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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN System Coordination Division leads the efforts to develop and oversee the implementation of the strategy for UN Women’s role to “lead, coordinate and promote the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at the global, regional and country level. This includes leading UN System efforts to implement the United Nation Country Team System-wide Action Plan for Gender Equality Scorecard (known as the UNCT-SWAP GE Scorecard), launched in June 2018. This accountability framework embodies a harmonized vision for mainstreaming gender into institutional functions, programming and reporting on results in conformity with the 2030 Agenda, and its implementation is mandated by the Secretary General and Member States in the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) resolution (A/RES/75/233) and ECOSOC (E/RES/2019/2). To this end, reporting on the UNCT-SWAP GE Scorecard is integral to tracking progress on UNCT commitment to gender-responsive performance management, strategic planning, and budgeting. Further, while the number of UNCTs reporting on the UNCT-SWAP GE Scorecard has increased from 30 in 2012-2016 to 60 in 2017-2020, in response to the calls made by ECOSOC and the QCPR, UN Women aims to support increasing the number of reporting UNCTs to achieve greater coverage as well as achievement of UNCT-SWAP gender mainstreaming minimum requirements. To achieve these objectives, in close collaboration with UN Women Regional Offices, the UN System Coordination Division with UN Women Headquarters plans to further invest in related technical and capacity building support, trend analysis and knowledge management improvements, and communications and outreach.
The UN System Coordination Division seeks to hire a consultant to improve UNCT-SWAP GE Scorecard data collection systems, trend analysis, and related knowledge management; to support communications on UNCT results; to provide coordination support to onboarding of new UNCT-SWAP focal points in the platform and facilitate engagement of UN Women Regional Office Coordination and Planning Specialists with the platform; and provide technical support to UNCTs on online reporting and on the finalization of reports online. The work of the consultant will be overseen by the Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist with the UN System Coordination Division.