Programme Officer Gender Transformative Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-Business Programme - Women Economic Empowerment Program (WEE)

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Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :28-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year (From signing of the contract)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One year (From signing of the contract)

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 Position

Reporting to Women Economia Empowerment Program Analyst, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women WEE programmes in the Ethiopia by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation, monitoring  and evaluation.  The Programme officer 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.  The Programme Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional and HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.     

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of  WEE Programme Portfolio,

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives.
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the WEE  programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Engage in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Engage with the team in 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.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products,
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WEE programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the WEE programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.
  • Support capacity building initiatives to the WEE team,

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze 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 technical support to inter-agency coordination on WEE Programme  to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to WEE Programme  in General and Climate Smart Agriculture  and  Agri- Business Program(CSAAB P)  in Particular,  
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on WEE-CSAAB P  


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

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of and exposure  to  Women Economic Empowerment Initiatives and Programmes,
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising,
  • Practical knowledge of  agricultural value chain development, agricultural cooperatives,  dynamics of micro and macroeconomics, marketing, community development, environmental and land related policies and law, ,
  • Strong knowledge of gender issues in agriculture and development policies and strategies,
  • knowledge of Ethiopian agriculture, modern agricultural technologies and related policies and development packages,
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholders in agriculture, private sectors and development organizations including agriculture research institutions,
  • Experience of conducting research, assessment and producing reports to the required standards,
  • Analytical skills with excellent computer application software skills,
  • Skills in developing training materials including audio visual materials and experience in conducting trainings at different levels,

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Gender studies, international development, agricultural-economics, agriculture and value chain development, Climate Smart Agriculture or a related field is required
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage


  • Masters degree  with at least four years of work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience on women economic empowerment and gender and climate smart initiatives is an asset.
  • Experience in coordinating and liaising with government agencies, private sectors and/or donors is an asset,
  • Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from


  • Excellent oral and written skills including report writing and ability to communicate fluently in English language,
  • Listening and writing skills of Amharic and knowledge of Afan Oromo and other local languages like Afar language is an asset.

UNWOMEN 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.

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