UN Women

International Consultant (Conduct The Country Portfolio Evaluation)

UN Women

Job Description

 

For UN Women, the Country Office (CO) Strategic Note (SN) is the main planning tool for the agency’s support to normative, Coordination and operational work. The Strategic Notes are aligned to the UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2014-2017, national Development Plans, ESARO Strategy and country-level UNDAF. The UN Women SN cycle in Uganda is 2016 - 2020. Below is a brief summary of the Uganda Strategic Note:

UN Women Uganda is in the final year of implementing its Country Strategic Note (2016-2020), through which it supports Government of Uganda and national actors to achieve Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women. This is done through supporting a set of closely connected and mutually enhancing programmes in the areas of: a) Women’s political participation and leadership, b) Women’s Economic Empowerment, c) Ending violence against women and girls and d) Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.

In addition, UN Women Uganda programming is aligned to the global triple mandate as follows:

  1. Normative work: to support inter-governmental bodies and countries in their formulation of policies, standards and norms on GEWE.

  2. Coordination work: entails both work to promote the accountability of the UN system on gender equality and empowerment of women (GEEW), and more broadly mobilizing and convening key stakeholders to ensure greater coherence and gender mainstreaming across the UN

  3. Programme work: to support countries in implementing international standards on GEWE through programme and technical assistance in partnership with government and civil society

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assess the relevance of UN Women contribution to the intervention at national levels and alignment with international agreements and conventions on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  2. Assess effectiveness and organizational efficiency in progressing towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment results as defined in the Strategic Note.

  3. Support the UN Women CO to improve its strategic positioning to better support the achievement of sustained gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  4. Analyse how human rights approach and gender equality principles are integrated in the Design and implementation of the Strategic Note.

  5. Identify and validate lessons learned, good practices and examples of innovation that supports gender equality and human rights.

  6. Provide insights into the extent to which the UN Women CO has realized synergies between its triple mandate (normative, coordination and programme).

  7. Provide actionable recommendations with respect to the development of new programmes/ the next UN Women CO Strategic Note.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;

  • Integrity;

  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;

  • Accountability;

  • Creative Problem Solving;

  • Effective Communication;

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Inclusive Collaboration;

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  1. Advanced degree preferably in Economics or International Development or gender development, social sciences.

Experience

  1. At least 10 years of proven knowledge and experience in providing similar service particularly undertaking action research

  2. Documented previous experience in conducting gender-responsive evaluations

  3. Knowledge of, and experience in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods incl. data Analysis skills

  4. Knowledge of international normative standards on women’s rights and gender mainstreaming processes

  5. Extensive knowledge and experience in using ICT for research, including electronic/digital Data Collection, analysis and reporting.

  6. Strong ability to communicate with stakeholders

  7. Technical competence in the thematic areas to be evaluated

  8. Knowledge of the role of UN Women and its programming, coordination and normative roles at the country level is preferred

  9. Country experience with regard to evaluations.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;

  • Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

Application Procedure

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document. Only duly submitted application with required documents will be accepted and considered for review:

  1. Duly completed Letter of Confirmation of Interest and availability using the template provided at: http://www.ug.undp.org/content/uganda/en/home/operations/procurement.html

  2. Personal CV, indicating all past experience undertaking similar or related assignments, as well as the contact details (email and, telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references. The link to UN Women P11 template is: http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/p_11_form_unwomen%20doc.doc?v=1&d=20141013T121437

  3. Technical proposal

  4. Financial proposal

  5. Interested and qualified persons should visit the vacancies on the UNDP Site located at http://jobs.undp.org for details and submit applications no later than 19 June, 2020

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.
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