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Consultant - Training Expert on Gender Responsive Budgeting (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based (with travel assignments), INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-19 (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 :||1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 (30 days spread over 3 months)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019 (30 days spread over 3 months)|
UN Women’s programme on Second Chance Education (SCE) and Vocational Training aims to reach out to and enable 40,000 underprivileged young women and women in India through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship skills. The programme is trying to address the structural barriers young women and women face in realizing their full economic potential by trying out innovative pilots in all these verticals across project states viz Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. To support young women and women in getting skilled and gainfully employed, the project adopts an empowerment approach to livelihoods as against the instrumental approach where the focus is merely on skills/income generation. The activities to strengthen women’s learning and earning pathways, therefore, will be coupled by the capacity building initiatives on making women aware about their rights and entitlements, raise voice against violations and demand accountability from duty bearers. The Programme will adopt evidence-based policy advocacy, leveraging UN Women’s and implementing partners’ institutional relationships with key relevant Ministries such as Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Rural Development/National Rural Livelihoods Mission and Ministry of Human Resource Development. The programme intends to create a supportive ecosystem to enhance; women’s participation in the workforce and opportunities of self-employment, at the state as well as national level.
UN Women has historically used Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as a tool to create accountability in the government and non-government machinery ensuring that national planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation processes incorporate a gender perspective. Evidence suggests that adopting GRB as a tool has significantly contributed towards 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).
Under the SCE programme GRB has been adopted as a tool to promote accountability and monitoring of the resources invested in women and young women particularly in the skilling, employment and entrepreneurship sector. The SCE programme will be implemented in 4 states - Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, in these states the programme will conduct trainings to build capacity on GRB especially focussing on the Skill, Employment and Entreprenuership. These trainings will also be streamlined with the ongoing interventions of the programme.
Insights generated from these trainings will enable key stakeholders at the state level to accelerate their efforts to ensure that women’s economic empowerment is a priority and is adequately reflected in the budgeting processes at the state level and within the line department and state missions, and to make concrete changes for adequate resource allocation towards women’s skilling, employment and entrepreneurial needs. The focus areas of trainings will be as follows:
Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of a Gender Budgeting Training Expert to undertake GRB training from the perspective of women’s skilling, employment and entrepreneurship. The trainings will aim to strengthen existing capacities of both government and non-government partners on policy/programme design, budgeting, implementation and evaluation from a gender perspective to engender institutional planning and budgetary processes.
A total of 4 trainings of 2 days duration each, will be organised across the 4 programme states - Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Bihar. The trainings will be attended by 20 – 25 participants from state departments/missions, district administrations and CSO partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Country Programme Manager, Second Chance Education, the Training Expert will review the existing training modules and modify/develop new content from the perspective of women’s skilling, employment and entrepreneurship. The Training Expert will also conduct trainings with support from UN Women staff/consultants/partners to enhance capacities of relevant stakeholders using the existing/new content. The Training Expert will also share the report of each training with a pre and post assessment of the participants.
The Technical Expert will work with the teams of UN Women in India and CSO partners at the state and district level to ensure that the training includes diverse perspectives and meets the requirement of the SCE programme.
Therefore, the Training Expert will have the following tasks:
Deliverables & Payment Schedule:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
Proficiency in English; good command over Hindi in reading and writing.
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.