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Technical Consultant (Gender) - Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department (Government of Maharashtra) (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||8d 3h 28m|
|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’s programme on Second Chance Education (SCE) and Vocational Training aims to reach out to and enable 40,000 underprivileged young women and women in India through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship skills. The programme is trying to address the structural barriers young women and women face in realizing their full economic potential by trying out innovative pilots in all these verticals across project states viz Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. To support young women and women in getting skilled and gainfully employed, the project adopts an empowerment approach to livelihoods as against the instrumental approach where the focus is merely on skills/income generation. The activities to strengthen women’s learning and earning pathways, therefore, will be coupled by the capacity building initiatives on making women aware about their rights and entitlements, raise voice against violations and demand accountability from duty bearers. The Programme will adopt evidence-based policy advocacy, leveraging UN Women’s and implementing partners’ institutional relationships with key relevant Ministries such as Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Rural Development/National Rural Livelihoods Mission and Ministry of Human Resource Development. The programme intends to create a supportive ecosystem to enhance; women’s participation in the workforce and opportunities of self-employment, at the state as well as national level.
Objectives of the Assignment
As part of UN Women’s SCE programme, UN Women is recruiting a technical expert on gender to be placed at the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Department (SDED), Government of Maharashtra. The expert will also work closely with the Country Programme Manager of the SCE Programme. The expert will focus on developing the expertise of SDED, on gender equality and mainstreaming through knowledge transfer and capacity development.
In this context, UN Women seeks to hire a Technical Consultant to provide support to the Government of Maharashtra.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Additional Chief Secretary, SDED, Government of Maharashtra and Country Programme Manager - SCE, UN WOMEN, the Technical Consultant will undertake the following key tasks and other responsibilities as may be assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
Technical advisory to SDED on gender-responsive implementation of programmes
Strengthening coordination and implementation of SDED initiatives to promote gender equality
Conducting research and analysis
Any other duties assigned by Supervisors from time to time.
Core Values/Guiding Principles
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
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.