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.

Uganda Country Office is in the second year of implementing its Strategic Note-2022-2025 which is fully aligned to the NDPIII 2020/21-2024/25, Uganda Vision 2040 and the UNSDCF 2021-2025 for Uganda. Currently the EVAWG program is implementing three programs aiming at contributing to elimination of Gender Based Violence and improvement of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of women, girls, boys and men including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Uganda through implementation of prevention and response interventions that focus on advocacy for legal and policy reform, social norm change, strengthening capacities of both state actors and non–state actors to provide equality essential services. The UN Women EVAWG portfolio is being implemented with funding from the Government of Sweden, EU and the Austrian Development Cooperation.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist -Access to Justice, the PO will be responsible for leading the components on legal aid service provision, gender justice, advocacy for legal and policy reform and social norm change under the EVAWG program. The Programme Officer will work closely with the rest of other EVAW Team members, M&E, Other Units to ensure successful implementation of Access to Justice programme through- contributing to the effective management of UN Women EVAWG programme by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation, and monitoring using results-based management tools and quality assurance of EVAWG programme.  

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide substantive technical support to the management and implementation and of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programmes.

  • Manage the legal aid service provision, gender justice, advocacy for legal and policy reform and the social norm change components of the programme and lead the implementation of programme activities.
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget.
  • 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.

2. 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 EVAWG programme.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming.

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

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and utilization of finances using results-based management tools.
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

4. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and resource mobilization strategies.

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives that seek to enhance access to justice for VAWG survivors.
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases.

5.  Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the Country.

  • 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.
  • Provide substantive technical support to the inter-agency coordination-related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

6. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation. 


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

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 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 analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, Law, 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 would be an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience in the programming on EVAWG with a focus on gender justice is a requirement.
  • Experience working with the Access to Justice Sub-Program and the Administration of Justice Program (formerly Justice, Law, and Order Sector) is a requirement.
  • Experience in national and local levels policy and advocacy engagement is an asset.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience in promotion of Social Norms Change will be considered a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Procedure

Interested qualified candidates must apply online by latest by 08th December 2023. Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:

  1. Resume
  2. UN Women P11 dully filled form with at least three (3) professional references (UN Women Personal History Form (P11), can be downloaded at:;

Kindly note that the system will only allow one PDF attachment.  Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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