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National Consultant to support the writing of two Guidelines for the integration GRB in the central and local MTBPs based on updated legal and institutional framework and drafting of one Manual on Gender Responsive Budgeting in Albania
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tirana, ALBANIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 working days within March 2019|
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 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.
The Government of Albania has made national and international commitments to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. Several international conventions and platforms, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Beijing Platform for Action, demonstrate Albania’s commitment to the realization of women’s rights and the achievement of gender equality.
Over the past 7 years, UN Women has provided support to national and local stakeholders in strengthening democratic governance and advancing women’s rights through initiatives aimed at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting. Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) has been identified as important tool for advancing gender equality in key national documents as in accordance with existing Albanian national policy documents on social inclusion and gender equality. In this framework, Albania has made important steps towards the institutionalization of gender responsive budgeting at central and local level. In the frame of the Regional Project on ‘Promoting Gender Responsive Polices in SEE’ financed by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Swiss Development Agency (SDC) and with technical expertise of UN Women, as well as in accordance with GoA’s priorities stated in the national and local plans and strategies, UN Women has been supporting government efforts -at central and local level- in using GRB as a tool to advance gender equality and ensure that women’s needs are incorporated in policies and related budgets.
Gender equality is now a core principle in the Law on the Organic Budget (2016) and in support of this initiative, the Ministry of Finance and Economy has issued several instructions guiding the application of GRB and providing requirements for gender-sensitive reporting. In addition, GRB has been included as a legal requirement to the Local Government Financial Management cycle. The inclusion of the Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Medium-Term Budget Program as well as the legal changes in the field of Public Financial Management at local level, provide greater responsibilities and challenges for public entities in effectively managing gender-based policies, by devoting the budget resources to achieve them.
In order to provide information to public civil servants in charge of budgeting, gender focal points and other stakeholders on updates related to the institutional and legal changes on latest developments in the country as well as provide knowledge on application of GRB in practice and use of statistics for planning and budgeting purposes Ministry of Finance and Economy has requested UN Women’s support for the preparation of two guidelines and one Manual respecitvely on 1) Public financial management in Albania: Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks at the central Level and intefration of GRB; 2) Local Finance Law in Albania: Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks at the Local level and integration of GRB; 3) Manual on Gender responsive budgeting in Albania and case studies.
On this purpose, in the framework of “Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in the South East Europe” project financed by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) UN Women is seeking to recruit a Local National Consultant who will work closely with UN Women and the representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economy to develop the following:
The sections related to use Statistics will be crosscutting and prepared by UN Women consultant currently contracted by UN Women. In performing the assignment, the consultant will closely collaborate with UN Women team and Ministry of Finance and Economy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the overall guidance of the Regional GRB Project Manager, and direct supervision of the Program Manager of National Planning and Budgeting at UN Women Albania, the consultant will be responsible for the drafting and delivery of the following:
Finance and Economy
Main chapters of the guide will include:
The duration of the contract will be up to 20 working days within March 2019. The payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of all tasks and deliverables in the assignment, and submission and approval by UN Women.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Language Requirements: Excellent written and oral English and Albanian communication skills are required.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their application within the deadline.
Evaluation of Applicants:
Candidates who will be shortlisted will be invited for an interview and will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications, interview and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applications will be assessed according to the following Technical Criteria:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. The calculation formula applied is as follow:
p = 30 (µ/z); where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated; µ = price of the lowest priced proposal; z = price of the proposal being evaluated.
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.