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National Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv and home-based, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||230 working days within the period from 9 March 2021 till 28 February 2022|
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.
In April 2018, UN Women CO in Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (hereinafter, the MCTD) has started the implementation of project “Advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through decentralization reform of Ukraine”, generously funded by the Government of Canada. The main goal of the project is to support the Government of Ukraine in achieving transformative results for gender equality and women’s empowerment through the decentralization reform. The project contributes towards the implementation of the country’s commitments on gender equality and creates an enabling institutional environment for improving regional and local governance through the application of a human rights-based approach and gender mainstreaming.
The Government of Ukraine proclaimed decentralization as one of the flagship reforms. Following the adoption of the State Strategy of Regional Development in 2014, the Concept of Reforming Local Self-Government and Territorial Structure of Power and the Action Plan, the reform was launched. The major package of legislation that was adopted has provided the legislative framework of the reform. The process of decentralization entails also fiscal decentralization and enables local communities to collect local revenues and make own decisions on distributing the local budget, which creates opportunities for good governance and gender responsiveness in the planning of the local budgets and expenditures.
While gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives are being supported by the Ministry of Finance and pilot municipalities, regional and local budgeting processes do not instructionally and operationally apply GRB framework. This leads to gender and human-rights-blind social and economic development planning which does not fully consider the potential of women and men living in communities, address needs of vulnerable groups and engage them into the process of sustainable regional development.
Despite the noticeable achievements and a priority of gender and human rights mainstreaming in strategic and budget processes, today there is a lack of effective and integrated national system of M&E at the national, regional and local policy development framework. Result frameworks and indicators of the SSRD, regional strategies and local socio-economic plans are not matching. The SDGs nationalization/localization principles and tools are not being fully applied in monitoring of sustainable regional and local development and decentralization reform. The lack of available cross-disaggregated data creates barriers to operationalization of evidence and results-based management, gender-responsive budgeting and ensuring effective national system of M&E of regional and local development based on the SDGs nationalization/localization principles and tools.
In 2020, UN Women supported the MCTD in the gender mainstreaming of the State Strategy of Regional Development 2021-2027 (SSRD), which resulted in the formulation of Operational Goal #5 on ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and men, preventing and combating domestic violence and discrimination. Operational Goal #5 among other includes the following GRD-focused tasks:
Reflective of the above, UN Women project “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through Decentralization Reform of Ukraine”, is seeking to recruit a National Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting to provide expert support to the MCTD and other national partners in addressing the gap in the implementation of gender-responsive budgeting commitments at the national, regional and local levels and to strengthening the capacity of the project beneficiary, recipients and partners in this field.
 Laws on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men (2005), the Principles of Prevention and Combating Discrimination in Ukraine (2012), the State Programme on Equal Rights and Opportunities of Women and Men, the NAP on implementation of CEDAW Committee Concluding Observations to the Eighth Periodic Report and the NAP on implementation of UN Security Council Resolution on WPS 1325;
 Ukraine, Ukraine State Strategy of Regional Development for the period until 2020 approved by Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine # 385 of 6 August 2014. Available at http://surdp.eu/uploads/files/SSRD_2020_approved_final_EN.pdf
 Ukraine, Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers # 688-p of 22 September 2016. Available at http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/688-2016-%D1%80/paran82#n82
 Ukraine, Law of Ukraine # 2621-VIII of 22 November 2018 “On Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine”. Available at https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2621-19 ; Ukraine, Law of Ukraine # 157-VIII of 01 January 2019 “On Voluntary Amalgamation of Territorial Communities”. Available at https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/157-19 ; Ukraine, Law of Ukraine # 1508-VII of 17 June 2014 “On Cooperation of Territorial Communities”. Available at https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1508-18 ; Ukraine, Law of Ukraine # 156-VIII of 05 February 2015 “On Fundamental Principles of the State Regional Policy”. Available at https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/156-19 ; Ukraine, Law of Ukraine # 320-VIII, 09 April 2015 “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the Decentralization of Powers in the Area of Architectural and Construction Supervision and Improvement of Town-Planning Legislation”.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative in Ukraine and a direct day-to-day supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist the National Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting will implement a set of tasks, including, but not limited to:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria - 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
Application and submission package:
All applications must include as one attachment:
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 23:55 01 March 2021 by submitting applications to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject “National Consultant on Gender Responsive Budgeting”.
Applications without P11 and financial proposal may be treated as incomplete and may not be considered for further assessment.
Sample of Financial Proposal
The format shown on the following tables is suggested for use as a guide in preparing the Financial Proposal
*Basis for payment tranches
UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.