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UN Women


Position: National Consultant-To compile and write an assessment report on resource allocation and expenditure process to GTPII on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at Federal, Regional and city adminis
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Posted date: 6 days ago
Application Deadline: Aug, 6/2020 (1 days left)

UN Women Ethiopia Country Office, as part of its National Planning thematic area, has developed and is implementing a programme entitled “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ethiopia” in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and other stakeholders. The programme aims at enabling the Government of Ethiopia to have gender-responsive planning and budgeting (GRB) system to ensure that resources are allocated considering gender equality and women empowerment commitments. UN Women is closely working with MoF on several GRB initiatives to integrate gender issues into national policies, strategies, and budget through technical and financial assistance, capacity building, South-South experience sharing, and high-level policy dialogues with government officials and other relevant bodies. 

Gender gaps in women’s access to socio-economic benefits and political participation are due to inadequate budget, limited knowledge, skills, and expertise of policymakers, planners and implementers to integrate a gender perspective in the budgetary process. GTP II recognizes the central importance of gender equality and women’s advancement through the inclusion of indicators in most sectors of the economy that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

.Among the various initiatives taken by the government is the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), to make Ethiopia a middle-income country where people can benefit from a fair and equitable economy and have access to the fair and sustainable development plan. The government has a firm policy towards gender equality and women’s participation, which so far has yielded good results, but more work remains to be done. Among the major pillars incorporated in the GTP II, is ensuring women's and youth’s participation in the development of the country.

To assure equal participation of women in all spheres and guarantee women benefit equally; the government ratified articles 25, 34,35, and 36 as well as 89/7 which assures women’s rights. Article 35 gives emphasis on women’s economic, political, and social rights, on top of rectifying the injustice and unequal treatment of women to men in the past.  

Following what has been adopted in the constitution to ensure equal rights of women, several policies have been adopted. Among them, the amendment of the family law in 2000, criminal law in 2005 and the national population policy in 1985, education and training policy 1986, health policy in 1985, agriculture-led industrial development policy in 1993, national women’s affairs policy in 1986 and culture policy in 1989 are amongst the major initiatives.

Therefore, UN Women Ethiopia is supporting MoF Gender Directorate to develop an assessment report on the budget allocated for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment within the last five years of GTP II at federal, regional, and city administration level. The assessment will be used as evidence of how much budget has been planned, utilized or not, and identify the challenges and propose a way forward.    

This initiative is a component of the Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Programme of UN Women in partnership with MoF that aims to ensure equitable distribution of international financing to address gender inequality and empowerment of women as part of the efforts to ensure gender-responsive National Planning and Budgeting System. 

In this regard, MoF organized a team of experts to gather all the necessary data to prepare the assessment report. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and job rotations within the MoF caused delays. To this effect, UN Women Ethiopia would like to recruit a national consultant to compile and write the assessment report based on the collected data and in consultation with the team of experts in MoF and key informants.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The National consultant will accomplish the following tasks:

  • Conduct consultation meetings with the team of experts from MoF who were involved in collecting the data on the outline, the content of the report and on any unclear issues on the data collected
  • Compile the data collected by the team of experts in MoF  
  • Develop the full draft assessment report based on the agreed outline by closely working with the team in MoF
  • Refer secondary data in collaboration with the team and key informants in MoF if there are missed information on the data collected 
  • Present the draft assessment report to UN women and MoF
  • Revise the assessment report based on comments received from UN Women and MoF
  • Finalize and submit the assessment report in English and Amharic version  


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

Core Competencies

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity

Organizational Awareness:

  • 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

Conflict Management:

  • 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

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments
  • Experience in writing reports and knowledge on GTPII
  • Excellent 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

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Gender, Development Studies or other relevant Social Science fields;


  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the stated qualifications
  • Comprehensive and documented knowledge of issues related to GTPII and gender, working with government partners or other stakeholders
  • Experience on developing reports for top government officials;


  • Amharic and English 

How to apply

check the link to apply: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=93049

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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