Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant to support OHCHR baseline research on the impact of climate change on gender inequalities in East Africa
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 14 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-140889-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Consultant will use both qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection and analysis. The Consultant should make use of available secondary sources of information including assessment reports, guidelines and tools to build understanding of the context, demographics and statistics. The research process and methodology shall also take into consideration ethical issues and apply the principle of do no harm.

The Consultant will work under the guidance of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, East Africa Regional Office and work closely with African Union and United Nations Environment Program to ensure the quality deliverable

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

8 weeks beginning as soon as possible

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant are expected to conduct a qualitative and quantitative research. The report should be written concisely and in English. The Consultant will provide updates, in writing, regarding the progress of the assignment when requested. The following are the deliverable of the assignment:

• Inception report: preliminary assessment where the Consultant is expected to submit a clear methodology and work plan. The inception report shall include a detailed description of research methodologies. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the African Union and the United Nations Environment Program will review and provide feedback on the inception report.
• First draft report reviewed for inputs and comments and finalized;
• Final draft report presented at a one-day validation meeting;
• Presentation of findings circulated widely to partners and other stakeholders
• Final report, with annexes

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Minimum of Master's Degree in human rights, environment/climate change, gender, international law and related areas.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of work experience relevant climate change environment, gender, women's rights and human rights more broadly in particular civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights
Language: Fluency in English, both written and oral is required. Knowledge of other languages spoken in the East Africa is desirable.

No Fee

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