Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant to draft the Techical Paper on the Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 29 March 2022 - 07 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-178061-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The objectives in drafting the report are to:
• Analyze and update on the economic, social and political situation of Palestinian women in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem between July 2020- June 2022;
• Highlight Palestinian women's status in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Beijing Declaration, the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals;
• Identify challenges and highlight positive achievements on the advancement of Palestinian women between July 2020- June 2022;
• Present contributions from UN organizations working on the situation of women in the occupied Palestinian territory;
• Propose recommendations for decision makers that encompass a broad range of gender sensitive legal and institutional reforms along with economic and social policy provisions that target Palestinian women and girls.

Work Location

Palestine

Expected duration

Until 31 December 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Resolution 2003/42 on the situation of and assistance to Palestinian women, ECOSOC has requested the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to monitor, review the situation and to take action to assist Palestinian women by all available means, and to submit to the Commission at its Sessions on the progress made in the implementation of the present resolution. The report is in line with the implementation of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, paragraph 260 in particular, concerning Palestinian women and children; in compliance with the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome of the special session of the General Assembly, entitled "Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century"; and in accordance with the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Since that date, the Economic and Social and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has produced nine technical reports under the title "Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women." These reports feed into the global report prepared by the CSW and typically cover a period of two years. The main focus of these reports is to highlight the living conditions of Palestinian women and girls under Israeli occupation by focusing on political, social, economic and women's rights developments within a period of two years intervals. In addition, previous reports have examined progress made in the implementation of earlier resolutions on the same topic as well as other relevant conventions, declarations and resolutions, highlighted challenges and obstacles faced by Palestinian women and girls and provided recommendations on how to improve their situation.
Against this background, ESCWA is seeking to recruit a consultant to prepare its upcoming 10th report covering the period July 2020 - June 2022 to be submitted to CSW at its 67th session in March 2023.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced degree in Social Sciences, Law, Human Rights or Women's/Gender Studies
Experience: - At least seven years of working experience in research including data collection, qualitative data analysis and report writing
- Proven in-depth knowledge of the situation in Palestine, its structural setting and its socio-economic environment
- Proven knowledge and work experience in gender equality issues in the Arab region
- Proven writing skills in English.
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is required; working knowledge of Arabic is preferred.

No Fee

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