International Consultant: Coordinator of Gender Statistics, Maputo, Mozambique

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 23 July 2019 - 5:00pm(Maputo time)
Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique

Contract duration: 50 working days 

Purpose of Consultancy

The National Institute of Statistics (INE), through its Division of Demographic, Vital and Social Statistics (DEMOVIS) has annually produced the publications "Women and Men in Mozambique” and “Statistics on Domestic Violence", containing sex-disaggregated data from censuses, surveys and sectors’ administrative records. However, it has been verified that there is still a significant gap in the statistical capacity to generate data and indicators that assess the progress in achieving gender equality in some critical areas of concern, such as:

 

 

These limitations are underpinned by the fact that the production of gender-sensitive statistics does not involve only data disaggregation by sex. Sex-disaggregated data form one important component, but comprehensive and informative gender statistics need also to cover issues (such as maternal mortality or prostate disorders) that might affect only one sex; and require a gender-sensitive framework in the data analysis for all social, economic and environment statistics and cross-sectorally.

 

Without gender statistics that measure the status of women and men and their roles in social, economic, health, and political spheres, decision makers have limited ability to assess progress in achieving gender equality or in prioritizing actions to address gender disparities. Because of their importance to advancing the status of women, the development of gender statistics was identified as a high priority in the 1995 Beijing Platform of Action. UNFPA has a mandate to support countries to incorporate a gender perspective into data collection and analysis and ensure that gender and reproductive health indicators are available to inform national development planning and for international reporting.

 

Producing gender statistics appropriately is a challenging and, as a cross-cutting issue, it requires staff with competence and knowledge of various areas. In order to respond to this challenge, it was created in 2017, the Gender Statistics Unit (UEG) at INE, and focal points from different sectors of government institutions were nominated to integrate the unit. Supported by the UNFPA Trust Fund for the Census, a short induction course on gender statistics was delivered to INE’s staff and sectoral focal points in October 2018. However, the UEG has not yet been fully operational. There is still a need to properly set up the workflows of the Unit and develop the staff skills to start producing the expected results. FPA has a mandate to support countries to incorporate a gender perspective into data collection and analysis and ensure that gender indicators are included in census and survey data.

 

The overall goal of this consultancy is to build capacity at the UEG at INE and across sectors in order to develop comprehensive and effective gender statistics for decision-making, as well as strengthening the capacity to report indicators that assess the progress in achieving gender equality.

Scope of work:

Designing, coordinating and delivering a two-week training on gender statistics

  • Design and develop the structure and contents of the training on gender statistics for the participants from INE and other government institutions, including selected training modules and accompanying background material for the delivery of the training.
  • Coordinate and integrate the training modules to be delivered by other two trainers specialized in the different thematic areas of gender statistics.
  • Deliver selected modules of the training, including, but not limited to, the introduction to relevant concepts and definitions; importance of a gender perspective in statistics; general issues on how to produce gender statistics; how to make gender visible in statistics and improve the national statistical systems.
  • Provide daily leadership and direction to the training and establish specific processes and methodologies for the good progress of training.
  • Develop an evaluation of the modules/workshop(s) by the participants so that the workshop/training materials can be improved/finalized according to the participant feedback and to be further used in the related workshops at provincial level.
  • Prepare training workshop report with recommendations for further addressing of the gaps of data and required skills for the UEG staff.
  • Coordinate and integrate the training modules to be directed by other two trainers specialized in the different thematic areas of the gender statistics training.
  • Liaise with other consultants to provide guidelines for the production and use of gender statistics per thematic areas.

Elaboration of guidelines for the operation of the UEG at INE

  • Review progress, challenges and emerging needs in UEG and identify good practices currently in place.
  • Input recommendations and ideas to the UEG concerning policies and practices appropriate for the betterment of the unit’s functions. This will be further used for drafting the MoU with the relevant sectors.
  • Define workflows for the UEG, data compilation periodicity, and the responsibilities of the unit members.

