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Consultant - Policy Specialist for G20 Secretariat (Three Positions) - Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-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 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.
UN Women operates in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in the Country, which supports the work of, and coordinates activities of, the UN Country Team in its engagement with the Government of India as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). The UNRCO coordinates activities related to common programming including Agenda 2030, joint programmes, joint programming activities and development coordination work. This is done in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Government, and the mandates and objectives of the United Nations agencies in India.
The Resident Coordinator’s Office is focused on the advancement of sustainable development, leaving no one behind, and with the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions as an overarching objective, consistent with the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UN Women and the UNRCO are supporting the G20 Secretariat, Ministry of External Affairs, in providing technical policy guidance across the identified priority areas under the Indian presidency of G20 Summit in 2023.
The Technical Consultant(s) for Policy support embedded at the G20 Secretariat contributes to the effective management of the G20 Summit on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, UNRCO and UN Women by providing substantive inputs to agenda setting, policy strategizing, support for intergovernmental dialogues about the G20 agenda, and documentation. The consultant(s) will also support the Ministry’s engagement with other working groups, ministerial meetings and engagement groups (the non-governmental complement to the G20 process). She/he will also engage with the work streams to maximise support for the Government India’s engagement on the gender aspects of the G20. She/he works in closely with the G20 secretariat at the Ministry, other Government officials from line Ministries and UNRCO and UN Women ro ensure successful implementation of programmes under the G20 Summit.
UN Women and UNRCO will be placing a Policy Specialist/ Technical Consultants at the Ministry of External Affairs (G20 Secretariat - MEA) to support the Ministry with a focus on intergovernmental processes, particularly on the G20 Summit, and sustainable development goals. The Policy Specialist/ Technical Consultant will be placed in MEA and will directly report to the additional Secretary, G20 Secretariat, MEA, under the overall supervision of the UNRCO and UN WOMEN. The Policy Specialist/ Technical Consultant will also meet with UNRCO and 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 MEA’s Strategic Engagement with the G20:
Research and Analysis:
Any other duties assigned by the Direct Supervisor in MEA & UNRCO and 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.