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International Expert on Gender Responsive Budgeting
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based with travel to Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||16-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days (during mid-August - mid -November)|
UN Women (UNW) 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 center of all of its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations systems efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Over the past years, and in response to the need for increased accountability for implementation of gender equality commitments policies and financing decisions related to aid and domestic resources, UN Women played an active role with all its partners, to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed in strategies, programmes and action plans. Moreover, UN Women is leading the global efforts related to women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.
One of the key areas of work for UN Women country office for Jordan is supporting Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and other government stakeholders in the security sector in the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP), which was endorsed by the prime minister and the cabinet in December 2017. The JONAP is based around four strategic goals, aiming to increase; (1) gender responsiveness and meaningful participation and leadership of women in the security sector and in peace operations, (2) participation of women in Prevention of Violent Extremism and in peacemaking, (3) gender sensitive services to refugee and Jordanian women, and (4) recognition of the benefits of gender equality and the role of women in Peace and Security.
Objective of this Assignment
The main objective of this assignment is to support government partners identified as responsible parties in the JONAP to strengthen their knowledge of gender responsive budgeting tools and their capacity to apply these tools to sector budgeting and to support national financing of the JONAP. The goal of this technical support is to strengthen institutional capacity of JONAP’s key implementing partners (including ministries and local government bodies, CSOs and Security Sector representatives) in gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and gender analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of UN Women’s Country Representative, and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the GRB Consultant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
Required Skills and Experience
A master’s degree in economics, public finance, public policy, administration, development studies, or relevant fields, combined with at least 5 years of professional experience.
Or, a bachelor’s degree in any same field combined with at least 7 years of professional experience.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of aid effectiveness, macro-economics, public finance or related fields.
- Proven experience on gender equality, gender responsive budgeting and strategic plan-ning and budgeting systems.
- Proven experience on costing gender equality priorities, including Gender Responsive Budgeting.
- Proven experience in developing training material and delivering training courses on gender equality, gender responsive budgeting and programming.
- Experience with UN agencies and other international organizations, as well as with government agencies for promoting result -oriented budget, gender sensitive planning and budgeting and gender equality, is an asset.
- Fluent spoken and written English (Arabic is an asset).
The duration of this assignment is estimated to be 40 working days within a period of 3 months between August – November 2018. The contract will be managed in accordance to the UN Women applicable human resource procedures and general terms and conditions.
Fees and Schedule of Payments:
The successful candidate will receive his/her payment, approved by the UNWOMEN Country Representative, based on satisfactory services and deliverables in accordance with the ToR.
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.