Programme Consultant – Male Engagement at UN Women

The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women on July 2010. It stands as the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. This is an historic step in expediting the organization’s objectives on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Being a part of the UN reform agenda, the creation of UN Women brings together resources and mandates for greater and better impact. It brings together and builds on the important work of 4 formerly outstanding parts of the UN system, which is focused primarily on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Job Position: Programme Consultant – Male Engagement

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months


  • Launch HeForShe initiative in Cross River, Sokoto, Lagos and Ebonyi and support the launch of the HeForShe campaign in other UN Women programme states.
  • Support CSOs to leverage on existing HeforShe initiatives in Adamawa and FCT as well as all target states with key influencers and leaders.
  • Support UN Women partners in Adamawa to strengthen HeForShe initiative
  • Support Spotlight Initiative CSOs working on male engagement to EVAWG
  • Conduct a desk-review of existing platforms for male engagement against SGBV/VAWG/HP
  • Develop an implementation roadmap to guide Spotlight CSOs working on male engagement
  • Design content for visibility/advocacy materials for the Spotlight Initiative (Male engagement/HeforShe)
  • Report of desk review finalized and submitted
  • Implementation roadmap developed and utilized
  • Advocacy platforms (one per SI state) for messaging and engagement in promotion of gender equitable norms set up
  • At least 30 male advocates including PLWD identified and trained to continually speak up against VAWG/SGBV/HP in each SI State

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  • A Master’s Degree in Politics, International Relations, Communications, Marketing, Public or Business Administration, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required;
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s Degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
  • Minimum 7 years working in conceptualizing, building and playing a leadership role in transformative organizing campaigns/movements or Programme / Project Management experience, when combined with a master’s degree is required;
  • Previous experience working in national politics presidential / political party election campaigns and / or international advocacy campaigns;
  • Experience in the UN is highly desired;
  • Experience in a consultancy / advisory role is an asset;
  • Familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of a Nigeria Language is an asset.

How to Apply for Programme Consultant – Male Engagement at UN Women

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