ПРООН в Україні шукає National Consultant to support women economic empowerment mainstreaming at community level

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ПРООН в Україні шукає National Consultant to support women economic empowerment mainstreaming at community level

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.

Position: National Consultant to support women economic empowerment mainstreaming at community level

Application Deadline: 26-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: National Consultant

Languages Required: English Russian

Duration of Initial Contract: May, 2021 — September, 2021

Application Instruction: If you wish to apply for this or other positions, please visit UNDP website, section jobs and apply only: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=99055

Background

The implementation of the project initiative will ensure capacity building of local authorities, create an enabling environment for women’s entrepreneurship, by enhancing capacity of business start-ups through innovative digital solutions.

The project will be implemented during 2021 in two regions — Sumy and Rivne. In the course of the project implementation the following activities are planned:

  • Establishing, conducting and deepening a policy dialogue on women’s economic empowerment, including women’s entrepreneurship development, with the participation of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders;
  • Training for local authorities to acquire knowledge and skills needed to empower women in the context of local development, in particular through the development and implementation of local programmes;
  • Training for women-led MSMEs in order to gain knowledge and skills to advance their entrepreneurial skills, transition to sustainable business models, in particular through the use of e-commerce.

To ensure the activities under the mentioned joint pilot initiative «Economic empowerment of women as a response to the COVID-19 crisis in Ukraine» (hereinafter — the Project) are implemented effectively and efficiently, UNDP Ukraine seeks for a National Consultant to analyze programs of local development and other legal documents in 4 target communities/municipalities of Sumy and Rivne oblasts and prepare the final report with recommendations for further implementation on the local level focusing on the support of MSMEs and making the programs gender-sensitive & responsive. The National Consultant is expected to perform the tasks described below.

Scope of work

Specifically, the Contractor will perform the following tasks:

  • In close cooperation with UNDP’s regional coordinators in the two targeted oblasts (Sumska and Rivnenska) and involved regional and local authorities, collect gender-disaggregated data and other relevant information to analyze the socio-economic development profiles of four pilot local communities (to be selected by the Project on competitive basis, two per targeted oblast). The analysis should focus on economic development and women’s participation and role in decision-making at community level, women participation and role in economic activities, existing gender gaps, asymmetries and COVID-19 crisis impact on women employees and women entrepreneurs. The analysis should contain: SWOT analysis of the communities, including from gender perspective, factors that influence their development and vulnerability to COVID-19 crisis in the pandemic and post-pandemic periods. The analysis should take into consideration the gender passports of Sumy and Rivne oblasts https://eu-ua.kmu.gov.ua/genderni-profili-25-oblastey-ukrayiny;
  • Conduct online consultations with the local stakeholder to define the vision of the required actions required to unlock the existing potential for women’s participation in economic activities and bridging the existing gender gaps with specific focus on employment and MSMEs development in crisis and post-crisis environment;
  • Provide support to the local authorities in pilot communities in developing their targeted programmes or projects for support to MSMEs (at least one per supported pilot community), or improve their pre-developed ones in order to make them gender-sensitive and responsive to the problems faced by women-led businesses;
  • Review the existing strategic planning documents (local development strategies, socio-economic development plans, relevant local programmes) of the four pilot communities and identify the existing gaps in terms of gender-sensitivity and existing potential for women economic empowerment. Analyze how the existing strategic planning and/or programming documents are being implemented and monitored. In particular, the review and analysis of local strategic planning/programming documents should take into consideration the application of gender-responsive budgeting in the selected communities;
  • Develop four sets of recommendations (one per each pilot community) on gender mainstreaming in the local development, which should include clear recommendation on improvement of the existing strategic planning document, as well as for their implementation and monitoring from the gender-sensitive prospective;
  • Provide consultations to the selected local communities on the further steps of implementation of the recommendations developed.

Experience and qualifications requirements

Education

  • At least Specialist/Master’s degree in the fields relevant for the given assignment, — Social Sciences, Public Administration, Economics, Democratic Governance, Law or related fields;

Experience

  • Proven experience in developing strategic planning/programming documents at local or regional levels (strategies, strategy implementation plans, programs for socio-economic development etc.) — at least two relevant examples;
  • Proven experience in developing projects or targeted programs in the area of local economic development (focus on women economic empowerment will be an asset) — at least two relevant examples;
  • Proven experience of providing capacity building services (trainings, consultancy) for public servants, community leaders or civil society organizations.

Languages

  • For this assignment full professional knowledge of Ukrainian language and professional working knowledge of English and Russian languages is essential.

Application Instruction: If you wish to apply for this or other positions, please visit UNDP website, section jobs and apply only: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=99055

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 May 2021


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