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; the empowerment of women; 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 MCO-Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 English and Dutch speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The MCO maintains a physical presence in several countries but there remains high and consistent demand for the exercise of UN Women’s integrated mandate across the 22 countries and territories.

The MCO Caribbean 2022 -2026 programme builds on the works of the 2017-2021 Strategic Note with a focus on the Normative Framework (Proposed Outcome 1), Women’s Economic Empowerment (Proposed Outcomes 2 and 3), Ending Violence against Women and Girls (Proposed Outcome 4) and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience (Proposed Outcome 5). All the Outcomes like the SDGs are interconnected and interrelated. Public engagement and events are critical opportunities for networking, sensitization and advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, with direct supervision by the Communications Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago, the Consultant will collaborate closely with relevant programme staff to led and coordinate management for at least eight (8) events for the MCO Caribbean.

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results:

  • Develop a workplan and assign key tasks for at least 8 events.
  • Support development of event management guide for MCO Caribbean.
  • Manage coordination for 8 events from inception to evaluation.
  • Submit event reports (no more than 5 pages) with evaluations (where relevant), participant engagement, and media.
  • Submit a final report (no more than 15 pages) outlining better practice.


Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity and Fairness
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies:

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

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Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of the social, cultural, legal and political context of the Caribbean.
  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact independently and as part of a team.
  • Technical skill in managing events.
  • Analytical and report writing skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in communications, international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science field is preferred.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A certificate in Event Management or the above areas, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 5 years’ experience managing events.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the Caribbean is required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on social development and gender equality is preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with regional institutions is preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with the private sector is preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with the UN is preferred.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

  • The consultancy will be home-based. 
  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 120 working days within the period, 18 March 2024 to 31 December 2024.


  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.
  • The remuneration for this contract type is an all-inclusive fee, the organization will not be liable for additional cost or benefits.  Hence, it is the responsibility of the consultant to take out adequate medical insurance for the duration of the contract and it is recommendable that the policy includes coverage for COVID-19 related illness.   The medical coverage should be international when the contract requires missions or international assignment.
  • If selected for this consultancy, proof of medical coverage should be presented within the first two months of the contract.

Hardware, Software, And Communication

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully functional laptop, which must run at least Windows 7. The consultants must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based (Skype or equivalent) is required.


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