UN Jobs – National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) – Gender and Human Rights – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: National
Programme Specialist Gender and Human Rights (NOC)
About UNFPA:
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:
The National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) Gender and Human Rights
substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in
the areas of sexual reproductive health and rights, gender equality, gender
based violence (GBV) and related thematic interventions, including mainstream
human rights and gender equality and women empowerment.  She/he works with other teams to ensure
accountability for human rights and gender equality in the country office
programmes and organisational effectiveness outputs and Ministry of across the
implementing partners. The NPPP Gender and Human Rights will support Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development to lead on coordination and
accountability for delivery of programme results for the  8th GOU/UNFPA Programme outputs four and
five: Adolescents and Young People SRHR and Gender, Human Rights, GBV and
Harmful Practices respectively; UN Joint Programmes on Female Genital
Mutilation (FGM), End Child Marriage (ECM) and GBV integrating sexual
reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV; 
and UN/EU Spotlight Initiatives on Violence Against Women and Girls.
S/he will support the Ministry’s overall programme coordination, planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation and accountability for timely
delivery of programme results and resources. 
S/he will provide programme and technical support to MGLSD, it’s
directorates, departments and grantees/ sub-contractees that contributes to the
delivery of the 8th GOU/UNFPA programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides technical and programmatic support to Ministry of Gender
    Labour and Social Development and its grantees to coordinate, plan and
    implement gender, human rights, GBV and harmful practices programs.  S/he contributes substantively to the
    formulation and design of the country programme and its gender equality
    & human rights component projects in line with Government priorities
    and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. S/he ensures
    quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly
    developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate
    execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
  • Works with the Programme Component Manager of the 8th GOU/UNFPA
    Country Programme to coordinate and monitor programme expenditures across
    the different directorates, departments and units: social protection,
    youth, culture, disability, gender and community development.  S/he supports the Ministry’s reporting
    and accountability on reports on programme and project progress in terms
    of mainstreaming human rights and gender equality to advance achievement
    of sexual reproductive health outcomes and advancement of ICPD agenda. The
    NPPP monitors resources utilization and support MGLSD’s implementation,
    reporting and accountability for programme results and resources, ensuring
    that delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize
    targeted delivery levels.
  • Provides technical backstopping to ensure efficiency, effectiveness
    and coherence of programme implementation across the different departments
    and units: social protection, youth, culture, disability, gender and
    community development at MGLSD. 
    S/he provides technical assistance to the Ministry to develop and
    implement audit action plans, conduct routine monitoring of the
    implementation of the audit action plans and submit evidence of compliance.
  • Contributes to strengthening operationalization of the GBV
    coordination structures at national and sub-national levels ensuring
    functionality of the multi-sectoral GBV coordination structures at all
    levels. The Programme Analyst will contribute to effective coordination,
    advocacy and accountability of the gender, human rights and GBV with
    integrated SRHR programmes including the UNFPA/UNWomen Joint programme on
    GBV, UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM, UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on
    EMC, UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDs and UN/EU Spotlight Initiative.
  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic
    environment relevant to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR,
    gender equality and women’s empowerment issues and identifies
    opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new
    policy developments and strategies analysing policy papers, strategy
    documents, national plans and development frameworks and prepares briefs
    and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination and
    development frameworks. S/he contributes substantially to national and
    development partners’ coordination mechanisms in line with new aid
    environment and the UN Reform.
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging
    sexual reproductive health and rights, GBV, gender equality and women
    empowerment issues, by analysing programmes, projects, strategies,
    approaches and on-going experience for lessons learned, best practices,
    and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning
    future strategies.
  • Supervises and coordinates 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in law, gender or
    development studies, public health, public health, international
    relations, political/ social sciences or other relevant field.
  • Three to five years of professional experience preferably in
    programme/project management in the public or private sector, including
    international development assistance.
  • Computer skills
  • Proficiency in current office software applications.
  • Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and
    partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
  • Resource mobilization
Core Competencies:
  • Values:
    Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning,
    Valuing diversity
  • Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and
  • Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
  • Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking,
    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent
    decision making
N.B: There
is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application
process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or
AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow
the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 1st February 2019
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