UN Women in Pretoria is hiring a Baseline Study Coordinator

Job Summary

The UN Women in South Africa is hiring a Baseline Study Coordinator on Micro-Entrepreneurs and Co-operatives in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

Closing date: 24 January 2024

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary data collection through mixed method; survey, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with micro-entrepreneurs.  
  • In-depth interview with select key informants including but not limited to UN Women, the District stakeholders and De Beers Group and NGOs operating in the district.   

  • Reviewing and conducting analysis of relevant secondary documents to extract relevant secondary data. The documents include but are not limited to the Co-operative Societies Act CAP 42:04, National Development Plan, National Policy on Gender and Development, District Development Plans, and Local Economic Development Plans among others.  
  • Data analyzation using mixed method approach.  

  • Develop a report that is short and succinct. Additional information should be provided as attachments/ annexures to the report.  The consultant should provide an annexure on details of businesses and co-operatives that exists responding to questions.
  • Develop infographics on key messages from the Baseline. 
  • Baseline Report to provide quantitative and qualitative profile of the identified communities to support evaluation of the programme against identified KPIs and outcomes.
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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

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to exercise a methodical and logical approach;
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Good knowledge of Geder Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE);
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats;
  • Reporting skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences in Development Studies, Gender, Business studies/economics;  
  • At least 7 years’ experience in research, report writing and working with low-income population on economic development/livelihood or entrepreneurship.


  • Strong background in research with a specific focus on the informal sector; 
  • Familiarity and good understanding of local development context and challenges in the context of women economic empowerment in general and empowerment of micro-entrepreneurs. Experience working within local government planning and development context is required;
  • Experience working on women entrepreneurship/women entrepreneurs and on women livelihood programmes;
  • Understanding of gender dynamics and their implications on women economic empowerment in general and entrepreneurship.
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Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

Please note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years.

Applications without the completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Careers at UN Women

UN Women is grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. UN Women work entails the elimination of discrimination against women and girls and promotion of equality between women and men. 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

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