Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Application Deadline: 22nd July 2016
Type of Contract: Consultancy Firm/International and National Consultants
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: 30 days from 5th August 2016
Starting Date: As soon as possible
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in Somaliland was created in 2002 to cater for women’s rights, child development and family welfare as well as labour and work permit related milestones. The Ministry’s key responsibilities are to design and implement social policies and programs, 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,social affairs and children in Somaliland.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) seeks to mainstream gender issues 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, MoLSA is planning to conduct gender responsive budgeting trainings for key officials or decision-makers of MoLSA together with Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning in Somaliland. 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 Somaliland,a platform would be created for gender mainstreaming that will strengthen policies and budgets across sectors to better meet the needs of women and men in local communities. The Ministry of Finance along with MoLSA has a lead role in the institutionalization of GRB in Somaliland by requesting Sectoral Ministries to include activities in support of the implementation of the Women’s Policy and gender inclusive policies in the budgets and annual national budgeting process.
The long term objective of GRB work in Somaliland is to contribute to the effective implementation of gender sensitive policy commitments reflected in the national development strategyand other strategic documents through increased and better targeted resource allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In this context, MoLSA is planning to hire a consulting firm or individual consultantsthat will contribute to building capacity of stakeholders and developing relevant tools, guidelines and methodologies for the initiation of implementation of the GRB agenda in Somaliland 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 MoLSA and in close cooperation with the Director General and the related staffs from other departments, the consultant will accomplish the following tasks:
The deliverables of this consultancy are the following:
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks effectively as part of a team;
Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
Experience in working with various stakeholders, including government institutions, CSOs, and UN/multilateral/bilateral institutions is essential;
Experience in participatory approach and social accountability work is an asset;
Familiarity and previous working experience in Somaliland territory and culture is an asset.
Master’s Degree or PHD in Economics or in any social science, preferably in gender and development studies.
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