Under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, UN Women in Timor-Leste is seeking a non-government organization (or joint application from several organizations) to engage in capacity development with civil society on the State Budgeting process and gender-responsive budgeting for addressing Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), which will both contribute to stronger advocacy and presentation of recommendations.
The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender-equitable Timor-Leste. The programme is aligned to the Timor-Leste “National Action Plan on Gender-based violence (2017-2021) and National SDG Roadmap, particularly on SDGs 5 and 16.
The organization(s) will:
- Organize the Gender-Responsive Budgeting Working Group to develop analysis of the State Budget allocations and expenditures related to implementing the LADV and NAP GBV and conduct briefings/ with Parliament (GMPTL, Commission C, CEPIG) to strengthen oversight capacities on GBV.
- Work closely with a UN Women GRB Consultant to increase CSO capacities, including women with disabilities and members of the LGBTIQ community to use GRB for budget analysis and monitor the implementation of the NAP GBV.
- Conduct quarterly meetings of the GRB Working Group to update the progress/status of the NAP GBV implementation and proposed costing and contributing to GRB.
- Organize capacity development sessions on GRB and analysis of the State Budget, as well as monitoring of allocations.
- Prepare at least 3 briefs and organize at least 2 consultations with oversight bodies (Parliament and Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice) on NAP GBV implementation and provide recommendations for its revision, including its costs.
- The budget for this proposal should be no more than USD 50,000.
- Technical/functional competencies:
- Organizational experience and credibility on programming for ending violence against women and girls, gender and development.
- Proven commitment to the delivery of results in a professional manner (able to provide records of successful projects).
- Presence/outreach in relevant communities.
- Experience in working with international organizations and other UN agencies desirable.
- Has internal programmatic, administrative and financial processes in place to ensure delivery of quality, cost-effective and timely programme results.
- Has adequate numbers of professional staff with adequate qualifications and experience.
- Governance and management structures:
- Officially registered in Timor-Leste (in a consortium or joint proposal one organization must have this status).
- Has a Board of Directors/ managing committee or an appropriate governance structure which are politically impartial, and review key decisions affecting strategy, partnerships, programmes, finance and procurement.
- Has no conflict of interest between staff in the organization and UN Women.
- Has an anti-fraud and corruption policy and consistently implements the policy.
- Has in place policies and procedures regarding data privacy and data protection.
- Has gender considerations reflected by the proportion of women in management and Board of Directors.
- Has the capacity to follow the UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, including reporting requirements to UN Women.
- Financial and administrative structures:
- Has and follows written and transparent financial and administrative rules and regulations.
- Has a clear system for procurement and subcontracting with appropriate checks and balances.
- Has clear documented procedures and internal controls governing the payment cycle (requisition, approval, disbursement versus cash, vouchers etc.)
- Has segregation of duties in receipt and management of funds. Payments require two or more signatures.
- Is subjected to regular external audits (separate from donor mandated programme specific audits).
- Previous unqualified audits available for the past 3 years.
- Has a sustainable financial position.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services:
- Experience managing programmes funded by the European Union.
- Joint applications or consortium involving organizations representing diverse stakeholders are strongly encouraged (noting that submission should be made by one organization as the overall lead or coordinating entity).
- Qualifications of key personnel:
- Taff with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in project/programme development and implementation with strong technical expertise in participatory approaches, research and advocacy.
- University level training in international development, education, gender studies, Social Work or other related area.
- Demonstrated experience in supporting, adapting and piloting evidence-based programming engaging the education sector or (primary/secondary) schools on prevention of violence.
- Commitment to transformative change to respond to and prevent VAWG.
- Knowledge on gender equality, the empowerment of women and violence against women.
- Experience working with UN Women or UN agencies is an advantage.
- Members of staff who are functional in English.
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