Project Officer - Rapariga Biz Programme (WEE) - Nampula, MOZAMBIQUE

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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. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality at global, national, regional, and sub-national levels.

In Mozambique, UN Women’s work encompasses interventions in the areas of women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girl’s women and young women economic empowerment, gender responsive governance, planning and budgeting, and women’s participation and women peace and security. The work takes place at central, provincial and district level.

In Mozambique, UN Women works on several fronts towards ending violence against women and girls to tackle its main root and enhance prevention and response and the feminization of HIV&AIDS. Initiatives range from working to contribute to strengthen of legal, policy and institutional frameworks as well as planning in line with CEDAW and other relevant international standards related to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Efforts are multiplied through advocacy campaigns such as the UNiTE and HeforShe to fast track the transformation of socio-cultural norms which are behind the gender-based discrimination against women and girls and promote a society of fairness and justice for all.

Through technical assistance, capacity building and advocacy, UN Women assists a wide range of national partners and other development stakeholders including the Government, Civil Society Organizations, development partners and UN agencies to contributed to translate the global commitments in into effective context-specific programmes to achieve tangible and long-lasting results as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Programme Officer will play a key role towards this objective.

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Programme Officer will lead the implementation of interventions in the area ending violence against women and girls, HIV&AIDS and young 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.

UN Women is responsible for the economic empowerment component of the Sweden funded UN Joint Programme on Young Women and Girls sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mozambique. The economic empowerment component is meant to promote young women and girls’ access to sustainable and gender transformative economic empowerment opportunities which include access to information, training and mentorship. The activities are implemented in 4 districts, namely Nampula City, Rapale, Nacala and Ilha de Moçambique entailing information and professional orientation, gender transformative leadership training for mentors, vocational and professional training for mentors and girls, mentorship, and business coaching.

Under the overall guidance of the of the programme specialist and direct supervision of the programme officer on EVAW, HIV and Young Women’s Empowerment, the project officer will lead the implementation of the project activities ensuring timely attainment of quality results.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Lead project implementation
  • Monitoring and knowledge management
  • Support with office coordination activities
  • Other/administrative support

Lead Project Implementation

  • Ensures timely and effective implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the annual work plan and towards achieving the project outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensures regular follow up with national experts/consultants and civil society groups/think tanks involved in the implementation of project activities, including revision of their deliverables and results.
  • Maintaining regular communication and extend technical support to economic empowerment initiatives conducted by girls and young women.
  • Provide guidance and support to UN Women implementing partners/responsible parties, carrying specific activities within the project.
  • Serve as UN Women focal person in the province;
  • Give inputs to quarterly progress reports and contribute to the drafting of Annual and final project report.

Monitoring and Knowledge Management

  • Conducts systematic monitoring and reporting on project implementation.
  • Contribute to the preparation and consolidation of quarterly progress and financial reports.
  • Maintains close communication with project beneficiaries, consultants, IPs and institutional contractors.
  • Contributes to synthesizing and documenting project activities, success stories and lessons learned.
  • Contributes to and participate in the mid-term review and evaluation in collaboration with participating UN agencies and local partners.

Support coordination activities

  • Coordinates with the Programme Officer and Programme Specialist on implementation of the country component of the economic empowerment for girls and young women.
  • Ensure continuous coordination with all project parties and partners involved in project implementation.
  • Participate at the meetings of the UN Result group on gender equality and prepare minutes, including preparation of background documents for the meetings.
  • Organizes key advocacy/awareness raising events in coordination with relevant colleagues at the CO.



  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.


  • Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights.
  • Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches.
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies.
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in gender mainstreaming is an asset.
  • Experience in working and collaborating with governments.
  • Initiative and strong leadership skills
  • Result and client-orientations
  • Willingness to travel as appropriate.

Required Skills and Experience


Honours Degree in Economics, Gender and Human Rights related disciplines, Social Sciences, or related field.


- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level

with development programmes and projects.

- Relevant experience working on gender related issues such as EVAW,

economic empowerment or similar

- Experience of working with multiple stakeholders from government and other.

- Development actors preferably on issues related to gender equality and women’s

empowerment. Working Experience with the UN an asset

-Solid understanding of results-based management approaches

-Knowledge of policy frameworks related to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Language Requirements:

Portuguese and English (written and spoken) is required.

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