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 Programme Assistant - SA SRO EVAW (End Violence Against Women)
 United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

 Location: New Delhi , India
 Last Date: September 14, 2011



UNWOMEN /SC/2011/011

                                                                         Date of Issue:  1st September 2011

                                                                  Closing Date:   14th September 2011

 I. Position Information

 Job Code Title           :         Programme Assistant  - SA SRO EVAW (End Violence  Against  Women) 

Organization                :           United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the

                                               Empowerment of  Women  (UN WOMEN)

Classified Grade       :           SB- 3/Peg - 2 

Direct supervisor      :           Program Officer – SA SRO EVAW Unit

Duty Station              :           New Delhi , India

Type of Contract       :           Service Contract

No. of positions        :           One

Duration                     :          One Year (Renewable)



This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, to promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are based on merit.  



II. Organizational Context



UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.


All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. Five focus areas include violence against women, economic empowerment, leadership and participation, peace and security and national planning and budgeting


UN Women’s South Asia Sub-Regional Office, (UN WOMEN SA SRO) based in New Delhi, India, covers eight countries of the region, i.e., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  

Under the overall supervision of the UN WOMEN SA SRO EVAW Unit Head and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Programme Officer – SA SRO EVAW Unit, the Programme Assistant will undertake the following key tasks and other responsibilities as may be assigned.


 III. Functions / Key Results Expected


 Summary of Key Functions: 

*  Support to formulation of programme strategies and the UN WOMEN Strategic Plan for UN WOMEN South Asia

*  Support to management of the UN WOMEN SA SRO EVAW Unit

*  Administrative support to the SA SRO EVAW  Unit

*  Support to resource mobilization

*  Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing


1.     Supports formulation of programme strategies and the UN WOMEN Strategic Plan focusing on achievement of the following results: 

Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation. 

*   Prepare background papers on information needed by the project to enable effective implementation. This will require desk research and other secondary research as and when needed.

*   Support the project team with report preparation and documentation as and when needed


 2.     Provides effective support to management of the SA SRO EVAW Unit focusing on the achievement of the following results: 

*   Liaise and backstop project partners and functionaries on programme activities

*   Creation of projects in Atlas, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.

*   Presentation of information for audit of UN WOMEN projects.


3.     Provides administrative support to the SA SRO EVAW Unit focusing on achievement of  the following  results: 

*   Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system including timely corrective actions on un-posted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.

*   Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas, generate regular expenditure reports from ATLAS


4.      Supports resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results: 

*   Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas. 


5.     Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results: 

*   Appropriate meetings, workshops, dialogues, etc. as part of the project activities

*   Periodic reporting on ongoing activities

*   Maintain all records relating to the project and related programmes in a user friendly manner

*   Organise /arrange meetings with government departments and NGO partners as and when needed.

*   Develop a pool of contemporary literature on related subjects for reference and use by the project team.

*   Participation in the trainings and meetings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.

*   Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


       6.    Any other task assigned by the SA SRO EVAW Unit.


 IV. Impact of Results



The key results have an impact on the overall performance of the SA SRO EVAW Unit and success in implementation of programme strategies.  Accurate analysis, data entry and presentation of information ensure proper programme implementation of the UN WOMEN programmes in the South Asia Region.


 V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors 



Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates commitment to UN WOMEN’s mission, vision and values.

*  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:


Knowledge Management and Learning

*  Shares knowledge and experience

Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills


Development and Operational Effectiveness

Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting.

*  Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems

Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit


Leadership and Self-Management

Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities


 VI. Recruitment Qualifications





University degree in social sciences, women’s human rights, international studies, law or any other related discipline.





5 years of progressively responsible programmatic and administrative experience is required at the national or international level. Knowledge of UN rules and regulations and working experience with UN agencies will be an asset but is not mandatory. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.



Language Requirements:


Fluency in English and working knowledge of the language of the duty station.



 Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History Form - P 11” and the latest CV.  

Application to this vacancy should be sent to .  Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the Subject of the E-mail.  Applications without the Vacancy Number or with the incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted. 

NOTE : Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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