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.
The UN Women Egypt Country Office is based in Cairo, and works in the following priority areas:
Egypt has a progressive constitution (2014) recognizing gender equality and non-discrimination guarantees. In March 2015, Egypt launched its strategy for sustainable development ‘Egypt Vision 2030’ (SDS), spanning the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, and outlining the broader principles that will guide Egypt in pursuing its developmental goals. Furthermore, cognizant of women’s empowerment being a precondition for inclusive growth and social justice, the 2030 National Strategy for Women’s Empowerment (NSWE) was launched and endorsed by the President of Egypt. The demand for greater support for statistics has increased as Egypt implements the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related national strategies.
Egypt produces a wide range of statistics and a significant amount of gender data are available, through censuses, population-based surveys (e.g. Labour force surveys, income and expenditure surveys, etc.) or administrative data. However, challenges remain in measuring and tracking progress towards the realisation of the gender targets set out in the SDS and NSWE. Furthermore, gender data (including both data disaggregated by sex and data specifically relevant to women and girls) is necessary to monitor and track the 54 gender-related SDG indicators. Comprehensive and periodic statistics on the status of women, men, girls and boys, including data disaggregated by sex and other socio-economic characteristics, are important for setting priorities, planning interventions and assessing their impacts while ensuring that the gender perspective is integrated into all policy areas.
In 2015, a multi-agency Assessment of the National Statistical System (NSS) was carried out, focusing on legal and institutional set-up and statistical processes within social and economic statistics. The main objective of the assessment was to carry out an independent evaluation of the national statistical system of Egypt to strengthen co-ordination of the national statistical system and align it with international frameworks. One of the recommendations of the Assessment of the NSS focused exclusively on gender statistics and suggested the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) should work with the National Council for Women to develop a Strategy for the Development of Gender Statistics, as well as with other national partners to ensure harmonisation of methodologies, concepts and definitions, and avoid duplications in efforts. The recommendation also focused on the need to consider issues of coverage, capacity building, resource mobilisation, meeting user needs, and to set a vision for gender statistics in the medium-term.
To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative, “Women Count” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Women Count programme works at the global, regional and national level through three interlinked areas of work: Outcome 1) Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs; Outcome 2) Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and Outcome 3) Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production
Under the guidance and the direction of the Gender Specialist, the consultant on Gender Statistics will be responsible for supporting the effective implementation of the Women Count project in Egypt. She/he will also provide technical assistance and capacity development to partners as well as support with Knowledge Management (KM) and communication efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Provide technical assistance and capacity development to the Women Count project partners in Egypt:
2.Support with knowledge management (KM) and communication efforts:
Deliverables (on monthly basis):
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Required Skills and Experience
Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required.
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Cumulative analysis: When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70%:
Financial: Lowest financial proposal: 30%.
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
(Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30
Applications Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Please note: All documents have to be uploaded in 1 single file.
|Closing date:||June 18, 2019|