|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||April 14, 2020|
|Category|| Consultancy |
IT / Information Technology
Sales and Marketing
|Job Type|| Full-time |
The issue of aid effectiveness has been on the global agenda for the past fifteen years since the term coined in 2003 at the Rome Summit. Though there no specific definition of aid effectiveness it can be explained as achieving social and economic development agendas set out and harmonized by donor and recipient. Specifically, it is about meeting the agenda set out in the global SDGs, regional commitments and respective country priorities such as addressing gender inequality.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) are powerful multipliers of development efforts. Reducing women’s poverty through access to education, improvement of health, broadening economic opportunities with land rights, employment and income, and participation in political decision-making contributes to well-being, quality of life and economic growth. As such, GEWE respect human rights and become a driver of sustainable development. The Paris Declaration contains the valuable principle of national ownership and promotes accountability between donor and partner countries as well as between citizens and the government. Through the inclusion of state and civil society in development planning and budgetary decisions, notably through participatory and gender budgeting processes, needs, interests and entitlements are voiced and incorporated in development strategies, frameworks and accountability mechanisms. The Paris Declaration builds also on horizontal donor-partner country relationships and thus democratizes development cooperation. Based on the Paris Declaration resource mobilization through grant and loan has a part and contributed to national budget in addition to national resource mobilization
Government budgets are the largest single source of financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment in most countries. Although Official Development Assistance (ODA) only covers on average between 10 to 15 percent of recipient country’s budget, the way it is spent can show the accountability relationships, not just between donors and recipients, but also between government and citizens. It is through national and sub-national budgets that government’s promises are translated into policies and programs.
Therefore, the extent to which gender is adequately mainstreamed in national budgets (which includes both domestic and external resources), determines the level of financing that goes towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Both external and domestic resource mobilization are essential for economic growth and expanded opportunities. While in the short term, external resource can be an important force for enhancing government resource mobilization for gender equality, in the medium and long term, government resource mobilization is central to financing for gender equality in a sustainable and predictable fashion.
Ensuring adequate financing has been a part of various commitments made since Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) to the recent breakthrough conferences on financing for development. They recommended the relevance of having a gender component in donors and recipients aid procedures. However, reports at global level showed inadequate financing (aid) made towards GEWE. This hinders the planning and implementation of gender responsive programs. According to Development Assistance Committee (DAC) guideline for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment “A focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment in development co-operation is a means to enhance the total effectiveness of aid”.
In 2005, during the second high-level forum on aid effectiveness, countries set five principles to manage the delivery and quality of aid. Despite various scholastic arguments made on the effectiveness of aid, the principles are considered as the frameworks of aid management. Gender equality as the major international development agenda, these principles have meaningful effect in ensuring that aid in support of gender equality is adequate. Therefore, linking aid effectiveness and gender equality is practicing a gender responsive aid scheme from both the donor and recipient side.
It is with this understanding that Ministry of Finance (MoF) Gender Directorate in collaboration with UN Women Ethiopia developed a manual on Gender and Aid Effectiveness and provided training using the manual for the staffs of External Resource Mobilization Directorate in MoF and for various sectors and regional bureaus to enhance their capacity on gender and aid effectiveness and strengthen their accountability system.
As a follow-up, MoF requested UN Women Ethiopia to develop gender and aid effectiveness toolkit which will be used specifically by external resource mobilization experts to provide a brief step-by-step guide to conduct gender responsive external resource mobilization.
To this effect, UN Women Ethiopia seek to recruit a national consultant to develop a gender and aid effectiveness toolkit in Amharic and English based on previously developed manual and provide training for staffs of External Resource Mobilization Directorate in MoF to enhance their capacity in mobilizing resource from gender perspective and strengthen their accountability system.
Duties And Responsibilities
The National consultant will accomplish the following tasks:
- Review international and national documents and frameworks on gender and aid effectiveness including the previous developed manual
- Develop inception report including standard and contextualized toolkit outline on Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality
- Present inception report including the draft outline of the guideline
- Revise the inception report based on comments from the inception workshop including UN Women and MoF
- Conduct consultation meeting with MoF various directorates and other relevant stakeholders
- Present the draft toolkit at a validation workshop
- Revise the toolkit based on comments and inputs from the validation workshop and UN Women
- Finalize and submit the toolkit in English
- Translate the finalized toolkit into Amharic
- Plan, design, and prepare training schedule on Gender and Aid Effectiveness based on the toolkit developed
- Provide training for MoF External Resource Mobilization and Gender Directorates and organize learning activities
- Prepares pre and post evaluation questionnaires to evaluate the knowledge of participants before and after the training
- Gathers feedback from trainees daily and if necessary, after each session
- Develop detailed training report and submit for review
- Revise the training report and submit the final one
- Amharic and English toolkit on gender and aid effectiveness
- Inception Report (which includes understanding of ToR, proposed methodology, outline of the toolkit, deliverables and schedule as the main components)
- Inception workshop report
- Minutes of consultations
- Validation workshop report
- Training for three days
- Training report
- Final gender and aid effectiveness toolkit in English and Amharic
Core Values/Guiding Principles
- Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct
- Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work
Cultural Sensitivity And Valuing Diversity
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity
Ethics And Values
- Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Development And Innovation
- Take charge of self-development and take initiative
Work In Teams
- Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
Communicating And Information Sharing
- Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
Self-management And Emotional Intelligence
- Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
- Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution
Continuous Learning And Knowledge Sharing
- Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
Appropriate And Transparent Decision Making
- Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments
- Experience on toolkit preparation and gender and aid effectiveness related work
- High level written and oral communications skills in Amharic and English
- Result-oriented, team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm for gender equality, diplomacy and integrity
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government and development partners
- Skills in providing trainings for government officials
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Gender, Economics, International Studies or other relevant Social Science fields;
- At least 10 years professional experience in the stated qualifications
- Comprehensive and documented knowledge of issues related to gender and aid effectiveness with government partners or other stakeholders
- Experience on toolkit and manual development, training and facilitation skills for top government officials;
- Knowledge of training methods and techniques
- Experience working with the United Nations system will be considered an advantage
Language Requirements: Amharic and English
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.
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