EnCompass LLC is currently seeking an Index and Metrics Development Specialist who will provide design and advisory implementation support to develop a Gender Corruption Index (GCI) which will explore GESI dynamics in Armenia that are relevant to anti-corruption, good governance, and accountability by measuring GESI-related incidents of corruption and related public perceptions.
The Armenia Integrity Project (AIP) is a 5-year USAID-funded program that aims to reduce opportunities for corruption and reinforce public demand for improved governance and accountability in Armenia through: (1) strengthening corruption prevention institutions and integrity systems; (2) supporting the implementation of specific legal-regulatory measures for corruption prevention; and (3) facilitating a collective action approach to hold local entities engaged in corruption prevention mutually accountable. The AIP intends to develop a Gender Corruption Index, which will inform the development of institutional strategies, policies and outreach, and impact. The Gender Corruption Index (GCI) will help to shape anti-corruption work in Armenia and ensure that the results of key proposed project activities are gender and inclusion sensitive.
The GCI is intended to measure incidence of gender- and social-inclusion-related corruption, including incidence of gender-based and sexual corruption, sextortion, and labor and sex trafficking, along with related public perceptions by partnering with civil society organizations, university research centers, and government entities.
This is a 6-month remote consultancy position with an approximate commitment of 15 days.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Design the GCI methodology and structure, including quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analysis, with support from the in-country AIP GESI Specialist
- Lead development of GCI assessment criteria for assessing gender equality, anti-corruption and integrity development, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools including the indicators and targets of the index with support from the in-country AIP GESI Specialist
- Support developing qualitative and quantitative criteria that will be captured in the index
- Advise on the design of and support conducting participatory virtual sessions, and supports engaging and facilitating relationships with the identified government and non-government partners
- Develops the bi-annual assessment criteria to carry out the assessment through collecting, verifying and validating data, as well as scoring and reporting, with support from the GESI Specialist
- Advises the local GESI Specialist in in implementing the national gender and inclusion corruption index, and institutionalization of the index
- Provides technical support including tools for analysis, monitoring, and reporting process of the index
- Conducts consultations (as needed) with index/tool maintainers/developers, GOAM stakeholders, and eventual GCI administrators (women’s rights groups, university research centers, GOAM agency)
- Provides technical advisory support to the body maintaining the index on issues related to the index
- As needed, reviews, assesses and validates the quality of qualitative and quantitative data including the indicators and targets of the index.
- Master’s degree or higher relevant to public policy, governance, international development, social science, or another related field
Experience and Skills
- Experience working on democracy, anti-corruption, good governance and/or public service delivery programs
- A proven track record in providing high-quality, development-relevant analysis and policy advice regarding anti-corruption and integrity mechanisms development
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and maintaining a national corruption index, in particular expertise in gender corruption index design and maintenance will be an advantage
- Experience and knowledge in designing and generating workshop materials
- Experience working directly with USAID, international donor agencies, government officials, and other stakeholders at country level
- Prior experience in Armenia or in the South Caucuses counties is desired
- Ability to produce well written reports demonstrating analytical ability and communication skills
- Good facilitation and presentation skills, including use of technology to communicate ideas and strategies
- Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with clients and stakeholders and maintain strong relationships with them
- Significant in-depth expertise in gender integration and social inclusion approaches and gender-based violence prevention and response is strongly preferred
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs and common virtual calling platforms
- Fluency in English is required.
Method Of Application
Please send CV and cover letter
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