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National Consultant - Gender Budget and Governance Specialist (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based (With Travel Assignments), INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 11h 18m|
|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 :||100 days spread over 8 months (March2021 -October 2021)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 days spread over 8 months (March2021 -October 2021)|
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 and the other gender identities as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
All human development and human rights issues involve gender dimensions. UN Women globally focuses on key priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. UN Women’s priority areas include increasing women’s leadership and participation in political spaces, ending violence against women, enhancing women’s economic empowerment, engaging in all aspects of women peace and security processes, making gender equality central to national planning and budgeting through Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and advancing gender in intergovernmental processes.
UN Women’s work on GRB involves ensuring that national planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation processes incorporate a gender perspective. UN Women’s GRB programs at the regional and country level have made significant contribution towards this by 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). At the forefront of global, regional, and local advocacy for application of GRB, UN Women has built partnerships with diverse government, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners to further efforts and demonstrate GRB’s relevance to sustainable development, aid effectiveness, public sector reform and financing for development.
In 2004-05, the report of the expert group of classification of government expenditure became instrumental in laying out the road map for GRB in India. This was followed by the adoption of “Budgeting for Gender Equity” as mission statement by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India (GoI). In 2005-06, the Ministry of Finance, GoI introduced Gender Budget Statement (GBS) which aimed to reflect the quantum of budgetary allocations for programs/schemes that substantially benefit women. Another important mechanism institutionalized by the Ministry of Finance was setting up of Gender Budget Cells (GBCs) which serve as focal points for mainstreaming gender through GRB. The rigor has been replicated in at least 23 states, some of which have produced GBS and set up GBCs.
UN Women India Country Office is implementing a Technical Assistance (TA) supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction on ‘Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States in India - Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming Strategies within Government Stakeholders’. Insights generated from this TA will enable key stakeholders at the national and sub-national level (with a focus on Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Manipur) to accelerate their efforts to ensure that women’s priorities are adequately reflected in national budgeting processes, and to make concrete changes for adequate resource allocation towards women’s priorities.
The TA outcome and four outputs are as follows.
Outcome: Institutional capacities in gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming of state departments and executing/implementing agencies of ADB-assisted projects enhanced.
Output 1: Gender budgeting mechanisms are refined and strengthened.
Output 2: Knowledge products including customized training modules developed.
Output 3: Gender budgeting capacities of government stakeholders strengthened.
Output 4: E-governance tool developed.
Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of a Gender Budget and Governance Specialist in the TA States.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of Project Coordinator and Team Leader, the Gender Budget and Governance Specialist will:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Required 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.