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
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
  • 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
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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