United Nations Population Fund Gender & Youth Empowerment Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Population Fund Gender & Youth Empowerment Coordinator Jobs in South Sudan

Purpose of Consultancy:

South Sudan has made some progress, albeit slow, in improving the health of women, newborns, Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and direct supervision of Minister Gender, Child and Social Welfare and Gender Specialist UNFPA, the Gender and Youth Empowerment Coordinator substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of prevention and response to Gender and Youth equality in South Sudan.

Gender and Youth Empowerment Coordinator will get a technical guidance from Gender Specialist, Youth Programme Officer, M&E Programme Specialist, Communication Specialist and other UNFPA Programme staff. S/he is expected to analyze and assess relevant technical, political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs and feedback to the Office of the Minister MoGCSW and UNFPA Country Office.

This includes the implementation and monitoring of relevant commitments such ICPD25 and relevant strategic activities related to Gender and Social Welfare in the Office of the MoGCSW. The Gender and Youth Empowerment Coordinator also liaises and coordinates with the other line ministries and linking them to the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare for the effective operationalization of the portfolio of MoGCSW.

Scope of Work

  • Provide technical and logistic support to the Office of the Minister Gender, Child and Social Welfare in coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of MoGCSW programme activities and during humanitarian response and work closely with relevant programme officers.

  • Coordinate UNFPA support to the Office of the Minister MoGCSW in the implementation of the gender and social inclusion programmes;

  • Guides and works together with officers of implementing partners assigned to the UNFPA programme and ensure implementation of interventions as envisaged in the work plan.

  • Liaise with MoGCSW and UNFPA Country Office to ensure timely submission of high-quality results-oriented work-plans and budgets, quarterly work plan progress reports and other relevant documents, processing of project funds and effective implementation of the project activities.

  • Facilitate and ensure regular monitoring, supervision and continuous internal evaluation of project activities with the Minister MoGCSW and UNFPA.

  • Participate in the formulation of various programme documents for the youth, gender and social inclusion programme.

  • Collaborate and facilitate networking with other institutions and organizations in the sharing of experiences and lessons learned.

  • Liaise with the technical focal points of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and Ministry of Youth and Sports and Ministry of Health, Ministry of General Education and Office of the Vice
    President for the effective implementation of the planned actions.

  • Develop an updated database of actors involved in Gender and Youth cluster programming.

  • Monitor and report on status of strategic issue on youth, gender and social inclusion.

  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing, and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNFPA rules and regulations. Accordingly, organize monthly and quarterly work planning and progress reviews.

  • Participate in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office.

  • Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends in gender and social inclusion issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.

  • Contribute the development of communication materials and their distribution through various communication means, including social media.

  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the MoGCSW.

    Expected Deliverables

  • The Gender and Youth Empowerment Coordinator establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with UNFPA and the MOGCSW

  • Internal contacts include the GBV Specialist, GBV Analyst, the CO’s Programme/Technical team, and the Operations team.

  • External contacts include other UN agencies in the Hub catchment area, and counterparts as well as partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts, etc.

    Required Expertise, Qualifications, and Competencies, Including Language Requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in gender, health and/or related social science field and other related fields. in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management, or other related fields.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in the relevant field preferably in gender and social inclusion programme/project management in the public, development, or humanitarian sector


  • Fluent in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

    How to Apply

    Please send your application and a short letter of motivation with "Gender and Youth Empowerment Coordinator" in the subject to UNFPA South Sudan email, ssco.vacancies@unfpa.org before close of business (COB) on 21st March 2023

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