and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world.
It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment.
The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030 (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-
related targets in 10 other SDGs. It commits to addressing core issues of gender equality such as eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, eradicating discriminatory laws and constraints on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work and increasing women’s participation in decision-making
To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed.
Significant investments in gender statistics are necessary to ensure that evidence-based policies are devised, the impacts of these policies are assessed and the accountability of policymakers and governments to deliver on these commitments is promoted.
Robust indicators and quality data are of critical importance and will determine whether policy efforts are marshalled and whether the goals and targets are achieved or missed.
In regard to the above, UN Women is seeking the services of a senior consultant to conduct a national need assessment, hold consultations with key stakeholders, and develop a Kuwait an action-
plan to support Kuwait in bridging the gap.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the SDG Advisor, the consultant will undertake the following tasks :
A. Design, develop a methodology / inception plan to undertake the National Needs Assessment on Gender Statistical Systems in Kuwait.
B. Carry out an in-depth desk review of the institutional framework (of the national statistical systems, including line ministries) and the extent to which it facilitates or hinders the regular production of gender statistics.
2. It should also document broader national initiatives in gender and statistics, to strengthen monitoring of the SDGs (e.
g. national SDGs data roadmaps or equivalent) and the extent to which gender equality is integrated into those initiatives.
3. Assess the use of any level of understanding about existing gender statistics by policymakers, civil society, and other actors.
The assessment should propose solutions to facilitate increased collaboration between users and producers and propose concrete and actionable solutions to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSO), government and UN Country teams to analyse and use gender statistics to inform decision-making.
key data gaps at the country level that prevent the monitoring of SDGs and other national gender equality priorities including the national gender equality indicators have been developed to monitor the SDGs and national priorities.
Adequacy of indicators and steps taken to review those indicators.
C. Hold series of consultations with key stakeholders.
3. Develop an action plan to bridge the key gaps based on the findings of the national needs assessment, the consultations with stakeholders and the recommendations from the validation workshop.
Key deliverables :
Duration of Assignment :
A total of 35 working days will be required to deliver the above-mentioned deliverables. The Inception report with work plan should be submitted in 5 working days upon signature of the contract with UN Women.
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Financial proposal :
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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.
It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
UN Women is applying fair and transparent selection process that would take into account both the technical qualification of Consultants as well as their price proposals.
The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.