UN Jobs – Programme Specialist – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)



Job Title:    Programme Specialist, Gender
Responsive Planning, Budgeting and Inter-governmental support

Organization: The
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader Governance


About US:

The United Nations
Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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.


Job Summary:  Reporting to the Team Leader Governance, the
Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning,
implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  She/he works in close collaboration with the
programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, Multi
and bi-lateral Donors and Civil Society ensuring successful UN Women programme
implementation under portfolio.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the Gender Responsive Policy, Planning and Budgeting portfolio

Provide coordination leadership and technical support to
Government to effectively participate and interface with other
intergovernmental bodies, including the Commission on the Status of Women and
other regional bodies.

Provide technical and advisory on domestication on global
and regional GEWE normative frameworks into policy, legal frameworks and other
national frameworks.

Provide technical guidance and support to government on
procedures for participating in intergovernmental global and regional meetings
such as CSW.

Gather political intelligence to create opportunities for
UN-Women to further its agenda and anticipated

Design and develop programme strategies in the area of
gender responsive planning, budgeting and intergovernmental support.

Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy
dialogue and other documents related to gender responsive planning and

Support the development of the UN Women Country Strategic
Note making sure outcomes and outputs reflect Gender Responsive Planning and
Budgeting and More national and local plans, strategies, policies and budgets
are gender responsive.

Provide technical support to prioritize and mainstream
gender issues in national development strategies, develop and cost national
gender equality action plans, integrate gender analysis into local and national
budgets and strengthen budget transparency and accountability.

the implementation and management of the gender responsive planning and
budgeting programme

Develop 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 regular Project coordination meetings for
effective delivery, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

Provide technical support into processes for integration
of UN Women GEWE normative frameworks into United Nations Sustainable
Development Corporation Framework (UNSDCF) and UN joint programming.

Support coherent coordination with all partners for smooth
functioning of intergovernmental work and overseeing reporting processes within


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 gender responsive planning and
budgeting programme, respond to any potential challenges;

Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the
coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity
development initiatives to partners.

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

Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on
results, output and outcomes;

Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

the people and financial resources of the gender responsive planning and budgeting

Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;

Supervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists;
Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;

Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

Develop and implement partnerships and resource
mobilization strategies;

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.

to inter-agency coordination on gender responsive planning and budgeting to
achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in

Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy
Representative 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.

advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

Develop and review background documents, briefs and
presentations related to the gender responsive planning and budgeting thematic

Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on
issues related to gender responsive planning, budgeting and inter-governmental
support as necessary;

Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their

Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide
programme improvement and strategy planning;

Develop knowledge management strategies, products and
methodologies on gender responsive planning and budgeting.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations UN WOMEN Programme
Specialist, Gender Responsive Planning, Budgeting and Inter-governmental
job must hold a Master’s
degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies,
international development, or a related field is required

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 advantage

A minimum of 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 gender planning and budgeting;

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.

Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English
is essential

Working knowledge of another official UN language is an




Respect for Diversity




Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues


Creative Problem Solving

Effective Communication

Inclusive Collaboration

Stakeholder Engagement

Leading by Example


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 gender responsive planning and

Strong analytical skills

Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and
threats to fundraising and develop strategies


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 25th January 2021


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