International Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home – Based and travel as and when required to Myanmar (Naypyidaw and states/regions), MYANMAR
Application Deadline :01-Dec-20 (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)
07-Dec-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days within one year

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.


Background

I. Background

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.

The UN Women Myanmar Country Office is based in Yangon, with offices in the capital Naypyitaw as well as in Mon, Kachin and Rakhine States. Under its Strategic Note 2019-2021, UN Women Myanmar focuses on delivering on the following interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:

• Women’s Leadership and Gender Responsive Governance;

• Women’s Economic Empowerment;

• Women, Peace and Security and Gender in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Under Gender Responsive Governance, UN Women focuses on strengthening the capacity of the Myanmar national gender machinery at Union and State/Region levels to coordinate and mainstream the implementation of the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women and on linking women’s civil society organizations with the gender machinery and national and local governance processes. The programme area is mostly implemented through the Gender Responsive Governance programme which is funded by the government of Finland.

UN Women works in partnership with MOSWRR and MoPFI to support the government of Myanmar to advance Gender Responsive Budgeting which is one of the outputs of the programme. This involves technical support and capacity building on GRB, development of a roadmap to introduce GRB in Myanmar piloting of  GRB in partnership with MoPFI. UN Women is also responsible together with MoSWRR for GRB initiation and reporting to MSDP indicator 2.4.7.

Recently a Task Force for GRB has been formed at the union level with representation from MOPFI, MoSWRR, MoE, World Bank, UN Women, EU. This committee will take lead and coordinate the GRB initiation and work in Myanmar.

In this context, UN Women is hiring a GRB specialist to work with and report to Gender and Governance advisor. This consultant will provide technical support to take forward GRB work with introduction of proper GRB tools, capacity building packages, learning and exchange events. The international consultant works in close collaboration with the Gender and Governance programme team, UN Women RO staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.    


Duties and Responsibilities

II. Scope of work and specific tasks

  • Support to build two-year capacity building plan for government staff and stakeholders on GRB
  • Provides substantive technical support to the implementation of GRB at union and state level (Kachin and Mon States);  
  • Support in developing gender analysis tools and checklists for GRB to be used to analyze different pilot sectors
  • Support developing workplan of Gender Task Force /GRB committee formed at the union level
  • Conduct trainings to government staff as and when required and design sessions, curriculum and training materials
  • Support in organizing learning and sharing events with different countries, session designs, expert identification, examples and case studies collection etc.
  • Support MoSWRR and UN Women in designing survey to collected MSDP 2.4.7 indicator from all the departments as per the requirement of MSDP, Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan.
  • Provides technical support to the inter-agency working group on GRB to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programme with other partners in the country

III. Duration of Assignment and Duty Station

From 7th of December 2020 to 6th of December 2021. The GRB expert will be engaged under a retainer contract which facilitates engagement of the expert depending upon the need and availability within the contract period. This is home-based work and travel as and when required to Myanmar. Travel cost will be paid by UN Women if required.

The time required for the consultancy is estimated at 30 working days within the period indicated.  The consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee.

IV. Deliverables

5 Days will be contracted as below schedule. Remaining 25 days will be utilized on need basis as per scope of work.

The deliverable till 6th December 2021 will be as follows:

Deliverables

No of Days required

1. Prepare power point presentation in the given topic

a. GRB experiences from the region and learning

b. Entry points to initiate GRB in Myanmar and opportunities and challenges in the present budget policy and processes

c. Gender Budget Statement (ways to analyze budget, its advantages and disadvantages and example from other countries) and share with the GRB committee week before the training

2. Deliver training session allocated to UN Women (Online trainings)

3. Submit a training report

5 Days (To be completed before 31st December 2020)

Based on Scope of work and depending upon the need and availability within the contract period. The specific deliverables will be detailed out each time technical support is needed from the GRB expert within the period.

25 Days (Retainer on need basis)

V. Key performance indicators

  • Timely and quality delivery of technical inputs in line agreed activities
  • Quality delivery of GRB tainings and training materials and positive training appraisals
  • Regular communication and coordination with UN Women team as needed

VI. Schedule of Payments

Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory outputs in accordance with specified requirements. 


Competencies

VII. Competencies

Core Values:

• Respect for Diversity • Integrity • Professionalism

 

Core Competencies:

• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

• Accountability

• Creative Problem Solving

• Effective Communication

• Inclusive Collaboration

• Stakeholder Engagement

• Leading by Example

 


Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Master Degree or other advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines : Social Science, Gender, Economics, Public Administration, Development studies or alike
  • Demonstrated ability and track record in working with Governments and development partners for Gender Responsive Governance initiation, analysis, roadmaps or studies
  • Demonstrated ability and record of GRB trainings and facilitation
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing policy level support to governments and development agencies to initiate, implement, monitor and evaluate GRB programmes of the country
  • Familiar with Myanmar context in terms of GRB implementation environment is of added value
  • Understanding and Experience of working with UN Agencies preferred

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English required, in Myanmar desired

 

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (i) Required Skills, relevant experience  and Qualifications as mentioned above  and (ii) financial proposal, which includes daily consultancy rate. The evaluation will be based on the combination of the technical skills and financial scores (70 per cent technical and 30 per cent financial). The evaluation methods include desk review and/or interview

 

Please visit the link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

VIII.  The Application Process

Application should include

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to via the UNDP online recruitment system and cc  hr.myanmar@unwomen.org with a subject line as “International Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting”  not later than 1st December 2020 . The submission package includes:



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