United Nations UN WOMEN Field Programme Management Specialist Careers

Organisation: UN WOMEN
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
About US:
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. Uganda has continued to
accommodate refugees fleeing from surrounding countries in the region. Inflows
of refugees from the conflict-ridden areas of South Sudan and the Democratic
Republic of the Congo continued as of August 2017. A total of 1,021,903 South
Sudanese arrived in Uganda (as per 31st August 2017, UNHCR) due to violence or
persecution, 86% of whom are women and children.
Job Summary:  The Field Programme Management Specialist is
primarily responsible for managing the development, implementation, monitoring
and reporting of the LEAP programme for the Country Office (CO), including
overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the LEAP programme
team, building partnerships, resource mobilization and managing knowledge
building efforts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the programmatic development for the LEAP based on the Country
Office Strategic Note:
Provide overall programme advisory support to
the humanitarian programme in general and to the LEAP in particular;
The jobholder will guide the development of the
CO gender in humanitarian response programme, with a focus on economic
empowerment of refugee women, prevention and response to SGBV among refugee and
host populations, leadership and adult education;
Review and provide feedback to gender in
humanitarian project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case
studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed;
Provide technical advice on the development of
systems, processes and mechanisms to support gender in humanitarian programme
planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the
preparation of donor proposals and reports;
Draft policy documents, briefs and other
strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and presentation of
policy and programmatic positions on gender in humanitarian action.
Offer technical support to the implementation of the Country Office
Review programme annual work plans for the
humanitarian programme to assure compliance with UN Women programme goals and
results-based indicators;
Analyze and ensure alignment of humanitarian project
budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
Draft reports on activities, outputs and
outcomes; and compile information in preparations of country office donor and
UN Women reports with particular focus on all gender and humanitarian projects;
Manage programme quality control and
identification of potential challenges;
Align humanitarian programme activities with
operations team in close liaison with Operations Managers;
Build and manage relationships with national
partners, as necessary.
Manage the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office:
Recommend and establish programme monitoring
standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing
Manage the monitoring of mutually agreed results
frameworks and performance indicators;
Coordinate the process of gathering information
and preparing progress reports on programme implementation; prepare technical
Prepare programme team for audits and monitor
implementation of audit recommendations;
Provide training on results-based management to
office staff, as necessary.
Oversee and guide people and budget management for the programme team:
Lead the humanitarian team, perform staff
performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting
development opportunities;
Monitor and analyze financial situation on the
portfolios and programmes to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization
of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results;
Ensure effective information flow, communication
and coordination across the office, between programmes, projects and
operations, and with other UN Women offices and units.
Build partnerships and provide support in
developing resource mobilization strategies:
Develop and implement partnerships and resource
mobilization strategies;
Keenly analyze and research information on
donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation,
identification of opportunities for resource mobilization and cost sharing;
Determine programmatic areas of cooperation,
based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and
develop the relevant partnerships.
Manage knowledge building efforts: Manage the process of
identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are
directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their
global dissemination.
Key Performance Indicators:
Humanitarian programme team workplans and
budgets are developed and implemented in line with Strategic Note and CO work
Humanitarian programme team adheres to UN
Women’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures, using a result- based
management approach;
Humanitarian Programme/ projects are implemented
according to workplan and budget;
Regular monitoring of programmes,
issues/deviations are raised in a timely manner;
Timely and quality reporting and regular
dissemination and sharing of information, including best practices/ lessons

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Field Programme Management Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s
degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public
Administration, Gender
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively
responsible experience in humanitarian programme management, including
programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor
reporting and capacity building;
Technical experience in inter-agency
coordination, preferably Livelihood and/or Education cluster coordination in a
refugee setting;
Experience in Women’s Economic Empowerment and
Adult education in a refugee setting;
Previous exposure and experience in gender
programming on the nexus of humanitarian and development work in the context of
refugee response;
Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work
plans, participating in programme development and proposal writing;
Experience in leading teams effectively is an
Experience working in the West Nile region is an
Language: Fluency in English is
required; Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
Working knowledge of Acholi or a South Sudanese language is an asset.
Personal Competencies:
Core Values: Respect for Diversity; Integrity; Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender
Creative Problem Solving;
Effective Communication;
Inclusive Collaboration;
Stakeholder Engagement;
Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies:
Strong programme formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation skills;
Ability to develop detailed operational plans,
budgets, and deliver on them;
Ability to synthesize program performance data
and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic
Strong analytical skills;
Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
Good knowledge of UN programme management
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 WOMEN 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: 13th November
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