UN Job Careers – Gender Mainstreaming and Coordination Officer – United Nations UN WOMEN  

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Organization: The
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN
WOMEN)
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Uganda
The United Nations
Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, 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.
Job Summary:  With the enhanced role of UN Women as the
leading agency on coordinating gender mainstreaming, a strong, flexible and
versatile coordination function within UN Women Field Offices is required. This
will be an important effort towards strengthened accountability for results on
GEWE, enhanced efficiencies, improved coherence, and joint action through
better coordination within and between UN agencies, the government, civil
society, and private sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strengthen Gender
Coordination at the Field Level
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Contribute
technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Gender
Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in respective area of operation.
·       
Work
closely with the Head of Field Office to develop strategic partnerships and
support Gender Coordination in the UNACT and other parties including the
District Local Governments, civil society, private sector, and cultural,
religious institutions.
·       
Improving
the connection between the field and UN Women Uganda Country Office on
UNDAF/UNSCDF reporting and planning as well as roll-out key UN Women
documents/policies in the field – such as the UNSG Strategy on Gender Parity
and accompanying Enabling Guidelines.
·       
Supporting
the implementation of the UN Wide-PSEA Action Plan, Gender and Equity
Certification Score Cards at DLGs in line with the Equal Opportunities
Commission guidelines; and Gender Statistics by government, civil society and
private sector within the Plan for National Statistical Development framework
of Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
Support the Head of
Field Office to ensure gender is one of the key items on every UNAC, and
interagency coordination meeting.
·       
Support
the development and roll-out of a strategy for the UNACT and GiHA working group
Gender Mainstreaming Action Plans; and the implementation of the ANACT’s
commitments to GEWE in the regions.
·       
Work
with Head of Field Office to actively participate and represent the Filed
Office in the UN Women Community of Practice on Gender, including on Gender in
Humanitarian Action working groups and Interagency Coordination meetings.
·       
Identify
and lead UN Joint Programming opportunities to deliver on the UNACT’s GEWE,
including leading the coordination of the development of joint programmes on
GEWE.
·       
Liaise
with UN Women Country Office, Regional and HQ offices on developments related
to UN Women’s coordination mandate.
·       
Contribute
to joint UN and donor advocacy efforts for GEWE, including serving as the
secretariat of the GiHA working group.
·       
Work
with UNAC Chair, DLG, OPM, Private Sector and Civil Society to identify
capacity gaps on gender within the UN, relevant government, civil society and
private actors; and make recommendations for capacity strengthening.
·       
Develop
standardized training materials and share simplified user-friendly tools with
all agencies and implementing partners in gender mainstreaming and women
empowerment
·       
Support
the harmonization of strategies in approaching common issues such as addressing
negative social/cultural barriers, collection and use of sex disaggregated data
and youth engagement.
·       
Build
the capacity of UN agency staff in mainstreaming gender in their respective
mandates, programming, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and evaluation
including on the use of Age and Gender Markers.
·       
Offer
on-going support and monitoring for implementation of skills on gender
mainstreaming in UNACT, DLG, civil society and private sector.
Joint Monitoring
and Impact Assessment
·       
Support
the development of a unified monitoring and impact assessment system to track
performance of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
·       
Assess
the combined impact of all agencies on gender equality and women empowerment.
·       
Conduct
Regional gender profiling supported with evidence.
·       
Support
the Head of the Field Office to produce reports on the area contribution to the
implementation of Gender National Strategy
·       
Support
the development and the adhesion to a common reporting mechanism on gender
equality and women empowerment at field level
·       
Facilitate
the assessment of the financial investment in gender equality and women
empowerment at the area level
Knowledge
Generation and Sharing
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Contribute
to the production of policy notes, briefs, and undertake gender analysis of
joint UN programming on gender and women empowerment
·       
Contribute
the documentation of best practices including lessons learnt by UN System-wide
gender coordination; as well as gender coordination with other actors.
·       
Support
field research in the field of gender equality and women empowerment to inform
planning, budgeting and evidence-based advocacy.
·       
Provide
substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization
strategies for activities related to GEWE. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
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The
ideal candidate for the UN Women Gender Mainstreaming and Coordination Officer
career vacancy should hold a 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 five 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
five years of progressive experience at the national or international level on
Gender Equality, women’s empowerment and human rights   with a strong background on strategic
management and coordinating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within the
UN, with government, civil society and private sector.
·       
Experience
in capacity building and training UN, government or private sector staff on
gender-mainstreaming, including on GiHA and PSEA
·       
Experience
in areas of Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
·       
Familiarity
with data, indicators and Sustainable Development Goals
·       
Experience
in mobilizing resources
·       
Familiarity
with results-based management and rights-based programming;
·       
Familiarity
with UN system and UN Women gender coordination mandate.
·       
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is
essential, Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset
·       
Respect
for Diversity
·       
Integrity
·       
Professionalism
·       
Awareness
and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
·       
Accountability
·       
Creative
Problem Solving
·       
Effective
Communication
·       
Inclusive
Collaboration
·       
Stakeholder
Engagement
·       
Leading
by Example
·       
Competency
in promoting gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in both development and
humanitarian situation including practical experience in the context of
coordination, strategic partnership, and capacity building on GEWE
·       
Strong
analytical, written and oral communication skills, including good presentation
skills
·       
Ability
to work within a team as well as carry out tasks independently
·       
Strong
planning and organizing skills with ability to identify priority activities and
assignments and to use time efficiently
·       
Ability
to take decisions and manage political/cultural sensitivities
·       
Proficient
IT skills 
If interested in
joining the UN WOMEN in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below
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profile on the UN system


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