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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The Myanmar CO provides technical gender expertise and policy advice to cluster working groups and their members on gender in humanitarian action. UN Women is a member of the Myanmar Humanitarian Country Team, co-leads with UNFPA the Gender in Humanitarian Action Workstream and co-chairs with UNFPA and UNICEF the PSEA Network.

UN Women is contributing to the UN Transitional Cooperation Framework to ensure support for basic human rights and essential services for women and girls, including prevention of and early detection of and referral of GBV; and exploring livelihood opportunities in for women and girls in crisis-affected regions in Myanmar.

UN Women is recruiting a local GBV specialist with excellent project management expertise to help launch a joint programme on GBV prevention and response in crisis affected regions in consultation with UNFPA, implementing partners and the donor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative a.i., the Project management advisor: Gender based violence prevention and response (PMA GBV)  and in direct collaboration with implementing partners, UNFPA and UN inter-agency coordination mechanisms on GBV, the PMA GBV will lead on the preparation and launch of a new programme on GBV prevention and response on behalf of UN Women.

1. Manage the preparation and launch of the GBV prevention and response programme on behalf of UN Women:

  • Finalise the Programme document, the Programme Results Framework and the M&E plan.
  • Provide overall programme advisory support to the programme, including the launch of the programme Steering Committee and the launch and management of the calls for proposals;
  • Provide strategic and specialized technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting.
  • Review and evaluate proposals by implementing partners;

2. Manage the monitoring and reporting for the programme jointly with the M&E officer:

  • Recommend and establish programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
  • Manage the monitoring of progress by civil society partners against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators;
  • Gather information and prepare report on progress of programme implementation for programme Steering Committee; prepare semi-annual  report;

3. Provide technical support to the implementation of the programme:

  • Organize periodic meetings with UNFPA and implementing partners.
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of IP budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Ensure programme quality control with partner civil society organizations and identification of potential challenges.


4. Develop and maintain partnerships and provide technical advice on gender mainstreaming and GBV in inter-agency  GBV coordination mechanisms

  • Participate in GBV inter-agency coordination mechanism (protection cluster, GBV technical working groups)
  • Strengthen collaboration and partnership with other UN agencies and facilitate access to UN Women capacity

    development initiatives.

  • Provide knowledge management knowledge sharing between different partner civil society organizations and contribute to their dissemination (with the communication officer).

5.   Perform other duties as deemed needed by UN Women:

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

Yangon, Myanmar and mission travel is needed during the contracted period.




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: 



  • Strong programme designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills ·
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management ·
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making ·
  • Strong knowledge of Thematic Area ·
  • Strong analytical skills ·

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master's degree in social sciences with a focus on gender, health, development studies or a related field is required, 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 4 focused on GBV, humanitarian assistance or livelihood provision.;


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing GBV programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection in emergencies;
  • Technical experience in humanitarian inter-agency coordination;
  • Experience working on durable solutions to displacement is an asset;
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;
  • Experience of working with UN Agencies, especially UN Women, will be an asset
  • Excellent reporting skills, knowledge of RBM and result-based reporting


  • Fluency in Myanmar and in English is required;
  • Knowledge of an additional Myanmar local language is an asset.

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