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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-28

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Consultancy: Gender Socialization Programme Mapping, Gender Section, PD, NYHQ, Requisition #511273

New York City (United States of America)

The Gender Section at New York headquarters seeks a consultant to coordinate and consolidate data and insights from a mapping of the literature and existing UNICEF programming on gender socialization of girls and boys globally, in collaboration with three consultants based in the regions, and to produce a global synthesis report with key recommendations. The mapping and its report covered under these Terms of Reference comprise of the first of a two-phase effort to develop a more coherent programmatic package for gender socialization. Phase 2 will comprise of the development of an Action Plan for socialization, defining key programmatic approaches and objectives as well as identifying partners for implementation.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background & Rationale

Under the Gender Action Plan 2018 – 2021, UNICEF is embarking on a new area of work on gender socialization. UNICEF will address discriminatory policies as well as the socialization processes that negatively define gender roles and practices, including the rules, behaviours, attitudes and expectations that differentiate between boys and girls and limit their rights, well-being, and opportunities. UNICEF will, for example, support communities to transform social narratives and promote behaviour change through parenting, early childhood and adolescent-empowerment programmes, or advance policy shifts and implementation through advocacy, data generation and use, and monitoring systems for non-gender-discriminatory early childhood, extracurricular, training, sports, vocational, and mentorship policies for girls and boys. UNICEF is seeking a consultant to better define this area of work by conducting a mapping of existing programming on gender socialization.

Purpose

The Gender Section at New York headquarters seeks a consultant to coordinate and consolidate data and insights from a mapping of the literature and existing UNICEF programming on gender socialization of girls and boys globally, in collaboration with three consultants based in the regions, and to produce a global synthesis report with key recommendations. The mapping and its report covered under these Terms of Reference comprise of the first of a two-phase effort to develop a more coherent programmatic package for gender socialization. Phase 2 will comprise of the development of an Action Plan for socialization, defining key programmatic approaches and objectives as well as identifying partners for implementation.

The role of the global consultant will include:

(i) conducting a global literature review,

(ii) developing a common research methodology for regional mappings,

(iii) coordinating across the three regional consultants to ensure consistency in the mapping approach, and

(iv) synchronization across the regional mappings and synthesizing reports. (S)he will also present (v) a report with initial recommendations from the mapping.

The mapping exercise will identify the types of work on gender socialization currently underway across UNICEF’s seven regions. It will document successful programmatic approaches, barriers to address, and opportunities to accelerate and improve this work. Specifically, it will focus on:

1. Gender equality and non-discrimination for girls and boys in legal frameworks, policy and advocacy efforts;

2. Gender responsive or transformative mass media/social media/community based campaign messages; and

3. Training of agents of socialization (teachers, parents, providers, CSO members, etc.) on the equal treatment of girls and boys.

The consultant will work directly with the Senior Advisor, Gender and Evaluation, and will also work closely with the Principal Advisor and other headquarter based gender officers. The consultant will engage intensively with Regional Offices (Regional Gender Advisors and Regional Gender Socialization Consultants), and with a range of stakeholders and experts from different sectors (in particular: Health, Education, Child protection, Early Childhood Development, WASH, HATIS and Communication for Development) and divisions within UNICEF.

Expected results: (measurable results)

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor for Gender and Evaluation, the consultant will be responsible for the following results:

  1. Select and undertake a literature review of the most salient published articles and reports on the above three areas of gender socialization. Document the relevant definitions, frameworks, and pathways for gender socialization and most common programmatic and policy levers.                       
  2. Develop and revise as needed a mapping methodology (including harmonized data collection strategies and reporting tools) to be used by regional consultants, in consultation with the regional consultants, the regional advisers and the senior team at headquarters.
  3. Coordinate and support regional mappings; consolidate, analyse and synthesize reports produced by regional consultants into one consolidated draft report that documents regional patterns as well as global insights. Hold internal presentations, webinars and consultations as needed.

Plan and organize a global consultation with key stakeholders on the research findings and the way forward, compiling these in a global synthesis report that outlines key issues and the most salient patterns in UNICEF’s programmes, as well as some preliminary recommendations for a global programming package.

Duty Station

NY based preferred, but may be remotely based with trips to NY.

Timeframe: 40 days; 3 months

Start date: 10 April 2018                     
End date:  10 July 2018 

Deliverables

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

  1. Literature review report on gender socialization

7

30 Apr 2018

  1. Mapping methodology for regional research

13

31 May 2018

  1. Draft Global Report on gender socialization mapping

10

29 Jun 2018

  1. Presentation of the mapping results and consultation with key stakeholders

5

10 Jul 2018

  1. Global report on gender socialization mapping

5

10 Jul 2018

  1. Travel Deliverable

$1 per/unit x 5000 units = $5,000

30 April 2018

Total

40 days total

 

Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline  

  • An advanced university degree (Ph.D. preferred but not required) in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, psychology, public health, economics) or behavioural sciences or directly related technical fields, in combination with an academic background/ research experience in gender.
  • Significant experience (10+ years) conducting research at national and international level in Gender Socialization, Behaviour Change, Communication for Development, or a related field;
  • Strong analytical research skills and demonstrated experience in organizing complex programmatic information into meaningful categories
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and conducting complex, multi-stakeholder and multi-country studies, working with a team of researchers;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks within agreed deadlines and with attention to details;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organizations an asset.
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.

Application Material

Applications must include:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including a description of main achievements;
  • Submission of at least 3 products and/or writing samples related to relevant research;
  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.

A detailed Financial Proposal quoted in United States dollars (USD) which must outline:

  • Overall fees for forty (40) working days

Any costs to be incurred related to the consultancy, including travel to NY HQ and research assistants.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Remarks

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.   
At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization

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