Project Manager for UN Women

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Location : Brasília, BRAZIL
Application Deadline :03-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-5
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese

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.

Brazil is today the fifth-largest population and seventh-largest economy in the world. 51.6% of its population are women, 53.6% recognize themselves as afro descendent and 0.47% (close to 897,000) as indigenous. Brazil ratified key human rights treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Belem do Para Convention, and the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Brazil is also signatory of key normative human rights and development instruments such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In September 2015, Brazil joined the international community in the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, committing with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. The National Development Plan (Plano Pluri-Anual – PPA) 2016-2019 is aligned with SDGs and places the "Promotion of gender and ethnic-racial equality and overcoming racism, respecting the diversity of human relationships" as one of its main guidance, and “Policies for Women: Promotion of Equality and Combat to Violence” as one of its emblematic programs. Brazil has developed an innovative partnership model with private sector companies through the promotion of the Women`s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). Main challenge now is to strength support and guidance for its implementation and reporting.

Under the overall guidance and direction of the National Programme Officer, the Project Manager manages UN Women Economic Empowerment projects in all project management cycles: formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge generation/sharing. S/he is responsible for the delivery of UN Women projects by providing technical support for the implementation of activities and analysing results achieved during implementation and applying systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, government officials, public and private sector companies, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women project implementation.

S/he will also work under the guidance and direction of the Women Empowerment Principles Manager to provide technical support for the implementation and reporting of WEPs signatory companies.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Project Development, Implementation and Management

Supports the analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country to support strategic planning.

Participates in the design and formulation of project initiatives, translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches.

Facilitates the collaborative relationships with other UN agencies, government and private sector partners, NGOs, experts, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of activities.

Provide technical support for the implementation of key activities under UN Women Brazil CO economic empowerment programmes and projects.

Supports the effective application of Results-Based Management (RBM) tools throughout the project management cycle.

Manage projects according to RBM requirements and in accordance to the Programme Operations Manual (POM).

2.      Resource Mobilization Support

Researches information on donors and drafts briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

Maintains information and databases on donors.

Develop resource mobilization materials, such as concept notes and project profiles for presentation to donors.

Follows up on resource on mobilization activities for fund-raising for new projects.

3.      Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management

Supports relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners.

Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.

Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


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.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


  • Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights;
  • Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
  • Good understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches;
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies;
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience



Master’s Degree or equivalent in political or social sciences or related field.


Fluency in Portuguese and English.


Minimum 6 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.

Experience working with gender equality and women’s human rights.



Experience working with economic empowerment of women.

Special attention will be given to work experience with capacity building of key partners on women`s economic empowerment.

Experience working with Results Based Management principles and approaches.

Experience working in the United Nations System.

Fluency in Spanish.


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Only applications made on UNDP Personal History Form - P11 and submitted on time in the UNDP Jobs System will be examined.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Due to the volume of applications received, receipt of applications cannot be acknowledged individually.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Applicants with employment in public institutions will need to present evidence of leave without pay.

Applicants must not be related (mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter) to United Nations staff members.

Applicants must be Brazilian nationals, or have permission to work in Brazil.

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