National Consultant : Gender Responsive Budgeting Coordinator

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Background

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’s goal in Timor-Leste is to promote women’s human rights and gender equality as the country works towards sustaining and furthering achievements in stability and development. In this regard, its programming in the country is connected to two corporate priority areas: enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE), and engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes (WPS), supported by integrated efforts to ensure gender-sensitive plans and budgets and women’s right to live free of violence. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s joint work in advancing gender equality.

To address the global challenges of VAWG, a four- years Joint UN-KOICA Project Together for Equality: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste was signed on 23 November 2020 cooperation between the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII) the and the UN family, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM to support the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (NAP GBV), led by the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), with aims to enhance efforts for all women and girls in Timor-Leste to enjoy their right to live free from gender-based violence in public and private spaces, and access quality essential services, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women’s economic empowerment is also one of the key pillars of UN Women’s programming in Timor-Leste. Establishing an enabling environment and gender-responsive public spaces for advancing their economic engagement is essential in achieving women’s economic empowerment. This aligns to the Government of Timor-Leste’s existing gender equality commitments including its Safe Dili and Safe Baucau commitments, the Second Maubisse Declaration for Rural Women, and institutional reforms including Public Finance Management (PFM), and mainstreaming gender in the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Objective of the GRB Consultancy

The overall objective of the proposed consultancy is to support UN Women in the provision of technical assistance, advocacy and coordination roles with government and CSO partners (at the national and municipal level) related to institutional gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting. This support will engage line ministries, National Parliament, civil society and private sector partners to facilitate effective implementation and monitoring of national gender equality commitments as identified above, strengthen capacities for planning, implementing and reporting on VAWG in public and private spaces and in accordance with UN Women’s workplan and programming under Women’s Economic Empowerment and Women Peace and Security units.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

Under overall guidance of the Head of Office and close collaboration with the Programme Specialist EVAWG and WEE (Together for Equality) the consultant will provide support and technical assistance in institutional gender mainstreaming, including strengthening partner capacities to apply mainstreaming strategies into annual and programmatic planning, budgeting, and monitoring processes. This will specifically include the following tasks:

  1. Develop scope and methodology to identify areas for technical support and capacity building for UN Women partners

    1. Assess needs for technical support and identify gaps in capacity (pls specific for whom) and develop a strategic plan to systematically areas to strengthen institutional capacity and areas to strengthening the capacity to mainstream gender in the planning and budgeting process
  2. Provide guidance in reviewing gender responsive budgeting and planning documents and provide recommendations in line with the strategic plan.

  3. Prepare inception report provided with methodology and recommended technical support and capacity building’s scopes and timeframe for task 2, 3 and 4

  4. Support capacity development of institutions on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and Planning

  5. Lead the assessment for capacity building needs of UN Women’s partners including the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture , Municipal Authority of Dili, Baucau, Covalima, Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA )and National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL) and organizations of persons with disabilities among others as identified by UN Women, on gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting through needs assessments and developing reports on results from assessments, identification of technical supports required and capacity building plans.

  6. Support UN Women’s partners in strengthening gender equality through institutions’ capacity on gender-responsive budgeting and planning by identifying the entry points for mainstreaming gender, strengthening institutional processes and capacities for planning, allocating and monitoring expenditure of resources related to public investment in gender equality commitments especially the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence including in the context of COVID 19.

  7. Lead capacity building sessions for UN Women partners and relevant stakeholders on gender-responsive planning and inclusive budgeting in public investment, budget planning and decision-making processes, applying the latest global best practice for Gender Responsive Budgeting that promote gender equality commitments.

  8. Provide technical support and advice to advance Gender-Responsive Budgeting policy, planning, monitoring and analysis

    1. Provide technical support and advice to government partners on gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive and inclusive budgeting, with attention to ending violence against women and girls and promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and the rights of persons with disabilities. This includes support in the analysis of the State Budget, implementation of budget, review of polices, plans and budget and inputs for the revision from a gender perspective.
  9. Support development of planning, monitoring and budgeting tools for gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting and facilitate monitoring of implementation of gender equality commitments in Timor-Leste encompass the CEDAW Concluding Observations, National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence, Government Resolution on Equal Pay, National Employment Strategy and Maubisse Declaration on Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment, among the gender targets in the SDGs.

