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International Consultant, UN Women, Bangladesh


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8+ Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree

About International Consultant, UN Women, Bangladesh:

Location : Dhaka, Bangladesh, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline : 01-Jul-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 17d 19h 39m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 40 days between 15 July to 31 October 2023

About UN Women:

UN Women is a United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It was established in July 2010 as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. UN Women advocates for the rights of women and girls and focuses on a wide array of issues, including violence against women, access to education and healthcare, and under-representation in economic and political decision-making. UN Women is the only global organization working to make gender equality a reality in every way, from grassroots programs with the most vulnerable women and girls to changing attitudes and helping governments design gender-equal policies. UN Women is a global champion for women and girls, and it works to accelerate progress in meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women is headquartered in New York City, and it has a presence in many countries around the world.

Apply also: Field Organizer, BRAC, Bangladesh

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Activity: 1.1: Analyze progress, achievements, and gaps in the GRB approach used in Bangladesh

  • Analyze the current macroeconomic situation associated with PFM reform, its action plan, and performance-based budgeting. How GRB can be positioned to support adequate financing for gender equality in the current geopolitical situation and LDC graduation context in Bangladesh.
  • Analyze the inclusion of GRB in the budget cycle process, and highlight key achievements, challenges, and opportunities of GRB intervention in the last 10 years.
  • Develop a methodological note for Finance Division for GRB to be included in IBAS++, budget coding, budget classification, and overall budget-making process in Bangladesh.
  • Review capacity development efforts on GRB by the Finance Division and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and their effectiveness.
  • Document case studies on two sectors to capture past and current experiences and efforts to strengthen GRB.

Methodology: Desk Review, Document Analysis, Key Informant Interviews

Activity 1.2: Map the emerging context for gender-responsive planning and budgeting in Bangladesh

  • Draw analysis from the updated Development Finance Assessment (DFA) and Financing Strategy (FS) for SDGs, highlighting and recommending new and existing forms of aid architecture and financing mechanisms to ensure continued financing for gender-related priorities.
  • Map and review national and local level policies and guidelines for planning and budgeting and assess its implications for integrating gender into plans and budgets.

Methodology: Desk Review, Document Analysis, and Key Informant Interviews

Activity 1.3: GRB Strategy for the local government institutions

  • Review laws and policies of local government and assess the perception of different stakeholders, including elected representatives, government officials, functionaries, and individual experts (CSOs, researchers, women’s organizations) to apply GRB at local government institutions.
  • Identify entry points for GRB in local government institutions, and highlight opportunities and challenges to use GRB to advance gender equality at the local level.

Methodology: Key Informant Interviews, Survey, Document Analysis, and Stakeholder Consultations

4. duties and responsibilities

  • Inception report with a methodology for GRB forward-looking assessment.
  • Secondary desk review, particularly review of national laws, policies, and existing institutional mechanisms related to GRB.
  • Prepare tools for quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • Organize Key Informant Interviews with government officials, policymakers, academia, and civil society organizations.
  • Develop a detailed analysis of the implication of GRB of two sectoral ministries.
  • Develop an assessment report covering the progress, achievements, and gaps of GRB in Bangladesh.
  • Organize a validation workshop with relevant stakeholders on the assessment report.

Main Requirements:


  • Master’s degree in economics, Gender, and Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, Social Science, or any other related field of study.

Technical Competencies:

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in macroeconomics and gender
  • Strong analytical skills and track record in producing high-quality GRB analysis
  • Excellent skills in strategy development for government partners
  • Effective writing skills, particularly communicating technical information in a way that is understood by multiple audiences
  • Experience working with different stakeholder groups in a multicultural environment


Language and report writing skills, including excellent command of English (oral and written)


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