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United Nations Gender & Humanitarian Project Officer Job Opportunities - UN WOMEN

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Specialist and Head of Sub-Office
Post Level: SB-3

About US:
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. Uganda has continued to accommodate refugees fleeing from surrounding countries in the region. Inflows of refugees from the conflict-ridden areas of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo continued as of August 2017. A total of 1,021,903 South Sudanese arrived in Uganda (as per 31st August 2017, UNHCR) due to violence or persecution, 86% of whom are women and children.

Job Summary: The Gender & Humanitarian Project Officer analyzes political, social and economic trends and supports formulation, management, operation, humanitarian partner support and evaluation of programme 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 Gender and Humanitarian Specialist, provides analysis for formulation of strategies and briefings to senior management while being based in Gulu with regular travel to the Refugee settlements in Northern Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Support:
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, facilitates the organisation, coordination, monitoring and reporting on the activities of UN Women Humanitarian Projects in West Nile and Northern Uganda and partners in relation to implementation of the projects;
  • Review and analyze project components, develop project resource profiles and timelines.
  • Assess delivery issues and work with national counterparts to build common understanding and coordination on project activities.
  • Participate in the formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of UN Women Humanitarian Programmes in West Nile and northern Uganda;
  • Provide technical advice and support to implementing partners 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;
  • In close collaboration 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 requirements;
  • 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 Reporting:
  • 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 effectiveness;
  • 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 plan;
  • Participate in writing program proposals;
  • Other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality inputs to programme design
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances
  • Timely organization of events
  • Number of knowledge products developed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN WOMEN Gender & Humanitarian Project Officer job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • Seven 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;
  • 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 systems.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is a must. Advanced spoken level of local languages in West Nile and Northern Uganda is required;
  • Basic working knowledge in any of the UN working languages in Uganda is an added advantage.

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:
  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations WOMEN in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 12th April 2018

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