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Programme Assistant (African Women Leaders Network)

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  • Post Date: July 18, 2020
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Job Overview

Host Entity: UNWomen
Country: Zimbabwe
Duty Station: Harare (ZWE)
Language Skills: English, Shona, Sindebele
Start Date: 03 August 2020
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: 21 July 2020

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment.
  • Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Specialist for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership and the direct supervision of the Programme Assistant for Gender, Peace and Security, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Provides effective support to the implementation of the Project focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Support the implementation of the Annual Workplan;
  • Support the development of quarterly reports on programme activities;
  • Support the development of content for quarterly newsletters;
  • Assist with updating social media profiles;

Provides administrative support to the Project focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Creation of requisitions in Atlas for all travel and procurement planned under the project and within the rules and regulations of the procurement guidelines;
  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials;
  • Assist in the organization of and writing minutes of meetings;
  • Assist in the development of materials for meetings, presentations and work
  • Compiles, analyses, summarizes data pertaining to the project, maintains records, documents and training plans for the monitoring of project implementation;
  • Performs other tasks as required

Provide data information and knowledge management support

  • Assist in the design, development and management of UN Women programme management tracking and monitoring systems as it is related to African Women Leaders Network (AWLN);
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate information and documentation to track/support the AWLN delivery;
  • Support the preparation of inputs to reports and provide data as needed;
  • Support the review of documents and identify best practices and challenges related to programme management;
  • Review and check substantive materials for accuracy as requested.


Required degree level:

  • Master degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

  • A qualification in Social science, or political science, or peace studies, or international affairs, or law, or gender/women studies and or human rights or other related qualification is required.

Required experience:

  • 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least 2 years working experience in gender and women’s issues programming;
  • Previous experience in leadership development and movement building are assets;
  • Knowledge and experience in using social media and Microsoft Office programmes;
  • Proficiency in Shona and or Ndebele considered an Asset.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Shona(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
  • Sindebele(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

  • Gender equality and the advancement of women, Human rights, Governance and decentralization

Area of expertise details:

  • Knowledge and experience in using social media and Microsoft Office programmes;

Driving license:

  • No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 21 July 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOther
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience1-3 Years
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