United Nations UN WOMEN Careers – Programme Officer- Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Organization: UN
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
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
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer- Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
provides support to formulation, management and effective implementation of UN
WOMEN’s EVAWG programmes.  The incumbent provides technical expertise
on gender equality and women’s empowerment with a holistic approach to address
opportunities and challenges related to ending Violence Against Women and Girls
in Uganda. The Programme Officer supports analysis of political, social and
economic trends and provides advisory services to implementing partners in
government, CSOs and academia; she/he works closely with UN Women thematic
Programme Officers ensuring successful implementation of the UN Women Uganda
Strategic Framework 2016 -2020, under his/her portfolio.  The
Programme Officer supports monitoring of implementation of activities and
finances using the results-based management tools, participates in field
missions and write reports on monitoring missions; assists in preparation of
quarterly reports and donor reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Contribute technically to the development of programme
strategies in the area of ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • Provide technical inputs to the design
    and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to
    ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • Provide inputs to annual workplan and
    budget as required.
Provide technical support to the implementation and
management of the ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme.
  • Support monitoring and measurement of
    project progress and tracking the delivery of funds and prepare project
    reports as required;
  • Coordinate the call/request for
    proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and
    capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of
    implementing partner financial and narrative reports.
Provide technical assistance and capacity development
support to project/programme partners:
  • Provide technical support to the
    implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity
    building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming
    support and trainings to partners as needed;
  • Assist in organizing quarterly programme
    review meetings with all EVAWG partners.
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and
reporting of the programme/ project.
  • Monitor progress on programme activity,
    results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals
    by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports,
    donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes;
  • Monitor budget implementation and
    programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when
  • Provide inputs to financial reports.
Contribute to building partnerships and resource
mobilization strategies.
  • Collect, analyze, organize and or
    present information/data/background/briefing materials as required by the
    EVAW team;
  • Identify sources and gather and compile
    data and information for the preparation of public information, documents,
    guidelines, briefing packs, speeches and position papers and prepare
    power-points and other presentations in collaboration with the Programme
  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization
    strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation
    such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches,
    and donor profiles.
Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination
on ending Violence Against Women and Girls to achieve coherence and alignment
of UN Women programmes with other partners in Uganda.
  • Provide technical support to the
    Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination
    related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.
Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and
communication efforts.
  • Provide technical inputs to background
    documents, briefs and presentations related to ending Violence Against
    Women and Girls;
  • Coordinate and support the organization
    of advocacy activities, campaigns and events, trainings, workshops
    including the 16 Days on EVAWG, IWD (International Women’s Day);
  • Provide administrative support for effective
    knowledge management and sharing within the Programme;
  • Support development, technical review,
    editing and dissemination of internal and external communication
  • Support in analysis of trends,
    documentation and synthesis of lessons learned and best practices for
  • Participate in EVAW/G community of
  • Organize, compile and process
    information related to donors, partners, programme team as inputs to
    various data bases and documents;
  • Provide inputs to the development of
    knowledge management products on ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
Provide administrative support to the EVAW portfolio.
  • Undertake all logistical, administrative
    and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops,
    events, and missions;
  • Make travel arrangements for the
    Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims;
  • Draft minutes in meetings, as delegated;
  • Support the systematic collection and
    update information and related on-going or planned bilateral, multilateral
    and non-governmental programs;
  • Ensure up-to-date programme files for
    audit of programmes/ projects and tracking of programme delivery;
  • Perform all procurement required
  • Organize and coordinate filing of
    documents; maintain mailing lists.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality inputs to programme
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans
    and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of
    programme results and finances;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Timely submission of reports;
  • Number of knowledge products developed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN WOMEN Programme Officer- Ending Violence Against Women and
    Girls 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
  • A first-level university degree in
    combination with two additional years of qualifying;
  • Experience may be accepted in lieu of
    the advanced university degree.
  • Five years of relevant work experience
    in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring
    and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the programming on EVAWG
    is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising
    with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience in communication and advocacy
    on gender and women’s rights.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required;
    Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset; Knowledge
    of Luo, Ngakarimojong or Luganda is an asset.
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 ending violence
    against women and girls.
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: 22nd October 2018
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