UN Programme Management Specialist Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Programme Management Specialist

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Deputy

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 Programme Management Specialist is
responsible for overseeing the management, development, implementation,
monitoring and reporting of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)
programme for the Uganda CO as well for managing the human and financial
resources of the team. This includes providing technical support to the
implementation of the EVAWG programme, overseeing the monitoring of progress
against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators,
monitoring the EVAWG programme and financial situation to ensure adherence to
delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and
results, reviewing and developing partnerships and resource mobilization
strategies; and leading knowledge management efforts. This position is fully
funded  by the Government of Sweden under
the Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Oversee the Ending
Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) programmatic development for Uganda CO
based on Programme Documents with donors and Strategic Note:

  • Advise and guide the development of EVAWG programme, including
    design and formulation programme/ project initiatives;
  • Review and provide feedback to ongoing projects/ programmes on
    related strategies and documents, workplans, case studies, and related
    knowledge products and publications;
  • Provide strategic and specialized technical advice on the
    development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme
    planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the preparation of donor
    proposals and reports;
  • Finalize policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/
    materials for the use in the development and presentation of policy and
    programmatic positions.

Provide technical
support to the implementation of the EVAWG programme

  • Assess EVAWG annual work plans and provide recommendations to assure
    compliance with EVAWG programme goals and results-based indicators;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical
    framework matrices and work plans;
  • Oversee programme quality control and identification of potential

Oversee monitoring
and reporting for the EVAWG programme

  • Keenly review and recommend programme monitoring standards,
    criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing
  • Oversee the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results
    frameworks and performance indicators;
  • Gather information and prepare reports on progress of programme
    implementation for the EVAWG programme and donors; prepare technical
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of audits and follow up
    on the implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Develop, coordinate and provide training on results-based management
    for the EVAWG programme.

Review budget
management for the EVAWG programme and manage people

  • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity
    development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities;
  • Monitor the EVAWG programme financial situation to ensure adherence
    to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets
    and results;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination
    between offices, programmes and projects.

Build partnerships
and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Review and develop partnerships and resource mobilization
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop 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;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic
    goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the
    relevant partnerships.
  • Lead knowledge building and sharing efforts
  • Lead the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices
    and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the
    programme and contribute to their global dissemination;
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor from
    time to time.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • The EVAWG Programme is implemented in line with the CO Strategic
    Note and Annual Work plans;
  • EVAWG Programme team adhere to UN Women’s Rules, Regulations,
    policies and procedures, using a results-based management approach;
  • EVAWG Programme is implemented in a timely manner, in line with
  • Regular monitoring of programme, addressing issues in a timely manner
  • Timely and quality reporting;
  • Regular dissemination and sharing of information; EVAWG programme is
    sharing best practices/ lessons learned on programme management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme Management
    Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in
    Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration,
  • 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
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in
    EVAWG programme management, including programme design, programme
    coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity
  • Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset;
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating
    in programme development and programme writing;
  • Proven experience in leading teams effectively.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an
  • Working knowledge of any local language in Uganda 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.


  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver
    on them;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce
    analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Strong knowledge of UN programme management systems;
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation;
  • Strong networking skills.

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
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Deadline: 2nd June 2019

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