VdE | Oficial de projetos | UNWOMEN


UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is hiring a Project Officer to be based in Nampula, Mozambique.

Summary of Key Functions:

  •  Lead project implementation
  •  Monitoring and knowledge management
  •  Support with office coordination activities
  •  Other/administrative support 

Lead Project Implementation

  • Ensures timely and effective implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the annual work plan and towards achieving the project outputs and outcomes.
  •  Ensures regular follow up with national experts/consultants and civil society groups/think tanks involved in the implementation of project activities, including revision of their deliverables and results.
  •  Maintaining regular communication and extend technical support to economic empowerment initiatives conducted by girls and young women.
  • Provide guidance and support to UN Women implementing partners/responsible parties, carrying specific activities within the project.
  • Serve as UN Women focal person in the province;
  •  Give inputs to quarterly progress reports and contribute to the drafting of Annual and final project report.

Monitoring and Knowledge Management 

  • Conducts systematic monitoring and reporting on project implementation.
  • Contribute to the preparation and consolidation of quarterly progress and financial reports.
  • Maintains close communication with project beneficiaries, consultants, IPs and institutional contractors.
  • Contributes to synthesizing and documenting project activities, success stories  and lessons learned.
  • Contributes to and participate in the mid-term review and evaluation in collaboration with participating UN agencies and local partners.

Support coordination activities

  • Coordinates with the Programme Officer and Programme Specialist on implementation of the country component of the economic empowerment for girls and young women.
  • Ensure continuous coordination with all project parties and partners involved in project implementation.
  • Participate at the meetings of the UN Result group on gender equality and prepare minutes, including preparation of background documents for the meetings. 
  • Organizes key advocacy/awareness raising events in coordination with relevant colleagues at the CO.



  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and experience in gender mainstreaming is an asset.
  • Experience in working and collaborating with governments.
  • Initiative and strong leadership skills
  • Result and client-orientations
  • Willingness to travel as appropriate.



Honours Degree in Economics, Gender and Human Rights related disciplines, Social Sciences, or related field.


          - Minimum 3 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level

           with development programmes and projects.

          - Relevant experience working on gender related issues such as EVAW,

           economic empowerment or similar

         - Experience of working with multiple stakeholders from government and other.

          - Development actors preferably on issues related to gender equality and women’s

           empowerment. Working Experience with the UN an asset

     -Solid understanding of results-based management approaches

     -Knowledge of policy frameworks related to gender equality and women’s empowerment

          Language Requirements:

          Portuguese and English (written and spoken) is required.


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