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.
UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, covering 12 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo, Serbia, Tajikistan and North Macedonia; and country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine.
UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (the “ECARO”) has positioned GRB as one of the priority areas in which the ECARO has unique technical expertise grounded in the combined technical skills that has been cultivated with respect to budgetary processes including GRB and the overarching expertise and credibility the Office has with respect to GEWE. Furthermore, this work is in line with global Strategic Plan 2018–2021 under Outcome 2: Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.
Over the past years, through the technical and financial support UN Women different initiatives have been carried out in Western Balkans’ countries with the goal of strengthening democratic governance and advance women’s rights aiming at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting. As result, gender responsive budgeting has increasingly been recognized as important tool for advancing de facto gender equality, supporting the SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and other global goals as well as for contributing to the achievements of the commitments of the Western Balkans under the Gender Action Plan in the EU External Relations 2016-2020.
In order to deepen the work previously done, launch new initiatives and ensure sustainability of the interventions on GRB, UN Women initiated a regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia and North Macedonia “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024). The main programme approach will be transformative financing as an enabler factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the in Western Balkans.
The programme is structured around two outcomes:
• By 2024, national and local governments apply gender responsive budgeting to integrate gender equality principles in public financing processes
• By 2024 public oversight bodies CSOs, women including the disadvantaged, demand transparency and accountability of public policies and budgets to gender equality processes
The programme includes activities focused on enhancing the institutionalization of GRB at central level and local level.
2. Scope of work
UN Women ECA RO seeks to recruit one International Consultant for development of standardized GRB Training Curriculum and Manual for Gender Analyses, Gender Statistics. The Consultant is expected to develop and tailor the curriculum and manual based on the recently developed Gender Statistics Curriculum by UN Women and Statistical Institute for Asia and Pacific and other knowledge products developed by other international organisations with a special focus on the countries of Regional GRB Project’s implementation. The curriculum will be primarily intended for capacity building of public officials at local and central level.
Furthermore, the Consultant is expected to deliver the training curriculum and the manual during Training of Trainers, which will be organized by UN Women ECA RO with the aim to further increase the capacity of GRB trainers.
Duties and Responsibilities
3. Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Regional GRB Programme Manager and Gender Statistics Specialist, the Consultant will be responsible for the following:
4. Expected Deliverables
Under direct supervision of UN Women Regional GRB Programme Manager and Gender Statistics Specialist, the International consultant will develop and deliver the above listed deliverables in accordance with the indicative timeframe.
All deliverables of an acceptable standard and quality should be submitted to the UN Women in English.
6. Competencies and Qualifications
Core Values/ Guiding principles:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Knowledge Management and Learning
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
7. Required Qualifications and Experience
Languages and other skills:
8. Evaluation of Applicants
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process. Applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications/skills and their financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultants whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30
S - score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin - the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F - financial offer under the consideration.
9. Duration and remuneration
The international consultant will be engaged for a total of 30 working days during the period of 2 March 2021 until 30 June 2021. Deliverables from the consultant will be reviewed and approved by UN Women before they are considered final. UN Women will process the payment of consultancy fee in two instalments:
Travels and DSAs will be covered by UN Women in case of Training of Trainers event will be conducted in person, depending on COVID-19 restrictions.
Interested individual consultants are requested to apply electronically through the following link: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm no later than 5 March 2021 and to submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: