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Technical Consultant for Intergovernmental Processes, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) (Open to Indian Nationals Only
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||One Year (20 Working Days Per Month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (20 Working Days Per Month)|
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.
UN Women’s India Country Office works towards promoting women’s leadership in governance and participation in intergovernmental processes, UN interagency coordination, women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls.
Under its comprehensive and unique mandate of normative support and coordination, UN Women is expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.
The Intergovernmental Processes & Inter-Agency Coordination division in UN WOMEN India Country Office (ICO) plays a central role to deliver on UN Women’s normative support functions and strengthens linkages between normative work and operational activities. It contributes to the Entity’s support for the development and strengthening of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment that is dynamic, responds to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities and is applied through action by Governments and other stakeholders at all levels. The Unit also has special responsibility for the coordination of substantive servicing of intergovernmental and expert bodies as mandated in relevant legislative documents.
The Intergovernmental Processes and Coordination Division is UN Women’s interface with intergovernmental bodies, including the Commission on the Status of Women, the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly, the G20, as well as with other intergovernmental processes and events.
This Technical Consultant role would contribute effectively to assist the Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD) on behalf of UN Women in organising G20 related activities pertaining to the Ministry by providing substantive inputs to agenda setting, policy strategy, support for intergovernmental dialogues about the G20 agenda, and documentation. The consultant will also support the Ministry’s engagement with W20 – the non-governmental complement to the G20 process. She/ he will engage across the UN to maximise support for the Government India’s engagement on the gender aspects of the G20. She/he will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team at the Ministry and ICO, other Government officials from line Ministries and civil society ensuring successful implementation of programmes under the G20 Engagement Group meetings and other meetings, as per requirement.
UN Women will be placing a Technical Consultant at the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to support the Ministry with a focus on intergovernmental processes, particularly on the G20 Summit, and sustainable development goals. The Technical Consultant will be placed in MWCD and will report to the Officers in G20 Cell (under International Cooperation Division) in MWCD as may be assigned by the Ministry under the overall supervision of the Country Representative, UN WOMEN ICO. The Technical Consultant will also meet with UN Women once a fortnight or when required to discuss work undertaken.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Technical Advice and Strategic Support to India’s G20 Presidency to further Align the G20 Agenda with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on Goal 5:
Strategic Thinking and Coordination to Strengthen MWCD’s Strategic Engagement with the G20:
Research and Analysis:
Any other duties assigned by the Direct Supervisor in MWCD & the Country Representative in UN Women.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.