General International / Multinational

Vacancyat UN Women for Team Leader

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. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on 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, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Leader

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Individual Contract

BackgroundUN Women-NGA Strategic Note (SN), the main programme planning tool for the agency’s support to normative, coordination and operational work, will be ending in 2017. The Strategic Note is aligned with UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan 2014-2017, national development plans and country-level UNDAFs.

The work of UN Women is focused on its three core mandates as follows:

  • Normative work: to support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the General Assembly, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms;
  • Programme work: to help Member States implement international standards and to forge effective partnerships with civil society;
  • Coordination work: entails both work to promote the accountability of the United Nations System on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE), and more broadly mobilizing and convening key stakeholders to ensure greater coherence and gender mainstreaming across the UN.

The Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE) is a systematic assessment of the contributions made by a country office to development results with respect to gender equality. The CPE is primarily commissioned by the Country Office (CO) as a formative (forward-looking) evaluation to support the CO and national stakeholders’ strategic learning and decision-making. It uses the CO’s Strategic Note as the main point of reference.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for delivering the key evaluation products:

  • Coordinate the work of 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 visit and the shaping of the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the final report;
  • Develop an inception report outlining the design, methodology and required resources and indicative work plan of the evaluation team;
  • Assign and coordinate team tasks within the framework of the TORs;
  • Direct and supervise national consultant on research and analysis of secondary evidence, project documents, databases and all relevant documentation;
  • Coordinate the conduct of data collection, present preliminary findings and prepare draft and final reports.


  • Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Treats all people with dignity and respect; shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, cultural and religious differences; encourages diversity wherever possible.

Drive for Results:

  • Sets high standards for quality of work; monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way.

Working in Teams:

  • Acts as a team player and facilitates team work.

Functional Competencies
Leading and Supervising:

  • Provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; sets appropriate standards of behavior.

Communicating Information and Ideas:

  • Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicating effectively.

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:

  • Manages Conflict / Negotiates and Resolves Disagreements.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Academic Degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Law, Management or other relevant field of studies.


  • Proven working experience of at least 10 years of conducting gender-responsive evaluation of development programmes and applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;
  • International experience in designing evaluations and coordinating/leading evaluation teams;
  • Experience in gender analysis and human-rights based approaches;
  • Technical competence in the thematic areas to be evaluated ;
  • Excellent evaluation management skills including strong participatory and team work skills;
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to communicate with different stakeholders such as the country partners, senior management team as well as the  Civil Society Board members; knowledge of local language is desirable;
  • Country or regional experience in West and Central Africa;
  • A strong record in designing and leading evaluation;
  • Technical competence in UN Women thematic areas of Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women Political Participation, Women Economic Empowerment;
  • Knowledge of the role of UN Women and its programming, coordination and normative roles at the regional and country levels.


  • Strong written and spoken skills in both French and English.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

Deadline: 30th October, 2016. (Midnight New York, USA)

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