Protection Officer – Disability Inclusion

Procedures and Eligibility

Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications – Protection Officer

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

In the Bureaux, the Protection Officer works under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Coordinator or Senior Protection Officer. In the Field, the incumbent normally reports to the Representative, Deputy or Assistant Representative (Protection), Head of Sub Office or Senior Protection Officer as appropriate. The incumbent may have direct supervisory responsibility for protection staff whose work may include RSD, community-based protection, registration, resettlement, complementary pathways, internal displacement and education, among other areas. In HQ, the incumbent may report to a Senior Protection Officer, Chief of Section or Deputy Director and may supervise other protection staff.

The incumbent acts as an advisor to senior management in, when not responsible for, designing a comprehensive protection strategy under the area of responsibility (AoR). S/he represents the Organization to authorities, UN sister agencies, partners and other stakeholders on protection policy and doctrine.

The Protection Officer coordinates quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern under the AoR. S/he ensures that persons of concern of all age, gender and diversity groups are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying and implementing appropriate solutions to their problems. To undertake this role effectively, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with other relevant teams within the operation or the Bureau (including programme; PI and external relations; IM) and with DIP, communities of concern, authorities, protection and assistance partners as well as a broader network of stakeholders who can contribute to enhancing protection and achieving solutions.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


  • Provide technical guidance and support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues.
  • Stay abreast of and report as relevant on legal political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Engage relevant national authorities and structures in identifying and expanding opportunities in view of developing or strengthening national asylum/RSD systems.
  • Facilitate a consultative process with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement a comprehensive protection and solutions strategy addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identities (LGBTI persons), persons living with HIV/AIDS; gender equality and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) priorities with regard to these persons.
  • In operations applying the Cluster Approach, seek to ensure the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in a strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations.
  • Support senior management to ensure the protection strategy is fully integrated into the Country Operations Plan, the UN Development and Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Humanitarian Country Team¿s common humanitarian response plan where applicable, as well as with the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and the Three Year Strategy on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways.
  • Promote relevant International, Regional and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct and ensure that all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations fulfil their responsibilities in mainstreaming protection.
  • Promote the implementation of the AGD policy, including UNHCR¿s updated commitments to women and girls, and, design, deliver I and monitor programmes on an AGD basis to address identified protection needs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor community-based protection strategies and ensure systematic application and integration of participatory and community-based approaches in protection and solutions planning, programming and strategies.
  • Support the establishment of feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into programme design and adaptation.
  • Support the operation to develop and implement robust prevention, identification, and responses to fraud within protection processes and procedures, including registration, RSD, resettlement and complementary pathways, ensuring the integrity of interventions across all protection activities.
  • Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply with polices and commitment on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures.
  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (including women and others in need of civil documentation, in particular birth certificates).
  • As designated Data Protection Focal Point, assist the data controller in carrying out his or her responsibilities regarding the Data Protection Policy (7.2 DPP).
  • Oversee and undertake eligibility and status determination within the AoR ensuring compliance with UNHCR procedural standards and international protection principles.
  • Promote and implement effective strategies and measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness within the AoR.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an education plan as part of protection strategy within the AoR as relevant.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a child protection plan as part of the protection strategy within the AoR ensuring programmes use a child protection systems approach.
  • Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners.
  • Work to safeguard the rights of persons of concern in the context of mixed movements as relevant.
  • Coordinate the preparation of, implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement and complementary pathways are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern, including undertaking and/or overseeing resettlement and complementary pathways activities.
  • Contribute to the coordination of the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
  • Ensure that the Protection Sector or Cluster has an effective information management component which: provides disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery.
  • Build the protection capacity of national and local government, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis all persons of concern through protection training, mainstreaming and related activities.
  • Coordinate capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Advise and capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and civil society to strengthen legislation and status determination procedures and mechanisms.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

For positions in Bureaux

  • Support the Regional Bureau and Country Operations to reflect the protection and solution angle in support of persons of concern within regional processes.
  • Support Country Operations in the development of strategies to build and further develop national asylum/RSD systems with a view to ensuring their fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity, favourable protection environment and solutions.
  • Assist UNHCR management at regional and country level to comply with polices and commitment on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures.
  • Support Country Operations and ensure they meet their complementary pathways objectives and resettlement quotas.
  • In close collaboration with DIP, (a) contribute to the development of background and general normative, policy, and legal positions, in compliance with UNHCR¿s global protection policies and standards; (b) contribute to the development of strategies at the regional and country level on the usage of law and policy approaches, including legislative and judicial engagement and UN human rights mechanisms ¿and/or regional ones ¿ and other protection frameworks, and integrated human rights standards in protection strategies and advocacy; and (c) support coordination and review of UNHCR¿s country reports to the UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Engage in relevant international and regional fora and contribute to forging regional partnerships to advocate for key protection and mandate issues, and engage in cross-cutting protection-related matters, including mixed movement, internal displacement and climate change/disaster-related displacement responses, as well as Statelessness, in cooperation with DIP and where relevant RSD.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

  • Law
  • International Law,
  • International Refugee Law,
  • International Human Rights Law,
  • International Humanitarian Law, Refugee and Forced Migration
  • Political Sciences
  • or other relevant fields.