  10. Support research and analysis, support advocacy efforts and undertake knowledge product development

    1. Support International Consultant in writing analytical reports and strategic briefs on gender-responsive planning and budgeting, gender mainstreaming, and gender-responsive procurement as they relate to key development issues in Timor-Leste (for example COVID-19 Response, Disaster-Risk Reduction and climate change, economic diversification and fiscal reform, urban planning decentralization, municipal planning, etc).
    2. Support consultations and surveys with relevant stakeholders synthesizing feedback from stakeholders to inform and adapt UN Women’s programming, coordination, and normative efforts in Timor-Leste to strengthening gender equality commitments through application of Gender Responsive Budgeting, with a particular focus on ending violence against women and girls and women’s economic empowerment.
    3. Support planning and facilitation of workshops and multi-stakeholder dialogues on gender-responsive planning and budgeting as part of efforts to end violence against women and girls and advance women’s economic empowerment in collaboration with UN Women staff.

The duration of the assignment is from 15 Sept 2022 – 15 August 2023 (12 months).

  1. Expected Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected from the successful candidate.

Deliverables

Activities:

Target Deadline

1. Inception Report provided with methodology and recommended technical support and capacity building’s scopes and timeframe (Inception Report)

  1. Convene meetings with UN Women staff and partners
  2. Review gender responsive budgeting and planning documents
  3. Prepare inception report provided with methodology and recommended technical support and capacity building’s scopes and timeframe

23 Sept 2022

2. Assessment report for strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans (5pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Assess institutional c****apacity)

    1. Facilitate assessment for capacity building needs of UN Women’s partners on gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting through needs assessments and developing reports on results from assessments, identification of technical supports required and capacity building plans.
    2. Assess the current planning, budgeting and monitoring mechanisms of the institution
    3. Organize and facilitate stakeholders’ meetings and key informant interviews jointly with UN Women, and partners
    4. Collect and analyse information from the assessment
    5. Formulate recommendations for UN Women and partners on how to best integrate GRB and inclusive budgeting into existing mechanisms
    6. Develop a report describing technical supports for the institutions
    7. UN Women’s partners
  1. State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII)

  2. Baucau Municipality Authority
  3. National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL)
  4. Ministry of Public Work
  5. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
  6. Secretary of State for Training and Employment
  7. Municipal Authority of Dili
  8. Municipal Authority of Lautem
  9. Municipal Authority of Covalima
  10. Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno (RAEOA )

    24 Oct 2022

3. Strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans and results (12 pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Building c****apacity of Institutions)

3.1. Support UN Women’s partners to socialize the plan for strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning with the relevant public institutions

3.2. Public institutions on their gender-responsive planning and budgeting, gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments.

3.3. Facilitate capacity building sessions on gender-responsive planning and inclusive budgeting in public investment, budget planning and decision-making processes, applying the latest global best practice for Gender Responsive Budgeting that promote gender equality commitments

3.3.1. Develop training materials, knowledge products and guidelines on gender commitments, gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement and gender-responsive budgeting, including monitoring of gender equality commitments, in line with CEDAW, SDGs and national commitments for the purpose of delivering training.

3.3.2 Develop pre-and-post-training assessment tools and analyse results.

23 Nov 2022

4. Report (10 pages with relevant annexes) on the technical support and capacity building of Government including the analysis of strategic plans and policies for advocacy on GRB and tools developed (Technical advice)

4.1. Support UN Women’s partners in develop planning, monitoring, and budgeting tools for gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting and facilitate monitoring of the implementation of gender equality commitments in Timor-Leste. These commitments encompass the CEDAW Concluding Observations, National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and the National Action Plan for People with Disability Empowerment, among the gender targets in the SDGs. Materials need to be appropriate to the Timorese context allowing for concepts to be understood by a wide range of stakeholders and developed for submission to a designer for visual development.

