UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
UN Women is currently recruiting for the following position: Position Information
(Job Code/title: Individual Contract: Mapping of Political Parties and Gender Equality: National Case Study (Gender Audit of Political Parties
Duty Station: NIGERIA (Homebased)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Duration: 40 Working Days
Application Deadline: 06-Oct-2017
Women’s leadership and political participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. Through its Leadership and Governance section, UN Women works to implement Goal 1 of the Entity’s Strategic Plan 2014-17 “Women lead and participate in all areas of decision-making. UN Women’s theory of change for women’s political empowerment and leadership, based on the achievements of women in politics and lessons learned to date, envisions a four-pronged strategy: (1) support development and implementation of robust legal frameworks and administrative arrangements that promote gender balance and facilitate women’s participation; (2) expand the pool of qualified and capable women to run for election;
(3) transform gender norms so that women are accepted as legitimate and effective leaders; and
(4) support women leaders in gender-sensitive political institutions to attract, promote and retain women leaders, and highlight the constructive contribution they make to decision-making.
Aligned with this strategy, UN Women’s West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) in Dakar, Senegal, launched a new, Multi-Country Programme in 2017, spanning four countries in the region: Central African Republic (CAR), Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. The proportions of women in lower/single houses of parliament in these four countries (CAR – 8.7%; Guinea -21.9%; Liberia -12.3%; Nigeria – 5.6%) are below the sub-Saharan Africa average (23.8%), and have largely stagnated. A key component of the Programme therefore involves the provision of technical support to political parties – the main vehicle for women’s election to office – to enhance their capacity to promote gender balance in politics and become more gender sensitive institutions by; nominating more women candidates to winnable positions; adopting voluntary, gender-sensitive reforms to internal party processes and statutes; devising and implementing gender-sensitive policies and strategic plans; and devising codes of conduct which sanction discriminatory behaviour and harassment, among other strategies.
In this context, UN Women is seeking to engage a consultant to conduct and publish a “gender mapping” of political parties and prepare a country case study in Nigeria, which will examine the extent to which parties are gender-balanced and gender-sensitive institutions in the region, and identify priority needs and areas for technical support to be provided through the Programme.
Method of Application
Interested candidates are encouraged to log on to: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=74757
Please submit the following to demonstrate your interest and qualifications:
Submit to: RFPNGATEC@unwomen.org
CV and P11
One page methodology (full methodology will form part of inception report if selected)
See Annex 1 of the detailed job description for guidance)
(2) FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
Submit to RFPNGAFIN@unwomen.org
Daily fee for 40 Working days (All-inclusive daily fee)
Cost implication for Field work
Interested individuals are kindly requested to submit an all-inclusive daily consultancy fee.
The applicable cost for travel from home to duty station (Abuja) (most economical route) will be provided for by UN-Women.