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National Consultant-for Programme Final Evaluation on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ethiopia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-21 (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 :||30 days within the period of four months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 days within the period of four months|
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.
Countries identify and articulate development priorities through national development plans and strategies. Often, gender equality commitments are not sufficiently considered or included during the design and financing stages of planning, which exacerbates gender inequality in many countries.Adequate financing of national development plans and strategies is a condition for the achievement of national development priorities. The implementation of gender equality commitments at country level requires governments to formulate policies and strategies that actively promote gender equality and guarantee women’s rights, while allocating sufficient financial resources for this purpose. Therefore, a gender equality perspective needs to be properly considered during the design and budgeting stages of the planning process in order to ensure that resources and interventions equally benefit women and men.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) aims at mainstreaming gender into public budgets, looking into how financial resources are collected and allocated with respect to women and men. GRB is used to shape policies, set priorities and provide the means to meet the social and economic needs of all citizens. It helps governments understand potential adjustments in resources needed to achieve their priorities and commitments to achieve gender equality and advance women’s rights as stipulated in international conventions, commitments and goals, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing platform for action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Beyond ensuring accountability to women’s rights, GRB is also a step towards improved public transparency and economic efficiency.
Increasing financing for gender equality recognizes that planning, resource allocation and prioritization of development initiatives have to be disaggregated, by sex, among other parameters, to understand where the greatest needs are, to direct resources to those areas, and to monitor how resources and planning bridge gender gaps and contribute to the empowerment of women.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) leads nationally in promoting Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and has mandated its Gender Directorate to engage relevant directorates within the Ministry, demonstrating political will and direction. While progress has been made in integrating gender in the revised financial administration proclamation and budget call, and building the capacity of experts and officials using the GRB guidelines, an accountability mechanism to ensure that gender is integrated in sectoral planning and budgeting processes is not yet in place. This limits the government’s ability to realize its commitment to uphold the rights of Ethiopian women, including through the financing of national programmes.
The programme Transformative Financing for Gender Equality was initiated with the aim of contributing to the overall goal of adequate and effective financing of new and existing national and international commitments on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.
The programme document has been implemented since July 2017 at the federal level and in regional states including Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray in partnership with Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Women Children and Youth (MoWCY), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Federal Job creation and Food Security Agency (FJCFSA) and their regional counterparts including CSO. The focus is on enhancing the capacity of experts on Gender Responsive Budgeting to enable them to consider gender during planning and budgeting through training and South-South experience sharing. The program also generated a pool of knowledge products and data as one of the strategies to create discussion and influence intervention and also as sustainable mechanism for institutions to consider gender responsive budgeting when implementing their programs. In addition, in collaboration with international organizations such as International Monitory Fund (IMF) high level dialogue was organized on key findings of the gender inequality impacts to Ethiopia’s economic growth.
The programme is in line with UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021 particularly outcome 2: women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems which contributes to SDGs Goal no, 1,2,3,5,10,16 and 17. At national level, it was designed in alignment with UNDAF 2016-2020 i.e. pillar 4 good governance, participation and capacity development and pillar 5 equality and empowerment, Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II (2016-2020) i.e. strategic pillar 7 on promotion of gender and youth empowerment and equity; and the country strategy of UN Women Ethiopia.
The final evaluation is expected to assess the performance of the programme based on the Theory of Change and Results Framework of the programme, in particular output and outcome indicators.
The findings of the evaluation will also be used to prepare future programme document based on identified key lessons and challenges in the implementation of the programme. This programme final evaluation is strategic in terms of realizing the main goal of the project which is established a gender-responsive planning and budgeting system in Ethiopia to ensure that resources are allocated to adequately and effectively finance gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments.
Therefore, the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office is seeking a national consultant who will be closely working with the international consultant to conduct the programme final evaluation of Transformative Financing for GEWE in Ethiopia.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National consultant will accomplish the following tasks:
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Applications should include::-
The following items should be included as attachments (not included in the page limit):
Applications with the above details should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject Programme Final Evaluation on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ethiopia until latest 23 February 2021.
UNWOMEN 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