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NATIONAL CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF GENDER CHILD AND SOCIAL WELFARE TO REVIEW AND DEVELOP THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL MOGCSW THE 10 STATES MOGCSW AND THE THREE ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||04-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality (GE) and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts.
The Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare (MGCSW) is a fully pledged ministry with a mandate to promote gender equality and social protections for women, children, and persons with disabilities amongst other vulnerable groups including guaranteeing human rights in the Republic of South Sudan. Similarly, the Ministry is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies and legislations for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment in South Sudan.
UN Women and the National Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in South Sudan, have developed a great partnership to promote gender equality through shared dialogue, advocacy, and cooperation programs. UN Women continues to support the National Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to achieve its mandate, in promoting gender equality, safeguarding the rights of women, children, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups. One key task within the Ministries mandate is to ensure that all government institutions, CSOs, and the private sector are gender-sensitive and that they take into consideration the diverse needs of the population in the design, planning, and implementation of annual work plans. That, the Ministry continues to ensure that diverse needs are also considered within monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, plans, and projects.
Some of the work that the Ministry of Gender Child and Social Welfare undertakes to achieve this includes; adoption of the National Gender Policy (2013) which upholds the government’s commitment to the principles of equality and human rights as enshrined in the TCSS 2011 as amended and in the R ARCSS (2018). To uphold the key objectives outlined in the National Gender Policy, the Ministry has established gender focal persons (GFPs) in line with Ministries and Commissions, and the gender focal persons are tasked with the responsibilities of mainstreaming gender equality principles in their respective sectors. On-going training on gender, gender mainstreaming, and gender-responsive budgeting have also been conducted with the focal persons.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women is therefore looking to hire a National Consultant to perform the following duties for the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare:
The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the Director-General for Gender and Child Welfare of the Ministry, and the UN Women Deputy Country Representative to work closely with the International. The consultant is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities.
Required Skills and Experience
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Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.