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Consultant – Gender Responsive Budgeting - Ministry of Women & Child Development
 UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: September 28, 2011
 Email: (Reference:


Date  of  Issue:    14 September  2011

Closing Date:       28 September 2011  

SSA Announcement No. UNWOMEN/SRO/2011/017 

Job Code Title        :     Consultant –  Gender Responsive Budgeting -  Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India  

Organization           :     UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 

Direct supervisor   :     Director, Ministry of Women and Child Development Government of India/ GRB Specialist, UNWOMEN South Asia Sub-Regional Office 

Duty Station            :     New Delhi, India 

Type of Contract    :     SSA 

No. of positions      :     One 

Duration                    :     One Year  


UN Women is a leading supporter of efforts towards ensuring that national planning, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation processes incorporate a gender perspective. UN Women's GRB programmes at cross regional, regional and country level have made significant contribution towards this by building political support, developing technical resources and capacity, generating good practices for improving women's access to services and increasing accountability to gender equality. The programmes have also launched partnerships with UN agencies and other development partners and resulted in increased support for GRB around the world. GRB initiatives supported by UN Women are continuously cited at high level policy forums and have been instrumental in building alliances with strategic stakeholders including the European Commission, OECD, UN agencies and the Commonwealth Secretariat among others.

UN Women's approach to GRB has focused on introducing strategic and sustainable changes into budgetary processes. This approach has been pursued by assisting governments to introduce measures for incorporating gender into their public finance management systems, and building the capacity of and officials to apply GRB to ensure that budget policies and outcomes are gender-responsive. This approach also emphasizes the importance of bringing gender equality advocates, parliamentarians and other stakeholders into the budgeting process.

UN Women's programming on GRB consists of a portfolio of cross-regional, regional and country level programmes. The cross-regional programmes on GRB were formulated with the vision that they would support piloting and knowledge building on GRB and generate approaches and lessons for mainstreaming gender in national budgeting processes. These cross regional programmes have set the foundation for expanded regional and country level programming on GRB.

The main regional programming is found in Latin America where UN WOMEN has been working in partnership with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and CEPAL (with support from the government of Spain) to implement various projects to strengthen policy response to women's unpaid work and support women's role in participatory budgeting processes at local level. In recent years, CEE launched extensive GRB programming with a regional programme implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Moldova. In 2009, UN Women’s offices in Asia Pacific and Arab States convened in Bangkok to develop a coherent regional strategy for GRB. Finally, the Africa Region has issued the first draft of its regional GRB strategy. 

In India, Gender Budgeting has been recognized as an effective tool for women’s empowerment and addressing gender inequality. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) adopted the mission statement of ‘Budgeting for Gender Equity’ in 2004-05 for universalizing Gender Budgeting both in the Centre and the States and developed a strategic framework of activities to implement this mission.  

UN Women has supported all GRB Initiatives of the Ministry of Women and Child Development since the beginning of GRB processes in the country. It has provided valuable resources for the GRB Handbook and Manual that the Ministry launched in 2009. UN Women has also organized three regional workshops on CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women) and GRB for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and North Eastern regions, in close collaboration with the Ministry and civil society experts. UN Women has also provided technical support to the Ministry of Women and Chid Development on GRB from time to time.  

Terms of Reference for Consultant: 

UN Women is seeking to engage one consultant to  support the MWCD  in raising awareness regarding GRB of various stakeholders and  assessing the impact of various gender-based policies and initiatives.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conduct trainings and orientation programmes on Gender Budgeting for (i) Union Government, (ii) State Governments, (iii) District level officers, (iv) PRI  members, (v) Training Institutes and (vi) NGO and others;
  2. Collaborate with training institutions/organizations engaged in training activities with a view to furthering the aims and objectives of Gender Budgeting and providing technical inputs on Gender Budgeting;
  3. Developing training tools, manual, and other IEC materials on GRB;
  4. Gender Audit of identified schemes;
  5. Collate, compile and analyze information and data received from Ministries/gender Budgeting Cells on Gender Budgeting
  6. Document and disseminate resources for GRB, such as case studies and best practices;
  7. Assist in preparation of documents pertaining to GRB, including Annual Reports, Annual Plans and Results Framework Documents etc;
  8. Process papers/proposal received for GRB;
  9. Assist in preparation of Sanction Orders and Bills and monitor progress of unutilized receipts and disbursements, utilization certificates, vouchers, etc. related to assignments pertaining to GRB;
  10. Analysis of document s/references from different Ministries/ States from a gender  perspective
  11. Analysis of Union Budget Statement 20
  12. Assist in preparatory work for review meetings with Secretary and Ministers, including, preparation of resource materials, agenda papers, minutes etc;
  13. Any other duties assigned


  • Training material on GRB, including copies of presentations made, manuals and IEC materials
  • Reports of GRB Trainings held for various stakeholders
  • Reports on analysis of schemes from a GRB perspective
  • Reports documenting case studies on GRB  including best practices
  • Comments on GRB reports received by the Ministry from various sources
  • Gender Audit Report of schemes and programmes
  • Monthly Progress reports

Required Competencies and Skills

  • Post Graduate degree in social sciences, women’s studies or a related field
  • 5-7 years experience of having worked on gender issues;
  • Experience of working with Central Government desirable, though not mandatory
  • Excellent writing, presentation and documentation skills required.

Monitoring of Assignment

The consultant will be supervised by the Director, MWCD and GRB Specialist, UN Women  

Time Frame

October  2011 to October 2012 

Contributing to DRF/MRF Outputs

UNIFEM SRS 2008-2010

Output 4.1 and Output 4.3

Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History Form - P 11” and the latest CV. 

Application to this vacancy should be sent to    

Please insert SSA Announcement Number in the Subject of the E-mail.  Applications without the SSA Number or with the incorrect SSA Number will not be accepted. 

NOTE : Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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