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International Consultant – Gender Responsive Budgeting
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based with travel to Sri Lanka, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 working days spread over 8 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 working days spread over 8 months|
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 and the third gender 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. The six 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 intergovernmental processes.
UN Women’s work on GRB involves ensuring that the 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 Multi Country Office (MCO), based in New Delhi, India, covers four countries of the region i.e., India, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to engage in GRB globally. Recognising the need to develop specific methodologies and analytical tools to integrate gender into the national budget, pilot studies were initiated by the Commonwealth Secretariat in five countries. The study brought to fore critical insights on the incidence of public expenditure on women compared to men across the selected sectors. Most recently, recognising the urgent need for accelerating investments for rural women, on the initiative and push by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MWCA) a Cabinet Memorandum was issued on the 9 March 2016 mandating allocation of at least 25 percent of all investments on rural economic development for women. UN Women is working closely with MWCA to ensure that the Cabinet Memorandum is actualised.
Within this context, UN Women Sri Lanka is currently implementing a two-year project with the support from the Republic of Korea with the objective of supporting the Sri Lankan Government’s ongoing efforts in addressing the specific issues confronted by women with disabilities in their economic life. Phase 1, a research study to examine the gender responsiveness of employment sector policies and programmes with a focus on women with disabilities has been completed. Phase 2 is currently being designed, based on the recommendations from the study.
Project Outcome: Gender responsive policies and programmes adopted by National and selected Provincial Council governments to ensure economic participation of women with disabilities.
Specific outputs include the following:
Simultaneously, UN Women’s component under the joint UN project on “Promoting the Participation of Women and Youth in the Peacebuilding Process” in Sri Lanka includes a focus on strengthening the capacities of national and sub-national officials on GRB.
UN Women is seeking the services of a Consultant to undertake the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria:
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
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.
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.