International Consultant

Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline :13-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :25 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 working days


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 is committed to the achievement of equality between women, men, boys and girls as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. UN Women is leading and coordinating the United Nations System to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It is providing strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Nordic Office, located in UN City in Copenhagen, works through on-going dialogue, lectures, public events, private sector partnerships and outreach to keep governments, parliamentarians, the private sector, media and other partners informed about UN Women’s work and its essential role within gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Nordic Office also co-operates closely with other UN organisations, and with national and international organisations in the Nordic region. In the months of February and March 2019 the Nordic Liaison Office will organize several events, including events on International Women’s day on March 8th, as well as participate in high-level political meetings and dialogues. On this background, UN Women is recruiting a consultant to support in the preparation of these events, and to aid the office in training and capacity development of partners and to support the office’s outreach and advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Consultancy

The objective of this consultancy is to provide support in preparation of events and high-level political meetings, to provide support to private sector dialogue and to strengthen the capacity development of the office.   

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

  • Training and capacity development for partners (7 days)
  • Support in the preparation and coordination of high-level visits of UN Women officials to the region, including drafting briefing notes and talking points for UN Women officials (6 days)
  • Support in continuous dialogue with private sector regarding missions (3 days)
  • Prepare and participate in joint advocacy, communication activities and events with other UN organisations and civil society, including events such as the Gender Diversity Roundtable, International Women’s days and CSW (9 days)


The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs: 

  • In-depth capacity training and development of partners (7 days)
  • Preparation for high level political meetings, including briefing notes, talking points and background research (6 days)
  • Continue dialogue with private sector partners and finalize agendas for missions together with private sector partners (3 days)
  • Prepare and participate in joint advocacy, communication activities and events with other UN organisations and civil society, including events such as the Gender Diversity Roundtable, International Women’s days and CSW (9 days)



Functional Competencies

  • Proven ability to design and implement relevant and targeted initiatives
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and develop inter-institutional coordination and communication mechanisms.
  • Produces qualitative, accurate outputs with considerable attention to detail, in a timely manner
  • Manages complexities, shifting priorities, and is able to work effectively without constant supervision
  • Adheres to deadlines and follows up on time-bound issues
  • Organization skills (time management, efficient administration, multi-tasking and fast-paced)
  • Ability to work under pressure within strict deadlines
  • Ability to adapt quickly to work demands, and changing deadlines


  • 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.

Core Values and Ethics

  • Able to work in a multi-national environment
  • Support the Organization’s corporate goal
  • Comply with UN WOMEN rules, regulations and code of conduct
  • integrity
  • Demonstrates commitment to UN Women’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability


  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Build effective client relationships and partnerships
  • Interact with all levels of staff in the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Build and share knowledge
  • Make valuable practice contributions

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal, listening, writing) skills

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Political Science or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in working on gender issues
  • Demonstrated experience in working with preparation for political meetings, including the carrying out of background research and writing briefing notes and talking points
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and carrying out communication efforts
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects around the thematic priorities of UN Women
  • Experience in training in gender related issues, including conducting workshops and engaging in training dialogue with other partners and civil society
  • Experience in writing executive summaries on relevant documents and reports
  • Experience in working with how issues of gender are actualized in different cultural contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance while seeing a consensus, and ability to deliver on target and on time.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the English language required, with strong, confident command of both written and oral English.
  • Fluency in at least one of the Nordic languages required, with strong command of the language both orally and written.

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.

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