DATA ANALYST EXPERT
Terms of Reference
Data Analyst Expert
National Commission for Lebanese Women & UNFPA Lebanon
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Reports to: National Director (NCLW)
Duration of Employment: 4 months (August 1- November 30, 2014)
Since 2006, the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) has been collaborating with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) towards mainstreaming gender aspects in various development platforms, policies, and strategies. In 2012, this collaboration led to the development, consensus and launching of the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon. The strategy spells out 12 priority objectives identified as essential ones for ensuring that gender equality dimensions are adequately mainstreamed in the social, cultural, economical, and political spheres. In order to translate this strategic framework into concrete operational actions and results to be achieved by all stakeholders, NCLW developed – in a participatory approach – a plan of action that sets forth key interventions under each of the 12 strategic objectives along with indicators. The four years action plan was validated in early 2013 (2013-2016) and preparatory work was carried out throughout 2013 to transform it onto a soft application to be launched and adopted by all stakeholders by mid -2014. The compiled data and information requested from stakeholders covers implementation progress made throughout 2013.
Based on the above, NCLW and UNFPA seek to identify and engage a data analyst expert whose prime responsibility is to process and analyze the data received from stakeholders and develop an analytical report. The report shall be drafted and developed based on (a) the compilation of data, (b) related references and (c) women strategy and its action plan.
It is hoped that yearly reports would be developed and disseminated that would allow women machinery, national stakeholders, partners, donors, development agencies, etc to (a) observe/assess progress made at the national and local levels on gender equity, equality, and empowerment of women as well as challenges, (b) monitor the implementation of the women strategy in general and the 3 years action plan in particular, (c) contribute to future CEDAW reports, (d) guide future revisions of the women strategy and development of the next multi-year action plan, and (e) use the report findings for various purposes such as programming, policy development, advocacy and fund raising.
2. Functions and tasks
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the National Director, the Data Analyst expert will be undertaking various tasks as described below:
- Prepare a methodological plan with key milestones, timeline and deliverables;
- Conduct a desk review of pertinent studies, assessments, reports, documents relevant to the objectives of the women strategy and action plan;
- Review online and raw data received by NCLW and presented through tailored spreadsheets, tables, graphs, etc.;
- Transform, validate, and model data with the purpose of understanding the data best suited to address given questions/sectors/areas;
- Analyze the data in accordance with the 12 objectives of the women strategy and plan of action;
- Explore and apply new data visualization techniques (such as infographics) to increase insight and visibility to data trends;
- Submit draft report (based on an outline to be discussed with NCLW and UNFPA);
- Ensure final report is comprehensive and inclusive of all comments obtained from UNFPA and NCLW (as well as others if relevant)
- Prepare a power point presentation (20-25 slides) summarizing the main findings of the report; and
- Take part in 1-2 technical meetings to disseminate the findings of the report
3. Final Deliverables
The expert will be expected to deliver the following:
- An analytical Arabic report highlighting progress made, challenges encountered, coordination and partnerships, policy and programme implications and way forward. The report shall include – in addition to the narrative sections – tables, graphs, quotes, infographics, and references; (A detailed outline of the report including annexes will be discussed with the expert and agreed upon). The final report must be edited by the expert.
- An executive summary document of the report (not more than 10 pages) in English; and
- A power point presentation (20-25 slides) in Arabic summarizing the main findings of the report.
4. NCLW contribution
To facilitate the work of the expert, NCLW will be providing the following:
- Raw data received through the online application
- Pertinent reports including previous CEDAW reports
- National women strategy and action plan
- Review and input on the draft report, executive summary and power point presentation
- Work space for the expert if need be
5. Required qualifications
Masters degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Women Studies, Development Studies, or equivalent work experience.
- At least 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in data analysis and monitoring with focus on gender/development/human rights related work.
- At least 4 years experience in research (both qualitative and quantitative), with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis
- Experience in strategic analysis and report writing
- Familiarity with governmental and non-governmental entities in Lebanon is essential
- Familiarity with UN work is desirable
- Working in teams
- Communicating information and ideas
- Innovation and marketing of new approaches
- Job knowledge/technical expertise
- Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
Fluency and excellent writing skills in Arabic. Good English and /or French is essential
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs.
The CV should be submitted to the following email address: email@example.com no later than August 4, 2014.
NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required CV and in which there is further interest.