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, men and diverse genders as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

All human development and human rights issues involve gender dimensions. UN Women globally focuses on key priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. UN Women’s priority areas include increasing women’s leadership and participation in political spaces, ending violence against women, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, engaging in all aspects of women peace and security processes, making gender equality central to national planning and budgeting through Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and advancing gender in intergovernmental processes.

UN Women’s work on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) or Gender Budgeting (GB) involves ensuring that national planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation processes incorporate a gender perspective. UN Women’s GRB programmes at the regional and country level have made significant contribution towards this by building political support, developing technical resources and capacities, generating good practices for improving women's access to services and increasing accountability for Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment (GEWE).  At the forefront of global, regional and local advocacy for application of GRB, UN Women has built partnerships with diverse government, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners to further efforts and demonstrate GRB’s relevance to sustainable development, aid effectiveness, public sector reform and financing for development.

UN Women’s India Country Office, based in New Delhi is implementing a project with the objective of strengthening institutional mechanisms for GRB resulting in an increase of gender perspective in budgets, improved availability of data, and tracking of progress on gender equality initiatives across ministries and select states/UTs. It will aim to create a conducive policy environment and enhance institutional capacities on gender budgeting at the national and State/UT level.  It will identify strategies and operational approaches to strengthen on-going efforts in the area of GRB. Insights generated from this project will enable key stakeholders at the national and state level to accelerate their efforts to ensure that women’s priorities are adequately reflected in national and state budgeting processes, and to make concrete changes for adequate resource allocation towards women’s priorities.

UN Women through this programme will work with national ministries including Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Ministry of Finance and line ministries to deepen anchoring of GB across union ministries and sectors. It will create and strengthen institutional mechanisms for GRB and institute methodological changes in Planning-Budgeting and Auditing (PBA) systems for enabling gender responsive actions. The project will aim to enhance capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to implement the gender responsive PBA measures, and leverage technology to advance gender budgeting including through and e-governance tool.

Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of IT Specialist. Reporting to the Team Lead- Gender Responsive Budgeting, UN Women India, the IT Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the e-governance tool on Gender Budgeting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Team Lead and GRB Expert, the IT Specialist will support in developing and strengthening the e-governance tool on gender responsive governance and budgeting.

The IT Specialist will work closely with the nodal official in MWCD, and have the following tasks:

  • Develop a plan for the e-governance tool life cycle including software methodology, definitions, user management, IT requirements, sourcing, and sustenance;
  • Design/strengthen the layout of e-governance tool on gender budgeting based on the content provided by UN Women;
  • Translate information and data received from Ministries/States on Gender Budgeting into user and web-friendly formats;
  • Translate modules and training material into user and web-friendly format;
  • Develop a dynamic dashboard for ministries and states based on data on gender budgeting indicators;
  • Develop dynamic ways of making the tool interactive and accessible to users;
  • Strengthen the design of the web tool with templates in line with industry standards appropriate for e-governance and in alignment with National E-Governance Plan of the Government of India;
  • Support piloting of the tool, UAT testing, and aggregation of dashboard;
  • Ensure compatibility of the tool with National e-government portals, popular web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Windows, Safari) and mobile platforms (Android and IOS);
  • Develop a user manual for the e-governance tool and support training of staff/system administrators at the central and state level to perform content upload and maintenance;
  • Ensure integration of tool with government platforms;
  • Ensure legal and other compliances of UN Women and Government of India, security audit and measures to safeguard information and privacy;
  • Undertake risk management and develop mitigation strategies;
  • Support team for effective roll out and implementation of the e governance tool at nation and state levels;
  • Draft and submit reports on relevant programme activities;
  • Any other task assigned in relation to the above.

Any other duties assigned by Supervisor

Key deliverables:

  • E-governance tool on GRB designed in such a way that it can be updated and adjusted for future use.
  • E-governance tool on GRB rolled out and implemented across ministries and states.
  • Ensuring the design of the materials is consistent with Government of India’s policies and UN Women’s communications Guidelines.
  • UN Women has non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.


Core Values / Guiding Principles:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Graphic designing, web designing or related fields.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in web designing, and relevant experience in using different web development technologies, tools and software.
  • Experience of working on social issues, gender concerns and experience of development projects.
  • Command over content management systems and applications like Site Core, Word Press, My SQL Database, Apache Web Server etc.
  • Knowledge of web programming languages and programs including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, Macromedia Flash, Java etc.
  • Knowledge of recent trends in graphic design, web sites, including online video publishing etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to create innovative and visually appealing design.
  • Experience of government functioning.


  • Proficiency in English; good command over Hindi in reading and writing.


Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • Applications should be submitted along with latest CV and statement of purpose/cover letter stating your interest in this role;
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria:

Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:

  • Required Qualification (5 points);
  • Minimum Experience relevant to the assignment (5 points);
  • Experience working for the Government and/or United Nations on Gender Responsive Budgeting is an advantage. (5 points).

 The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:

  • Interview (80 points)
  • Writing Samples Assessment (20 points)

Please Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work prior to engagement in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the selection process.
  • This is a full-time assignment. The consultant is expected to disclose any outside activity and shall not be permitted to take up any outside work during the course of this assignment.
  • Women web designers are encouraged to apply.


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.