National Consultant – Women Economic Empowerment Advisor

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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.

In Indonesia, UN Women works with the government, civil society organizations (CSOs), academia, the media, and the public and private sectors to address national priorities of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Placing the advancement of women’s rights at the centre of our work and aligning with UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025UN Women Indonesia focuses on (1) Inclusive human development through ending violence and discrimination against women and building women’s leadership to build sustainable peace (2) Advance value-added and transformative economy by supporting women’s economic empowerment (3) Gender-responsive approach to building climate resilience and disaster risk reduction (4) Using innovation and data to leverage gender responsive governance.

The Consultancy is expected to contribute to the Women’s Economic Empowerment thematic area of the UN Women Indonesia Country Office, which focuses on:

1. Gender-responsive entrepreneurship capacity development

2. Strengthening the role of the private sector in a gender-responsive business ecosystem

3. Financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment

4. Advancing women’s economic empowerment in climate action and transition to a green economy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes and coordination with Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) as well as other programme team in UN Women Indonesia, the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide advisory services related to national economic policies and priorities to the UN Women team to shape strategic interventions and programming on WEE in Indonesia, focusing on the development of new initiatives in climate change/green economy, sustainable finance, care economy, and other emerging economic priorities that are relevant for UN Women Indonesia.
  • Strengthen partnership and resource mobilization, particularly to build strategic partnerships with International Finance Institutions, international organizations, research centers, and think tanks and to support the Country Office in developing concept notes and proposals for resource mobilization.
  • Provide review, substantive inputs and analysis to ensure the quality of UN Women knowledge products, particularly policy brief, modules and manuals, in line with UN Women’s strategic direction for women’s economic empowerment.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and implementation of EmPower Phase II in Indonesia.
  • Provide substantive inputs and be involved in piloting WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia, including exploring and guiding strategic partnerships with potential partners such as the selected banking/financial institution partner and Otoritas Jasa Keuangan/the Indonesian Financial Authority.
  • Support the Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes with any other relevant duties as may be assigned in relation to Women’s Economic Empowerment programme, such as care economy and country context analysis (CCA).

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Deliverables

Expected completion time (due day)

1

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Policy mapping on care is conducted and development of a policy brief on strengthening gender-responsive care policy.
  • Provision of substantive inputs in the development of country context Analysis (CCA) with a focus on macroeconomics and women's empowerment
  • Development of a concept note on care economy for the potential joint initiative with other UN agencies.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

30 June 2024

2

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmers that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Policy mapping on care is conducted and development of a policy brief on strengthening gender-responsive care policy.
  • Provision of substantive inputs in the development of country context Analysis (CCA) with a focus on macroeconomics and women's empowerment
  • Development of a concept note on care economy for the potential joint initiative with other UN agencies.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

31 July 2024

3

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Policy mapping on care is conducted and development of a policy brief on strengthening gender-responsive care policy.
  • Provision of substantive inputs in the development of country context Analysis (CCA) with a focus on macroeconomics and women's empowerment
  • Development of a concept note on care economy for the potential joint initiative with other UN agencies.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

31 August 2023

4

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Bank/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

30 September 2024

5

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

31 October 2024

6.

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that includes concrete actions/contributions on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

30 November 2024

7.

A comprehensive report approved by Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes that include concrete actions/contribution on the following aspects:

  • Advisory service provided to the implementation of the EmPower II project in Indonesia.
  • Provision of substantive inputs and advice to the collaboration with the selected partner (Banking/Financial Institution), particularly on the piloting of WEPs 2.0 in Indonesia.
  • Advisory service provided for UN Women's strategic partnership with Indonesian Financial Authorities (OJK), and the Minister of Finance.
  • Other tasks performed as specified in the Scope of Work

31 December 2024

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This Consultancy is home-based and will require travel as requested/approved by the Programme Management Specialist/Head of Programmes.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • 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/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to conduct analysis regarding policy and guideline development and advocacy;
  • Good time management;
  • Good writing skills and ability to identify the target audience for written documents;
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

Master’s degree in economics, international finance, international relations, development studies, social science or related field. Relevant additional courses/research on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, financial inclusion, and social inclusion are of added value. Post Graduate degree in economics/development studies will be an advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional work experience in policy advocacy, programme development, and implementation on economic development. 3 years or more experience of gender equality and social inclusion is an advantage.
  • 3 years of experience in providing advisory service/part of consulting team to the Government, International Organizations on green economy and/or sustainable finance is an advantage.
  • Experience and affinity working with the private sectors, government, business coalition, research centre and solid understanding/experience of gender-related workplace policies and women-owned Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical expertise in policy analysis
  • Knowledge of Indonesia’s economic policy and national priorities
  • Well-versed in current developments on innovative policy-making and able to communicate effectively with government and business sectors.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written Indonesian and English is required.
  • Excellent technical and analytical writing skills (to be assessed through writing sample)

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