UN WOMEN NATIONAL GENDER RESPONSIVE BUDGETING (GRB) SPECIALIST
Deadline: 26 December 2012
Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) is one of UN Women’s goals constituted within the development results framework. UN Women strategic plan (2011 – 2013) includes development results framework goal 5: To strengthen the responsiveness of plans and budgets to gender equality at all levels. At an outcome level and in line with the principles embodied in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action anticipated results include more gender responsive national development strategies, strengthened capacity of different branches of government for gender responsive planning and budgeting and increased resources to address the priorities of women and girls at sector level and raise the status for national machineries for women.
UN Women has been supporting GRB initiatives through programming, global advocacy and building strategic partnerships with national governments, civil society, UN agencies and other multi-lateral development organizations. In this process, UN Women Zimbabwe is supporting national partners, the government of Zimbabwe and women’s organizations to contribute towards the economic empowerment of women through capacity building of government to mainstream gender in social and economic sector ministry policy, programmes and budgets in line with National Gender Policy to contribute to poverty reduction. The GRB programme is built on Millennium Development Goals (MDGSs) 1, 3 and 6 on poverty reduction, gender equality and HIV and AIDS which are also the national priority goals.
The expected outcomes of the programme are: (i) improved capacity of government officials and policy makers in mainstreaming gender into legislation, policies, strategies and budgets (ii) Increased demand for accountability from government by CSO’s on national and international commitments for advancing gender equality (iii) improved access to services and resources for women and girls (iv) increased active participation of women in economic and public finance forums at local and national level.
The GRB Specialist will be based at UN Women Harare reporting to the Country Representative.
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