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National consultant to develop a gender-responsive multisectoral financial tools for private sector engagement
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||08-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||7d 5h 26m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 6 months with possible extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June-November 2023|
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, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, was created to accelerate progress towards the fulfillment of their rights around the world. UN Women assists UN member states in setting international norms and standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to develop laws, policies, programs, and services needed to implement these standards.
Despite having a wide range of economic opportunities that contribute to the development of women's entrepreneurship, such as ownership of property, access to financing and loans, different factors continue to inhibit women's participation in entrepreneurship including infrastructural barriers, limited credit histories and inability to provide financial services. The findings from the study on the impact of COVID-19 on women's SMEs suggest that women's businesses were more likely to experience significant financial losses.
UN Women Kazakhstan focuses on the promotion of Women’s Empowerment Principles in the corporate and quasi-public sectors, reduction of the gap in wages, introducing targets and/or quotas for women in managerial positions, improving labour legislation and access of rural women to entrepreneurship and creation of public-private partnerships to support various women's initiatives.
According to its Strategic Note, the UN Women Kazakhstan is strengthening its cooperation with the private sector, aimed at developing strategic partnership with businesses in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment and looking forward to engaging private sector and developing joint initiatives to implement specific projects related to women's participation at the decision-making level, ending sexual harassment at the workplace, addressing pay gap, advancing women's professional development, and equal opportunities in the corporate sector.
In this regard, UN Women Kazakhstan plans to hire an national consultant, in order to develop a gender-responsive multisectoral financial tool for private sector engagement. This tool will include three components 1) review of a company’s internal policies and processes; 2) analysis of a company’s business model; 3) gender-sensitive financial market products.
Under the supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist, in daily coordination with the Communication Analyst, UN Women Kazakhstan plans to hire an national consultant in order to develop a gender-responsive multisectoral financial tools for private sector engagement.
Based on international best practices and current UN Women initiatives for private sector, new tools are expected to enhance and diverse national financial market, improve economic environment for women and serve as a drive for positive changes for women’s economic empowerment. A gender-responsive multisectoral financial tool will be developed in accordance with UN Women policies, in line with market needs and interests paying special attention to gender equality, women’s empowerment, digitalization, innovation and electronic commerce aimed at inclusion of women from vulnerable groups including in rural and distant areas with a “Leaving no one behind” principle.
Duties and Responsibilities
National consultant will develop a gender-responsive multisectoral financial tools for private sector engagement, focusing on business organizations and financial institutions, in line with UN Women standards, strategies and plans, women’s empowerment principles, and is expected to undertake the following specific tasks:
The National consultant is expected to work home based and consult with UN Women online. If needed, the consultant might conduct short-term field visit to Kazakhstan (travel expenses should be included in the financial proposal).
All deliverables must be certified and approved by UN Women.
To learn more about UN Women values and competencies, please follow the link: 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
The selection process of National consultant will be by following criteria:
Only candidates who have passed the preliminary selection will be informed.
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.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, hires, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational needs.
If you require any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information with your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All selected candidates will be required to adhere to UN-Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN-Women staff and will therefore be subject to a thorough background and background check. (A background check will include verification of academic credentials and employment history. Selected applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to conduct a background check.)
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