Team Leader / Thematic Evaluation on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, UN Women, Senegal

Team Leader / Thematic Evaluation on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation

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Application Deadline :30-Sep-15
Additional CategoryWomen’s Empowerment
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :03 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :03 Months

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly established the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, consolidating the Organization’s resources and mandates on gender equality for greater impact. The mandate of UN Women brings together four pre-existing entities, calling on UN Women to have universal coverage, strategic presence and ensure closer linkages between the norm setting inter-governmental work and operations at the field level. It entrusts UN Women with a leading role in normative, operational and coordination work on gender equality in the UN system, including women’s political empowerment.
The mandate of UN Women is guided by the Beijing Platform for Action, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Millennium Declaration, relevant General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Commission on the Status of Women and other applicable United Nations instruments, standards and resolutions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for delivering the key evaluation products:
  • Coordinate the work of all other team members during all phases of the evaluation process;
  • Ensuring the quality of outputs and application of methodology as well as timely delivery of all products;
  • Lead the conceptualization and design of the evaluation, the coordination and conduct of the country visits and the shaping of the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the final report;
  • Developing an inception report outlining the design, methodology and the criteria for the selection of the case studies, required resources and indicative work plan of the evaluation team;
  • Assigning and coordinating team tasks within the framework of the TORs;
  • Directing and supervising national consultants on research and analysis of secondary evidence, project documents, databases and all relevant documentation;
  • Coordinating data collection and the conduct of case studies and preparing preliminary findings and case study reports.

Core values:
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values:
  • Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity.
Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
Working in Teams:
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
Communicating Information and Ideas:
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
  • Creating synergies through self-control.
  • Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements.
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
Functional Competencies:
  • Create, edit and presents information in clear and presentable formats;
  • Ability to contribute to change management and business re-engineering processes;
  • Establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client's perspective; anticipate client needs and addresses them promptly.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, management or other relevant field of studies.
  • At least 8 years of working experience applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;
  • Work experience in the West & Central African region;
  • International experience as coordinator/head of evaluation teams;
  • Experience in parliamentary work, governance, rule of law, civil society movements;
  • Experience in regional integration and political analysis in the West & Central African region;
  • Strong written and spoken skill in both English and French.
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.

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