UN Jobs – Programme Officer Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture – UN WOMEN




Organization: United
Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Specialist Women’s Economic Empowerment
About US:
The United Nations
Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in
meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships
with Government, civil society and other relevant actors.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer Gender and Climate Smart
Agriculture actively contributes to the effective management of UN Women
programmes in the Country Office by providing substantive inputs to programme
design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates
the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during
implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures
and develops enhancements if necessary. 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: 
Contribute
technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Gender
and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of
    programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the
    programme.
Provide substantive
technical support to the implementation and management of the WEE and
particularly Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture programme
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including
    the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment
    of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing
    partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor
    implementation.
Provide technical
assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of
    programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support
    implementation and expansion of the Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture
    programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and
    facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as
    needed.
Provide technical
inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
  • Keenly monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances
    using results-based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs
    and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women
    reports.
Provide substantive
technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the WEE and
particularly Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture programme
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/
    revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
Provide substantive
inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies;
    analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference
    papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as
    delegated.
Provide technical
support to inter-agency coordination on Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture to
achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in
the country
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Programme Specialist
    WEE on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background
    reports and briefs.
Provide substantive
inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to
    Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings,
    workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies,
    and products on Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture Thematic area
Key Performance Indicators
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and
    activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UN Women Programme
    Officer Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture job placement should hold a
    Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics, Agriculture, Gender, Environment,
    Fisheries or in other related field
  • A qualification in gender or Women Studies will be an added
    advantage
  • At least five years of relevant experience in programming and
    managing agriculture or aquaculture projects. Experience working in the
    field of climate smart agriculture and particularly women’s economic
    empowerment is required;
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Prior experience with the UN System will be an added advantage
  • Experience in the Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or
    donors is an asset.
  • Language: Fluency
    in English.



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
  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and
    present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to
    fundraising
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN 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: 12th June 2019
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