Gender and Migration Analyst (Consultant)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closed on 7 Aug 2020
Location: Remote Work
Grade: International Consultant
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Job Description

Background

I. Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Myanmar Country Office is based in Yangon, with offices in the capital Naypyitaw as well as in Mon, Kachin, and Rakhine States. Under its Strategic Note 2019-2021, UN Women Myanmar focuses on delivering on the following interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:

• Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Governance

• Women’s Economic Empowerment

• Women, Peace and Security and Gender in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Myanmar migrants are returning to their home communities. They either were laid off, or their visa were not extended, or they came back out of security concerns. According to official statistics there were 99,058 official returning migrants (35% women) as of 12 June 2020.[1] Kayin and Mon states and Bago Regions bear the highest influx. Anecdotal evidence from IOM and civil society sources state a similar if not higher number of irregular migrants (over 75% women). Temporary shelters and quarantine facilities are being set up to receive returnees for 21 days before they can their home communities.

A post-quarantine rapid assessment by IOM on the experiences, needs and intentions of returning migrants, assesses the impacts of COVID-19 and the future needs of returnees.[2] A similar rapid assessment is also being conducted with members of migrant-sending communities, including village leaders. Both assessments are quantitative.

A gendered perspective on migration

Returning female and male migrants experience migration in different ways. Migration decisions and strategies are different among men and women and migration affects men and women in different ways – whether they are migrants or not. Given these differences, it is important to consider how gender shapes who migrates, where, when and how, as well as the different impacts of men and women’s migration. A research conducted as part of the “Capitalising Human Mobility for Poverty Alleviation and Inclusive Development for Myanmar” (CHIME) project in 2017[3] states that ‘gender norms in migrant-sending households appear to be shifting due to migration, as well as changes in the wider society’[4]. The research conducted in 4 regions in Myanmar showed gendered patterns in migration and in migration drivers and strategies: male and female migrants tend to work in different sectors and types of sectors also differing by destination. Female migrant noted that they receive lower wages than men. Similarities between men and women patterns are their age (tend to be in their twenties) the level of remittances. There is little evidence that women are less likely to remit that men.

Building on the findings of the research CHIME in 2017 the aim of the proposed publication is

  1. to provide evidence of gendered migration patterns, drivers and strategies from returning migrants’ experiences
  2. to provide evidence of shifted gender norms and roles among female and male returning migrants within the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

II. Objective

The major objective of the assignment is to do an analysis and synthesis of primary data (rapid assessment with returning migrants and semi-structured interviews) and provide an analysis and synthesis and policy recommendations for gender responsive COVID-19 response and beyond.

[1] IOM Situation report 12th of June 2020

[2] IOM Rapid assessment for returning migrants 2020 (internal document)

[3] https://myanmar.iom.int/sites/default/files/document/CHIME_EXEC%20SUMMARY_ENG_FINAL%20_1.pdf

https://myanmar.iom.int/sites/default/files/document/CHIME%20Gender%20Brief%20EN.pdf

[4] CHIME%20Gender%20Brief%20EN.pdf


Duties and Responsibilities

III. Duties and Responsibilities:

Working under overall supervision of the UN Women Head of Programme the gender and migration analyst will do the following:

  • Analyse the primary and secondary sources of information (findings from a rapid quantitative assessment with returning migrants and semi-structured interviews). Assess the gendered enablers, challenges, and strategies of returning migrants due to COVID-19 along questions.
  • Share outline of the analysis for feedback.
  • Share the draft analysis and synthesis for feedback.
  • Elaborate policy recommendation for improved gender responsiveness in migration governance in the COVID-19 response
  • Share the final draft of compiled analysis with UN Women for engagement with editor.

IV. Deliverables and timeline

The consultant will work for 16 days within the period of 10th of August to 31st of August 2020 and must following deliverables:

  1. Outline the analysis and synthesis report of primary and secondary data
  2. Draft analysis and synthesis report for feedback
  3. Final analysis and synthesis report proof-red for publication

Deliverable

Date

1

Outline the analysis of primary and secondary data

14/8/2020

2

Draft analysis and synthesis report

25/8/2020

3

Final analysis and synthesis report edited/proof-red for publication

31/8/2020


Competencies

V. Competencies and Values

Key Indicators:

  • Timely and quality of delivery in line with ToR

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication

Please visit the link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf


Required Skills and Experience

VI. Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Law, or related fields

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of continuing experience working in the field of gender and migration,
  • Track record of similar assignments in research
  • Experience of working closely with Government and UN Agencies on labour migration and/or gender
  • Knowledge of gender institutional mechanisms, legislative and institutional framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment and migration governance in Myanmar and ASEAN.

Languages and Skills:

  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English

VII. The Application Process

Application should include

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to via the UNDP online recruitment system no later than 7th of August 2020. The submission package includes:

  • 2 pages proposal outlining understanding of the task and proposed workplan
  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount breaking down a daily professional fee, proposed number of working days and any related expenses, i.e. logistic and communications expenses.

VIII. Payment

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

Payment

Deliverables

Target date of payment

1st Instalment

50% of total fee

Deliverable 1 Deliverable 2

25/08/2020

2nd Instalment

50% of total Fee

Deliverable 3

31/8/2020

IX. Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight: 70%
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight: 30%

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any financial proposal being compared. Only the financial proposals of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

A. Education

  1. Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Law, or related fields

20 %

B. Experience and skills

  1. At least 10 years of continuing experience working in the field of gender and migration,
  2. Track record of similar assignments in research
  3. Experience of working closely with Government and UN Agencies on labour migration and/or gender
  4. Knowledge of gender institutional mechanisms, legislative and institutional framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment and migration governance in Myanmar and ASEAN.

60 %

C. Language and writing skills

  1. Excellent writing and reporting skills in English

20 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Financial proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposals of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.

The maximum number of points will be allocated to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other financial proposals will receive inverse proportion to the lowest price.

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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