UN Programme Officer Jobs – United Nations Women (UN WOMEN)

Job Title:         Programme Officer
Organization: United Nations
Women (UN WOMEN)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Coordination
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer will support the UN WOMEN through the analysis of political, social and
economic trends and helping in the formulation, management, operation,
humanitarian partner support and evaluation of program activities within
his/her portfolio and provides advisory services to partners in local
government, UN and CSOs in West Nile and Northern Uganda. Through the
Coordination Specialist, provides analysis for formulation of strategies and
briefings to senior management while being based in Yumbe with regular travel
to the Refugee settlements in Northern Uganda. The jobholder will mainly be
responsible for the following;
Tasked with the administration and implementation of humanitarian
programmes, processes and procedures;
  • Finance, administrative and monitoring and
    evaluation support to Humanitarian programmes;
  • Advocacy support and facilitation of
    knowledge building and management.
Key Duties and
Technical Support:
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor,
    supports the organisation, coordination, monitoring and support to the
    activities of UN Women Humanitarian Projects in West Nile and Northern
    Uganda and partners in relation to the administrative implementation of
    the project;
  • Actively participates in the formulation,
    design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of UN Women Humanitarian
    Programmes in West Nile and Northern Uganda;
  • Offer technical advice and support to
    implementing partners and to apply lessons learnt and recommendations from
    project evaluation;
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation
    of the programme, including documentation of good practices, success
    stories as well as high quality and timely reporting for results;
  • Work in liaison with partners, monitor programme
    delivery and take timely corrective action as necessary, in line with UN
    Women policies and procedures;
  • Maintain budget awareness and ensure funds
    are utilised in line with agreed plan and budgets. Entering projects into
    Atlas, finalization of contribution agreements; determination of required
    revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises,
    closure of projects through review;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and
    evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial
    problems, development of solutions;
  • Maintain awareness of contractual
    obligations with donors and ensure full compliance of reporting
  • Conduct environmental policy scanning on a
    continuous basis for West Nile and Northern Uganda and regularly update
    and advise the head office accordingly.
  • Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 
    – collect, compile, analyse and share periodic data/ information on
    programme performance to inform continued programme efficiency and
  • Ensure effective application of RBM tools,
    establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of
    results, in close collaboration with the M&E Specialist;
  • Ensure that aggregate reports are
    regularly prepared and submitted on time.
Administrative and Miscellaneous Duties:
  • Ensure all travel undertaken complies
    with all requirements for travel and is approved in line with the travel
  • Assist in writing program proposals;
  • Perform any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal applicant for the United
    Nations UN WOMEN Programme Officer job opportunity must hold a Master’s
    Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, especially in gender studies,
    Gender Based Violence or related field.
  • At least five years of relevant
    experience at the national or international level in gender equality and
    women’s empowerment programming and implementation as well as providing
    management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring
    and evaluation of development projects;
  • Demonstrate analytical and advocacy
    skills on gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment of women issues
    especially with regard to policy advocacy in line with security council
    resolution 1325, CEDAW and BFPA;
  • Broad knowledge, familiarity and
    experience with UN inter-agency coordination processes and or results
    based management for advancing gender equality and women’s rights would be
    an asset;
  • Strong links with national networks on
    gender equality and women’s rights in Uganda;
  • Experience in capacity building, gender
    mainstreaming and gender auditing required;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and
    office software packages, experience in handling of web based management
  • Language: Fluency in written
    and spoken English, advanced spoken level of local languages in West Nile
    and Northern Uganda and basic working knowledge in any of the UN working
    languages in Uganda.
Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:
  • Preparing information for advocacy;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant
    information for a variety of audiences for advocating UN Women’s mandate.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management:
  • Contributes into results through primary
    research and analysis;
  • Assesses project performance to identify
    success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
  • Researches linkages across project
    activities to identify critical points of integration;
  • Monitors specific stages of
    projects/programme implementation;
  • Analyzes situation to identify gender and
    humanitarian programme opportunities in West Nile and Northern for project
    development and implementation;
  • Participates in the formulation of project
    proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of
    proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
Building Strategic Partnerships: Maintaining a network
of contacts:
  • Maintains an established network of
    contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on
    partnership related issues;
  • Analyzes and selects materials for
    strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders,
    including identifying of areas for strengthening of capacities.
Resource Mobilization:
  • Providing inputs to resource mobilization
  • Analyzes information/databases on
    potential and actual donors;
  • Develops a database of project profiles;
  • Identifies opportunities for project
    proposals for presentation to donors, in close consultation with senior
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Basic research and analysis;
  • Generates new ideas and approaches,
    researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing
  • Documents and analyses innovative
    strategies and new approaches.
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline:
  • Understands and applies fundamental
    concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical
    specialty relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of
    organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and
    applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date
    through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information
    technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and
    knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and
    utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating
    team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open
    communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and
    encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge
    management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
 NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Women (UN Women) in the aforementioned capacity should express
their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 9th June 2017
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