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International Consultant to develop Time Use Survey Report on Unpaid Domestic and Care Work

Home-based

  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Home-based
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-28

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Background

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.

UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

In September 2019 UN Women Georgia with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched a three-year project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG). The overarching goal/impact of the project is to ensure that governance systems are gender-sensitive and enable gender equality in Georgia. In order to contribute to the achievement of this goal, the project delivers around following three key objectives: Objective 1: Gender equality and gender mainstreaming are institutionalized at the national and local levels; Objective 2: Gender mainstreaming capacities are developed and sustained at the national and local levels; Objective 3: More and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

To respond to the data gaps to report on implementation of SDGs (SDG target 5.4. recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies, and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate) and ensure that more and better-quality data and analysis are available to promote and track the progress of gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women, within the framework of GG4GEG project and UN Women’s flagship programme – Making Every Women and Girl Count, is supporting the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GEOSTAT) in conducting Time Use Survey (TUS).

Time Use Survey is the essential data source for measuring not only time allocation patterns, but for measuring unpaid work, household production, including volunteering, accurate working time, gender balance in daily activities, care for children and the elderly, transport time and use, leisure and non-work activities, use of ICT, loneliness and isolation and several elements of quality of life including subjective perceptions. Time-use statistics are becoming an important tool in understanding gender-based inequalities, in estimating the contribution of women’s unpaid work to national well-being and in designing policies for women’s empowerment.

Conducted for the first time in Georgia, the survey (hereafter GTUS) is designed in line with internationally established standards, methodologies and best practices, including, Eurostat 2018 HETUS Guidelines, 2019 Edition ( EUROSTAT 2019, Methodological guideline for “Harmonized European Time Use Surveys,” Available at: (EUROSTAT 2019, Methodological guideline for “Harmonized European Time Use Surveys,” Available at:https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3859598/9710775/KS-GQ-19-003-EN-N.pdf/ee48c0bd-7287-411a-86b6-fb0f6d5068cc) United Nations Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use (United Nations Statistical Division, 2016, Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work, Available at:https://unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/SeriesF/SeriesF_93E.pdf) and UNECE Guidelines for Harmonizing Time Use Surveys (UNECE 2013,  Guidelines for Harmonizing Time Use Surveys. Available at: https://unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/2013/TimeUseSurvey_Guidelines.pdf). The questionnaires and diary are adapted to the Georgian context from the  HETUS 2018 questionnaires and adult diary, while for classifying and coding activities, the 2016 International Classification of Time Use Activities (ICATUS) is used (Available at: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/time-use/icatus-2016/). The fieldwork started in September 2020 and was finalized in September 2021. The design of the sample aims for 3120 households, equally distributed in three domains: capital, other urban and rural settlements of Georgia (1,040 households from each of three domains).

The GTUS is an independent or “stand-alone” survey. A mixed mode for data collection is used which combines computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) for the household questionnaire (HHQ) and individual questionnaire (INDQ) and a “leave-behind” or “tomorrow” paper diary to be self-completed by respondents. The GTUS will collect information on activities and the amount of time spent on them by the survey population during a day over a 24-hour period. Weekdays and weekend days, as well as holidays are covered.

UN Women is seeking to contract an international consultant who will analyse GTUS data and develop a thematic report on unpaid domestic and care work in Georgia.  SDG Target 5.4. “Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate” and indicator 5.4.1: Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location are not included in the current national framework, which is partially related to the lack of data on time spent on unpaid domestic and care work for generating the indicator. Thus the main goal of the report is to fill this gap and estimate time spent by men and women on unpaid work including care (including childcare/passive care). Moreover, the report should analyse sharing of work by women and men within the household and provide a detailed picture on intrahousehold allocation of time on unpaid domestic and care work in Georgian families. Measuring the contribution of grandparents, parents and siblings in unpaid domestic and care work, particularly in caring for children is of special interest considering the cultural patterns in Georgia.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the international consultant are:

  • To develop an inception report containing detailed work-plan of the consultancy.
  • To review the GTUS methodology and instruments and develop the outline of the report including the detailed pre-analysis plan.
  • To do a desk review on unpaid domestic and care work including local situation analysis and best practices.
  • To analyse the GTUS data and develop a thematic report on unpaid domestic and care work covering SDG indicator 5.4.1. Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location and intrahousehold allocation of time on unpaid domestic and care work. At this stage TUS microdata will be shared with the consultant. In addition the TUS data analysis, the report should include literature and policy review and policy recommendations derived from the analysis.
  • To validate the findings with UN Women and Geostat and finalize the report based on their feedback.
  • To present the final report to relevant stakeholders in Tbilisi online.

Deliverables

  • Inception Report containing detailed work-plan of the consultancy specifying activities and timelines submitted to UN Women by December 10, 2021 (2 working days);
  • Report outline including pre-analysis plan prepared and submitted to UN Women by December 20, 2020 (3 working days);
  • Draft report including literature and policy review, GTUS data analysis and policy recommendations submitted to UN Women –by March 1, 2021 (13 working days);
  • Final report incorporating feedback from UN Women and Geostat submitted to UN Women by April 15, 2021 (5 working days);
  • Final report presented to relevant stakeholders by May 30, 2021 (2 working days);

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing, presentation/public speaking skills
  • IT literacy

Please, visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree (at least Masters) in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology or related field, and/or senior academic experience.

Experience:

  • A minimum of four years’ proven experience in analysing Time Use Survey data and developing relevant analytical reports (writing sample to be provided);
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or Gender equality;
  • Proven experience in the area of care economy and gender equality research and policy analysis will be an asset (references to be provided);
  • Strong knowledge of international standards recommendations on production of time use statistics will be an asset;
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset.

Language:

Excellent command of written and spoken English

Evaluation Procedure :

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.

The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:

  • University degree (at least Masters) in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology or related field, and/or senior academic experience;
  • A minimum of four years’ proven experience in analysing Time Use Survey data and developing relevant analytical reports (writing sample to be provided);
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in the fields of human rights, social  inclusion, and/or Gender equality
  • Fluency in English.

The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria followed by technical and financial evaluation.

Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):

  • University degree (at least Masters) in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology or related field, and/or senior academic experience (max 30 points);
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in analysing Time Use Survey data and developing relevant analytical reports (writing sample to be provided) (max 90 points);
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or Gender equality (max 90 points);
  • Proven experience in the area of care economy and gender equality research and policy analysis will be an asset (references to be provided) (max 60 points);
  • Strong knowledge of international standards recommendations on production of time use statistics (max 40 points);
  • Previous professional experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset (max 20 points);
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (max 20 points).

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation;

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical

scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of the UN Women GNP Programme Analyst and overall guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative in Georgia.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women GNP Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:

  • Deliverable 1, 2 and 3 (10 working days) –45%;
  • Deliverable 4,5 and 4 (12 working days) –55%;

Application submission package:

*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR

Application submission package:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=3539   
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV, Motivation Letter, financial proposal and writing sample (analytical paper based on TUS Data) into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV, writing sample(s) and the Financial Proposal into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Applications without the financial offer will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • The individual consultants should take the mandatory learning security course prior to commencement of assignment– details will follow before the issuance of contract.

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