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International Expert, Project Management, And Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) at United Nations Development Programme

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager , UN Women WPS unit, the l International Expert Consultant will design a training plan and facilitate a 5-day strategic capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E, adopting Result-Based Management (RBM) approach each, for 1) key project staff of the selected NGOs and 2) SMWA - Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe. The trainees will include Project Managers, Programme Officers, M&E Officers and Finance/Admin Officers, implementing partners. A total of about 35 participants are expected to participate and benefit from each of the trainings. The International Expert is also expected to design follow-up mentoring plan with UN Women, for the overall programme and for each of the five NGOs and three SMAs, so as to ascertain use of outputs/knowledge acquired from the workshop, in addition to practical guidance and support.

The specific objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of UN Women’s Staffs and implementing partners in Project Management and M&E (RBM Approach), for effective and efficient implementation and monitoring of the WPS Programme at Federal level in Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe States of Northern Nigeria.

It is expected that the selected consultant would adopt participatory methodologies in line with UN Women corporate practices at every stage of the process, involving UN Women and the implementing partners. The training methodology should include but not limited to power point presentations, group work, role-plays, case studies and review of project documents. A follow-up on each of the NGOs and SMWAs as well as UN Women programme staffs  is also expected to be carried out by the expert to enhance use of output by participants.



Education and certification

Master’s degree in Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or other related field.


  • Minimum of least 7 years’ substantial technical capacity and professional experience in programme Development, Project Management and M&E (RBM Approach);
  • Knowledgeable on programme management tools (RBM Approach), with track record of facilitating capacity building trainings for organizations, including UN Agencies, Government institutions and CSOs is required; provide relevant information to substantiate this;
  • Practical knowledge of programme implementation and extensive field work experience in the areas of project implementation and M&E ;
  • Strong knowledge and experience on Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, Women, Peace and Security agenda, and in particular the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and knowledge of the Nigeria National Action Plan on the Resolution will be a value added;
  • Effectiveness in establishing and fostering good relations with CSOs, government counterparts, development partners, including UN and EU is an Advantage;
  • Ability to work in an independent manner, organize work efficiently and deal with multiple tasks;
  • Previous consultancy experience similar to this assignment with development organizations, especially in programme design, implementation and M&E (RBM approach) is desirable;

Language Requirement

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Hausa langue is an asset.


Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Review relevant WPS resources, including Programme’s documents;
  2. Develop strategic training and mentoring  plans on Project Management and M&E for UN Women staffs, NGOs and SMAWs;
  3. Conduct capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMAWs;
  4. Support the development of the programme’s Monitoring plan
  5. Provide technical support and mentoring of key staff of UN Women, the NGOs and SMWAs on Project implementation and M&E.
  6. Develop a comprehensive report for the assignment

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