Project Coordinator - Link Women (Open to Indian Nationals Only) (Re-Advertisement)

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Location : Mumbai/Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA
Application Deadline :25-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-3
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)

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.


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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.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,UN Women is currently implementing a programme called Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE), which is aimed at empowerment of the most marginalized women who, owing to poverty and gender-based discrimination, have been denied access to opportunities at an early age.

The programme undertakes a holistic approach to empowerment using the pathways of learning, employment and entrepreneurship. The SCE programme enables and offers women opportunities to (1) re-enter into formal education, (2) undertake vocational education (3) receive entrepreneurship training and skills (4) potential employment. SCE offers a comprehensive solution by adopting a holistic approach, leveraging partnerships at all levels, using innovative pedagogies and finance to achieve its objective.

During the course of implementation of the SCE programme, experiences of women and girls has highlighted that finding job opportunities were restricted due to the lack of degrees and/or diplomas from higher education/training institutes, lack of employable skills (domain and transferable skills) and lack of entrepreneurship opportunities.

To respond to this challenge UN Women is implementing the Link Women project to create a cadre of skilled women, who have completed their higher education and are ready to gainfully participate in the digital economy. This project will be implemented for a duration of fifteen months – July 2022 to October 2023 in the Greater Metropolitan Region and Pune region in Maharashtra. By the end of the project duration, approximately 2000 women and girls will have completed their higher/technical/vocational education to attain a degree/diploma along with attaining employable skills for gainful employment, and increased connectivity on e-platforms such as LinkedIn. Further, about 3000 girls and their parents will be sensitized on gender equality and women empowerment.

Reporting to Project Analyst, Second Chance Education, the Project Coordinator contributes to the effective management of Link Women by providing substantive inputs to project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he facilitates the delivery of the project 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 implementation of the project. Along with this, the Project Coordinator will provide oversight to other UN Women SCE projects in Maharashtra. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of project strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the project/s.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Project:

  • Prepare the annual workplan and budget of the Project, including tracking the delivery of funds;
  • Support the implementation of project activities;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Maintain relationships with national and state partners to support implementation and expansion of the project, and liase with Government partners for support to other SCE projects in Maharashtra;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed;
  • Provide administrative support to executing agencies/responsible parties in routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
  • Undertake field visits for Link Women and other SCE projects in Maharashtra as required.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, pro results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Support in preparing donor reports, quarterly and annual reports  for the project/s and provide substantive inputs to the UN Women reports;
  • Provide oversight to other UN Women SCE projects in Maharashtra.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the project:

  • Monitor budget implementation and support in making budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide administrative support in monitoring of budgets and the finances of projects, and in the preparation of FACE forms;
  • Provide support to the SCE team members in maintaining database of the contracts issued for procuring goods and services, provide timely alert submission of deliverables and contract expiration & renewals;
  • Follow-ups with vendors for timely submission of deliverables and invoices for settlement of payments.

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- including documents required for the government;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

Provide administrative support to the project:

  • Liaise with Human Resource Unit to undertake relevant logistical, administrative, and financial arrangements for organization of meetings, workshops, events, and missions including minutes of meetings as needed;
  • Organize and coordinate filing of documents and maintaining mailing lists;
  • Prepare project information materials and briefing packets; 
  • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
  • Liaise with Procurement and Human Resource Unit on issuance and renewal of contract and related formalities;
  • Updating information and managing UN Women Sharepoint for the project.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to the project;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on the project.

Any other task assigned by the Supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to project strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of project results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.


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 knowledge of technical area
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
  • Good financial and budgeting skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.


  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the thematic area is required;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of local language is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Information:

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • 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;
  • Recruitment for this position is contingent upon receipt of funds.
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


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.

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