Senior Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Consultant
United Nations Development Programme
Abuja, NIGERIA
6d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will undertake the following tasks :

  • Technical leadership to achieve key deliverables during inception phase
  • In close coordination with the UN Spotlight team in country and the RC’s Office, provide support to the baseline development and monitoring and evaluation framework for the Spotlight program, including the development of relevant tools to complete baselines for UN Women activities
  • With support from, and in close coordination with the UN Spotlight team in-country, conduct mapping, assessment and validation of relevant networks, platforms and civil society actors working on the issue of VAWG / SGBV / HP
  • With support from the Spotlight team and in close coordination with UN Spotlight agencies in country, conduct national and state level stakeholder analysis of diverse constituencies on the domestication and implementation of laws and policies on EVAW / SGBV / HP and women and girls’ access to SRHR
  • Lead a review of good practice models and project initiatives that can be adapted / replicated to enhance implementation of the Spotlight Initiative
  • Oversee other research and assessments to guide implementation of activities under UN Women Nigeria Spotlight programme
  • Lead training and capacity-building activities for partners and beneficiaries
  • Provide technical guidance to inform the selection of implementing partners for the Spotlight Initiative
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives targeted to partners.
  • Provide technical guidance to elaborate partnership entry points with government agencies and institutions towards implementation of the Spotlight Initiative
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on EVAW
  • Complete a mapping of relevant civil society organizations for programme implementation and lead the process for partner selection for pillar 6 and other areas of work that UN Women will implement
  • Provide expertise and guidance to program management and implementation
  • Oversee and provide technical inputs in the program implementation plans and program strategies on EVAW
  • Provide technical guidance to enhance monitoring and reporting frameworks for the Spotlight Initiative and the development of the baseline
  • Ensure all UN Women indicators have a baseline
  • Provide substantive technical inputs and policy support to Spotlight team in the CO and support the strengthening of strategies to support the implementation of Spotlight project
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators.
  • Development of Partnerships and networks
  • Build and strengthen multi-sectoral partnerships including with government agencies, civil society and development partners for more effective and coordinated programme development and implementation as appropriate
  • Support donor relations and donor reporting requirements, and produce periodic updates and briefs on the country situation to be used by stakeholders, and UN Women in-
  • country and at Headquarters

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Nigeria on inter-
  • agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies including Spotlight agencies and the RC’s Office, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the project’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with the partners’ efforts
  • Development of Knowledge Products
  • Provide policy recommendations and guidance to inform UN Women’s interventions to end violence against women and girls
  • Work closely with and provide advice to national bodies and interagency groups that influence national policies related to EVAW / GBV / SGBV / HP / SRHR
  • Identify promising practices, technical expertise and strategic opportunities relating to EVAW
  • Identify and disseminate lessons learned and good practices
  • Deliverables

  • A mapping of relevant networks, platforms and civil society actors working on the issue of VAWG / SGBV / HP developed
  • A national and state level stakeholder analysis of varied shades of opinion on the domestication and implementation of laws and policies on EVAW / SGBV / HP and women and girls’ access to SRHR developed
  • UN Women baseline data for the programme including best practices and lessons learned is made available and informs UN Women’s interventions in the context of the Spotlight program
  • Strengthened capacity of national partners, including Spotlight beneficiaries, to work on EVAW, SGBV, HP and SRHR issues
  • Key activities of the Spotlight program inception timely implemented, with the support and buy-in of national partners and in coordination with the Spotlight team in country
  • Core Values :

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Core Competencies :

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
  • Functional Competencies :

    Knowledge Management

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture.
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness :

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results based management and reporting;
  • Ability to apply conceptual models in support of formulations, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programs and projects and mobilize resources.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Strong policy analysis experience and knowledge of WPS
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Management and Leadership :

  • Build strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate good listening skills and responsiveness to the opinion of others
  • Required Skills and Experience

    Education :

  • 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.
  • Experience :

  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience, at the international level in implementing programs on women’s empowerment / ending violence against women
  • Excellent knowledge of program management and results-based management tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner; ability to organize work efficiently and deal with multiple tasks
  • Previous experience working in West Africa is an asset
  • Language :

    Excellent oral and written English skills

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