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.
Women’s leadership and political participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes.
Through its Leadership and Governance section, UN Women works to implement Output 4 of the Entity’s Strategic Plan 2018-
21 More women of all ages fully participate, lead and engage in political institutions and processes .
iv) and support women leaders in gender responsive political institutions.
UN-Women Nigeria Country Office works to support women’s political participation and empowerment, among other priorities.
In coordination with national institutions, UN partners and civil society, UN-Women Nigeria CO has identified key targeted interventions to increase women’s representation in decision making at all levels within the current electoral cycle ahead of 2019 general election.
UN-Women Nigeria CO is now seeking the services of an international consultant, to support the coordination of this programming area of work.
Under the supervision of the UN Women Representative in Nigeria, the international consultant will provide the technical support and coordination required to effectively implement the women’s political participation programme in coordination with key partners and stakeholders on the ground.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Women Representative in Nigeria, and in close cooperation with programme staff, the international consultant will provide the technical support and coordination required to implement the women’s political participation (WPP) portfolio ahead of 2019 elections.
To achieve this objective, the consultant will undertake the following tasks :
responsive media coverage.
UNDP programming guide on Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections.
KEY DELIVERABLES :
UN Women Nigeria CO’s work plan on Women’s Political Participation implemented
Strategy to prevent and mitigate violence against women in elections (VAWE) developed and implemented.
UN Women-UNDP Programming Guide on Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections launch event in coordination with UNDP and key national stakeholders
Communications and advocacy strategy to transform gender norms, to sensitize the media and electorate on the need for women in public life developed
Preparation of a comprehensive handover note upon completion of consultancy that includes context and programme / policy recommendations, including status report on all tasks and deliverables and any other relevant information
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability
Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands
Can assess and prioritize work needs quickly; and
Able to relate to external partners, including other international organizations and agencies, NGOs, grassroots community groups, etc.
Sound practical knowledge on women’s political participation programming including on gender responsive electoral processes (i.
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from varied cultures and professional backgrounds, demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills
Experience in working with UN Women or UN or international NGOs on women’s political participation.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or relevant field and / or equivalent practical experience
At least 7 years of experience integrating gender equality and political participation and representation; including proven experience integrating gender equality and electoral cycle, women’s political participation, and gender based electoral violence mitigation
Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments
Experience with UN Intergovernmental processes including those related to women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and gender equality
Experience working with multi-stakeholder organizations is essential : governments, CSOs, and the UN / multilateral / bilateral institutions.
Experience in programme design and results-based management
Experience with UN electoral assistance processes
Language : Fluency in oral and written English is required
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.