Provincial Coordinator cum GESI Expert

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Provincial Coordinator cum GESI Expert-02 Position

Advertised on behalf of : UN WOMEN

Location: (Madhesh and Karnali/Sudurpashchim), NEPAL
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-4
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 03-Oct-2023
Duration of Initial Contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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.

UN Women Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2023-27 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards. The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities as described in Nepal’s Fifteen Plan, its gender equality commitments, the needs of women’s organisations and the UNSDCF 2023-27 with a commitment of leaving no one behind.

The Programme “Empowered Women, Prosperous Nepal (EWPN)” is a four-year joint programme designed and to be implemented by four agencies (UNICEF, UN Women, ILO and UNFPA) with implementation period from 1 January 2023 to 31 October 2026 with the generous funding support from European Union. The project will be implemented in three provinces of Nepal namely Madhesh, Karnali and Sudurpaschim province.

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the full realisation of Nepalese women and girls’ human rights and agency. The project seeks to unlock Nepalese women and girls’ potential through strategic actions targeting the underlying drivers of gender inequality and investment in gender equality accelerators. In realizing the aforementioned objectives, the project will focus on achieving the following outcomes (1) Men and boys, families and communities demonstrate more gender-equitable behaviours and support for positive social and gender norms that promote GEWE, and women and and girls have increased agency and voice. (2) Women, men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, access opportunities to exercise their equal economic, labour and social rights. (3) Institutions deliver gender equality outcomes in all spheres, in line with international and national normative frameworks.

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist, the Provincial Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes for the Country Office in respective provinces, including providing technical and coordination support to the implementation of the projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Programme Specialist- Programme Management and Inclusive Governance (NOC), Provincial Coordinator cum GESI Expert-02 is responsible for;

Programme Management and Coordination

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women supported programmes in the respective Provinces and Municipalities, ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by UN Women and partner organizations;
  • Lead the engagement with provincial and local level implementing partners, ensuring their implementation are aligned with UN Women programme priorities, policies and procedures;
  • Ensure compliances of programme implementation with UN Women corporate programme and operation policies and guidelines, and assesses the implications of any new policies and guidelines on programme delivery, ensuring the integration as relevant;
  • Provide technical guidance to ensure that the programmes are right based, gender responsive and inclusive;
  • Participate in the formulation of the annual work plans, ensure application of result-based management and quality assurance procedures;
    Support programme team to prepare quarterly, annual and donors report as required.

2. Technical support to strengthen gender inclusion at provincial and local level

  • Provide technical assistance to Ministry of Social Development and relevant government line ministries and authorities at provincial and local level for policy initiatives, strategies and plans of actions in the field of gender equality, women’s leadership, gender-based violence, social norms and harmful practices;
  • Strengthen the capacity of provincial and local level institutions and other relevant actors for the delivery of the range of interventions that promote gender equality and empowerment of women in line with UN Women strategic note 2023-27;
  • Ensure quality of trainings activities through supervision and monitoring undertaken jointly with PUNOs , government and partners where feasible;
  • Provide technical and advisory support on GESI to PUNOs under JP EWPN and implementing partners on appropriate approaches to strengthen gender inclusion from intersectional lens;
  • Review provincial and local level work plan in line with agreed joint work plan under JP and consistent with UN Women bi-annual work plan and strategic note 2023-27.

3. Support advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts at provincial and local level

  • Engage with provincial and local level government counterparts to advocate and support the development of evidence-based laws and policies that promote gender equality and empowerment of women;
  • Support UN Women partners to carry out evidence-based policy advocacy for the inclusion gender inclusion in provincial and local level development plans and budget;
  • Work closely with UN Women relevant staff to ensure coherence and coordination across UN Women interventions in different thematic areas at provincial and local level;
  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to gender equality and women’s empowerment at provincial level;
  • Represent UN Women in relevant technical and coordination forum and provide quality technical advice in the area of gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Convene relevant development partners to ensure coherence and coordination among key actors and programmes in the provincial and local level;
  • Ensure regular exchange of information/experience with other projects, cross-learning and sharing results and good practices.

4. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners

  • Provide substantive technical support on gender equality and women’s empowerment to JP partner and other UN agencies at provincial level on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events and participating in groups and committees as needed.
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government department at provincial and local level, donors and NGOs to ensure the JP’s interventions are harmonized and aligned with other actors in the province.

5. Support monitoring and evaluation of project interventions in the province

  • Monitor day to day implementation of work plan through consultations, field visits, ensuring efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Provide logistic and coordination support for the country office and donor mission as and when required
  • Provide technical guidance to ensure that programmes are right based, gender responsive and inclusive
  • Assist in the oversight of surveys, research and evaluations as planned at provincial level
  • Identify success stories and good practices on gender equality and women empowerment

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs into annual work plans and budgets, programme
    strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with work plans and budgets;
  • Timely and accurate tracking of data for the programme teams, CO management and donor purposes;
  • Quality of inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts;
  • Relations with PUNOs, partners and stakeholders;
  • Quality of programme documents, knowledge products, reports and timely submission;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules.


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;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience

Application Procedure (Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without complete documents will not be considered for further assessment). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No Fee:


UN Women has a zero-tolerance against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserve PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

UN Women retain the right to contact referees directly. UN Women is committed to achieving workforce diversity (in term of gender, nationality, minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, Person with Disability etc.) and have a policy to have a gender balance among staff at all levels. Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Request for Disability-related Reasonable Accommodations:

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All applications will be treated with the highest confidentiality.

Application Deadline: 10-Aug-23 (Midnight New York, USA)