National Consultant Job Vacancy at UN Women

January 19, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Duties And Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and under the daily supervision of UN Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Programme Specialist, the Senior GEF Coordination Consultant will undertake the following tasks and deliverables in collaboration with the GEF National Chairperson and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government, and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups for Tanzania Mainland, Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Zanzibar, UN Women Regional and Headquarters GEF focal points and units.

Specific Activities

Coordinate and support the U.R.T provisions of inputs and recommendations on Generation Equality’s key milestones and advocacy moments including annual gatherings, midpoint moment in 2023, and 5-year Anniversary event in 2025/2026.
Develop strategies on effective engagement of the Government of Tanzania’s in the GEF including activities and events leading up the Mid-Point Summit in 2023.
Coordinate and engage in all meetings and discussions, identify key messages on gender equality issues, propose action points for UN Women and undertake follow up.
Liaise and coordinate with the Chairperson of the GEF and National Secretariat.
Support and facilitate two high-level GEF meetings hosted by Government of Tanzania and provide logistic and substantive technical support.
Prepare various reports and documentations to support Tanzania’s role in GEF

Leadership Structures, fostering of good practices and synergies across Action Coalitions.
Prepare speeches, reports, briefing notes, presentations, press releases, reports and undertake research for the Office of the President and the GEF National Chairperson in relation to the GEF.
Organize panel discussions, side events, briefings and stakeholder events, and other activities, as requested.
Provide substantive technical support to the Office of the President on Tanzania on outreach and advocacy messages in important global spaces at the UN, AU, SADC, EAC and beyond.
Monitor progress of GEF implementation in Tanzania in close collaboration with the GEF National Advisory Committee.
Draft substantive papers, background and briefing notes, talking points and key messages and provide inputs to various reports, as requested by the HQ GEF Coordination Unit.
Provide technical inputs on information dissemination, advocacy for local and international media, including in UN Women website and social media platforms, in close collaboration with the Communications Team.
Closely collaborate with GEF HQ and RO colleagues and contribute to UN Women internal monitoring and reporting processes for the Tanzania Strategic Note
Perform other tasks related to Tanzania’s role as co-host of the GEF Mid-point Summit.
Key Performance Indicators

Timely engagement in GEF processes and events, including provision of high-quality substantive technical support to the Government of Tanzania.
Maintain strong relationship and goodwill with Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders.
Timely and quality research and analysis, drafting of key messages, documents, and reports.
Timely organization of high-level meetings, panel discussions, side events, briefings, and other activities of high quality.
National Consultant Job Vacancy at UN Women

Duration of assignment

The consultancy is based on the above deliverables spread over a ten-month period with an agreed monthly payment.


Required Skills and Experience

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, gender studies, public administration, or other related fields.


A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated professional experience in providing policy advice, guidance on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment issues to governments.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in coordination, monitoring and tracking progress, and reporting on GEWE.
Previous experience in representing Government of Tanzania in intergovernmental meetings/forums.
Previous experience with UN, regional and/or international organizations is an asset.
Excellent research, writing and oral presentation skills.
National Consultant Job Vacancy at UN Women

Language Requirements

Excellent command of English, both written and spoken is required.
Fluency in Swahili (both written and spoken) is required.
Submission Of Applications

The interested consultant (s) should respond to this TOR by submitting to UN Women:

A detailed technical proposal explaining how the results will be achieved, including a workplan, results framework, detailed financial proposal (budget for activities including consultancy fees and travel costs).
A letter of interest (in English) indicating availability for the assignment, requested lump sum payment including travel costs, and preference for paired national consultant (if any).
Submission Of Application

lease note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .

UNWOMEN 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.