UN WOMEN Jobs – Programme Manager: Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (FfGE) Programme in Uganda

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: UN Women Deputy
The 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its
efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system-wide
efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming
translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership and technical
advice in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective
partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women Uganda
is implementing a programme aimed at increasing the volume and effective use of
the development assistance funds for Uganda to support national commitments to
gender equality and women’s empowerment. The programme aims to ensure that
national and international commitments on Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment (GEWE) are mainstreamed into European Development Fund (EDF)
funding for Uganda.  
Job Summary:  The Programme Manager will be responsible for programme
oversight, ensuring timely planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting,
in line with donor agreement. The Programme Manager will also be responsible
for ensuring quality and timely delivery of technical assistance to key
stakeholders, mainly government ministries, departments and agencies as well as
to the development partner. The job holder will manage the development of
knowledge products, including high quality technical policy papers on priority
sectors, to inform planning and budgeting. 
S/he will be responsible for partnership coordination of all
stakeholders under this initiative.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Analytical, technical and operational support and advice:
Overall programme management, implementation and
operational oversight.
Strategic and technical guidance and support to
government, CSOs and to the donor.
Knowledge building and communication.
Policy advocacy and partnership building.
Analytical, technical and operational support and advice:
The incumbent supports and leads the comprehensive
review of the 11th EDF using gender analytical tools for the three priority
Manages the development/adaptation of analytical
tools for mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in the 11th EDF NIP
for Uganda.
Provides strategic direction, substantive/technical
leadership and support to the key government and development partners in
implementing and delivery results agreed upon.
Manages the programme budget and ensure its proper
utilization in line with donor agreements.
Keenly reviews the work of thematic specialist
consultants for technical competence/ soundness before submission to Government
and development partners.
Offers analytical information to assist in development
and design of continued programme on GRPB and gender and aid effectiveness.
Significantly contributes to the body of knowledge
on gender and aid effectiveness in the context of funding for gender equality
under the three priority sectors.
Overall programme management, implementation and operational oversight:
Ensures compliance with UN Women programme and
finance standards, rules and procedures by programme team and partners.
Actively monitors delivery of mutually agreed
results frameworks and performance indicators to ensure progress, timely
support and proactive oversight.
Works in liaison with relevant UN Women CO sections
to identify, document and disseminate good practices and methodologies for
replication and up scaling.
Regularly updates senior management on programme
status to inform programme delivery and performance.
Keenly tracks budget performance and monitoring in
close collaboration with the Finance Officer and Deputy Representative.
Ensures compliance with UN Women’s programme goals
and results-based indicators through monitoring missions, consultations with
counterparts and providing relevant and timely feedback to senior management,
with close collaboration of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Supervises work of technical consultants and ensure
timely delivery of products.
Strategic and technical guidance and support to
government, CSOs and donor partners:
Oversees a rapid capacity assessment of the NAO, key
line ministries and other relevant stakeholders with regard to Gender Equality
and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), in support of the 11th EDF implementation.
Coordinates the development of a capacity
development plan and sector specific guides for relevant partners.
Manages the development and implementation of  sector specific gender training for the NAO,
line ministries (MoFPED, MAAIF, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban
Development, JLOS), and relevant stakeholders.
Identify relevant and appropriate tools for
adaptability, such as gender scorecards and gender markers, to pilot performance
indicators and establish a baseline for planning and financing for gender
equality of the 11th EDF.
Supports/guides the design and development of
thematic sector papers and seeks technical advice from Thematic Advisors in the
Regional Office and in Headquarters.
Provides substantive technical input on gender and
aid effectiveness and FfGE initiatives including the Strategic Note, Work Plan,
Quarterly and Annual Reports, etc.
Works with UN Women Communication team to develop a
communications strategy for the programme and ensure regular and relevant
information is shared with the donor. Ensure that the program receives good
visibility both in local media and regional and global websites.      
Knowledge building and communication:
Ensures that good practices and lessons emerging
from the programme are documented and shared with all relevant partners.
Ensures adequate knowledge sharing through the UN
Women website in close collaboration with the Communication team.
