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 Indonesia Country Office (CO) hosts the ASEAN liaison office which extends support to ASEAN and its Member States in advancing Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in line with global normative frameworks. UN Women Indonesia launched a five-year project, Empowering Women for Sustainable Peace: Preventing Violence and Promoting Social Cohesion in ASEAN. The project funded by the Governments of Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea supports efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its 10 Member States to promote women's participation and leadership in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery. The project puts into action recommendations made in the ASEAN Regional Study on Women, Peace and Security, released in March 2021, as well as United Nations Security Council resolutions that made women, peace and security a global agenda. Region-wide, the project works to promote and implement policy frameworks such as the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security; capacity-building activities such as training, workshops, dialogues and consultations; and exchanges of knowledge and good practices. The project also does country-level activities in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and Timor-Leste. 

The WPS agenda was formally initiated by the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), which was adopted on 31 October 2000. UNSCR 1325 reaffirmed the important role of women in prevention and resolution of conflicts and peace-building initiatives. It stresses the need for women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security. UNSCR 1325 also urges all stakeholders to take action to increase the participation of women and calls on the UN member states to incorporate gender perspectives into all of its peace and security agenda. It also calls on stakeholders to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.


The UNSCR 2242 (2015) and the 2017 report on the WPS agenda of the Secretary-General (SG) to the General Assembly calls for increased funding for Gender Equality and WPS programming. A lack of financial resources has been identified as one of the major challenges that impeded the implementation of the national WPS policies at the national level including National Action Plans.  Despite significant attempts by the governments to advance the implementation of the UNSCR on 1325 and the subsequent NAP WPS, failure to allocate sufficient resources and funds has been the most serious and persistent obstacle to the implementation of the WPS  agenda over the past 10 years.

Against this backdrop, UN Women Indonesia CO seeks to hire a Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning (GRBP) consultant to advance the implementation of the WPS agenda and other international and national gender commitments and policy frameworks.  


Objectives of the assignment

The main objective of this assignment is to support targeted ASEAN Member States to strengthen their capacities on GRPB to advance the implementation of gender equality and specifically the implementation of gender commitments and policy frameworks, including the WPS agenda.


Scope of work and tasks

Under the overall guidance and management of the Programme Specialist, ASEAN Governance, Peace and Security, and supervision from the Project Coordination Specialist ASEAN WPS and in close coordination with country-level GRBP and WPS project officers, the IC will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide strategic and operational advice to governments, private sector and/or civil society organizations on the formulation and execution of GRB policies.
  • Design and delivery of capacity-building activities on budget literacy and monitoring and other various training.
  • Develop knowledge and capacity-building products such as toolkits, guidelines, publications, and training materials.
  • Provide technical assistance to mainstream gender into Public Finance Reforms
  • Collect and analyse relevant documentation and consolidate knowledge, experience, good practices and lessons learned.
  • Provide technical inputs to knowledge products and reports.
  • Carry out research and prepare a comprehensive needs assessment report.
  • Extend expert support on GRBP to central and local governments.
  • Provide technical support to Government stakeholders on the cost of gender policies including National Action Plans on Women Peace and Security

In October 2000, at the call of civil society, the Security Council recognized that it must acknowledge and address the impact of conflict on women and women’s participation in conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding through UN Security Council Resolution 1325. There are seven UN Security Council Resolutions (SCR) that make up the Women, Peace and Security agenda: 1325 (2000), SCR 1820 (2008), 1888 (2008), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013) and 2122 (2013). 



Duties and Responsibilities

Expected Deliverables 

The International Consultant will produce the following deliverables: 



Indicative Deadline


Report on strategic and operational advice provided to stakeholders and other specific activities as required

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given


Report on technical support provided in designing, implementing, monitoring or evaluating projects in the assigned areas

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given


Report on capacity building trainings/workshops conducted on GRBP-related areas. Reports should clearly state a description of the capacity building support provided,  recommendations, results achieved including changes in knowledge and skills, and annexes such as means of verification, training materials, list of participants, etc.

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given


Knowledge products produced (e. g toolkits, guidelines, publications, research and needs assessment reports)

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given


Communication and awareness-raising materials on GRPB produced

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given


GRPB tools developed and adapted

Target submission date will be set up when the assignments are given



















All the deliverables, including annexes, notes and reports should be submitted in writing in English.

The time required for the consultancy is estimated at a maximum of 200 working days within the period indicated.  The consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee.

UN Women will not be committed to purchasing any minimum quantity of the Services, and purchases will be made only if there is an actual requirement upon the issuance of a Purchase Order based on this retainer contract.  UN Women shall not be liable for any cost in the event that no purchases are made under this retainer contract.

The expected number of workdays for each deliverable will be discussed between the consultant and UN Women on a case-by-case basis. Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of a deliverable or as agreed between the consultant and UN Women. 



  • UN Women will provide the Consultant with background information and documents, and a list of stakeholders relevant to the assignment.
  • The Consultant is expected to work using his/ her computer.
  • UN Women will directly cover travel costs as per UN Women’s rules and regulations
  • UN Women will cover translation/interpretation costs


Performance evaluation:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.


Core Values:

Respect for Diversity




Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues


Creative Problem Solving

Effective Communication

Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example


Functional Competencies:

Excellent analytical skills

Strong networking skills

Strong interpersonal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization

Ability to work in a highly pressured environment


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Required Skills and Experience

Required experience and qualifications

The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:


  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Public Finance, Law, Public Administration or other related fields


  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of gender mainstreaming, and GRB with experiences in developing countries, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region.  
  • Proven experience facilitating high-level consultative workshops for government stakeholders, institutions and civil society organisations (CSOs)
  • At least two years of experience in conducting training on GRBP;
  • At least 1 year of experience providing policy advice and technical assistance on women, peace and security to government institutions.
  • Knowledge of the Southeast Asia context related to WPS and GRBP.

Language and other skills:

  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is an asset;
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, Internet and email. 
  • Excellent facilitation skills


Submission of application

Submission  package               

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae including contact information of at least 3 referees
  3. Financial proposal which shall specify the daily professional fee.

The documents detailed above should be submitted in one PDF document.

Applications without any of the items listed above will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further processing.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to the commencement of work:

  1. A copy of the latest academic certificate
  2. UN Women P-11 form, available via



Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with the evaluation of the technical proposal being completed before any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.


Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allotted for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:


Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score



Experience and skills


Language and other skills


Total Obtainable Score



Only the candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be longlisted, and additional documentation may be requested. Candidates with a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered technically qualified candidates and will be shortlisted for interview.


Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allotted for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technically qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.


Diversity and Inclusion
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, ethnicity, 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).