Consultant to Establish a Gender Baseline Survey for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Harare, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||06-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 5h 24m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
|Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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, governance and peace and security.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has developed a 5-year electoral support programme for Zimbabwe, which is the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Capacity Building Project (ZIM-ECO). This programme is a response to a request by the Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ) and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for UN capacity building support to ZEC. The UN fielded an electoral Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) from 26 May to 5 June 2015 to undertake wide stakeholder consultations to evaluate the electoral environment, the legal and institutional framework governing the electoral process and the capacity and needs of the various election stakeholders in response to the request. The mission recommended support for immediate short-term assistance in the areas of voter registration, voter education, gender mainstreaming and budget formulation, followed by development of a longer-term programme of capacity development for ZEC and other election stakeholders.
The project has three outputs, which are:
ZEC, UNDP and UN Women are working in partnership towards achieving the gender mainstreaming elements of the project and establishing a gender baseline survey is one of the key initial activities that will be undertaken. It is against this background that ZEC has requested UNWomen to facilitate the recruitment of a consultant to establish a gender baseline for ZEC, develop the relevant tools and produce a report.
Consultancy to establish a Gender Baseline
To assess the success or failure, impact or lack thereof of any interventions requires existence of a baseline against which the results can be measured. ZEC is undertaking to develop a gender baseline survey using a capacity development approach. The baseline survey will be led by ZEC with technical support from the consultant and ZIMSTAT. ZIMSTAT has extensive experience in conducting national surveys and studies, therefore it will assist in the development of baseline survey methodology, sampling, training of enumerators, advance analysis techniques and quality assurance throughout the process. A research consultant with key expertise in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and with knowledge of gender equality or engendering electoral processes is required to assist ZEC regarding the development of a baseline survey quantitative questionnaire, associated tools, training material and application of qualitative instruments. The consultant will undertake the analysis based on the findings and write the final report.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the overall supervision of the UN Country representative the consultant will have the following responsibilities which are to be implemented in close collaboration with ZEC and ZIMSTAT;
|Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience