Consultant - Programme Coordinator - Generation Equality Programme (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

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Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :27-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Six Months (20 Working Days Per Month)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six Months (20 Working Days Per Month)

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.

UN Women’s India Country Office works towards promoting women’s role in peace building, intergovernmental processes, UN interagency coordination.

As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.

The Intergovernmental Processes & Inter-Agency Coordination in UN Women India CO plays a central role to deliver on UN Women’s normative support functions and strengthens linkages between normative work and operational activities. It contributes to the Entity’s support for the development and strengthening of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment that is dynamic, responds to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities and is applied through action by Governments and other stakeholders at all levels. The Unit also has special responsibility for the coordination of substantive servicing of intergovernmental and expert bodies as mandated in relevant legislative documents.

UN Women is managing a programme of work called Generation Equality. This is a programme to galvanize all stakeholders to implement actions that remove the most egregious barriers to gender equality. This position will support the programme analyst, manage and implement Generation Equality.

Reporting to the Programme Analyst, Intergovernmental Processes, UN System Coordination and Women, Peace and Security, the Consultant - Programme Coordinator contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the India CO 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 coordinates on the activities under the Generation Equality global programme and will work 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.

The Consultant - Programme Coordinator supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of the projects’ staff. The Consultant - Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UN Women HQs/RO staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Intergovernmental Processes, with a focus on Generation Equality programme:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme;
  • Ensures implementation of Generation Equality program contributes to and aligns with the Annual Work Plan.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Intergovernmental Processes, including the Generation Equality programme:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Support effective management of the Generation Equality Programme focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the programme;
  • Manage grantees and Identify capacity building and technical support needed from grantee(s) working on normative frameworks and guiding principles i.e. CEDAW and BPfA;
  • Provide support in drafting annual and quarterly reports for IGP and WPS programmes;
  • Manage Donor-partner relationships and preparation of donor reports;
  • 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.

Ensures implementation of the CO intergovernmental processes on gender equality and the empowerment of women:

  • Support coordinate the CO’s CSW (Commission for the Status for Women) participation: In coordination with programme units, identify the participants that UN Women will support to attend the CSW. Organize pre-departure and post-conference briefings;
  • Support coordinate CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) and UNCT (United Nations Country Team) reports on all inter-governmental processes ie., CEDAW, BPfA, SDGs and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR);
  • Support Governments‘ to participate effectively in the CEDAW review sessions.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Intergovernmental Processes:

  • Support management of the Generation Equality programme
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Run procurement processes, HR processes, and ensure ciompliaance to UN Women’s policies and procedures across all operation matters related to grant management
  • Ensure compliance with all operations regarding implementation of the programme
  • Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant as required.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyse 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.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security.


  • Programme workplan, including timelines and budgets;
  • Knowledge products developed and finalized;
  • Quarterly and Annual Programme Reports – Narrative and Financial;
  • Donor Reports – Quarterly and Annual.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrating sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:         

  • Demonstrates commitment to mission, vision and values of UN Women;
  • Strong knowledge, and experience of working on intergovernmental and normative processes; especially globally, and nationally;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse policy and strategies from a gender perspective;
  • Produces qualitative, accurate outputs with considerable attention to detail, in a timely manner;
  • Manages complexities, shifting priorities, and is able to work effectively without constant supervision;
  • Maintains constructive, effective business relationships with clients and partners;
  • Adheres to deadlines and follows up on time-bound issues;
  • Maintains diplomacy, tact and strict confidentiality with internal and external partners and clients;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal, listening, writing) skills;
  • Organization skills (time management, efficient administration, multi-tasking and fast-paced);
  • Ability to work under pressure within strict deadlines;
  • Ability to adapt quickly to work demands, and changing deadlines;
  • Willingness to “inter-change” work functions with other staff within the Unit, when required.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in 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 project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.


  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in managing programmes;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience in strategic planning and programme and project formulation using RBM tools;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:

  • 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, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted;
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria

Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:

  • Required Degree and Qualification (5 points);
  • Expertise and Experience relevant to the assignment (10 points);
  • Demonstrable experience in programme implementation, coordination and management (5 points).

The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:

  • Written Test (20 points)
  • Interview (80 points)

Please Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


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.

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