Programme Coordinator - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Spotlight

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead the overall coordination of the Spotlight Regional Programme Stream I component and implementation of pillar 6:
  • Coordinate the overall Programme implementation according to the programme document;
  • Liaise with the Programme steering committee, counterparts, donors, UN Women and partners to ensure the Programme results are achieved and resources are managed;
  • Prepare and present work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Programme steering committee and UN Women and other stakeholders as necessary;
  • Establish systems for programme planning, implementation and monitoring in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
  1. Manage coordination with regional partners and other stakeholders:
  • Manage relationships with regional implementing partners to support implementation of the Spotlight Regional Programme Stream I component, raise potential problems and provide solutions;
  • Provide substantial guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, and cross partner learning and sharing, and capacity development initiatives; develop training materials and workshops, as necessary.
  1. Oversee the monitoring and reporting on the Spotlight Regional Programme Stream I component:
  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the programme;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds by partners;
  • Finalize annual and quarterly reports; finalize the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide inputs from Spotlight Regional Programme Stream I component activities and results to Country Office reporting;
  • Ensure the delivery of baseline, monitoring, evaluation plans and reports (flash, progress and final) based on information compiled from colleagues and stakeholders.
  1. Manage financial resources and supervise staff:
  • Supervise and manage a team of professional and administrative personnel, review performance and mentor/ coach personnel;
  • Develop and prepare of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Ensure appropriate actions are taken to optimize use of programme funds.
  1. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
  • Coordinate the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships;
  • Participate in on-going coordination mechanisms to ensure coherence of the programme with other country-level processes.
  1. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:
  • Develop briefs on programme achievements;
  • Ensure documentation of the programme implementation process and products produced are in accordance with UN Women guidelines;
  • Coordinate exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Organize major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.


                Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of EVAW;
  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to lead the development of detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
  • Ability to synthesize programme performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong knowledge of UN programme management systems.

                Required Skills and Experience

                Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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 would be an added advantage.


  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with regional partners, preferably related to EVAW and women’s human rights;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects; specifically, with different UN agencies;
  • Previous experience working in the UN system is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of French language is an asset

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