Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The global programme, Inclusive and Equitable Local Development (IELD), is jointly implemented by United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), UN Women and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The programme addresses structural impediments that prevent women from entering the labor market through local public and private investments, with a particular emphasis on unlocking domestic capital for women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The 5 year programme was piloted in three Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2017, which include Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uganda. The programme is planned to be expanded to additional countries in 2018.
IELD uses a unique three-agency partnership by utilizing each agency’s niche and comparative advantage in programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The programme supports governments and the private sector at the local level to design, plan, implement and sustain local public and private investments, with a special focus on promoting women’s equal and full participation in the local economy. Its multidimensional approach contributes to the achievement of at least 6 SDGs, specifically SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Adviser and IELD Joint Programme Lead/Coordinator, the IELD Programme Consultant (based in UN Women) is responsible for supporting the technical development and implementation of the IELD programme priorities globally and at the country level. The IELD Programme Consultant will also support the Programme Adviser in new country programme formulations, the expansion of the knowledge content and programme interventions and the sharing of good practices.
Specifically, the IELD Programme Consultant is responsible for providing technical support to the project design emanated from IELD Programme document, developing technical tools, supporting country teams in drafting programme frameworks as well as leading on the development of knowledge tools, advocacy materials, and research that will significantly contribute to the effective implementation of the global programme.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
Support Project development and monitoring:
Support the development and implementation of gender-responsive technical tools:
Strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the success of IELD global and country programme within specific areas of cooperation among the three partnering agencies: UNCDF, UNDP and UN Women. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and implementation of programme outcomes, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.