Deadline: 6 December 2019
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applications for its International Training Programme (ITP) on “Gender Statistics” to contribute to increased gender equality between women and men by using statistics as a tool.
- The main objectives of the programme are to increase the capacity of participating organisations to:
- Compile, analyse, disseminate and communicate statistics on women and men in accordance with user needs;
- Implement gender statistics in the organisation’s work for gender equality;
- Establish and continuously develop a network in gender statistics between producers and users of statistics.
- The specific objectives for the programme are that the participants:
- Develop and launch a change project with the aim of increasing gender equality;
- Increase their capacity to produce gender statistics from existing statistics;
- Increase their capacity to use existing data to analyse gender equality issues;
The training programme is 13 months long, from February 2020 – March 2021. It is divided into five compulsory phases.
- Phase 1 – Start-up, February–May 2020
- Phase 2 – Training in Sweden, 4 – 20 May 2020
- Phase 3 – Work with change project, May–October 2020
- Phase 4 – Regional training, 14 – 21 October 2020 (7 work days)
- Phase 5 – Finalising the change project and launch results, October 2020 –March 2021
- Skills on how to identify relevant gender indicators and gender issues
- Tools to develop high quality gender statistics
- Increased ability to analyse gender statistics according to international standards
- Increased ability to communicate and disseminate gender statistics to a wide range of users
- A network for producers and users of gender statistics to share information in order to meet the user needs
- Invited Countries
- Target Group
- The programme targets statistical producers such as the national statistical institute which produces a country’s official statistics, and strategic users of statistics in the area of gender, such as governmental or civil society organisations, the media, and academia. The programme is designed for professionals qualified to participate in the reform process at various levels and who hold a position in their home organisation with a mandate to initiate processes of change. Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisation and according to the national rules will be accepted.
- Applicants to the programme should:
- Hold a key function in the home organisation with the mandate to initiate and implement change processes with the purpose to increase gender equality.
- Have professional qualifications and a personal interest to work for increased gender equality.
- Hold a relevant academic degree and have high proficiency in English.
- Have good skills in Excel.
- Statistics Sweden makes the selection based partly on the applying organisation’s possible impact to drive change on national level, and partly on the candidate’s potential and capacity to implement a successful change project. Statistics Sweden also strives to obtain gender balance among the participants in the programme.
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