National Consultant- Gender & Humanitarian Assessment (For SUDANESE NATIONAL ONLY)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based, SUDAN
Application Deadline :22-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :36 Working Weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment :Four 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.


Humanitarian crises affect women and girls disproportionately. The overlapping of the natural human and man-made disasters such as floods, conflicts and wars impose additional burden on women, girls and elders.  The historical conflicts and war in Sudan combined with the frequent occurrence of the natural disaster such as famine and the floods have altogether complicated the situation and the overall aspects of people’ lives. Women are the most vulnerable as they have been engaged in traditional subsistence economy, deprived the rights to access and control resources , and frequently expose to SGBV. Humanitarian crises exacerbate women’ s suffering and increase their vulnerability.

The interventions and the responses to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan vary across the geographical areas and are often focuses on providing food and shelter to the survivor of the crisis. The differential gender impacts of the humanitarian crises and the action taken to respond to the effects caused are yet to be documented due to the dearth of the literature on the gender and humanitarian action. 

Effective, equitable and participatory humanitarian action cannot be achieved without understanding and responding to the specific needs, priorities and capacities of women, girls, men and boys in different age groups. Integrating gender equality also reinforces a human rights-based approach to humanitarian action which improves programming by respecting and protecting the universally recognized rights and dignities of every individual as a human being. Incorporating gender equality in humanitarian action therefore enhances the impact of humanitarian. strategies and interventions.

In this regard, UN Women which is the United Nations entity grounded in the vision of achieving gender equality and women empowerment is seeking to recruit a national consultant to undertake gender and humanitarian  assessment in Sudan.

Aims and objectives of the Assessment

The study aims to:

  • Undertake a rapid gender assessment of the humanitarian context, crisis and Reponses in Sudan

Specific objectives:

  1. Identify the extent to which gender issues have been integrated in the   humanitarian actions in Sudan and reflect on the gender inequality in the work of the humanitarian intervention.
  2. Identify the roles played by the INGOs, UN agencies and NGOs in enhancing the humanitarian action and interventions
  3. Show how gender dimensions have been integrated in the work of the INGOs, UN agencies and NGOs
  4. Reflect on the challenges facing these organization delivering gender-oriented humanitarian action
  5. Compile a list of barriers from gender perspective that prevent the humanitarian actions from functioning optimally.
  6. Propose program recommendations and interventions on how to enhance gender equality in humanitarian programs in Sudan from the perspective of the targeted organizations.


Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the national consultant will be to:

  • Work closely with UN Women team in developing the methodology of the assessment and in designing the data collection tools.
  • collect the relevant secondary data for the desk review and the primary data from the targeted organizations in two selected areas
  • Supervise and manage the overall process of the primary data collection, consult with other stakeholders including UN agencies, National NGOs, and CSOs (if needed) on their roles and responsibilities, needs and the challenges they encounter regarding the humanitarian work and its gender dimension.
  • Provide briefing on the results of the consultations, desk review, interviews and the FGD if needed. 


    The national consultant is expected to deliver the followings:

  • Produce and submit an inception report 6days after the start of the project with a detailed methodology showing data collection, methodology of data collection, data analysis, tools used in the data collection and sampling. In addition to the work plan and annexes including the questions of the tools used in data gathering (FGD, forms or check list, interviews with guided questions)
  • Produce a draft report of the humanitarian assessment in addition to power point presentation. The draft report should be inclusive of the following components:
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
      • Background and context
      • Purpose and Scope of the Assessment
    • Methodology of the humanitarian assessment
      • Overview of gender equality and women empowerment in Sudan
      • Overview of the Sudan’s National Humanitarian System
      • Current Status of humanitarian in Sudan from gender lens
      • Key findings of the Assessment
      • Conclusions and key recommendations
      • ANNEXES including data collection tools and references
      • A final report incorporating the comments received by UN Women



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.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

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 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.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Minimum M.SC degree in conflict and humanitarian action, gender, social sciences, or any other related discipline



  • Expertise in gender related aspects
  • At least 5 years of experience in working on gender in humanitarian or relative field,
  • At least five years’ experience in conducting research, assessments, and analyses

Language Requirements:

  • English. Arabic will be an advantage.


  • 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. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


    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.

    At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

    If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

    UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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