Programme Officer

United Nations Development Programme

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reporting to the Programme Specialist EVAWG, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the ECO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  The Programme Officer guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.  The Programme Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.      

Duties and Responsibilities


Contribute technically to the development of Programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EVAWG programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Contribute to implementation of programme activities
  • Contribute coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners on survivor centered comprehensive programme

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities with particular focus on the provision of survivor centered comprehensive programme; Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to ensure UN Women’s meaningful contribution in the overall effort to make services comprehensive and survivor centered
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of Implementing Partners (IPs), service providing institution, the government and others in providing quality coordinated and accessible essential services to women and girls’ survivors of violence in accordance with global standards and guidelines
  • Support the Ethiopian Network of Women Shelters member organizations to effectively coordinate and provide comprehensive quality services for survivors of violence

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
  • Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on EVAWG to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
  • Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to VAWG;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on EVAWG.

Key performance Indicator 

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme development.
  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality technical assistance;
  • Quality and timely  inputs to reporting;
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, 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.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage


  • At least five years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in ending violence against women and girls is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, service providers and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written Amharic and English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.