Lead Consultant District Level/LGAs GRB Training



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Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :13-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :18days
Expected Duration of Assignment :18day

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a UN mandate, a GoT goal, and a programming principle for development assistance within the UNDAP II (2017-2020). The UN Women Tanzania Country Programme is part of the United Nations Delivering as One and included as part of the UN Development Assistance Programme, (UNDAP) II (2016-2021) Outcome area Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality “National governance is more effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive”, the UN Women Tanzania, Country Strategic Framework 2017-2021, CEDAW, SDGs and other regional commitments. As a step towards implementing partnership between LGAs on increased financing for gender equality UN Women intends to enhance the technical and operational capacities of relevant government ministries, department and agencies in Tanzania, on systematically integrating gender- relevant considerations into the diagnosis, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and performance evaluation in the selected LGAs. This is directly in line with Tanzania Five Year Development Plan II (FYDP II 2016- 2016-2021) objectives viii and xi “to emphasize the role of local actors in planning and implementation; and to assimilate global and regional solidarity agreements, specifically SDGs with the aim of mainstreaming them into the national development planning and implementation frameworks”. Gender responsive planning and budgeting is central for the achievement of SGDs goal 5” Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women”

UN women partnership with KOICA and UNESCO, aim to strengthen LGAs capacities and accountability on GEWE in Sengerema, Kasulu, Ngorongoro in Mainland and Mkoani in Pemba to develop gender responsive plans and allocating resources with a focus on water and sanitation. This intervention form part of the UN Women and UNFPA global Joint Programme on “Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education”. It is also aligned with KOICA’s Better Life for Girls’ Initiative to support better life for girls through provision of health and education.

Justification

Financing new and existing commitments on gender equality is central to implementing and achieving all the proposed sustainable development goals including all successive international and regional agreements and policies on GEWE. UN Women spearheaded Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) links gender equality commitments with planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation systems; through providing technical support and capacity development of national and sub national partners tasked with planning and budgeting (ministries of finance, planning, line ministries &LGAs), including national women’s machineries, as well as civil society and parliamentarians’ role to ensure adequate funding and actions in favor of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Financing water and sanitation infrastructure for schools provides and enabling environment for educational attainment of adolescent girls and young women and unlock the persistent political, social and economic inequalities; enable them to achieve their full potential; enjoy their right to education and achieve gender equality and empowerment of women.

LGAs have key responsibilities in preparing and developing of short, medium and long term LGAs development plans, and programming those plans for the government and following up and monitoring projects. The approach to build transformed governance structures and mechanisms that are more responsive to empowering the adolescent girls and young women require to conduct a GRB needs assessment to identify the existing situation in those districts and identify remedies to strengthen capacity, coordination and cooperation to facilitate formulation of gender-responsive policies, legislations and budgets that would enable developing girls and young women friendly education environment.

In this context, UN Women seeks the services of a qualified, experienced gender expert /consultant to undertake a GRB capacity needs assessment in Sengerema, Kasulu, Ngorongoro in Mainland and Mkoani LGAs in Pemba. The GRB needs assessment will involve a mission to the four districts, desk review and selected individual and focus group interviews.


Duties and Responsibilities

Development Objective

The development objective underlying the GRB Needs Assessment is to examine the concept of GRB, case studies/good practices and its applicability at - LGAs planning processes drawing on mechanisms and tools existing at the national levels

Immediate Objectives

  • To Review literature on Gender Responsive Budgeting with specific reference to Tanzania including initiatives at the national, sectors and LGAs levels (opportunities, challenges and good practices),  
  • To examine the key provisions of the national Policy, Legislation and Public Finance Management systems; their implementation at the LGAs and the extent to which these legislations address the key concerns on equity and gender responsiveness.
  • To review how gender responsive budgeting can be main streamed into the LGAs budget and planning process with specific attention to Water and Sanitation services
  • To assess GRB capacity and institutional mechanisms and tools of LGAs in the selected districts namely Sengerema, Kasulu, Ngorongoro in Mainland and Mkoani in Pemba
  • To develop a report in English and recommendations from the GRB needs assessment.
  • To provide training on GRB capacity development of policy makers and planners in Sengerema, Kasulu, Ngorongoro in Mainland and Mkoani in Pemba and identify priority interventions on Water and Sanitation services

Methodology and Technical Approach

A team with strong knowledge of GRB and local planning and budgeting processes will undertake both the capacity needs assessment and the GRB training

The Lead consultant will, in close consultation with the associate consultant, develop and apply appropriate techniques and methodologies for each of the above tasks, and this will be validated by UN Women at the level of submitting a brief inception report and workplan. Further consultation will also be held with relevant government agencies as prescribed in the scope of the assignment.

