Programme Coordinator: Women, Peace and Security

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UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has been created to accelerate up the process of meeting the needs of women and girls across the world. As a part of the UN reform agenda, it brings together resources and mandates which will subsequently have a lasting impact on the whole community.

UN Women in Tajikistan has been working since 2010 to eliminate SGBV, address economic and social needs of women and communities, and to promote women in public participation and in peace and security. Through its Women, Peace and Security (WPS) portfolio, UN women supports the government of Tajikistan in: i) development of policies and normative framework in promotion of 1325 agenda; ii) capacity-building opportunities for government representatives, civil society partners and other experts, iii) promotion of role of women in peacebuilding and mediation, especially those in the border areas, iv) provision of gender-sensitive refugee response and v) working with communities on the ground on addressing and removing discrimination against women in peace and security.

Tajikistan has developed its National Action Plans (NAP) on 1325 for 2014-2018, 2019-2022 and currently in the process of development of its NAP for 2023-2027. Tajikistan’s NAP serves as a state mechanism for consolidated and coordinated actions to implement the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Tajikistan’s most recent NAP for the period 2019-2022 is harmonized and brought in line with the National Development Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2016-2030 and the Mid-term Development Programme of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2016-2020, National Strategy on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism for 2021-2025 and is aligned with the relevant goals, targets and indicators of the nationalized Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 5, SDG 5.5, SDG 5C, SDG 16, SDG 16.3, SDG 16.7). Subsequently, UN Women in Tajikistan supports the Government of Tajikistan through partnership with Committee on Women and Family Affairs (CWFA) in the implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of progress and results.

In addition, UN Women in Tajikistan works with national women’s rights organizations, emerging women-led community-based organization and independent experts in promotion of WPS agenda at national and local levels. This also entails working with civil society partners in provision of gender-sensitive refugee response, addressing harmful social norms, provision of direct support and economic empowerment.

Reporting to UN Women Tajikistan Country Programme Manager, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the WPS portfolio which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio. The Programme Coordinator contributes to the resource mobilization and expanding of the portfolio as well as programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Coordinator supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. The Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women in Tajikistan, Regional Office and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Reporting to UN Women Tajikistan Country Programme Manager, the Portfolio Coordinator will bear full responsibility for overall implementation of the planned activities under UN Women Tajikistan Annual Work Plan for enhancing capacity of partners to deliver efficient services pertinent to the portfolio objectives, support a joint work within Gender Theme Group on overcoming gender stereotypes and promotion of zero tolerance to violence against women and girls and raising public recognition on WHRs and universal commitments to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Portfolio Coordinator will contribute to the effective management of UN Women programme by providing substantive inputs to country programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate the WPS Programme/Portfolios

  • Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/programme document;
  • Liaise with the national counterparts, donors, UN Women and partners to ensure the programme results are achieved and resources are managed;
  • Prepare and present work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports, donor reports and expenditures status reports;
  • Establish systems for programme planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant programme activities, issues, and risks.

2. Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders

  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WPS Programme/Portfolio, raise potential problems and provide solutions;
  • Provide guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, cross-partner learning, and capacity development initiatives.

3. Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the WPS Programme/Portfolios

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds by partners; conduct regular monitoring visits;
  • Write annual and quarterly reports; review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide inputs from WPS programme activities and results to Country Office reporting.

4. Manage financial resources

  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the Programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to partners.

5. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide technical support to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Identify potential programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.

6. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Ensure documentation of the programme implementation process and products produced are in accordance with UN Women guidelines;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Organize major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.



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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Strong budget and finance skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.


  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects;
  • Project management and grant management experience, including the financial, human resources and administration aspects of a project;
  • Strong knowledge of WPS thematic area and previous experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in oral and written English, Tajik and Russian is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;


  • All applications MUST include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from**; **Please group all documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows one document to be uploaded. Other forms of application will not be reviewed.****
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