United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (HQ)
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.
In September 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with 192 United Nations Member States, committed to implement Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). Seventeen development areas have been declared as universal goals of the 2030 Agenda and all member countries are now part of the new Global 2030 Agenda: The Sustainable Development Goals with 17 goals and 169 targets to measure the progress. Based on lessons from MDGs, governments need to systemically translate their high-level policy priorities into budget decisions and deliver via domestic budget processes.
Countries and governments can respond to broad sustainable development agenda in different ways. Many aspects of health, poverty, education, security, environment, governance, and economic development are addressed in national policy, planning, budgeting, and accountability frameworks. Those may be linked to SDGs, but such linkage may not be explicit or well-articulated. The SDGs bring into governance systems a more comprehensive, structured, and measurable dimension to assess public policies. The SDGs also aim to help countries improve cooperation between ministries, and therefore design and build more coherent public policies. With SDGs explicitly being present in the national policy agenda, countries ensure a more coherent approach to national governance practices.
Based on the situation analysis regarding sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly within the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina���������s accession to the European Union and based on extensive bi-annual consultations (2018-2019) held wiresentatives from institutions at all levels of government and socio-economic stakeholders, three pathways of sustainable development, and their accompanying accelerators, drivers and targets were identified. These three pathways are: 1) Good Governance and Public Sector Management; 2) Smart Growth; 3) Society of Equal Opportunities. Furthermore, two horizontal themes were determined as well, namely i) Human Capital for the Future and ii) the ���������Leave no one behind��������� principle. Subsequently, the governments at all levels engaged in the process of defining their priorities, measures, and activities to provide their contribution for achieving Agenda 2030.
Within the pathway ���������Good governance and public sector management��������� that aims to create an accountable, transparent, efficient, and effective public sector and ensure rule of law, specific priorities include enhancing the process of policy design and coordination, delivering better services for citizens and business community, enhancanagement, public enterprise reforms, reducing corruption, and ensuring a more functional judiciary system. As the 2030 Agenda gains more attention and in line with the growing need to align policies, strategies, and research with the SDGs, the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo expressed its commitment to enhance efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness based on the above pathway. Furthermore, as gender equality (SGD 5) has been among the several policy gaps identified in underrepresented SDG targets, a particular focus should be dedicated to this aspect. Finally, since SDG informed, and gender responsive strategic budgeting is central to these processes – recognizing the crucial role of budgets in implementing public policy ��������� budget needs and resources for implementing necessary changes will be addressed as well.
Under the supervision of the UN Women Governance and Leadership Coordinator, and overall supervision of the UN Women Representative, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Financanton Sarajevo, the consultant will be responsible for providing preliminary assessment of the internal organization of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo and provide guidance on how to improve public administration efficiency and human resources policy and planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this consultancy is to provide a preliminary assessment of the internal organization of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo and provide guidance on how to improve public administration efficiency, as well as inclusiveness and gender equality in human resources policy and planning in the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo that work for the SDGs, building on the strengths that exist and identifying areas were capacity building is necessary.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultancy envisages gender sensitive data generation, analysis, suggestions for capacity development for increased system strengthening, individual and institutional empowerment and skills development. The consultant should undertake a gender responsive approach in addressing the assessment which entails developing appropriate methodologies for data collection, monitoring and evaluation. The consultant should, furthermore, provide a framework for ensuring systematic attention to the gender dimension in all suggested human resources policy and planning and envisaged reform processes. As an example, the consultant should provide basic information on the gender breakdown of staff at different levels or grades and assess the extent to which human resources in the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo are gender differentiated in terms of their divisions of labour and associated hierarchies (address issues such as the under-representation of women in senior positions, concentration of women at the lower end of the hierarchy/salary grades, etc.) in order to present a basis for developing appropriate policies in line with SDG.
