GENDER ANALYST at UNDP September, 2018

UNDP

Background

The Government of the Republic of Zambia has ratified the Paris Agreement that seek to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C  above preindustrial levels. In addition, Zambia has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The NDC is considered as a policy document which has an overall objective of putting the country on a Low carbon climate resilient pathway and aimed at assisting the country to contribute towards the achievement of the global temperature goal.

To facilitate the implementation of NDC in Zambia, the Government embarked on a project called “NDC Support Programme”. The programme is supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with generous contributions from the German Environment Ministry (BMUB) in the framework of International Climate Initiative (IKI) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is working with 25 participating countries including Zambia to help implement the NDCs and to assist countries in mainstreaming gender equality into the NDC planning and implementation processes as well as better integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into national climate change actions.

Addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key aspect of UNDP’s approach to achieving its core vision. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are goals in their own right and are also central to the achievement of UNDP’s development mandate. UNDP works towards gender equality in each of the outcomes and key outputs set out in the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021. 163 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) have been submitted, representing 191 Parties to the UNFCCC. Several Parties integrated gender equality into their INDCs at different levels, and at least 65 countries have considered gender as part of their national priorities either within the adaptation and/or mitigation areas of work. Following COP-21, attention has turned from developing and submitting INDCs to preparing for effective implementation of the contributions. UNDP plays a central role in building countries’ capacity to implement NDCs, given its previous INDC support experience, its technical expertise in related areas, and its on-the-ground presence in over 170 countries.

The goal of the project is to reinforce achievements from the previous UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme that supported countries to set low carbon development trajectories, and assist developing countries to scale up climate change mitigation action in support of their NDCs. Further the project will ensure the NDC serves as a driver for sustainable development at the national level and in contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including transitioning to zero-carbon economies.

The project is designed to support NDC implementation serving as a driver for sustainable development at the national level and contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including transitioning to a zero-carbon economy. Under the NDC Support Programme, there will be three national outputs: (i) strengthen policies, institutional frameworks and national MRV systems and harmonize and mainstream these to national mitigation policies and targets in the context of NDCs; (ii) enhance institutional, technical, and financial feasibility of LEDS and NAMAs to be aligned with the NDC; and (iii) apply innovative financial and de-risking activities to attract private sector investment in mitigation actions. Central to the national outputs the project will establish an effective gender responsive NDC delivery system (i.e. institutional arrangement, planning processes and tools) to carry out designing, analysis, implementation measuring and reporting of mitigation actions. This system should undertake mitigation in a cycle linking to Biannual Update Reports (BURs) and National Communication (NC) that track and report on GHG emitting sectors (therefore directly impacting NDC targets), and it should consist of an institutional arrangement and tools.

Reporting structure and partners

The Gender Analyst will carry out his/her tasks under the overall guidance of the Director of Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Department, and will be reporting to the Director Gender in Development Department at the Ministry of Gender. The Gender Analyst will work in liaison with the NDC Project Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Management and Coordination Tasks

  • Ensure execution of gender related activities in the “NDC Support Programme” project document in order ensure the activities and outputs are gender-responsive and transformational;
  • Ensure that the project contributes to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the gender work is performed with high quality standards and in a timely manner according to the Results Framework (RF) indicated in the Project Document and the Multi-Year Annual Work Plan (MAWP) approved by the Project Steering Committee;
  • Develop and manage Terms of Reference for any short-term/specialized consultancy to support the implementation of the gender work;
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports related to the gender work in readiness for quarterly review meetings;
  • Participate in monthly calls for the first six-months with the gender specialist, UNDP (CO and HQ) and project coordinator to discuss progress and to help address any challenges that may arise;
  • Participate in the Technical Committee, Project Steering Committee Meetings and prepare presentations/documents as requested;
  • The Gender Analyst is expected to identify and develop partnerships with gender equality/women’s governmental institutions, relevant UN Agencies, national/local women’s NGOs, CSOs and relevant national stakeholders;
  • The Gender Analyst will assist with capacity building and other aspects of the project implementation to ensure gender considerations are well-understood and mainstreamed into the project actions;
  • The Gender Analyst will provide Technical Assistance during sector specific project proposal design;
  • Develop and document good practices and lessons learned on gender and climate change/NDCs at the national and subnational levels;
  • Assist with organizing and promoting learning and knowledge events at the national and subnational levels in coordination with other key partners and stakeholders. These will include workshops, conferences, seminars, dissemination meetings etc.

