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, in collaboration with the Revolutionary Government of Tanzania and European Delegation is implementing a four-year project titled, ‘Ending Violence against Women and Girls and Advancing Women’s Leadership in public and private sectors in Zanzibar and Mainland.


The project will enhance implementation of the United Republic of Tanzania’s commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) including the roll out of National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls 2017 – 2022 and 2023 -2027 and Generation Equality.


Reporting to the Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under EVAW portfolio.  The Programme Specialist 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.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in EVAW Programme.
  • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the EVAW Project
  • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to EVAW Project
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.


  1. Manage the implementation and management of the EVAW programme
  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation.
  • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the EVAWG Project
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams.
  • Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required.
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators.
  • Lead Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings.


  1. Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
  • Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team
  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAWG Project programme; respond to any potential problems.
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on EVAWG Project.
  • Implement and oversee capacity building opportunities and initiatives.
  • Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.


  1. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the EVAWG project
  • Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools.
  • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes.
  • Write office donor and UN Women reports.


  1. Manage the people and financial resources of the EVAWG programme
  • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports.
  • Manage Programme Specialists and Programme Analysts; mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments.
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.


  1. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization.
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.


  1. Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the EVAWG in Tanzania
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees.
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
  • Take part in country level Common Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system.
  • Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.


  1. Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to EVAWG.
  • Manage advocacy strategies and their implementation.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning.
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on EVAWG.

IV. Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality programme strategies and contributions to Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget, workplans and the Strategic Note
  • Strong and clear leadership/ supervision of team
  • Partners and other stakeholder provide positive feedback on advisory and technical services
  • Quality reports and timely submission
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives
  • Resources mobilized
  • Strong relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders



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

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Excellent knowledge in EVAWG
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Required Skills and Experience


Education and certification:

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


  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Technical experience in EVAWG.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.


Language Requirements:

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

Submission of application:

Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .

UNWOMEN 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.