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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-15

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UN Coordination Consultant

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)


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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women’s Strategic Note (2017-2021) is fully aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP) II for Tanzania covering the period 2016-2021, under UN Delivering as One. UN Women plays a leading role in efforts to coordinate inter-agency work and multi-stakeholder dialogue/programmatic initiatives on gender equality and women’s empowerment through its engagement in the UNDAP II Thematic Results Group on Governance, Gender and Human Rights, the Inter-Agency Programming Principles Task Team and senior level decision making structures within the UN system in Tanzania. UN Women is the current Secretariat of the Development Partner Group on Gender and coordinates initiatives for tracking SDGs indicators and research/data collection with a view to enabling tracking of progress towards national commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women also provides advisory and technical support to government institutions including the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MHCDGE&C) and the Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Women, Youth, Senior Citizen and Children (MLEWYSC&C) Development in Zanzibar as well as sectoral Ministries with a view to strengthening national ownership and mechanisms for policy dialogue on gender and the gender mainstreaming architecture. As part of implementing this mandate, UN Women is co-chair of the Gender Mainstreaming Working Group - Macro Policy (GMWG-MP) together with the Ministry of Health, Community Development Gender, the Elderly and Children (MHCDGE&C) and provides similar support to the Gender Mainstreaming Technical Working Group (GMTWG) in Zanzibar.

In this context, UN Women seeks the services of a qualified and experienced national consultant that will assist with the implementation of activities, initiatives and events related to UN Women’s coordination mandate. The consultant will work under the supervision of UN Women Policy and Strategic Planning Advisor and in close collaboration with other UN Women team members working in different programmatic areas, including Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

More specifically, the consultancy will involve the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the organization of the High-Level Forum (HLF) on SDGs and Gender Statistics; report writing; and follow-up recommendations in line with FYDP II M&E framework and guidance on UN Women Flagship Program Initiative (FPI).
  2. Coordinate preparatory
  3. Support the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly & Children (MHCDGE&C) - and Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Women, Youth, Senior Citizens & Children (MLEWYSC&C) to operationalize the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) 2016 CEDAW concluding observations and the agreed conclusions of the CSW 61th Session.
  4. Develop Policy Briefs for consultation with relevant stakeholders as per recommendations from the Gender Analysis of the Integrated Labor Survey (ILFS 2014).
  5. Ensure efficient coordination of GEWE mechanisms namely: Development Partners Group on Gender (DPG-GE); Gender Mainstreaming Working Group- Macro Policy (GMWG-MP); Gender Mainstreaming Technical Working Group (GMTGW) in Zanzibar; UN Integrated Principles Programming Task Team (IPPTT) and UNDAP II programming working groups – including information and communication; capacity development needs as well as joint work plans, reports and events.
  6. Develop capacity development for the One UN in alignment with UN Women Strategic Plan 2018-2021 recommendations with regards to QCPR follow up at country level and the IPPTT.
  7. Support the finalization of the Gender and Public Expenditure Review (PER) Study concept note and development of the new programmatic framework on with alignment to UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan and the FPI on financing for GEWE.
  8. Support UN Women’s knowledge management on GEWE coordination and sharing of good practices and results at regional and global level.

Key Deliverables

  1. SDGs Gender Statistics High Level Forum report and implementation strategy for UN Women Tanzania FPI on SDGs GEWE Statistics.
  2. Joint work plans, events, reports and minutes of the GMWG-MP; Gender Mainstreaming Working Group – Macro Policy (GMWG-MP); Gender Mainstreaming Technical Working Group (GMTGW); IPPTT and Development Partners Group on Gender (DPG-G) meetings.
  3. Draft Policy Briefs for consultation with relevant stakeholders as per recommendations from the Gender Analysis of the Integrated Labor Survey (ILFS 2014) among other key processes.
  4. Background documents and reports on the implementation of CEDAW concluding observations and CSW 61 agreed conclusions.
  5. Draft programmatic framework on financing for gender equality aligned to UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan for further consultation and discussion.
  6. Action Plan on recommendations emerging from Gender Statistics High Level Forum as per guidance
  7. Draft Prodoc on the FPI on SDGs and gender statistics documenting key issues from discussions with government institutions and needs assessment.
  8. Capacity Development Plan on GEWE as per UN Women coordination mandate formulated and training sessions delivered.
  9. Preparation of background materials to support UN Women’s representation/inputs in various regional and international GEWE processes including SDGs localization and follow up and reporting.


Core Values/ Guiding Principles:


  • 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.
  • Work in teams:
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Development and Innovation: 
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • 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.
  • Functional Competencies:
  • In-depth knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues.
  • Knowledge of the UN programming and experience with applying UN guidance and recommendations are desirable;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear reports and guidance with in-depth analysis and strategic recommendations in English in the relevant field;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking.

Required Skills and Experience


Masters’ Degree in Development Studies or Social Sciences, gender or other relevant field. Gender or Human Rights Studies a strong advantage.


  • At least five years of experience in development cooperation/management with at least five in the area of women's rights, gender equality and gender mainstreaming.
  • Experience in project/programme development/planning, monitoring and reporting essential.
  • Experience in working with multiple stakeholders (government, civil society/NGOs and development partners) on advocacy/communications on gender and development, gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women essential.
  • Previous international and/or country level experience with the United Nations preferably on UN interagency coordination a strong advantage.
  • Previous work experience with National Women’s Machineries desirable.
  • Familiarity with UN Women and its mandate and strategic priorities a strong advantage.


  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.

Application procedure:

  • A letter of interest (in English) Explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work and indicating availability for the assignment.
  • CV or UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at;
  • Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document;
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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