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.

UN Women is implementing a new global programme on Making Migration Safe for Women which will be initially piloted across four countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Niger) with the goal of ensuring that the development and implementation of national migration policies and laws in the selected pilot countries are gender-responsive, and that international norms and standards for protecting and promoting migrant women’s rights are strengthened. The programme aims to improve the use and collection of sex-disaggregated data and provide robust evidence and research on migrant women to inform national policy making. It also seeks to enable migrant women and their organizations to advocate for the protection of their rights and strengthen the alliance building of migrant women’s organizations. 

Under the overall supervision of the Country Representative in Niger and reporting to the Global Programme Coordinator, the National Programme Coordinator in Niger is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in Niger. The National Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the UN Women Regional Office and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society organizations ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall management and implementation of the Making Migration Safe programme in Niger:

  • Develop and finalize the annual workplan and budget for the Making Migration Safe programme in Niger;
  • Undertake the technical implementation of the programme; ensure synergies with the global and country teams;
  • Manage the selection of implementing partners;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports for Niger;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Programme Steering Committee, programme review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners:

  • Provide technical advice and guidance to programme partners in Niger;
  • Under the guidance of the Global Programme Coordinator, build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Making Migration Safe programme in Niger and 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.

Ensure monitoring and reporting of the Making Migration Safe programme:

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

Oversee the human and financial resources of the Making Migration Safe programme in Niger:

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports for Niger;
  • Supervise any personnel hired as part of the Making Migration Safe programme in Niger, and mentor and coach any staff and conduct performance assessments, as required;
  • Support the Global Programme Coordinator in recruitment processes for the Making Migration Safe programme, as required.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Design and develop project strategies in the area of gender and migration;
  • 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.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination on migration to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Niger and the region:

  • Provide technical support to the Country Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities on migration 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 Making Migration Safe capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Conduct advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to gender and migration;
  • Draft contributions to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to gender and migration;
  • Represent UN Women in national and regional meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to migration, as required;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation in Niger;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on migration, in coordination with the Policy Analyst on gender and migration at HQ.

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.


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.

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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 gender, migration and women’s empowerment  ;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in migration, social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A programme/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes;
  • Technical experience in the field of migration, gender and women’s empowerment is required;
  • Experience working in Niger or in the region is required;
  • 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.


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


All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from 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.


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.