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UNDP recruiting Women's Economic Employment and Inclusive Local Development Consultant

Home-based, 30 January 2018


The global programme, Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD) is jointly implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Women. The programme addresses structural impediments that prevent women from entering the labour market through local public and private investments, with an emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The programme is currently being piloted in three Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2017-2018, which include Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda.

Through a Gender Sensitive Local Economic Assessment tool (LEA) the programme identifies, in consultation with the local governments and communities, the most pressing bottlenecks women face at the local level that impede their participation in the economy. To address these barriers, the programme identifies practical solutions in the form of public and private investments. A set of gender criteria is used to identify the most viable investments with maximum impact on women's economic empowerment.

Within this framework, the IELD programme seeks a consultant to support the joint programme through specific inputs into tools and technical support on programme implementation in general and to support the development of the portfolio on women's economic empowerment. The successful candidate will be based in UNDP and will report to the Director of UNDP Gender Team based in HQ and the IELD Programme Manager based in UNCDF HQ on a day to day basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical and operational support for the global programme “Inclusive and Equitable Local Development” (IELD):

 Support UNCDF and UNDP in the implementation of the joint programme including, but not limited to:

  • Technical backstopping for project-related documents and knowledge products

  • Support strategic partnership and resource mobilization activities

  • Support the development of gender- responsive technical tools

  • Coordination and technical support on country projects as needed.

  • Procurement and coordination of technical experts

  • Quality assurance, production and dissemination of knowledge products

  • Support the adaptation and inclusion of Gender Economic Policy and Management Initiative (GEPMI) as necessary

Strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy:

  • Support the Programme manager on building strategic partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society based on strategic goals of UNCDF, country needs and donors’ priorities;

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of proposals and substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

Provide support on Economic Empowerment of Women:

Support the activities in the framework of the SDGs, to benefit the work of UNDP on gender equality and empowerment of women as well as the strategic outcomes of IELD, including, but not limited to:

  • Technical research and drafting support for knowledge products as necessary, as well as support for technical briefs, speeches and talking points for senior management as required.

  • Procurement and coordination of technical experts, quality assurance, production and dissemination of knowledge products

  • Support for organizing and coordinating high-profile events

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