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Position: Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Trainer

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking for a Short-Term Gender Responsive Budgeting Trainer (STTA) for the USAID-funded Local Effective Governance Activity in Kosovo. It is anticipated that the assignment will require up to 11 days of consultant’s engagement.


ICMA advances professional local government worldwide through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics. ICMA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1914, provides data and information, peer and results-oriented technical assistance, and training and professional development to its more than 12,000 members who are local government leaders and practitioners. The management decisions made by ICMA's members affect millions of individuals living in thousands of communities, from small villages and towns to large metropolitan areas.The organization is an internationally recognized publisher of information resources ranging from textbooks and survey data to topical newsletters and e-publications. ICMA provides technical assistance to local governments in developing and decentralizing countries, helping them to develop professional practices and ethical, transparent governments. The organization performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking for a Short-Term Gender Responsive Budgeting Trainer (STTA) for the USAID-funded Local Effective Governance Activity in Kosovo. It is anticipated that the assignment will require up to 11 days of consultant’s engagement.


The purpose of the Local Effective Governance activity in Kosovo is to strengthen the operations and inclusiveness of municipal governance in municipalities with non-majority communities in Kosovo. Local Effective Governance activity has the objectives to improve equitable, efficient, and transparent municipal governance which responds to citizens’ priorities with a focus on non-majority participation in democratic structures, and to increase active citizen participation of both majority and non-majority communities in municipal structures. Local Effective Governance activities will be conducted in the following 14 municipalities: Leposavić/Leposaviq, Zvečan/Zveçan, Mitrovica/Mitrovicë North, Zubin Potok, Gračanica/Graçanicë, Ranilug/Ranillug, Štrpce/Shtërpcë, Obilić/Obiliq, Istog/Istok, Klina/Klinë, Dragash/Dragaš, Parteš/Partesh, Klokot/Kllokot, and Novo Brdo/Novobërdë.


Equal opportunities in accessing resources and local government services for both women and men are universally accepted as a condition for development and the promotion of human rights. Gender equality is a principle value of the United States United States Agency for International Development. In accordance with this, the Local Effective Governance Activity is prioritizing the importance of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in local decision making. Similarly, Kosovo is constitutionally devoted to human rights and gender equality, which is a necessary precondition for the country’s development.

Local government activities have a significant impact on residents’ daily li lives through the determination of how budgets are allocated and spent. Municipalities are mandated to develop, approve, implement and monitor local strategic plans, policies and services and that correspond with municipal budgets. For this reason, the equal participation of women and men, especially at decision-making at the local is a necessary condition for inclusive and gender-responsive administration. The legal framework for gender equality has been in place for almost fifteen years, yet municipalities have not fully adopted processes and procedures to ensure gender equality.

Scope of Work:

Specific Tasks

Working closely with LEGA and north Kosovo partners, the GRB Trainer will complete the following tasks: 

  1.  Conduct an assessment of the knowledge and skills of a selected group of trainees regarding gender responsive budgeting. Provide a report of the assessment in English.
  2. Design a two-part training curriculum that will take place in two 3-day increments.

Training 1:

  • Gender Responsive Budgeting – An introduction
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiatives – Good practices and lessons learnt 
  • Different stakeholders and steps of implementation
  • Sex-disaggregated statistics, time use data and gender indicators
  • Gender Responsive Budgeting Tools
  • Gender Aware Policy Appraisal

Training 2:

  • Sex-disaggregated Public Expenditure Incidence Analysis
  • Gender Aware Beneficiary Assessment
  • Sensitive Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys
  • Sex-disaggregated Analysis of the Impact of the Budget on Time Use
  • Engendering Social Accounting Matrices
  • Lobbying and Advocacy Strategies

Training materials should also include:

  • Guidelines for gender responsive budgeting concepts
  • Recommended techniques to help consolidate and reinforce adult learning process through interactive and stimulating activities with participants;
  • A selection of useful reading materials;

Expected results:

  • Training participants equipped with knowledge on Gender Responsive Budgets;
  • Final report on training of trainers with recommendations for further development of capacities on gender responsive budget.

Expected deliverables:

  • Learning needs assessment for ToT program participants regarding gender responsive budgeting; 
  • Delivery of two 3 days trainings on gender responsive budgeting;
  • Training report with recommendations for further candidate development in English;

The trainers will be engaged under short-term consulting agreement on part-time basis, for an estimated time of 11 consultancy days in total in the period from 15 August 2019 until 30 September 2019, including 6 training days in Kosovo and field trips to municipalities. Precise schedule of the trainings will be developed in agreement with the Objective Lead and Youth and Gender Specialist. The LEGA will provide reimbursement for travel and the accommodation costs.

The Expert will report to Objective Lead and Youth and Gender Specialist, holding weekly meetings if necessary and provide brief written weekly reports to LEGA on the progress versus this Scope of Work.

Position Requirements:

The application is open to candidates with valid permit to work in Kosovo

  • University degree in social studies, gender studies or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of gender equality;
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in the field of gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting;
  • Certified trainer for trainers;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to operate under pressure;
  • Fluency in Albanian or Serbian language is a requirement.
  • Fluency in English language is an asset.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the USAID’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of USAID LEGA;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;

Special Instructions:

  • To apply, please send CV, Cover Letter to: info@usaidlega.org
  • The application deadline is close of business Friday July 12, 2019.
  • No telephone calls, please.  Only finalists will be contacted.

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