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Gender Expert for UNCT

Antananarivo (Madagascar)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Antananarivo (Madagascar)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Economist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Gender Expert will:

1. UNCT SWAP Scorecard assessment
The volunteer will base his/her work on the existing methodology and tools for the UNCT SWAP - Scorecard assessment. The gender expert will facilitate the exercise and apply participatory methods to ensure the establishment and training of an assessment team.
To guide and support the assessment team with the piloting process, the consultant will complete a background document review including :

  • UNCT UN-SWAP Technical Guidance and Framework
  • UNCT Gender Scorecard Reports for the countries in the regions and from other countries
  • Current Country CCA and UNSDCF
  • UNCT planning, budgets programming documents
  • UN Gender and Human Rights Group’s TOR, reports and work plans 2016 - 2021
  • CEDAW Reports/other national assessments/National Gender Plans, etc.

Assistance and support for the Inter Agency Team (IAT) with the in-country assessment :

  • Support the collection of complementary data and evidence to score indicators
  • Conduct gender analysis of verification documents required to help the IAT score areas of performance
  • Facilitate working sessions and technical support with key stakeholders such as the Resident Coordinator; Heads of Agencies; key programme staff; M&E teams, partners, etc. to discuss and score areas of performance
  • Complete the scoring matrix based on IAT discussions and agreements
  • Facilitate a debrief with the HOA to discuss findings and proposed actions

Reporting :

  • Draft Scorecard and narrative report, with inputs from assessment team
  • Complete the final Scorecard, narrative report and follow-up matrix

2. Capacity strengthening
This component will include:

  • Assessment of UNCT capacities on gender and related sub-themes
  • Preparation, discussion and UNCT validation of a capacity building plan on Gender 2021-2023, including a monitoring matrix
  • Delivery of trainings to staff of all levels, including a dedicated training for UNCT management and trainings to field staff in key regional hubs
  • Completion of a gender learning package for UNCT

3. UNCT Support to institutional and operational strengthening of Government of Madagascar :

  • Coordination of UNCT inputs on NGP, law on EWM, National GBV strategy, gender budgeting, etc.

4. Provide any additional support as may be required.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Master degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

Advanced (Masters) degree or equivalent in social and political sciences, human rights, gender equality, or a relevant area

Required experience 180 Months Experience remark
  • At least 15 years of practical experience of work on gender mainstreaming in development programmes/projects at national and international levels;
  • Experience in gender data collection and analysis, including interviews, survey and focus groups;
  • Previous experience with the Gender Equality Scorecard, narrative report and follow-up matrix;
  • Experience on conducting gender trainings for staff of development agencies.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Gender equality and the advancement of women, Other educational, teaching or training experience, Other development programme/project experience Area of expertise details
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Results-Based Management;
  • Strong knowledge of the UN system;
  • Strong knowledge of local country context;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness.
Driving license Competencies values Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 20 September 2021
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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