Job Description


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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Office/Unit/Project Description

Being LGBTI in the Caribbean (BLIC) is a regional programme that aims to enhance knowledge, partnerships, and capacities of LGBTI communities, civil society, and States to reduce human rights violations and negative attitudes towards LGBTI people inthe Caribbean. To achieve its goals, it is crucial that the project responds to the experiences and needs of the LGBTI community in the Caribbean.

Building on the work and results achieved under the current USAID supported BLIC project (2017-2023), this activity will focus on the economicempowerment of transgender and gender diversepersons through inclusive public policies and model interventions. The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • To support the governments of Barbados, DominicanRepublic, Guyana, and Jamaica in the revision of policies for the social, economic, and labor inclusion of transgender and gender diverse persons.
  • To strengthen the capacities of civil society groups and community organizations of transgender persons to advocate for the revision of policies for the economic and labor inclusion of transgender and gender diverse persons.
  • To promote the individual economic and labor inclusion of transgender women in Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Jamaica.
  • The expected outputs include:

  • All four countries in the projecthave developed and are implementing a roadmap for the recognition of gender identity of transgender and gender diverse persons.
  • All four countries in the project have developed an assessment of the existing policies for economic and labor inclusionof marginalized populations in the public and privatesectors, including a strategy to make them sensitive to the needs of transgender and gender diverse persons.
  • Civil society and community organizations advocate for the implementationof the roadmap and the proposal to make policies sensitive to the needs of transgender and gender diverse persons.
  • Promote policy change in the public and private sectors, opening access to socio-economic inclusion of transgender women and gender diverse persons.
  • Provide direct technical assistance to transgender women and gender diverse persons to help them leverage and develop the skills and credentials to fully access the workforce.
  • Under the overall guidance of the National Project Coordinator ensures effective and efficient implementation Being LGBTI in the Caribbean Project in Barbados.

    Scope of Work

    Policy Advice and Programme Support Delivery with the following key responsibilities:

    • Develop institutional relationships with networks, civil society organisations and programmes, with a focus on institutions implementing social protection services and socioeconomic inclusion of vulnerable groups.
    • Provide researchsupport for the delivery of technical policyadvice and programme support that responds to country officeneeds, to inform the development of more inclusivepublic policies and practices.
    • Provide technical support to the CSO implementing partner.
    • Monitor all implementing partners and LGBTI and Human Rights civil society organizations awarded low-value grant agreements.
    • Provide technical support and overall monitoring and coordination of all project activities: social protection and poverty alleviation, Transformed: Services for transgender and gender diverse persons, development of local capacities for socioeconomic inclusion of transgender women, workplace anti-discrimination policies, and inclusive private sector policies.

    Partnership-building, Communications and Knowledge Management with the following key responsibilities:

    • Maintain effective partnership and working relationships with initiative partners,and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Support communications on key results
    • Contribute to the development of knowledge products,tools and trainings.
    • Contribute to Community of Practice initiatives.
    • Support in exchange of knowledge by collaborating with policy teams in Regional Hubs to research, develop and share knowledge-based tools and guidance to help influence/advance policy dialogue on key populations and human rights.

    Programme Management Support with the following key responsibilities:

    • Support development and formulation of budgets and work plans and technicalassistance mapping.
    • Regularly liaise with implementing partnerto ensure projectactivities are on track and milestones are met.
    • Initiate and processlow value grantsfor LGBTI and human rights civil societyorganizations in line with UNDP rules and policies.
    • Prepare various writtenoutputs, as may be required(e.g., case studies,draft background papers, concept notes, briefing notes and talking points).

    Results Reporting, and Monitoring and Evaluation with the following key responsibilities:

    • Support results reporting(e.g., progress reports,donor reports, annualreports, etc.).
    • Support specific programmeevaluations and/or reviews,including preparation of terms of reference, participation in consultant selection and technical feedback on evaluations.
    • Coordinate and follow-up on the implementation of evaluation recommendations, ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by initiative partners.

    The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation.

    Institutional Arrangement

    The National Project Coordinator will work under the direct guidance of the HIV and Health Regional Team Leader with the direct supervision of the Cluster Manager (Poverty, Governance, and Monitoring and Evaluation).


    Core Competencies LEVEL 1

    • Achieve Results: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
    • Think Innovatively: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
    • Learn Continuously: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
    • Adapt with Agility: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
    • Act with Determination: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
    • Engage and Partner: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
    • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimi

    Cross-Functional & Technical competencies Thematic Area Name Definition Business Management Monitoring Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned andactual activities andprogramme performance and results Partnership management

    Engagement and Funding
    Knowledge and ability to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, and remove any obstacles to resource mobilization and multi-stakeholder funding platforms Partnership management Relationship Management Ability to engagewith a widerange of publicand private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding 2030 Agenda:Peace Governance LGBTIQ rights Business Management Results Based Management Ability to manage programmes and projects witha focus at improved performance and demonstrable results Business Management Project Management Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and controlresources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals Business Direction & Strategy System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

    Minimum Qualifications of the Successful NPSA

    Min. Education requirements

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Humanities or related field is required.
    • A first university degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in Social Sciences, Humanities, or related field in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.

    Min. years of relevant Work experience

    • Up to 2 years (with master’s degree) or minimum 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in project management support and policy advisory support.

    Required skills

    • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web-based management systems, and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

    Desired additional skills and competencies

    • At least two years’ experience working on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, human rights or law policy and programming.
    • At least 1 year of work experience in the Caribbean region is an asset.
    • Previous experience within the UN common system or International/regional Development Organizations is desirable.
    • Effective interpersonal and negotiation skills proven through successful interaction with various stakeholders is desirable.
    • Strong written communication skills including documenting and disseminating project results is an asset.
    • Experience in developing or facilitating training is an asset.

    Required Language(s) (at working level)

    • Fluency in English (both written and oral).
    • Knowledge of other official UN languages desirable.

    Travel: Domestic travel may be required.

    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.


    Important applicant information

    All posts in the NPSA categories are subject to local recruitment. Candidates selected pursuant to this vacancy may be subject to UNDP’s policy on Probation upon assignment.

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    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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