National Programme Officer - Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)

National Programme Officer - Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)

UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Juba, South Sudan

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with other colleagues in the Programme and Operations Unit, the Programme Officer for EVAW shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Program development on Ending Violence against Women with a focus on Sexual Violence in Conflict (gender justice, prevention, response (psychosocial and livelihood support),male champions, addressing impunity, security sector reforms, inter-government collaboration, planning, capacity building etc.);
  • Organizational capacity development of partners (women’s organizations, CSOs, select government institutions) on ending violence against women/sexual violence in conflict;
  • Monitoring and tracking of trends and reported incidences of violence against women/sexual violence in conflict;
  • Ability to conduct periodic policy forums with development partners, women’s organizations and government, on violence against women/sexual violence in conflict;
  • Preparation of relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles to support advocacy;
  • Inter-agency coordination on EVAW/sexual violence in conflict;
  • Focal person for the UN Joint Programme on SGBV;
  • Strengthen the capacities of staff, partners and beneficiaries on PSEA and serve as alternate PSEA Taskforce member;
  • Advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts on EVAW/sexual violence;
  • Any other related tasks assigned to her/him by the supervisor or the Country Office Management.


  • Gender competencies including clarity on gender equality concepts, commitment to work in a gender-sensitive manner; they should be able to demonstrate ability to carry out gender analysis within specific development areas through their work experiences;
  • Good track record in programme/project management;
  • Understanding of Government functioning and systems;
  • Effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Effective coordination and supervisory skills;
  • Team building;
  • Understanding ‘Leave No One Behind’ principle in programming;
  • Leadership and conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work in/sensitivity to a multi-cultural environment;
  • Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet;
  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrates high level of integrity and ethical standards.

Required Skills and Experience:


  • At least Master Degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies, Demography, Public Health or Social Sciences;
  • Additional post-graduate qualifications in programme planning and management provide an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience in programme development and management at national level, preferably experience gained within UN system, NGOs and government;
  • Previous experience in developing, managing and coordinating GBV programme is strongly desired for the assignment;
  • Previous work experience on GBV issues provides added value;
  • Previous and Strong GBV in emergencies programming experience in South Sudan;
  • Familiarity with IASC GBV Guidelines will be an added value;
  • Familiarity with the UN SC 1325;
  • Good understanding of the South Sudan context and the SGBV issues;
  • Good working relationship with women;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Field experience would be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

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