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Gender Officer - National consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||28-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||24 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. UN Women Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan to implement global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment; promotes women’s economic empowerment; and implements a resilience and empowerment model for Syrian refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women. The country office is implementing its Strategic Note for the period 2018-2022 and is prioritizing coherence and interlinkages across its projects and programmes under these three pillars. This requires effective implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress and results and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society, the private sector, and the international community.
Commitments to promote gender equality need to be backed by adequate funds and systematically monitored for progress in reducing gender discrimination. Yet there is a disconnect between such commitments and allocated funding in many national budgets, including in Jordan. To bridge this gap, UN Women, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) have been working with national partners to implement gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).
To this end, the proposed Project aims to reduce gender-based inequalities by strengthening and operationalizing GRB in Jordan. Key partners will be MOPIC, JNCW and the General Budget Department (GBD) within the Ministry of Finance (MoF), and the four pilot ministries for GRB implementation in Jordan: Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Labor (MoL) and the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MoPPA).
The expected results include the Government of Jordan (GoJ)’s adoption of effective national mechanisms to track and increase allocations for gender equality and inclusive development. Specifically, it foresees GRB being piloted in four sectoral ministries as well as being fully integrated within the national budget cycle, from preparation to monitoring. Key stakeholders and policymakers will acquire the capacity to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies and budgets by applying gender-responsive budgeting tools and guidelines. By applying a gender lens and tracking gender funding allocations, national programmes and budgets will become more inclusive, feature gender-sensitive performance indicators and promote gender equality. Strategic planning and programming will be more based on gender-disaggregated data, and women’s groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) working on women’s rights will be more able to engage in effective advocacy in this domain.
As part of supporting the implementation, aligning the public resources with gender priorities relevant to women’s economic empowerment, and establishing the accountability mechanism, UN Women has been working with JNCW and General Budgeting Department (GBD) of the Ministry of Finance towards advancing the Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB). UN Women plans to provide further support to strengthen policy work and build the capacity of the national partners to institutionalize a GRB approach into the central national budget process and at line ministries, for the implementation of national frameworks relevant to gender equality and women’s empowerment, monitor the progress achieved, and address the identified gender gaps
Objective of the Assignment:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the GRB Programme Specialist and Programme Management Specialist, the National Gender Officer will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
Please visit the link below for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Education: A first-level university degree in economics, finance, or any relevant academic field ( A Master’s degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree )
Language Requirements: Working proficiency in speaking and writing in Arabic and English.
Evaluation Criteria: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)
Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points) The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)