  • Draft publication combining the first three deliverables: situation analysis, census and MICS data and administrative data analysis submitted to UN Women by 30 May, 2021 (5 working days).
  • Publication finalized in line with stakeholders’ feedback and submitted to UN Women by June 20, 2021 (2 working days).

Competencies

Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation/public speaking skills
  • IT literacy
Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • University degree (at least Masters) in human rights, statistics, demography, sociology, social sciences, or other relevant area.
Experience:
  • At least 5 years of experience in analyzing quantitative data from large surveys / censuses and administrative sources;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on gender and/or disability statistics;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on statistics for SDGs.
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset.
  • Familiarity with statistical system of Georgia is an asset.
Language:
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Evaluation Procedure: The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
  • University degree (at least Masters) in human rights, statistics, demography, sociology, social sciences, or other relevant area;
  • At least 5 years of experience in analyzing quantitative data from large surveys / censuses and administrative sources;
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on gender and/or disability statistics;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • University degree (at least Masters) in human rights, statistics, demography, sociology, social sciences, or other relevant area (max 50 points)
  • At least 5 years of experience in analyzing quantitative data from large surveys / censuses and administrative sources (max 100 points)
  • At least 3 years of experience in working on gender and/or disability statistics (max 60 points)
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on statistics for SDGs (max 60 points)
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset (max 20 points)
  • Familiarity with statistical system of Georgia (max 30 points)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (max 30 points)
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150 S – score received on financial evaluation; Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round; F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Deputy Country Representative.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women National Programme Officer that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
  • Deliverable 1,2,3 ( 20 days)  74 %
  • Deliverable 4,5 ( 7 days)  26 %
Application submission package:

  • Duly filled in Personal History Form PHF11 that can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • CV;
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in GEL (including breakdown of this lump sum amount, indicating all necessary costs to complete this assignment).
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), the Financial Proposal, A list of links or copies of any paperwork on social protection and /or Capacity Building designing and Cover Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.
Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.
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