4.1.1. Develop tools/ materials for institutions, informed by needs assessment report

4.1.2 Conduct consultations with the institution in piloting tools, testing will include a briefing session with senior management of the institution

4.2. Provide technical support and advice to SEII for analysis of budget spending particularly in preparing a recommendation on GRB for National Parliament (with a focus on Violence against women and girls) and analyse reports from line ministries in terms of execution of budget for gender equality and ending violence against women and girls.

20 Dec 2022

5. Report on reviews of policy briefs and laws from a gender perspective (5 pages on facilitation of briefing sessions with relevant annexes) (Research and Advocacy)

5.1 Support UN Women in writing analytical reports and strategic briefs on gender-responsive planning and budgeting, gender mainstreaming, and gender-responsive procurement as they relate to key development issues in Timor-Leste (for example COVID-19 Response, Disaster-Risk Reduction and climate change, economic diversification and fiscal reform, urban planning decentralization, municipal planning, etc).

5.1.1. Facilitate briefing and advocacy sessions with high-level Government stakeholders, in collaboration with UN Women. This includes organizing preparatory meetings with UN Women staff, preparation of presentations or key messages with relevant evidence, one or two-page notes per briefing highlighting key discussion points.

5.1.2. Prepare PowerPoint presentations and relevant advocacy materials on gender commitments, gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and gender-responsive budgeting.

5.1.3. Develop technical briefs and knowledge products on gender, gender-responsive urban planning and procurement, gender-responsive budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and women’s economic empowerment related to key development issues, in consultation with UN Women

5 January – 22 Mar 23

6. Report for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (10 pages for each engagement) (Gender mainstreaming)

6.1 Support consultations and surveys with relevant stakeholders synthesizing feedback from stakeholders to inform and adapt UN Women’s programming, coordination, and normative efforts in Timor-Leste to strengthen gender equality commitments through the application of Gender Responsive Budgeting, with a particular focus on ending violence against women and girls and women’s economic empowerment.

6.1.1. Develop workplan for the consultation and survey in consultation with UN Women staff

  1. .1.2. Develop survey methodology and tools to collect information and feedbacks

6.1.3. Organizing preparatory meetings with UN Women staff, preparation of presentations or key messages with relevant evidence

6.1.4. Develop one or two page notes per briefing highlighting key discussion points and follow up actions

23 Apr 2023

7. Report, including tools developed for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (5 pages for each engagement)

(Knowledge products)

7.1. Support planning and facilitation of workshops and multi-stakeholder dialogues on gender-responsive planning and budgeting as part of efforts to end violence against women and girls and advance women’s economic empowerment in collaboration with UN Women staff.

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7.1.1. Organize and facilitate stakeholders’ meetings and/or workshops to build their capacity on how to mainstream gender into revised policies and strategic plans.

7.1.2.Liaise with stakeholders as needed.

7.1.3. Development of training materials and guidelines development on institutional gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement and gender-responsive budgeting, monitoring of gender equality commitments, in line with CEDAW, SDGs and national commitments including commitments to Leave No One Behind.

7.1.4. Facilitate and being a resource person at the training events

7.1.5. Develop learning assessment of the participants (pre-post)

7.1.6. Develop comprehensive report for the dialogue/ workshop

23 May 2023-23 June 2023

8. Final Report

Develop summary of technical supports provided, best practices, challenges and recommendations for UN Women to support partners in mainstream gender in budgetary processes and monitoring as well as recommendation for line ministries that UN Women should be engaged.

20 Jul 2023

  1. Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment is up to 120 days over the period of 12 months from 15 Sept 2022 – 15 August 2023. This may include some travel to the municipalities depending on COVID-regulations.

  1. Schedule of Payment

Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory outputs/products in accordance with specified requirements.

