Humanitarian Specialist job at UN Women

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Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 22 April 2022

Hiring Organization: UN Women

Job Details:

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Reporting to WPSHA Team Lead, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under their portfolio. The Programme Specialist 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the development of programmes on Humanitarian Action for the Uganda Country office
• Manage the development of Country Office programme documents on humanitarian action.
• Provide technical inputs to programme proposals for Humanitarian Action
• Provide advice on contextualizing/ localizing programme documents, Uganda country Office strategies, and knowledge products.
• Coordinate proper monitoring and reporting for humanitarian action in collaboration with programme teams.

2. Provide capacity building support to Uganda Country Office Humanitarian Action teams and partners
• Provide technical and policy support to Uganda Country Office Humanitarian Action teams and partners teams in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes.
• Implement and monitor capacity building initiatives.
• Provide technical support to partners on implementation of humanitarian action.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders at national level including with relevant Government, UN agencies, CSOs, Private Sector and development partners
• Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships for the advancement of humanitarian action.
• Build and maintain close liaisons with relevant donors and other actors supporting efforts towards humanitarian action, as delegated.
• Contribute inputs to updates and briefs on country development situation to be used by stakeholders and CO.

4. Manage the resource mobilization strategy for humanitarian action
• Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on humanitarian action in Uganda;
• Provide technical support to field-based presences in the Uganda in mobilizing resources for the implementation of humanitarian action;
• Research and analyze information on donors.

5. Manage the design of humanitarian action in Uganda and the development of relevant communication and knowledge products
• Provide inputs to policy recommendations and guidance to strategic planning and positioning on humanitarian action;
• Research and develop analytical reports, research papers, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, correspondence, and knowledge products on humanitarian action.
• Support the development of information, education and communication (IEC) materials, press releases, situation reports, alerts and contribute gender and protection-related inputs to documents
• Identify and disseminate lessons learnt and good practices in collaboration with communications and monitoring teams;

6. Manage the advocacy of humanitarian action through inter-agency coordination
• Work closely with and provide advice to national bodies and interagency groups that influence national policies related to humanitarian action.
• Participate and contribute inputs to the Uganda Humanitarian Inter-Sector Coordination Group
• Coordinate specific efforts in mainstreaming gender and protection in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts of other clusters and relevant working groups;
• Advocate for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms.

Core Values:
Respect for Diversity

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

Functional Competencies
• Strong knowledge and experience related to current policies and practices in the fields of gender equality, protection and humanitarian action, including humanitarian coordination;
• Strong knowledge of the Uganda’s Humanitarian Context
• Strong networking skills
• Ability to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
• Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy research
• Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
• Strong analytical skills;
• Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings;
• Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results based management and reporting

Required Skills and Experience
• Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, gender, international relations, international development, international law or other social science fields is required.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

• At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection in emergencies.
• Technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably protection cluster coordination, and/or ProCap/GenCap in a refugee or/and natural disaster setting.
• Experience in policy analysis and strategic planning.
• Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field.
• Experience working with the UN is an asset; and
• Experience working in the Uganda is an asset

Language Requirements
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
• Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
• Knowledge of Uganda and the Great Lakes region is an asset

Application procedure

Interested qualified candidates must apply online by latest by 22nd April 2022 . Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:
UN Women P11 dully filled form with at least three (3) professional references (UN Women Personal History Form (P11), can be downloaded at: 
Apply at: 

Date Posted: 2022-04-08




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