UN Women Vacancy for a National Consultant in Nigeria

UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Job Title:  National Consultant: Baseline Survey for Emergency Assistance to Women/Girl IDPs and other Women/Girls Survivors of Insurgency in Northern Nigeria

Duties and Responsibilities
The following are the expected results from this baseline study:

  • Changes anticipated as part of this intervention clearly identified;
  • Enhanced understanding of gender responsiveness of humanitarian action in the 3 project states;
  • Priority areas on Economic Empowerment for women and girls affected by the insurgency identified and initiated.
  • Under the guidance of and reporting directly to the supervising baseline survey consultant, each Research Assistant will be responsible for the following generic on-demand activities:
  • Compile, analyze and synthesize information for the supervising baseline survey consultant;
  • Perform research assistance to carry out data collection in respect of the baseline survey assignment in this initiative;
  • Support the development of methodologies, reports, briefs, etc. on specific issues;
  • Characterize specific groups in terms of different indicator;
  • Performing background research assistance (qualitative and quantitative);
  • Deliver the specific products described above within the established deadlines.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • Highly developed research assistance skills;
  • Strong analytical skills, and ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources;
  • Computer literate; must be able to use the Internet and other research and applied research tool effectively;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Teamwork – excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills and ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams is critical.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Able to manage complex problems proactively and effectively, including responses to field based emergencies;
  • Ability to operate effectively in a changing and complex environment, and to produce results under stress;
  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Proven organizational and communication skills;
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Strong analytical capabilities;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Politics, International Relations or related development field. Master’s degree may be an additional asset.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the area of field data gathering preferably in Nigeria;
  • Strong research background. Experience in data collection and analysis;
  • Knowledge of women’s rights issues in the context of Peace and Security, gender equality and SGBV matters;
  • Able to work independently with efficiency and competence;
  • Excellent written and oral skills.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in a major local language of northern Nigeria will be highly valued.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline: 14th June 2016

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