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Programme Specialist – Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning (Turkish Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||21-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility of renewal|
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.
UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of 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 as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
In Turkey, in line with the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and with the UN Women Country Strategic Note (2019-2022), UN Women works towards three overarching goals: 1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems; 2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; 3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action. In line with the first goal of the Country Strategic Note, UN Women supports the application of gender responsive budgeting at the central and local level.
Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is a well-recognized strategy and powerful tool to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. It enables governments to effectively reduce gender inequalities through policies, plans and budgets that address equally the specific needs and priorities of women and men, including the most excluded. It improves the effectiveness of public spending and strengthens accountability by urging for the creation of transparent budgets. UN Women has spearheaded and supported GRB interventions in more than 75 countries and has recognized global, regional and country-level technical expertise in this area.
In Turkey, in the past years, UN Women has partnered with the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on GRB to integrate gender equality into the strategic plan, budget processes and ultimately to the budget of the TGNA. In addition, UN Women has supported the development of a pool of trainers on gender equality to increase the institutional capacity of the TGNA on gender equality as well as to increase the sustainability of the efforts on gender equality and GRB. At the local level, jointly with UNDP, it has supported the integration of gender perspective into strategic plans and budgets in selected municipalities and the establishment of specific units dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights.
Building on these initiatives, UN Women will embark on a new three-year project “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” as of December 2020, funded by the European Union and the main beneficiary of which is the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS) - General Directorate on the Status of Women (GDSW) whereas the co-beneficiary is Presidency of Turkey - Presidency of Strategy and Budget (PSB). The project aims to increase financing for GEWE through strategic partnerships, providing tailored technical assistance and guidance, and building institutional capacity and knowledge. It is designed to support selected line Ministries as well as four selected pilot municipalities (Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Edirne Municipality). The project will benefit from international expertise and close linkages with UN Women’s Regional Programme “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality in the Western Balkans” as well as other relevant initiatives.
In this regard, UN Women is looking for a Programme Specialist who will take responsibility for overall planning, implementing, and managing of the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project.
Under the overall leadership of the Country Director, and under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme/Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Specialist is responsible for programme management, technical oversight, implementation, monitoring and reporting, financial, and human resources management under the project. The Programme Specialist will provide technical expertise to the project’s partners in order to ensure successful realization of the project’s objectives and will be responsible for partnership development and knowledge management in the programmatic area. She/he will provide regular analysis of relevant practices and opportunities to senior management and compiles lessons learned for formulation of strategic interventions, including support on resource mobilization. The Programme Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Office’s programme and operations team, UN Women policy advisors at regional office and at headquarters, ensuring successful programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the implementation and management of the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project
2. Manage the monitoring and reporting for the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project
3. Oversee and guide people and budget management for the project team
4. Manage the people and financial resources of the “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project
5. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners in the field of gender responsive budgeting
6. Build partnerships and provide support in developing resource mobilization strategies
7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination on “Implementing Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting in Turkey” project to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
8. Manage knowledge building efforts and communication efforts
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further 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.