Call for Application – Gender and Governance Regional Expert at UN Women

Deadline: 6th November, 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Specific tasks to be performed by the Consultant:
  • Guided by the aforementioned research questions, the consultant will support the lead Gender and Governance Expert in completing following tasks:

Research Plan Development:

  • Support the lead Gender Expert in developing a robust research plan that outlines the methodology, stakeholders, and project timeline;
  • Support defining the research approach, including a literature review as the initial step;
  • Support the selection of interviewees or survey participants based on clear criteria ensuring diverse representation;
  • Detail data collection strategies for both primary and secondary data, emphasizing quality control, data management, and risk mitigation;
  • Address ethical considerations, including informed consent, data protection, and interview confidentiality;
  • Identify a sample of 8 countries maximum in the region to be included in the study by considering the representation of countries with high population sizes as well as those with low population sizes.

Data Collection Tools:

  • Support the creation of tailored data collection instruments, such as questionnaires, interview guides, and checklists, aligned with the research plan.

Research Report Drafting:

  • Support the preparation of an initial research report covering:
  • The impact of female representation in the judiciary;
  • Entry into the judiciary and related challenges and opportunities;
  • Statistical data and percentages by country, compared to global data and trends;
  • National priorities as related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the judiciary by country;
  • Data analysis across different judiciary levels, as well as by court type and cases handled within each country;
  • Qualitative analysis of legal and institutional frameworks, the impact of cultural and societal norms, the impact of gender balance in the judiciary on legal decision-making, and the experiences and perspectives of female and male judges;
  • Identification of enablers, barriers, and challenges, including during admission, promotion, and retention;
  • Examination of challenges faced by women, including women with disabilities, in their professional roles vs those faced by men;
  • Highlighting promising and practical practices;
  • Formulating evidence-based and actionable recommendations.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics,  Economics, Demography, or related social sciences discipline is required.
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the area of qualitative and quantitative research is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to liaise and communicate effectively are required.
  • Experience with publications in the fields of social research, criminal justice, and international law is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
  • Knowledge of French is an advantage.

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