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I. Position Information

Job Title: Project Manager Women’s Economic Empowerment Thematic Area
Unit/Office: UN Women Country Office in Brazil
Duty Station: Brasília

Contract Modality: Service Contract (SC)
Grade Level: SB 5
Reports to (Title/Level): Portfolio Manager/Head Women’s Economic Empowerment Thematic Area (NOB) with matrix supervision of Deputy Representative/Head of Programme Unit;

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. The UN Women Country Programme in Brazil is implemented in line with the national development priorities, as well as in the framework of the international commitments to gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as the UN frameworks and instruments on Human Rights, of which Brazil is signatory, such as the CEDAW, CERD, Beijing Platform for Action, Durban Action Plan, Agenda 2030, as well as the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. It is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnerships Framework. The UN Women Country office in Brazil focuses on three key areas: 1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems. 2) Women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy. 3) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence. Since June 2019, the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has been partnering with the offices of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Brazil in addressing gender and race inequalities and violations of human rights faced by the Venezuelan women and girls amidst the mixed migration and refugee crisis. The two sequential joint programmes – the “Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP) for migrant, asylum seeker and refugee women and girls in Brazil” (2019-2021) and the Moverse – Economic Empowerment of Refugee and Migrant Women in Brazil Joint Programme (2022-2023) were implemented as a direct response to support the Venezuelan refugees and migrants as they continued to struggle to meet their most basic needs, including food, health care, education and housing, with the increasing cost of living, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of documentation or regularized status, and high unemployment rates making them particularly vulnerable. Thus, in 2023, with a conclusion of the second Joint Programme Moverse with a wealth of good practices and lessons learned, as well as a solid knowledge base of knowledge products the partners seek for institutionalization of the experiences and processes through integration of human rights and gender equality in the new generation of National Policies on Migration, Asylum, and Statelessness and institutional measures for their implementation by the state. These policies will respond to the differentiated needs of refugee and migrant women and girls and other vulnerable groups of people facing multiple forms of discrimination beyond the group of Venezuelan refugees and migrants for the benefit of all groups of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in Brazil. The “Joint Programme Human Rights and Gender Equality in the National Policies on Migration, Asylum, and Statelessness of Brazil” focuses on ensuring that all capacities developed in the last Joint Programmes evolve into public policies at the national level, reaching refugee and migrant women of all nationalities.

Reporting to the Portfolio Manager/Head of Women's Economic Empowerment Thematic Area and matrix supervision of the Deputy Representative/Head of the Programme Unit, the Project Manager of WEE provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes and projects in the Brazil Country Office by contributing in the programme and project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation, particularly of the Joint Programme. The Project Manager supports the delivery of UN Women Brazil Country Office Programme by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. The Project Manager works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, UN System partners, Government officials, multi and bilateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

 III.  Key Functions and Accountabilities

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) thematic area

• Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/project proposals and initiatives related to WEE.

2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) thematic area, especially the Joint Programme Human Rights and Gender Equality in the National Policies on Migration, Asylum, and Statelessness of Brazil.

• Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required.

• Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project activities.

• Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners.

• Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports.

• Train partners on Results Based Management.

• Organize Steering Committee meetings and Technical Committee meetings, ensuring interagency coordination in compliance with Project Documents and Joint Programme Guide.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project partners.

• Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of project activities with partners.

• Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the project and the WEE thematic area.

• Monitor progress on project activity, results and indicators. • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners.

• Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

5. Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of WEE thematic area

• Monitor budget implementation and project activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required.

• Provide inputs to financial reports.

• Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

6. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.

• Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases.

• Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

7. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on WEE thematic area to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Brazil
• Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

8. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts.

• Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women’s Economic Empowerment

• Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products.

• Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on WEE

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: The incumbent will supervise the Programme Associate of Women’s Economic Empowerment thematic area (SB4/1) that will have as matrix supervisor the Head of Women’s Economic Empowerment Thematic Area (NOB). S/he will also supervise affiliate personnel (consultants).


IV 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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competences:
• Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
• Knowledge of Results Based Management
• Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
• Good analytical skills
• Good knowledge of refugee and migrant rights
• Good knowledge of Women’s Economic Empowerment

Required Skills and Experience

V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education and Certification:

• Post-Graduation Stricto Sensu (Master’s or Doctor’s degree) in social sciences, human rights, migration studies, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field, or additional 06 years of relevant experience to the post, beyond the requirement.
• A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


• At least 6 years of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
• Experience in gender equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment with a special focus on migrant and refugee women is an asset;
• Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, UN entities, and/or donors is an asset;
• Experience in race, ethnicity and other intersecting identities is an asset.


• Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.
• Working knowledge in Spanish is an asset.


Recruitment Process

Application and submission package:

Due to the large number of applications received, only the selected applicant(s) will be notified. Applicants with employment in public institutions will need to present evidence of leave without pay. Applicants must not be related (mother, father, sister, brother, son, or daughter) to United Nations staff members. Applicants must be Brazilian nationals. In case of not mentioning the essential requirements in your application, your application will not be considered for evaluation and, therefore, will be discarded from the process.

All applications must include in their application:
1) Completed and signed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) in English which can be downloaded from

Interested candidates are requested to apply no later than 11:59 pm (NYC/ New York time) on 7/July/2024 by submitting applications only

THROUGH ONLY to UNDP Jobs Platform (
Applications WITHOUT SIGNED P11 will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Diversity and Inclusion
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