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International Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based with travel to Amman, Jordan (minimum six trips), JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||13 months|
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 and formally launched it in a ceremony in March 2018. Since that time JNCW, with the technical support of UN Women, has been working with key stakeholders to establish the JONAP governance and coordination mechanism, finalize the monitoring and evaluation framework, develop the Communication and Advocacy Strategy and support the implementation together with the key line Ministries and national stakeholders. There were also extensive discussions during 2018 between UN Women, government and international partners on additional funding required for JONAP full implementation. As a result, a pooled fund mechanism was established in partnership between UN Women and the Government with support of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom
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.
As part of supporting JONAP’s implementation and establishing the accountability mechanism UN Women has been working with JNCW and General Budgeting Department (GBD) of the Ministry of Finance towards advancing the Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) approach for JONAP implementation, but also broader on national level in Jordan. This is a significant step to ensure sustainable financing of the JONAP in future national budgets. UN Women plans to provide further support to strengthen policy work and capacity building of the national partners to institutionalize a GRB approach into the national budget process, including for the implementation of JONAP. UN Women continues work with JNCW towards implementation of the GRB through JONAP and broadly on a national level and is recruiting a GRB international consultant to provide further technical support and capacity building of JONAP partners and for the analytical team of GBD at the Ministry of Finance.
Objective of this Assignment
The main objectives of this assignment are to support government partners identified as responsible parties in the JONAP to strengthen their skills and knowledge on applying the gender responsive budgeting methodology to sector budgeting and to strengthen government’s capacity for GRB implementation broadly on a national level. The goal of this technical support is to strengthen institutional capacity of JONAP’s key implementing partners and Ministry of Finance to implement the gender responsive budgeting and gender analysis into the programme budget planning and implementation processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of UN Women’s Country Representative, and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the GRB International Consultant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
All monthly reports and final report should be submitted in English language.
The Consultant is expected to work from home and conduct at least 6 visits to Jordan as will be defined and approved in the work plan. He/she may access the UN Women office in Amman for printing of relevant documents.
The Consultant will be provided with UN Women’s programme related necessary materials and strategic guidance by UN Women during the implementation of the assignment.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Fees and Schedule of Payments
The position will be remunerated based on a daily rate.The successful candidate will receive his/her payment based on satisfactory services and deliverable in accordance with the ToR and a time sheet duly approved by the supervisor.
The candidate’s application must include:
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.