Development of an in-depth gender analysis

  • The Gender Analyst will undertake the in-depth gender analysis to better understand where women and men are situated in climate change priority sectors, the barriers for women’s empowerment and participation in contributing to Forestry, Agriculture, Energy and other identified sectors and the opportunities for policy articulation to strengthen the integration of gender equality into NDC planning and implementation processes. This will include the following;
  • Analysis of the integration of gender equality considerations into national climate policy, strategies and planning instruments (e.g., Gender policy, National Gender Policy Implementation Plan, and Climate Change and Gender Action Plan (ccGAP);
  • Gender governance scan. The scan will include assessment of the participation of women in decision making positions, determine institutional capacities to mainstream gender equality into line ministries and decision-making bodies related to NDC implementation, and assessment of the role gender institutions and women’s organizations can play in key coordination mechanisms. The scan will identify institutional opportunities and challenges in key sectors on gender equality and climate change;
  • Assess gender and social safeguards, metrics and indicators in the MRV system (MRV management plan, MRV Guidelines and tools for data collection monitoring and verification while taking care of gender and social inclusion.

3. Development of Gender Responsive MRV System

  • The Gender Analyst will provide support to develop a Gender Responsive MRV System as informed by the in-depth analysis;
  • Develop a MRV gender report that includes gender and social safeguards, metrics and indicators for the MRV system (MRV management plan, MRV Guidelines, tools for data collection monitoring and verification) and addresses gender data gaps/needs,  and assesses tools available.

4. Support to NDC delivery Mechanisms

  • Develop guidance notes that are gender responsive to the NDC delivery mechanisms such as mitigation action, low emission development strategy, and NAMA selection procedures within the national planning process (defining roles, responsibilities, reporting processes). The guidance notes will address institutionalizing gender mainstreaming in key mitigation and adaptation actions, as well as gender responsive planning tools and budgeting in the NDC management system;
  • Revive and make functional the existing Gender forum and Gender focal point systems in line with the 7NDP;
  • Conduct capacity building in partnership with the Ministry of Gender in gender analysis in relation to NDC in Ministries of Agriculture, Energy and Lands informed by the results of the in-depth analysis;
  • Assess the NDC implementation plan and investment plans and provide recommendations to incorporate gender and social inclusion in these plans. Identify capacity needs, opportunities, and barriers for inclusion in the NDC implementation plan and investment plan;
  • Analyze the extent to which gender equality and women’s empowerment aspects have been integrated into the GHGs management system, Biennial Update Report (BUR) and National Communication and provide potential entry points and concrete recommendations to integrate these aspects using various tools such as the Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit and Moser.
Competencies

Core

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery

  • Ability to get things done

Technical/Functional

Primary

Anti-Corruption

  • Knowledge of anti-corruption concepts, principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations

Secondary

Knowledge Management

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • A Master’s Degree in Gender or Development Studies is required;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Social Work, Public Administration, or Economics with a Master’s Degree in a related social science is acceptable.

Other

  • Substantive experience conducting research and analysis in the area of gender equality and at least one other related theme, including climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, NDC, environment and/or sustainable development;
  • Demonstrated substantive experience in working with developing countries and undertaking policy and programmatic work in the area of expertise mentioned above;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes in developing countries;
  • Strong understanding of the links between gender, climate change and environment;
  • Demonstrated experience working on policy and programmatic areas with national and local governments and civil society organizations;
  • Experience or strong familiarity with the work of GRZ, UNDP and/or other multilateral, bilateral and civil society development partners;
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical, writing, and communications skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner;
  • Demonstrated project management experience including administrative and logistical is preferable;
  • Demonstrated capacity to resource mobilize.

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