Programme Management Specialist at UN Women, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 2 June 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Management Specialist in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Management Specialist is responsible for overseeing the management, development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) programme for the Uganda CO as well for managing the human and financial resources of the team.

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Programme Management Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Oversee the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) programmatic development for Uganda CO based on Programme Documents with donors and Strategic Note:
    • Advise and guide the development of EVAWG programme, including design and formulation programme/ project initiatives.
    • Review and provide feedback to ongoing projects/ programmes on related strategies and documents, workplans, case studies, and related knowledge products and publications.
  • Provide technical support to the implementation of the EVAWG programme
    • Assess EVAWG annual work plans and provide recommendations to assure compliance with EVAWG programme goals and results-based indicators.
    • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans.
    • Oversee programme quality control and identification of potential challenges.
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting for the EVAWG programme
    • Review and recommend programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results.
    • Oversee the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators.
    • Gather information and prepare reports on progress of programme implementation for the EVAWG programme and donors; prepare technical reports;
  • Review budget management for the EVAWG programme and manage people
    • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities.
    • Monitor the EVAWG programme financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results.
  • Lead knowledge building and sharing efforts
    • Lead the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global dissemination.
    • Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor from time to time.
  • Key Performance Indicators:
    • The EVAWG Programme is implemented in line with the CO Strategic Note and Annual Work plans.
    • EVAWG Programme team adhere to UN Women’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures, using a results-based management approach.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 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.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in EVAWG programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset.
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing.
  • Proven experience in leading teams effectively.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of any local language in Uganda is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UN Women.

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