International Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based / Office space in UN City, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline :12-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
17-Aug-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :88 working days between 17 August 2020 and 20 December 2020

Background

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; women’s empowerment; 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 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 the private sector, civil society, government and other relevant actors.

With 10 years to go to the end date of gender inequality in 2030, UN Women is calling for enhanced and sustained actions to deliver on our collective global commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment as they are reflected across the Sustainable Development Goals including in SDG 5 and in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which celebrates 25 years in 2020. To this end, UN Women established the Generation Equality Campaign and together with key partners mobilizes - through Action Coalitions across six, urgent key topics - UN Member States, private sector companies, foundations and civil society for accelerated action.?

Under the leadership of the Director of the Nordic Liaison Office, UN Women is looking to recruit a consultant to continue to build on established relationships with the private sector in the Nordic countries for deepened collaboration and accelerated action on gender equality in the context of Generation Equality and UN Women initiatives as well for longer-term engagement across UN Women’s portfolio. ?

Several initiatives are ongoing and need to be further developed and expanded. Current relationships need?to be translated into concrete actions and aligned with Generation Equality Action Coalitions; new relationships need to be established in additional geographic locations; the Unstereotype Alliance Nordic Chapter needs to be materialised; and concrete ways forward on gender responses in UEFA 2021 needs to be established and put into practice.?


Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose and Objective of the Consultancy

The consultant will facilitate the strengthening of these relationships, and contribute to the development of enhanced collaboration with identified partners as well as to suggest, develop and implement strategies for further collaboration, including expanding private sector participation in UN Women initiatives such as the Women’s Empowerment Principles and the Unstereotype Alliance.

The objective of the consultancy is fourfold: (i) to strengthen established partnerships and coalitions with the Nordic private sector, both by assessing their current status and identify ways to further engage across UN Women operations both at global and national level, with particular attention to engagement in Generation Equality Action Coalitions and UN Women initiatives; (ii) to build and maintain partnerships with the Baltic Private Sector with particular attention to engagement in Generation Equality Action Coalitions and UN Women initiatives; (iii) to support the establishment of a Nordic chapter for the Unstereotype Alliance and mobilize Nordic advertisers in the Unstereotype Alliance; and (iv) to build on the MOU between UN Women and FIFA to engage with UEFA in the preparations and implementation of EURO2021 to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality in sports.

The consultant will be home-based and/or work in the UN City in Copenhagen.

 

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Strengthen partnerships with the Nordic private sector

  1. Identify a workplan for the consultancy addressing each of the areas covered by the scope of work (review status of existing engagement, define the way forward and timeline) and review relevant guidelines for engagement of the Private Sector in the Action Coalitions.
  2. Provide technical support to the establishment of a Danish National Committee, including the review of Expression of Interest and Request for Proposals.
  3. Continue dialogue with stakeholders in Denmark with the purpose of collaboration on Artificial Intelligence, digitalization, and gender within the scope of Action Coalition 5 on innovation and technology.
  4. Follow up on already identified potential private sector opportunities in the Nordic countries and prepare tailor-made documents for meetings with each stakeholder related to a relevant business proposition and partnership models, including background research, development of strategy and approach, and liaise with relevant units in UN Women on shared value of stakeholder partnerships.
  5. Provide technical support to webinars on Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in collaboration with partners in Denmark, with the prospect of elevating concept to other Nordic countries.

Establish and strengthen partnerships with the Baltic private sector

     6. Continue mapping of prospective partners in the Baltic Private sector with the purpose of identifying relevant partners and develop proposals for collaboration with identified partners, with a particular focus on Action Coalition 5 on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality and prepare tailor-made documents for meetings with each stakeholder related to a relevant business proposition and partnership models, including background research, development of strategy and approach, and liaise with relevant units in UN Women on shared value of stakeholder partnerships.

Mobilize Nordic advertisers and partners for the Nordic Unstereotype Alliance chapter.

   7. Continue work begun in Spring 2020 on expanding engagement of Nordic partners and advertisers in Unstereotype Alliance, including:

  • Support the establishment of a Nordic Chapter for the Unstereotype Alliance by contributing to the strategic discussions and identification of way forward
  • Liaise with the Unstereotype Alliance team and support in mobilizing Nordic advertisers and partners for the Unstereotype Alliance chapter including to identify concrete and relevant engagement opportunities for the Nordic Liaison Office and identify a concrete actionable workplan for engagement and delivery.
  • Follow up with potential Unstereotype Alliance Partners in various sectors including the gaming industry and in innovation labs and identify other relevant stakeholders for engagement in the Unstereotype Alliance national chapter and arrange briefing sessions and follow-up.

