The primary objective of this role is to strategically communicate the outcomes and impact of the project. The communication specialist will focus on producing highly impactful and result-based communication materials targeted at various stakeholders, ensuring that the achievements and impact of the initiative are effectively disseminated, raising awareness, and supporting the project's objectives and activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Fieldwork and Data Collection:

  • Conduct fieldwork in the 4 countries to gather information, conduct interviews, and obtain footage for communication materials, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of project impact and outcomes.

Production of results-based communication products:

  • Generate impactful communication materials tailored to various stakeholders.
  • Produce knowledge products, reports, human interest stories, and videos that highlight tangible project outcomes and achievements.
  • Support development of communication strategies for project key events to ensure effective communication of project strategies and results.


This contract is for 50 days including fieldwork to 4 countries ( 5-day missions to the each country) to gather information, conduct interviews, obtain footing for the video, etc.


Number of days


Delivrable 1 : A brief mission scoping note, describing the methodological approach and work plan



2 days



Deliverable 2 : Produce 4 country communication products showing impact of the project in each of the countries; and 1 regional note communicating impactfully results. products will combine quantitative and qualitative information to show results, and will be used for different purposes and different channels – social media, UN Women’s website, external presentations


  • 5* 2-page notes/infographic showing results and impact
  • 3-5 Social media posts showing results and impact
  • 5*Human interest stories showing impact of project in women’s lives
  • 4* Impactful interviews with women entrepreneurs
  • 1 video (script and recording) to show impact of the project 
  • 1 content for simple landing website for project



40 days including 5-day missions to each of the 4 countries



Deliverable 3 :  Prepare 4* 3-page project proposals for second phase of project based on longer project document provided by country offices.


8 days


Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

Remote with missions to the implementing countries : Senegal, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali.


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: 

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills. Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in communications and outreach
  • Strong initiative-taker
  • Very effective at multi-tasking
  • Focuses on impact and results 

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in economics, development studies, gender, or public policy;
  • Certificates in communications/evaluation/knowledge management is an asset


  • 5 years of experience in products, knowledge products, project proposals in the field of economic development, women’s economic empowerment, women entrepreneurship or any other related fields;
  • Strong writing skills and ability to write impactful, results-based accounts of development projects;
  • Ability to combine quantitative and qualitative sources of information to communicate results impactfully
  • Experience in results based programme management and evaluation is an asset;


  • Fluency in English and/or French is required.

How to Apply 

The consultancy will take place between April and December 2024 over a maximum of 50 days. In accordance with the "Timeline: Key Deliverables and Payment Schedule" specified above, all payments will be released to the Consultant following review of the deliverables/work submitted to UN Women WCARO.

Personal CV or P11 (P11 can be downloaded from: )

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page)


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