13 June 2017

UN Careers - Programme Specialist, Gender Statistics at United Nations Women (UNW)

Organization: United Nations Women (UNW)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative

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 Specialist, Gender Statistics will take overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  The incumbent works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the design and develop programme strategies in the area of Gender Statistics:
  • The incumbent will also design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Gender Statistics.
  • Manage the implementation and management of the Gender Statistics programme:
  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.
  • Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Gender Statistics programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:
  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.
  • Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics programme:
  • Manage the programme budget and resources, and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
  • Actively contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Uganda:
  • Offer technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
  • Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Gender Statistics;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Gender Statistics.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Quality reports and timely submission;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UN WOMEN Programme Specialist, Gender Statistics career opportunity must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in Gender Statistics;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset; Knowledge of any of the Ugandan local language is an asset.

Personal Competencies:
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:
  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results-Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong knowledge of Gender Statistics;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.
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.


NB:  All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11), download here. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Deadline: 14th June 2017


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