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 all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Over the past years, UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 an important tool for advancing gender equality in key national documents, in accordance with the existing BiH national policy documents on social inclusion and gender equality. In accordance with government priorities stated in the national and local plans and strategies, UN Women has been supporting government efforts in using GRB as a tool to advance gender equality and ensure that women’s needs are incorporated in policies and related budgets. The expected long-term result of these initiatives is the incorporation of gender equality principles, perspectives and priorities not only in policy making, but also in budgeting at the national and local levels, leading to greater accountability and transparency of public finances.
In order to strengthen the work hitherto done and ensure sustainability of the interventions on GRB, UN Women has initiated a regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia and North Macedonia on “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation. The main programme approach will be transformative financing as an enabling factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Furthermore, the work in this regard is also implemented through support to sustainable development agenda of the country as many aspects of governance and economic development are addressed in national policy, planning, budgeting, and accountability frameworks. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the project includes activities focused on enhancing the institutionalization of GRB at central and local level.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
The local level component covers total of 12 local self-government units in the country, that have piloted and implemented gender responsive budgeting initiatives. The cooperation with those LGUs will continue, focused on upscaling the proven approaches in mainstreaming gender in sectoral programmes through gender analysis, introduction of gender specific objectives and measures, and monitoring progress and impact on lives of women and men. To support these LGUs to mainstream gender in sectoral programmes and to introduce gender specific objectives and measures that help the monitoring process and impact at local level, UN Women is seeking to recruit two local experts that will provide capacity development and gender responsive budgeting mentoring support to the LGUs.
Objective and scope of work
The objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacities of the local administration and municipal/city council members on gender responsive programme planning and budgeting. More specifically, the aim is to further strengthen the capacities of local administration of the 12 LGUs that have already been exposed to GRB capacity development and/or have implemented GRB initiatives and have undertaken specific measures to engender their local programming and budgeting. UN Women will support this by assisting the local administration to analyse specific local programmes and budgets and develop gender specific measures and indicators, as well as by mentoring the local councillors to review local policies from a gender perspective.
With this TOR, UN Women is seeking to hire two local experts to provide expert, training and mentoring services on gender responsive budgeting. The consultants will be responsible for delivering expert training and mentoring services to 12 municipalities that have already piloted GRB initiatives and have the basic capacities and skills to mainstream gender in policies and programmes. Each expert will cover a total of 6 LGUs.
The team of experts will work under guidance and supervision of UN Women Governance and Leadership Coordinator who will ensure operational and logistical support and ensure the work between the experts is synchronized and well-coordinated.
Duties and Responsibilities
Based on the above-described objectives of the assignment, under the supervision of UN Women Governance and Leadership Coordinator and in close collaboration with UN Women Gender Responsive Governance programme team, the two local experts are expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
Deliverables and timeframe
The local experts will each be expected to complete the below tasks within the indicative timeframe
Any envisaged travel and accommodation costs should be covered by the consultant.
Core Values/guiding principles:
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Knowledge Management and Learning
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of applicants
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Candidate applications will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of applicant experience, qualifications and a financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Based on a desk technical evaluation, only candidates receiving a minimum of 50 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation and validation interview.
Technical Evaluation (70%) – 70 points
Financial Evaluation (30%) – 30 points
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.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents:
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered (all documents indicated above need to be uploaded).
Please note that any envisaged travel and accommodation costs should be covered by the consultant.
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Qualified women and men and members of minorities are encouraged to apply. UN Women applies fair and transparent selection process that would take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals.
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