Gender Coordinator UN Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Gender Coordinator
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
Job Summary:  The Gender Coordinator will support the design
and implementation of a coherent and systematic approach to gender
mainstreaming in Country Office programmes; act as a programme policy advisor
in planning and monitoring of programme activities; provide support in overall
coordination of the UNDP Gender Focal Team and is responsible for coordination
of day-to-day substantial tasks assigned within UNDP Gender Equality Strategy
and in line with organization objectives. The Gender Coordinator works in close
coordination with UNDP Programme and Operations’ teams, UNDP Regional Offices
and HQs Gender Teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government and national
entities, as well as with development partners, civil society and all partners
in ensuring successful implementation of UNDP corporate and country specific
gender strategies and initiatives
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic advice,
Technical guidance and substantive leadership
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of the UNDP Country Office
    strategic plan on gender and the UNDP global gender strategy
  • Ensure the CO gold certified Gender Equality Seal status monitored,
    and mandatory requirements are sustained.
  • Promote the continues mainstreaming of Gender Equality Seal
    Certification programme both in the Private sector and the Public
    Institutions; closely working with national partners and UN-agencies
  • Assess programme impact and oversee the appropriateness and accuracy
    of methods used to verify progress and results. Develop innovative
    approaches to enhance performance.
  • Contribute to the preparation and finalization of UNDPs annual
    reports on the implementation of the gender equality strategy.
  • Lead and/or undertake research, compilation, analysis and evaluation
    of gender dimensions of social economic and humanitarian issues and advise
    senior management, program staff and partners on the design and development
    of policy and program interventions.
  • Undertake analysis of gender policy and programme documents
    including country office reports to institutionalize gender development
    effectiveness and mainstreaming.
  • Develop performance indicators and guidelines for effective
    compliance with the Strategic Plan and score card.
  • Actively participate in the UN-Gender and Human Rights Advisory
    group; Gender Development Partners Group and other such Forum.
Project Design,
Management and Implementation:
  • Plan, monitor, manage and provide oversight to the different steps
    and stages of project execution and timely actions to ensure results are
  • Establish the work plan, activities, targets, budget, standards for
    measuring progress and results and determine the processes, tools and
    methodologies to be used to ensure effective and efficient project
    implementation and operations and achievement of results.
  • Ensure the ROAR segment for gender results are effectively
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of mid-term and other required
    project evaluation to address any design or implementation issues.
  • Facilitate the preparation for Project Committees and Project
    Management Team Meetings and other designated forums and follow up on all
    decisions taken to ensure implementation and/or timely action.
  • Submit required and other project reports (progress, financial,
    procurement, etc.) for management information, communication, oversight
    and action.
  • Support Projects Coordinators in formulation, implementation and
    evaluation activities from substantive pint of view on issues related to
    gender mainstreaming and women empowerment;
  • Closely working with Programme Team Leaders, Operations Unit Heads
    as well as MSU, to monitor regularly the UNDP Programmes/Projects work
    plans, reports, procedures and guidelines 
    on gender-related issues;
Knowledge and
capacity building
  • Develop and widely disseminate knowledge products to strengthen
    organizational and governmental capacity on gender issues and to establish
    conceptual clarity on gender mainstreaming and research on emerging gender
  • Introduce innovation and best practices, access to knowledge and
    expertise and promote its application and mainstreaming across UNDP
    country office.
  • Access organizational worldwide and regional knowledge, best
    practices and lessons learned, distil best practices and ensure its
    dissemination for organizational and stakeholders learning and sharing.
  • Develop a strategic plan for learning and development and lead the
    implementation of training activities on gender mainstreaming techniques.
    Organize trainings for operations and program staff as well as for
    implementing partners as appropriate.
  • Identify areas for support and interventions within the
    thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
  • Track and monitor progress on gender mainstreaming across all focus
    areas of the UNDP country programme
  • Develop methodologies and guidelines for promoting effective gender
    mainstreaming across all UNDP intervention areas.
  • Document lessons learned from past gender projects to accelerate the
    achievement of gender results at the regional level.
partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
  • Build new partnerships with stakeholders identified by project board
  • Maintain dialogue with partners and stakeholders to advocate, promote
    and advance gender issues, priorities, interests and competencies.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with clients, partners and stakeholders
    to link and harmonize approaches and to promote common interests and
    achievement of results.
  • Represent UNDP Uganda Country office in national, regional and
    global fora to promote, advocate and speak for the organizational on
    strategic and common issues
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with UN Agencies, government
    institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil
    society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of
    substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of
    opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the
    overall office effort in resource mobilization.
  • Work closely with the relevant government and non-government parties
    in charge of the national gender equity policy;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Gender Coordinator
    job placement should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Social
    Sciences, Gender Studies and/ or development related studies.
  • At least seven to ten years of relevant working experience in
    managing/coordinating projects and hands-on experience in design,
    monitoring and evaluation of development projects, of which at least 3
    years of experience should be with significant focus on gender empowerment
    and gender equality advisory services and/ or in gender programming/
    gender project management;
  • Strong knowledge of the issues in the relevant component;
  • Be familiar with development methodologies, including participatory
    approaches to strategic planning, strategic management and the management
    of institutional change in developing countries;
  • Experience of work with the international organizations, high-level
    government officials representing central governmental bodies and local
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
    sensitivity and adaptability
Management and Learning
  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in
    the office through leadership and personal example
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
    in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly
    acquired skills
Development and
Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and
    investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting
    and cost-recovery
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/
    attitudinal change
  • Strong IT skills, Atlas
  • Excellent knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit
Management and
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and
    result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive,
    constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
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
Development Programme, UNDP, 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: 15th August 2018
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