National Junior Consultant

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :24-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Four Months
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.


UN Women globally under impact area 2; Women Economic Empowerment, supports the leadership and participation of the most disadvantageous and poor urban and rural women in shaping laws, strategies, policies and programmes on all issues that affect their lives while also directly works with and builds the capacity of the women and their organizations.   Aligned to the global, regional initiatives and country priorities, UN Women ECO’s WEE Programming has for the past 5 years focused on creating opportunities for women and their institutions by promoting women’s access and control over productive resources such as land, technologies, finances and Gender Responsive Business Development Services (BDS) and relevant capacity building initiatives. To achieve the intended WEE results for Ethiopian Women, UN Women engaged multiple strategies including building capacity of financial and non-financial service providers on gender mainstreaming to ensure women have better access to services, as well as strengthening gender equality advocates and their networks for advocacy on women’s economic empowerment. Deconstructing the existing gender relations at the community level by working with men/boys/male partners/husbands, community leaders, to remove structural and social barriers to women’s economic empowerment has also been identified as critical intervention areas for the WEE Program.

UN Women Ethiopia office has been leading and implementing development projects in different areas and in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia, sectoral ministries, UN Agencies and CSOs. The Women Economic Empowerment Programme has been implemented through multiple initiatives including ;  the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (JP GEWE), the Global Fund for Gender Equality Programme, the Women Economic Leadership Project and the Joint Programme on Rural Women Economic Empowerment (JP RWEE).Since 2014  UN Women has been coordinating and implementing   JP RWEE in two regions with policy level interventions at national level in partnership with FAO, IFAD and WFP and the Government of Ethiopia (Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoAL), Federal Cooperatives Agency, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), regional and district counterparts as well as a CSOs called Society for Women and AIDS in Africa-Ethiopia (SWAA-E). JP RWEE is also implemented in Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. In Ethiopia the program aims at achieving accelerating progress towards Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE) with in the following four main complementary outcomes:

Outcome 1: Improve food security and nutrition among rural women

Outcome 2: Increase income to sustain livelihoods of target rural women and family

Outcome 3: strengthen voice of rural women in decisions that affect their lives.

Outcome 4: Gender responsive policy and institutional environment for women's economic empowerment.

In addition, aligned to UN Women Global Flagship Programming Initiative for Women’s Empowerment through Climate-Smart Agriculture, UN Women Ethiopia Office has designed a four-year programme on Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-business.

JP RWEE will be running until June 2020 where number of actions to ensure sustainability is needed in parallel with implementation, supervision , monitoring and evaluation  of program  activities. The program on climate smart agriculture will be running from 2018/2019 to 2021/2022 where different consultation is ongoing with key stakeholders before the finalization of the development of the program document.

This being the case, UN Women is seeking to hire a National Junior Consultant to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the JP RWEE while also supporting the roll out of CSA for the coming four months. While the position is based in the UN Women Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa, the role encompasses travel requirements within the different regions of Ethiopia. The post holder works closely with and report to the UN Women WEE Programme Officer with overall guidance from the Deputy Country representative.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall oversight of Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision by WEE Program Officer, the National Junior Consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support preparation and approval of Joint plan with JP RWEE government partners for the New (additional funding) from Sweden and Norway and respective fund transfer to partners.
  • Follow up with and support UN Women implementing partners for timely and effective implementation of programme activities under WEE Program,
  • Follow up with UN Women CO partners for timely financial and narrative reporting and liquidation with operation team, 
  • Engage with the team including with Network of Women Exporters in facilitating Women Entrepreneurs Day which is planned to be organized at higher level,
  • Support monthly internal reporting on the progress of WEE program,
  •  Support up on the execution of JP RWEE evaluation through supporting logistic arrangements for inception meeting and validation of the report,
  • Support the team in holding consultation with l stakeholders on climate smart Agriculture and Agri-business Program document,
  • Assist the team in strengthening the ongoing initiatives with Africa Development Bank including drafting of concept notes and proposals,
  • Perform other duties as may be directed by the supervisor and deputy country representative


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.


• Substantive knowledge and understanding of gender and development issues and more broadly, economic governance, financing for development and aid effectiveness.
• Substantive knowledge and experience in the provision of technical support to advance gender equality and women empowerment,
• Ability to think conceptually, strategically and analytically.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

• Ability to develop concept notes, proposals, work plans and report writing skills,
• Skills of oversight of implementations, monitoring of development projects.

• Ability to deal with multiple constituencies

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promotes knowledge management in UN Women and a learning environment in the office,
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.


  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, human rights, gender and development studies or a related field is required.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in programmes on gender equality and women’s rights with bachelors’ degree and/or zero year of experience with Master’s Degree in relevant field of study,
  • Specific expertise on Rural related interventions and on gender and community development
  • Experience in results-based and rights-based development approaches and management of multi-stakeholder programmes.
  • Strong familiarity working with UN agencies or other agencies in the development sector.
  • Computer skills (i.e Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media and others)


  • Good command of written and spoken English and local language (Amharic) is required. Knowledge of local language of one of the target regions is preferred.

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