Description
The Strategy identifies shadow reporting on the overall Strategy as a significant element to increase transparency and accountability, and therefore encourages UN Women to work with civil society partners to undertake it.
 
The main product of this project will be an initial civil society shadow report which reviews the overall progress on the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity (including the different areas of the Strategy such as leadership and accountability, senior appointments, mission settings etc.) and suggests recommendations for strengthening implementation and stronger monitoring. This entails working with other parts of the UN system including the Secretariat, peacekeeping missions and special political missions, UN funds and programmes as well as specialised agencies in both Headquarters and field locations. The overall objective is to strengthen transparency and accountability regarding the implementation of the Strategy.
 
The project contributes to the achievement of the following Output: Enhanced coordination, coherence and accountability of the UN system for commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, by supporting gender parity efforts of the Secretary-General through three components:
 
  • Assessment of the current situation and progress made in the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity;
  • Improvement of knowledge, tools and technical resources for strengthening as well as monitoring the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity;
  • Strengthening of UN-Women’s engagement and communication on gender parity goals with UN entities, Member States, civil society and other stakeholders.
 
Activities
 
  • Activity 1: Assessment of the current situation and progress made in the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity
    • Interview relevant parties regarding progress on each broad area and recommendation specified in the Strategy
    • Conduct targeted analyses on policy development and relevant UN communication (e.g. SG’s speeches) to assess the coherence between the Strategy and its implementation
    • Assess possible implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the implementation of gender parity and gender equality in the UN context and identify the main impediments moving forward
    • Develop a first assessment with initial findings and a set of concrete recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Strategy
  • Activity 2: Improvement of knowledge, tools and technical resources for strengthening as well as monitoring the implementation of the Secretary-General’s System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity
    • Develop research methods with a set of standardized interview questions to facilitate data collection and comparison in the future 
    • Produce and design an initialshadow report on the implementation of the Strategy with a focus on specific recommendations of monitoring and implementation
  • Activity 3: Strengthening of UN-Women’s engagement and communication on gender parity goals with UN entities, civil society, Member States and other stakeholders
    • Produce user-friendly and accessible communications materials informed by recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Strategy 
    • Present key findings and recommendations to the UN, inter alia system-wide Gender Focal Point Network 
    • Present a first assessment with the initial findings, recommendations and steps forward at a CSW side event in March 2021
 
Deliverables
 
The key deliverables of the undertaking are:
 
  • A first assessment with a set of concrete recommendations for implementation of the Strategy and future monitoring
  • Additional communication material informed by the recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Strategy 
  • Research methodology with a set of standardized interview questions 
  • Presentation of the findings and concrete recommendation to the UN, including to the Gender Focal Point Network
  • Presentation of the first assessment with the initial findings and recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Strategy at CSW in March 2021
  • Initial shadow report
Eligibility
Technical/functional competencies required;
  • Experience:
    • At least 5 years of experience and proven track record in the stated technical areas:
      • Diversity and Inclusion, in particular Gender Parity
      • Monitoring and Evaluation
      • Interviews and Data Collection
      • Prior work experience with the United Nations
  • Languages:
    • Fluent in English
 
How to Apply

For more information and online application, please click on the following link: 

UN Women - Gender Parity