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CONSULTANT – DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTH SUDAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT GENDER POLICY
|Location :||Juba,South Sudan|
|Application Deadline :||10-Sep-11|
|Additional Category||Millennium Development Goals|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||one month with the posibility of extension|
The signing of the 2005 Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement(CPA) between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People Liberation Movement(SPLM) , led to the conceiving of the Local Government Recovery Programme (LGRP) by the Local Government Board of the Government of Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) to restore local government systems. LGRP is based on the Local Government Framework, developed by a group of core officials of the Civil Authority of New Sudan, which provided a basis for the Local Government Act 2009. LGRP is designed to support the South Sudan Local Government in the implementation of the Local Government Act by focusing on the; formulation and implementation of policies on core administrative functions and cross-cutting issues such as gender equity, strengthening the institutional capacity of the local governments to perform its mandated functions (through training of local government officers, forums of County Commissioners and infrastructure support), indentifying and implementing sustainable local government financial systems, supporting the LG to establish and use proper procedure and systems to provide basic services to citizens.
LGRP has deepened its technical support to the States and Counties across South Sudan working in close partnership with the Local Government Board (LGB), and the ten State Ministries of Local Government and Law Enforcement (SMoLG & LE). LGRP trained and equipped 20 state Gender Focal Point persons(18 females+2 males) as TOTs on Planning, Budgeting, and gender mainstreaming into the local governance systems of SS, developed training modules/handbooks for Gender and the Local Government Gender Framework and mainstreaming gender into State planning and budgeting.
With the declaration of independence on 9th July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan is undergoing dramatic transformation in its national policies, legislative framework and the system of governance.
It is in view of the above, that UNDP has been requested by the South Sudan Local Government Board (LGB) to support the development of the first South Sudan Local Government Gender Policy (LGGP). This is in line with the Government commitment to achieving the targets of the MDGs, particularly goal number 3, which emphasizes the promotion of gender equality through the existence of institutional, policy and legal mechanisms to enhance the attainment of gender parity, protection and promotion of services for women.
The policy will responds to the constitutional imperative of substantive equality for all and the removal of all forms of unfair discrimination that prevent the full participation of women. The policy among others will:
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions and Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
The main objective of the assignment is to develop the South Sudan Local Government Gender Policy for the Local Government to create an enabling environment for all levels of governments and local government stakeholders in South Sudan to implement programmes aimed at achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Team Leader, Poverty Reduction and MDG and direct supervision of the Project Manager LGRP and Gender Analyst , the consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following tasks:
Impact of Results:
The key impact of the post will be the achievement of project results as per the agreed project document and work plan. It will also ensure that the project’s activities are fully co-ordinated with other programmatic interventions within the UNDP Programme.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Required Skills and Experience
Interested candidates should apply by sending their Letter of Interest and CV (preferably United Nations Personal History Form (P.11 Form)) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a sealed envelope marked; ATT: Procurement Unit, with the title of the position at UNDP Office in Juba by latest 10 September 2011. The available starting date and fees of the assignment which is subject to negotiation if applicable should be clearly stated in the Letter of Interest.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.