Programme Manager - Unstereotype Alliance

United Nations Development Programme, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th May, 2019

Job Description


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.

The Unstereotype Alliance (UA) is a thought and action platform that uses advertising as a force for good to drive positive change. It seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes. The alliance is focused on empowering women in all their diversity (race, class, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language, education, etc.) and addressing harmful masculinities to help create a gender equal world.

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Programme Manager is responsible for the leadership, substantive coordination and overall management of the above programme for results, working together with UN Women Offices in at HQ, Region and Country Offices Region, other UN agencies as well as UA members and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the programme development and management of the UA Programme:

  • Lead the development of the programme, including the design and formulation and consultation;
  • Manage the implementation of the Programme as per the Programme Document;
  • Develop and implement annual workplan, budget and reports;
  • Lead the organization of Programme governance meetings project review and/or evaluation meetings;
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to on building and managing partnerships and member interest;
  • Develop technical UA materials;
  • Recruit new managers and manage membership for value for money.

Oversee the monitoring and reporting of the programme:

  • Ensure that all programming is monitored, reviewed and evaluated, including the proper application of a monitoring system to track progress on program results and indicators;
  • Review and write quarterly reports and donor reports;
  • Manage the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the programme:

  • Monitor the programme budget;
  • Optimize the use of programme resources in compliance with organizational rules;
  • Review and financial reports and ensure regular reporting;
  • Manage and provide guidance to programme staff;
  • Oversee the recruitment process, as necessary.

Establish partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Identify, develop and implement resource mobilization opportunities;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women and donors’ priorities;
  • Establish partnerships, draft agreements and monitor their implementation;
  • Ensure close cooperation with other UN Women teams; develop alliances and working partnerships.

Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to UA;
  • Manage and coordinate across the region and country roll out of the UA programme;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning; disseminate in country, regionally or globally.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • A PRC cleared and Director approved programme;
  • Timely and quality programme results;
  • Partners and other stakeholder provide positive feedback on advisory services;
  • Quality reports and timely submission;
  • Quality monitoring and reporting;
  • Increased awareness of UN Women’s work and impact;
  • Quality knowledge products;
  • Resources mobilized for the programme and for UN Women;
  • UN Women is seen as a leader in the programme’ s thematic area;
  • Increased cooperation and communication between UA and other parts of UN Women;
  • Timely and quality advice and support to other offices.


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;

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of results-based management principles and approaches;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on the for-development results;
  • Outstanding knowledge in thematic area of unstereotype advertising and marketing;
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.

Required Skills and Experience


  • 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.


  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in thematic area;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team.

Languages: Fluency in English s required and in other languages an advantage.


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