UNDP EVAW Programme Specialist Jobs in Malawi

UNDP EVAW Programme Specialist Jobs in Malawi


  • 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 Programme Management Specialist, the EVAW Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under their portfolio. The EVAW 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

    Design and develop programme strategies in the area of EVAW

  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;

  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to EVAW

    Manage the implementation and management of the EVAW programme

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;

  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;

  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;

  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;

  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

    Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance. Develop and implement technical tools, and initiatives

  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAW programme; respond to any potential problems;

  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

    Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • 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.

    Manage the people and financial resources of the EVAW programme

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;

  • Supervise Programme Associate/Assistant; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;

  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

    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.

    Contribute to inter-agency coordination on EVAW to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide technical support to the Representative and Programme Management Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;

  • 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.

    Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the EVAW;

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to EVAW 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 EVAW.


    Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity.

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism.

    Functional Competencies

  • 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 knowledge of Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

    Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field 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 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;

  • Technical experience in EVAW;

  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;

  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;

  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

  • Fluency in English and Chichewa is required;

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP EVAW Programme Specialist Jobs in Malawi

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