UNDP Programme Officer, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Jobs in Ethiopia

UNDP Programme Officer, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Jobs in Ethiopia


  • 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.

  • The Country Programme Division under the leadership of the Deputy Country Representative manages the Programme support to Ethiopia, including Joint Programs. In its work for 2017-2021, UN Women ECO is focusing on four main development result areas:

  • Women supported to lead and participate in decision-making at all levels;

  • Women, especially the poorest and most excluded, are economically empowered and benefit from development;

  • Women and girls live a life free from violence; and

  • Governance and national planning fully reflect accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities. One of the priorities Programme of UN Women ECO is Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG). In this area, UN Women works with key partners from government, civil society and UN organizations in development and humanitarian settings to address legal gaps and strengthen policy frameworks with regard to protecting women survivors of violence and their rights; to expand the provision of legal and protection services to women; and to provide awareness raising initiatives on legal instruments and mechanisms and sexual and gender based violence.

  • Reporting to the Programme Specialist EVAWG, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the ECO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Officer guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

  • The Programme Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;

  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

    Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EVAWG programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;

  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;

  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;

  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;

  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

    Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products

  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAWG programme;

  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

    Provide technical inputs to the
    monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;

  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;

  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

    Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the EVAWG programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;

  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;

    Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;

  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;

  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

    Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on EVAWG to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

    Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to VAWG;

  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;

  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on EVAWG


    Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;

  • Integrity;

  • Professionalism.

    Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;

  • Accountability;

  • Creative Problem Solving;

  • Effective Communication;

  • Inclusive Collaboration;

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Leading by Example.

    Functional Competencies

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;

  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;

  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations

  • Good analytical skills;

  • Good knowledge of violence against women and girls

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

    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 four years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;

  • Experience in ending violence against women and girls is an asset;

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


  • Fluency in oral and written Amharic and English is required;

  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Programme Officer, Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Jobs in Ethiopia

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