Consultant, Rapid Response Window (RRW) on Women’s Participation in Peace Processes, Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

UN Women
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 19

Position description

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the establishment of the Rapid Response Window

  • Coordinate the overall Window work plan plan development and implementation according to approved Concept Note;
  • Liaise with the WPHF team, to ensure the Window’s inception phase’s results are achieved and resources are managed;
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.

Direct implementation under the Rapid Response Window Unit

  • Support the Call for proposals under the Rapid Response Window;
  • Communicate with prospective applicants and respond to questions that might arise;
  • Review and assess all requests in line with the RRW requirements and evaluation template;
  • Assist with the Preparation of all relevant documentation to be submitted to the technical committee and task force for funding approval.

Guide coordination with implementing partners and other stakeholders

  • Manage the selection process of implementing partners under the Rapid Response Window;
  • Coordinate relationships with partners to support implementation and expansion of the Window, raise potential problems and provide solutions;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, cross-partner learning, and capacity development initiatives;
  • Ensure proper communication of information between all stakeholders, including UN partners, involved.

Contribute to the monitoring and reporting on the WPHF Rapid Response Window

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Support the monitoring of the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds by partners;
  • Write annual and quarterly reports (if relevant); review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Assist with inputs from RRW and results to overall WPHF reporting.

Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Ensure documentation of the Window implementation process and identify good practices and lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the WPHF-C;
  • Contribute to the review of the RRW and develop recommendations on improving its business model.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Identification and selection of Implementing partners;
  • Selection of requests for direct support;
  • Briefs on the RRW;
  • Inputs to WPHF briefs and updates.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality implementation against set workplans, timelines and budgets;
  • Quality and timely reporting;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities;
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.


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.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong partnership and coordination skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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;
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to women, peace and security;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects;
  • Previous experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and French or Arabic is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language (French or Arabic) is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.

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