Certificates and/or Licenses Protection Learning Programme RSD- Resettlement Learning Programme

Relevant Job Experience


  • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in the area of refugee protection, internal displacement, human rights or international humanitarian law, including experience in working directly with Field Offices.
  • Good knowledge of International Refugee and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Excellent legal research, analytical skills and drafting.


  • Diverse field experience.
  • Good IT skills including database management skills.

Functional Skills

  • Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators;
  • International Refugee Law;
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD);
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Coordination and Projects management;
  • Comprehensive Solutions Framework;
  • Human Rights Doctrine/Standards
  • International Humanitarian Law;
  • Judicial engagement;
  • Protection and mixed-movements;
  • Internal displacement;
  • Climate change and disaster-related displacement;
  • Community-based Protection
  • Accountability to affected people

Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

  • C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 – Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M002L3 – Managing Performance Level 3
  • M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
  • M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
  • M003L3 – Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • X004L3 – Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X007L3 – Political Awareness Level 3

Additional  Information

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Closing Date

 Compendium is Wednesday 9 October  2019 (midnight Geneva time)

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the review includes actors, systems, structures and expertise in Jordan on humanitarian action inclusive of UN, bilaterals, INGOs, national NGOs and government as well as stakeholders focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus approach.

The consultant will be part of a team of technical experts and is expected to contribute to the following tasks:

1. Desk review and data analysis:

  • Review of the gender responsiveness of the indicators included in the Sector Dashboard and sector plans.
  • Review the incorporation and analysis of SADD in ISWG tools and data resources and JORISS monitoring and reporting tools. Including but not limited to the following documents:
  • A sample of 20 relevant dashboards, factsheets and Key documents published by UNHCR in 2018;
  • Vulnerability Assessment Framework Population Survey (VAF) 2017 and 2019;
  • Age Gender Diversity Mainstreaming Participatory Assessment (AGDM PA) 2017;
  • Available sector performance surveys;
  • JORISS sector monitoring exercises 2017;
  • Review of the coding according to the criteria established by the IASC Gender Marker of the approved proposals in the JHF call for proposals in 2018
  • Review of the IASC Gender Marker coding for gender-targeted and if possible, gender mainstreamed approved projects with the information available in the JORISS system for 2018.

2. Key informant interviews:

  • Develop the questions for the KIIs according to the desk review results against the M&E and Financial Resources components of the Indicators Framework criteria.
  • Undertake 15-20 interviews with identified Key informant interviews.

3. Provide recommendations and present findings:

  • Provide specific recommendations on how to improve the M&E tools, data resources and available expertise in the humanitarian architecture in Jordan.
  • Provide inputs to draft an action plan to implement findings and recommendations of the review.
  • Present provisional findings to the reference group and incorporate feedback.


Core values

  • 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.

Core Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience


Postgraduate university degree in development studies, social development, gender studies or related field;

Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the humanitarian/development sector, including 5 years of field-based work focused on M&E, is required;
  • Proven experience and expertise on Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) required;
  • Proven understanding of humanitarian architecture, key stakeholders, and duty-bearers is required;
  • Proven knowledge of global commitments, initiatives and guideline documents (such as IASC Gender Handbook and Gender with Age Marker) on GiHA.

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application closing date: 29th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response –

Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; 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.


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. [1] According to the 2019 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), an estimated 1.8 million people are displaced, and new displacements are ongoing. [2]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[3]. 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.

[1] Nigerian Humanitarian Response Plan-2019
[2] UN Women Northeast Donor Mission Briefing Note-2019
[3] 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:

  • Assess the extent to which the livelihood and protection sector plans and strategies are gender-responsive, and how sector partners are mainstreaming a gender perspective in their programming, in accordance to global standards, including the IASC gender standards commitments;
  • Determine the extent to which sectors have been able to articulate gender priorities and assess existing knowledge, capacity and resources within the relevant clusters to promote the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian settings;
  • Develop recommendations for promoting gender equality principles and strengthening gender-responsive programming in alignment with IASC gender policy and accountability framework and other humanitarian standards and frameworks, such as the Agenda for Humanity, with the view to strengthening integration of gender-related commitments in sector plans, strategies, programs, communications and practices.;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses with respect to gender mainstreaming, and provide actionable recommendations, including short and medium terms steps necessary to deliver effective and quality gender-responsive programming that addresses and meets the needs of the affected population with particular focus on the needs and priorities of conflict/crisis-affected women and girls.
  • Assess the quality and effectiveness of existing mechanisms aiming to further strengthen their participation and engagement in priority setting in relation to the humanitarian and crisis response and enhance accountability and results for crisis-affected women and girls, men and boys including on PSEA/SH related matters.


