UN Programme Specialist Job Opportunities – United Nations Women (UNW)

Organization: United
Nations Women (UNW)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Team
Leader EVAW
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: Ending Violence
Against Women and Girls exercises overall responsibility for planning,
implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the EVAW
Programme.  She/he works in close
collaboration with the Programme Management Specialist and operations team, UN
Women staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil
society  within the region ensuring
successful UN Women Programme implementation under  his/her portfolio.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and develop
programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls:
  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue
    and other documents related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
Manage the
implementation and management of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their
  • 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:
  • Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance. Develop
    and implement technical tools, and initiatives;
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support
    implementation and expansion of the Ending Violence Against Women and
    Girls 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;
  • Actively contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.
Manage the people
and financial resources of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls team under
    his/her portfolio; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
Build partnerships
and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
  • Formulate and implement partnerships and resource mobilization
  • 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.
Contribute 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 Programme Team Leader 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 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues
    related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 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 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
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: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls job opportunity must
    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;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added
  • 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 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region 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:
  • 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 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to
    fundraising and develop strategies.
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.
Deadline: 5th February 2019
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