Programme Specialist, End Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW/G)

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Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :26-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-C
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One 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.


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.


About the Portfolio/Programme/Project

UN Women is implementing its Strategic Note 2017 - 2021 to support the national development priorities on GEWE in Tanzania. The priorities are aligned with the UNDAP 2015 -2021 where UN Women Tanzania, as part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), focuses on women’s leadership and participation in decision making at all levels; elimination of violence against women and girls; ensuring gender equality and accountability in governance and national planning; and women’s economic empowerment.

UN Women’s programmatic framework supports a comprehensive approach to prevention and response to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW/G) through the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children working in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA in Mainland and Zanzibar. The comprehensive National Action Plan to End Violence against Women and Children (NAP) spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MHCDGEC) is a substantive policy framework that guide UN Women’s work. Furthermore, UN Women support capacity development of key government institutions to review discriminatory laws and implement laws and policies on EVAWG in line with international standards and the recent CEDAW recommendations. Selected CSOs are being strengthened to enhance national level advocacy for the reform and implementation of laws and policies to end violence against women and girls with particular focus on the engagement of men and boys, including in the context of the HeForShe campaign. UN Women critical attention to promote the availability and accessibility of quality services for women and girls who are subject to violence; and will support the establishment of effective services and coordination mechanisms for the protection of women and girls in public spaces. UN Women contribute to the following Outcome: 3.1 Enabling legislative and policy environment in line with international standards on EVAW/G and other forms of discrimination is in place and translated into action. Achievements in prevention and response to EVAW/G intends to be documented progressively while also building a knowledge base for future acceleration of programme implementation.

The position of the Program Specialist for EVAW will be funded by UNDAP One Fund a period of four (4) years.  Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, EVAW/G will oversee implementation of a thematic area on EVAW exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.

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 his/her portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.     Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.

2.     Manage the implementation and management of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

3.     Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance. Develop and implement technical tools and initiatives;
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

4.      Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

5.     Manage the people and financial resources of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Suervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists;
  • Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

6.     Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

7.    Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme to achieve coherence and          

         alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Tanzania

  • Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

8.     Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Programme.



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

  • Strong programme formulation, 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 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategie


Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Quality reports and timely submission;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Gender/Women's Studies, International Development, or a related field is required;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


  • At least (5) five years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


Application Procedure

The following document should be submitted as part of the application:

A  curriculum vitae  UN Women Personal History form which can be downloaded at



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