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Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 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.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined of the UN Charter, UN Women is a leading supporter of efforts towards ensuring that national policies and budgets incorporate a gender perspective. UN Women's GRB programmes at cross-regional, regional and country-level have made a significant contribution towards this by building political support, developing technical resources and capacity, generating good practices for improving women's access to services and increasing accountability to gender equality. The programmes have also launched partnerships with UN agencies and other development partners and resulted in increased support for GRB around the world.
UN Women's approach to GRB has focused on introducing strategic and sustainable changes into budgetary processes. This approach has been pursued by assisting governments to introduce measures for incorporating gender into their public finance management systems (PFMs), and building the capacity of planning and budgeting officers to apply GRB with a view to ensure those budget policies and outcomes are gender-responsive. This approach also emphasizes the importance of bringing gender equality advocates, parliamentarians and other stakeholders as key players in the budgeting process.
At the South Sudan Country Office level, UN Women's GRB programming seeks to support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan under the PFM to transform planning and budgeting processes and policies to reflect responsiveness to principles of gender equality and make concrete changes in resource allocations towards women's priorities. To achieve this, UN Women emphasizes the importance of building multi-dimensional partnerships with actors at national and state levels including a wide range of institutions starting with the ministry of Finance and Planning, UN Agencies and national women's machineries.
Over the past years, the Government of South Sudan has affirmed its commitment to strive for gender equality in the country through the R-ARCSS commitments of which include the 35% participation of women in the Executive making Public financial management (PFM) a key pillar in reforms aimed at building more credible, transparent and accountable government. The PFM reforms are the focus of multilateral financial institutions and bilateral aid agencies, and in many cases, drive donors’ financial support. The PFM reforms are expected to contribute to the wider state-building objectives after the conflicts and which include transparent management of public finances, regular payment of salaries of civil servants, better service delivery to the citizens, and better allocation of resources in support of reconstruction priorities.
However, the current state of PFM implementation and reform in South Sudan is in flux. To deliver the reform agenda and the development goals set forth in the national development strategy, the country needs to ensure fiscal discipline and strategic allocation of resources which is Gender Responsive. The Revitalized Peace Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed on September 12, 2018, has created an opportunity to return to a development path, particularly in the conflict-affected states. In this environment, it would be critical to help the country both at national and sub-national levels to maintain core public financial management functions while consolidating the gains made.
Objective and Methodology:
The main objectives of this assignment are to support government partners identified as responsible parties in South Sudan (PFM) to strengthen their skills and knowledge on applying the Gender-responsive budgeting methodology to sector budgeting and to strengthen the government’s capacity for GRB implementation broadly on a national level. The goal of this technical support aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Finance and Planning to implement the gender-responsive budgeting and gender analysis into the programme budget planning and implementation processes.
UN Women will facilitate how to transform GRB as theoretical knowledge into a sustained and institutionalized strategy into national policy frameworks for attaining gender equality at all levels in South Sudan. Finally, it is expected to help South Sudan streamline and harmonize the GRB processes wherever feasible and serve as a coordination mechanism to speak with a common GRB understanding at national and sub national levels.
The consultant will work under the overall leadership and guidance of the Ministry of Finance and Planning together with UN Women in identifying key entry points based on which a GRB Framework will be developed based on technical and advisory support.
Duties and Responsibilities
In this regard, UN Women is looking for an International GRB Consultant preferably a strong economics background, who will take responsibility for providing technical support to Government partners on engendering the PFM.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative, the consultant will work directly with Deputy Representative and the Ministry of Finance and Planning in providing technical expertise on GRB with a holistic approach to address opportunities and challenges in promoting sustainable development. The consultant will promote and strengthen the capacity and efforts necessary for inclusion and mainstreaming gender perspectives in national economic reform and transformation processes in line with international standards. The role of the consultant at the PFM Technical Committee will include the following;
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
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Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.