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Programme Specialist, Gender Responsive Planning, Budgeting and Inter-governmental support

UN Women
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Team Leader Governance, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, Multi and bi-lateral Donors and Civil Society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.


Coordinate the Gender Responsive Policy, Planning and Budgeting portfolio
• Provide coordination leadership and technical support to Government to effectively participate and interface with other intergovernmental bodies, including the Commission on the Status of Women and other regional bodies.
• Provide technical and advisory on domestication on global and regional GEWE normative frameworks into policy, legal frameworks and other national frameworks.
• Provide technical guidance and support to government on procedures for participating in intergovernmental global and regional meetings such as CSW.
• Gather political intelligence to create opportunities for UN-Women to further its agenda and anticipated
• Design and develop programme strategies in the area of gender responsive planning, budgeting and intergovernmental support.
• Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to gender responsive planning and budgeting.
• Support the development of the UN Women Country Strategic Note making sure outcomes and outputs reflect Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting and More national and local plans, strategies, policies and budgets are gender responsive.
• Provide technical support to prioritize and mainstream gender issues in national development strategies, develop and cost national gender equality action plans, integrate gender analysis into local and national budgets and strengthen budget transparency and accountability.
Manage the implementation and management of the gender responsive planning and budgeting programme
• Develop the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
• Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
• Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
• Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
• Organize regular Project coordination meetings for effective delivery, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
• Provide technical support into processes for integration of UN Women GEWE normative frameworks into United Nations Sustainable Development Corporation Framework (UNSDCF) and UN joint programming.
• Support coherent coordination with all partners for smooth functioning of intergovernmental work and overseeing reporting processes within UN-Women
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• Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance. Develop and implement technical tools, and initiatives
• Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the gender responsive planning and budgeting programme, respond to any potential challenges;
• Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
• Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results- based management tools;
• Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
• Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
• Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.
Manage the people and financial resources of the gender responsive planning and budgeting programme
• Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
• Supervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
• Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
• Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
• Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
• Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on gender responsive planning and budgeting to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Uganda 
• Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
• Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
• Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the gender responsive planning and budgeting thematic area;
• Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to gender responsive planning, budgeting and inter-governmental support as necessary;
• Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
• Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
• Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on gender responsive planning and budgeting.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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