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  • Organization: UNHCR
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-28

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Geneva (Switzerland)


The Age Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach has been part of UNHCR's efforts to ensure accountability towards persons of concern that we work with. Each year the AGD report and global analysis provides an annual overview of progress in meeting organisational standards for integrating UNHCR's AGD approach, including targeted actions for enhanced protection of individuals with specific needs. It specifically identifies thematic and regional trends, progress and good practice as well as constraints and gaps. It also provides recommendations to improving performance with regard to AGD mainstreaming. The report is presented to the Standing Committee each year with the aim of providing information on progress, areas of learning and constraints. With this purpose in mind, the 2016 AGD Accountability report is to be finalised. This report documents the implementation progress and gaps on AGD integration. It also documents steps taken to institutionalise accountability to affected persons, at the operational level.

Overall Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

The main purpose and scope of the assignment is to extract data, analyse information and write the draft report of the 2016 AGD Accountability Report. The final report and brief on the main findings will be prepared in time for UNHCR’s Standing Committee meeting to be held in June 2017. The report will provide high level analysis of trends, good practices, lessons learnts, gaps and constraints in AGD mainstreaming at the operational level. It will also provide recommendations for future areas of work. The report will highlight accountability practices embedded in UNCHR with the aim of increasing impact internally as well as externally.

The consultant will lead this task and ensure deadlines are met, specifically making sure that the AGD Accountability Report 2016 is finalised and printed in time for the June 2017 Standing Committee. The consultant will also make sure that timely consultations are done with relevant units, and will ensure that the final edited report is published. Given the current short staffing at the unit, the purpose of hiring the individual is to ensure timeliness in delivering a concise and useful report that of high level quality.

The consultant will also finalise a brief report on Focus AGD indicators, with the purpose of highlighting what is working well and what the existing gaps are.

Impact Indicator: AGD Accountability Report 2016 which presents challenges and progress in operational AGD implementation and accountability practises.

Performance Indicator and Work Plan:

Individual will report to the Senior Advisor (Gender Equality). Regular meetings will be held through telecoms and meetings.

Attend UNHCR’s Focus training – April 1st week

Extract information on AGD reports and COP's from FOCUS: April 7th

Analysis of trends from AGD reports. This will focus on themes and regions: April 14th

AGD report framework to be presented to the Gender Equality Unit: April 14th

First draft of the AGD report based on analysis: April 26th

Second draft after incorporation of input: May 8th

Final draft: May 30th

Finalise layout and design for the AGD Accountability Report. Liase with the designer as well as the printer to complete this: June 15th

Final approved and published AGD Accountability Report 2015: June 25th

Final report on AGD indicators: June 30th

Assistance with on-going AGD related work that the GEU may undertake: on-going throughout the consultancy

Interested applicants should submit:

  • their letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;

  • a completed UN Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates;

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates to both and indicating “Age Gender and Diversity Consultant” DIP/POS/006/2017 in the subject of the email latest 28 March 2017. P11 forms are available on

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