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Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline :30-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3.5 months

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 currently undertaking an evaluation of its Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) work in the West and Central Africa region. The main purpose of this regional evaluation is to contribute to enhancing UN Women’s approach to women´s economic empowerment in West and Central Africa. This thematic evaluation will aim to assess the relationships between the various strategies and actual changes in women’s lives. It will identify good practices and contribute to organizational learning in the area of WEE (at the regional and corporate levels) to inform future programming in the SP 2022-2025 (WEE strategies and signature interventions).

For more details about this evaluation, click here.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Evaluation Specialist as a team leader, the Research Assistant will work with the Women Economic Empowerment Consultant to complete the following tasks, duties and responsibilities: 

Preparation phase:

  • Upload documents related to WEE programs in the region for desk review
  • Establish a list of potential interview respondents
  • Prepare mapping of WEE interventions

Conduct phase:

  • Prepare agenda of interviews
  • Invite respondents to interviews
  • Collect relevant documents and upload them on shared drive
  • Provide support for data collection, data entry and record keeping
  • Note-taking from interviews and focus-group discussions

At the end of the assignment, the Research Assistant will present the following deliverables:

  • A visual mapping of WEE interventions in the region
  • A list of all consulted documents
  • A list of all interviewed participants

Performance evaluation

Research Assistant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to summarize notes taken during interviews
  • Awareness of Gender analysis

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor degree in social sciences or equivalent


  • At least 3 year experience as Research Assistant-e or equivalent
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of gender and gender equality programs
  • Knowledge of a geographic mapping software is an important asset
  • Familiarity with MS Office, mapping applications and TEAMS, ZOOM, etc…

Language requirements

  • Fluency in French and English


Payment will be disbursed upon approval of deliverables

  • 30% upon submission of inception report.
  • 40% after preliminary findings presentation
  • 30% upon submission of draft report

Application deadline

Interested candidates are requested to submit via online submission system the following documents to demonstrate their qualification: Letter of Intent, Duly filled Personal History Form (P11) and/or CV, including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and specific outputs obtained;

Selection of applicants

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a competency-based interview.


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