Programme Coordinator, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

City: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Office: UNDP Trinidad and Tobago

Closing date: Friday, 29 November 2019


The position of Programme Coordinator is being recruited by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on Behalf of the Resident Coordinator Office.

The European Union and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices. It will follow a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as ending impunity for VAWG. In line with the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Initiative will follow a human rights-based approach and take into consideration the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and uphold the principle of ‚leaving no one behind.‘

The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change on the ground to end violence against women and girls, in numerous countries globally, including Trinidad and Tobago. The initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.

This position is in line with the spirit of the new generation of Resident Coordinator offices, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, as well as the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative.

Reporting to the Strategic Planner/Team Leader of the Resident Coordinator’s office and working under the technical guidance of UN Women as the technical lead agency for the Trinidad and Tobago initiative, the Programme Coordinator will exercise overall responsibility for planning, implementing, coordinating and reporting on the Spotlight programme. The Programme Coordinator will work closely with the National Steering Committee, the Expanded Theme Group on Gender Equality, HIV and Human Rights, implementing agencies, as well as other stakeholders. The Programme Coordinator will provide overall programme management support, technical guidance and oversight, support the Monitoring and Evaluation specialist in reporting and monitoring, and ensure overall coherence in the implementation of the programme.