UN Jobs – Gender Specialist – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UN Jobs – Gender Specialist – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Job Title:  Gender Specialist

Organisation: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provides advice and support to UNCDF management, programmes and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of gender issues and statistical data, thorough research and preparation of top quality analysis and reports;
  • Provision of top quality analysis and substantive inputs to IDE and other strategic projects;
  • Advice on possible areas for UNCDF support and adjustment of on-going programmes to ensure that UNCDF programmes are in line with national policies and priorities;
  • Production and launch of gender reports;
  • Contribution to inter-agency initiatives related to gender issues;

Representation of UNCDF in different working groups and interagency working groups.

Provides policy advice and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Facilitates knowledge building and mainstreaming of gender in related perspectives within UNCDF programmes and actively participates in corporate UNCDF knowledge creation;
  • Provision of policy options and high quality advisory inputs to UNCDF programmes and projects to ensure these are responsive to national policies, priorities and strategic plans, and advance UNCDF ‘s corporate goals;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice through identification of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Assessment of the country’s gender policies and their impact on poverty reduction, growth, equity, etc;
  • Training and capacity building support for UNCDF staff and Government officials, public institutions on gender issues;

Ensures effective management of the IDE programme and gender specific portfolio focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of Results Based Management tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Design and formulation of IDE programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNCDF priorities into national interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing partners;

Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the IDE programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.

Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation;
  • Production of periodic updates and briefs on country development situation to be used by stakeholders, CO and HQ;
  • Undertaking of selected studies/research on emerging development concerns that feed into government/development partners processes;
  • Advocacy and promotion of awareness of UNCDF mandate and mission;
  • Public and policy advocacy for corporate gender policies, the SDGs, pro-poor and equitable economic growth by participating in relevant forums, conferences and trainings;
  • Management of events and publications on gender issues

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must a Master’s Degree in social science especially gender studies, or relevant discipline.
  • Five years of professional experience in managing gender projects at the national or international level, including experience in implementation of projects for the most marginalized populations (refugees, women, youth) particularly in low/middle income countries is mandatory.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Substantial experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of gender projects;
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources;
  • Skilled in the usage of computers and office software packages.

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below

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Deadline: 14th September 2021


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