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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
  • In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda,...
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    Programme Specialist

    Key Performance Indicators

    •  Quality and timely project design and inputs
    •  Quality and timely project delivery in line with budget and workplans
    •  Quality project management through effective donor relation management, financial management and donor reporting
    •  Quality project monitoring and evaluation
    •  Quality technical support to UN Women country office in Rwanda
    •  Quality and timely research, analysis and writing on gender equality and rural women’s livelihoods, rights and resilience
    •  Quality and timely contributions to briefings, knowledge products, publications and other documents related to the JP RWEE
    •  Quality representation, coordination and contributions to intergovernmental/interagency fora


    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

    Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


    •  Substantive knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues in the area of economic empowerment and gender-responsive green/blue economies and food systems;
    •  Demonstrated relevant experience in supporting multi-country programmes;
    •  Demonstrated experience with project budgets and financial reports;
    •  Proven experience to deliver quality and timely donor reports;
    •  Strong oral communication and writing skills, with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing policy and programme documents;
    •  Significant familiarity with intergovernmental and normative processes, i.e., CFS, CSW, UNGA, 2030 Agenda, etc.;
    •  Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks under time constraints by establishing priorities;
    •  Proven ability to produce high quality written work within short timeframes.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education and certification:

    •  Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, gender/women’s studies, environmental, agricultural 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.


    •  At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in supporting programme development and management in the area of gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, sustainable development and gender-responsive green/blue economies.
    •  Experience contributing to monitoring and evaluation of multi-country programmes.
    •  Experience working with United Nations Joint Programmes is an asset
    •  Demonstrated experience in contributing to normative and intergovernmental processes, such as CSW and UNGA.
    •  Experience working within the UN system highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women on to apply

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