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National Consultant – Resource Mobilization Consultant/ Expert at UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment: Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) The main roles of UN Women are: To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms. To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society. To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 8 years
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  , Project Management 


  • The objective of this consultancy is to enhance UN Women’s resource base in Nigeria, by securing adequate and sustainable funding to address the root causes of gender inequality, and create a more equitable and inclusive Nigeria, where all women and girls have equal opportunities to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to the economic development of Nigeria.

Duties And Responsibilities
Purpose of the Consultancy:

  • UN Women is seeking the services of a national consultant to directly contribute to UN Women’s mandate of achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls in Nigeria. This will be achieved through increased enhanced sustainable and diversified funding base, to amplify the impact of gender equality programmes, creating a more equitable and inclusive Nigeria.

Specific Objectives:
The National Consultant – Resource Mobilization will:

  • Update the resource mobilization strategy.
  • Develop a donor intelligence report to inform targeted engagement.
  • Identify funding opportunities to expand the funding base and foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Develop targeted products, proposals, and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update the Country Office RM strategy with the current funding landscape in Nigeria, identify potential donors and engagement strategies.
  • Strengthen donor intelligence through the development an analytical report on common development priority areas of UN Women’s and potential donors.
  • Identify and secure funding opportunities to increase non-core resources.
  • Strengthen and reinforce strategic relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Provide regular updates on activities, outcomes, and next steps.


  • Revised resource mobilization strategy with implementation plan, timelines, and targets.
  • A donor intelligence report.
  • At least three high-quality funding proposals and concept notes.
  • A final consultancy report (which includes detailed report on donor engagement activities and outcomes and next steps).

Expected Timeline

The consultancy will be conducted for a total period of 6 months and is expected to include fieldwork and home-based work. Payment for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.


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:

  • Expert knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues.
  • Expert knowledge on resource mobilization skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with donors and partners;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Proven track record in resource mobilization for an organization, entity or programme through innovative approaches;
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing diversified fundraising strategies;
  • Knowledge of the donor landscape and funding trends in Nigeria.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity and demonstrates commitment to UN Women’s mission, vision and values;
  • Strong cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • High standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, gender/women’s studies, international relations, economics, business management, development financing, social sciences, public administration, international relations, or a related field is required. A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience is required with a master’s degree.
  • A first-level university degree in a related field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant work experience is required with a bachelor’s degree.


  • Minimum of 10 years (with a master’s degree) or 12 years (with a bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience in resource mobilization, progressively responsible experience in resource mobilization, /or business development and strategic partnership building, preferably for development agenda, is required.
  • Proven expertise in gender equality and women’s empowerment is required.
  • Experience building strategic partnerships with government, international development partners, the private sector, civil society, and the UN is highly desirable.
  • Experience indevelopeing
  • Prior experience working in Nigeria with a wide range of stakeholders is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in the UN system is desirable.

Method of Application