Consultant - Knowledge Management - Second Chance Education Programme (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :19-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Six Months (20 Working Days Per Month)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six Months (20 Working Days Per Month)

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 is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created to accelerate progress on gender equality and the realization of women’s rights. UN Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme is a solution for those who have missed out on education. It aims to break current trends and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized women and young women who are at risk of being left behind. This project aims to develop context specific, affordable and scalable learning, entrepreneurship and employment pathways for empowering the world’s most disadvantaged women and young women. It offers women and young women, their families, local communities and societies the benefits of access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners. The SCE Programme achieves this by leveraging the opportunities of innovative teaching approaches, digital technologies and social networks. 

The Programme will contribute to the following outcomes: i) More marginalized women and young women  access and benefit from high quality educational content, material and learning pathways; ii) More marginalized women and young women benefit from increased employment, livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities; iii) Fewer marginalized women and young women are disadvantaged and denied education opportunities due to harmful and discriminatory social norms; iv) More marginalized women and young women have improved access to education and employment pathways through enhanced multi-sectoral policy and financing frameworks that enable scaling of successful SCE solutions.

Reporting to Country Programme Manager, Second Chance Education, the Knowledge Management Consultant will support the Programme Documentation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting and Resource Mobilisation.  The Consultant will implement and improve upon the existing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy, develop new tools and procedures, take a lead in donor intelligence and proposal writing and facilitate in further developing the programme and building strategic partnerships with bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Improves and implements the programme’s strategies on Documentation and M&E, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their dissemination;
  • Manage the M&E activities and reporting processes for the UN Women’s programme on Second Chance Education;
  • Guide the development of the CO programme, and provide technical support to the design and formulation of programme/ project initiatives;
  • Review and provide feedback to project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed;
  • Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the preparation of donor proposals and reports;
  • Draft policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and presentation of policy and programmatic positions;
  • Support and facilitate the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Plan of the programme;
  • Facilitate and substantively contribute to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Include inputs from relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Draft, develop and tailor materials, publications, brochures, targeted at specific audiences, to support the programme;
  • Draft speeches & presentations for senior management to be delivered to a range of audiences;
  • Manage the evaluations and quality assure the researches under the programme;
  • Support the research process through preliminary research and policy briefs and draft the Terms of Reference for the research studies;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
  • Facilitate the programme’s Annual Work Planning process;
  • Monitor and report the progress of the programme against the programme’s log frame;
  • Facilitate and manage the Quarterly and Annual Reporting process of the programme;
  • Facilitate capacity building of the programme staff and partners on M&E;
  • Coordinate the implementation of programme evaluation plan in the CO/MCO;
  • Provide guidance to programme staff on evaluations;
  • Ensure communication between the MCO/CO and RO regarding Evaluations.

Improves and implements the programme’s strategies related to partnerships building:

  • Facilitate the development of the programme and implementation of a donor intelligence strategy, Resource Mobilisation (RM); strategy, Client Relationship Management strategy under the supervision of direct supervisor;
  • Draft and revise of agreements with donors. Monitoring of overall implementation of agreements;
  • Support the donor reporting for the programme in coordination with the programme team;
  • Collaborate with the communications unit on advocacy initiatives for strategic positioning of the programme in the donor community;
  • Analyse and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for resource mobilization and cost sharing;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor.


  • Track progress against the M&E framework as developed by Global Team and as per the Country plan of the programme.
  • Coordinate and prepare the Quarterly and Annual progress report for programme.
  • Develop the donor report capturing the progress of the programme.
  • Review implementing partner progress reports – Monthly, Quarterly and Annual.
  • Develop knowledge products capturing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Draft, develops and tailors materials, publications, brochures, targeted at specific audiences, to support the programme.
  • Draft speeches & presentations for senior management to be delivered to a range of audiences; and
  • Undertake/support final evaluation of the SCE programme.
  • Develop proposals for resource mobilisation.
  • Monthly progress reports of work undertaken.


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.


  • 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.

Core Competencies:

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.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour 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:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s or an equivalent degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, International Development, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences or related field.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience at the national or international level in Knowledge Management within gender responsive programmes.
  • Relevant experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Relevant experience in Resource Mobilisation including proposal writing and Partnerships.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced programs for data analysis.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the language of the duty station.

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:


Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria: 

Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:

  • Required Degree and Qualification (5 points);
  • Minimum Experience relevant to the assignment (10 points);
  • Working knowledge and experience of working on Women’s Economic Empowerment projects/programmes (5 points);

The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:

  • Interview (70 Points)
  • Writing Samples (30 Points)

Please Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for 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 (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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