Fixed Term Appointment

Re-Advertisement: Programme Specialist, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

13 June 2021

Mongolia CO

Job title: Programme Specialist, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Level: NO-C
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 13 June 2021, 5:00 pm, Ulaanbaatar time
Duty Station: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Duration: One year with possible extension subject to performance

Call to Action

  • Are you passionate about ensuring reproductive rights and helping people during times of crisis?
  • Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and are a talented project manager who continuously strives to improve business processes? 
  • Are you a team player capable of working with colleagues of widely diverse backgrounds?

If so, this might be the job for you.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment with a particular focus on gender based violence (GBV). You will manage Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Component (GEWE) of the Country Programme in a middle income context.
You lead gender the equality and women’s empowerment programme formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives, ensure mainstreaming of gender concerns throughout all the programme components and provides advisory for national development frameworks.
You lead strengthening strategic partnerships in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment for UNFPA’s mandate and programme delivery through proactive engagement, policy advocacy, resource mobilization and effective communication. You also work with the programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.
In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the Programme Specialist plays a leadership role for the formulation and design of the GEWE component of the country programme and its associated projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.

You lead achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and implemented.

Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced degree in Gender Studies, Public health, Demography, or any other Social Sciences

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum five years of progressively relevant professional experience in the field of gender equality and women’s rights, with responsibility for design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Establishing effective relationships among international organizations and national counterparts, including civil society organizations
  • Specialized knowledge and proven experience in preventing and responding to gender based violence is essential
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset
  • Minimum two years of experience in gender based violence
  • An experience in programme/ project management is required          

Fluency both English and Mongolia is required.


If the above job opening sounds interesting to you, we suggest you view the detailed Job Description at the below weblink to learn more about our expectations before applying.

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Apply by clicking at the below link:

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Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
Post is advertised for Mongolian nationals only.

UNFPA Mongolia Country Office
UN House, UN Street 14, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14201
Tel: 976-11-353503, extension 3314, Fax: 976-11-353502