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.
Building on over fifteen years of experience in the area of women, peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice, UN Women has been working to ensure the implementation of the UN Framework on Women Peace and Security firmly based on the empowerment of women to effectively engage and benefit and of national institutions to meet their obligations.
Working with relevant partners including the Government, Civil Society Organizations, development partners and UN agencies, the UN Country Office in Mozambique seeks to translate the global strategy in the area of Governance, Peace, Security, Recovery and Humanitarian Action into effective context-specific programmes and results. Accordingly, UN Women Mozambique has supported the Government of Mozambique in developing a National Plan on Women, Peace and Security and, is expanding its efforts in contributing to its implementation. The Programme Officer will play a key role towards this objective.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and a close supervision of the Programme Specialist, the National Programme Officer will lead the implementation of interventions in the area of Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action.
Provision of technical inputs, review and analysis of reports and other relevant materials on Women, Peace and Security to UN Women HQ and/or Regional Office, Governments institutions and donors..Programme management in accordance with UN Women’s Programme and Operation Manual.
Perform substantive and financial monitoring of assigned projects, identifying issues, proposing and implementing agreed upon mitigating strategies
Strategic partnerships with the government, donor and civil society organizations:
Contribute to the development of partnerships and close collaborations with Government institutions, (Women´s) Civil Society Organizations, donors and other stakeholders working on relevant aspects of the programmes, to ensure strategic partnerships and strengthened coordination;
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Treats all people fairly without favouritism Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Management and Leadership:
Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external actors and to cultivate productive relationships with donors and partners
Advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in Development Studies, International Relations, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Social Sciences, or a related field
Written and oral proficiency in English and Portuguese is required.