Project Coordinator

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Application Deadline :07-Feb-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-5
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possible extension


The UN Women Sub-regional Office for South Eastern Europe is launching a new regional project titled “Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in South East Europe”. in the period of 2011-2013. The project’s overall goal it to provide technical assistance to the improvement of  individual and collective capacities of governmental institutions, CSOs and parliamentarians in South East Europe (with particular focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and FYR Macedonia) on utilizing gender responsive budgeting as a tool to promote, implement and monitor policies and programmes in employment and labor, social protection and social assistance and rural development sectors from gender perspective. The UN Women Project Office in Sarajevo is seeking a national project coordinator, who will work under the direct supervision on the Project Manager (based in Skopje) and Head of UN Women Project Office in Sarajevo and will be responsible for the following tasks relating to the project implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina:


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager develop an annual work plan and performance monitoring plan for project activities  in Bosnia and Herzegovina and ensure links with UN Women’s commitment under UNDAF and UN Women Strategic Plan;
  • Coordinate the implementation of relevant project activities with current and potential partners, consultants and stakeholders;
  • Undertake and systematically document monitoring of activities towards achieving the result as formulated in the Project Document;
  • Based on the capacity assessment of the partners, prepare a capacity building strategy/ plan;
  • Provide inputs in project progress reports or in other project related exercises including evaluations, summaries of lessons learnt or follow-up plans;
  • Hold consultations with the project partners and other stakeholders in order to ensure timely information about the project implementation;
  • Prepare complete documentation necessary for signing contracts and MoUs with the partners, individual and other service providers;
  • Manage the activities’ financial resources in accordance with UN Women/UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Manage project files and support information collection & dissemination;
  • Provide timely information about the project activities for UN Women website and contribute the the country-relevant information/ updates;
  • Undertake missions, as needed for the project’s purposes.


  • Dedication to UN principles and values;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with persons of different nationalities and cultural background;
  • Ability to work in a team; a collaborative spirit and the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve established goals are an asset;
  • Ability to work timely even under pressure without losing focus on the objectives and priorities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree in economics, social science or related disciplines;
  • Substantive knowledge of women’s human rights and gender equality national and international frameworks;
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience. Previous employment experience with international organisations is an asset as is previous work on gender equality;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme/project design and management;
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills in both Bosnian and English;
  • Strong computer skills.


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