Transformative Financing for Gender Equality Coordinator

United Nations Development Programme, India

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th October, 2019

Job Description

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.

As a part of its normative and coordination mandate, UN Women co-facilitates the Feminist Policy Collective, which is an alliance of individuals and organisations working on policy and financing related to women’s rights and gender equality. It aims to modify the nature and practice of gender responsive budgeting from an ex-post analysis of the budget to a Transformative Policy and Financing agenda for gender equality.

UN Women believes that at both national and subnational levels, fiscal policy can be shaped to achieve gender equality outcomes. For instance, well-designed gender budgets can support increased investment in infrastructure, essential services, education, training and skills development for women and girls.

In this context, the Coordinator will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Advisory Groups of Feminist Policy Collective and Deputy Representative at UN Women, to support in management of planned activities and coordinate with relevant team members, including implementing partners and government officials, to ensure successful implementation of the Collective’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women MCO is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to assist in its normative and coordination mandate and strengthening of norms and standards internationally. The main objective of this assignment will be to work closely with the Feminist Policy Collective and provide support on effective management and implementation of workplan on transformative financing for gender equality.

Under the supervision of Advisory Group, Feminist Policy Collective, the Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinating on the workplan of the Feminist Policy Collective (FPC);
  • Providing oversight for the planned programmes, tracking progress, undertaking advocacy and strengthening partnerships;
  • Preparing presentations, proposals and supporting resource mobilization efforts with donors, others;
  • Supporting and widening the expansion of FPC membership across the country;
  • Disseminating the FPC agenda to various stakeholders via email lists, social media, etc.;
  • Preparing monthly reports, minutes, finance reports, et al.; and
  • Collating relevant materials on transformative financing and updating the FPC website on a regular basis.
  • Any other work requested by FPC Advisory Group and UN Women.


  • Implementation of FPC’s workplan;
  • Report on implementation status and progress;
  • Report on training workshops conducted and accompaniment provided in select programmes;
  • Knowledge products on transformative financing;
  • Submission of monthly progress report.


Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women.
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Demonstrated research and analytical capacity;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision;
  • Able to work effectively in a team and in an international environment.

Management and Leadership

  • Focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Willing to work as a team and promote a learning environment and a focus on results-based management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master's degree or equivalent in Social Science, Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Gender Studies, or related field.


  • 5 years of relevant experience on women’s rights and financing in India;
  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy initiatives on women’s rights and gender responsive budgeting;
  • Ability to conduct research independently;
  • Have good programme management, report writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a consultative manner with the Advisory Group/ FPC collective;
  • Previous work experience with UN agencies are considered an advantage.

Language Requirement: Fluency in English.


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