Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the assignment

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, the Economist and Senior Social Protection Expert will undertake the following:

1. A Gender Analysis of the Barbados Survey of Living Conditions: 2018. The analysis should include the following:

  • The differential impact of poverty (including time poverty) on women and men;
  • Further to the above, an analysis of care responsibilities from a gender perspective, taking into account the limitations of the survey dataset;
  • Recommendations for policy and programme development/implementation.

2. Provide Expert Input and Advice on the Conduct of the Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia to include:

  • Written feedback on methodology and approach;
  • Written feedback on the scenarios recommended for financing universal access to day care services;
  • Written feedback on draft report on the Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia;
  • Written feedback on the Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia.

3. Provide Expert Input and Advice on the pilot initiative in St. Lucia on priority access by the country’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) beneficiaries (a cohort of single women-headed households with children) to Housing, Day Care, Health Care including family planning, School Feeding Programme and Transportation subsidies to include:

  • Written feedback on methodology and approach;
  • Written feedback on the Draft Report on the Pilot;
  • Written feedback on Final Report on the Pilot.

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The Economist and Senior Social Protection Expert will be based in their country of residence. If residing outside of Barbados, travel will not be required as tasks can be completed remotely. The Economist and Senior Social Protection Expert will be expected to deliver the following results:

  1. Document methodology and approach for the Gender Analysis of the dataset from the Barbados Survey of Living Conditions: 2018 (Timeframe: April 2020);
  2. Review of the dataset from the “Barbados Survey of Living Conditions: 2018” (Timeframe: April 2020);
  3. Report “A Gender Analysis of the Barbados Survey of Living Conditions: 2018” (Timeframe: April 2020 – May 2020);
  4. Provide Expert Input and Advice on the pilot initiative in St. Lucia on priority access by the country’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) beneficiaries to include:
  • Written feedback on methodology and approach;
  • Written feedback on the Draft Report on the Pilot;
  • Written feedback on Final Report on the Pilot (Timeframe: May 2020 – November 2020).

    5. Provide Expert Input and Advice on the Conduct of the Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia to include:

  • Written feedback on methodology and approach;
  • Written feedback on the scenarios recommended for financing universal access to day care services;
  • Written feedback on draft report on the Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia;
  • Written feedback on the final report on Fiscal Space Analysis for Universal Access to Day Care Services in St. Lucia (Timeframe: May 2020 – November 2020).

 

Reporting Requirements

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with direct reporting to UN Women Programme Specialist for Economic Empowerment and Statistics.

 

Competencies

Core Values / Guiding Principles:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

 

Core Competencies:

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

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong gender responsive budgeting, economic analysis, social research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including the conveying complex concepts and recommendations, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different audiences;
  • Ability to interact independently as part of a team;
  • Ability to multi-task and operate effectively in stressful situations.

 

Required Skills and Experience

The Economist and Senior Social Protection Expert should meet the following criteria:

Required skills and experience:

Education:

The Economist and Senior Social Protection Expert should herself/himself meet the following criteria:

  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following areas Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Public Policy, Social Policy.

Experience:

  • A minimum of fifteen years’ experience on gender and social research, statistical analysis, and economic analysis;
  • A minimum of fifteen years’ experience working on gender equality and/or human rights is required;
  • Experience working within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an asset but not required.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

References:

  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.

Remuneration:

  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.

Hardware, Software and Communication:

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully-functional laptop, which must run at least Windows 7. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based telecommunications application software (Skype or equivalent) is required.

Location and Duration:

  • The consultant will be based in their country of residence (no travel is required);
  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 40 working days during the period 1 April 2020 – 30 November 2020

Other:

  • Interviews will be conducted with the shortlisted applicants;
  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering;
  • The consultant should submit, along with his/her application, the curriculum vitae of team member

 

Application Deadline : 08-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Reference
VAC-2212
Employer
UN Women
Hours
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Competitive Salary
Salary
Competitive
Your Career Level
Experienced Career
Years Experience
Required|Not Specified|Minimum of Fifteen (15) years'
Your Education Level
Master's Degree
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