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:

  1. General statistics/Quality of Gender analysis and Gender responsive humanitarian needs assessment;
  2. Management and gender mainstreaming support at the sector level in relation to development of plans and strategies; including yearly plans in the HRP, HNO, advocacy strategies and technical support
  3. Sector planning, prioritization and resource allocations with focus on gender elements and priorities
  4. Sector partners’ resources and capacities in relation to supporting and implementing gender responsive humanitarian action and areas for capacity development;
  5. Gender mainstreaming in programmes and advocacy/communication-related actions and initiatives
  6. Staffing and human resources required for gender responsive humanitarian action
  7. Financial resources/budget; monitoring and evaluation
  8. Partnerships for the advancement of gender responsive humanitarian action
  9. Mechanisms to enhance accountability towards the crisis affected women and girls-men and boys, linking this discussion to existing community-based complaint mechanisms

Report should:

  • Contain an executive summary (mandatory)
  • Be analytical in nature (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Be structured around the key issues/entry points highlighted above and related findings/lessons learnt
  • Include key findings and good practices as well as opportunities and entry points to scale these up
  • Include recommendations and a strategy on the next steps

Key Deliverables

  • Inception report and Methodological plan, tools and time-frame
  • Briefing session during the process of data collection
  • Number of workshops and sessions with stakeholders as part of the inception, roll out and validation of the gender audit
  • Final report, including recommendations, action plan and monitoring strategy for the developed action along with an MIS tool.
  • Debriefing session with Senior Management Team

Key Performance Indicators

  • Gender Audit workplan;
  • Gender Audit instruments (examples: matrix with key questions and means of verification, questionnaires, interview protocols, meeting programmes, focus group methodologies, etc.)
  • Documented records of interviews and observations with stakeholders. Draft Gender audit findings.
  • Presentation of findings to key stakeholders
  • Draft report delivered to UN Women for consideration and for comments.
  • Enhanced understanding of the UN Women mandates in the Project.



  • 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.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing 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.


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


  • Gender and policing in humanitarian context
  • Excellent knowledge of Gender and Humanitarian, Women’s rights and participation in leadership and decision making
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Knowledge of the North East Nigeria humanitarian crisis and its gender impact
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Full compliance with UN Women ‘s regulations and operating procedures
  • Ability to plan work assignments and to establish priorities
  • Ability to break down complex information and simplify to facilitate understanding by persons with limited literacy
  • Negotiating skills and ability to work at all levels with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting understandings
  • Excellent investigation skills and experience engaging vulnerable populations to bring the desired issue to the fore.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; capacity to recognize and respond appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Postgraduate degree in international relations, gender, development studies relevant to social science subject
  • ILO Participatory Gender Audit certification desirable


  • Excellent knowledge of gender, and progressively responsible experience in gender mapping and analyses, conducting gender audit and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming, including in humanitarian settings and in relation to humanitarian and crisis response
  • Previous experience or engagement with conflict-affected communities.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering multi-stakeholder workshops and focus group discussions
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of issues related to gender equality in Nigeria is desirable
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming and planning is desirable
  • Working for an international NGO desirable

Language Requirements

Excellent oral and written English language skills, and one of the languages spoken in the North-East. Knowledge of Hausa is desired.

Application closing date: 31st October 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)


Consultant on Violence against Women Data

Consultant on Violence against Women Data

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, 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.

Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to technically contribute to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data, as well as other VAW data and research activities of the Section, in particular those related to the Spotlight Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data:

Contribute technically to inter-agency work around VAW data collection, analysis and reporting, in particular in relation to the monitoring and reporting of SDG target 5.2 indicators, including work around the estimates led by WHO; Contribute to the finalization of the update and expansion of the UN Women’s matrix of VAW prevalence data. Support other work of the Joint Programme, in particular the Expert Group Meeting on VAW Administrative Data and follow-up actions, as well as the development of a request for proposals for regional institutions for capacity building on VAW prevalence surveys in Arab States and Eastern and Southern Africa. Support the communications and dissemination of the Joint Programme activities and results. Provide technical contributions to the data and research activities of the EVAW Section:

Technically contribute to data and research activities for all products of the EVAW Section, including technical assistance to UN Women field offices; Support the preparation of budgets and proposed activities for the EVAW Section 2020 AWP, in consultation with the team colleagues, and upload the AWP as well as accompanying materials in RMS; Prepare and update contents for the VKC, in consultation with the EVAW Section team members, regional and country offices, and particularly in relation to the VAW Data Joint Programme, and upload documents and information, as needed; Support the review processes for key documents under the Spotlight Initiative, particularly for the revision of regional and country level results frameworks; the review of regional and country annual workplans, and the consolidation of inputs to various documents by EVAW Section colleagues, as requested. Support monitoring and reporting of joint initiatives as required.


Core values Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism

Core competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women Excellent writing and analytical skills Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes Aptitude in dealing with numbers with high accuracy Flawless attention to detail and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, women’s studies, sociology, psychology, public health, or a related field is required.


At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in ending violence against women and girls programmes, violence against women research and/or programme management; Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment; Experience working with international institutions, donors and civil society organizations; Experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language requirements:

Fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

Application Closing Date – 22 February 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)