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Programme Coordinator (SC contract SB4)

Rabat (Morocco)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Rabat (Morocco)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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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.

  1. In a joint effort to support government and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the pandemic and during the recovery phase, UN Women and ILO developed the Global Joint Programme “Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy.” The Joint Programme will be implemented both at the global and country levels. Morocco is one of the countries selected, where the activities will be implemented by UN Women Morocco Office and the ILO Morocco Office. The project will focus on three key outcomes:  Creating the political consensus for the adoption of macro-level economic policy drivers that support gender-equitable inclusive growth and better jobs for women, through evidence-based policy analysis and advocacy, technical advice and capacity building.
  2. Adopting sectoral and industrial policies that tackle occupational and sectoral segregation and enhance women’s access to decent employment opportunities, through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.
  3. Ensuring that investments in care service provision – in health, including long-term care, and in education, including early childhood education – are costed, financed and implemented through policy advice, capacity development and technical support.

Employability and economic empowerment of women is one of the key objectives of the programme, as well as gender mainstreaming in government sectorial budgets and policies. As such, the Joint Programme fits in national efforts toward embedding gender in fiscal policies through Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB). Morocco has been implementing GRB with the support of UN Women since the early 2000 and has institutionalized gender mainstreaming in the annual budget programming process through its organic law on public finance. The tools produced will strengthen the capacities of national partners and enable them to intensify their gender responsive budgetary approach as well as widen the scope of the GRB approach by leading a national discussion about the role of fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies in achieving gender equality.


The Joint Programme approach fits in the national gender strategy, the ICRAM II (2017-2021), which aims to achieve equality between women and men and eliminate violations of women’s and girls’ rights in accordance with the Constitution of 2011 and Morocco's international commitments, through the involvement of all public actors, and the coordination and rigorous monitoring of policies and programs in favor of equality. Furthermore, it is aligned with the Integrated National Programme for the Economic Empowerment of Women (Maroc-Attamkine) that was finalized and adopted in 2020. Maroc-Attamkine was designed as an integrated framework based on a joint and concerted vision in terms of policy and intersectoral coordination. The tools produced by the Joint Programme will also feed the implementation of the national initiatives in favor of employment and economic empowerment of women.


Finally, the implementation of the Joint Programme will complement the implementation of current legislation (Family Code reformed in 2004, Nationality Code in 2007, Constitution of 2011, etc.) and the ongoing legislative reforms (forthcoming reform of the Penal Code) in favor of equality and empowerment of women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative, reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of UN Women’s activities in the framework of the Joint Programme “Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy in Morocco”, and, working closely with the Programme Associate, he/she is responsible for  monitoring and reporting on the overall implementation of the JP in Morocco jointly with ILO, ensuring high quality, efficiency, timeliness and consistency in the achievement of all its objectives.

The Programme Coordinator will also report to the UN Women JP Programme Global Coordinator and work closely with the Economic Empowerment Regional Policy Specialist.

The Programme coordinator will work closely with UN Women’s operations and programme team and ILO’s JP Technical Officer for Coordination and Oversight, as well as government counterparts, advisors and technical experts, representatives of academia and civil society involved in the activities established in the workplan.

  1. Technically contribute to the development of strategies related to the implementation of the Joint Programme (JP) in Morocco :
  • Support the analysis and research of Morocco’s political, social and economic situation to identify opportunities and partners to advance in the JP’s strategic planning and implementation in the country.
  • Identify key partners and organize inception workshops to engage them in the programme and generate inputs to finalize country level workplan.
  • Develop and lead an advocacy, knowledge building/management and communication strategy of the JP at country level jointly with ILO.
  • Develop and implement partnerships and a resource mobilization strategy to build and sustain the impact of the JP in Morocco in coordination with ILO.
  • Participate in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to the JP.


  1. Coordinate with ILO’s Technical Officer for Coordination and Oversight of the JP to ensure coherence and alignment of the planned activities:
  • Maintain a permanent dialogue with ILO’s office in Morocco to ensure coherence and alignment of the planned activities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of joint activities (Outcome 1), convening regular meetings with ILO and other strategic actors and ensuring coherence with other national efforts toward gender-equitable inclusive growth.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of Outcome 2 activities, ensuring coherence of the JP activities with other governmental and UN efforts related to the JP priorities.
  • Articulating strategies with related interagency initiatives.
  • Coordinate the evaluation, monitoring, and reporting of the JP’s activities, products, and results in Morocco.


  1. Ensure high quality and timely implementation of UN Women’s activities under the JP’s Outcomes 1 and 3:
  • Lead the implementation and delivery of the JP’s components under UN Women’s responsibility in close coordination with ILO.
  • Elaborate terms of reference (ToRs) and participate in the selection processes of consultants and other needed services. Monitor its implementation ensuring high quality and timely delivery of products and services.
  • Oversee operational processes for a timely execution of activities, according to UN Women’s rules and procedures.
  • Coordinate national conferences and dialogues, as well as south-south expert group meetings to share experiences and best practices.
  • Maintain a close relationship and articulation with national and provincial strategic partners to support the JP’s implementation, coherence, and expansion.
  • Monitor budget’s implementation and make budget adjustments/revisions, as necessary.


  1. Respond to the donor and UN Women’s requirements and requests on issues related to the implementation of the JP in Morocco:
  • Properly and timely respond to UN Women’s internal monitoring and reporting processes.
  • Properly and timely respond to donor’s monitoring and reporting processes ensuring timely inputs from the JP implementation in Morocco in close coordination with ILO.
  • Prepare country periodic narrative and financial progress reports.
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant programme activities, issues, risks and risk mitigation plans.
  • Maintain updated records of information, monitor indicators linked to JP’s activities and identify secondary sources of information.
  • Participate, when required, in global meetings with JP’s global focal points, as well as with the donor.


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

  • Ability to support design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches.
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote. partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies.
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge in gender equality, sports, policies and environment.

Required Skills and Experience


Education and certification:



  • At least 5 years of work experience in programme design, monitoring and/or evaluation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in programme management and/or coordination.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and work experience in gender mainstreaming, promotion of gender equality and women's rights.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and/or work experience in gender and economic policies, care and/or social security policies.
  • Experience working in entities, international bodies, the United Nations system or similar.


Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, French is required.
  • Arabic is an asset.


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