Programme Associate – Women Political Empowerment (WPE) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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  • Post Date : August 18, 2023
  • Apply Before : August 29, 2023
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  • Job ID 31039
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Job Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Associate – Women Political Empowerment (WPE) 

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Post Level: SB-3
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year
Additional Category: Gender Equality

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation support:

  • Assist to ensure timely and effective implementation of the UN Women’s Project on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation
  • Assist to ensure that all partners work together to deliver concrete results in compliance with the work plan and the Results Framework
  • Assist to facilitate the delivery of the project by leading and promoting a coordinated approach to delivery across different outcomes/outputs
  • Support all partners in the implementation of the project through direct assistance and technical/operational advice
  • Assist in the systematic monitoring and reporting of project implementation and results
  • Participate in the project mid-term review and evaluation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Assist in managing financial resources for achieving results in line with the outputs and activities outlined in the project document and the Annual Work Plan (AWP)
  • Support the delivery of results and ensure efficient and effective use of resources
  • Assist to prepare annual and quarterly progress reports and organize technical meetings for the project
  • Actively participate at the regular Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings and assist in organizing meetings of the TWG of the project
  • Support the preparation of inputs for different fora, as required
  • Identify and support partners engaged in governance and democratization with a view to increasing the participation and leadership of women
  • Assist in the provision of support to women political candidates and help them build their capacities
  • Share lessons learned from different Country Offices (COs) of UN Women on election, political participation, and leadership of women
  • Identify and support entities that provide voter and civic education and sensitization campaigns on gender equality
  • Provide support to gender equality advocates that make calls for political parties, governments, and others to do their part in empowering women in politics and leadership
  • Encourage young men and women to engage in advocacy around making gender equality measures central to public policy making
  • Support advocacy efforts and undertake initiatives for legislative reforms to ensure women’s fair access to political spheres—as voters, candidates, elected officials, and civil service members
  • Collaborate and liaise with other UN Country teams and CSOs in undertaking tasks related to women’s leadership and political participation
  • Support the project team in facilitating knowledge building and information sharing under the different outcome areas of the project.
  • Reporting:
  • Assist to maintain the quality of reports, particularly ensuring that progress reports are based on RBM principle
  • Promote the substantive quality of all knowledge products, reports, and services, and ensure effective integration and compatibility with other result areas
  • Assist the production of reports and publications, and serve as a peer reviewer
  • support to forge links with other initiatives to identify good practices and share lessons
  • Assist to provide technical support and guidance to implementing partners on timely and quality narrative and financial reporting

Monitoring and follow up
In collaboration with the WPE team and the M&E Specialist:

  • Assist to prepare results frameworks for each output and establish performance and impact assessment indicators and systems
  • Assist to draft the project monitoring plan with detailed activities and ensure implementation in conformity with the plan
  • Assist to ensure the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan is carried out in a participatory manner
  • Support partners in preparing contributions to, and compiling narrative and financial reports for UN Women and submit to the TWG for inputs, before submission
  • Support the preparation of project reviews and monitoring visits
  • Assist to ensure that activities are implemented in conformity with UN Women and donor requirements, and that support and advice from partners are fully utilized
  • Support the WPE Communications Officer in identifying good practices and lessons learned and documenting this knowledge
  • Assist to promote the substantive quality of all knowledge products, reports, and services, and ensures effective integration and compatibility with other results areas
  • Assist the production of reports and publications, and serve as a peer reviewer
  • Assist to provide technical support to ensure quality service provision to identified target groups
  • Support the WPE team and partners in ensuring the delivery of the expected results of the project and ensure cascading of the standard accountability tools developed over the years by different Implementing partners

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and accurate support to programme design and inputs to Strategic Note.
  • Timely and accurate support to programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security.
  • Accurate and timely support to monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders.
  • Support production of quality reports and timely submission.
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners.

Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Gender / Women’s Studies, International development, or a related field is required.
  • Management certification would be an added advantage.


  • A minimum of 6 years relevant work experience, six years with B.A/B.Sc. Degree, in human rights, governance or development of which at least two years of professional experience in program/project implementation
  • Experience in implementing programmes for women’s political empowerment is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in implementing multi-partner programmes, and proven experience in partnership building and networking.
  • Strong facilitation, training, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of M & E of programmes, proven advocacy, analytical and writing skills

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Substantial previous experience in working with government organs, donors, civil societies, and women’s rights organizations
  • Demonstrated strong coordination and facilitation skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Results-oriented, flexible, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates substantive knowledge and understanding of women’s political empowerment issues
  • Demonstrates substantive knowledge and experience in the provision of coordinated support and management of rights-based programmes aiming to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Demonstrate the ability to think conceptually and analytically
  • Ability to assess knowledge needs, prepare learning plan, and guide application of newly acquired skills
  • Commitment and skills in promoting national ownership of programming
  • Ability to guide partners in planning, results-based management, and reporting

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2023 (Midnight New York, USA)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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