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National GRB Consultant – to provide technical advice to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the implementation of gender equality principles in the public finance management system (1 consultant in Sarajevo,1 consultant in Banja Luka)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||02 September 2019 - 31 May 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 working days per consultant|
BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION
The UN Women Country Office in BiH has launched in May 2019 a country-wide intervention on Gender Responsive Governance – Gender Responsive Budgeting (2019-2020). The intervention is financially supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in BiH. The overall goal of the intervention is to improve the lives of women and men, as well as to support the inclusion of the most vulnerable through effective, systematic and sustainable integration of gender equality at all stages of national and local policy-making and budgeting processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The intervention will respond to the immediate priorities of central and local governments towards fulfilling their national and international gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments and increase government capacities to be able to create coherence between fiscal policies and gender equality commitments.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) has been identified as an important tool for advancing gender equality in key national documents, in accordance with the existing BiH national policy documents on social inclusion and gender equality. In accordance with government priorities stated in the national and local plans and strategies, UN Women has been supporting government efforts in using GRB as a tool to advance gender equality and ensure that women’s needs are incorporated in policies and related budgets. The expected long-term result of these initiatives is the incorporation of gender equality principles, perspectives and priorities not only in policy making, but also in budgeting at the national and local levels, leading to greater accountability and transparency of public finances.
One of the goals of UN Women BiH Strategic Note (2015-2020) is supporting technical capacity in national planning and budgeting, as well as advocating for the implementation of gender equality commitments through increased financing for gender equality.
UN Women's work on SIDA SN Support – Gender Responsive Governance - GRB is mainly consisting in assisting the various levels of government in BiH in setting up good governance frameworks that enable implementation of gender equality goals. The Governance pillar focuses on supporting participatory and adequate financing for gender equality, which involves enhancing the leadership of public finance and influence of gender equality advocates in policy, planning and budgeting processes.
Over the past years, UN Women has provided support to national and local stakeholders in strengthening democratic governance and advancing women’s rights through initiatives aimed at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting.
Integration of GRB in policies and legislation in BiH will contribute to the implementation of measures and priorities set out in the BiH Reform Agenda. Specifically, it means more socially responsive policies in the areas of public administration reform, public finance management reform and improvement of business climate.
The overall objective of this consultancy is to provide direct technical assistance through mentoring and advise to BiH Ministry of Finance and Treasury, FBiH Ministry of Finance and RS Ministry of Finance, as well as selected cantonal ministries of finance, specifically the Budget Planning and Execution Departments, in adopting principles of gender equality in the public finance management system, through a direct support to the Line Ministries, aiming at improving gender equality of public revenues and expenditures through mainstreaming gender in public policies and budgetary processes.
Working under the supervision of the Programme Specialist and GRB Coordinator at UN Women CO BiH, and in close collaboration with ministries of finance, the National Consultants are expected to conduct the following:
The implementation of the above-mentioned duties will expect also occasional travel within the country. The beneficiaries are ministries in FBiH, BiH and RS level of governance. FBiH and BiH institutions are located in Sarajevo, RS institutions are located in Banja Luka. If Consultant(s) reside outside of duty station, please include the travel costs in the offer.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National consultants shall be responsible for the following deliverables:
ACTIVITIES AND TIMEFRAME
The Consultant will be expected to complete the tasks within the indicative timeframe:
All deliverables, after being reviews and approved by the recipient organization, should be submitted to the UN Women BiH GRB Coordinator. The deliverables shall be delivered in English and/or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages.
The candidate should demonstrate good oral/written communication skills in both local language and English.
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS:
Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(Please note: All documents have to be uploaded in 1 single file).
EVALUATION OF OFFERS
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of applicant experience, qualifications and a financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
having received the highest score out of technical and financial criteria defined below.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for an interview. Top 3 candidates (with highest number of points in the technical evaluation) will be interviewed. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest price proposal among those candidates who have reached at least 5 points in the interview. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion.
Technical Evaluation – documents based (70%)
Out of which:
Financial Evaluation (30%)
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
Please note that travel costs should be covered by the consultant.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.