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GFP Project Coordinator

GFP Project Coordinator


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Location : Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline : 11-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 19h 14m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 03 December 2018 - 30 June 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment : 03 December 2018 - 30 June 2019

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 maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 14 countries with programme presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244).

In Kosovo, UN Women within the framework of the United Nations entities in Kosovo working on police, justice and corrections issues are strengthening their support to Kosovo’s institutions through a joint multi-year programme, with a view to optimizing United Nations’ resources and more broadly to provide more integrated, robust, relevant, and coordinated rule of law support to the authorities of Kosovo.

The overall objective of the joint United Nations strategy in this regard is to: a) strengthen access to and the responsiveness of justice and security institutions; b) build citizen trust in the Kosovo justice system throughout Kosovo; c) promote social cohesion and economic prosperity; and d) integrate the Women, Peace and Security agenda into justice and security efforts. 

The UN system in Kosovo is comprised of UNMIK and the UN Kosovo Team (19 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes). They operate guided by an accountability framework for the UN and its implementing partners in Kosovo, defined in the CDP . This framework is closely aligned to both the emerging global Sustainable Development Goals as well as to the European integration agenda. By focusing its combined resources on strengthening governance and rule of law and promoting higher social inclusion, the UN system in Kosovo seeks to leverage its unique comparative advantages in pursuit of positive, transformative changes that will benefit all Kosovars.

This support is aligned with the priorities already identified by the authorities of Kosovo, including the National Development Strategy (2016-2021) and the Rule of Law Assistance Strategy in Kosovo, 2016-2019 (Justice and Internal Affairs). It is based on the comparative advantages of the United Nations system and complements assistance provided by other international stakeholders.  In accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/1, and in conjunction with existing UN priorities and other policy documents of the United Nations, all assistance to the authorities of Kosovo is based on the principles of local ownership.  Furthermore, this programme builds upon the draft United Nations Strategic Framework (2016-2018) and the 2016 Joint Annual Work Plan of the United Nations Common Development Plan (2016-2020) [1].  

UN Women will contribute to the Joint United Nations Police, Justice and Corrections Support Programe in  Kosovo (GFP)  through its specific program outputs/activities to the joint implementation modality, through strengthening the existing Coordination Mechanisms and referral system at municipal level and establishing new ones, building capacities of Police and Judiciary and  by providing technical assistance on Gender Responsive Budgeting aimed at having clearly indicated and engendered budget lines for addressing Gender Based Violence.  

Explicit linkages to the Global Goal 5 Targets will be made through ensuring the collection and interpretation of sex/age disaggregated data and conducting gender analysis to better inform project design and implementation. The programme will prioritize in particular women’s access to justice services and women’s participation and role (including UN Women is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator) who will be responsible for implementation, monitoring and reporting on UN Women activities in the UN GFP program. The Project Officer will work under the supervision of UN Women Head of Office in Pristina, and work closely with UN task force and UN GFP programme staff. 

[1] The Common Development Plan 2016-2020 is guided by the “Delivering as One” approach aiming to support institutions and communities in reaching their desired progress and to also strengthen the performance of the UN System at the local level. The UNKT is committed to augment its performance by creating additional value through joint programming, more effectiveness through UN common services and greater impact through collective advocacy having the key international and regional human rights instruments and the Sustainable Development Goals at its core.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The GFP Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of UN Women’s Head of Office in Kosovo and in close collaboration with UN GFP Program Staff. 

The GFP Coordinator will: 

  • Assume full responsibility for effectively and efficiently implementation of all UN Women activities under the UN GFP and ensure their timely and successful execution;
  • In close collaboration with UN GFP programme staff provides support for:  establishment, functioning and strengthening of the Coordination mechanisms and referral system at municipal level; municipal annual development planning and budgetary processes;
  • Support capacity building and regular inter-municipal information sharing on gender-responsive budgeting at municipal and central level;
  • Support institutional capacity development of security/police and judicial actors on the Law on Protection Against Domestic Violence and its application in practice at municipal level in close collaboration with the UN GFP Programme staff;
  • Maintain and further develop strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of the program;
  • Support capacity building of civil society on participatory planning, budgeting, and advocacy to address domestic violence;
  • Prepare and maintain work plans and reports on the program progress for UN GFP  and follow and regularly update the project annual work plans and budgets for UN Women; 
  • Maintain close communication and coordination with UN GFP Programme Staff;
  • Continuously inform on relevant policy developments the UN GFP Programme Staff;
  • In close collaboration with the UN GFP programme staff facilitate knowledge and information sharing on  policies, interventions, actions and budgets to address gender based violence in Kosovo (UN SCR 1244), and in particular the availability, accessibility and quality of support services in response to ending GBV and DV;  
  • Participate in consultations and provide information to UN Women ECA Office, as required; 
  • Support the development of the UN Women communications plan for the UN Secretary General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women in Kosovo (UN SCR 1244), 16 days of Activism and other as requested; 

Impact of Results 

  • The key results have an impact on the success of the programme at country level. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation, and programming, monitoring and reporting of activities, progress and achievements, as well as creation of strategic partnerships.

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 

Functional Competencies 

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills 
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Good knowledge of TOR technical area
Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s Degree in law, Management, Social science, development, Gender or related field 
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Min 1 years of work experience in gender, human rights and development, especially in the post-conflict context and in the Western Balkans;
  • Experience in interacting and coordinating high-level government officials and women advocates required.
  • Work experience with the UN System, is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills, computer literacy: Microsoft Windows, proficient use of processing tools such as Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Albanian/Serbian both verbal and written, is required. 
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the "Apply now" button.
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box.
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11).
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (P11, academic qualifications/diploma) should be included as one attachment
  • Without the completed and signed P11, your application may not be considered. The UNDP Personal History Form can be downloaded at this link: http://www.ks.undp.org/content/kosovo/en/home/operations/jobs/
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.