Description of assignment title: Conduct qualitative/quantitative data analysis on gender equality
Assignment country: United States of America
Expected start date: Invalid Date
Sustainable Development Goal: 5. Gender equality
For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?
Host entity: UN Women
Duration: 12 weeks
Number of assignments: 10
Mission and objectives
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
The Research and Data Section is looking for specific support on its various data projects and annual report – Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot. The volunteers are expected to conduct background research as well as analyze micro datasets (publicly available Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys etc.) as well as other datasets in excel (which will be provided by UN Women) to support various knowledge products currently being produced ahead of HLPF and the SDG Summit in September. The data insights and related knowledge products are expected to contribute to the dialogue around accelerating progress towards SDG 5 as well as mainstreaming gender across all of the SDGs.
We are looking for 10 Online Volunteers who under the guidance of Ginette Azcona (Senior Data and Policy Specialist, UN Women) will support the Research and Data Section at UN Women with conducting quantitative data analysis on gender related issues that support UN Women’s mandate to accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world. The Online Volunteer will be responsible for:
- Analyzing large microdata sets using STATA programming, specifically ICF’s Demographic and Health Surveys and IPUMS data base and other microdata.
- Prepare analytical outputs, including graphs, figures and tables with STATA, R, Excel, MS PowerBI, QGIS and other software based on datasets provided by UN Women.
- Carry-out background cross-national and country specific research, including literature reviews and research of background papers to inform UN Women’s flagship report – Progress on the SDGS: The Annual Gender Snapshot.
- Factcheck data and estimates including STATA codes and/or excel formulas
- Develop short briefs/reports with key findings including visualization and narrative interpretations of findings as required. The Online Volunteer will be provided with datasets to conduct the analysis and is required to update on the progress during regular calls. The volunteer will be expected to keep all the data and supporting files provided confidential.
Post graduate degree, preferably in the areas of social, demographic, economic or environmental statistics or related subject. Candidates should have advanced computer skills and proficiency in analytical software (STATA, QGIS, R etc.). Strong analytical and writing skills as well as ability to provide and present data in a concise manner is required.
English, Level: Fluent, Required
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.