Job Opening

Posting Title: ACS-International Consultants for Gender and CRVS in South Sudan,
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 24 May 2023 - 30 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic Commission for Africa-209368-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Engendering South Sudan in integrating genders issues in CRVS to ensure that everyone, in particular women and children, are registered, certified and counted by 2030.

Work Location

South Sudan

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Introduction:

The African Development Bank has provided financial support to the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) for Capacity Building for Gender Statistics and Monitoring Systems (CB-GenSMS) Project in 4 countries: Burundi, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. The Project aims to contribute to improved gender responsive programming by beneficiary countries, therefore contributing to inclusive development. It will contribute to addressing inequality and fostering inclusive growth by providing data on the “invisible” and most vulnerable, which are often drivers on fragility. It is expected that the project will enrich policy dialogue with selected transition states and contribute to inclusive national development plans, which will in turn impact on service delivery by governments. The capacity development on statistics will provide a platform to measure gender inclusiveness of national development and provide evidence in required reforms. This is in recognition that gender inequality is both a driver and a result of fragility.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral to achieving the SDGs and especially SDG 5 and SDG 3. Yet, we cannot make everyone count, unless women and girls are also counted. Ensuring legal identity for all as stated in SDG Goal 16.9, is underpinned by access to birth, marriage and death registration across the life course, is a crucial layer of protection for women and children against social exclusion. Further, civil registrations are a crucial data source for sex-disaggregated vital statistics and gender responsive vital statistics on reproductive health, maternal health, and nuptiality. The project will aim to improve and strengthen civil registration from a gender perspective in Burundi and South Sudan.

2. Objective of the Gender Statistics International Consultants

The key objective of the consultancy is to support the African Center for Statistics and the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Section (GEWES) of ECA attain the stated objectives of the CB-GenSMS project working in partnership with the African Development Bank.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of section in the African Centre for Statistics (ACS), and Chief of GEWES and will be responsible for supporting South Sudan in integrating genders issues in CRVS to ensure that everyone, in particular women and children, are registered, certified and counted by 2030. In addition, the consultants will assist the fragile country to build CRVS systems that are resistant to the major challenges of the more frequent emergencies and protracted mass displacement.

Duties and responsibilities of this assignment:

- Undertake the analysis of CRVS business processes and factors to identify the barriers, especially gender-related to attain universal civil registration coverage and develop a national CRVS action plan that identifies gender issues (legal and otherwise) that act as barriers to vital events.
- Develop the Strategic Plan on CRVS Improvement which mainstreams gender based on the analysis of the business processes.
- Develop a capacity building programme based on the needs of the country and provide training to national staff on the United Nations principles and standards for civil registration and vital statistics Based on the findings.
- Develop a vital statistic reporting template and tabulation schedule with a focus on production of sex disaggregated data and indicators
- Provide training and produce the vital statistics report including sex disaggregated data and indicators where possible using available data.
- Conduct a situation analysis of the monitoring systems;
- Production of Gender Fact Sheets / gender status report

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced university (Master's degree) in a field related to Gender Studies, Demography, Social Sciences, Development studies and related field is required. A first level university degree in a combination of additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
A minimum of 7 years of either practical substantive experience in the implementation of civil registration in a developing country context particularly in Africa is required.


English and French are the working language of the United Nations. For this consultancy, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the other language is an advantage.

No Fee


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