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Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)

Duty Station: [[Home-based with possibility of travel]]

Classification of duty station: [[filter12]]

Standard Duration of Assignement : [[filter13]]

Job Family: Social and Human Sciences

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-AUG-2022


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism




UNESCO, as a world laboratory of ideas, creator of international standards, policy adviser and creator of capacities, has the mandate to promote just, inclusive, resilient and democratic societies. In this framework, UNESCO is interested in developing and establishing a conceptual framework for gender-based resilience. Further, the objective is to make operational the conceptual framework and establish a dashboard able to assess the resilience of countries from a gender perspective. 


In particular, the successful consultant will be required to:

- Review and update the existing conceptual framework for gender-based resilience.
- Conceptualize and discuss possible dimensions: discuss the selection of the key measurable dimensions.
- Explore the feasibility of data collection and timeliness of the possible indicators.
- Lead consultation process with key stakeholders.
- Identify a list of reliable and comparable key indicators available across a list of identified countries.
- Conceive, implement and deliver a flagship report to be published on a annual/biannual basis about gender-based resilience.

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Scope of the assignment

Under the authority of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences, under the technical guidance of the Head of Section for Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Intercultural Dialogue (IRD) and the Chief of Executive Office (EO) the successful consultant will support the development of the conceptual and measurement framework for gender-based resilience and the development and delivery of a flagship on gender-based resilience.

Produce research
-    Design, implement and finalise a gender-based resilience annual report
-    Lead and contribute to producing policy-relevant research and outputs
-    Revise and curate UNESCO research outputs  
-    Perform comparative analyses of gender-based and resilience dashboards

Help gather political and technical support (e.g. National governments, local governments and co-operation agencies)

Coordinate and plan the work of the working group(s)/ desk offices in support of the project
-    Organise research and contributions
-    Deliver training and disseminate info about the use of gender-based resilience dashboards 

Strengthen communication
-    Help develop and deploy the relevant communication strategy and material related to the work, also by means of contributing to blogs and op-eds in leading media platforms
-    Support the organization of high-level events and media coverage.


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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



Academic qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in quantitative subjects such as statistics, economics, and mathematics. 
Professional experience and skills:


•    Experience working with indicators, particularly in the areas of gender equality.
•    Experience conducting research, and applying quantitative research methodologies in the area of gender equality, social inclusion or labour market.
•    Experience in developing ad hoc methodologies for specific case studies.
•    Experience in the design and implementation of resilient-based related projects.
•    Experience in the development and coordination of policy support projects.
•    Excellent analytical skills. Ability to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources.
•    Familiarity/working directly with UN/multilateral organizations, and other IOs in this field 
•    Experience on technical/academic research on gender equality, statistics or economics.
•    Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English.
•    Excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software. 
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including interacting with various actors and working effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment. 


•    Minimum of 5 years of national and international relevant professional experiences in economic research, public policy & advocacy and/or communication.


•    Demonstrated experience in conducting stakeholder consultations with policy makers and decision-makers 
•    Theoretical understanding and experience on gender equality
•    Communication skills adapted to technical and general purposes
•    Demonstrated experience on digital economy research


•    Fluency in French an asset



Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, then download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:
•    A statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment;
•    A written proposal comprising:
o    An approach and methodology for the assignment in line with the terms of reference;
o    The amount to be charged for the assignment, which should be quoted in US dollars on a monthly basis for a 11 month period (full-time working).
Upon completing the Word file with all the requested information above, upload the file at the “My Employment History Form / My Documents” section of the online application form. Only applications with the above requested information will be considered.
Complete the rest of the required sections of the online application form (please make sure to include a list of publications), and submit the application.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.