UN Women: Programme Officer (Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation)- Open to Nepali citizens only

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Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline :11-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year (with possibility of extension)


Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of National priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with government, civil society and other relevant actors.


In Nepal, UN Women focuses on strengthening women’s voice, agency and leadership across sectors to advance women’s rights, provide space for women’s meaningful participation and to demonstrate tangible differences in their lives. The agency’s programme adopts a holistic and integrated approach across UN Women’s five thematic priorities. It is guided by Nepal’s stated priorities (including those from the Approach Paper to the Three-Year Plan 2013-2016) and its commitments to relevant normative frameworks, the country’s United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013-2017, the CEDAW Concluding Observations (2011) and UN Women’s Corporate Strategic Plan 2014-2017. The programme promotes national ownership, capacity development and institutionalization, inclusiveness, coordination and partnerships, and knowledge generation and management, and seeks to prioritize engagement with and support to key duty bearers who are responsible for advancing women’s human rights and with rights holders so they can exercise voice and agency.


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilisation Unit Head, and in close collaboration and coordination with the Representative, Deputy Representative, the Programme Officer will work to provide overall technical and logistic support to the Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization (SP&RM) unit. The Programme Officer will support partnership, communication, coordination and resource mobilisation task of the SP&RM unit. The programme Officer will support in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the office’s partnerships strategy, focusing on government, development partners, civil society, the media and the private sector, in line with the country programme. S/he will provide day to day technical and logistic support to organise events promote and leverage key partnerships to advance political and financial support and visibility for gender equality and women’s empowerment in line with UN Women’s focus areas. The Programme Officer will also support coordination, communication activities to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support and reporting with special focus to Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness (OEEF) 1  (to support and drive more effective and efficient United Nations system coordination and strategic partnerships on gender equality and women’s empowerment) and 4 (to leverage and manage resources). The Programme Officer will work in collaboration with the Communication and Partnership Officer and the Coordination Officer of the unit. The Programme Officer will work with programme and operations team, UN Women RO and HQ staff, and partners ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio. The Programme Officer will undertake other relevant tasks as agreed with the supervisor.


Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate effective implementation of programme strategies and management of programme in relation ot OEEF 1 and 4.

  • Analysis and systhesis work related to Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilisation (SP&RM) and regularly update Strategic Partnership Matrix; 
  • Support to prepare detailed annual and quarterly work-plans and timely implementation of the programme activities in accordance with the work plan;
  • Support development of relevant documents to promote partnership with private sectors;
  • Support development and the implementation of the CSAG strategy and the Work Plan;
  • Support drafting of TORs, strategies, implementation of programmes, events and campaigns;
  • Assist the supervisor in identifing programme risks and update the status of these risks. Develop contingency plans as necessary;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning.

Support in quality assurance of programme and financial management in accordance with UN Women’s Programme and Operation Manual in relatioin to OEEF 1 and 4.

  • Support effective, timely and qualitative implementation of all programme activities aligning to the programme;
  • Support to carry out coordination, management and monitoring of financial, administrative, human resources, procurement and logistical matters according to UN Women’s standard criteria;
  • Support budgeting and reporting for the unit;
  • Financial and monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions; participation in audit.

Assist in strategic partnerships with the government, donor,  civil society, Private sectors, men and boys.

  • Coordinate, synthesize and draft inputs (including narratives, results logframes and budgets) as necessary for the submission of proposals and programme documents for peer review and resource mobilization purposes;
  • Coordinate with relevant colleagues to ensure the timely data entry of information and updates into relevant online systems, including LEADS and DAMS, as well as for relevant NCO internal tracking purposes (including DARTS);
  • Coordinate with the respective partners and other relevant government agencies for programme linkages, leverage and synergy;
  • Support strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts by researching relevant documentation, and participating in donor meetings and public information events;
  • Effective information flow, communication and coordination with and between UN Women office, partner UN agencies, and strategic partners;
  • Contribute to CCA/ UNDAF processes and other documents by collecting substantive inputs form the Programme Unit and analyzing and researching the political, social and economic situation in the country.

Technical advisory services to UN Women and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

  • Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues, and systhesize best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme policy goals to guide programme improvements and future strategic development planning;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice; stocktaking and mapping of UN Women’s programme experience and lessons learnt.


Core Values / guiding principles

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Ability to support resource mobilization.
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions.
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Good planning, goal setting and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to lead and inspire team and partners toward shared goals.
  • Good inter-personal and diplomacy skills.
  • Capacity to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to take decision under pressure and to deal with matters that are politically and cultural sensitive.
  • Ability to work across multi-cultural context and build partnership to ensure achievement of results in a post conflict environment.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, discretion, tact and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women's rights, development principles, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds.
  • Commitment to upholding the organizational values and principles of UN Women.
  • High level of proficiency in computer systems, internet navigation and various office applications.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in social sciences, communication, political or international affairs (i.e. international development studies, gender/women's studies, human rights, communication, business development).


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in the field of partership, buisness development and communication and campaigns.
  • A strong background and technical experience in programming on strategic partnership, coordination, communication and resource mobilization is preferred.  
  • Sound knowledge of international standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment and related instruments.
  • Prior experience of working with UN agencies will be an asset.
  • A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, private sectors, international organizations and grassroots organizations.
  • Good knowledge of rights-based approach and result-based management.


  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

Application Information:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.


In July 2010, the United nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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