National Consultant for Gender Responsive Budgeting and Institutionalization

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :22-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :40 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :October to June 2021

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.


Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia (MoWA) is a national mechanism that plays a crucial role to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Consequently, this translates into goals that adopt the “No One Left Behind” approach, ensuring equal rights for women and men while enhancing the participation of both genders, especially during times of crisis and a global pandemic. With these mandates, MoWA needs to coordinate with other key institutional and societal partners, that are largely conservative in denying equal access to women and girls. It is crucial for the ministry to mobilize the entire society in cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders: line ministries, civil society organizations –including women’s organizations-, private sector, universities, research centers, development partners and individuals themselves. Gender Responsive Budgeting is a critical tool among institutionalization methodology in sectoral ministries/institutions. 

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and UNDP have been working together for over a decade to promote gender equality. Currently, the partnership between the Ministry and UNDP aims to promote the implementation of Gender Equality policy frameworks and monitoring and evaluation systems. The initiative also focuses on a number of concrete activities, including to develop tool on Gender Responsive Budgeting guidelines and to roll it out among relevant MoWA team and piloted Line Ministries.

Duties and Responsibilities

The assignment aims to develop a national manual, practical guideline and advocacy tools for Gender-Responsive Budgeting that can be applied and utilized in the Cambodian context. This will allow MOWA to scale up the methodology to the piloted Line Ministries that will be identified during the project implementation. Following this, other Line Ministries will also be targeted to apply the methodology and tools.

The consultant will work with MoWA and UNDP team to undertake and deliver the following activities and outputs:

  • Conduct desk review: Identification and description of existing potential/progress/gaps, emerging issues and identification of entry points to promote gender-responsive budgeting in selected sectors.
  • Conduct and analyze the Gender Responsive Budgeting roadmap:  Based on the findings and recommendations of the desk review, the consultant under the guidance from MoWA team finalizes the roadmap for GRB. The roadmap will lay out the mechanisms through which GRB will be operationalized and key strategies that will be adopted.  
  • Develop GRB training manual and build MoWA expertise: The consultant will work with MoWA team to develop  a capacity development plan and training manual as well as provide  training, coaching and technical support on GRB. The consultant will also coordinate the logistic of the workshops and provide training/workshop report  if any.
  • Develop guideline to integrate/implement Gender Responsive budgeting in Budget Strategic Plan for Line Ministries, incorporate with the draft National Guideline on Gender Mainstreaming, including  technical support/coaching to MoWA team on how to implement this guideline.
  • Develop  key messages related to GRB  context for advocacy tools and IEC materials.
  • Provide the practical recommendations to MoWA on each step to explore the entry points in the budget call circular and gender budget statement in Budget Strategic Plan (BSP), including stakeholder engagement.
  • Provide technical support to  MoWA to roll out the guideline and tools related to GRB  with the selected key Line Ministries to ensure the effective  enhancing the gender responsiveness of their planning, budgeting and accountability mechanisms.
  • Provide final the report of the assignment including lessons learnt, recommendations and ways forward to improve GRB

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


  • Demonstrated commitment to MoWA’s mission, vision and values;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to Cambodian culture;
  • Highest standards of integrity, gender-sensitivity, age-sensitivity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with government and development partners.
  • Good facilitation and presentation skill.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from different backgrounds to deliver quality products within short timeframe.
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes and demands.
  • Be client oriented and open to feedback.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Excellent computer literacy.

Required Skills and Experience


Advanced University Degree (Master or PhD) in women’s studies, gender studies, international development, public administration, political science, sociology, anthropology, human rights. 


  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the field of gender equality and/or gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting.
  • Solid experiences and understanding of gender responsive budgeting.
  • Strong experience in the development of national policy, guideline, roadmap and manual.
  • Strong practical experience in providing technical advice and coaching to the government and public institutions for gender equality/mainstreaming.
  • Strong knowledge and experiences in national and international strategics, frameworks and policies in relation to gender equality and/or gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting.

Language Requirement: Fluent in written and spoken English.


UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.

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