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Consultant - Coordinator – Transformative Financing for Gender Equality (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||15-May-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 :||One Year (18 Working Days Per Month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (18 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.
Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector, and other relevant actors.
As a part of its normative and coordination mandate, UN Women co-facilitates the Feminist Policy Collective, which is an alliance of individuals and organisations working on policy and financing related to women’s rights and gender equality. It aims to modify the nature and practice of gender responsive budgeting from an ex-post analysis of the budget to a Transformative Policy and Financing agenda for gender equality.
UN Women believes that at both national and subnational levels, fiscal policy can be shaped to achieve gender equality outcomes. For instance, well-designed gender budgets can support increased investment in infrastructure, essential services, education, training and skills development for women and girls.
The Feminist Policy Collective (FPC) is committed to transforming policy and financing agenda to achieve women’s rights and gender equality. Formally set up in February 2019, the collective seeks to achieve this through its mission of:
UN Women India CO is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to assist in its normative and coordination mandate and strengthening of norms and standards internationally. The main objective of this assignment will be to work closely with the Feminist Policy Collective and provide coordination support on effective management and implementation of workplan on transformative financing for gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of Co-Conveners (FPC), the Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:
Documentation and research support:
Any other work requested by FPC Steering Committee members and UN Women reporting manager.
In this context, the Coordinator along with the Co-Convenors of Feminist Policy Collective and Programme Analyst, Intergovernmental Processes, UN Coordination and Women, Peace & Security Division at UN Women, to support in management of planned activities and coordinate with relevant team members, including implementing partners and government officials, to ensure successful implementation of FPC’s mission.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge 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.