UN Women – In July 2010, the United nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Consultant (Conduct a mapping and Assessment of Non-State Actor’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria)
Location: Homebased, Nigeria
Additional Category: Gender Equality
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Languages Required English
Duration of Initial Contract 40 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 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 has a universal mandate that encompasses a normative, an operational/programmatic as well as a coordination role, all of which are closely linked with its unique structure. At the core of its mandate, UN Women plays a leading role in supporting governments in delivering on their gender equality and empowerment of women (GEEW) commitments in the SDGs.
- The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a broad and ambitious development agenda for the world to achieve by 2030. Although governments are the primary drivers for achieving the goals, it is also globally acknowledged that public sector resources, particularly in developing countries, will be inadequate to meet the targets.
- This acknowledgment provides the basis for forging, as well as sustaining, new and existing collaboration with non-state actors, of which the private sector remains a strong and important stakeholder. The 17 SDG Goals include a stand-alone Goal on Gender Equality, SDG 5. Globally, a growing number of companies are investing in SDG 5 by either direct funding support or through their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
- To date, multinational companies have collectively invested more than $300 million and launched programmes on employment and empowerment.
- Non-state actors’ CSRs provide a viable opportunity for increasing and sustaining financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women in Nigeria. With a booming private sector in Lagos State, as well as a wide spectrum of multinationals and international development partners across the country, UN Women envisages these non-state actor’s commitments to social responsibility as essential components to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets in its 5-year Strategic Plan (2022-2025).
- In view of this, UN Women seeks the services of a consultant to conduct a rapid mapping and assessment of non-state Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria.
- The consultant will document the non-State actor’s CSR – funding scope, industry of interest, focus area, and targeted beneficiaries, identify opportunities for financing activities in UN Women’s Strategic Note, and plausible limitations for collaborating with each identified non-state actor. In addition, the consultant will develop a database of these non-state actors, their physical addresses, and contacts (focal persons) within the organization responsible for CSR.
- The consultant will also develop a detailed plan of action/strategy for UN Women to enable the mobilization of resources from non-state actor’s CSR for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in Nigeria. The consultant is also expected to prepare a comprehensive but succinct report that will meet the standards and expectations of UN Women in terms of structure and content.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the leadership of the Programme Specialist WEE GRP, and working closely with the Deputy Country Representative, the Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
- Develop an inception report with clearly designed and detailed mapping methodology and data collection tools for conducting the mapping exercise.
- Conduct a rapid mapping of non-State actor’s CSR – funding scope, industry of interest, focus area and targeted beneficiaries, identify opportunities for financing activities in UN Women’s Strategic Note and plausible limitations for collaborating with each identified non-state actor. Mapping will include sectors dominated by men and women, including but not limited to mining and quarrying, upstream and downstream petroleum, and maritime. This activity will involve aligning UN Women’s priority areas to non-state actor’s CSR priorities.
- Develop a database of these non-state actors, their physical addresses, and contacts (focal persons) within the organization responsible for CSR.
- Develop a detailed plan of action/strategy for UN Women to enable the mobilization of resources from non-state actor’s CSR for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in Nigeria.
- Develop and submit a final report on the mapping of non-State actor’s CSR with actionable recommendations to UN Women.
- Develop a PowerPoint presentation on the overall report focusing on findings and recommendations.
- Perform any other task as directed by the Country Representative
Usage of Findings:
- The report will be used by UN Women to source for funding opportunities from non-state actors.
- Enhance UN Women’s collaboration and partnership with non-state actors in Nigeria.
- The consultant will develop a detailed methodology to guide the mapping and assessment exercise.
- Contain an executive summary (mandatory)
- Be analytical (both quantitative and qualitative)
- Be structured around the key issues/entry points highlighted above and related findings
- Include identified opportunities, challenges, a plan of action/strategy, and recommendations.
The selected Consultant will be expected to complete the following key deliverables within the indicative timeframe:
|1||Initial consultation between the consultant and the UN Women team to agree on the assignment and development of detailed workplan||1 day|
|2||Submit to UN Women Inception Report showing methodology, tools, plans and realistic work plan for job completion||3 days|
|3||Mapping of non-State actor’s CSR||17 days|
|4||Develop a database of these non-state actors, their physical address, and contacts (focal persons) within the organization responsible for CSR||8 days|
|5||Develop a detailed plan of action/strategy for UN Women to enable the mobilization of resources from non-state actor’s CSR for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in Nigeria||5 days|
|6||Submission of draft report of findings||2 days|
|7||Validation workshop with UN Women||1 day|
|8||Submission of a comprehensive report (Including a PowerPoint Presentation) to UN Women containing key recommendations.||3 days|
|Total Consultancy period||40 working days|
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in areas related to Social Sciences, Economics, International Development, Law, Management science or related field.
- Practical skills in survey and research analysis or applied statistical data.
- A minimum experience of 10 years of relevant professional work experience in areas such as business research, business development and management, public relations, and human resource.
- Proven experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research or studies.
- Sound experience in conducting gender-related programming, especially private sector financing of gender equality and empowerment of women.
- Ability to speak and write in a clear and gender-sensitive language.
- Familiarity with the UN system and knowledge of UN Women.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
- 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.
- Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
- Excellent methods for the content analysis of large bodies of qualitative information.
- Demonstrates outstanding skilled knowledge of qualitative data analysis methods.
- Demonstrates excellent ability to prioritize and focus research questions to produce relevant and useful recommendations.
- Objectivity and ability to analyze large datasets in a short period.
- Excellent knowledge and technical skills in corporate social responsibility.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly to summarize complex findings and convey complex achievements in clear results language.
- Produces timely, quality outputs.
- Strong skills in data presentation.
- Excellent understanding of international development issues and knowledge of the UN system.
Application Closing Date
10th March, 2023.(Midnight New York, USA)
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Applicants are required to send the following as a single document (please note the system allows only one attachment):
- Application letter explaining interest in the consultancy and suitability of the candidate for the consultancy position and indicate daily consultancy rate/lump sum fee
- Updated CV
- A short proposal (max 1,500 A4 pages) that details a proposed methodology and conceptualization of the consultancy.
- Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc
- Duration of the Assignment: The assignment is expected to take 40 working days from the date of signing the contract.