Fresher UN Jobs – Gender and Human Rights Programme Assistant – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:   Gender and Human Rights Programme Assistant (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.


Job Summary:   Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of Programme Specialist Gender and Human Rights, the Program Analyst Human Rights substantively and contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of gender equality and human rights including mainstreaming gender and human rights, addressing gender-based violence and harmful practices including child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.


The Program Analyst – Human Rights guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in the implementation. He/she ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements for mainstreaming gender human rights into UNFPA development and humanitarian Programmes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, Gender and Human Rights, the UN Youth Volunteer will perform the tasks below;

  • Contributes to advocacy for integration/ positioning of reproductive rights in the development of human rights standards by the national human rights mechanisms and in national development policy and accountability frameworks. Includes contributing in UNFPA collaboration with Uganda Human Rights Commission in conducting a national inquiry on teenage pregnancy
  • Support generation of knowledge about current and emerging gender and GBV is-sues, by analyzing Programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Support compilation of analytical and project reports on gender and human rights to be shared with the National and Local Government, UNFPA Country Office, UN Country Team (UNCT) and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the timely planning, implementation, review and management of projects to Implementing Partners for which he she/he has been assigned, including Programmes directly and nationally executed for all funding resources of the Country Office.
  • Support accountability and programme visibility for gender and human rights programmers and development partners in alignment with donor signed agreements.
  • As part of the Gender and Human Rights team, the UNV will, participate in initiatives for documentation and knowledge sharing relating to Gender and GBV pro-grams including: compilation of abstracts and presentation at conferences and other fora, documentation of a good program practices, organizing in-country knowledge transfer events for key actors, and participation in relevant south to south exchange initiatives.


Additional eligibility criteria: This assignment is funded by the Government of the Republic of Ireland and therefore specific criteria apply: Only the following are eligible to apply: Irish citizens or a European Economic Area nationals with an unrestricted right to reside in Ireland or have a declaration of refugee status from the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

Nationality: Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent in gender, human rights, development studies, law and/or other related social science field.
  • One year of experience in programme/project management in the public or private sector is desirable (candidates with 0 to 3 years of experience can be considered).
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in Gender, Human Rights.
  • Professional experience in project management of development Programmes.
  • Work experience in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Area(s) of expertise: Development programmes
  • Age: 18 – 26 years
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required


Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Empowering Others
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Judgement and Decision-making
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Management
  • Technological Awareness
  • Working in Teams


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online through the UNFPA portal


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Deadline: 28th September 2023


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Date Posted 2023-09-19
Valid Through 2023-09-28
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda