Apply for UN Women Recruitment Jobs in Nigeria 2021: UN Women is currently recruiting suitable candidates to fill the following positions listed below.
UN Women – In July 2010, the United nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
National Consultant at the UN Women.
Job Title: National Consultant – Development of Reports on Gender Performance of Target Security Institutions in Nigeria
Post Level: National Consultant
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Duration of Initial Contract: 55 working days
Duration of Assignment: The assignment is expected to take 55 working days from the date of signing the contract.
- 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.
- The active participation of women and girls in shaping their future, based on a recognition of their dignity and capacities, is posited in several global policy frameworks as a basic condition to promote gender equality and women’s rights. SDG 16 “Peace, Justice and effective, accountable, inclusive Institutions” and SDG 5 “Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls” are understood and implemented together, as interdependent and synergic goals.
- Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts to build effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
- In Nigeria, gender inequality is widespread due to patriarchy, imbalance in socio-economic opportunities, cultural and religious factors and inadequate enabling legal and policy frameworks, among other factors.
- The violence or threat of violence that women and girls face is a consistent thread, ranging from domestic violence, traditional harmful practices, fear of standing for elected office, sexual harassment of girls and young women, among others, with consequences that constrain women’s autonomy and life chances.
- Against this backdrop, UN Women works to support Government’s national priorities, which prioritizes the empowerment of women and girls and their contribution to all areas of economic, political and social development.
- The objective of building and sustaining peace and security across the country is critical for Nigeria, which faces several security challenges including the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, the Farmers/Herders conflict in the Middle Belt, and conflicts over natural resources in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
- Nigeria’s National Action Plan (NAP) for implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 acknowledges the need to promote gender-responsive security sector reforms, although full-scale implementation at policy and operational levels remains a challenge to date.
- Despite ongoing measures by security institutions and partners amidst increasing commitment to gender responsive operations and security institutions, critical gaps and challenges remain. In April 2020, UN Women launched the project “Enhancing Gender Responsive Security Sector Reform and Strengthening Community-Security Relations” with support from the Government of Germany.
- The project was launched in response to gaps identified in women’s representation in the security sector and the wider need for a gender-responsive approach to security operations.
- This project aims to enhance gender sensitive security sector (SSIs) operations and foster community dialogue between women affected by conflict and security sector actors through three pillars of engagement.
- First, at the strategic level, the project will seek to put in place an enabling gender-sensitive policy environment including through policy dialogue and policy development.
- Second, the project will support capacity building for security personnel through the development and roll-out of relevant training curriculum and materials, particularly for front-line personnel.
- And lastly, support to meaningful engagement and collaboration by affected women, and women’s organizations with security sector institutions and personnel in community security.
- Under the first component, UN Women has supported the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to launch and convene the Security Sector Gender Reference Group, comprising of Gender Advisers and Focal Points from a wide range of security sector institutions, co-chaired by the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The Group objectives include to:
- Serve as an inter-agency platform for identifying strategic issues and gaps (policy and programming) with regards to gender responsive security sector in Nigeria;
- Exchange existing research and good practice, as well as discuss emerging developments and needs across the various institutions;
- Ensure greater collaboration and interaction between gender-specific structures of security sector actors;
- Undertake periodic assessment of the overall performance/gender responsiveness of the security sector.
- As it relates to the last objective, the group has identified as part of its annual work-plan, the generation of an annual report on the gender performance of Nigeria’s security sector institutions, case studies of good practice, and emerging developments and entry points for policy engagement.
- It has also developed a basic monitoring framework in this regard. Moreover, UN Women intends to develop a consolidated report of good practices linked to its support on gender-responsive security sector interventions in Nigeria over the last three years.
- To provide technical support towards this endeavour, UN Women will recruit a national consultant to develop the Annual Report on Gender Performance of Nigeria’s Security Sector, as well as a consolidated report of good practices on gender-responsive security sector intervention in Nigeria, supported by UN Women over the last three years (2019-2021).
Duties and Responsibilities
- The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop a Report on the Gender Performance of Nigeria’s Security Sector Institutions, and a consolidated report of good practices on gender-responsive security sector intervention in Nigeria, supported by UN Women over the last three years. Both reports will also include case studies of good practice, lesson learned, and developments and entry points for enhanced policy engagement and performance.
- Under the supervision of the UN Women and working closely with the chair and co-chair of the Reference Group, and strong engagement with its members, the consultant will:
- Undertake consultative and planning meetings with UN Women and the co-chairs of the Reference Group;
- Map and review past assessments and reports on the gender performance of various security institutions in Nigeria;
- Review and refine the basic monitoring framework developed by the Group;
- Undertake desk review and KIIs/FGDs to collate relevant data, information, and case studies;
- Draft and present draft reports to the Group, UN Women and other key stakeholders for validation and incorporate inputs
- Generate final reports, including a dissemination strategy.
- In addition, under the supervision of the UN Women management, programme and communications team, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Map and review past assessments and reports on the gender performance of various security institutions in Nigeria supported by UN Women over the past three years (2019 – 2021);
- Develop a report on UN Women’s interventions in support of different arms of the security sector and other relevant institutions in Nigeria, including NAPTIP. The report will be disseminated to a wide range of stakeholders and partners at national, regional and global levels, including upload on UN Women’s websites.
