Terms of Reference
NATIONAL CONSULTANT – SUPPORT TO GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING
AND PLANNING IN TIMOR-LESTE
|Application Deadline:||11 August 2016|
|Primary Category:||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract:||Contract for Consultant (CFC)|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|1st of September 2016|
|Expected Duration of Assignment:||Between 1st of September 2016 to 31st of August 2017|
- Background and Context
The 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, peace and security.
Gender mainstreaming is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work in Timor-Leste as mandated in its inception, recognizing gender-responsive planning and budgeting as integral to good governance. To promote gender-responsive planning and budgeting, UN Women works throughout the annual planning cycle at national and decentralized levels with the women’s machinery as well as key line ministries, parliamentarians, civil society organizations, academia and other institutions.
To achieve its objectives, and ensure a high quality response capacity on gender mainstreaming, the Project on Institutional Strengthening for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Timor-Leste supports the implementation and tracking of gender commitments made by the Government of Timor-Leste. These are outlined in the Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 and the Programme of the Fifth Constitutional Government 2012-2017, informed by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.
Upon request of the Ministry of Finance, UN Women is seeking a national consultant to provide technical support to the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Timor-Leste on gender-responsive policy development, especially in the areas of planning, budgeting, finance and civil service reform.
- Overall objective of the assignment
The overall objective of the proposed consultancy is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Finance, Prime Minister’s Office, and Civil Service Commission on Gender Responsive Budgeting and Planning, and develop practical tools for the strengthening of gender mainstreaming in the Government systems.