Engage with UEFA to promote attention to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the preparations and implementation of EURO 2021

   8. Continue work begun during Q1 and Q2 2020 on identifying key opportunities for engagement, including:

  • In collaboration with the Global Sports Programme Coordinator, identify key sports organizations and governing bodies for UEFA 2020, prepare documents and tailor-make input to partnership discussions with special attention to the ability of sports as an enabler of sustainable development and women’s empowerment.
  • Identify key opportunities to promote SDG5 and the 2030 Agenda as well as resource mobilisation opportunities under UEFA 2021, and draft relevant proposals and documents for partnership engagement.

Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:?

  1. Workplan for the consultancy completed and approved, relevant Private Sector strategies reviewed. (3 days)

Strengthen partnerships with the Nordic private sector (50 days)

      2. The process to establish a Danish National Committee supported, including review of EOI and RFP (8 days).

       3. Discussions from Q1 and Q2 2020 with three relevant stakeholders in Denmark on potential collaboration on AI and gender followed-up on, additional meetings for partnership discussions conducted, and relevant background research conducted, and way forward designed in writing (15 days)

       4. Ongoing private sector engagements brought forward with an identified and agreed to workplan between the parties:

  • Further relationship established during Q1 and Q2 2020 with private sector partners in Norway with the purpose of engagement in a Finance Alliance. Conduct additional meetings as necessary to engage partners, including relevant background research, liaising with relevant UN Women colleagues, and way forward designed in writing (8 days).
  • Build on initial private sector mapping, additional potential partnerships in the Nordic countries identified and ways forward designed, background research conducted and meetings planned and implemented (13 days).

       5. Conduct 3 webinars on WEPs engagement in collaboration with partners in Denmark, including background research on relevant industry sectors to target, drafting of concept notes, logistical preparations, follow-up with participants, and liaising with relevant UN Women colleagues (6 days).

Establish and strengthen partnerships with the Baltic private sector (10 days)

     6. Building on results of mapping of Baltic Private Sector completed during Q1 and Q2 2020 and begin dialogues with potential partners, with the aim to promote collaboration under Action Coalition 5 on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. Meetings conducted to promote the value of partnership, relevant background research and strategy documents prepared, outcomes summarised, and relevant way forward identified (10 days).

Mobilize Nordic advertisers and partners for the Nordic Unstereotype Alliance chapter (10 days)

     7. Stakeholders for engagement in the Unstereotype Alliance identified, meetings conducted with the purpose of mobilizing Nordic partners in the initiative including relevant background research conducted, approach with largest shared value identified, outcome summarised, and way forward identified (10 days).

Engage with UEFA in the preparations and implementation of EURO 2021 (15 days)

     8. Collaboration between UN Women and governing sports bodies established for UEFA 2021, relevant background research conducted, largest shared value for engagement identified, meetings conducted, outcomes summarised, and way forward identified (15 days).

 


Competencies

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.

Integrity

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Core Values and Ethics

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a multi-national environment
  • Support the Organization’s corporate goal
  • Comply with UN WOMEN rules, regulations and code of conduct
  • integrity

Teamwork

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic 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 oral and written skills
  • Listen actively and respond effectively

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

Required Skills and Experience of Consultant

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Development, Gender Studies or a related field
  • Experience working for an international organisation and/or government entity with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on Goal 5
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating on gender issues.
  • Experience in planning and organising complex events.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Nordic Private Sector, with a focus on key actors, industry associations, and similar relevant knowledge.
  • Experience conducting strategies on private sector engagement, with specific focus on resource mobilization and gender equality.
  • Experience in collaborating closely with the private sector, including building and managing partnerships
  • Demonstrated analytical experience.
  • Excellent rapport in understanding culturally diverse audiences for messaging.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance while seeing consensus, and ability to deliver on target and on time.
  • Experience working with the United Nations an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the English language required, with strong, confident command of both written and oral English. Fluency in Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish required.


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