Political participation and leadership Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will undertake the following task :


  • Conduct a needs assessment through stakeholder consultations on WPP and election, including a mapping of existing initiatives being implemented and those in the pipeline’, identifying areas of possible collaboration and existing gaps in ongoing efforts;
  • Develop a multiyear programme strategy on WPP including key areas on gender-responsive electoral support and women’s political participation beyond elections


  • Provide strategic advisory services and technical support to UN Women and its partners on women’s political participation and UN electoral assistance programming, monitoring, and reporting
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a strategy on capacity development for different target groups engaged in elections and women’s political participation
  • Coordinate technical assistance and targeted advocacy to national electoral stakeholders to promote women’s equal representation in decision making
  • In line with the Cluster Office’s Strategic Note undertake programme activities in the area of women’s political participation as required
  • Representation in meetings with elections stakeholders as needed

The assignment will take up a period of 7 months. The consultant will be based in Tunisia. Any missions will be agreed upon with the consultant and costs will be covered by UN Women.

Mission / travel costs are not part of the financial proposal.

Consultant are expected to be equipped with all materials and equipment needed to perform their tasks for example laptop, software etc..


Report that contains results from needs assessment and mapping of initiatives on WPP

30 June 2022

Multiyear programme strategy WPP for the Cluster Office with options for different scenarios, that includes priority themes, strategic partnerships and actions

30 August 2022

High level advocacy paper with key data, arguments, and messages for WPP and gender-sensitive elections to be used by the Cluster Office

30 September 2022

Report of capacity development strategy implemented for different target groups engaged in elections and women’s political participation

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies :

Functional Competencies

  • Sound practical knowledge on women’s political participation programming including on gender responsive electoral processes (i.
  • e. sex disaggregated data collection, prevention and mitigation of violence against women in elections);
  • Previous experience in field-based election in a variety of cultural and political contexts;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from varied cultures and professional backgrounds, demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Results based management skills;
  • Ability to produce well-written reports and / or programme documents demonstrating analytical ability;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in working with UN Women or UN or international NGOs on women’s political participation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education :

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International law, gender studies, international relations, environmental studies, business administration, Political Science, translation, cultural studies or relevant field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience :

  • At least 7 years of experience integrating gender equality and political participation and representation; including proven experience integrating gender equality and electoral cycle, women’s political participation, and gender based electoral violence mitigation;
  • Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments required;
  • Experience with UN Intergovernmental processes including those related to women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and gender equality is an asset;
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder organizations is essential : governments, CSOs, and the UN / multilateral / bilateral institutions is an asset.
  • Experience in programme design and results-based management is an asset;
  • Experience with UN electoral assistance processes is an asset.

Language Requirements :

Proficiency in Arabic and English is required.

Evaluation Criteria :

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology : Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical : 70% (70 points)

  • Criteria 1 : Education (20 points)
  • Criteria 2 : Experience (20 points)
  • Criteria 3 : Languages (30 points)

Financial : Lowest Financial Proposal : 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula :

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula : (Lowest Bid Offered*) / (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;

Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application :

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications :

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from ;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application.

Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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