The consultancy should comprise but not be limited to the desk review of relevant legal and policy documents (such as the Rulebook on the internal organization of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo, the Law on Gender Equality in BiH, SDG Framework in BiH, etc.) with the objective to:
identify and analyse the responsibilities and core functions of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo in respect of planning for and managing of the activities applying a gender lens; undertake an assessment of how those responsibilities are divided and those functions performed and, to the extent possible, to compare this with the situation in other European countries; make recommendations that would allow the functional competencies of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo to be rationalised and re-organised in order to promote efficiency, enhance performance and advance gender equality against the backdrop of the identified SDG priorities in the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo; identify training gaps/needs both in terms of skills and competences, and gender-learning identify the budget needs and from which sources these needs can be financed to implement the necessary changes/recommendations that work for the SDGs (SDG 5 in particular).
The findings of the consultancy can also serve as a guidance to monitor and report on SDGs, in line with BIH governments��������� commitments to establish a functional system for long-term coordination of implementation as well as monitoring and reporting on Agenda 2030.
DELIVERABLES AND TIMEFRAME
The consultant will be expected to submit the following deliverables within the indicative timeframe:
Timeline and due dates
Workplan and methodology submitted to UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo for review, and finalized following approval
22 FEB 2022
Desk review of relevant laws, rulebooks, regulations, roadmaps etc. related to human resources and overall sustainable development of public administration, while having in mind identified SDG priorities, with recommendations for improvement of existing legal documents or adoption of ns, towards digitalization of business processes and better management of human resources, submitted to UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo for review, and finalized following approval
7 MAR 2022
Assessment of responsibilities and core functions of the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo in respect of planning for and managing of the activities of the Ministry with two sets of recommendations on:
how to improve efficiency in line with the needs and objectives of the Ministry towards more efficient public administration, how to improve inclusivity and gender equality in human resources policy and planning that work for the SDGs (SDG 5 in particular, but not exclusively),
Submitted to UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo for review, and finalized following approval
15 APR 2022
Assessment of necessary changes that can serve as baseline to monitor and report on SDGs/Agenda 2030 implementation, with a focus on strategic and gender responsive budgeting, submitted to UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo for review, and finalized following approval
6 MAY 2022
List of key messages for social media content and final report on findings, conclusions and suggestions for follow-up, submitted to UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo for review, and finalized following approval
20 MAY 2022
31 MAY 2022
The consultancy will last 50 days in the period from 15 February 2022 to 31 May 2022. The assignment will not require presence on UN Women premises but will require consultant���������s presence in Sarajevo for any consultations with the Ministry of Finance of Canton Sarajevo.
All deliverables should be submitted to the UN Women Governance and Leadership Coordinator in BHS. The final deliverable should be completed by 20 May 2022. Approval time required to review the deliverables before authorizing payments is 7 days.
Respect for Diversity; Integrity; Professionalism.
Awarand Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; Accountability; Creative Problem Solving; Effective Communication; Inclusive Collaboration; Stakeholder Engagement; Leading by Example.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience; Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UN Women; Development and Operational Effectiveness; Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills; Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies; Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach/advocacy; Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported; Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems; Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource.
Leadership and Self-Management
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude; Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure; Proven networking skills and ability to generate interest in UN Women���������s mandate; Identifies opportunities and builds strong partnerships with clients and partners.
Required Skills and Experience
Master���������s degree in law or legal studies. Bachelor���������s degree in law or legal studies is acceptable in lieu of a master���������s degree with additional 2 years of experience.
At least 5 years of working and/or research experience in the field of human resources and/or public administration reforms; Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic analysis, and in-depth sectoral analysis (at least 2 such studies produced); Excellent writing skills required, as demonstrated by previous high-quality research/analytical reports on relevant topics; Previous eilar context with government and/or public institution; Knowledge of Agenda 2030 and/or interest in gender issues; Working experience with international organizations and/or UN System is an asset.
Proficiency in written and oral English and proficiency in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian;
Good computer skills in Windows environment, knowledge of internet communication and command of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), Zoom and MS Teams.
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