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JOB POST: Consultant – Support to UN Women for UNCT Report, Delhi: Apply by Nov 10


UN Women India Office seeks to hire for the job role of Consultant to work with the office in supporting its provision of input to UNCT’s report on India’s UPR IV.

About UN Women

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

About the Opportunity

The UPR is a unique intergovernmental process of the Human Rights Council to periodically review the actions undertaken by the Member States to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. The UPR was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which establish the Human Rights Council itself.

Further, the UPR aims to support the enhancement of State’s capacity and technical assistance through sharing of best practices. One of the key principles of the UPR is that it should fully integrate a gender perspective (Para 3K of Human Rights Council Resolution 5/1).

In keeping with the treaty reporting obligations, India will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Review Process (UPR) in October 2022. A critical part of the UPR reporting is also the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) joint report, including review and recommendations from a gender perspective by UN Women.

To this end, UPR reporting by the UNCT is integral to track progress on accepted recommendations and draw attention to gender-specific concerns and secure strategic and implementable recommendations.

In that regard, with the general objective to support the development of the UPR reporting by UNCT in India, UN Women India Office seeks to hire a Consultant to work with the office in supporting its provision of input to UNCT’s report on India’s UPR IV.

Number of Vacancies

01 (One)

Roles and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Analyst – Inter-Governmental Process, UN System Coordination and Women, Peace and Security, UN Women India Office, the consultant will provide support to UN Women in preparing inputs to the UNCT’s report on India’s UPR IV from the perspective of the women’s human rights in India.

More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for the following major tasks:

  • Undertake a desk review of the existing analysis, reports and other data to feed into the UNCT report on India’s UPR IV.
  • Draft the initial inputs for the UNCT UPR report from the perspective of women’s human rights issues in India.
  • Organise consultations with Civils Society Advisory Group (CSAG) members of UN Women and other relevant groups and partners to validate data and analysis.


  • Draft UNCT Report on India’s UPR IV based on desk review.
  • Final UNCT Report on India’s UPR IV.

Eligibility Criteria

Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, gender studies, law, social sciences, international development or related field.


  • Proven professional experience in working on gender equality issues;
  • At least 5 years of proven working experience I the area of gender equality and women’s human rights;
  • At least 2 years experience in gender responsive review and evaluation, including data collection and analysis, groups discussions etc;
  • Previous experience with UN treaty bodies and charter based mechanisms is a strong asset;
  • Proven record of producing well written reports demonstrating analytical ability an communication skills. 

Language: Proficiency in English

How to Apply?

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Selection Process

Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:

  • Required Degree and Qualification (5 points)
  • Expertise and Experience relevant to the assignment (10 points)
  • Demonstrable experience on Report Writing (5 points)

The evaluation process for the selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:

  • Writing Samples (30 points)
  • Interview (70 points)

Application Deadline

November 10, 2021



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