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.
UN Women was established by GA resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the UN system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. Since 2001 UN Women (previously as UNIFEM) in Kyrgyzstan has implemented catalytic initiatives on promoting women’s economic, political and social rights. In 2012, a full UN Women Country Office (CO) was established.
The 2030 Agenda has set historic objectives to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, and to leave no one behind. Adequate and timely gender statistics are indispensable to support implementation efforts. However, with less than one-third of the data required to monitor gender-specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators available, it is clear that more efforts are needed to achieve these objectives. Harnessing the current momentum and support for effective monitoring of the SDGs and for gender statistics more broadly, UN Women’s Making Every Woman and Girl Count gender statistics programme (MEWGC) aims to stimulate a radical shift in the way quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment are produced and used.
Starting in July 2018, the Kyrgyz Republic has joined the MEWGC programme, thus reiterating the country’s strong commitment to improve the production, accessibility and use of gender statistics for the benefit of a wide range of users. MEWGC programme has been supported the National Statistical Committee to conduct the Gender Assessment of the National Statistical System and the Government in the preparation of the first Voluntary National Review (VNR). VNR is a good instrument for both tracking progress at the national level and for reporting it at the global level. The availability of quality data and robust indicator framework is essential for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
Gender statistics is an important tool for assessing progress towards achieving gender equality to fulfill a country's international and national commitments. In 2020 the assessment of the national statistical system in the Kyrgyz Republic was carried out by PARIS21 in close partnership with UN Women and National Statistical Committee. The assessment was a part of UN Women regional initiative “Making every woman and girl count” with aim to improve the policy environment for gender statistics, promote gender data availability and use, and improve the production of gender statistics in line with national priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The assessment findings were used to set strategic objectives and priorities on creating a more gender-responsive statistics system and actions to be taken for fulfilling data gaps to monitor the implementation of SDGs and advance GEWE Agenda for the “National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSSD) for period 2022-2026” and first draft of the National Strategy of Gender Statistics. Understanding a pivotal role in leading and oversee the development of the Gender Statistics Roadmap and Indicator Framework, Inter-Agency Working Group on Gender Data (IAWG-GD), the national mechanism for cooperation and coordination on gender statistics was established by National Statistical Committee in October 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Gender Data Specialist based at UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO), SDG Data and Partnership Coordinator at UN Women Country Office and National Statistical Committee (NSC) and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Migration (MLSSM), , the International Consultant will support the National Statistical Committee to develop National Gender Statistics Roadmap and National Priority Gender Equality Framework to identify key gaps and strategic areas of improvement within gender data coordination, production, use and dissemination, as well as outline key actions needed for increasing data available for measuring gender-related progress on advancing GEWE agenda and data driven policymaking and interventions.
Duties and Responsibilities
The proposed assignment will be carried out for approximately 40 days spread over 25 September 2023 to 20 January 2024. Within the assignment, the national consultant will be responsible for the following activities:
The duration of the consultancy is through 20 January 2024 for approximately 40 fee days:
The payments will be made as per reported number of fee days based on submitted and approved timesheet, and after all the deliverables are submitted, accepted and approved:
Consultancy report should be provided in both in printed and electronic versions in English with detailed description of the fulfilled tasks, according to the present Term of Reference, and the contribution of the expert. Analytical documents, reports and other materials developed by expert should be attached to the report as annexes, which will serve as a justification for payment.
Respect for Diversity:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicatins should include:
Financial proposal format:
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period. The consultancy may require travel to the fields. In this case UN Women will cover travel costs. The financial proposal should be provided in USD. If the proposal is provided in any other currency, it would be converted as per UN exchange rate on the date of post closure.
Evaluation of applicants
The candidates will be then evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications and experience, and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The selection of candidates will be done in 2 stages:
1st stage: Technical Evaluation/ Desk review.
The candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
2nd stage: Financial evaluation will be conducted according to the method described below:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
A suggested formula is as follows: p=30 (µ/z)
p - points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
µ - price of the lowest priced proposal;
z - price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
The Consultant shall promote a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Consultant will meet and apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.
The Consultant must be fully dedicated to the mandate and the values of UN Women, particularly to promoting Gender Equality as a strategy to reduce conflict, improve livelihoods and ensure fairness and justice; to Women Empowerment underpinning Gender Equality promotion efforts; to inter-ethnic tolerance and concord; and to respect for diversity