Deadline: 10 November 2021
UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Gender-Responsive Procurement in Abuja, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 1 year.
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Gender-Responsive Procurement will perform the following functions:
- Project Management and Coordination
- Act as project manager for the national component of the project Women’s Economic Empowerment through Affirmative Procurement Reform in West and Central Africa and lead implementation of national activities.
- Manage relationships with government stakeholders, including procurement agencies at the federal and state level, to strengthen implementation of project activities.
- Technical assistance and advice on Affirmative Procurement Reform
- Advice CO senior management and project partners on integration of affirmative procurement principles in national/regional policies.
- Knowledge Management
- Support the CO in the formulation and implementation of national learning strategies to build capacity of UN Women’s and its strategic partners in the area of affirmative procurement.
Applicant must have:
- Master’s Degree in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
- University Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University Degree.
- Certification in Gender, Project Management, Affirmative procurement, Public – Private Partnerships, Financial Management, would be considered an added advantage.
- At least 7 year’s progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building..
- Experience in public policy and strategy to support women’s entrepreneurship.
- Knowledge of and experience working with private sector affirmative sourcing and supply chain practices;
- Fluency in English.
- Knowledge of local languages is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UN Women.