UN Programme Specialist: Women, Peace and Security Job Vacancies – United Nations Women (UNW)

Organization: United
Nations Women (UNW)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Representative and Head of Programmes
About US:
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 Specialist exercises overall
responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions
under his/her portfolio.  She/he works in
close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff,
Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring
successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and develop
programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security:
·        
Design
and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
·        
Draft
inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other
documents related to women, peace and security.
Manage the
implementation and management of the women, peace and security programme:
·        
Finalize
the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
·        
Manage
the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with
other teams;
·        
Manage
the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
·        
Provide
guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and
performance indicators;
·        
Organize
Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as
needed.
Manage technical
assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
·        
Manage
the implementation of technical advice and guidance. Develop and implement
technical tools, and initiatives;
·        
Build
and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and
expansion of the women, peace and security programme; respond to any potential
problems;
·        
Identify
capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical
assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to
partners.
Manage the
monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:
·        
Manage
the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using
results-based management tools;
·        
Oversee
field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
·        
Write
quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
·        
Contribute
to office donor and UN Women reports.
Manage the people
and financial resources of the women, peace and security programme:
·        
Manage
the programme budget and draft financial reports;
·        
Supervise
the Women, Peace and security and humanitarian team; Mentor and coach staff and
conduct performance assessments;
·        
Oversee
recruitment processes, as necessary.
Build partnerships
and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
·        
Develop
and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
·        
Finalize
relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource
mobilization;
·        
Analyze
and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible
areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
Contribute to
inter-agency coordination on women, peace and security to achieve coherence and
alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Uganda:
·        
Offer technical
support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency
coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and
participating in groups and committees as needed;
·        
Coordinate
with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the
projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other
in-country efforts.
Manage advocacy,
knowledge building and communication efforts:
·        
Develop
and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the women,
peace and security;
·        
Represent
UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to women, peace and
security as necessary;
·        
Develop
advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
·        
Identify
best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy
planning;
·        
Develop
knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on women, peace and
security.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Timely
and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;
·        
Timely
and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in
line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
·        
Timely
and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
·        
Relations
with partners and stakeholders;
·        
Quality
reports and timely submission;
·        
Regular
communication with other agencies and partners;
·        
Quality
of advocacy and communication initiatives.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal applicant for the United Nations UN WOMEN Programme Specialist: Women,
Peace and Security job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in
social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international
development, or a related field is required;
·        
A
first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
degree;
·        
A
project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.
·        
Five
years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or
international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of development projects;
·        
Technical
experience in women, peace and security;
·        
Experience
coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
·        
Experience
working in the UN System is an asset;
·        
Experience
in leading/managing a team is an asset.
·        
Language:
Fluency in English required;
Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset; Knowledge of
Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset.
Competencies
Core Values:
·        
Respect
for Diversity;
·        
Integrity;
·        
Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
·        
Awareness
and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
·        
Accountability;
·        
Creative
Problem Solving;
·        
Effective
Communication;
·        
Inclusive
Collaboration;
·        
Stakeholder
Engagement;
·        
Leading
by Example;
Functional Competencies:
·        
Strong
programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
·        
Strong
knowledge of Results Based Management;
·        
Ability
to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform
management and strategic decision-making;
·        
Strong
knowledge of women, peace and security;
·        
Strong
analytical skills;
·        
Ability
to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and
develop strategies.
NB:
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Women
(UN Women) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 3rd February 2019
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