II. Organizational Context


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 also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.


UN Women, as part of the United Nations in Timor-Leste, contributes to the Government’s efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, as outlined in its Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, its Sustainable Development Goals Roadmap, and in support of its international human rights and gender equality obligations. Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), UN Women’s programming in Timor-Leste focuses on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and supporting implementation of Normative commitments (e.g. CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, SDGs), mainstreaming gender across areas to achieve these results. In support of its coordination mandate, UN Women Country Office Co-Chairs the UN Inter-agency Governance Results Group (with UNDP), Co-Chairs Gender Theme Group and the Co-Chairs the Multi-stakeholder Gender Coordination Group with the State Secretariat for Equality and Inclusion.


To address the global challenges of VAWG, the UN Family (through UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and IOM) are collaborating with KOICA and the Government of Timor-Leste to support efforts to end violence against women and girls. Through the Joint UN Project Together for Equality: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste (2020-2024), the United Nations has a goal for women and girls in Timor-Leste to be empowered to enjoy their right to live free of sexual harassment and other forms of violence in public and private spaces and to access quality essential services, in line with the SDGs. As part of its efforts to prevent violence before it begins, interventions addressing WEE and EVAWG will be an important part of the programme. In support of UN Women’s EVAW Programming under the joint UN partnerships, the Programme Analyst – Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls (T4E) will support the implementation, monitoring and reporting interventions working with schools, parents, youth and community members to prevent violence before it begins. She/he will liaise with both government and civil society stakeholders, and facilitate capacity development and accompaniment for the partners, in collaboration with technical experts across UN Women and externally.

Reporting to Programme Specialist for EVAWG and WEE, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of prevention violence against women and girls efforts of the UN Women’s Joint UN programme Together For Equality in the Timor-Leste Country Office by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Officer guides and facilitates the delivery of the UN Women programme by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Officer will work closely with sister UN agencies in the Joint UN Project Team and with other UN agencies working on EVAWG. The Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio. 

Duties and Responsibilities

III. Functions

  1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.


  1. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the VAWG Prevention programming
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities, including coordination and facilitation of training;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results-Based Management and monitor implementation.


  1. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the VAWG Prevention programming;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.


  1. 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, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.


  1. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of VAWG Prevention activities
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Manage consultancies and institutional contracts


  1. 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;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.


  1. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on VAWG Prevention to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Head of Office on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.


  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to VAWG Prevention;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on VAWG Prevention.


IV. Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme development
  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality technical assistance
  • Quality and timely inputs to reporting
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated


V. Competencies

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 facilitation and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of evidence-based approaches to ending violence against women and girls
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Required Skills and Experience

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

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 (Bachelor) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage



  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in gender-related development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in programming related to ending violence against women and girls is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

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