Deliverables

Target Deadline

1. Inception Report provided with methodology and recommended technical support and capacity building’s scopes and timeframe (Inception Report)

23 Sep 2022

2. Assessment report for strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans (5pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Assess institutional c****apacity)

24 Oct 2022

3. Strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans and results (12 pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Building c****apacity of Institutions)

23 Nov 2022

4. Report (10 pages with relevant annexes) on the technical support and capacity building of Government including the analysis of strategic plans and policies for advocacy on GRB and tools developed (Technical advice)

20 Dec 2022

5. Report on reviews of policy briefs and laws from a gender perspective (5 pages on facilitation of briefing sessions with relevant annexes) (Research and Advocacy)

22 Mar 23

6. Report for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (10 pages for each engagement) (Gender mainstreaming)

23 Apr 2023

7. Report, including tools developed for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (5 pages for each engagement)

(Knowledge products)

23 May 23

8. Final Report

30 July 23

All the deliverables, including events materials, notes and reports should be submitted in written in English language.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables-related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of the review is one week after receiving the report.

  1. Inputs
  • The consultant is expected to use her/his own computer and have all needed software for related tasks.
  • Cost of mobile phone communication needs to be covered by the consultant.
  • UN Women will provide the consultant with office space, access to internet and a printer in Dili, depends on the current pandemic situation (as may expect to work from home)
  • UN Women team will support resource materials, and reference documents as relevant;
  • UN Women will cover cost of travel and per diem to the municipalities as relevant for the programme and upon issuing of Travel Authorization.

Competencies

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example 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

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with demonstrated experience of researching or working on gender issues;
  • Strong research and writing skills, with strong analytical skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Previous experience (also volunteer experience) from the non-profit sector is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point

Required Skills and Experience

  1. Performance evaluation:

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the deliverables.

  1. Required experience and qualifications

The Consultant should fulfil the following requirements:

Education

Master degree or Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Gender and Development or other relevant fields.

Experience

  • At least Master with 3 years or Bachelor with 5 years of experience of work on gender equality, women’s rights and economic development.
  • Experience in producing gender analysis of Government Plans and Budgets.
  • Experience in capacity development of Government organizations and CSOs, preferably in gender equality, gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting.
  • Experience with facilitation of high-level dialogues, trainings, consultations, including with Government counterparts.

Language and other skills:

  • Excellent English communication skills are essential, Tetum would be an advantage.

X. Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic application to UNDP Job Site no later than 26 August, 2022.

Submission package (3 documents)

Please combine 3 documents into one file, only one attachment is allowed.

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Completed P-11 form (available from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment)
  3. Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount per each deliverable, including any travel, per diem and administrative fees, based on the template in Annex 1. The lump sum costs must be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of costs calculation. The actual payment will be payable based on the stated lump sum for each satisfactorily achieved deliverable.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be invited to the interview.

Selected candidates will need to submit prior to commencement of work:

  1. A statement from a medical doctor of ‘good health and fit for travel’.
  2. For any travel outside of Dili UN Women will require the consultant to provide the certificate proving completion of BSafe training (see trip.dss.un.org).

XI. Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

Education

20 %

Experience and skills

60 %

Language and other skills

20 %

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

  • Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated.
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.
  • The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Annex I: Financial Proposal

BREAKDOWN OF COSTS SUPPORTING THE ALL-INCLUSIVE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

Breakdown of Cost by Components:

XII. Payment Schedule linked with deliverables

Deliverables

Due Date

Fixed-price

1. Inception Report provided with methodology and recommended technical support and capacity building’s scopes and timeframe (Inception Report)

2. Assessment report for strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans (5pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Assess institutional c****apacity)

3. Strengthening institutions capacity on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning detailing needs assessments, capacity building plans and results (12 pages per institution) with relevant annexes on gender-responsive planning, budgeting and gender mainstreaming, gender-responsive procurement, and monitoring of gender commitments

(Building c****apacity of Institutions)

4. Report (10 pages with relevant annexes) on the technical support and capacity building of Government including the analysis of strategic plans and policies for advocacy on GRB and tools developed (Technical advice)

5. Report on reviews of policy briefs and laws from a gender perspective (5 pages on facilitation of briefing sessions with relevant annexes) (Research and Advocacy)

6. Report for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (10 pages for each engagement) (Gender mainstreaming)

7. Report, including tools developed for the promotion of gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive planning and budgeting (5 pages for each engagement)

(Knowledge products)

8. Final Report

All the documents, including reports, questionnaires, presentations and reports should be submitted in English language, or if in Tetum, include an English summary.

Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment all submitted reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women.

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