UN SpotlightProgramme Coordinator Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        SpotlightProgramme Coordinator
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Gender
Advisor
About US:
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 countries. 
About Spotlight Programme:
The European Union
and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year
programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls
(VAWG), and harmful practices.  It will
follow a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power
relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s
empowerment, as well as ending impunity for VAWG.  In line with the principles of the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development, the Initiative will follow a human rights-based
approach and take into consideration the specific needs of women and girls who
experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and uphold the
principle of “leaving no one behind.” The Spotlight Initiative aims to support
transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls, in
numerous countries globally, including Uganda. The initiative comes with the
highest level of commitment globally and will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary
General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.
Job Summary:  The SpotlightProgramme Coordinator will
exercise overall responsibility for planning, implementing, coordinating and
reporting on the Spotlight programme in Uganda. 
The Programme Coordinator will work closely with the Gender Advisor,
National Steering Committee, the Core Management Team, and implementing
agencies, as well as other stakeholders. The Programme Coordinator will provide
overall program management support, technical guidance and oversight, support
the Monitoring and Evaluation specialist in reporting and monitoring, and
ensure overall coherence in the implementation of the programme. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Guide the
implementation and management of the Spotlight programme in Uganda
·        
Provide
reports to the Gender Advisor and Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office
(RCO) on programme performance and results;
·        
Coordinate
the convening of relevant committees, including the National Steering
Committee, Core Management Team, and Civil Society Reference Group;
·        
Facilitate
and contribute to the production of consolidated annual work plans, budgets,
and annual reports;
·        
Oversee
implementation, schedules, deliverables, and budgets as articulate in the
country programme document;
·        
Provide
programme guidance, updates, and information to the Steering Committee,
implementing partners, and other stakeholders
Liaise with the
Spotlight Secretariat;
 
·        
Coordinate
technical assistance and capacity development to the Spotlight Initiative in
Uganda
·        
Provide
guidance in the overall technical coherence of the Programme across pillars,
·        
Provide
technical advice and innovative approaches to facilitating programme
interventions and achievement of programme deliverables;
·        
Guide
the process of delivery of technical assistance and engagement with partners;
·        
Build,
manage, and expand relationships with partners to support implementation;
·        
Provide
programme development and/or revision guidance
·        
Coordinate
the design and formulation of any related programme proposal and initiatives or
revisions to approved Spotlight Country Programme Document;
·        
Organize
any needed consultations with key stakeholders, experts, or UN agencies
·        
Support
monitoring and oversee reporting of the programme
·        
Prepare
analytical reviews and systematically capture lessons learnt from
implementation;
·        
Support
RCO monitoring and evaluation team to monitor the programme implementation of
activities and outcomes;
·        
Support
RCO finance team to monitor programme budgets and finalize financial reports;
·        
Provide
inputs and drafting support to narrative and annual reports; 
·        
Identify/monitor
risks that could interfere with programme delivery; design mitigation measures
·        
Build
partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
·        
Provide
technical and coordination support to the RCO and implementing agencies to
develop joint resource mobilization and sustainability strategies; 
·        
Develop
relevant documentation of potential opportunities for resource mobilization
·        
Coordinate
between the different UN agencies to achieve a coherent and aligned presence of
the Spotlight Initiative
·        
Provide
support to the Gender Advisor on inter-agency coordination-related activities,
including by attending or participating in meetings, events, committees or
groups;
·        
Support
the Gender Advisor to coordinate with other UN agencies, government
departments, donors and NGOs to ensure Spotlight programme is harmonized and
aligned with other in-country efforts.  



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP SpotlightProgramme Coordinator job
placement should hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences,
gender/women’s studies, international development, or related field; or
·        
A
relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with two additional years of
qualifying experience.
·        
Program
management degree or certification would be an added advantage.
·        
A
minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in
design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of complex
development projects;
·        
Technical
experience in EVAWG or GBV;
·        
Experience
coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
·        
Experience
working in the field of knowledge management is an asset;
·        
Experience
working in the UN System is an asset;
·        
Experience
in leading/managing a team is an asset



Competencies
·        
Innovation:
Ability to make new and useful
ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to
implement them
·        
Leadership:
Ability to persuade others to
follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers
·        
People
Management:
Ability to improve
performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and
motivates excellence in others
·        
Communication:
Ability to listen, adapt,
persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by
presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others
·        
Delivery:
Ability to get things done
while exercising good judgement Level 5: Critically assesses value and
relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of
products, services, and innovative solutions
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: 20th May 2019
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