 

Strengthen national capacity to report on gender equity indicators  

 

  • Liaise with other consultants to provide professional guidance in the development and review of methods of surveying, collecting, processing, presentation and analysis of gender statistical data.
  • Provide professional guidance on the adequacy and use of gender statistics and help strengthen the project management capacities within the sectors participating in the UEG.
  • Liaise with the UEG from INE and the counterparts from the sectors to assess the available data, gaps and ways forward for the use of Censuses, national household surveys and administrative data.
  • Prepare a technical report reviewing the availability and quality of gender indicators for national development planning and for international reporting under the ODS 5, taking also into consideration the critical sectors.

Key expected results for this consultancy include:

  • Participants in the training acquire in-depth knowledge on concepts and methods for the production of gender statistics.
  • Participants acquire capability to integrate a gender perspective in the collection, analysis and dissemination of administrative data, Census, surveys.
  • Government institutions develop strengthened capacity to report on gender indicators.

Duration and working schedule:

The duration of the consultancy is 50 working days.

 

R – Remotely ; S – On Site

 

Note: All documents should be provided in electronic copies. If the first set of deliverables (ID = 1) will not be satisfactory, UNFPA has the right to terminate the contract and not engage the consultants for the following phase of the assignment.

 

Location:

The consultant will work remotely and on site (at INE, Maputo).

Delivery:

All the tasks presented in the table above will end-up with the submission of the related documents, which include the following:

  1. Overall training plan, methodology and detailed agenda.
  2. Training modules, hand-outs and background reading materials for participants.
  3. Power point presentations, flipcharts, videos, forms, exercises, etc. for training sessions.
  4. Training workshop report with recommendations for further addressing of the gaps of data and required skills for the UEG staff.
  5. Technical report on gender indicators and recommendations to improve relevant data collection, analysis and dissemination.
  6. Document with guidelines for the operation of the UEG at INE.

Monitoring and progress control:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness of the deliverables, clarity of presentations, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of the products delivered.

Supervisory arrangements:

The consultant will be directly supervised by the Population and Development Technical Advisor and the Assistant Representative.

Expected travel:

When necessary, the consultant will expect to travel during the period of the contract. 

Qualifications and experience

Qualifications and skills

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in statistics, economics, population studies or a related field with a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • At least 8 years of professional experience on gender issues such as provision of services for GBV victims, case management, or referral.
  • At least 5 years of documented experience in developing, facilitating/delivering interactive/participatory training sessions in gender.
  • Excellent skills in presenting complex technical information in an easily comprehensible way.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in working within complex and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to deliver high quality products in a timely manner.
  • Experience with population and related development issues, familiarity with UN processes and procedures, data collection, processing, analysis and reporting and coordination with donors.

Functional Competencies:

  • Understanding of data analysis (variance, regression, time series analysis, hypothesis testing), data collection principles and sampling.
  • Express statistical or complex ideas effectively either orally, in writing or both with sensitivity and respect for others
  • Being able to make a decision and understanding the wider impact of your decision.
  • Conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
  • Generation, management and promote the use of knowledge and information.

Language Requirements:

Excellent oral and written communication in Portuguese and knowledge of English.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should submit their application with a motivation letter, updated CV and UN P11 Form to email moz.recruitments@unfpa.org by the latest 23 July 2019, 5:00 PM (Maputo time). Applications received after this deadline will not be taken into consideration.
  • All applications should clearly state the position you are applying to in the subject.
  • You can download P11 UN Personal History Form here: https://www.unfpa.org/resources/p11-un-personal-history-form
  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. Only the short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.
  • IMPORTANT: There is NO application processing or other fee at any stage of UNFPA application processes.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Mozambique
Population : 31.4 mil
Fertility rate
5.1
Maternal Mortality Ratio
489
Contraceptives prevalence rate
30
Population aged 10-24
33%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 19%
Girls 19%