Private Sector and GLI Consultant

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Location : Copenhagen - Home based (CET time zone), DENMARK
Application Deadline :17-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :80 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :80 working days between 10 January 30 June 2022

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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; women’s empowerment; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women is leading and coordinating the United Nations System to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It is providing strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with the private sector, civil society, government, and other relevant actors.

UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 focus on integrated approaches to address the root causes of inequality. One of the lessons learned from the past decade is the need to enhance partnerships providing a key comparative advantage for UN Women leveraging its role as a leading champion for women and girls at the centre of the global architecture of gender equality. UN Women has the ability to convene and support multi-partner platforms, strategies and dialogues between governments, civil society, and other stakeholders, and to use its global voice to build broad-based support for the gender equality agenda. UN Women is broadening and expanding existing partnerships, with a continuous increased focus on strengthened relationships with the private sector and the International Financing Institutions (IFIs), as well as think thanks and research institutions.      

Under the overall leadership of the Director of the Nordic Liaison Office, UN Women is looking to recruit a consultant to enhance and deepen ongoing initiatives with the Nordic private sector and the financial institutions in the Nordic countries for deepened collaboration and accelerated action on gender equality in the context UN Women initiatives as well for longer-term engagement across UN Women’s portfolio. The consultant will liaise closely with the Innovative Financing team and the Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Advisory Section (MPAS) team and align with the global initiatives to enhance implementation in the Nordic region.  

Duties and Responsibilities


Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Identify new and strengthen established partnerships with the Nordic private sector and Nordic Development Funds

  1. Identify a workplan for the consultancy addressing each of the areas covered by the scope of work (review status of existing engagement, define way forward and timeline) and review relevant guidelines for engagement of the Private Sector in the Action Coalitions.
  2. Follow up on the 2021 roundtables on the private sector and the development fund institutions and identify ways forward, including developing a concrete action plan with each of the partners, and set specific targets of action in consultation with the Innovative Financing and the MPES teams, and follow up on this implementation action plan, with the purpose of establishing MOUs for strengthened collaboration.
  3. Follow up on the gender lens investment guidelines and identify new opportunities for collaboration and impact with the purpose of enhancing gender lens investments.

Develop and further strengthen the collaboration with the Gaming Industry for norms change

    4.  In collaboration with the Nordic Gaming Industry, develop guidelines to address online harassment in the gaming industry, in collaboration           with industry partners, including discussing the guidelines at the Winter Assembly 2022.

    5.  In collaboration with gaming industry actors and the Nordic governments, launch the guidelines at the Summer Assembly 2022.

Expand and further develop a partnership with gender diversity roundtable partners

    6.  Provide support to all gender diversity roundtable initiatives, including the GDR and the Nordic gender Roundtable, including the drafting             of background papers and all aspects of the organization of high-level roundtables.

   7.  Identify clear opportunities for the establishment of MOUs for further collaboration within specific relevant themes within the framework of           UN Women’s strategic plan thematic areas of work.  


The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs: 

  1. Workplan for the consultancy completed and approved, relevant Private Sector strategies reviewed. (1 day)

Establish partnerships with the Nordic development funds and private financial institutions (50 days)

  1. Build on engagement begun and contacts established at a high-level dialogue with the Nordic Development Funds in 2021. Continue dialogue with respective Nordic Development Funds to deepen collaboration, including completing relevant background research, drafting collaboration documents, liaising with stakeholders and in collaboration with UN Women colleagues to further UN Women's value proposition in the climate change – gender equality nexus. (25 days)
  2. Build on engagement begun and contacts established at high-level dialogue with Nordic Private Sector actors on gender bonds and influencing financial processes for increased financing to GEWE. Continue dialogue with key private sector actors to deepen collaboration with UN Women, including drafting collaboration documents, liaison with stakeholders, completing relevant background research, and liaising with UN Women colleagues. (25 days)

Mobilize Nordic eSport and online gaming industry stakeholders in reducing harmful stereotypes and online harassment under Unstereotype Alliance mandate (10 days)

  1. Convening a working group on the issues of harmful stereotypes and online harassment in eSport and online gaming industry together with stakeholders in Finland, three working group sessions planned, facilitated and completed, including the completion of relevant background research, communicating with participants, drafting guiding documents and liaising with stakeholders. Working group resulting in guidelines on how Nordic Gaming Industry can address online harassment in the gaming industry. (10 days)

Strengthen partnership with gender diversity roundtable partners (19 days)

  1. Provide technical and strategic support to the completion of Gender Diversity Roundtable with Nordic private sector actors in preparation for CSW66, including conducting relevant background research as needed, liaise with stakeholders, provide technical input to the scope of the event and proposed participants, and logistical support to the completion of the event. (10 days)
  2. Provide technical and strategic support to the completion of the Gender Diversity Roundtable (GDR) with key stakeholders in Denmark, including conducting relevant background research as needed, liaise with stakeholders, provide technical input to the scope of the event and proposed participants, and logistical support to the completion of the event. (9 days)



Functional Competencies

  • Proven ability to design and implement relevant and targeted initiatives
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and develop inter-institutional coordination and communication mechanisms.


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


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Core Values and Ethics

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a multi-national environment
  • Support the Organization’s corporate goal
  •  Comply with UN WOMEN rules, regulations and code of conduct
  • integrity


  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Build effective client relationships and partnerships
  • Interact with all levels of staff in the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Build and share knowledge
  • Make valuable practice contributions

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  •  Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Listen actively and respond effectively

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have consistent behaviour towards others.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience of Consultant

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Development, Gender Studies, or a related field.  
  • Experience working for an international organisation and/or government entity with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on Goal 5
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating on gender issues.
  • Experience in planning and organising complex events.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and knowledge of Nordic Private Sector, with focus on key actors, industry associations and similar relevant knowledge.
  • Experience conducting strategies on private sector engagement, with a specific focus on resource mobilization and gender equality.
  • Experience in collaborating closely with the private sector, including building and managing partnerships and acting as an account manager
  • Experience working with the United Nations is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the English language is required with strong, confident command of both written and oral English. Fluency in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish is also required.


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