The consultants will travel to the four districts, undertake document review (of national, sector and LGAs planning and budgeting framework  in line with GRB and financing for GEWE agenda as per national, regional and global commitment on GEWE including AU 2063, CEDAW, SDGs)conduct selected individual and focus group interviews as would be recommended by UN Women; and conduct the GRB training.The consultant wills work closely with the UN Women Senior Advisor Policy and Strategic Planning, and will report directly to UN Women Tanzania senior management. 

Lead consultant:

The lead consultant will be a senior gender specialist and will have an overall responsibility to the GRB needs assessment and the training, to produce reports, and to liaise with UN Women. He/she will also have the overall responsibility of executing the consultancy as per the immediate objectives and activities above including producing reports against these specific objectives. The lead consultant must demonstrate previous work experience and strong knowledge of GRB and local planning and budgeting processes

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lead Consultant will deliver on the following

  • Design, develop methodology /plan and undertake a GRB Needs Assessment (including to establishing baselines) in four selected districts in terms of capacity development, coordination mechanisms, review of planning tools and processes.
  • Undertake a literature review of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Tanzania including initiatives at the national and LGAs levels with specific focus on water sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in schools (opportunities, challenges and good practices)
  • Conduct field visit in the four LGAs and conduct participatory reviews and consultations with key actors.
  • Develop a draft needs assessment report that should include recommendations on policy, legislative, institutional mechanisms, tools and capacity for a gender responsive budgeting and equitable developmental processes in LGAs
  • Present a draft report in English for validation at the GRB capacity development training to be held in January, 2018
  • Design and develop GRB training programme and modules based on GRB needs assessment and draft GRB Manual. The training modules should be focused on the following areas: Gender analysis and mainstreaming, gender responsive planning and monitoring of water sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in the four districts
  • Deliver the GRB Capacity development training to 30 participants from the four LGAs
  • Develop a follow up action plan for monitoring and training report with documented experience and lessons learnt from participants on Gender Responsive Budgeting in LGAS
  • Present draft GRB capacity assessment and training report for review and feedback from UN Women
  • Finalize the reports on GRB needs assessment; the capacity development training and action plans for the four districts based on feedback from UN Women

Key Deliverables

  • Inception report on the understanding of the assignment and delivery   methodology / approach and workplan to UN Women and incorporate UN Women feedback into the Inception Report prior to Needs Assessment
  • A Draft GRB Capacity Assessment report in English presented for validation at the GRB Capacity Development
  • GRB Training programme, modules and reference materials (with a focus on water sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in schools)
  • Final GRB capacity assessment; training reports and action plans for the four districts incorporating UN Women feedback in both soft and hard copies
  • Submission of a final report incorporating UN Women’s feedback along with copies of all finalized training materials in English and Kiswahili. The report and training materials will be provided in both soft copy and one hard copy.


Competencies

Core Values/ Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

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

Professionalism:

  • 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.

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.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior 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:

  • In-depth knowledge of training and facilitation of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Knowledge of the MDAs and LGAs programming and experience with applying participatory learning techniques and approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear reports and guidance with in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations in English in the relevant field;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters’/Ph.D. Degree in Development Studies or Social Sciences, gender or another relevant field. Gender or Human Rights Studies a strong advantage.

Experience:

  • A minimum of ten years experience of technical expertise in gender mainstreaming with specific focus on gender responsive budgeting (GRB);
  • Experience in project/programme development/planning, monitoring and reporting is essential;
  • Substantive knowledge of local government processes in relation to development planning cycle (MTEF) and its alignment with sector, line Ministries and LGAs;
  • In-depth knowledge of capacity needs assessment, training and facilitation of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills using learner centered learning techniques;
  • Excellent understanding of a rights based approach to planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring at LGAs;
  • Familiarity with UN Women and its mandate and strategic priorities is a strong advantage.

Language:

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Application procedure:

  • CV or P11 (the form that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/);
  • A letter of interest (in English) indicating availability for the assignment. The consultancy is available for national consultants only.

Financial proposal Indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per the deliverables expected to meet the objectives of the assignment


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