Reporting to Programme Manager, Leadership Political Participation and Governance (LPPG), 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 in Tanzania, UN Women HQ and Regional Staff, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, women caucuses of Parliament in Mainland and Zanzibar, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of Labour, Empowerment, Elderly, Women and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of State Presidents Office Constitution, Legal Affairs, Public Service and Good Governance, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors, UN, academia and civil society organizations, ensuring successful UN Women Programme implementation and achievement of planned results under portfolio.
4. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programmes/project related to Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament
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.
5. Manage the people and financial resources in the Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament Portfolio
Manage the Programme budget and draft financial reports;
Supervise Programme and technical staff; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments, as necessary;
Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
6. 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.
7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve coherence and alignment for Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament in Tanzania
As requested by senior management, represent UN Women in UN inter-agency and government coordination mechanisms through provision of timely and high quality technical advice and support;
Participate in United Nations Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP) II WLPP Outcome Group as well as Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality Thematic Results Group discussions and provide substantive/technical content on gender equality and women’s rights including high quality inputs the development of the UNDAP Joint processes, Annual Work Plans, reporting, reviews and monitoring evaluations;
Take part in UNDAP processes and other similar UN exercises related to the RC system, including providing substantive inputs;
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.
8. Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament;
Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament 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 Women’s Access to Justice and Parliament
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
Strong technical knowledge on legislation, constitutional review/reforms and legal aid;
Good knowledge on rule of law and access to justice issues;
Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
Good knowledge of gender equality and governance;
Ability to advocate and provide high quality policy advice to government and other stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Master’s degree or equivalent in Law, Human Rights, Political or Social Science, International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies or a related field is required.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development Programme/projects implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Experience on Governance and Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment or Women’s Human Right issues with focus on legislation, constitutional review/reforms and access to justice;
Experience in working with justice actors and advocates including coordinating and liaising with government agencies, UN agencies, donors, academia, CSOs especially in the area of Governance and Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment or Women’s Human Right issue;
Experience in establishing strategic partnerships among international organizations, national governments, academia, CSOs in the field of gender and human rights preferably in promoting gender justice and Parliament work, is an asset;
Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
Fluency in English and Swahili is required;
Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.