Represents the Country Office in external donor
programme/policy development meetings/forums including task forces/working
groups, and any others as relevant.
Offers technical support to the National Authorizing
Office at the MoFPED (NAO) and relevant stakeholders in the design of a gender
responsive M&E framework (indicators, targets, results, and monitoring
frameworks) for the 11th EDF.
Provides technical assistance to upcoming
identification missions, seminars and meetings when needed to propose a clear
set of gender equality and women’s empowerment related interventions.
Policy advocacy and partnership building:
Identifies opportunities and strives to deepen the
partnership between the UN Women, the Government of Uganda, and the European
Union, as well as women’s organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
Undertakes advocacy work and develops supportive
networks including establishment a Feminist Economists’ Forum to provide high
quality technical advice and inputs to various thematic and sector papers.
Actively monitors/maintains overview of work on aid
effectiveness in Uganda and FfGE in particular, in respect to UN Women’s
Strategic Plan, Flagship Programme Initiatives and disseminates analysis and
findings within UN Women, the donor and with key stakeholders in government and
civil society.
Seeks advice of UN Women GRPB policy team in HQ and
in the Regional Office, as necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the United Nations UN WOMEN
vacancy must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Gender Studies and
Economics, Development Planning and related fields.
At least five years of relevant programme experience
in gender responsive planning and budgeting in Africa, preferably with a focus
on programme management, monitoring and evaluation and programme development.
Excellent track record in managing and monitoring
results-based and rights-based programming is required, including in-depth
knowledge of results-based management approaches.
A minimum of two to three years’ experience in
financing for gender equality, aid management and related fields.
Past exposure and experience in providing formal
expertise on gender mainstreaming and equality to applied sector operations,
plans, policies and business processes to governments and donors.
Proven experience in conducting gender analysis and
developing gender tools for financial tracking and sectoral policy reviews.
Working knowledge of EC financial and operational
rules and regulations, including familiarity with EDF and NIP support
mechanisms, is an advantage.
Proven advocacy, analytical and excellent writing
Language Requirements: Fluency in
English is required. Working knowledge in another UN official language is an
Personal Competencies:
Integrity: Demonstrate
consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and
decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate
professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas
of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the
organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international
outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and
promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents.
Organizational Awareness: Build support
for the organization and ensure political acumen.
Development and Innovation: Support staff
competence development, and contribute to an environment of creativity and
Work in teams: Build and
promote effective teams. Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi
ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of
different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communication and Information Sharing: Create and
promote an environment for open and effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional
Stay composed and positive even in difficult
moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent
behavior towards others.
Conflict Management: Surface
conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and
views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge
Share knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge
sharing and learning.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision
Ensure fair and transparent decision making processes and manage risk.
o   Substantive
knowledge and understanding of gender and development as well as more broadly,
economic governance and financing for development, with an emphasis on the
provision of coordinated support and management of strategic programmes to
advance gender equality and women’s rights.
o   Demonstrated
analytical work on gender and economic development.
o   Substantive
knowledge and experience in management of rights based programmes.
o   Ability to
carry out gender and economic research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation
of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
o   Possesses
in-depth practical knowledge of gender responsive planning and budgeting and in
women’s economic security and rights
o   Strong skills
on gender and economics in research, analysis and writing policy and programme
o   Promotes
knowledge management in UN Women and a learning environment in the office
through leadership and personal example.
o   Actively works
towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and
applies newly acquired skills.
o   Seeks and
applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of
UN Women.
Development and Operational
o   Ability to lead
strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting.
o   Ability to lead
formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
development projects.
o   Ability to deal
with multiple constituencies and represent UN Women to major donors and
different government agencies.
Management and Leadership:
o   Builds strong
relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and
responds positively to feedback.
o   Consistently
approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
o   Demonstrates
openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
o   Ability to lead
effectively, strong facilitation skills as well as conflict resolution skills.
o   Demonstrates
strong oral and written communication skills.
o   Remains calm,
in control and good humored even under pressure.
o   Proven
networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
How to Apply:
All interested
individual individuals who desire to join UN WOMEN should apply online at the
web link below.
Deadline: 11th November, 2015

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