|Date Posted:||Feb 3, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Feb 14, 2019|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||7 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
Senior gender Statistics Specialist will work closely with the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) and WEE-NPP program coordination Office (PCO) in Kabul city, in order to perform the below listed activities during his/her employment period.
Requires travel to provinces:
Core values / Guiding principles
1. Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of Gender Statistics.
2. Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
3. Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
Timeframe and duration of the assignment
The assignment duration will be 12 months from the start date. The contract might be extended based on a satisfactory performance. The contract is subject to 3 Months probationary period.
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnical environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Technical guidance and capacity building on gender statistics
Technical guidance and capacity building of staff on gender statistics at NSIA, WEE-NPP’s PCO and relevant departments of line ministries
Analyze gender statistics and work closely with gender and other relevant departments to build capacity in key areas related to gender statistics and Women’s Economic Empowerment
Capacity building on gender statistics and promoting effective use of statistics in policymaking
Develop and maintain a list of indicators related to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) within existing nationally representative surveys conducted by NSIA (i.e. Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Men and Women in Decision Making, Demographic and Health Survey)
Develop and disseminate technical reference and learning materials for key staff at NSIA, in the WEE-NPP PCO and associated line ministries to understand and use key gender indicators
In collaboration with the WEE-NPP PCO in MOLSA, identify relevant areas where NSIA can support the needs of the WEE-NPP and provide technical and advisory assistance as deemed necessary
Provide technical guidance and capacity building on gender statistics to NSIA, WEE-NPP’s PCO and relevant departments of line ministries
Organize training, workshops, technical meetings, and seminars on gender and WEE statistics
Prepare high-quality technical reports, notes, briefs and other documents as required and agreed between NSIA and the WEE-NPP PCO
2. Analysis in key areas of WEE-NPP and NSIA
Contribute to the formulation of indicators and methodologies relevant to WEE for the monitoring and evaluation of specific topics
Through workshops, meetings, and other formal and informal methods, build awareness and capacity among WEE-NPP line ministries on the collection, analysis, and effective use of gender indicators, meeting both the needs of the sector/ ministry as well as NSIA and WEE-NPP and
Convene and organize groups of key experts on gender, WEE, and statistics as needed to provide input, advise and steer WEE-NPP’s activities related to gender statistics.
3. Awareness, knowledge management and promotion of gender statistics
Assist the development and implementation of evidence-based policymaking on women’s economic empowerment by providing high quality data and analytical inputs
Build awareness of available gender statistics within WEE-NPP and associated line ministries
Actively lead a wide community of practice on gender statistics with relevant line ministries as part of the efforts to strengthen the capacity in this area
Actively collaborate with other statisticians and statistical experts within NSIA, MOLSAMD, and other WEE-NPP line ministries on gender statistics and other matters related to WEE-NPP
Support the development of knowledge products and/or capacity building materials related to gender statistics to meet WEE-NPP needs;
Work creatively and flexibly to identify synergies and linkages among WEE-NPP’s activities in relation to data and gender statistics;
Support the NSIA in development of its website and ensure that gender/WEE related data could be easily accessed by the policy makers
Share monthly progress reports to the WEE-NPP’s PCO at Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and
Develop an annual work plan which outlines the activities which will be undertaken in the analysis and promotion of gender statistics to be approved by both NSIA and the WEE-NPP PCO.
Travels to Provinces
Occasional travelling to provinces is required
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
Completed Master’s Degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, Business Administrations, Management or Research Methodology with 5 years’ relevant experience or having Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 7 years’ experience at the national or international level working on the collection, management, and analysis of statistical data related to gender.
Demonstrated ability in statistics and using a statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R) for data analysis
Demonstrated ability in the use of large household survey datasets
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with issues related to gender statistics, women’s empowerment, and women’s human rights
Demonstrate ability in synthesizing research notes and producing analytical reports and presentations
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain technical statistical concepts to non-technical audiences.
Fluency in speaking and writing the local languages Pashto/Dari and English is required.
Kabul with possible travel to provinces
Reporting and Supervision:
The Senior Gender Statistic Specialist will report to Technical Deputy President General of NSIA and WEE-NPP Program Director at MoLSA.
The contact will be between the Senior Gender Statistic Specialist and MoLSA