Gender Coordinator UN Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:          Gender Coordinator

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Assistant
Country Director
Grade: SB4
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
Job Summary: The Gender
Coordinator will primarily design and support of a coherent and systematic
approach to gender mainstreaming in the programmes; acts as a programme policy
advisor in planning and monitoring of programme activities; provides support in
overall coordination of the UNDP Gender Focal Team and is responsible for
coordination of day-to-day substantial tasks assigned within UNDP Gender
Equality Strategy and in line with organization objectives. The Gender
Coordinator works in close collaboration with the Team Leaders, staff of other
UN Agencies, UNDP Regional and HQs Gender Focal Points and Government
officials, as well as with local and international donors, civil society and
all partners in ensuring successful implementation of UNDP corporate and
country specific gender strategies and initiatives.
Key Duties and
Project Management:
Keenly monitor, manage and provide oversight to
the different steps and stages of project execution and timely actions to
ensure results are achieved.
Establish the work plan, activities, targets,
budget, standards for measuring progress and results and determine the
processes, tools and methodologies to be used to ensure effective and efficient
project implementation and operations and achievement of results.
Plan and oversee the implementation of mid-term
and other required project evaluation to address any design or implementation
Authorize and/or approve the appropriate use of
human, financial, assets and other organizational resources.
The jobholder will facilitate the preparation for
Project Committees and Project Management Team Meetings and other designated
forums and follow up on all decisions taken to ensure implementation and/or
timely action.
Prepare and submit required and other project
reports (progress, financial, procurement, etc) for management information,
communication, oversight and action.
Support Projects Coordinators in formulation,
implementation and evaluation activities from substantive point of view on
issues related to gender mainstreaming and women empowerment;
Keenly monitor regularly the UNDP Programmes and
Projects work plans and reports on gender-related issues;
Technical guidance advice and substantive leadership:
Lead and coordinate the implementation of the
UNDP Country Office strategic plan on gender and the UNDP global gender
Assess programme impact and oversee the
appropriateness and accuracy of methods used to verify progress and results.
Develop innovative approaches to enhance performance.
Actively contribute to the preparation and
finalization of UNDPs annual reports on the implementation of the gender
equality strategy.
Lead and/or undertake research, compilation,
analysis and evaluation of gender dimensions of social economic and
humanitarian issues and advise senior management, program staff and partners on
the design and development of policy and program interventions.
Undertake analysis of gender policy and
programme documents including country office reports to institutionalize gender
development effectiveness and mainstreaming.
Develop performance indicators and guidelines
for effective compliance with the Strategic Plan and score card.
Knowledge and capacity building:
Develop and widely disseminate knowledge
products to strengthen organizational and governmental capacity on gender issues
and to establish conceptual clarity on gender mainstreaming and research on
emerging gender issues
Introduce innovation and best practices, access
to knowledge and expertise and promote its application and mainstreaming across
UNDP country office.
Access organizational worldwide and regional
knowledge, best practices and lessons learned, distil best practices and ensure
its dissemination for organizational and stakeholders learning and sharing.
Develop a strategic plan for learning and
development and lead the implementation of training activities on gender
mainstreaming techniques. Organize trainings for operations and program staff
Identify areas for support and interventions
within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
Keenly track and monitor progress on gender
mainstreaming across all focus areas of the UNDP country programme
Develop methodologies and guidelines for
promoting effective gender mainstreaming across all UNDP intervention areas.
Document lessons learned from past gender
projects to accelerate the achievement of gender results at the regional level.
Strategic partnerships and Resource Mobilisation:
Build new partnerships with stakeholders
identified by project board committees
Maintain dialogue with partners and stakeholders
to advocate, promote and advance gender issues, priorities, interests and
Coordinate and collaborate with clients,
partners and stakeholders to link and harmonize approaches and to promote
common interests and achievement of results.
Represent UNDP Uganda Country office in
national, regional and global fora to promote, advocate and speak for the
organizational on strategic and common issues
Develop and strengthen partnerships with UN
Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private
sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals
of UNDP.
Analysis and research of information on donors,
preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation,
identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active
contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
Liaise with relevant government and
non-government parties in charge of the national gender equity policy;
Key Result Areas:
Overall programme quality, effectiveness and
Targeted Local Government’s level of engagement
and extent of stakeholders’ ownership of programme strategies and outcomes; and
Timeliness and quality of progress reporting.
Policy support advise provided to the CO Office
staff on gender empowerment and gender equality issues in accordance with the
UN and UNDP policies, strategies and the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy;
On general coordination of the UNDP Gender Focal

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Gender Coordinator job placement should hold a Master degree or equivalent in
Social Sciences, Gender Studies and/ or development related studies.
At least five years of relevant working
experience in managing/coordinating projects and hands-on experience in design,
monitoring and evaluation of development projects, of which at least three years of
experience should be with significant focus on gender empowerment and gender
equality advisory services and/ or in gender programming/ gender project
Extensive knowledge of the issues in the
relevant component;
Be familiar with development methodologies,
including participatory approaches to strategic planning, strategic management
and the management of institutional change in developing countries;
Previous exposure and experience working with
the international organizations, high-level government officials representing
central governmental bodies and local administrations
Personal Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s
values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic
goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a
learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
Actively works towards continuing personal
learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan
and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Ability to lead strategic planning,
results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize
Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage
contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis,
reporting and cost-recovery
Ability to implement new systems and affect
staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Strong IT skills, Atlas
Excellent knowledge of financial rules and
regulations, accounting
Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide
and Toolkit
Management and Leadership
Builds strong relationships with clients,
focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a
positive, constructive attitude
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to
manage complexities
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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: 8th November
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