Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based with possible travel, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Application Deadline :08-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :Depending on particular assignment
Expected Duration of Assignment :Depending on particular assignment

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, 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.

Women’s leadership and participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. In order to promote the leadership and participation of women in decision-making processes, UN Women works to promote gender equality in parliaments, electoral bodies, political parties, media, and other institutions. 

UN Women has a proven track-record in supporting women’s political participation through its projects across various regions, under the guidance of UN Women’s founding resolution (GA resolution 64/289) and its Strategic Plan. UN Women is implementing a range of programmes designed to improve women’s economic empowerment; end violence against women and girls; increase women’s political leadership and influence within peace building processes. There is a need for the Country Office to provide specific and often short-term gender expertise for capacity building and policy support in all these thematic areas.

Therefore, UN Women Papua New Guinea (PNG) Country Office is currently inviting experienced national and international experts (individual consultants) to apply to be considered for registration in the Country Office roster to assist in the implementation of the 2020 work plan.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work and responsibilities will be addressed appropriately when work assignments are identified


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

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advance university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Gender studies, Gender and Development, Social Science, International Cooperation, Gender Politics and Economics or related field with specialization.
  • At least 15 years’ experience working in gender and development in at least one of the following areas:
    • Women’s economic empowerment
    • Gender and transport
    • Gender and infrastructure
    • Gender and Governance, including political economy analysis; gender responsive budgeting; policy development; sub national and local governance; community mobilisation
    • Women in politics
    • Communication for development including behaviour change campaigns and community dialogues
    • Training on gendered issues
    • Violence against women and girls in public and/or private spaces
    • Women, peace, security and the nexus with development
    • Gender in humanitarian and environmental disasters.


  • Extensive technical knowledge relevant to the thematic area;
  • Experience with programme design, development, implementation, monitoring or evaluation of development projects;
  • Previous experience with UN accountability frameworks on gender equality considered an asset;
  • Experience with training and facilitation is an asset;
  • Experience in this or related field in Pacific would be considered an asset;
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations or similar organizations in this or related field would be considered an asset;
  • Experience research developing analysis and report documents on gender-related issues would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience in project/programme management;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications especially Microsoft Office applications and good presentations skills;
  • Familiar with and experience with donor funded projects and donor reporting ;
  • Excellent command of written and oral English;
  • Excellent command of written and oral Tok Pisin (specifically for National Experts)
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensitivity


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