Project Officer

United Nations Development Programme

Skopje, North Macedonia

The project includes activities focused on enhancing the institutionalization of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) at central and local level as well as supporting CSOs to advocate and seek accountability for gender equality commitments.   

The UN Women Office in North Macedonia is seeking to hire a Project Officer to provide support with the implementation of the project and to contribute to achieving its intended results. Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst and overall direction and guidance by the Head of Office, the Project Officer will be responsible to implement activities in line with the project work plan and expected results, monitor closely the results against project performance indicators, provide technical guidance and oversee the work of experts and responsible parties.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Support with project implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Support with office coordination activities
  • Other/administrative support

Project Implementation:

  • Support the implementation of the project’s activities in accordance with the annual work plan and towards achieving the project outcomes and outputs;
  • 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 municipalities implementing Gender Responsive budgeting initiatives;
  • Provide guidance and support to UN Women implementing partners/responsible parties, carrying specific interventions within the project;
  • Draft activity updates and inputs to project progress reports;
  • Provide inputs to the development of annual donor reports;     
  • Support project related events, including trainings organized by project partners and facilitate the organization of events directly organized by UN Women.

Monitoring and evaluation:

  • Monitor regularly project activities implementation by conducting field visits and maintaining close communication with project partners, project consultants and institutional contractors;
  • Contribute to the preparation and consolidation of quarterly/semi-annual progress reports and financial reports;
  • Keep records and file all documents related to planning and implementation of the project in line with the office filing system;
  • Provide technical support and guidance in the field of Gender Mainstreaming and GRB to partners and institutions involved in the project;
  • Provide inputs for UN Women annual results reporting and UNCT/UNSDCF annual reports.

Support with office coordination activities:

  • Ensure continuous collaboration and coordination with the Programme Analyst/Project Manager and the project team on implementation of the activities at country level;
  • Contribute to organization of regional events and initiatives organized in the frames of the UN Women Regional programme on Gender

Responsive Budgeting:

  • Contribute to synthesizing and documenting project related practices and lessons learned;
  • Ensure continuous coordination, guidance and supervision with project experts/consultants;
  • Participate in meetings of the UN Outcome Groups and provide inputs to preparation of background documents and joint reports;
  • Support UN Women team in the organization of key advocacy/awareness raising events, in close cooperation with the communications and knowledge management specialist;

Other/administrative support:

  • Provide input to various tasks such as workshops, research, analyses and publications;
  • Support the office team in the organization of events, workshops, trainings;
  • Support with filing system in the office and ensure documentation as per UN Women rules and guidelines;
  • Support with the organization of the office library.

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.


  • At least 1 year of experience in implementing projects/programmes, including coordination, monitoring and evaluation and donor reporting, in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience in the field of gender responsive governance, particularly gender responsive budgeting, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in organizing conferences, high-level events and trainings, would be considered an asset;
  • Experience in working with international organizations and/or the UN is an asset.

Language Requirements:    

  • Fluency in English and Macedonian is required.