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Technical Consultant - Women's Economic Empowerment –Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||02-Dec-20 (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 :||One Year (20 working days per month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (20 working days per month)|
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, 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 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.
One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).
In India, women’s participation in the economy has been dismal, with trends indicating a decline in the last decade. The female labour force participation rate in India is 23.3 for rural and urban areas. A disproportionate percentage of women workers are in the informal economy, implying contract-less labour and a lack of social benefits. For women in business, women entrepreneurs also face societal barriers in setting up businesses and issues with managing collateral for loans in a country where land titling is still governed by patriarchal notions of land ownership.
UN Women provides technical support to the Government of India in enabling gender responsive design and delivery of schemes, policies and programmes for women’s economic empowerment. In this context, the assignment entails technical assistance to the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi , on strengthening its women’s economic empowerment initiatives.
UN Women seeks the services of a Technical Consultant to support the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi in gender responsive design, execution, and monitoring of its initiatives on women’s economic empowerment (WEE).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Director DWCD, the Technical Consultant will be responsible for:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Desired 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.