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Programme Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 Year|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Representative, and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment is responsible for the formulation, management and implementation of programmes under his/her portfolio. She/he provides technical expertise on gender equality and women’s empowerment with a holistic approach, to address opportunities and challenges in women’s Economic Empowerment in Uganda; aimed at achieving a substantial increase in women’s access to and control over economic assets, decision-making, land, labor, livelihoods and other means of production and social protection, especially for the most vulnerable and at the risk of being left behind in the development process.
The Programme Specialist analyses, social and economic trends, provides policy advisory services to partners in government, UN, development partners, CSOs (particularly the Women’s Movement in Uganda) and academia; she/he works closely with UN Women thematic advisors at regional office and at headquarters, ensuring successful implementation of the UN Women Uganda Strategic Plan, under his/her portfolio. The Programme Specialist provides regular analysis of policies and practices to senior management and compiles lessons learned for formulation of strategic interventions, including support on resource mobilization.
The Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under their portfolio. The WEE Specialist will also be responsible for supporting capacity building of national actors, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant systems to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment among women facing multiple forms of discrimination .The Programme Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, UN System Agencies, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under this portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of women’s economic empowerment.
2. Manage the implementation and management of the women’s economic empowerment programme
3. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
4. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
5. Manage the people and financial resources of the women’s economic empowerment programme
6. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination on women’s economic empowerment to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country.
8. Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification: