Project Officer

  • Added Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021

The position of Project Officerย  is in direct support of UNDPโ€™s joint project with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWCA) titled โ€œ Empowering Women in Azerbaijan for Social and Economic Participationโ€, implemented with funding from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland represented by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (โ€œFCDOโ€).

The projectโ€™s goal is through building capacities of women, creating more equal opportunities and strengthening the enabling environment, the project reinforces especially the recovery and relief pillar of Women, Peace and Security, where conflict affected women become agents of change to participate in the economic and social lives of their communities after the recent Karabakh conflict. As a platform for change, the Women Resource Centers (WRCs) will be utilised to advance gender equality in these communities with women and for women. Increasing financial literacy of women and endorsing them for social change through tailored capacity building is complemented with strong formal and informal support networks. Ultimately the project aims to achieve economic security of conflict affected women so they are better prepared for external shocks of conflict and crises.

The project will aim to ensure that:

Outcome 1. Vulnerable women are empowered with skills and have access to services and information to improve livelihoods and deliver community-level benefits sustainably, by cooperating as part of the network of WRCs;

Outcome 2. Stakeholders at national and local levels are supportive of WRC models and take actions to strengthen vulnerable womenโ€™s economic and social inclusion through targeted interventions informed by stakeholder analysis produced by the project.

The Project Officer will work in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, Communications teams of UNDP in the organization for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme /project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems. The Project Officer will provide essential support to the Project Manager in day-to-day project management and achievement of the project milestones.



Core competencies


Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)


Ability to get things done

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

Functional competencies

Corporate Competencies:


  • Demonstrate commitment to UNโ€™s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;


Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.


Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Proven ability to problem-solve, and think creatively to develop and implement smart business solutions in a challenging socio-economic environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is required to obtain, evaluate and interpret factual data and to prepare accurate and complete reports and other documents.


Self-Management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stays calm and maintains composure under stress or during a crisis, keeping disruptive emotions under control;
  • Adapts flexibly to changing situations, overcomes obstacles and recovers quickly from set-backs;
  • Tolerates conditions of stress, uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to maintain a positive outlook and to work productively;
  • Is realistic about own limits using support mechanisms as needed and maintaining an appropriate work-life balance;
  • Senses the emotions of others, understanding their perspective, taking an active interest in their concerns;
  • Fosters a positive outlook and maintains focus during period of stress and heavy work load, inspiring and guiding others towards goal achievement;
  • Creates a climate of enthusiasm and flexibility, where people feel encouraged to give their best;
  • Stands up to group pressure, not giving in out of a desire to please or to avoid confrontation and conflict.



Bachelorโ€™s degree or equivalent development related disciplines, public or business administration, economics or other social sciences


  • At least 3 years of project/programme support experience
  • Experience in supporting multi-stakeholder project;
  • Experience in administering budgets, train and work effectively with counterparts and staff at all levels and with all groups involved in the project;
  • Experience in event organizing, administratering and coordinating resource mobilization and coordination;
  • Experience in procurement processes is an advantage.
  • Previous experience with UNDP and/or an international organization is an advantage.


Fluency in written and spoken Azerbaijani and English is required



  • Excellent computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package;

Contract Duration: 6 months with the possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance

This vacancy is archived.

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