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.
UN Women places women’s rights at the center of all its interventions and leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action.
It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Government efforts on empowerment of women and gender equality building effective partnership with civil society and other relevant actors.
Background / Context
UN Women in Nigeria is working with the Government, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local actors to empower conflict affected women and girls and improve their access to opportunities, rights and services including justice and livelihoods in Northeast Nigeria.
North-East Nigeria has experienced heightened crisis since 2009 due to the insurgency by the Non-State Armed Groups and counter-
insurgency operations by the Government of Nigeria. The crisis, which is principally a protection crisis has impacted women, men, girls and boys differently.
According to the 2019 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), an estimated 1.8 million people are displaced, and new displacements are ongoing.
Of this number, women and children are the most affected at 87%. Women and girls have been targeted with rape, abduction and conscripted to serve as spies and forced to carry person-
borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED). While men and boys have been targeted for recruitment and are at higher risk of being killed.
The humanitarian community has been providing life-saving assistance to millions of affected people since 2016. In the context of the strong ongoing partnership between the UN and the Government of Nigeria in providing life-
saving and recovery assistance to conflict affected population in the Northeast, UN Women Nigeria established a sub-office in 2018 in Maiduguri Borno State to facilitate enhanced support to women and girls affected by the insurgency.
With a view to enhancing gender sensitive humanitarian response programming and delivery, UN Women supports capacity building efforts of humanitarian actors and implements projects on protection, empowerment of women and resilience building.
Following the emerging shift in ensuring that humanitarian-development nexus needs are addressed together in order to reduce risk, build resilience in the short, medium and long term given the nature and given that humanitarian and recovery responses are not gender neutral, it is imperative that gender sensitive responses are embraced to improve the effectiveness of assistance and resilience-
building efforts, through better targeted support.
In this context UN Women in Nigeria UN Women, with the support of the Government of Japan, is implementing a project on Strengthening the resilience of conflict-
affected women; and their leadership in humanitarian action, peace processes and socio-economic recovery in Borno and Yobe States.
An important aspect of this partnership will include conducting a gender audit of two sectors of humanitarian response delivery.
UN Women will engage the services of an experienced gender consultant to conduct a gender audit of two humanitarian sectors, namely the protection and livelihood sectors.
The audit will assess differential access to, and control of resources and benefits women and men encounter through humanitarian relief and recovery projects.
This will pave the way for the integration of gender equity measures into humanitarian and development programmes and practices of organizations to bring about sustainable organizational change.
The consultant will work, under the overall guidance of the UN Women Nigeria Deputy Representative, with day-to-day reporting to the Maiduguri Sub-
Office Programme Coordinator.
UN Women Northeast Donor Mission Briefing Note-2019
The 2019 Multi-Year HRP
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and planned outcomes
The gender audit consultant is expected to conduct a participatory Gender Audit, which will assess how the two sectors have been mainstreaming gender priorities at sector level and at partner levels programmatically, and recommend measures for further enhancing gender mainstreaming in all actions of the sectors (looking for example, at quality of gender analysis under the HNO for the priority sectors and the programmatic priorities as well as resource allocations under the relevant sections of the HRP).
Specifically, the Gender Audit aims to :
The Consultant will work closely with UN Women staff, protection and livelihood sector leads, partners, OHCT members and the Humanitarian Gender Technical Team and adapt the ILO participatory gender audit tool to conduct the gender audit of two humanitarian response sectors, Protection and Livelihood.
To have a clearer understanding of the context and gender mainstreaming in the northeast humanitarian response so far as well as guide development of an inception report demonstrating how the proposed gender audit adopted in line with context realities, the consultant will have inception meeting with the two sector leads, women led CSOs, Ministry of Women and Affairs and Social Development and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Similarly, the consultant will work with focal points and partners as the designated contact point in setting up meetings, exchanging information, providing documentation, organizing and facilitating workshops (where necessary) to the sectors partners.
The gender audit will be concluded with a feedback session where initial findings are presented to UN Women team and to the sectors partners for comments / feedback and the development of a strategy / work plan in relation to the next steps.
The selected consultant will organize and conduct a gender audit of the livelihood and protection sectors within the context of the North East Nigeria humanitarian operations, covering Borno and Yobe States.
S / he, will provide conceptual, as well as technical, expertise for the efficient delivery of the gender audit activities.
The audit design and methodology will be discussed and agreed with the UN Women team and key stakeholders from the clusters and GIHA members?
at the beginning of the consultancy. The consultant will use different methods : desk review, questionnaire, interviews, and focus groups / discussion sessions during the assignment.
The gender audit will review the quality of gender mainstreaming in the livelihood and protection sector programming, to provide a baseline for progress in the two sectors to identify capacity gaps and inform the development of sector specific gender mainstreaming guidelines, strategic processes, plans and resource mobilization and allocation.
A two-pronged approach will be used-focusing at both the sector level and partners capacities, resources and strategies in relation to gender mainstreaming.
The gender audit will focus on the following areas :
Report should :
Key Performance Indicators
CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES :
Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
CORE COMPETENCIES :
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES :
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.
All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.