UN Women: Programme Coordinator

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Location : Caracas, VENEZUELA
Application Deadline :28-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :11d 2h 54m
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-4
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Duration of Initial Contract :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.

In Venezuela, UN Women will contribute to the development objectives of the Cooperation Framework between the Government of Venezuela and the United Nations, support the national authorities in the achievement of the SDGs in alignment with UN Women’s Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021). In Venezuela, UN Women is also guided by the Strategic note of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean and its five priority areas: Priority 1: Governance and political participation; Priority 2: Peace, security and humanitarian action; Priority 3: Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW); Priority 4: Economic empowerment; Priority 5: Normative and inter-governmental engagement.

Reporting to the Regional Director and in coordination with the Resident Coordinator, the Programme Coordinator, Venezuela is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of UN Women programmes, projects and activities in Venezuela. The Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the Regional Office, the Peace and Security and Humanitarian Regional Advisor, UN Women HQ staff, the Resident Coordinator, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful gender related programmes, projects and activities implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the coordination of gender related programmes, projects and activities:

  • Coordinate the gender related programme, projects and activities development and implementation according to UN Women Regional Office Strategic Note.
  • Under the guidance of the Regional Office and the Resident Coordinator, liaise with the UN Country Team, national counterparts, donors and partners to ensure gender related programmes and activities are delivered and resources are managed.
  • Manage relationships with government and national partners to support implementation of the gender equality programmes, projects and activities and other initiatives.

Provide advisory and specialized technical support in the areas of work of UN Women:

  • Provide advisory and specialized technical and strategic support to the Regional Office and the Resident Coordinator on the development and implementation of gender related initiatives.
  • Provide advisory and specialized technical and strategic support to the RC and the UNCT on gender equality and women´s empowerment.
  • Develop briefs, mappings and other documents related to gender equality and women´s empowerment.
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, and cross partner learning and sharing, and capacity development initiatives; develop training materials and workshops, as necessary.

Manage the implementation of programmes, projects and activities including monitoring and reporting:

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women programmes, projects and activities in the country.
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring in collaboration with partners.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports and organize progress reviews as necessary.
  • Identify and inform the Regional Office and the Resident Coordinator of joint programming opportunities and participate in the development of UN joint programmes, as necessary.
  • Provide substantial guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Ensure effective use of resources and compliance with UN Women rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare and present work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to UN Women and other stakeholders as necessary.
  • Ensure effective use of resources and compliance with UN Women rules, policies, and procedures.

Manage inter-agency and country coordination support for UN Women in Venezuela:

  • Represent UN Women in the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to collaborate with the Resident Coordinator and UN system on interagency coherence, collaboration, cooperation, resource mobilization, advocacy, common services, and operations.
  • Coordinate the provision of technical advice to Resident Coordinator (RC) and the UNCT on the gender dynamics and opportunities to support inclusive engagement of women in the development assistance provided by the UNCT.
  • Support the Resident Coordinator in the coordination of the UN system thematic and other working groups to promote gender equality and the advancement of women upon request.
  • Participate in country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the Resident Coordinator (RC) system, as necessary.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Office and the Resident Coordinator, provide coordination support to UN Agencies, national authorities and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to promote gender equality and women empowerment in the country.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Coordinate with the Regional Office and the Resident Coordinator the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization.
  • Provide support to ensure a strategic position of gender equality and women empowerment in the UN frameworks and joint programmes.
  • Elaborate Project Documents and proposals and finalize relevant documentation oriented to potential opportunities for resource mobilization.

Manage knowledge building and sharing and communications advocacy:

  • Identify and synthesize of best practices and lessons learned to dissemination information.
  • Provide the RO, the Resident Coordinator and HQ with updates and relevant information.
  • Finalize briefs on programme, projects and activities achievements.
  • Organize events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products as required.

Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Timely and quality programme design.
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans.
  • Excellent relations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Timely and quality of reports.
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities.
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.
  • Increase in resources mobilized.
  • Increase awareness of UN Women in the Country.


Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: http://chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unwomen.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FHeadquarters%2FAttachments%2FSections%2FAbout%2520Us%2FEmployment%2FUN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf&clen=550174&chunk=true

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management.
  • Ability to lead the development of detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results.
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of UN programme management systems.
  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women's empowerment.
  • Strong knowledge of peace building.
  • Strong knowledge of country and/or region.
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development or other related areas 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in coordinating development programmes and projects involving different UN agencies.
  • Experience in maintaining relationships with national governments, UN Agencies, Donors, and/or other partners.
  • Experience in leading a team is an asset.
  • Experience in the in the field of gender and human rights of women is an asset.
  • Experience in administrative systems and UN system norms is an asset.
  • Experience in country and/or region is an asset.
  • Experience in working independently with minimal supervision.


  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an asset.


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)


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