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National Consultant to Support Gender Mainstreaming in Public Finance Management
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jun-23 (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 :||Up to 70 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 70 working days in the period of 27 June 2023 – 30 May 2024|
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 in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policy and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.
In April 2023 UN Women, with the generous support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) launched a four-year project “Women’s Increased Leadership for Democracy in Georgia” (WILD). The project aims to ensure that women and girls in all their diversity fully and equally participate in decision-making and benefit from gender-responsive governance in Georgia. Within the framework of the project, inter alia, UN Women provides technical support to the Government of Georgia to strengthen institutional mechanisms on gender equality and to develop and implement laws and policies on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in line with BPfA+25 review process and CEDAW recommendations.
Governments, including the Government of Georgia, have committed to the principle of adequate financing for gender equality and empowerment of women and girls through numerous international agreements and partnerships. The principle of adequate financing for gender equality is rooted in the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action adopted in 1995 (For more information on the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, see: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/about) and highlighted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Both documents link the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment with adequate and appropriate financing and make specific references to gender-responsive budgeting. As a result, gender-responsive budgeting has been gaining increased traction in public financial management, with more than some 80 countries having institutionalized GRB in one form or another.
In 2019, the World Bank designed the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA - The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) is a framework for assessing and reporting on the strengths and weaknesses of public financial management (PFM) using quantitative indicators to measure performance. PEFA is designed to provide a snapshot of PFM performance at specific points in time using a methodology that can be replicated in successive assessments, giving a summary of changes over time. PEFA framework it is subsequently established as a standard methodology for PFM diagnostic assessments,. Since 2001 PEFA has become the acknowledged standard for PFM assessments) supplementary framework for assessing gender-responsive public financial management (GRPFM - https://www.pefa.org/news/pefa-grpfm-framework-available-english-french-spanish-and-portuguese-languages). The PEFA’s GRPFM is a set of nine indicators which collect information on gender-responsive public financial management practices. These indicators are built on the PEFA framework and mirror the mapping of PFM practices and assessment of PFM institutions, processes, and systems as typically carried out during a PEFA assessment process. As a rule, the PEFA GRPFM supplementary assessment is conducted on a voluntary basis concurrently with a PEFA assessment.
In 2021-2022, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), with the support of UN Women, conducted a self-assessment of the PEFA Gender-Responsive Public Financial Management (GRPFM). The assessment is a part of the larger PEFA evaluation and evaluates the extent to which Georgia's public finance management (PFM) system is responsive to gender. The results of the assessment are expected to enable the measurement of progress and inform a broader strategy for the Government of Georgia to improve the PFM system and establish Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) practices.
To support effective implementation of the PEFA GRPFM assessment report, UN Women will recruit a national consultant.
Duties and Responsibilities
More specifically, the national consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and deliverables:
Please visit this link 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
The candidates will be evaluated in three stages: according to minimum qualification criteria; technical and financial evaluation.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
Technical evaluation criteria (including minimum qualifications):
Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).
The contractor will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Governance & Participation in Public Life (G&PPL) Programme Analyst and under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women G&PPL Programme Analyst that the services have been satisfactorily performed. The payment per deliverable shall be calculated per number of working days captured in the progress reports/deliverables.
Application submission package:
*The applicants are required to submit an aggregated financial offer: “aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate, including travel costs (ticket, DSA etc.) for accomplishment of all tasks spelled out in this ToR.
How to Submit the Application:
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.).