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 work in Ukraine focuses on supporting the government and civil society in advancing gender equality and implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. UN Women Ukraine implements interventions identified by UN Women Ukraine Strategic Note 2024 to support and complement Ukraine’s response to the ongoing war and its devastating impact on women and girls. It aligns with the UN Transitional Framework (2024) and UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

UN Women's activities in Ukraine are focused on three key thematic areas: Women, peace, security, and gender-based violence, as well as gender-responsive governance, including gender-sensitive recovery and European integration and humanitarian assistance. UN Women in Ukraine provides technical support for developing and implementing sectoral policies, advocacy, social mobilization, and capacity-building activities to government authorities at all levels, human rights institutions, women's initiative groups, civil society organizations, and the private sector.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is one of UN Women government partners, responsible for implementation of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) at all levels. In 2014, the GoU began piloting and introducing gender-oriented approaches, particularly by supporting gender analysis of budget programs at the state and local levels (oblasts, rayons, cities, amalgamated territorial communities). In 2018-2019, the approach was rolled out to all the ministries and 38 Key Spending Units (KSU) at the state level.

The MoF initiated the institutionalization of GRB by: (i) including the principle of GRB in the Strategy for Public Financial Management Reforms 2017-2020, (ii) committing to GRB implementation as part of the Medium-Term Planning and Program Performance Budgeting, (iii) adopting the Order on Methodological Recommendations on Implementing and Using the Gender Responsive Approach in the Budget Process, providing recommendations on GRB to all the KSU. In addition, the first medium-term Budget Declaration for 2018-2020 included gender consideration and stated that key spending units should adhere to the principle of ensuring equal rights and opportunities of women and men in the formulation of budget indicators[1].

In 2023, as part of the Swedish-funded project “Transformative Approaches to Achieving Gender Equality in Ukraine”, UN Women conducted mapping of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine, both at the state, regional and local levels by various institutions with a particular focus on 2021 to 2023. Based on the findings of the mapping exercise, the report contains a number of conclusions, key challenges for GRB work in Ukraine and recommendations for next steps, which include proposition to continue strengthening GRB capacities at all levels to ensure gender-responsive recovery and development within EU integration of Ukraine.

To amplify these efforts, UN Women is looking for a National Consultant to provide expert, technical and capacity development support to the Ministry of Finance and other relevant government and non-government partners with facilitation of programme interventions on planning, and implementation of GRB processes at all levels, providing policy advice  on GRB, including development of policy frameworks and methodological guidelines, conducting gender analysis, capacity development and advocacy and communication activities, and any other related tasks.

The consultant will be reporting to the Programme Specialist/Project Manager and will be supported by the Programme Analyst/GRB, who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

[1] UKRAINE PEFA Gender Responsive Public Financial Management Assessment 2020 Final report, 9 February 2021:

Duties and Responsibilities




Expected completion time (due day)

Payment Schedule (optional)

  1. Concept Note and Content of the Draft Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Training Package for civil servants of national, regional, and local levels based on UN Women and Ukrainian best practices developed, approved by UN Women and validated with the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

Progress report on GRB interventions through capacity building, policy advice, and technical support to the MoF and other relevant partners in coordination with UN Women submitted.

By May 15, 2024

10 days

2. A Draft GRB Training Package developed and approved by UN Women.

The deliverable includes a comprehensive training concept note, agenda, training materials, pre/post assessment tools, handouts materials, and training tools developed in close consultation with UN Women.

Progress report on GRB interventions through capacity building, policy advice, and technical support to the MoF and other relevant partners in coordination with UN Women submitted.

By July 01, 2024

15 days

3. Pilot GRB Training based on the developed Draft GRB Training Package with the Ministry of Finance held under UN Women team guidance. Finalize RGB Training Package based on the pilot training lessons learnt and recommendation.

Progress report on GRB interventions through capacity building, policy advice, and technical support to the MoF and other relevant partners in coordination with UN Women submitted.

By August 15, 2024

15 days

4. A ToT based on GRB Training Package held for National Agency of Civil Service (NACS) Summer School relevant participants.

Progress report on GRB interventions through capacity building, policy advice, and technical support to the MoF and other relevant partners in coordination with UN Women submitted.

By September 30, 2024

15 days

5. Based on the GRB Training Package a Curriculum on GRB for relevant groups of civil servants (at the national, regional, and local level, of all categories) developed and validated by NACS

Final report, including all relevant attachments, achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted on GRB interventions through capacity building, policy advice, and technical support to the MoF and other relevant partners in coordination with UN Women submitted.

December 5, 2024

20 days

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This is a home-based consultancy. No travel is planned under the assignment. The assignment requires intermittent presence on UN Women premises.


Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 
  • Accountability 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Inclusive Collaboration 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Leading by Example 

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  1. Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze complex data and policy documents to identify gender disparities and recommend GRB interventions.
  2. Policy Development: Proficiency in developing policies and strategies that integrate gender considerations into budgeting processes and decision-making.
  3. Capacity Building: Experience in designing and delivering training programs to enhance stakeholders' understanding of GRB principles and implementation.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement: Skill in fostering collaboration and partnerships with government agencies, civil society organizations, and international stakeholders to promote GRB initiatives.
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation: Competence in designing monitoring frameworks and evaluating the impact of GRB interventions on gender equality outcomes.
  6. Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate GRB concepts, findings, and recommendations to diverse audiences.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

Qualifications Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) degree in Public Policy and Administration, Public Finance, Economics, Social Sciences or related field.


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience (after Master’s degree) in gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE), gender-responsive budgeting (RGB) or other related fields;
  • Proven experience with conducting gender analysis of normative and policy documents, sectorial budgetary programs and sex-disaggregated data, and providing policy gender-responsive recommendations on advancement of GEWE;
  • Proven experience of providing advisory/technical support on GRB to government institutions; previous experience with the Ministry of Finance will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience with support of coordination of multiple stakeholders’ activities and liaise with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, including development partners, and civil society; experience with UN Women and other UN agencies will be considered as an asset;

Languages and other skills: 

Working level in verbal and written English and fluency in Ukrainian is required. 

V. How to Apply

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