United Nations Gender & HIV/AIDS Specialist Careers – UN WOMEN

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: UN Women Representative
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
Job Summary: The Gender & HIV/AIDS Specialist will support
the UN WOMEN Uganda office by ensuring effective and efficient management and
implementation of Gender and HIV/AIDS programming in Uganda. The incumbent provides
technical expertise on gender equality and women’s empowerment with a holistic
approach to address opportunities and challenges in responding to HIV/AIDS
issues in Uganda. The Gender and HIV/AIDS Specialist analyses political, social
and economic trends provides policy advisory services to partners in
government, UN, development partners, CSOs and academia; she/he works closely
with UN Women thematic specialists at country and advisors in the regional
office and at headquarters, ensuring successful implementation of the UN Women
Uganda Strategic Framework 2016 -2020, under his/her portfolio. The Gender
& HIV/AIDS Specialist ensures quality and timely implementation of the
programme, documentation of good practices, success stories as well as high
quality and timely reporting for results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Technical Leadership and
Effective Management:
  • Carry out environmental policy scanning on a
    continuous basis for gender and HIV/AIDS and regularly update and advise
    senior management team;
  • Works closely with thematic leads, provide
    technical leadership in mainstreaming gender and HIV/AIDS into UN Women
    result areas;
  • Offer technical leadership for the smooth
    planning, implementation monitoring and reporting of JUPSA, under the
    coordination of the Head of the Karamoja Sub-Office;
  • Provide technical support in the smooth
    implementation of the UBRAF project and other HIV/AIDS programming
  • Work in close collaboration with selected
    implementing partners, monitor programme delivery and take timely
    corrective action as necessary, in line with UN Women policies and
  • Offer technical guidance and capacity
    building to key government agencies at national and subnational levels to
    analyze, formulate, monitor, evaluate and execute gender-responsive HIV
    plans and budgets;
  • Maintain budget awareness and ensure funds
    are utilised in line with agreed plan and budgets;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and
    evaluation of the HIV/AIDS project activities, identification of operational
    and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Active oarticipation in audit of projects,
    follows up on audit recommendations and all exceptions are timely
  • Maintain awareness of contractual obligations
    with donors and ensure full compliance of reporting requirements, in
    collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Specialist
    and Operations Team;
  • Maintain donor awareness and provide support
    to senior management in mobilizing resources for the gender and HIV/AIDS
Partnerships and
  • Represent UN Women in monthly HIV/AIDS forums
    including the JUPSA, ADP, UAC – Gender Technical working group and other
    related forums and ensure gender gaps in HIV/AIDS programming and funding
    needs are integrated in the discussions and decisions;
  • Support Government and CSO partners to
    integrate, monitor and report on gender indicators in national HIV/AIDS
    monitoring and reporting framework in line with the NSP 2016-2020;
  • Work closely and provide technical support to
    UN Women Karamoja Sub-Office in the targeted JUPSA districts to identify,
    plan, implement and report strategies for addressing gender gaps in
    HIV/AIDS response in their districts;
  • Write analytical and progress reports on UN
    Women’s programme experiences and results in support of UN Women
    inter-agency coordination role including UN Women’s contributions to UNDAF
    reporting processes.
Planning, Monitoring,
Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Work in close collaboration with the Monitoring,
    Evaluation & Reporting Specialist, collect, compile, analyse and share
    periodic data/ information on programme performance, including development
    of M&E Framework to inform continued programme efficiency and
  • Provide analytic and strategic inputs to the
    Country Strategy and Annual Work plans to ensure the gender and HIV/AIDS
    issues at national level and target districts are effectively addressed;
  • In collaboration with the Head of Karamoja
    Sub-Office and the Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Specialist, collect
    and compile program activity information, evaluating progress toward
    achievement of annual work plans and related program outcomes in the
  • Ensure effective application of RBM tools,
    establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of
    results, in close collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation and
    Reporting Specialist;
  • Ensure that donor reports are prepared in
    high quality standards and submitted on time, in close collaboration with
    the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist and the Head of the
    Karamoja Sub-Office;
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and
    lessons learnt on advocacy support;
  • Proactively contribute to knowledge networks
    and communities of practice;
  • Offer technical support in the development of
    relevant advocacy and policy documents on Gender & HIV/AIDS in close
    partnership with Communications and Advocacy Specialist;
  • Increase visibility of UN Women’s Gender
    & HIV/AIDS work in Uganda;
  • Perform any other duties and tasks related to
    this job description, as assigned by senior management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Gender
    & HIV/AIDS Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree or
    its equivalence in development studies, gender studies, human rights,
    social sciences or related fields.
  • At least five years of relevant experience at
    the national or international level in Gender and HIV/AIDS programming,
    with responsibility for the design, planning, implementation and
    monitoring of Gender & HIV/AIDS programmes;
  • Prior exposure and experience in providing
    advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and
    evaluation of Gender & HIV/AIDS programmes is essential;
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts
    and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty
    relating to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational
    policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them
    consistently in work tasks;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date
    through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information
    technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and
    knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and
    utilizes these regularly in work assignments;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant
    information for advocacy for UN Women’s goals to a variety of audiences;
  • Identifies and takes advantage of
    opportunities for advocating for UN Women’s mandate;
  • Proven analytical and advocacy skills on
    Gender & HIV/AIDS issues in Uganda;
  • Strong knowledge of international, regional
    and national instruments, resolutions, policies and conventions that
    protect women’s human rights, including Convention for the Elimination of
    all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform for
    Action (BPFA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Strong links with national networks, actors
    and partners in government, civil society, including experience in
    strengthening capacities of national and local partners;
  • Demonstrated skills in resource mobilization
    on Gender & HIV/AIDS programming and familiarity with donor priorities
    in Uganda;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation
    skills and gender analytical skills;
  • Previous experience in the usage of computers
    and office software packages, and experience in handling of web based
    management systems.
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken
    English and basic working knowledge in any of the UN working languages in
Core Values / Guiding
Integrity: Demonstrate
consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and
decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Demonstrate professional competence and
    expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the
    multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook,
    appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and
    sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take
    charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a
    multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working
    relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate
    and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay
    composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations
    with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them
    proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing
    energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage
    learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate
    informed and transparent decision making.
  • Building Strategic Partnerships:
    • Maintaining a network of contacts;
    • Maintains an established network of
      contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on
      partnership related issues;
    • Analyses and selects materials for
      strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders,
      including identifying of areas for strengthening of capacities.
  • Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
    • Enhancing processes or products;
    • Generates new ideas and proposes
      new, more effective ways of doing things;
    • Documents and analyses innovative
      strategies/best practices/new approaches.
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
    • Basic research and analysis;
    • Generates new ideas and approaches,
      researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing
    • Documents and analyses innovative
      strategies and new approaches.
  • Client Orientation:
    • Establishing effective client
    • Researches potential solutions to
      internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct
      and appropriate fashion;
    • Organizes and prioritizes work
      schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
    • Anticipates client needs and
      addresses them promptly;
    • Focuses of results for client and
      responds positively to feedback.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to formulate, implement, monitor
    programmes and projects on Gender & HIV/AIDS;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning,
    results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets,
    manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct
    financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients,
    focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and
    a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy
  • Lead teams effectively and shows conflict
    resolution skills;
  • Strong analytic skills and an ability to
    apply them to Gender & HIV/AIDS issues;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written
    communication skills;
  • Identifies and communicates relevant
    information for a variety of audiences for advocating UN Women’s mandate.
How to Apply:  
applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal
History form (P-11), download
. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment,
please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Please
click on the link below to upload your application documents.
Deadline: 29th July, 2016
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