Programme Associate
UN Women
UN Women


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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.

Programme Associate

Basic Information

  • No. of Openings 1
  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Expiry date 2022-07-12
  • Skills Administrative

Job Description

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Program Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Provide programme management support to NCO programme inter-vention on gender and disability rights and inclusion

  • Support programme unit to identify areas for support and intervention to advance gen-der and disability inclusion programme in line with UN Women Nepal Country Office Strategy Note and across humanitarian-development continuum
  • Prepare and review programme documents on gender and disability inclusion including terms of reference, partner and donor reports and deliverables.
  • Facilitate and coordinate project implementation on gender and disability inclusion funded by UNPRPD.
  • Provide technical assistance for developing and updating project briefs and fact-sheet on disability inclusion and rights.
  • Maintain the repository of programme/project related documents on disability inclusion and rights.
  • Provide technical inputs from disability lens to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of financial and narrative reports from partners working on disability inclusion;
  • Facilitate administrative, logistic and documentation support for partner meetings and stakeholder consultations on disability inclusion.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support to strengthen disability inclusion component in the ongoing programme activities under inclusive governance and Women’s eco-nomic empowerment.
  • Support programme officer to identify opportunities for capacity building of partners on disability rights and inclusion and facilitate technical/ programming support, trainings and advocacy support to partners, as needed.

Provide technical inputs to strengthen internal documents and processes of UN Women from disability lens

  • Review internal documents of UN Women such as strategic note, diversity strategy , programme strategies and processes from disability lens and provide technical inputs to strengthen disability components and accessibility.
  • Design and organize learning sessions on disability inclusion and rights for UN Wom-en NCO personnel to promote disability inclusive organizational culture.
  • Develop knowledge products on disability rights and inclusion to inform UN Women in-ternal process and programming.

Provide technical and substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization, as and when required.

  • Support programme unit with technical and substantive inputs to resource mobilization for gender and disability inclusive work; analyze and maintain information and data-bases of funding partners/donors on gender and disability inclusion;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, brief-ing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated, in particular on gender and disability inclusion
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings on disability inclusion, LNOB-GESI working group and joint programming working group.

Eligibility criteria
Age: 27 – 80

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity.

Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities.

Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question of whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to

Job Specification


  • Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Donor priorities – .


Required experience

3 years of experience in development and humanitarian work. Prior work experience on gender equality, inclusive governance would be an added value.

  • Demonstrated experience working with and building partnerships with donors and civil society, government counterparts at federal and sub-national level.
  • Working experience with UN Women, other United Nations agencies or Development Organi-sation is an asset.

Area(s) of expertise

Social work, Development programmes

Driving license –


  • Nepalese, Level: Fluent, Required
  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in education/humanity, development studies, social work, gender studies or other relevant field.

Competencies and values

  • Accountability,
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Judgement and Decision-making
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Management
  • Technological Awareness
  • Working in Teams

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Security situation is normal in Kathmandu. COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact on the country; while the vaccine is being rolled-out to specific population group, it will take some time to cover all population. Suggested to avoid large gatherings and to maintain social distancing, wearing of masks and frequent hand washing to practice. Living conditions, accommodation, transportation and basic amenities are good.
UN House in Nepal is disability friendly working place, marked with Brail signs in rest rooms, separately marked vehicle parking space, use of rubber tactile, standard curb ramps placed at various places of the pathways. The UN Volunteer will be based in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Nepal is a country rich in its culture and nature.


The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.[Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2]

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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