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Lead Consultant to conduct a UN Women -District Level/LGAs Needs Assessment and Training for Sengerema, Kasulu, Ngorongoro in Mainland and Mkoani LGAS in Pemba - RE - ADVERTISED
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Feb-18 (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 :||18 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||18 days|
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Development and Innovation:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
Masters’/Ph.D. Degree in Development Studies or Social Sciences, gender or another relevant field. Gender or Human Rights Studies a strong advantage.
Submission of Application Procedure:
Interested National consultant need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
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.