State Technical Coordinator

United Nations Development Programme

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UN Women’s India Country Office, based in New Delhi is implementing a project with the objective of strengthening institutional mechanisms for GB resulting in an increase of gender perspective in budgets, improved availability of data, and tracking of progress on gender equality initiatives in select central ministries and states. It will aim to create a conducive policy environment and enhance institutional capacities on gender budgeting at the national and state level. Insights generated from this project will enable key stakeholders at the national and state level to accelerate their efforts to ensure that women’s priorities are adequately reflected in national and state budgeting processes, and to make concrete changes for adequate resource allocation towards women’s priorities.

UN Women through this programme will work with nodal GB state departments and line departments in 6 states, namely, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, to deepen anchoring of GB. The project will aim to enhance capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to implement gender responsive planning and budgeting measures, and leverage technology to advance gender budgeting including through an e-governance tool.

Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of State Technical Coordinator-Gender Budgeting (GB) who will be placed within the nodal GB department in Tamil Nadu and will be responsible for implementing programme activities on gender budgeting in the assigned State.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the overall programmatic guidance of Program Analyst- GRB, UN Women India and direct supervision of Policy Specialist – Gender, Tamil Nadu, UN Women India, the State Technical Coordinator- GB will provide technical support to the state government to advance gender budgeting. The incumbent will work with the project team to ensure that the project produces the results in the State to the required standards of quality and within the given time and cost specifications. 
  • The State Technical Coordinator-GB will work closely with the nodal department and have the following tasks:

Strengthening coordination and mechanisms for gender budgeting in the state:

  • Assist in establishing/strengthening effective coordination mechanisms within and among Women and Child Development/Social Welfare, Planning, Finance, SDG Coordination Centre and other line departments to institutionalize and promote GB in the state.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to nodal department to set up/review and monitor institutional mechanisms and processes to adopt/advance GB in the state including Gender Budget Statement, Gender Budget Cells, Inter-departmental monitoring processes etc.
  • Provide technical support for issuing advisory and necessary guidelines for line departments at the state level to create/strengthen gender budget cells, and implement GB.
  • Coordinate with relevant non-government actors including civil society organisations, academia, and women’s networks on GB and women’s budgets.
  • Advocate for organising pre-budget consultation with CSO, women’s groups, academia and other stakeholders in collaboration with Social Welfare, Planning, Finance and other line departments.

Research and Documentation:

  • Undertake mapping and documentation of the planning, budgeting and auditing processes at the state level.
  • Support the state government in developing state action plan on GB.
  • Provide support in undertaking sectoral/policy analysis for select sectors on GB and develop state specific sectoral policy briefs.
  • Document and disseminate resources and knowledge products on GB, such as case studies and good practices at the state level.
  • Support IT specialist and UN Women project team in roll out and implementation of e-governance tool on GB.
  • Support Policy Specialist- Gender to generate good practices on utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund from other states.

Facilitating draining and capacity development of relevant constituents on GRB:

  • Support to compile/develop training tools, manual, and other resource material on GB for the state.
  • Coordinate with the state nodal department and training institutions to conduct state specific training needs assessment as per level of officials, develop capacity building strategy and training calendar for GB.
  • Support in facilitating training programmes for state level officials, relevant stakeholders and create a pool of local GB experts.
  • Monitor the outcomes of the trainings by undertaking pre and post assessment and developing quality training reports.
  • Support Policy Specialist- Gender in facilitating capacity building initiatives on prevention of violence against women.

Implementation of project at state level:

  • Coordinate with project team for timely completion of project deliverables including periodic reporting.
  • Preparation of monthly progress reports.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Input and technical expertise provided to state nodal and line departments on GB.
  • Evidence based state action plan developed with the state nodal department on GB with monitorable targets and timelines.
  • Institutional mechanisms and processes including functional gender budget cells, gender budget statement, inter departmental monitoring committees and gender responsive program appraisal developed and implemented.
  • Training and capacity development of state officials, relevant stakeholders strengthened based on assessments and training calendar on GB developed.
  • Timely compilation and submission of reports.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences/Economics/Social Work /Gender Studies/Public Administration/Policy or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience at the national/state level working with development projects including hands-on experience of design, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of projects, preferably on Gender Responsive Governance, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment;
  • Some experience of working with national/ state governments on gender issues, preferably on violence against women, gender budgeting. State specific experience will be preferable.
  • Experience of undertaking budgetary/ policy analysis and capacity building of government officials on gender issues.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

Language:

  • Proficiency in English; good command over Hindi and Tamil is desirable.

Source: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=112722

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