The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAW/G). Since its establishment in 1996 by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166, the UN Trust Fund has awarded USD 198 million to 609 initiatives in 140 countries and territories. Focusing on preventing violence, implementing laws and policies, and improving access to vital services for survivors, the UN Trust Fund invests in life-changing initiatives for millions of women and girls around the world. To help achieve this vision, the UN Trust Fund’s mission over the next five years will be to enable CSOs, especially WROs and those representing the most marginalized groups, to play a central role in delivering survivor-centered and demand-driven initiatives and to support their programmes to achieve sustainable impact on ending VAW/G.


One pillar of the UN Trust Fund’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is to support collaborative and inclusive knowledge production, exchange, and learning. The UN Trust Fund aims to inform the UN system and key partners about the knowledge produced by civil society organizations including practice-based learning on efforts to end VAW/G, as well as knowledge and evaluations funded or co-produced by the UN Trust Fund.


Purpose of this consultancy: In the coming year,  the UN Trust Fund will be drafting and publishing a series of UN Trust Fund knowledge products, strategic assessments on VAW/G (in different formats), and supporting the management of evaluations and uptake of evaluation findings, as well as planning and implementing a series of dissemination activities. The UN Trust Fund is therefore seeking a consultant to assist with this task.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the analyst will be responsible for the following duties:


  1. Supporting the team with knowledge production, through co-creation with global EVAW/G partners:
  • Support with the planning and administration of a series of strategic assessments of the UN Trust Fund’s work to inform our knowledge base and decision-making.
  • Support with desk research, mapping, and identification of civil society partners to be included in the process of knowledge production.
  • Support with the identification, sorting and document management of source information for knowledge production, including extraction and cataloguing of key lessons and results.
  • Support set up focus-group discussions and/or interviews with civil society organizations involved in the co-creation of knowledge products.
  • Support with the administration and work-planning of knowledge production, including coordination of meetings, minutes, and follow-ups.
  • Support internal and external review process and workflow, including providing inputs on draft products and sharing for consultation with civil society partners.


  1. Supporting the team with dissemination of knowledge, through strategic channels:


  1. Supporting with the use of knowledge to ensure it informs decision making:
  • Support with an evaluation database to track findings, recommendations, and lessons, to inform the UN Trust Fund’s programming.
  • Support with consolidation of knowledge and dissemination across the team to ensure it is used by team members (e.g., through presentations to the team)
  • Support with data collection and analysis to monitor the UN Trust Fund’s Strategic Plan to inform decision-making.
  • Support with qualitative data analysis and tracking of knowledge uptake of UN Trust Fund knowledge.


  1. Supporting the team with any other functions relating to knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support meta-Analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data and evidence gathered from UNTF grantee results reports and project evaluations to produce results reports, communications stories and knowledge products on lessons from our work.
  • Support the management of project evaluations including the maintenance and updates of the database of results, lessons and best practices arising from UNTF project evaluations and provide inputs to internal and external stakeholders upon request.



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


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, Research, Knowledge Management, or related area required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.



  • Experience in knowledge management and/or research, preferably within an international organization and in the context of gender programming and/or ending violence against women.
  • Knowledge and skills in research project management.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, attention to conceptual accuracy and use of proper terminology.
  • Experience providing office, administrative and/or logistical support to meetings, consultations, conferences.
  • Experience in data collection, monitoring and evaluation, analysis and design of data collection tools (such as surveys).
  • This position requires, and will build on, the following competencies: research skills, attention to detail, capacity to synthesize large amounts of information, creativity, good communication skills, teamwork, planning and organizing, and technological awareness.


Language Requirements:         

  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish (oral and written) is an asset