31 October 2018
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Date of entry on duty
25 November 2018
Gender-Responsive Budgeting ensures that gender equality obligations are reflected in the public budgets. The Mission will provide support by engaging two local experts who will conduct gender budgeting analysis of the existing budgets in two selected Montenegrin municipalities. Furthermore, a two-day workshop on gender budgeting will be held in these municipalities as pilot project. The experts will also be tasked to develop recommendations for the introduction of a gender-sensitive budgeting for future budgets of the municipalities.
In order to further build on the achieved results and to ensure future sustainability in the area of gender mainstreaming, the Mission will work in partnership with the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and its Department for Gender Equality, with the aim of supporting the National Strategy for Gender Equality and the implementation of its Action Plan for Achieving Gender Equality in Montenegro 2017-2021. Additionally, the Mission signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the MHMR and 23 Montenegrin municipalities in order to support gender mainstreaming on local level.
The Democratization Programme therefore invites applications from highly qualified, energetic and experienced National professionals for the temporary consultancy post of Local Expert on Gender-Responsive Budgeting who will conduct gender budgeting analysis and design and implement two two-day workshops on gender-responsive budgeting at the local level. The course will introduce participants to the concept, principles, tools and practical examples of gender responsive budgeting and help them develop skills required to effectively engage in gender mainstreaming of the planning and budgeting processes at municipal level. Finally, the expert will develop recommendations for the introduction of a gender-sensitive budgeting for future budgets of the municipalities.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The team of two local experts will be tasked to:
Analyse the existing budgets of the two selected municipalities. Based on the analysis, design and develop 2 two-day workshop programme (for up to 15 participants) in accordance with the set objectives and share it electronically with the OSCE Mission to Montenegro/Democratization Programme. The documents including material for interactive training (PowerPoint presentations, hand-outs, case studies and relevant exercises, minimum 10 pages/slides) and evaluation sheets (1-2 pages) should be made available in both English and Montenegrin language (4 working days in total) (by 29 November 2018);
Deliver the interactive two-day workshops in two selected municipalities for up to 15 participants (4 working days in total) (by 4 December 2018);
The training should have a strong interactive component and should include the following sessions:
- Introduction to gender budgeting and the basic concepts of gender perspective on the budget;
- Analysing the budget from gender perspective;
- Conclusions and next steps;
Prepare a joint final report (minimum 6 pages) in English about the programme, including also recommendations for the introduction of a gender-sensitive budgeting in the municipalities’ future budgets and share it with the Programme Manager/Democratization (1 working day in total) (by 5 December 2018);
The existing budgets of the two selected municipalities are analysed. Based on the analysis two-day workshop programme (for up to 15 participants) is designed and developed in accordance with the set objectives and shared electronically with the OSCE Mission to Montenegro/Democratization Programme. The documents including material for interactive training (PowerPoint presentations, hand-outs, case studies and relevant exercises, minimum 10 pages/slides) and evaluation sheets (1-2 pages) are made available in both English and Montenegrin language (4 working days in total) (by 29 November 2018);
The interactive two-day workshops are delivered in two selected municipalities (by 4 December 2018);
The joint final report (minimum 10 pages) is prepared in English about the programme, including also recommendations for the introduction of a gender-sensitive budgeting in the municipalities’ future budgets and shared with the Programme Manager/Democratization (1 working day in total) (by 5 December 2018);
University degree in the area of law, public administration, business administration, finance or other relevant field;
6+ years of professional experience in preparing and delivering trainings on the topic of the gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting would be considered as an asset;
Knowledge and experiences related to the gender-responsive budgeting;
Knowledge and experiences working on gender equality policies, mechanisms, and projects, especially at the local level;
Experience in adult learning concepts and theories and able to stimulate participants to take active part;
Excellent negotiation, organizational and co-ordination skills;
Ability to work with minimal supervision;
Fluency in Montenegrin language and good knowledge of English is obligatory;
Very good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in teams and with groups composed of individuals of different cultural and political backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Previous experience working with other international organizations would be considered as an asset.
The Expert/Consultant will be remunerated commensurate with his/her experience and qualifications in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
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