UNFPA Programme Analyst, Joint Programme, Gender & Human Rights Jobs in Uganda

UNFPA Programme Analyst, Joint Programme, Gender & Human Rights Jobs in Uganda

The Position

  • The Programme Analyst, Joint Programme, Gender and Human Rights will support Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to lead on coordination and accountability for delivery of programme results for the 8th GOU/UNFPA Programme outputs four and five: Adolescents and Young People SRHR and Gender, Human Rights, GBV and Harmful Practices respectively; UN Joint Programmes on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), End Child Marriage (ECM) and GBV integrating sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV; and UN/EU Spotlight Initiatives on Violence Against Women and Girls.

    How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and other harmful practices.

  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, UNFPA needs principled and ethical staff, who embody the international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

    Job Purpose:

  • To substantively contribute to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of sexual reproductive health and rights, gender equality, gender based violence (GBV) and related thematic interventions, including mainstreaming human rights and women empowerment. She works with other teams to ensure accountability for human rights and gender equality in the country office programmes and organizational effectiveness outputs and Ministry across the implementing partners.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • You would be responsible for

    Technical and Programmatic Support

  • Provides technical and programmatic support to Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and its grantees to coordinate, plan and implement gender, human rights, GBV and harmful practices programs.

  • She contributes substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its gender equality & human rights component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.

  • She ensures quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems

  • Contributes to strengthening operationalization of the GBV coordination structures at national and sub-national levels ensuring functionality of the multi-sectorial GBV coordination structures at all levels.

  • The NPPP- Gender and Rights will contribute to effective coordination, advocacy and accountability of the gender, human rights and GBV with integrated SRHR programmes including the UNFPA/UNWomen Joint programme on GBV, UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM, UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on EMC, UN Joint Programme on HIV/AIDs and UN/EU Spotlight Initiative.

  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR, gender equality and women’s empowerment issues) and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.

  • Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination and development frameworks. She contributes substantially to national and development partners’ coordination mechanisms in line with new aid environment and the UN Reform.

  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging sexual
    reproductive health and rights, GBV, gender equality and women empowerment issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and on-going experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies

  • Supervises and coordinates the timely planning, implementation, review and management of projects to Implementing Partners for which he she has been assigned, including programmes directly and nationally executed for all funding resources of the Country Office

    Coordination, Monitoring and Accountability

  • The NPPP- Gender and Human Rights will work with the Programme Component Manager of the 8th GOU/UNFPA Country Programme to coordinate and monitor programme expenditures across the different directorates, departments and units: social protection, youth, culture, disability, and gender and community development.

  • She will support the Ministry’s reporting and accountability role on programme and project progress in terms of mainstreaming human rights and gender equality to advance achievement of sexual reproductive health outcomes and advancement of ICPD agenda.

  • The NPPP will monitor resources utilization and support MGLSD’s implementation; reporting and accountability for programme results and resources’, ensuring that delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.

  • Provides technical backstopping to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of programme implementation across the different departments and units; social protection, youth, culture, disability, and Gender and community development at MGLSD.

  • She provides technical assistance to the Ministry to develop and implement audit action plans, conduct routine monitoring of the implementation of the audit action plans and submit evidence of compliance.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced degree in health, gender, human rights, demography, development, law and/or other related social science field.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years of professional experience, Professional experience in project management of development programmes required. Significant work experience in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is preferred. Specialized knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated SRHR/GBV/HIV approaches will be desired.

  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage.


  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

    Required Competencies


    • Exemplifying integrity

    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

    • Embracing diversity in all its forms

    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies:

    • Achieving Results

    • Being Accountable

    • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen

    • Thinking analytically and Strategically

    • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships

    • Communicating for Impact

    Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda

  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships

  • Delivering results-based programmes

  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNFPA Programme Analyst, Joint Programme, Gender & Human Rights Jobs in Uganda

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