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Consultant – Gender Budget Analyst

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Peshawar
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
12 April, 2010
Last Date to apply:
22 April, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

8 -10 years experience of public administration and public finance.
• Recognized expertise and experience in Gender Budgeting, Economics, Finance, Gender, Public Policy, or any other related field.
• Experience of analysis of public policies.
• Knowledge of the Pakistan’s national and provincial policies making, budgeting Processes and NWFP culture
• Computer skills, excellent interpersonal team-building and presentation skills.
• Good command over spoken and written communication skills in English.

Description:
 

Background

Gender Analysis of NWFP Provincial Budget (2009-2010)

Ministry of Finance and UNDP Pakistan has signed an agreement for the initiation of a Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project (2008-2012). The objective of the Project is to strengthen institutional capacities for results-based monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction strategies at Federal and Provincial levels. Under this project, a PRS Monitoring provincial secretariat has been established in Planning & Development Department, NWFP.

Budgets are important policy tools of a government that reflect its political priorities. The current provincial budgeting processes and instruments need to be made responsive to addressing the needs of both men and women in a disaggregated fashion.

A key part of the process of gender sensitizing budgets is by reviewing and analyzing the annual budgets and development plans for unbundling their prioritization by sex. This instrument provides an insight to policy makers on which areas of development interventions need to be prioritized to address the needs of men and women equally. The task would contribute to one of the major outputs of the project, “Public spending and allocations in pro-poor sectors reviewed and analyzed with gender sensitive lens in order to better understand the needs of men & women”.

The deliverable/s will support GoNWFP in ensuring that public resource allocation is pro-poor and gender equal, and is premised on advocating for the formulation and implementation of gender sensitive policies and budgets that take into account the differential needs of men, women, boys and girls.

Thus the primary focus of this study will be to analyze the differentials in the policies and resource allocations of the budget 2009-10 on males and females. The publication of the analysis/review will ensure that stakeholders gain increased knowledge. It will also lead to an understanding of the gendered nature of budgeting outcomes and result in promoting the formulation and implementation of gender sensitive provincial policies, programs and budgets at the provincial level.


Objective:

The deliverable will aim to disaggregate the NWFP ongoing Annual Development Plan and Budget for providing the GoNWFP with a snapshot of government budgetary priorities from a gender perspective, to highlight the gender gaps in development policies and budgets and to promote gender equality in resource allocation. It would help the GoNWFP to ensure that budgets and associated policies address the needs of women and men, girls and boys of different backgrounds equally, and attempt to narrow any social and economic gaps that exist between them.


Outputs:

• A gender analysis/review of the GoNWFP 2009-10 Budget and ADP delivered.
• The report finding disseminated in a workshop organized by SPRSM, NWFP


Key Focus Areas:

The gender review /analysis of the 2009-10 Provincial Budget is expected to take into account the following crucial areas:

• A critical analysis of policies underpinning the Provincial Budget 2009-10 and ADP.
• A critical analysis of the resources allocated (the budget) to implement specific policies and to highlight the extent to which the budget addresses the socio-economic situation of the population.
• A trend analysis of the provincial budget for the past 2 years (2007-2008 & 2008-2009) across different sectors.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The following tasks needs to be undertaken by the selected consultant:
 
1. Review all relevant budgetary (Budget in Brief , Budget Speech, Details of Demand for Grants and Appropriations etc) and planning documents (ADPs, White papers) of the GoNWFP.

2. To analytically review the government’s commitment towards gender mainstreaming in budget, and indicate resource allocation for gender specific projects and grants projected in the provincial budget (2009-10).

3. To analyze and compare the gender specific allocations in the provincial budget 2009-10 (in terms of increase or cut down) with allocation and spending of the previous year.

4. Highlight the budgetary allocations within ministries and also carry out a sector wise analysis (where applicable) to determine the gender responsiveness in budgetary allocation and also identifying key areas/priorities (if any) not covered in the provincial budget 2009-10.

5. Analyze the level of priority given to selected pro-poor programs in the sectors like Health, Education and Population Welfare etc.(e.g. by expressing the allocation to these and other program as a percentage of the total sector budget). 

6. Give recommendations on possible gender specific sectors/ projects which will help promote gender equality and help in better resource utilization in future budgetary allocations.


Structure of the Study/Report:

The report/study may have four sections. The first section will be the Executive Summary of the report, followed by the methodology and analytical framework. The third section will cover a detailed analysis/review of the gender dimensions of budgetary resources followed by conclusions/ findings and recommendations in the last section of the study/ report.

Deliverables and Payment:

1. Submit the draft gender budget analysis (2009-10) report to the Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project for review.

2. Following comments from the project team, UNDP and other key stakeholders submit a second draft of the gender analysis of the provincial budget (2009-10). 

3. Present the findings of the analysis to appropriate level and make appropriate adjustments to the analysis in view of the comments/feedback of the participants.

4. Give presentations on the findings of the analysis in a workshop hosted by Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project.

The Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project will pay the consultant on submission of the following deliverables:

• Outline of the study       30 %
• First draft of the study/report     30 %
• Finalized study/report  (in the light of the peer review)  40 %

Reporting:

The consultant will report directly to the Provincial Project Director and Provincial Project Manger, Strengthening PRS Monitoring Project NWFP.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters/PhDMasters DegreeA Masters degree in related discipline from a recognized university preferably from a foreign university. Candidates with a PhD degree in the related subject would be preferred.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesLanguage & Report Writing Excellent