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100491 - UNWOMEN Gender Statistics Specialist - SC 9 - (For Indonesian Nationality Only)

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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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.

Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

To support member states in coping with, and recovering from, the COVID-19 crisis through evidence-based decision-making, UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is implementing the programme “Building Back Better: Promoting a gender data-driven response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Pacific and South-East Asia”, with the generous support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The programme supports countries to generate gender data to measure the impact of the crisis and the resilience of women and men in the Pacific and South-East Asia. It also supports evidence-based decision making to ensure policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis are gender-responsive.

The Gender Statistic Specialist will reports to the Head of Programs, Indonesia (Primary reporting line) , and the secondary reporting line would be Regional Office Asia & Pasific – ROAP ( statistic team).  The Project Coordinator will work on supporting the liaison with the National Statistics Office, Ministry of Women and other relevant government entities in Indonesia for rapid assessment survey implementation, the inclusion of gender questions in existing survey questionnaires on disasters, and the analysis of existing microdata, among other areas. In addition, the Project Coordinator will coordinate with national counterparts for the organization of capacity building events and data user-producer dialogues, as well as to gather inputs for the preparation of reports, knowledge products and programme monitoring documents. Furthermore, s/he will participate in national coordination meetings and mechanisms to promote the use of gender data to inform national policy making and monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Liaise with government counterparts (National Statistics Office/BPS, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas and others) for the inclusion of gender-related questions in disaster needs assessment survey questionnaires, including any relevant surveys on COVID-19.  

  • Serve as liaison between government counterparts and UN Women’s Regional Office experts for the design of survey questionnaires in line with international standards.
  • Organize meetings with national statisticians and other government officers to promote buy-in for the proposed amendments to questionnaires.

2. Work jointly with the National Statistics Office to analyze existing disaster data from a gender angle, and generate related knowledge products.  

  • Liaise with counterparts at the National Statistics Office to jointly analyze existing disaster data from a gender angle.
  • Generate a short brief showcasing gendered results from microdata analysis, and related advocacy products in the area of gender and resilience.
  • Coordinate technical inputs from various stakeholders and liaise closely with national statisticians and other data producers to support the preparation of related reports and other data communication products. 

3. Provide logistical and coordination support to organize national events, meetings and data user-producer dialogues to enhance gender data production and promote gender data use. 

  • In coordination with the national government, UN Women’s Regional Office, UN Women’s Indonesia Country office and other relevant stakeholders, identify target dates, select venues and arrange the logistics for training events, meetings and dialogues, as needed. 
  • Provide substantive support for the preparation of background materials to inform meetings, trainings, policy dialogues and other events. 
  • Communicate with target participants to ensure the events are designed considering the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Provide technical and logistics support for the implementation of events, including note-taking and reporting.

4. Contribute to inter-agency coordination to promote the use of gender statistics at the country level. 

  • Liaise with inter-ministerial committees and national coordination groups to conceptualize policy dialogues informed by gender data and to promote its use for policy monitoring and evaluation.
  • With technical support from UN Women’s regional office and UN Women’s multi-country office for the Pacific, share with national policy makers tools to support evidence-based policy making. 
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination groups and other national mechanisms for coordination in the area of gender, resilience and sustainable development, and work with them to support evidence-based decision-making.

5. Support the administrative implementation of the Building Back Better project in the country. 

  • Collate information and support the drafting of monitoring reports and donor reports.
  • Support the implementation of administrative arrangements, including facilitating the signature of Letters of Agreement, and supporting national counterparts with the preparation of FACE forms and liquidations of advances.
  • Provide substantive support to communicate project achievements, including by liaising with local media and civil society.
  • Support with any other project implementation activities, as needed.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Accurate statistical analysis and inputs to enhance survey data collection and analysis, in line with international statistical standards.
  • Quality and timely reports from key meetings with national counterparts pertaining to survey design, implementation, analysis or data use.
  • Quality and timely monthly reports highlighting progress on project implementation, as well as challenges and strategies to overcome them.
  • Quality and timely Documentation of lessons learnt (particularly from support to national counterparts).
  • Comprehensive and timely summary notes from inter-agency and inter-ministerial discussions, including notes on strategic priorities for each stakeholder.
  • Timely completion of administrative tasks for project implementation.
  • Adherence to UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures in all program and operations related matters.
  • Effective and open coordination with other UN Agencies and international partners to ensure coherence and avoid duplication.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Strong microdata analysis skills.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, including for liaising with others
  • Ability to listen and provide targeted technical advice to colleagues and national government representatives
  • Familiarity with inter-ministerial processes, including for evidence-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, goals and targets;
  • Working knowledge on gender statistics, particularly on resilience-related areas such as environment statistics or crisis statistics, an asset.
  • Ability to implement activities in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong teamworking skills
  • Affinity with UN Women’s mandate of gender equality and women’s empowerment

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, economics, statistics, gender or other social science fields.
  • A first-level university degree, in relevant field such as statistics, economics, social and data science, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of statistical project coordination, implementation or data analysis.
  • Experience liaising with national government, international organizations and other stakeholders for project coordination, preferably in the area of gender statistics.
  • Experience organizing events and managing logistical arrangements.
  • Experience drafting statistics-based research and analysis a strong asset.
  • Competent user of STATA is an advantage. (STATA is a statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data ).
  • Knowledge of communication strategies an asset, particularly utilizing gender data.
  • Experience supporting national policy makers on data use for evidence-based decision-making is a strong asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.



UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.

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