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International consultant to support state institutions with capacity development on Gender Responsive Budgeting and gender budget analysis of sectoral programmes in Social Protection and/or Employment in Belarus
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based with potential missions to Minsk, Belarus|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||110 working days|
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 center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
At the regional level, UN Women assist efforts to uphold agreed gender equality norms, working through regional coordination mechanisms and UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) teams. UN Women co-chairs the UN coordination mechanism, Issue Based Coalition on Gender, jointly with UNFPA and provides technical support on strengthening gender equality and the empowerment women, promoting joint action at the regional level in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as supporting the work of UN country teams on gender mainstreaming. At the country level, UN Women works with resident coordinators and other UN entities through UN country teams, leading gender theme groups, and actively engaging in joint results groups and joint programmes to strategically address gender-based inequalities. UN Women is supporting roll out of country-level UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCF) and support and engagement to RCs and UNCTs with technical expertise for gender responsive UNDAF evaluations, development of Gender Briefs, review of draft CCAs, results frameworks, participation in strategic prioritization retreats, national consultation and validation processes, capacity building on gender data and statistics as well as in inter-agency support.
In Belarus, UN Women is engaged as Non-Resident Agency and is working closely with the UN Country team to support national stakeholders in advancing gender equality agenda in the country, in line with the objectives and priorities set in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2021 -2025.
With the aim to advance implementation of the objectives set under 3 Outcomes of the UNSDCF and to accelerate the realization of the 2030 Agenda, the UNCT has developed a Joint Project “Promoting new tools of sustainable development budgeting that prioritize vulnerable populations in Belarus” (hereinafter SDG project). The Joint project is implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women and contributes -among others – to the implementation of the Objective 1 of the Belarus National Action Plan on Gender Equality.
The UN SDG project is structured around 4 UNSDCF Outcomes:
UN Women is directly responsible for implementation of Outcome 4 and through the SDG project will aim at achieving the Output whereas “Wider opportunities are provided to apply the principles of gender analysis of legislation, gender budgeting and gender equality mainstreaming in developing state programmes and allocating budget resources (SDGs 5.6, 5.c, 5.4,5.5). UN Women is working closely with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) and will be extending technical and expert support to public officials in strengthening national capacities on Gender budget analysis and planning in programming, will support with carrying out sector specific analysis and mentor officials in applying GRB tools in developing sectoral programmes, as well as design guidelines and checklists.
To support the MLSP in implementing the obligations under the 2030 Agenda and the newly adopted National Action Plan on Gender Equality (2021-2025) UN Women is seeking to recruit an international consultant to extend expert support and train and mentor MLSP on gender responsive sectoral planning and budgeting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work
The objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacities of MLSP officials – sector specific employees and finance departments – to mainstream gender equality in policies and budget by using Gender Responsive Budgeting (hereinafter GRB) tools. More specifically, the aim of the consultancy is to train key civil servants in applying GRB tools through specific sectoral analysis of programmes and budgets, developing gender indicators, using specific GRB guidelines, methodological materials for designing and monitoring tools (checklists) for assessing the gender responsiveness of programmes, as well as their impact on target population. Furthermore, based on the GRB analysis, the capacity development exercises, the consultant will also mentor the public officials on analyzing sectoral programmes and recommending/suggesting amendments of related indicators, baselines and targets, as well as advocating for sufficient allocation of public resources for their implementation.
The Consultant is expected to work in close coordination with the International Consultant on Public Finance Management and Gender (hereinafter PFMG), and support the public servants with mentoring and learning-by-doing, developing materials, participating in debriefing meetings and high-level events, etc.
Tasks and responsibilities
Based on the above-described objectives of the assignment, under the supervision of the Programme Specialist of UN Women Moldova CO the UN Women Regional Adviser on GRB, and in close coordination with the Development Coordination Officer of the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Belarus, the International consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
Core Values/guiding principles:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://unwomen.sharepoint.com/management/Human-Resources/2016%20HR%20Intranet/Values%20and%20Competencies/Values%20%26%20competencies_updated_EN.pdf
Knowledge Management and Learning
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Following documents should be submitted on-line through current platform no later than 4 July 2021, 23:59 EST:
Supporting documents and full ToR can be found here following https://sc.undp.md/jobdetails/2256/.