This programme aims at enhancing the capacities of governance institutions to leverage opportunities to women and girls through legislation, policies and programmes which are gender friendly and finally ensure better outcomes for women in terms of their access to rights and entitlements. In fact, there is a causal relationship between variables which is linear in so far as making governance institutions effective which, in turn, pursue with gender sensitive policies, programmes and allocations and expenditures that ultimately benefits women and girls.
Besides, promoting good governance especially gender responsive governance requires effective capacity building of stakeholders at all levels with a relevant training module that enables sustainable development of capacities of functionaries which is substantive. In this context, the UN Women needs to develop training modules pertaining to the gender responsive governance and related issues which would cover the training needs of elected representatives and local government functionaries in enhancing the quality of delivery systems.
In the process of decentralization in Bhutan, local governments are the important players in managing local development and providing a lot of services to the people at the local government level. During the preparation of 11thFive Year Plan, the local governments in Bhutan were asked to mainstream the cross cutting issues such as gender, environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and poverty. As per the Bhutan Gender Equality Diagnostic of selected sectors, it states that the local governments requested for more awareness and advocacy activities at the local level on gender equality issues and strategies. Further, the support for capacity building on gender and other related issues at the local level were also felt necessary to mainstream gender into the process of preparing the local plans and programs at their level.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women is seeking services of a consultant to revise the existing TOT manual on Gender Responsive Governance Leading to Improved Participation of Women in Local Governments.
The following key components of work are envisaged for the Consultant:
Revise the exiting modules/develop additional content to:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.