Non-Staff Gender Consultant
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 19-JUN-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
In support of the multi-year capacity-building programme "International Programme on Holocaust and Genocide Education", implemented jointly by UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ("the Museum"), UNESCO seeks to hire a gender expert to conduct a gender analysis and advise on the integration of a thorough gender dimension.
The programme, fist implemented in 2015 and 2017 under the title "International Conference on Education and the Holocaust", aims to advance context-relevant Holocaust and genocide education globally and has led to the development of national Holocaust education initiatives in 16 countries. Funded by the Government of Canada, UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are launching a new three-year programme cycle (2021-2023), targeting 10 countries in all UNESCO regions.
In line with UNESCO’s priority of gender equality, the programme seeks to integrate a solid gender dimension and yield gender-responsive project outputs and outcomes. In support of this, UNESCO and the Museum envisage to carry out a gender analysis as part of the initial inception phase of the project to establish gender-related criteria and baselines for monitoring and evaluation of project activities, outputs, and outcomes.Long Description
In close cooperation with UNESCO and the Museum, as well as a contracted M&E specialist, the contracted gender expert shall:
- Conduct a gender analysis, evaluating the 2015 and 2017 project activities and outcomes in terms of their overall gender neutrality, sensitivity, and responsiveness, according to UNESCO’s definitions and standards as presented in UNESCO’s Gender Equality Action Plan, in close cooperation with the 2015 and 2017 project teams and other relevant regional stakeholders and assessing gender-specific needs in the context of dealing with violent pasts and genocide education and prevention. The gender consultant will be expected to develop a strategy for the gender analysis and summarize key findings in a final report, including concrete baselines and gender-related criteria for future evaluation.
- Organize a workshop for UNESCO and Museum staff on the development of gender-related programmes and monitoring in the context of Holocaust and genocide education in general, and in the context of the International Program on Holocaust and Genocide Education specifically, and submit a summary report highlighting key recommendations.
Education: Master's degree in the field of Social Sciences or Education, with a distinct focus on gender studies.
Work experience: at least five years of professional experience in the field of project development and monitoring and/or gender research.
Competencies and skills
- Proven skills in the development and implementation of gender analyses, including the development of related methodologies;
- Proven skills in the development of gender-related baselines and criteria for monitoring and evaluation;
- Excellent written and oral skills, ability to write concise and clear texts;
- Ability to ensure the accuracy of documents and reports, through research, referencing sources and consultations, with particular attention to detail;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a variety of actors and work effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment;
- Experience in gender-related research in post-conflict societies and/or in the context of conflict prevention or Holocaust and genocide education;
- Experience in the development of education and/or capacity-building programmes;
- Experience in the development and implementation of gender-related trainings for project management;
- International work experience, including in regions outside the European and North American context;
- Spanish language skills
Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document).
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- a letter indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment.
- This contract is for a period of four months. Estimated start date is: 12 July 2021.
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