United Nations Programme Associate, Gender and Statistics Jobs – UN WOMEN

Organization: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
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
Associate, Gender and Statistics will support the development and
implementation of a national gender statistics framework in Uganda. The
incumbent contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes and
projects.  The jobholder works in close
collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional Office
and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil
society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the
Accountability portfolio.  
Key Duties and
Programme Development and Management:
Contributes substantively to the analysis and
research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and
preparation of substantive inputs to the UN Women country office programme
Keeps abreast of data, research and studies
related to Gender and statistics and documents evidence based practices in this
Contributes to the development of knowledge
products related to Gender and Statistics such as policy briefs, case studies
and other materials;
Actively contributes substantively to
discussions on the strategic direction of Country Office Gender Statistics
Stays abreast with new policy developments and
strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and
development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue,
technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks;
Participates in and supports the design and
formulation of programme initiatives translating UN Women’s priorities into
local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and
application of proven successful approaches;
Helps ensure quality of programme/projects
design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best
practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and
Facilitates and supports field visits to monitor
field level activities of portfolio;
Expedites and coordinates programmes/projects
implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing
agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating
timely and efficient delivery of inputs;
Supports partners in the effective application
of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results;
Supports reporting on progress in achieving
results of portfolio;
Initiates and monitors the implementation of
gender responsive evaluations of portfolio.
Inter-Agency Coordination Support:
Provides substantive support to the supervisor
on inter-agency coordination related activities under the Gender and Statistics
Participates in inter-agency processes including
UNDAF and similar exercises ensuring that gender concerns under Gender and
Statistics are clearly reflected and mainstreamed in process;
Supports the supervisor to prepare substantive inputs
to UNDAF and other documents including analyzing and researching the political,
social and economic situation in the country;
Under the supervisor’s guidance prepares
analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women’s program experiences in
Gender and Statistics in support of UN Women’s inter-agency coordination role.
Strategic partnership building and resource mobilization Support:
Supports strategic partnerships and resource
mobilization efforts by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries,
conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor
meetings and public information events;
Provides inputs to resource mobilization
strategies, analyzing and maintaining information and databases on donors and
developing database of project profiles for presentation to donors;
Helps create and coordinate partnerships with
the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors,
private sector, civil society etc.;
Analyses and researches information on donors,
prepares substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of
opportunities for cost-sharing;
Follows up on resource on mobilization
activities for fund raising for new projects in coordination with the
Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management:
Supports the establishment of advocacy networks
at national level and linkages to international networks;
Proactively and substantively supports and
implements relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key
Helps create and document knowledge about
current and emerging trends by analyzing programme, projects, strategies,
approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and
shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future
Proactively contributes to knowledge networks
and communities of practice;
Understands donor visibility guidelines and
ensures its application in portfolio.
The key results of this post directly impacts on the ability of UN
Women to effectively lead, manage, monitor and oversee UN Women’s programs,
projects and related operations in the country under the Gender and Statistics
portfolio. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN
Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and
empowerment within the country.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme
Associate, Gender and Statistics job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Economics, Gender studies, Human Rights Social Sciences or related
Possession of a Master’s Degree in any of these
fields will be an added advantage.
At least five years relevant experience in
development projects including hands-on experience in design, monitoring and
evaluation of development projects in the field of gender and human rights of
women, specifically women’s economic empowerment;
Good knowledge and experience in leading and
designing gender statistical capacity enhancement programs for national
statistical offices and other government institutions in developing countries
and particularly in Uganda;
A relevant working experience in Uganda is added
Language: Fluency in English is
required; Knowledge of official national language is essential.
Personal Competencies:
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate
consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and
decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate
professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas
of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing
o   Demonstrate
an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the
diversity of its staff;
o   Demonstrate
an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from
cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate
and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate
corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation: Take
charge of self-development and take initiative.
Working 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
Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate
and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional
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
Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision
Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
Functional Competencies:
Demonstrated development/programming skills
particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on
gender issues and women’s rights;
Ability to lead formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
Ability to develop detailed operational plans,
budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
Good knowledge of Results Based Management
principles and approaches;
Ability to establish and maintain broad
strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international
partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational
interests and competencies;
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
Demonstrated good oral and written communication
Proven ability to produce high quality reports
and to work under tight deadlines;
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise on
statistical production processes and data analysis from gender equality and
women’s rights perspective;
Proven ability to advocate and provide policy
advice to senior government officials, international development partners,
civil society representatives etc.;
Ability to lead strategic planning and reporting
processes with multi-stakeholder involvement and interaction.
NB: All applications must
include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11),
. Please kindly note that the system will only allow one
attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document.
Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as
incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
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 requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 5th September
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