Gender Officer - National consultant



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Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :28-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :1d 3h 48m
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)
01-Dec-2022
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.


Background

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:
The main objectives of this assignment are to support the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) to strengthen the gender mainstreaming efforts and provide technical support to all pilot ministries and Gender Budget Department (GBD) to implement the Gender-Responsive Budgeting Programme funded by AFD.


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:

  1. Develop work plan for the assignment, including the methodology, the specific activities, deliverables and timeline.
  2. Support UN Women to organize the technical GRB meetings, workshops and trainings with pilot Ministries, GBD, MOPIC and JNCW under GRB programme including providing facilitation support as needed.
  3. Provide technical assistance to MOPIC to conduct the gender budget analysis and implement the gender indicators’ targets for budget programmes (as pilot ones). This task should be fulfilled in line with the national budgeting process and timeline.
  4. Identify linkages between policy making, programming, plans, and budgeting and the added value of gender responsive budget planning approaches to achieving policy outcomes.
  5. Conduct awareness raising workshops and sessions on gender mainstreaming, GRB and policy planning for MOPIC employees.
  6. Work closely with the national partners to ensure their effective engagement in the execution of the assignment.
  7. Supporting gender division at MOPIC in gender mainstreaming efforts of the plans and strategies.
  8. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Deliverables

  • Monthly timesheets and brief progress reports about implemented activities and achieved results with supporting documents (desk review, summary of strategic meetings, training reports, other materials) submitted every 5th of the month.
  • Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted by 25 October 2024.
  • All monthly reports and final report should be submitted in English language.


Competencies

Core Values:
• Respect for Diversity
• Integrity
• Professionalism

Core Competencies:
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
• Accountability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Effective Communication
• Inclusive Collaboration
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender equality;
  • Excellent written skills;
  • Experience in conducting similar mapping exercise;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

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 )

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of development, social inclusion, gender equality and women’s rights or related fields.
  • Solid experience on supporting the project/programmes on gender equality, gender mainstreaming including capacity building and coordination with key partners.
  • Proven experience in delivering gender analysis, gender review and assessments; knowledge of GRB will be an asset.
  • Proven experience in conducting training on gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender analysis.

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)

  • Education: 10 points
  • Experience and skills: 50 points
  • Language: 10 points

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points) The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

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.)



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