- The selected consultant will be expected to complete the following key-deliverables within the indicative timeframe:
|1||Inception report (including workplan, methodology, reports outline)||5 days from the commencement of assignment|
|2||Draft annual report on the gender performance of Nigeria’s security sector institutions, case studies of good practice, and emerging developments and entry points for policy engagement; and draft consolidated report of good practices on gender-responsive security sector intervention in Nigeria, supported by UN Women.||45 days from commencement of assignment|
|3||Presentation and validation workshop on the draft reports and dissemination strategy, as well as the revised monitoring framework for the Security Sector Gender Reference Group.||50 days from commencement of assignment|
|4||Final Reports||55 days from commencement of assignment|
- Under the strategic guidance of the Country Representative and in partnership with the UN Women and Reference Group chairs, the proponent will develop and deliver the above listed outputs in accordance with the above outlined timeframe and specifications.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Law, Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies or any related field.
- At least 7 years of relevant experience at national or international level in policy or programming work on gender, security, or WPS;
- Knowledge of international, regional, and national instruments, policies, protocols and institutional frameworks that relate to gender and security sector;
- Previous experience in security sector support in Nigeria, particularly gender/human rights mainstreaming;
- Proven experience in documenting case studies, lessons learnt, assessments;
- Fluency in English is required
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
- Experience working in the UN system is an asset
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
- 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.
- Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
- Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
- Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
- Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
- Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
- Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
- Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
- Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
- Knowledge of international human rights treaties and instruments, and the gender dimensions of these legal frameworks;
- Excellent analytical capacity;
- Experience drafting case studies, lessons learnt, and assessment report;
- Ability to speak and write in a clear and gender-sensitive language;
- Familiarity with the UN system and knowledge of UN Women;
Application Closing Date
27th September, 2021 (Midnight New York, USA).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Program Finance Associate at the UN Women
Job Title: Program Finance Associate
Post Level: SB-3
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Additional Category: Gender Equality
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year
- Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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.
- Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
- It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
- As part of its interventions to enhance women’s economic empowerment, UN Women will begin implementation of a regional project on affirmative procurement commencing in the third quarter of 2021.
- The project supports reform and institutional strengthening to improve women led businesses’ access to public procurement and the development of gender responsive procurement initiatives as part of COVID19 response and recovery. The objective of the project is to stimulate equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs through the creation of an enabling environment for women-led SMEs (WSMEs) to participate in public procurement.
- To address the structural barriers faced by women led business, a comprehensive and sustained engagement both on the supply and demand side is planned.
- Hence, on the supply side, the interventions will focus on ensuring that procurement laws and policies are designed and implemented in a gender responsive manner.
- On the demand side, the project will focus on ensuring that women are equipped with technical skills to compete for procurement opportunities. The project will also contribute to mitigate the gendered impact of COVID-19 by helping women-led SMEs build new capacities to manage their activities online, operate remotely and adjust their business models, including exploring opportunities for the delivery of COVID related goods and services.
- UN Women Nigeria is seeking a program finance associate to support implementation of the new project, as well as other interventions under the Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme.
- Reporting to the Programme Specialist, WEE, under the strategic guidance of the Operations Manager in the CO, the Programme Finance Associate works with and provides support to the members of the WEE team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
- S/he contributes to research, financial management and programme implementation, including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme/Finance associate will also support activities in the wider CO operations and programme teams as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide financial support to the management of the Programme in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems:
- Review and verify financial transactions , activities, and documentation; taking corrective action as needed and reporting any unusual activities;
- Monitor financial exceptions reports for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions;
- Create projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial closure of a project;
- Provide administrative support in monitoring budget preparation and the finances of programmes/projects; including the finalization of FACE forms;
- Review financial reports;
- Prepare information for the audit of programme and support implementation of audit recommendations;
Prepare and administer the Programme budgets in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems:
- Formulate the budget, control allotments, monitor expenditures, and prepare revisions according to the needs of the programme;
- Track the appropriate and timely use of financial resources, implement and maintain control mechanism for programme through monitoring budgets preparation and modifications and budgetary status;
- Collect, verify and present information and data for use in the planning of financial resources and the formulation of the programme work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities;
- Provide assistance in Annual Work Plan entry in Results Management Systems (RMS) as required
- Undertake corrective actions on un-posted vouchers, including vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions and unapproved vouchers. Respond to RO/HQ requests to resolve financial data issues;
Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of the programme:
- Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets and proposals on programme implementation arrangements ;
- Provide technical guidance to the CO and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
- Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization of meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
- Make travel arrangements for the Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims; prepare public information materials and briefing packets;
- Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
- Identify sources and father and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches, and position papers.
Provide administrative support to resource mobilization:
- Compile and process information from donors, COs and programme team as inputs to various databases and documents
- Prepare drafts for cost sharing agreements including conditions of contributions within resource mobilization efforts adhering standard agreements where possible. Follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts
Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
- Provide administrative support synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to programme management and finance;
- Collect and compile lessons learned and best practices in financial management and services
- Conduct training and/or helping organize training events and activities; as well as participate in trainings;
- Contribute to financial business operational practices and management innovations
- Disseminate to clients and stakeholders as appropriate to build capacity and knowledge
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely and accurate support events, workshops, and missions
- Full compliance of administrative activities with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Timely recording of the WPS programme finances
- Timely and accurate tracking of data for CO management and donor purposes
- Quality maintenance of internal systems
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Good knowledge of programme management;
- Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
- Ability to create, edit, and present information in clear and presentable formats;
- Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
- Strong financial and budgeting skills;
- Strong IT skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Completion of secondary education is required.
- Bachelor‘s Degree in Business or Public Administration is an asset
- At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration or programme management/support;
- Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;
- Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
- Experience in supporting a team
- Fluency in English is required
- Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
Application Closing Date
4th October, 2021 (Midnight New York, USA).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online