Programme Officer Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :12-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

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.

Reporting to Programme Specialist Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Country Office by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi- lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.


Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

 

2.    Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the WEE and particularly Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • 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;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

 

3.    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 the Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

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

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

5.Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the WEE and particularly Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;

6.Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

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

7.Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

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

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

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture Thematic area

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.


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

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
  • Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture Economics, Agriculture, Gender, Environment, Fisheries or in other related field
  • A qualification in gender or Women Studies will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in programming and managing agriculture or aquaculture projects. Experience working in the field of climate smart agriculture and particularly women’s economic empowerment is required;
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Prior experience with the UN System will be an added advantage
  • Experience in the Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English.



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