United Nations UN WOMEN Jobs – Programme Officer – Women Movement Building


Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
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
Women’s leadership
and political participation is one of UN Women’s primary work as mandated in
its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable
democratic processes. To strengthen the leadership and participation of women
in strong and stable democratic processes, UN Women works to promote gender
equality in Parliaments, Electoral Bodies, Political Parties and other
institutions and the women’s movement is key in mobilizing women to engage in
these processes.
Job Summary:  The programme specialist for Women’s Movement
Building will report to the Programme Specialist for Women’s Leadership &
Political Participation (WLPP). She/he will work closely with other UN Women
thematic Programme specialists ensuring successful implementation of the UN
Women Uganda Strategic Note 2016 -2020. On top of overall support to other
thematic areas the specialist will have specific focus on implementation of the
European Union-United Nations global, multi-year initiative on eliminating all
forms of violence against women and girls and harmful practices and promotion
of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The spotlight initiatives is
implemented in partnership with the Government of Uganda, Non-Governmental
Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations and is implemented in 7
districts of: Tororo, Kasese, Kitgum Amudat, Arua, Kyenjojo and Kampala
The specialist will
provide overall technical expertise aimed at strengthening the Women’s Movement
to effectively influence and advance progress on gender equality as the women’s
movement is a key in mobilizing women to promote gender equality across all
sectors. S/he will also coordinate capacity building of women networks for
joint reporting and participation in International, Regional and National
governance and accountability processes. The specialist is expected to support
analysis of political, social and economic trends and provide advisory services
to implementing partners under the Women’s Movement The specialist will support
the implementation of a strategy for working with the women’s movement and
monitoring of activities and documentation of results. He/she will also monitor
finances using the results-based management tools, participate in field missions
and write reports on monitoring missions as well as assist in preparation of
quarterly reports and donor reports
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of
Women’s Movement building in Uganda
·       Contribute to formulation of Annual Work
Plans and budgets within the area of responsibility, translating Women’s
Movement priorities into national and local interventions;
·       Design and formulate programme strategies,
proposals and initiatives related to women movement building across all
components of UN Women’s mandate.
·       Draft inputs to country strategy documents,
briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to movement building
Manage the implementation and management of the women’s
movement component
·       Manage the technical implementation and
monitoring of the women movement programme while ensuring synergies with other
teams in the country office.
·       Manage the submission of implementing partner
financial and narrative reports and contribute to regular preparation of
aggregate internal or external reports on activities, outputs and outcomes
including preparation of donor reports.;
·       Carry out financial and substantive
monitoring of project activities, identify operational and financial problems
and develop appropriate solutions for addressing them;
·       Provide guidance to partners on Results Based
Management tools and performance indicators in achievement of expected results;
·       Identify areas of technical support and
intervention related to policy and legal implementation in the context of the
women’s movement in Uganda and take appropriate actions.
·       Provide inputs on Women Political Empowerment
Portfolio to UN Women quarterly and annual reports and UNCT/UNDAF mid-year and
annual reviews and reports;
·       Support monitoring and measurement of project
progress and tracking the delivery of funds and prepare project reports as
·       Ensure full compliance with operational UN
Women rules, regulations in terms of programming, procurement, human resource
and finance
Advocacy, knowledge building, partnerships and resource
mobilization strategies
·       Establish and maintain existing partnerships
including government, CSOs, UN agencies and donors.
·       Provide inputs to resource mobilization
strategies to further strengthen the women’s movement in Uganda.;
·       Participate in strategic meetings with the
aim of building strategic partnerships to strengthen the women’s movement and
advocacy on GEWE in Uganda.
·       Support the organization of advocacy
activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and programme launches
related to the Women’s Movement.
·       Prepare gender inputs relevant to women’s
movement, recommendations, briefs and briefings directed to decision makers in
priority reform areas.
 Facilitate knowledge management and
·       Support effective knowledge management and
sharing among partners on strengthening the Women’s Movement in Uganda
·       Support development, technical review and
dissemination of periodic briefs, success stories and other communication
materials on the Women’s Movement
·       Support an analysis of trends, documentation
and synthesis of lessons learned and best practices for dissemination at
strategic meetings.
·       Seeks and incorporate synergies with other
areas of UN Women’s mandate and with similar initiatives at country level;
·       Provide other team members with updated
information and knowledge on Women’s Movement in Uganda and beyond.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must have an Advanced
University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science,
International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s studies, Law, or any related
·       A first-level university degree in
combination with five additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted
in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·       Additional training in Gender would be an
added advantage
·       At least 7 years of progressively responsible
work experience 4 of which should have been at a senior management level of a
women’s rights organization.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of women movement
·       Technical knowledge and experience in
coordinating multiple partnerships involving government and civil society
·       Experience in the usage of computers and
office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of
spreadsheet and database packages, experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
·       Knowledge in the concept and application of
Results-Based Management (RBM) to programme/project cycle is an asset;
·         Experience in the UN system and agencies,
international and development assistance organizations is an asset
·       Fluency in written and spoken English is
·       Working knowledge of another official UN
language is an asset;
·       Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes
region is an asset
·       Development/programming skills particularly
those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and
women’s rights
·       Ability to support formulation,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and
·       Knowledge of Results Based Management
principles and approaches
·       Ability to maintain networks and partnerships
with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and
build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies ·
·        Demonstrated good oral and written
communication skills
·       Ability to gather and interpret data, reach
logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
·       Good analytical skills
·       Good knowledge of gender equality and women
participation in electoral processes.
·       Ability to identify and analyze trends,
opportunities and threats to fundraising
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 17th July 2020
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