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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.


COMPETENCIES

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • 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.


CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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.


FUNCTIONAL 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.
  • 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.


REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

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


Experience:

          - 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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