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National Post: Gender Data Specialist, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, NOC

RotationThis post is non-rotational.
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 15 December 2020  (5pm, Addis Ababa time)
Duration: One year (*)
Post Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Please note that this vacancy is open to Internal/External nationals of Ethiopia.
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5 
  Organizational Setting
The Position:
The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP) is focused on eliminating sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HP) and addressing their links to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa.  The program prioritises strengthening existing strategies and initiatives, such as the AU Gender Strategy 2017 -2027, Agenda 2063, the Maputo Plan of Action and harnesses the respective strengths of multi-sectoral, multi-level partnerships which will support the acceleration of transformative change. The joint program, implemented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, under the leadership of the UN DCO- Regional Office for Africa, will work closely with the AU, with the RECs (via the AU), and other key regional partners and stakeholders.
The Spotlight Gender Data Specialist is responsible for supporting efforts on evidence building on violence against women and girls (VAWG)/sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)/harmful practices (HP) and sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) impacting on women and especially young adolescent girls. This include development of harmonized tools (methodologies and indicators); capacity strengthening on data collection, analysis and dissemination of both regional, national institutions including civil society organizations; development of knowledge management platforms and researches that informs evidence based decision making and monitoring progress of SDGs.
The Gender Data Specialist will be based within the Africa Coordination Unit (ACU) of the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. S/he will be a UNFPA staff working closely with the three UN agencies (UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP) and key partners to ensure the successful delivery of programme activities on under Stream 1 and Pillar 5 and achievement of the results in an integrated and coordinated manner. She/he will have a primary reporting line to the Regional Technical Adviser for Population Data and Data for Development, UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office with a (matrixed) to the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program Coordinator.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s current strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
The Gender Data Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

1.    Coordinate the process to develop harmonized and standardized data collection tools (including methodologies and indicators) on VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR to measure continental progress, and to identify key priorities and gaps.
2.    Build capacity of identified regional and national institutions as well as CSOs on data collection, analysis and utilization methodologies related to VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR.
3.    Support strengthening coordination capacity of regional and national institutions including CSOs in data related to VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR indicators to inform evidence-based decision making.
4.    Strengthen the AUC regional data and research gender observatory and scorecard to ensure periodic, inclusive and quality reporting of member states and CSO’s on VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR to generate evidence in order to inform policy and programmes.
5.    Support the development and implementation of knowledge management strategy to ensure utilization of best practices related to VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR.
6.    Coordinate the review of a Gender data on adolescent girls, young people, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups on VAWG, SGBV, HP and SRHR by engaging stakeholders such as AU, RECs, AfDB, UN Agencies and research institutions.
7.    Support efforts on evidence building on VAWG, SRHR and HP impacting on young adolescent girls with a focus on: (i) develop and implement a methodology for secondary analysis of household based survey/administrative data to understand the linkages between child marriage, school related barriers for girls, gender norms and teenage pregnancy; (ii) formative evidence on girls’ menstrual health and hygiene; and on (iii) data and evidence building on school related gender based violence.
8.    Coordinate and support regional data and research institutions, structures and mechanisms to collect and analyze disaggregated data to generate evidence in order to inform policy and programme development on migration, gender norms change, positive masculinities and male engagement to prevent SGBV/HP and to empower women and girls.
9.    Provide required support to other UNFPA lead activities in Stream 1 and 2 in the SIARP as required by the secretariat;
10.    Prepare and submit quarterly progress reports on Pillar 5 – Data of SIARP for consolidation into the project progress reports for submission to donors.
11.    Undertake any other tasks relevant to the SIAP as required by the UNFPA or SAIP Secretariat.
Qualifications and Experience

•    Advanced degree in demography, statistics, social studies, or related field or equivalent professional experience;

Knowledge and Experience:

•    Five years of professional experience in the field of social and demographic data collection, analysis and utilization on gender related issues, preferably in a developing country;
•    At least 4 years’ experience of working on data related to VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR clear understanding of data collection, analysis and utilization protocols is a must.
•    Experience in capacity strengthening of regional, national research institutions including CSOs and on utilization of evidence based decision making in development planning and policy issues;
•    Experiences in developing analytical reports and advocacy papers, such as policy briefs, bulletins, brochures with appropriate evidence for influencing decision making;
•    Proficiency in current Microsoft Office software applications;
•    Good communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge and skills to counterparts.


•    Fluency in oral and written English is a must. 
    Required Competencies
•    Exemplifying integrity
•    Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
•    Embracing diversity in all its forms
•    Embracing change

Core Competencies:

•    Achieving Results  
•    Being Accountable
•    Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
•    Thinking analytically and Strategically
•    Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
•    Communicating for Impact

Other Competencies:

•    Developing people/fostering innovation and empowerment/performance management
•    Self-management
•    Decision making
•    Knowledge sharing and continuous learning.

Functional Competencies:

•    Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise
•    Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
•    Job knowledge/technical expertise
•    Adaptation/application of knowledge in different contexts
•    Integration in a multidisciplinary environment.
 UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
Compensation and Benefits
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus annual leave, health insurance and other benefits.

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