Terms of Reference for consultant for Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) Training in Puntland
Location: Garowe Puntland
Application Deadline: 10th July 2016
Type of Contract: Consultancy Firm/International and National Consultants
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: 60-days
Starting Date: As soon as possible
The Ministry of Women Development and Family Affairs (MoWDAFA) in Puntland was established in 2005, is designed to cater women’s rights, child development and family welfare. The Ministry’s key responsibilities are to design and implement social policies and programs that promote women’ empowerment and child development as well as consolidate and safeguard family welfare. The Ministry do this by supporting access to security, as well as social and economic opportunities especially in the areas of health, education, food security, and enabling access to clean water and hygiene. The Ministry’s goal is to facilitate national, regional and international processes on key areas of concern so as to implement concrete and significant change for women and children in Puntland.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) seeks to mainstream gender policies and tools into the national budgeting processes from planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In recent years, GRB has been increasingly used in various countries as an effective tool to channel financial
resources and monitor progress towards achieving gender targets and priorities. With support from UN Women, MOWDAFA is planning to conduct gender responsive budgeting trainings for key official of the ministry of women, ministry of finance, ministry of planning and one more key ministry in Puntland. Over the past eight years, UN Women has supported GRB work in more than 30 countries at national, sectoral and local levels and significantly contributed to positioning GRB within the framework of mainstream fiscal policy as well as national planning and budgeting processes.
It is expected that through the training work on GRB in Puntland a platform would be created for gender mainstreaming to have;
The long term objective of GRB work in Puntland is to contribute to the effective implementation of gender sensitive policy commitments reflected in the national development strategy and other strategic documents through increased and better targeted resource allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In addition, partly the GRB should include that the government should produce gender budget statements to ensure how the gender equality and equity programs are helping the society, and to show what improvements that have been made on gender budgeting, and gender equality in the context of financial independence towards women. This initiative will enhance the need for the government to be gender sensitive about services and GRB processes. For instance, the Ministry of Finance, cannot just produce gender budgeting statement which talks about how the ministry is conducting programs based on gender, embraced gender, implemented GRB processes without having any female (not to count cleaners) in their departments and that is where the gender-sensitivity should derive from by the government.
In this context, MOWDAFA is planning to hire a consulting firm or individual consultants that will contribute to building capacity of stakeholders and developing relevant tools, guidelines and methodologies for the initiation of implementation of the GRB agenda in Puntland in close collaboration and consultation with Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and other national stakeholders as seen appropriate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision of the Minister MOWDAFA and in close cooperation with the Director General and other programme staff for MOWDAFA Puntland, the consultants will accomplish the following tasks: Submit to MOWDAFA Puntland an inception report outlining detailed work plan, including methodology of training and steps to be followed towards meeting the objectives with a timeframe that will be used to guide and monitor the flow of work during the duration of the consultancy.
Design and develop a manual that will direct, and prepare ToTs.
Establish political commitments by training government officials on addressing gender inequality
Development of concrete roadmap on the mechanism in which GRB will be implemented
Develop gender materials and in consultation with the minister/UNWomen
Develop and use a needs assessment methodology to identify partner needs and priorities to feed into the design of the training sessions and share the methodology with MOWDAFA and partners as part of capacity building.
Share and validate results of the capacity needs assessment and capacity building strategy with MOWDAFA and partners to ensure actual needs are understood and appropriate strategies are designed;
Develop GRB guidelines to feed into and coordinatestakeholders and government officials and collecting minutes, reports, statements and workshops held by government and link it with the training tools to be developed and integrate them into the application of GRB manual.
Develop and share training materials on GRB to the needs of specific target groupsas part of the training sessions.
Conduct training sessions for selected key government officials and partners working on GRB in Puntland.
Conduct 1 sensitization session for members of relevant parliamentary standing committees.
Provide guidance on effective strategies, models and practices in promoting gender accountability in budgetary policies and practices.
Assist in the development of action plans at the end of each session as input into the development of a GRB strategy for institutionalisation and sustainability of GRB work. Prepare reports on the outcomes of the training sessions, including key decisions and action plans developed by the target groups.
Assist in the development of a levelling/accountability tool to assess the results of gender mainstreaming/GRB across different sectors.
Build capacity of staff of the ministry to carry on the GRB work in Puntland.
The deliverables of this consultancy are the following:
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED
The consultancy will commence on 1st July 2016. The total duration of the contract is 2 months.