Location: UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline: 04-Jul-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages Required: English and French
Starting Date: 18-Jul-2016
Duration of Initial Contract: 40 working days over a period of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 working days over a period of 3 months
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking the assistance of an International Consultant to support its Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) Initiative. The Initiative aims to establish a global tracking mechanism that will institutionalize the importance of monitoring the state of gender equality in the civil service.
GEPA’s objectives aligns with the AU African Charter on Values and Principles of Public Service and Administration (2011) which “sets out the normative basis for the modernization of African public services and an inculcation of values founded on equity, accessibility, affordability, efficiency, transparency and human rights”.
To this end, the Consultant will fulfil the following duties and responsibilities:
- Carry out data collection on Gender Equality in Public Administration in all the African countries covered by UNDP’s Regional Hub in Addis Ababa;
- Review of regional e-query data already received during 2015;
- Review of findings and data from first analysis of e-query responses (as prepared by the GEPA research group at the University of Pittsburgh);
- Submission of a work plan with clear timeline;
- Draft initial correspondence requesting data, including a brief questionnaire;
- Proactively contact institution/agency/department that house civil servant data in all countries in the region (countries under UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa);
- Continue correspondence, with the support of the respective UNDP Country Offices if necessary, until any available data is collected. Organize collected data, make it available for public consumption and continuously upload into online shared folder;
- Weekly 1-page reports on progress, highlighting issues around data collection and proposing possible solutions and support needs from the UNDP Regional Hub in Addis and/or UNDP HQ in New York. The 1-pager is to be delivered every Friday for the duration of the assignment;
- Synthesize findings into a first-level analysis on the availability of data. Summarize experience and lessons-learned from data collection efforts.
Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant area such as Public Administration, Public Policy, Social and Political Sciences, Gender Studies, Law, Development Studies, or equivalent.
- Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience one or more of the areas of gender, governance (with particular emphasis on public administration reforms), and/or data collection;
- Experience with extensive online research;
- Experience with quantitative research and data collection;
- Knowledge of decision-making processes in public policy, public service delivery, institutional capacity building, human resource management policies, professional ethics and/or civil service reform would be desirable;
- Previous experience with UNDP or the broader UN System in Africa would be an asset.
The full information is available on the UNDP website