Programme Coordinator – International Consultant

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Location : Homebased
Application Deadline :24-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :June -September 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 Months


To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (Women Count) aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work, supported by global and regional activities linking normative and technical work on gender statistics at the global level to the regional and national levels through three interlinked areas of work:

  • Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

Under the supervision of the Programme Analyst, the consultant provides logistical support for the implementation of Women Count programmatic activities; coordinates advocacy events and knowledge products under Women Count;  provides programme management, operational and coordination support, liaising as necessary on matters related to procurement, HR, budget and administration; provides support on knowledge management activities and contributes to the broader work of UN Women as it relates to Women Count.


Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate knowledge management and internal/external communication activities for Women Count

  • Support the Programme Analyst in the implementation of the Women Count knowledge management strategy, including contributing to the development of knowledge management systems and tools for Women Count to improve efficiency in producing, storing and sharing information across all levels of implementation;
  • Provide support in overseeing efficient flow of information across all levels of implementation and facilitate dissemination and sharing of resources between global, regional and country offices including ensuring internal Document Hub are maintained;
  • Support in the organization and execution of quarterly Women Count webinars for UN Women
  • Maintain and update external mailing list to disseminate the Women Count newsletter;
  • In coordination with the Programme Analyst and Outreach Specialist, update the UN Women Intranet page for Women Count.
  • Maintain and regularly update a calendar of events that are relevant to Women Count’s implementation and advocacy opportunities

Provide logistical and analytical support for the implementation of Women Count

  • Provide logistical support the programme analyst in the coordination and production of the Women Count Annual Report and related publications, liaising with the design and printing vendors;
  • Develop and implement event planning and coordination tools for the timely preparation of workshops and meetings for programme as needed, including Steering Committee meetings and potentially the Annual review Meeting, with oversight from the Programme Analyst;
  • Support in organizing meetings of the Steering Committee, draft meeting reports and ensure adequate follow-up, as needed.
  • Provide analytical support, as needed for reporting and monitoring activities of Women Count, in preparing Quarterly highlights, Annual Report briefs, etc. 

Programme and operational support to the Programme Analyst

  • Support the Programme Analyst in maintaining up-to-date programmatic tools and trackers to monitor programme implementation;
  • Support the Programme Analyst in Annual Work Planning processes for Women Count and the Research and Data section as a whole, as needed;
  • Provide operational support, as needed, to ensure timely implementation of projects’ activities, such as supporting the Programme analyst.


Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity

Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment to learning
  • Communication
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Teambuilding

Functional Competencies

  • Exceptional organizational skills;
  • Strong skills in coordination and programme implementation;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to provide briefings on complex issues;
  • Client orientation with constructive approach to resolution of problems and dedication to providing timely support;
  • Good understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English; French or Spanish in addition will be an asset;
  • Strong knowledge and use of computer office tools (Word, referencing software, databases, spreadsheets, web content production, filing);
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and in a cooperative and productive fashion both with internal and external colleagues;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments; ability to build and promote partnerships across the organization and beyond;
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects whilst maintaining high-quality and timeliness;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Ability to multi-task, handling a complex workload involving concurrent deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, gender, economics, statistics, development or other social science fields;


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in particularly in providing coordination, programme management and operational support and/or supporting global programmes related to gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Experience in coordinating events, workshops, meetings and advocacy activities;
  • Experience in using Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint and document sharing tools/platforms.
  • Knowledge of gender statistics is an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required;

Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset.

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.

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