Deadline: 13 July, 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

UN Women is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer, Community Engagement and Social Cash Transfers.

UN Women is the United Nations arm dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.


  • Lead and supervise the implementation of the community engagement and cash transfer initiative
  • Ensure adherence to the targeting, registration, payment, and accountability frameworks and protocols developed for the project
  • Develop the annual work plan of the programme, including the setting of implementation targets/milestones
  • Supervise the implementation of activities, and ensure results are achieved according to schedules and in compliance with the expected standards
  • Supervise project staff, including consultants, and establish clear individual performance objectives, goals, and timelines
  • Provide timely guidance to enable team members to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently
  • Manage project budget, facilitate timely disbursement of funds to the implementing partners
  • Lead the implementation of the project monitoring plan and implement recommendations to improve the efficiency and quality of the interventions
  • Undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation status and take action to address any implementation gaps
  • Organise/participate in project technical review meetings with partners and government counterparts
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of progress reports on the implementation of the activities and achievement of the planned results (outputs and outcomes) of the programme to the donor, and provide technical inputs to UN Women reports
  • Monitor the delivery of programme funds and the submission of implementing partners


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in International Development, Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, or other related fields
  • First-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree
  • Seven years, minimum, of experience in designing and/implementing community engagement, livelihoods/resilience building/recovery programmes
  • Technical experience in gender issues
  • Experienced in analysing policy and strategic planning
  • Experienced in working and building partnerships with governments, donors, and civil society organisations
  • Experienced in working with the UN
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of the other UN official language

To apply and for more information, click here.

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