National Consultants at UN Women

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Job Title: National Consultant - UN Women Nigeria Situational Analysis for the Development of the New Strategic Note 2018-2020

Responsibilities

  • The overall objective of the consultation is to conduct a situation analysis with regards to the advancement of gender equality and status of women in Nigeria, which will  include an assessment of the framework for gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment, the mandate and the capacity of gender machineries as well as the implementation of national and international commitments in relation  to UN Women’s triple mandate (normative, coordination and programme) to inform the development of the new Strategic Note 2018-2020.
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data on gender equality and women’s empowerment under each of the triple mandated areas of UN Women’s work in Nigeria
  • Analyze key barriers and opportunities for the advancement of gender equality in Nigeria;
  • Analyze new and emerging issues on the development agenda which may have implication for UN Women priorities in Nigeria
  • Identify the main national, regional and international partners working in the areas of intervention of UN Women’s work in Nigeria, the main issues they are addressing and the gaps outstanding.
  • Analyze the main areas of intervention of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF in Nigeria and highlight the possible areas of collaboration with UN Women
  • Assess data quality and identify gaps for gender equality and women empowerment
  • Undertake a comparative analysis to determine the niche for UN Women interventions in line with its triple mandate (normative, coordination and programme)
  • Undertake a causal analysis of the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Undertake partners’ analysis of the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Conduct a capacity analysis on the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Identify key gender issues for prioritization for the New Strategic Note 2018-2020
  • Develop conclusions and recommendations from data and evidence
  • Compile and examine previous lessons learned
  • The overall objective of the consultation is to conduct a situation analysis with regards to the advancement of gender equality and status of women in Nigeria, which will  include an assessment of the framework for gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment, the mandate and the capacity of gender machineries as well as the implementation of national and international commitments in relation  to UN Women’s triple mandate (normative, coordination and programme) to inform the development of the new Strategic Note 2018-2020.
More specifically, the consultant will carry the following tasks:
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data on gender equality and women’s empowerment under each of the triple mandated areas of UN Women’s work in Nigeria
  • Analyze key barriers and opportunities for the advancement of gender equality in Nigeria;
  • Analyze new and emerging issues on the development agenda which may have implication for UN Women priorities in Nigeria
  • Identify the main national, regional and international partners working in the areas of intervention of UN Women’s work in Nigeria, the main issues they are addressing and the gaps outstanding.
  • Analyze the main areas of intervention of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF in Nigeria and highlight the possible areas of collaboration with UN Women
  • Assess data quality and identify gaps for gender equality and women empowerment
  • Undertake a comparative analysis to determine the niche for UN Women interventions in line with its triple mandate (normative, coordination and programme)
  • Undertake a causal analysis of the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Undertake partners’ analysis of the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Conduct a capacity analysis on the different issues under each of the triple mandate
  • Identify key gender issues for prioritization for the New Strategic Note 2018-2020
  • Develop conclusions and recommendations from data and evidence
  • Compile and examine previous lessons learned
Key Deliverables
  • The main deliverable is an analytical report of not more than 30 pages on the situation analysis of gender equality and women empowerment issues under the normative, the coordination and programmatic work of UN Women in Nigeria. The report should reflect on each of the specific tasks indicated in the present terms of reference, following the content below:
  • Executive summary;
  • Lessons learned from documentation review;
  • Analysis of relevant data on gender equality and women empowerment in Nigeria;
  • Causal analysis of the different issues addressed by UN Women’s triple mandate;
  • Capacity analysis of the different issues addressed by UN Women’s triple mandate;
  • Partners’ analysis and comparative advantage of UN Women interventions in Nigeria;
  • Key national gender issues for prioritization for the New Strategic Note 2018-2020;
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
  • The report should properly identify all data sourced. The consultant will also elaborate a PowerPoint presentation to present the methodology and the main information from the situation analysis.
  • Methodology
  • The situational analysis should include: desk review of relevant documents; interviews with key informants /focus group discussions;
Competencies
Integrity:
  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism:
  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Respect for Diversity:
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation:
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
Work in teams:
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing:
  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
Conflict Management:
  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Skills
  • Tracked record on research and high quality report production
  • Strong knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management.
  • Ability to provide policy advice and support to partners.
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Strong planning, goal-setting, prioritization and organizational skills.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or other related field.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the field of research,
  • Proven experience working on Gender issues at global, regional and national levels required ;
  • Excellent knowledge of national context and environment;
  • Knowledgeable on programme management tools and Results-Based Management;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner; ability to organize work efficiently;
  • Previous consultancy experience with development agencies, UN Women and/or with other UN Agencies especially in programme development will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English will be a high priority requirement

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
31st March, 2017.



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